WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), who is sponsoring the ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice today on behalf of the bill he says will help stop plaintiffs’ lawyers from “trying to enrich themselves on the backs of the disabled.”
HOUSTON - When Enron filed for bankruptcy, the troubled energy firm, like many major Texas companies before and after, opted for an east coast venue, rather than litigate in a Houston federal courtroom only a few blocks away.
DALLAS - A piece of barratry litigation out of Dallas County alleges Texas hail lawyers, public adjusters and roofers are currently involved in an “elaborate web of fraud” to “line their pockets” by taking advantage of storm victims.
We’ve told you about Boston plaintiff attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan’s legal raids on companies in the sharing economy. If you need some entertainment to ease your political depression, behold the hyena pack now fighting Ms. Liss-Riordan over her spoils.
Plaintiff lawyers John Cracken from Dallas and Bob Hilliard from Corpus Christi have asked a Houston state court to stay a civil lawsuit filed against them. The lawsuit is based on allegations that Cracken and Hilliard helped falsify clients.