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Margaret Downing

 

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  • 3 years ago | Courts

    On a late September day in 2015, Inmate No. 1455104 was supposed to be standing quietly in line for a midday prison count in the women’s unit at a Gatesville prison. But Marinda Griggs, a longtime epileptic, could feel a seizure coming on and aske...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    It was June 12, 2000, and Lance Morris, a volunteer firefighter for the small town of Justin, north of Fort Worth, was in a ditch, 8 or 10 feet below road level. He remembers six or seven firefighters handling the backboard with him, bringing out ...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Just how well the workers' comp system is working in Texas remains something of a mystery. While Amy Lee, director of the state's Workers' Compensation Research and Evaluation Group, can churn out report after report on initial denial rates—...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Juan Narvaez was working as a sheetrock framer for Greater Metroplex Interiors near Dallas when he said he injured his back on August 29, 2003, at work, while lifting a heavy metal stud. Texas Mutual disputed the claim, saying that his back proble...

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