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Reuters, October 22, 2014

(Reuters) - For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars.

Washington Examiner, October 22, 2014

If you follow the money in the 2014 election — if you look past the audacious nine figures of liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, and past the well-heeled tentacles of the Kochtopus, and past Karl Rove and Harry Reid — you will find a little-noted major player in the battle to control the U.S. Senate: trial lawyers.

Houston Chronicle, October 17, 2014

A recent television ad by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has been widely condemned for basing its attack on the fact that her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, suffered a serious accident 30 years ago and must use a wheelchair. The ad relies on many distortions, especially the claim that Abbott supports legal reforms that block others from recovering damages in cases similar to his own.

SE Texas Record, October 16, 2014

Texas’ most well-known asbestos law firms are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and judicial races this election cycle.

US Chamber of Commerce, October 13, 2014

The United States has the world’s costliest legal system. What’s driving up the costs? Excessive litigation and abusive legal practices—and they are taking a heavy toll on our economy, businesses, and workers. Some recent examples are so ridiculous that it’s hard to believe they’re true. But you can’t make this stuff up.

Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A woman, her husband and her brother have been convicted in a family-run scheme to defraud a fund established to help victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill of more than $3 million.

National Law Journal, October 15, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers leading the fight against General Motors Co. over its ignition-switch recalls have filed two consolidated class actions on behalf of 30 million consumers across the country.

Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2014

Small-business are facing a sharp increase in disabled-access lawsuits in the wake of a federal appeals-court ruling that allowed so-called disabled “testers” — private individuals who aren’t patrons but visit businesses to check for violations — to take the owners to court.

Washington Examiner, October 14, 2014

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – They aren’t the Koch brothers, yet, but Houston trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn have certainly impacted the political scene in recent years, donating more than $21 million of their wealth to Texas candidates and committees.

SE Texas Record, October 9, 2014

You don’t have to travel to Vegas or across the Texas state line to witness high stakes gambling.