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Opioid lawyers pumped $110K into LaHood’s campaign after Bexar County DA hired them

SE Texas Record

SAN ANTONIO – Although he lost in the Democratic Primary last month, Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood had his campaign bolstered with $110,000 in contributions from lawyers he hired to represent the county in an opioid lawsuit.

Records show all-out, unsolicited attorney scramble to sign up Texas counties for opioid litigation

SE Texas Record

BEAUMONT – A new lawyer feeding frenzy has swept through Texas – a rush to push counties onboard the opioid litigation train before the state can pull into the station.

Paxton indicted on security fraud charges, Democratic PAC calls Texas AG ‘greedy’

Austin - Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of security fraud – a development that has one Democratic PAC calling the Republican greedy.

Houston MDL dismisses 30,000 asbestosis cases statewide

Tens of thousands asbestos cases are coming off the books in the state of Texas, dismissed for lack of medical proof.

Eastern District of Texas No. 1 home for patent suits, report finds

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - So-called “patent trolls” helped make the Eastern District of Texas the top spot for patent litigation in 2014, a recent report found.

BP can’t tap $750M from Transocean insurance policies, Texas SC rules

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - ,On Friday The Texas Supreme Court blocked BP from collecting $750 million from Transocean insurance policies.

PAC funded by trial lawyers accused of multiple violations

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A legal watchdog group suspects a PAC funded mostly by trial lawyers has committed multiple violations.

RNC setting sights on Hispanic voters

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Republican National Committee has established its latest Hispanic Advisory Council, targeting Hispanic voters in Pennsylvania.

California Assembly proposes ‘nightmare’ gun control bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two California Assembly Democrats have proposed a gun control bill Friday allowing anyone to target gun owners for firearm confiscation warrants.

Conservative icons Hannity, Beck and Paul to appear in Atlas Shrugged 3

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A trio of famous conservative icons will appear in the upcoming film “Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?”

‘Big Time’ takes jab at Hobby Lobby Ruling

DELRAY, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A former heavyweight champ and Congressional hopeful is calling the recent Hobby Lobby decision a “blow to women’s health.”

WSJ article calls Cali SC last check against Democratic power

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Perhaps the only thing keeping the Democratic supermajority in check in California is the state’s Supreme Court, suggests a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.

Spending in N.C. Supreme Court election soars past $1M

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – With less than one month remaining before Election Day, candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court have booked more than $1 million worth of TV airtime for campaign ads in the four contested races.

Report suggests ads accusing judges of being soft on crime influence decisions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Campaign attack ads accusing judicial figures of being soft on crime influence their decisions, according to new research sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

Consent decree issued in federal suit against W.Va. over absentee ballots

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Monday, a day before Election Day, a federal judge issued a consent decree allowing resubmitted absentee ballots to be counted in the race for House District 35.

Trial lawyers lost shot to stack Fla. Supreme Court with Crist's loss, Chamber prez says


Law firms pumped millions into 2014 congressional races

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Law firms were heavily invested in congressional races in 2014, spending millions of dollars this election cycle.

Tort reform group praises Calif. voters for rejecting ballot measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California tort reform group recently praised voters for “stepping up” and shutting down two ballot propositions that may have increased litigation filed in the state.

Nevada AG: Laxalt extends family legacy, beats Miller

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – In a race the featured two of the best-known surnames in Nevada politics, a Republican will inherit the attorney general title.

Prop 46: Calif. voters say no to increased med-mal cap

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Californians have voted not to inflate the cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.