Misleading Marketing and Pill Pushing Created an Addiction Epidemic That is Finally Facing Justice
August 26, 2019

On Monday afternoon, Oklahoma State Judge Thad Balkman ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to remedy the opioid epidemic created by the company. The State of Oklahoma filed this lawsuit against J&J among other pharmaceutical companies alleging J&J created a nuisance by aggressively marketing its highly addictive painkiller…Read More


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Equifax Data Breach Settlement
August 3, 2019

Equifax Data Breach Settlement Changes the Landscape of Possible Consumer Remedies In 2017 the credit bureau Equifax suffered a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of over 147 million customers. Finally on July 22, 2019 a federal court approved a settlement ordering Equifax to pay over $650 million…Read More


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Capital One Data Breach
August 1, 2019

Capital One Data Breach Adds to the Long List of Recent Attacks on Consumer’s Identity Information Capital One acknowledged that on July 19, 2019 a hacker compromised personal information of more than 100 million people – making this the largest theft of data from a bank. The hacker, Paige Thompson,…Read More


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The ACLU Takes a Stand Against ‘Being Jailed Because You Are Poor’ In Dallas County
February 27, 2018

On January 21st the American Civil Liberties Union along with other civil rights activists filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Dallas County for violations of citizens’ equal rights protection in the County’s money-bail practices. This widespread problem and its far-reaching consequences have long been overlooked by legislators and the public….Read More


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No Shirt, No Refusal, No Problem
March 24, 2017

Texas law enforcement agencies have greatly increased and touted their “No Refusal Weekends” through TV commercials and highway marquees as a means to give drivers accused of DWI no choice but to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test. This name is not only misleading, but the message communicated by…Read More


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A Driver’s License, Alcohol, and You
March 24, 2017

Most Texans know that being pulled over for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can lead to serious consequences related to your driver’s license. Those same Texans, however, do not realize that many myths exist about what these consequences actually are. There are multiple types of suspensions and there are a variety…Read More


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Snapchat me that . . . or don’t: how the law handles Sending Nudes
March 24, 2017

We have all seen and heard about how an innocent reply to a request to “Send Nudes” turns into humiliation when those pictures end up blasted out on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media platforms by a spurned ex. Revenge Porn causes embarrassment in the public eye, but many do…Read More


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