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  March 19, 2013

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Overcoming the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act Privilege in Medical and Hospital Negligence Cases


Jury Selection


The Neuroscience of Storytelling: From Words to Brain


Rules in Nursing Home Cases




Road Rules Houston - A CRASH Course (Car Wrecks CLE), March 28, 2013

TTLA's exceptional Car Wrecks program comes back to Houston! With our stellar line-up of speakers and relevant, real-world topics, this program is a must for anyone trying auto accident cases. Topics for this program include UM/UIM, subrogation & liens, trucking, opening, and using technology in your practice. From Voir Dire to closing arguments, this 8-hour seminar offers tips, information and strategies to help you WIN YOUR CASES. Get the tools you need to compete in the courtroom! Price for the program is $300, and includes the happy hour. Click on the headline to register now, or contact Rhonda High with questions. Call (512) 476-3852 for more information.  


2013 TTLA Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Seminar, April 25-26

NOTE: Hotel room block ends on April 4th. Join WILLIAMS KHERKHER, CLARK, LOVE & HUTSON, G.P. and FIBICH, HAMPTON, LEEBRON, BRIGGS & JOSEPHSON, L.L.P. in Houston on April 25-26, 2013 for a ground-breaking new seminar. For the first time ever, these three law firms will join forces with TTLA to present a seminar dedicated solely to the fast-paced, ever-changing world of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation. This uniquely-structured seminar will feature updates on the hottest torts, panel discussions by leading mass tort attorneys, and speeches by TTLA legends Michael Gallagher, Tommy Fibich, John Eddie Williams and Ernest Cannon. The program is full of resources and networking opportunities for everyone, so join us for the newest TTLA seminar devoted to the trials and challenges of the mass tort lawyer. Click on the headline to learn more.  





Citigroup Pays $730 Million in Shareholder Lawsuit

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Citigroup Inc. has agreed to pay $730 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit that accused the company of misleading investors during the financial crisis. According to the suit, Citigroup "misled purchasers of 48 issues of its corporate bonds" and presented the company to be in a much stronger position that it actually was.
Zeke Faux & Patricia Hurtado , Bloomberg 03/18/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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WV County Settles Police Shooting Lawsuit

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A West Virginia man will receive $200,000 from Morgan County to settle a lawsuit he filed after being shot by a sheriff's deputy in 2010. The lawsuit claimed the deputy fired two shots through the man's front door while responding to a domestic disturbance call, hitting him in the hip.
Wire Report, San Francisco Chronicle 03/19/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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School Settles Suit with Expelled Girls

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Three Indiana girls who were expelled from school after posting about killing classmates on Facebook have reached a settlement with the district allowing them to return to school. School officials claimed the Facebook posts made by the girls were threatening, but the ACLU called the posts "jokes that were made off campus." The specific terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Wire Report, The Washington Post 03/19/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Corrosion Issue Prompts Ford Minivan Recall

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Ford Motors has recalled more than 196,000 Freestar and Monterey minivans due to a rust and corrosion problem. The company said the issue can prevent third-row seats in the minivans from locking safely in place. This is a regional recall on vehicles sold in 20 salt-belt states and Washington, D.C.
Christopher Jensen, The New York Times 03/06/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Suit: UT Track Coach Hit with 'Double Standard'

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Bev Kearney, the former woman's track coach at the University of Texas, has filed a gender and race discrimination complaint against the university, accusing the school of using a double standard in her forced resignation. Kearney resigned in January after revealing she had an intimate relationship with an athlete in 2002. The suit, however, contends that there are 10 or more additional coaches at the school currently or previously involved in "inappropriate relationships" with athletes that have not been punished, one of whom is football assistant coach Major Applewhite.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American Statesman 03/16/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Suit Filed Over Fraternity Pledge Death

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Theta Chi Fraternity over the death of a California State University, Fresno freshman in 2012 during pledge week. The suit, filed by the victim's parents, accuses fraternity members of hazing and providing alcohol to the student, who was only 18 years old. Three university students have been charged with hazing and providing alcohol to a minor.
Wire Report, San Jose Mercury News 03/19/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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