Your friendly neighborhood strip club, it's safe to say, is no fan of the $5-per-patron "pole tax" the Texas legislature saw fit to levy in 2007. Its displeasure has been expressed in two ways: by refusing to pay (the tax has so far raised less than a third of the projected $44 million, prompting Co ... More >>
A Parker County man who can ignite a 2-foot flame with gas siphoned from his well water won't get relief in a state appeals court under a law intended to stifle abusive litigation. Steve Lipsky says natural-gas producer Range Resources contaminated his water well with its nearby fracking operations. ... More >>
In the spirit of this week's cover on the exoneree compensation scheme and the attorneys who've profited handsomely from it, we submit the case of Billy Frederick Allen -- a man incarcerated for nearly 26 years for two apparently drug-related University Park murders. In February 2009, the Cou ... More >>
Carla MainAt this late date I won't detail the case pitting Highland Park developer Hiram Walker Royall against author Carla Main, which we've been following for the past three years. Let's just put it like this: Royall, who was involved in an eminent domain case down in Freeport, became the subj ... More >>
Bob PerryNow this is breaking news. By now, surely you know the story of Bob and Jane Cull, which has been around for a decade -- when the twosome sued Perry Homes, claiming their house in Mansfield went to hell shortly after they bought it for $233,730 in 1996. At almost every turn, folks found ... More >>
Brandon ThibodeauxJose MercedThe sleepy suburb of Euless seems an odd spot for a battle over goat sacrifice. Perhaps that's what first attracted us to the story of Jose Merced, a commercial flight attendant who also happens to be a high priest in the Afro-Cuban religion called Santería, in which ... More >>
Texas leading workers comp insurer says we dont need courts and juries watching over them. Yeah, right.
A rookie Democratic judge faces tough on-the-job training
Want to send an innocent man to prison for life? Judge Karen Greene is ready to help.
Emily Dowdy's case hangs on a judge's opinion of her own performance on the bench
The mess at City Hall goes back to ancient times
Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.
At long last, Al, have you no sense of decency?
Appeals court grants judgment in libel suit
Not for a cyber-griper who won a legal victory against his corporate nemesis
A civil suit alleges prosecutorial misconduct in one child's death, another's incarceration
The Return of Al Lipscomb
Right vs. wrong is a murky issue for the public sector
What the appeals court really said was that Lipscomb had a right to be tried where he was loved
The USDA backs off its tough new meat-inspection standards. That's a good thing, beef producers say.
No news..., Calling Justice Scalia
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.
Not yet begun to fight
No Fork over; Gorman gallops
A pack of well-heeled lawyers calls for the head of mercurial Dallas Judge John Marshall
The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink
Conservative Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Sharon Keller is landlord to a North Dallas topless bar
Railroaded onto death row, Kerry Max Cook endures rapes, beatings, and suicide attempts while waiting for justice
An appeals judge throws out the cast against the city's plans for changing Tenison Park
Federal Judge John H. McBryde gets more than a slap on the wrist from his outraged brethren
A legal comedy of errors led to a $5 million tragedy for the city
How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes