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DMN: Flower Mound man faces billions in fines for storing wood

By Kevin Krause @KevinRKrause kkrause@dallasnews.com Staff Writer Published: 24 June 2016 08:00 AM Updated: 24 June 2016 01:03 PM Flower Mound resident Kirk Grady owned some Hunt County property with a woodpile for about three years before he sold it in 2002. Hunt County now wants to collect as much as $2 billion from him in fines for improper waste disposal, he says. Hunt...
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Justice Don Willett

SCOTX Decision Strengthens Workers’ Comp System

In a case with critical consequences for the hard-fought improvements to the workers’ compensation system since 1989, the Texas Supreme Court today ruled that a court-approved settlement between an employee and the employer’s workers’ compensation carrier must comply with the specific statutory formulas for calculating supplemental income benefits (SIBs)....
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Whistleblower

Texas Lawyer: Commentary: The US Supreme Court’s New Whistleblower Decision Is Huge

Steve Kardell, a partner at Dallas’ Clouse Dunn, represents corporate executives in internal investigations and litigates whistleblower cases. June 22, 2016 In the whistleblower world, there is a pecking order of “haves” and “have nots. In one camp are the paid whistleblowers. In the other are the unpaid whistleblowers. In the paid whistleblower ranks,...
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Phil Grant - 9th Judicial District Appointment | Texas

Governor Abbott Appoints Grant To 9th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Phil Grant is first assistant district attorney for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and is the supervisor for the Public Integrity Unit and Major Crimes and Police...
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Justice Eva Guzman

SCOTX: Comp Exclusive Remedy Extends to Subcontractors Under CIPs

In an important decision for Texas employers and general contractors who use consolidated insurance programs (“CIPs”) for construction projects, the Texas Supreme Court today ruled that subcontractors covered by CIPs are “deemed employees” for purposes of the exclusive-remedy defense under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. TCJL filed an amicus...
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A lawsuit target charges that tort bar collusion with prosecutors is illegal. Updated June 17, 2016 9:55 a.m. ET A seedy side of American law is the widespread collusion between the plaintiffs bar and government prosecutors, who trade contingency-fee lawsuits for...

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