Amid Republican disagreements over health and tax reform, 50 GOP Senators united Tuesday to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule. This is a victory for the economy and Mitch McConnell’s leadership.
A non-Texas company may seek out and do business with Texas companies and pay Texas taxes but that isn't enough for that company to fall under the jurisdiction of Texas courts, according to a recent opinion from a state appeals court.
President Trump has plenty of cause to fire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. But if he wants more, he should consult a forthcoming Treasury report on how the bureau rigged a study in support of its arbitration rule benefiting Mr. Cordray’s trial lawyer pals.
The heir of Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt involved a bitter decade-long dispute with his son over control of a $1 billion trust wants the Texas Supreme Court to declare illegal his lawyers request to be paid $48,000 an hour for his legal services.
A Texas insurance company alleges Houston lawyer and a private insurance adjuster conspired to defraud it by filing claims on behalf of homeowners and then collecting insurance claim payments for their personal financial benefit.
Scores of lawyers, eager to get a piece of what could be the biggest payday since the multi-billion dollar Volkswagen emissions settlement, are rushing to sign up thousands of property owners whose homes were damaged by floodwaters released by the Army Corps of Engineers from two Houston-area reservoirs.