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  • March Legal Madness: The N.C.A.A. Will Appeal Recent Anti-Trust Decision

    Following an earlier ruling this month by a Federal District Court, the N.C.A.A. announced on Saturday that they will appeal a ruling which found preventing student athletes from being paid in addition to scholarships and related athletic costs violates anti-trust law. Donald Remy, the N.C.A.A.’s chief legal officer, released a statement saying, “We believe, and the Supreme Court has recognized, ...
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  • It’s National Brain Injury Awareness Month: Here’s What You Need to Know

    The Brain Injury Association of America, or BIAA, has declared March Brain Injury Awareness Month . As a part of their Change Your Mind Campaign, the BIAA is devoting their efforts this month to de-stigmatizing brain injuries through community outreach, empowering survivors of brain injuries as well as their caregivers, and promoting support for patients living with brain injuries. As Dallas ...
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  • Is It Harder to Protect Intellectual Property in the Digital Age?

    In recent years, a common echo heard among legal professionals is that it is more difficult to protect intellectual property in the digital age. Danae Vara Borrell recently explored this very idea in a piece for Forbes . Over the past few decades, rapid advances in technology have reduced the amount of time necessary to take a product to market. This coupled with the rise of e-commerce and its ...
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  • Why Are Hernia Mesh Lawsuits So Common?

    Hernias are extremely painful injuries, usually located in the abdominal wall, which occur when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue pokes through a hole or weak spot in the muscle or connective tissue surrounding it. For several decades, doctors have been using surgical mesh to repair hernias. In the best cases, surgical mesh decreases operative time, reduces the length of the healing process, ...
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  • Can I Sue For Defective Pharmaceutical Products?

    If you or someone you know, has recently been injured by a defective pharmaceutical product, you may be wondering if it’s possible to file a lawsuit, and if so, against whom. Fortunately, the Dallas product liability attorneys at MR Civil Justice have all the answers you need. Read on to learn more, and contact MR Civil Justice for compassionate and tireless representation today. Defective ...
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  • Antitrust Disputes Expected to Rise in 2019

    Throughout 2018, the employment practices of many U.S. companies were subject to increasingly intense pressure when it came to antitrust practices. Though the year is still young, it looks like 2019 is only gong to see this trend continue to grow. Consider that at the federal level, the Department of Justice went after several companies for “no-poach” agreements last year. The DOJ prosecuted these ...
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  • Whose Documents Are They Anyway?

    The Per Se “Government Misconduct” Exception to the Deliberative Process Privilege As with any privilege, proper application of the deliberative process privilege depends on an understanding of its underlying rationale. Courts strive to interpret such privileges as narrowly as possible so as not to unduly burden the judicial search for truth. [ See United States v. Nixon , 418 U.S. 683, 710 (1974) ...
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  • Are Dog Bites a Criminal Offense?

    You may already know that owners can be held responsible for negligence in dog bite cases . But what about incidents where the owner’s negligence was so substantial it was actually criminal? At MR Civil Justice, we represent victims who have suffered as a result of dog attacks. Read our blog to learn more about criminal liability for dog bite claims, and contact our Dallas personal injury lawyers ...
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  • More Big Rigs Pose a Danger to Dallas Drivers

    Dallas motorists have long encountered extremely congested traffic on interstates 20, 30, and 35. Much of this is due to the high volume of trucks that travel along these roads. Accidents and construction often make these stretches dangerous, but with Dallas News recently reporting that traffic on Texas highways rose by 23% between 2000 and 2016, it’s becoming increasingly clear that commercial ...
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  • Understanding the Civil Justice System

    What do you think about when you hear the word “lawsuit?” There’s a good chance it probably isn’t something positive. In fact, if you Google the word “frivolous,” the term “frivolous lawsuit” is the fifth item behind it in the search results. Although the rate at which Americans file civil suits has dropped in recent years, large companies have continued to lobby news outlets in order to make you ...
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  • Can Trespassers Sue for Injuries?

    If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, you are probably curious about your legal options. The type of legal action you are able to take depends largely on the circumstances surrounding your injury. For example, trespassers may not be able to file a lawsuit against the property owner or recover payment for their injury-related costs. Persons who are injured while remaining unlawfully in or ...
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  • 5 Common Types of Premises Liability Lawsuits

    Top 5 Kinds of Premises Liability Claims Some of the most common premises liability matters we handle include: Falls: When you enter a home, office building, or other property, you can reasonably expect to receive fair warning about dangerous conditions, such as slippery walkways, ice on the ground, holes in the floor, etc. A property owner’s failure to provide adequate warning and maintenance can ...
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  • Types of Intellectual Property Infringement in Texas

    Many business owners and entrepreneurs depend on the ability to legally protect the secrets of their success and bar others from capitalizing on their original ideas. Intellectual property laws serve to protect and distinguish between the various forms of creative products that can be owned. Copyright Infringement A copyright protects various forms of creative expression, such as: Books and other ...
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  • Texas Employees’ Rights to Rest Breaks & Meal Time

    Federal Law Requires Paid Breaks for Workers in Texas Federal laws require employers to pay laborers for the hours they spend working, including breaks, which may be designated at employers’ discretion. Employees who choose or are required to work during lunch hours must be paid for that time, even if their employer refers to this as a “lunch break.” They are also required to pay employees during ...
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  • MyoWhey Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

    Purus Labs Recalls MyoWhey Due to Presence of Undeclared Soy and Dairy On September 20, 2018, Purus Labs, Inc. (based in Plano) issued an alert and official recall of its product, MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch. After an inspection by the Texas Department of State Health Services, it was discovered that the product contained traces of milk and soy. The product labeling did not contain mention of ...
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