Report: DFW sees most law firm expansion in 2018 as legal services grows

Dallas-Fort Worth continues to be an established market for the legal services industry, with the Metroplex seeing the most law firm expansion activity in the country in the last year, according to CBRE’s 2019 North American Legal Sector Trends Report. Fueling this expansion is the growth that DFW has experienced in legal services employment (including… Continue reading Report: DFW sees most law firm expansion in 2018 as legal services grows

Texas Supreme Court hears arguments on Billy Bob’s case at A&M Law School

Attorneys for the embattled owners of Billy Bob’s Texas squared off before the Texas Supreme Court on Oct. 10, arguing over whether a law firm should be disqualified from further involvement in the case. The nine justices of Texas’ highest court made its second known appearance in Fort Worth to hear oral arguments in the… Continue reading Texas Supreme Court hears arguments on Billy Bob’s case at A&M Law School

How judicial conflicts of interest are denying poor Texans their right to an effective lawyer

Marvin Wilford and his wife, Christine, have been married since 2006. Trevor Paulhus for The Texas Tribune

For decades, Texans who can’t afford a lawyer have gotten caught in a criminal justice system that’s crippled by inadequate funding and overloaded attorneys. A growing body of caseload data — and a recent lawsuit — point to an even more fundamental hazard: the unchecked power of Texas judges.

Stevens praised as ‘brilliant man’ at Supreme Court ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a “brilliant man” with a “deep devotion to the rule of law” during a ceremony Monday at the court where he served for nearly 35 years. The 99-year-old Stevens died last week after suffering a stroke. Justice Elena Kagan, who replaced Stevens… Continue reading Stevens praised as ‘brilliant man’ at Supreme Court ceremony

Panther Island developer runs into setback; in process of dismantling garage

The most visible sign of private development on Panther Island has encountered a serious setback and is being demolished. Dallas-based developer Encore Enterprises Inc. is the midst of razing a parking garage for a 300-unit multi-family development it plans to build on Panther Island, the developer said. Encore Panther Island was highly ballyhooed when it… Continue reading Panther Island developer runs into setback; in process of dismantling garage

Texas is going to court to end Obamacare. It hasn’t produced a plan to replace it.

July 8, 2019 Last year, after a federal judge in Texas declared the entirety of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, throwing into question millions of Americans’ health coverage, the state’s Republican leaders promised they would come up with a plan to replace it. But on Tuesday, after a legislative session that seemed to have no… Continue reading Texas is going to court to end Obamacare. It hasn’t produced a plan to replace it.