Archive for January 2013

Denton County Bar UNT Tailgate

Associate Daniel Abasolo writes about the Denton County Bar Association’s UNT Tailgate: “On November 3rd, our Mean Green took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Apogee Stadium. The Mean Green was a little short in their homecoming game, but the DCBA show our support in force. The weather was perfect for tailgating. Members and…

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Supreme Court to Settle Takings Clause Dispute Regarding Wetlands Preservation

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District. The Supreme Court’s decision, expected to be issued in June, will settle a nearly 20 year dispute between the Koontz family and the State of Florida over the development of a 14.2 acre parcel containing wetlands that…

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Statewide Ban on Texting While Driving Introduced

Texas House Bill No. 63  and Texas Senate Bill No. 28 entered as the Alex Brown Memorial Act on November 12, 2012 would prohibit, with limited exceptions, the use of a handheld wireless communication device to read, write, or send a text message while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped. This ban…

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide if Police Need a Warrant for Blood on DWI Stops

US Supreme Ct. to decide whether police can take blood without warrant. This has major implications for DWI law and the 4th Amendment.  Read more here. If the Court rules for the state in this matter, it may allow police to take all suspects who refuse breathalyzer or field sobriety tests directly to the hospital for mandatory…

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Texas Spousal Maintenance

Partner Brian Tackett writes about Texas spousal maintenance, sometimes called alimony, under Texas family law. “In the media, we often see stories about high profile divorces involving actors, professional athletes, and leaders of industry. Those figures of pop culture many times find themselves paying large amounts of alimony to their ex. In the early 1990’s…

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