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New Year, New Rules: Changes to the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in 2023

As the new year is officially underway and resolutions are in full swing, it is important to note the recent changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safe...
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Cross-Roads of Tech and Litigation: Cell Phone Discovery

Cell-phone data discovery requests have become common place in recent years. In December 2022, the Texas Supreme Court provided key principles th...
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When the Exception Overrides the Rule: Uncertainty After the United States Supreme Court Denied Certiorari in Miller v. C.H. Robinson

Under the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (“FAAAA”), a State is preempted from enacting or enforcing a law or regulation related to ...
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The Stowers Doctrine: What is it, and How Does it Protect Me?

You have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, and the other driver has filed a lawsuit against you. Your insurer has informed you that it has re...
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What’s on T.A.P? The Biden / Harris Trucking Action Plan

Because trucking is a part of what, we do have long recognized the impact the trucking industry has on our everyday lives. We care immensely about and...
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Pleading Gross Negligence in Civil Lawsuits

Everyone knows that accidents happen: spilled milk, burnt cookies too long in the oven, wet floor at thetop of a staircase, hairdryer fallen into the ...
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Major change in Texas’ duty-to-defend rule

The Supreme Court of Texas announced a major exception to its decades-old complaint allegation (a/k/a “8 corners”) rule on February 11. Monroe Guarant...
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H.B. 19 and Me - Civil Actions Relating to Commercial Motor Vehicle Owners and Operators

On September 1, 2021, H.B. 19 came into effect in Texas, and was codified as Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 72.051 to 72.055. This law applies to ...
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Nuclear Verdicts

The subject of Nuclear Verdicts triggers intense emotional reactions from claims professionals.While there may be some dispute as to what constitutes ...
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A Former DA’s Take on Civil Litigation

  Often there is an overlap in civil and criminal litigation. However, few civil lawyers havecriminal law experience and vice versa. It is critic...
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Is It Time to Return to 100% In-Person Court Proceedings and Jury Trials?

Wade Quinn, Esq.   Over the past 18+ months, we have all become familiar with remote court proceedings. Hearings have been almost exclusively con...
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