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The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2017

Ask most Republicans to identify Donald Trump’s biggest triumph to date, and the answer comes quick: Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. That’s the cramped view.

Legal Newsline, October 13, 2017

A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook over allegations it sent text messages without his consent.

The Texas Tribune, October 4, 2017

An East Texas county is suing a slew of prescription painkiller manufacturers and distributers in federal court, accusing them of fueling an opioid addiction epidemic that has gripped communities across the nation — in part by allegedly inflating the drugs' benefits in treating chronic pain and downplaying the addiction risks.

Law.com, October 6, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court will decide whether, in a products liability case, the Texas discovery rule requires a plaintiff to have some knowledge of possible wrongdoing by the manufacturer before the plaintiff’s claims can accrue.

Bloomberg Businessweek, October 5, 2017

Mike Moore made cigarette companies pay for the high cost of treating smokers. Here he comes again.

Litigation Finance Journal, October 5, 2017

In May 2016, Joshua Brown was driving – or more accurately, “operating” – a Tesla Model S, when his vehicle struck a Semi and Brown was killed. Brown wasn’t technically “driving” because his Tesla was set to autonomous mode, meaning the vehicle was driving itself.

Brown’s death and his family’s impending lawsuit bring up a host of questions surrounding blame in accidents caused by self-driving cars. Who gets sued in these scenarios? The manufacturer? The tire company? The software maker? The drivers who touched “Agree” on their startup screens?

Southeast Texas Record, October 2, 2017

The first week of October marks Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, which is recognized by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and grassroots groups across the country that support legal reform.

The annual event serves to educate citizens about the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse and reminds Texans that preventing lawsuit abuse “starts with you,” a press release states.

Dallas Business Journal, October 2, 2017

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump nominated James Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit.

A day later, the federal appellate court handed the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner what is likely the biggest courtroom victory of Ho’s career by reversing and rendering a $663.3 million judgment against Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN).

Texas Monthly, September 1, 2017

The shale boom and the end of a decades-old export ban have put the Port of Corpus Christi on the global map. Finally.

Rio Grande Guardian, September 19, 2017

A major component in the Port of Brownville’s efforts to expand and become globally competitive with a prominent deep-water seaport begins with deepening the shipping channel from 42 feet to 52 feet, which would bring bigger cargo ships and more business.

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