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Texas Civil Trial Blog

Livestock Haulers ELD Exemption: A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem

Livestock haulers face unique challenges and problems when delivering their cargo across the country. Livestock require water and feed and cannot be left in trailers indefinitely. Requiring drivers to stop for extended periods of time under the strict Hours of Service (HOS) regulations can lead to injury and loss of animals. Why is this important? Well, whether you're talking a T-Bone medium-rare for supper, bacon and eggs for breakfast, or that grilled chicken salad for lunch-whether livestock can be transported safely and efficiently across the country is important issue to you-at least three times a day-whether you think about it or not.

Avoid the Headache of a DWI this Holiday Season

bad_santa_121613_820px.jpgThe holidays are a time for friends & family to come together and celebrate. Whether it's the office party or dinner at grandma's, getting together often means drinking.

It's no surprise that more traffic accidents and alcohol-related highway deaths occur during these periods than other time during the year.

Confessions of a Mediator

mediation1.jpgHaving mediated close to 1,000 cases in over 15 years, I have noticed that the lawyers who get the best settlements (either on the Plaintiff or Defendant side), have three things in common. First, they submit to me Mediation Position Statement Papers that put their best foot forward. Second, in addition to telling me, they show me. Finally, they ask me questions.

Express Warranty Liability

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Can a home improvement store be held liable for representations made about their installation contractors? Big box home improvement retailers don't actually perform the work themselves, but they still may face liability for the work of the contractors they suggest under an express warranty theory. If representations are made about these contractors, such as "world's best" and "handpicked," a home improvement retailer might have liability exposure.

Coming to a Texas Court Near You: Service Via Social Media

As technology develops and changes, so too does the practice of law. Although the law changes and adapts more slowly than many other industries, Texas litigants may soon be able to harness technology-specifically social media-as a vehicle of service. Although Texas Courts have not yet addressed this issue of service of process via social media, several courts from New York have already approved service of citation through Facebook in specific instances. These examples may give us an idea of how Texas courts will handle this issue. 

Issues Related to the Operation of Electric Scooters

Recently, several businesses throughout the North Texas area have begun ride-sharing operations in which individuals may rent electric scooters for personal travel and recreation. The popularity of these programs gives rise to several legal issues in the personal injury and litigation context.

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