Blog Posts in 2018

  • 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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  • Motorcycle Handlebar Accessory Recalled

    Woodcraft Clip-on Adapters Recalled Due to Crash Hazard On September 21, 2018, Woodcraft Technologies, Inc. issued a recall of its clip-on motorcycle handlebar adapters, citing cracking and breaking of the adapter plate as a crash hazard. While no injuries have been reported, there have been multiple reports of crashes and accidents resulting from adapter plate failure, and the makers of the ...
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  • Dallas Pays $615,000 to Police Brutality Victim

    Jon McDonald’s Police Brutality Lawsuit Against the City of Dallas On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the Dallas City Council voted to settle Jon McDonald’s police brutality lawsuit against the city for $615,000. This verdict comes more than 4 years after McDonald was pitilessly beaten by law enforcement, despite his disability. In August 2014, McDonald and his girlfriend were staying in a hotel off ...
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  • Ford Recalls 550,000+ Vehicles with Gearshift Malfunctions

    Ford Issues Recall of Hundreds of Thousands of Escape & Fusion Vehicles, Citing Rollaway Risk If you drive a 2013 – 2016 Fusion or a 2013 – 2014 Escape , you may have a dangerous gearshift problem on your hands. Ford has recently recalled these vehicles because of an error with a bushing intended to keep the car’s shifter cable in place. This can cause you to believe your vehicle is in park when ...
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  • What to Do When a Defective Car Part Causes an Accident

    Common Defects that Cause Car Accidents You’re probably aware of the specific human behaviors which tend to cause car accidents, such as: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (or both) Failure to adhere to traffic rules, signs, and lights Putting on makeup while driving Road rage and aggressive driving Texting while driving Talking on the phone while driving Driving in the wrong ...
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  • Injured due to Faulty Construction? Let MR Civil Justice Help!

    Late last month, our clients—Brandon and Christina Roy—experienced an unpleasant wake up as their apartment’s ceiling completely collapsed. Hundreds of pounds of plaster-covered sheetrock and insulation plummeted in the early morning. Fortunately, no one was harmed when the collapse occurred after Brandon alerted his wife, Christina, upstairs after hearing the first crack. “Had it not been for ...
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  • What to Do When Injured While Lane Splitting

    Can I Sue if I’m Hurt by Another Driver While Splitting Lanes on a Motorcycle? Perhaps you’ve been injured by another motorist while on your motorcycle but aren’t sure whether you can take legal action against the person who hurt you. Maybe you were lane splitting when you were hurt and are worried that this will prevent you from filing a successful personal injury claim. However, you should not ...
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  • How to Steer Clear of Roadway Hazards While Riding

    Motorcyclists Must Take Greater Precautions Motorcyclists are already at a disadvantage when it comes to roadway safety. If you’re in a collision or an accident while out for a ride, you don’t have the protections other motorists do, such as external protection, seatbelts, etc. However, you can prevent most motorcycle accidents by being aware of common causes, such as those involving poor roadway ...
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  • What Is the Best Way for Small Business to Handle Legal Disputes?

    Mediation Is a Positive Option for Small Business Owners If you are a business owner with a legal dispute, you are probably searching for a way to resolve it without going bankrupt . Mediation can be a great solution when you butt heads with another business. It is more affordable than taking your case to court and generally far less time-consuming, both of which make a huge difference for small ...
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  • Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Behalf of My Child?

    Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Your Child's Behalf As a parent, you are legally able to file a personal injury lawsuit for your injured child. Legal guardians also have this right. Parents and legal guardians are able to negotiate and speak for their child in legal matters If injured through a negligent or irresponsible third party, children under the age of 18 have the right to receive ...
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