Lawmaker: Employment Lawsuit Isn't Health Care Claim

"Rep. [Kenneth] Sheets' bill does a good thing, but it only goes partway," said Bryan Blevins, president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. "We'd like to see it go further. We think the problem is bigger."

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  • Extraordinary Minorities

    Texas Lawyer is seeking nominations for "Extraordinary Minorities," a special section to be published this summer profiling outstanding minority Texas attorneys.

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  • Jury Awards $3.7M in Damages, Fees Against Energy Transfer

    By Angela Neville

    Last week Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners won a jury verdict in a Houston district court in its breach of contract claim against Energy Transfer Partners. The jury found that Dallas-based Energy Transfer breached its contract with Enterprise by failing to properly maintain the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline so Enterprise could service its broad customer base in the Gulf Coast area. The jury awarded Enterprise $2.2 million in lease payment reimbursements and $1.5 million in legal fees after the four-week trial.

  • Power Play: Bill Pushes Choices for Austin Energy Users

    By Angela Neville

    State Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, recently introduced a new piece of legislation—Senate Bill 1945—that is aimed at opening up municipal electric power providers such as Austin Energy to deregulation.

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