TCJL Files Amicus in Firearm Litigation

Last week TCJL filed an amicus curiae brief in a case of first impression that could have far-reaching impact on retail sellers of firearms and ammunition in Texas. The case, In re Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, arose from the horrific shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas in November, 2017. Plaintiffs sued Academy, alleging, among other things, that it violated the federal Gun…

TCJL Files Amicus in Gross Negligence Case

TCJL has asked the Texas Supreme Court to accept review of a 5th District Court of Appeals (Dallas) decision that could have substantial adverse effects on Texas employers. The case, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Rogers, arose from the death of a longtime Goodyear…

ATRA cheers 5th Circuit reversal of record-setting FCA verdict

ATRA cheers 5th Circuit reversal of record-setting FCA verdict FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Urges High Court to Reassert Congressional Intent, Help Rein in Misuse and Abuse of ‘Lincoln’s Law’   WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2017 – The American Tort Reform Association is...

Federal circuit deals blow to Texas patent-trolls

Federal Circuit Deals Blow to Texas Patent-Trolls In a ruling issued earlier today, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals admonished Eastern District of Texas Federal Judge Rodney Gilstrap for abusing his discretion in refusing to transfer venue of a patent...

Mostyn Law loses appeal, justices shut down League City Ike suit

Source: SE Texas Record Author: David Yates, Feb 1, 2017 HOUSTON – On Jan. 31, the First Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling leaving the city of League City empty handed in its Hurricane Ike suit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.  In...

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...

SCOTX Rules in Key Premises Liability Case

Last month the Texas Supreme Court handed down a decision in Occidental Chemical Corporation v. Jason Jenkins (No. 13-0961), a premises liability case in which TCJL participated as an amicus curiae. The case involved two legal issues of significant importance to the...

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