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How Law Firms Can Comply With HIPAA

By Raymond L. Panneton |

The broadened definition allows for HHS to hold law firms directly liable for HIPAA violations.

Patrick C. Oxford, firm chairman, Bracewell & Guiliani, Houston

Big D and the RNC: As Dallas Battles Cleveland for the 2016 Republican Convention, Bracewell & Giuliani Is on the City's Side—for Free

By Miriam Rozen |

Pat Oxford said no one's paying Bracewell lawyers yet because "Dallas has not completed the formation [or incorporation] of a host committee."

Will Obamacare Usher in the Next Era of Tort Reform?

By Jacquelyn v. Clark |

Standard loss allocation principles, including those relating to the mitigation of damages, may have made Obamacare a game changer when future medical expenses are presented to a jury.

Deportation for Men Conspiring to Bribe Federal Judge

By Angela Morris |

Two Mexican nationals were sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for conspiring to give a $1.2 million bribe.

Justice Nora Longoria of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals (booking mugshot)

Thirteenth Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria Charged With DWI

By Angela Morris |

"Ms. Longoria begin to cry as she stated, 'You are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I'm at today.' Ms. Longoria advised she was a judge," said an offense report by Officer R. Garza.

Justice Nora Longoria of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals (booking mugshot)

Thirteenth Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria Charged With DWI

By Angela Morris |

"Ms. Longoria begin to cry as she stated, 'You are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I'm at today.' Ms. Longoria advised she was a judge," said an offense report by Officer R. Garza.

Judith Levy, introducing her family during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Obama's Historic Role in Nominating Gay Judges

By Todd Ruger, John Council and John Pacenti |

Robert Pitman's uncontroversial selection—Cornyn called Pitman's sexuality "irrelevant"—was Obama's 11th nomination of an openly gay or lesbian lawyer to a federal district judgeship.

Former Client Sues Firm, Attorneys for $2 Million

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"After the lawyers suspected a malpractice action, they successfully removed Gloria as the administratix of Mary Ann's estate in hopes that the statute of limitations would run before a new administratrix would take her place," plaintiff Gloria Cegielski alleges in the petition.

Law Firm Files Defamation Lawsuit Over Ex-Client's Yelp Review

By Angela Morris |

But Joseph A. Browning said everything he wrote in the post is true.

Sara M. Foskitt of the Foskitt Law Office in Austin

The Art of Billing: When It Comes to Fees, Firms Keep Options Open

By Jeanne Graham |

"When they hear a flat fee, they say, 'No problem,' but when I give them an hourly rate, they freak out," said Austin real estate solo Sara Foskitt.