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  • Why the 7th Amendment Still Matters

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    The New York Times three-part series on forced arbitration, published last week, has sparked a debate in the media on the importance of trials by jury.

  • Keeping Safe This Halloween

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    As you tie on Superman’s cape or put the finishing touches on Frankenstein’s face paint this weekend, keep these five safety tips in mind:

  • SCOTX Justice Let Off the Hook

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    In 2008, the Texas Ethics Commission found that Justice Nathan Hecht violated state ethics laws.

    Today, Hecht was let off the hook.

  • Safety by the Numbers: Inaccurate School Bus Crash Data

    Sunday, October 25, 2015

    After a Houston ISD bus crash killed two students last month, reporters and officials looked to past accident data for comparison. But, after reviewing the data compiled by the Texas Education Agency one thing was clear: the numbers just didn’t add up.

  • 5 Things to Know When Filing a Wildfire Insurance Claim

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Firefighters continue to bravely battle the Hidden Pines wildfire in Bastrop County with 80% of the fire contained. The fire has already damaged or destroyed dozens of residential and commercial properties. As families and businesses begin the process of rebuilding, here are some tips for property owners when dealing with their insurance company.

    Demand that your insurer hold up its end of the deal.

  • Patrick Directs Senators to Study Insurance Claims Abuse

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has directed the Business & Commerce Committee to study insurance claims handling practices and the impact on Texas consumers and the Texas insurance market.

    Following is a statement from Alex Winslow, executive director of the policyholder advocacy organization Texas Watch: