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.
In a Dallas court, Costa Rican banana workers claim a banned pesticide left them sterile
Lisa Diaz had to save her "precious babies" from an evil world. She drowned them.
At 76, flamboyant criminal lawyer Racehorse Haynes keeps doing what he does best--winning
The fight for slavery reparations takes on a local twist
Mesquite Rodeo facing sexual harassment lawsuit
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
Bobby Frank Cherry is one of the most notorious racist killers in American history. To Tom Cherry, he was just "Dad."
Border authorities fear a return to the law of the Wild West as Texas homeowners take up guns against illegal Mexican immigrants
Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?
A fugitive's extradition from France brings a Texas family closer to peace of mind
DISD wins its case defending Edison Schools. Now the district wants payback. Lots of it.
Dallas' long-running battle with a slumlord grinds to a murky end
CompUSA and Latin America's richest man get a $450 million lesson from a Dallas jury: Friendship and business don't mix.
Dallas' largest plaintiff's firm, Baron & Budd, cultivates friends, punishes enemies and beats allegations it prompts clients to lie and win
In municipal court, they'll plead you guilty when you don't even know you're on trial
In 1977, Tyler native Holly Maddux was murdered by Earth Day creator Ira Einhorn. More than two decades later, her family is still waiting for the fugitive to return.
Did the isolated, unhappy life of an Arlington family of Jehovah's Witnesses breed false charges of sexual abuse? Absolutely, says a family member who never got a chance to tell her side of the story.
After his acquittal on an assault charge, Clark Birdsall questions the system he once embraced
Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses
Not yet begun to fight
A triple murderer freed from prison runs into his old nemeses on the way back to the pen
No Fork over; Gorman gallops
While other major retailers settle sweatshop lawsuits, J.C. Penney insists everything's cool
A Dallas-based anti-fur group is targeted in a free-speech battle
The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink
On the prosecution-biased Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, justice isn't blind. It's dumb.
Dallas County pays dearly for collecting an illegal $30 fee from lawsuit filers
A suspect in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance is sentenced, but for which crime?
Railroaded onto death row, Kerry Max Cook endures rapes, beatings, and suicide attempts while waiting for justice
Prosecutors lied and cheated to put Kerry Max Cook on death row for 16 years. He's out of prison now, but still not quite free.
Dan Morales' pal faces questions over his demand for millions in tobacco-suit fees
Child psychiatrist Robert Gross claims malicious federal prosecutors unfairly charged him with fraud and forced him to flee to England. Is it the doctor or the judicial system that is out of touch with reality?
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
When Fort Worth oil tycoon Tex Moncrief accused his secretary of embezzlement, she says, he left out one important detail: their 16-year affair
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.
Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.
Justice may be blind, but Dallas jurors aren't--particularly when it comes to race
County Commissioner Ken Mayfield isn't laughing anymore about sexual harassment charges
Lawyer Kenneth Mayfield racks up a winning record in the courts he helps oversee as a county commissioner
Judge John Henry McBryde ruled his court like a minor despot, angering lawyers and fellow judges. Now they're lined up to depose him, and the Constitution be damned.
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
A Dallas jury is forced to sift through the wreckage of a family destroyed by the infamous Norplant rape case
Unpaid Taxes, missing money, and a bitter business divorce threaten the empire of fitness guru Larry North
You want Brian Loncar on your side, all right. Ask anyone who's made the mistake of crossing him.
Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.
The Feds pitch a shutout in the area's first 'three strikes' case
Idaho's potato king accuses a dead Dallas oilman and his sons of a multimillion-dollar scam