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City and County Contracts and Lawsuits: Monday’s Show (June 29, 2015)

Posted on · Negotiation and litigation are a part of life for city and county authorities here in Greater Houston. Unionized employees seek better pay and conditions; city and county residents seek court intervention when they believe government entities are acting improperly. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with — and about — some of the […]

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How Do Medical Lawsuits Impact Healthcare Policy?

Posted on · Recently, a jury awarded $15 million in compensatory damages and another $23 million in punitive damages in a civil suit filed by a Minnesota girl suffering from birth defects the jury found were caused by an anti-epileptic drug called Depakote, which the girl’s mother took while pregnant. The Houston-based law firm Williams Kherkher represented 12-year-old Maddison […]

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Could Astros and Rockets Games Finally Be on Your Cable Provider Soon?

Posted on · There’s potentially a resolution at hand of a court case involving a proposal to sell the Houston Regional Sports Network. That’s the parent company of the long-lamented Astros-Rockets-Comcast partnership better known as CSN Houston, the channel 60 percent of Houstonians can’t see on providers who aren’t named Comcast. If approved by U.S. bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur, […]

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Supreme Court Blocks Texas From Enforcing Parts Of Abortion Law

Posted on · The back and forth legal wrangling over Texas’ controversial 2013 abortion law continued Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the state from enforcing a key provision of the law, which had effectively closed all but a handful of health clinics in Texas providing abortions. The Justices granted a request to suspend a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit […]

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Lawsuit Seeks to Block Further Implementation of Texas Abortion Law

Posted on · A trial is set to begin today in an Austin federal court over a lawsuit that seeks to block further implementation of the abortion legislation that passed in a special session of the Texas Legislature last year. Part of the law took effect last November, which reduced the number of places in Texas that can […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Affirmative Action, Confederate License Plates & Gov. Perry’s Boots: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an appeals court ruling in favor of the University of Texas in an affirmative action lawsuit, to a ruling that favored a group wanting Texas to issue license plates that depict the Confederate flag, to Gov. Perry trading in his cowboy boots for more comfortable shoes: it’s The Good The Bad and The Ugly of […]