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The Texas Lawbook, October 16, 2017

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.

New York Post, October 5, 2017

A Manhattan woman who bought a 3.5-ounce package of Junior Mints felt cheated after claiming to find the candy filled just 57 percent of the box.

But instead of just getting mad, Biola Daniel is trying to get even.

Texas Lawyer, October 16, 2017

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.

The Houston Chronicle, October 16, 2017

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.

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?

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