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Texas court guards against guardian ad litem fees

USA - September 25 2012 When a settlement is reached in personal injury cases involving claims brought on behalf of a minor or incapacitated plaintiff, courts normally appoint a guardian ad litem to review the terms of the settlement and ensure it is fair and in the best interests of the claimant.

Equine Activity Limitation of Liability Act given broad reading in Texas

USA - July 18 2012 A recent opinion from an intermediate Texas appellate court gives a broad reading to the Texas Equine Activity Limitation of Liability Act.

Another hurdle for expert testimony in Texas

USA - February 16 2012 The Texas Supreme Court handed Merck another victory last year regarding Vioxx, and in the process created another hurdle to overcome for expert testimony to be admissible at trial.

Tort reform continues in Texas

USA - September 26 2011 After two relatively quiet legislative sessions in 2007 and 2009, the Texas Legislature reentered the TortReform arena in 2011 with a highly-publicized form of “loser pays” legislation designed to shift the cost of civil litigation to parties who refuse reasonable settlement offers.