Monday, October 7, 2013
In civil litigation in state courts in Texas, evidence of other similar incidents generally is admissible if three things are true: The OSIs occurred under "reasonably similar," though not necessarily identical, conditions to the incident at issue; the evidence does not create undue prejudice, confusion or delay; and the evidence is relevant.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Texas lawyers representing thousands of plaintiffs in Dallas federal court in what's known as the Pinnacle System hip-replacement cases expect pre-trial battles to heat up at a scheduled Sept. 10 conference before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Strict products liability is limited for component-part manufacturers when the component part is integrated into the final product before distribution.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Talk about putting out fires. In the 11th District Court in Houston, John Engvall Jr. successfully defended a candle maker and a candle seller against a deceptive trade practice suit filed by a pet store. The store filed its suit after an odor-removing candle, made and sold by Engvall's clients, went up in flames and damaged the retailer's property. The pet store's 24-hour security cameras captured the conflagration.
Monday, July 11, 2011
"Two New Justices," "Too Much Pressure?" "Settlement Interpretation," "New Dallas DA First Assistant" and "Communicable Disease Coverage?"
Monday, June 27, 2011
Not everyone heads to the Texas Supreme Court two times on the same case and wins both times. But an Austin lawyer can now add that accomplishment to his score sheet. While the Supreme Court held in its June 17 decision that federal law does not pre-empt the manufacturing defect claim, it also ruled that the evidence was legally insufficient to support a finding that a manufacturing defect caused the plaintiff's injuries.