Recent Posts in Civil Justice Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Fight Insurance Bad Faith

    When an insurance company has denied coverage and/or unwilling to provide a settlement, they may be involved in bad faith claims. Simply put, the insurer is trying to get out of giving you the entitled financial compensation for a policy that has coverage of the damage caused by an incident, such as if your home has been flooded or burned. For victims of insurance companies that practice bad ...
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  • What is Tortious Interference?

    While markets encourage competition, competitive behavior between businesses can go too far and cross the line into improper conduct territory. That is when the courts can intervene in lawsuits regarding “tortious interference.” Tortious interference occurs when one party disrupts another party’s business endeavors with the intent of causing economic harm. There are two types of economic injury ...
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  • Parents of Autistic Boy Injured During Gym Class Seek Justice

    An autistic boy, D.M., is a student at Kennemer Middle School in Duncanville suffered serious injuries , including severe gash shaped in an arch just above his right eye. Doctors report that his eyes socket has also been fractured. Allegedly, the injury occurred while he was in gym class. D.M.’s parents describe him as “nonverbal,” and is unable to explain the incident. His parents were alerted ...
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  • Sex Workers Promised Assistance File Suit Against Relativity Media

    Three sex workers who were featured on the A&E reality TV show, “8 Minutes,” have filed a case against the production company, Relativity Media. The three individuals were promised “life-changing” opportunities, according to their testimony. The show centered on a former police officer, now a pastor, who staged an intervention. The pastor would pose as a client and would call the sex workers to ...
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