Subject:

Fred Baron

  • News

    November 14, 2013
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    November 7, 2013

    Solis' Defeat of Lara for Dallas School Board Is Another Crack in the Status Quo

    One big lesson to draw from Tuesday's special election to fill an empty school board seat: The public school employees unions in Dallas are weak tea, indeed, when it comes to any kind of a shootout at the polls. Take away a couple of pissed-off rich supporters with axes to grind, and teachers union ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Could Mike Rawlings Win a Senate Seat Just by not Being Totally Nuts or Shiftless?

    Toward the end of last week I reported that some kind of Democrats -- I wasn't sure which -- have been whispering in Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' ear about running for John Cornyn's Senate seat in 2014. Rawlings admitted he had spoken with them but discounted the whole deal, saying, "I'm way too fisc ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    By Holding Craig Watkins in Contempt, Judge Lena Levario Shows She's a Good Democrat. Some Dallas Democrats May Disagree.

    So who is this Democrat judge, Lena Levario, who not only stands up to Democratic Party golden boy Craig Watkins, our embattled district attorney, but holds him in contempt of court? Does she not understand the most basic tenet of Dallas County Democratic Party philosophy -- that Dr. King died so th ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    The Democratic Angle on Redistricting

    ​Matt Angle, the Haltom City boy who used to be chief o' staff for Martin Frost, is at present the treasurer of the Fred Baron-founded Texas Democratic Trust. He's also head of the Lone Star Project, dedicated to making sure "all of the new districts coming to Texas should be used to bring racial, ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    From the Right and Left, the "Texas Influencers"

    Carol Reed​Many thanks to the several Friends of Unfair Park who've forwarded along Austin American-Statesman PolitiFact Texas's editor W. Gardner Selby's list of Texas Influencers -- which consists of the 50 most-powerful Democrats and Republicans in the state.Not all are presently working in Tex ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Legal Briefs: A Peek at Fred Baron's FBI File, and Cathedral of Hope's Prop. 8 Response

    ​Whilst awaiting a sit-down with a source, allow me to marry two unrelated legal matters, baby:Texas Watchdog has been Freedom of Information Act-ing out, requesting from the FBI the files of several "prominent Texas political figures" once they've expired. Today's installment is ... Fred Baron, t ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008
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    December 4, 2008

    With Dallas Republicans in Pain, One Local Leader Believes He Has the Cure

    How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    "Fred Was a Trailblazer in Every Conceivable Way."

    Mark Graham Fred Baron After the jump, Frank Stevenson II, president of the Dallas Bar Association, offers a statement concerning the death of Dallas attorney and Democratic Party fundraiser Fred Baron, who yesterday succumbed at the age of 61 to multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the plasma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Guess Who's Playing Fred Baron's Christmas Party

    Says the Friend of Unfair Park who sent this from the Eagles show Saturday night, when Fox News appeared on the big screen during "Dirty Laundry," the AAC went "silent." Probably the best sound the audience heard all night? We kid, we kid! No, that's the answer: the Guess Who. Which might be fine, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008
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    August 15, 2008

    Fred Baron Knows Nothing, Does Plenty

    Mark Graham Fred Baron, the Sgt. Schultz of Dallas attorneys Hey, look, there's Dallas attorney Fred Baron on the front page of The New York Times this morning -- where it's revealed, likely to no one's surprise, that he played a significantly larger role in the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter affair co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    The Other Famous Dallas Resident in The New York Times Today

    Ten pages behind the Fred Baron story you'll find one about -- wait for it, wait for it -- Jenny the elephant and her potential move to either Mexico or Tennessee. Very catch headline too: "What to Do With Traumatized Elephant Stirs Up Dallas." Can't say the Association of Zoos and Aquariums does it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Harris County GOP Boss Says Fred Baron's Money is "Tainted"

    Mark Graham Fred Baron Moments ago, the Houston Chronicle reported that John Edwards has decided to, like, pass on delivering his speech to the Harris County Democratic Party during its September 20 fund-raising gala. Cannot imagine why. Also noted in the story: Harris County Republican Chairman Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008
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    January 28, 2008

    Dallas Dems Donkying Up the Dough

    Mark Graham Attorney Fred Baron, Dallas Dems' fave bread-maker The Houston Chronicle this morning tallies up the state's biggest political donors in 2007 -- "a year in which there were no high-profile races and only a few constitutional amendments on the ballot" -- and second only to Houston home b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    John Edwards Flies Fred Baron

    Dallas attorney Fred Baron, John Edwards' national finance chairman As reported earlier this week, Texas Democrats love John Edwards -- to the tune of $1.5 million in campaign donations raised from January to March 2007, which put him second overall in Texas to the $2-million man, a very flip-floppi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Journalists and Lawyers Suck Face

    Ya know, that John Edwards sure can give a speech, but only if it's about John Edwards. Democrat vibes permeated the annual Stephen Philbin Awards, held at the Dallas Bar Association for the 23rd year at 11:15 a.m. Couldn't help but be, with several dozen new judges, fresh from the all-but-sweep of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    That Fred Baron, Bud

    Fred Baron is very powerful. And influential. And he does not like the Dallas Observer. Says here that attorney Fred Baron, co-founder of local law firm Baron & Budd, has been included on a list of the nation's 100 most influential attorneys as selected by The National Law Journal. The complete lis ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Pretty Woman

    The strange tale of a man and his Chinese bride that has Dallas talking

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    No One's Laughing

    Plus: Real Victims

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    October 3, 2002

    Choking on Asbestos

    Letters from October 3, 2002

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Enough to Make You Sick

    In the struggle for a shrinking pot of money from asbestos litigation, the sickest victims are getting nickels and dimes while lawyers get their millions

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Let the Madwomen Rule

    Plus: Pretty in Gray

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    January 17, 2002

    Woman in Gray

    Laura Miller's white hat has a few stains

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    September 13, 2001

    Letters

    Makes Me Holler, Back of the Bus

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    May 3, 2001

    Letters

    Missing Molly, Discordant Sound, A Sorry Man

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Letters

    Hypocrites All, Love that Fruitcake, Big Deal

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    April 19, 2001

    Letters

    Where's the Proof? Just a Bad Judge

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Letters

    Same Old Bigotry, Thanks for the Ad Money, A Swell Guy

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Dump Bolton

    The protesters at Laura Miller's house were Dallas-style terrorists, working for the chief of police

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Letters

    A Word From Our Sponsor; Gone, Not Forgotten; Friends in Weed

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Homefryin' with Fred Baron

    Dallas' largest plaintiff's firm, Baron & Budd, cultivates friends, punishes enemies and beats allegations it prompts clients to lie and win

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    The art of the touch

    Too bad Al Lipscomb never learned to do it like Judge Kendall and his wife

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Letters

    Judging John Marshall; Can't fight City Hall; Hair band hell ...

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Bench press

    A pack of well-heeled lawyers calls for the head of mercurial Dallas Judge John Marshall

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    October 8, 1998
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    September 3, 1998
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    August 27, 1998
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    August 20, 1998
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    August 13, 1998

    Toxic Justice

    Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    The control freak

    Fred Baron's attempt to spin the story of his law firm's tactics was memorable, to say the least

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