A federal appeals court refused an Obama Administration request to lift an injunction in the immigration lawsuit brought by 26 state attorneys general. The immigration lawsuit is seeking to repeal President Barack Obama’s executive orders, which they maintain are unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to keep an […]

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When a couple finds that their marriage isn’t working out, they may consider divorce as an option. Texas divorce law can be complicated, especially if the couple must deal with custody arrangements for minor children from the marriage. While Texas divorce law is not as strict as some states, spouses should consult with an attorney […]

Parents of a South Carolina boy who had his penis surgically removed as an infant have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and the state’s child welfare agency. Mark and Pam Crawford filed the medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of their son, M.C. The boy was born with both male and female organs, […]

Heavy rains in the Houston and Austin areas are expected to bring record numbers of Texas flood insurance claims. The storms occurred over the Memorial Day holiday and dumped as much as 12 inches of rain to some parts of the state. Thousands of homes, businesses and vehicles were affected by the high waters. More […]

At least a dozen states have recently enacted stricter divorce laws, including longer separation periods and mandatory parenting classes for divorcing spouses. States ranging from Massachusetts to Oklahoma have enacted more stringent divorce laws, either for political expediency or in an effort to streamline the court systems. In some states, the tougher divorce laws force […]

Two patients recently won multi-million-dollar verdicts in their medical malpractice lawsuits. A Maine woman won $7.65 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a hospital technician failed to diagnose her cervical cancer. The verdict was one of the largest in the state’s history. A Florida woman won a $23 million verdict after poor treatment during […]

An Oklahoma jury has started deliberations in a Farmers Insurance lawsuit stemming from insurance claims after a 2013 tornado. The Farmers Insurance lawsuit alleges that the company failed to provide policy holders Gabriel and Claudia Becerra with adequate funds to rebuild their home after a tornado destroyed their home in May 2013. Since the couple […]

Over the weekend, I ran into this article: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/14/us/cnn-heroes-lee/index.html As anyone who knows me well can tell you, I hate food waste. And I do what I can to stop it–simple things, like, for example, when I go out to a Mexican restaurant in a group of four to six people, we order fajitas for […]

A federal judge stated that an immigration detention policy intended to deter illegal immigrants is “likely unlawful.” U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg wrote that the use of immigration detention facilities to influence other undocumented immigrants away from entering the country violated current immigration statutes. The decision stems from a lawsuit brought against the U.S. […]

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A law passed during the Reagan Administration allows spouses in a military divorce to receive half of their service member spouse’s pensions. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act of 1982 states that military pensions, which service members typically earn after twenty years in the military, are to be considered community property. These pensions, intended […]

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