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Obtaining Identities of Anonymous Online Defamers Just Got Harder

The Texas Supreme Court limited a powerful tool in the libel litigator’s toolbox on Friday. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that a Texas court cannot order a pre-lawsuit deposition to identify an anonymous online defamer if the individual does not have sufficient contacts with Texas for personal jurisdiction. In re Doe a/k/a Trooper, Read More…

How You Source Drugs and Criminal Liability

In June 2014, the office manager at a hematology and oncology center pleaded[MJH1]  guilty to purchasing and selling unapproved and improperly labeled chemotherapy drugs and the center paid $2M to reimburse Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for submitting “false claims.”  The “crime” was purchasing the drugs from a Canadian supplier whose drug products Read More…

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“Any and All” Means Just That: Texas Supreme Court Upholds Broad Waiver of Anti-Deficiency Protections in Foreclosure Cases

The Great Recession saw an increase in the number of foreclosures, precipitating a corresponding rise in cases involving Texas’s “anti-deficiency” statute, Texas Property Code § 51.003. For the uninitiated, section 51.003 allows a borrower whose property has been foreclosed to receive, in calculating any deficiency, an offset equal to the difference, if any, between property’s Read More…

Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Dallas Anymore!

An appeal from a Dallas County trial court is heard by the Dallas Court of Appeals, right?  Right.  Bexar County by San Antonio, right?  Right.  Tarrant County by Fort Worth, right?  Right.  And so on, right?  Right.  That is, unless the answer is “Wrong!” Approximately once each quarter, the Supreme Court of Texas transfers blocks of Read More…


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Dealing with the Drought: The Development and Funding of New Water Resources

Strasburger invites you to join us for a complimentary luncheon as our speakers discuss water scarcity challenges on a state and regional level and potential solutions through the funding of new water projects. For details and registration, please see our events page.