Should a company selling a lawful product be held responsible for the actions of the public at large? Whether this lawsuit or those seeking to hold energy companies responsible for climate change, this is the primary issue in question with public nuisance lawsuits.
The Texas Supreme Court will decide whether a jury trial will be held in the eight-year, multimillion-dollar lawsuit between current and former Houston Astros owners. TLR has advocated for the Texas Legislature to create specialized business courts to quickly and expertly handle complex business litigation like this.
While laughable to reasonable consumers, our nation’s current lawsuit system has emboldened plaintiffs’ lawyers to file outrageous lawsuits, regardless of whether their clients have suffered real harm.
In June 2018, Jonathan Vera was arrested and charged with capital
murder for a home invasion. His bond was listed at $250,000, and he would remain in jail until Judge Natalia Cornelio of the 351st District Court lowered it to $50,000 in March 2021.
Marc Stephen Jamison was arrested in New Braunfels for allegedly trafficking a young girl he met online. Despite authorities’ continued search for other victims, the judge set a bond of $100,000—which Jamison posted. He is now free to commit further crimes.
Repeat violent offender Shandon Donaldson and an accomplice murdered a 23-year-old man in a nightclub while Donaldson was free from jail on six felony bonds. Despite violating his bond conditions, Harris County Judge Jason Luong lowered bond for the murder charge to $65,000.
Murder suspect Daniel Chacon—whose decade-plus criminal record includes multiple assault charges—has been accused of kidnapping and murdering Maira Gutierrez, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his baby.