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Rove Comments Led to Firing, Lawyer Says

A Texas lawyer contends in a lawsuit that she was fired from the state secretary of state’s office in violation of her First Amendment rights for comments she made in…

Big TX Firms Pay Grads $160 K But Balk at Raises for All

Two more Texas firms have joined the move to raise starting pay for first-year associate attorneys to a top-of-the-market $160,000.

They are: Dallas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell, which has 282 lawyers,…

Man Who Killed Wife Failed Bar 4 Times

After Clifton Eames failed the Texas bar exam four times, he helped persuade the state supreme court to adopt a more flexible rule last year about how many times applicants…

Texas Denies EU Call to End Executions

On the eve of its planned execution of the 400th inmate to be put to death since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the ultimate penalty in 1976, Texas has rejected…

Malpractice Deal Revealed

Details of a confidential agreement to settle a legal malpractice case have been revealed in a lawsuit over disputed attorney fees in the case.

Dallas securities attorney Phillip W. Offill…

ID Theft Ring Focused on Forbes 400

An alleged identity theft gang has been charged with attempting to steal more than $12 million from super-wealthy individuals, at least some of whom reportedly were on the Forbes 400…

If Horses Win, Lions Lose: All-Beef Diet?

A possible federal ban on slaughtering horses for their meat isn’t supported by at least one group of animal-lovers: lion-keepers and other fans of big cats. It turns out that…

Dateline NBC Faces Lawsuits

Dateline NBC is facing lawsuits in connection with a program that exposed would-be predators who thought they were meeting underage kids for possible sexual encounters.

One suit has been filed…

Two Texas Firms Hike Associate Pay

Two more Texas law firms have announced they will pay new associates $160,000.

The latest firms to jump on the pay bandwagon are Haynes and Boone, and Baker Botts,

Do Public Schools Promote Christianity?

Teaching but not preaching is the goal. But Christian religious instruction reportedly is the reality in many public schools that teach courses that purportedly seek to inform students about the…

Canada to Review Polygamy Ban?

In a case that could have an effect on United States law enforcement, a prominent Canadian criminal attorney serving as a special prosecutor has recommended that his country reconsider its…

Mortgage Foreclosures Rise 58 Percent

Mortgage foreclosures nationwide were up by 58 percent during the first half of 2007, compared to the first half of 2006.

That translates to a total of 573,397 homes at…

More Suits Target Gangs

Cities are fighting gangs with lawsuits, raising the ire of critics who say minority youths are being singled out.

The latest cities to file suit include Fort Worth and San…

New Claim: Justice Hecht Fee Discount

A new ethics complaint has been made about Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht.

He allegedly was given a discount on the legal fees he paid in a successful defense…

Charity on Trial for Alleged Ties to Hamas

Opening statements are set to begin this week in the long-awaited and controversial trial of what once was the nation’s largest Islamic charity.

Since it was shut down six years…

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