Judge: Rep. Reynolds can’t practice law while appealing barratry conviction

Via the Houston Chronicle State Rep. Ron Reynolds will not be able to practice law while appealing his conviction for illegally soliciting clients, a Montgomery County judge ruled Tuesday. County Court-at-Law Judge Mary Ann Turner also set Reynolds’ bond at $25,000. The Missouri City Democrat had not been released from the county jail as of […]

The Virtues of Arbitration

Via the New York Times To the Editor: Your three-part series on arbitration, beginning with “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice” (front page, Nov. 1), is a one-sided view of arbitration and class-action lawsuits that parrots the plaintiffs’ lawyers’ talking points. Does anyone in the year 2015 still honestly think that class-action lawsuits do […]

Houston litigation mill making national headlines

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A Houston law firm’s questionable practices are now making national headlines, as Forbes recently reported. The curtain has been pulled back on an unscrupulous practice among tort mills and warehouses in this Houston case involving AkinMears. The buying and selling of civil lawsuits exposes the inner workings and ugly underbelly of a lawsuit machine driven […]

Texas Congressman says asbestos reform needed to protect veterans, first responders

Via SE Texas Record A U.S. Congressman from Texas says reform is needed to stop trial lawyers from draining billions of dollars from asbestos trust funds – money set aside for veterans, firefighters, industrial workers and other Americans suffering from an asbestos-related illness. In effort to combat asbestos double dipping, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, introduced […]