New Hidalgo County Study Raises Questions About Influx of Lawsuits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         Contact: John Horton August 18, 2014                                                       Phone: 512-476-8626 McALLEN, Texas- Rio Grande Valley Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (RGVCALA) today unveiled a new study highlighting a “rush to the courthouse in Hidalgo County” and raising the possibility that the sudden upsurge in lawsuits reflects widespread practices of lawsuit abuse that may be going unnoticed. […]

No shows

Via Lubbock-Avalanche Journal Many are called, but only about one in three Lubbock County citizens actually show up for jury duty. According to data provided by the Lubbock County District Court, 32 percent of eligible jurors summoned last year appeared in court while 68 percent were no-shows. The number who fail to appear in Lubbock […]

Beaumont attorneys show financial support for local judge up for re-election

Via the Washington Examiner BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Beaumont plaintiffs attorneys are donating thousands of dollars to the re-election campaign of one the local judges who routinely presides over their civil lawsuits. From Jan. 1 to June 30, Judge Donald Floyd, a Democrat, collected nearly $13,000 for his re-election bid to the 172nd District […]

Law professor: U.S. SC rulings could reduce abusive claims filed by patent trolls

The Southeast Texas Record By Jessica M. Karmasek WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that overhaul the rules governing court-awarded attorneys’ fees in patent cases will have “significant” implications for so-called patent trolls, one law professor says. In April, the nation’s high court released opinions in Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON […]

Jury duty is something we must not shirk

Via The Eagle By EDDIE LUCIO Jr. Special to The Eagle Texans love a tall tale, and when it comes to jury service there’s usually no shortage of stories and excuses for why people cannot serve. Yet, it’s the right to a trial by a jury of our peers that is one of the most […]