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Are Churches Liable For Shootings On Their Premises
Are Churches Liable When Shootings Occur On Their Premises

Jesus said, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23. This scripture prescribes the Christian duty of every Jesus follower to invite and compel vigorously and consistently the unchurched to attend our church services. However, the recent barbaric shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina again raises the issue of safety and security for those who respond to our invitations. In other words, what…

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Mandatory Blood Draws After McNeely and Villarreal

You had several beers at the local bar.  You know driving is dangerous but you decide to chance it.  Suddenly, a police officer flashes his lights behind you.  You are caught.  Panic sets in. However, things get worse!  The officer informs you this is the non-refusal weekend, and he asks for a blood sample.  You refuse. He takes you to the local hospital and instructs the nurse to extract the blood sample despite your refusal.  He never pursued a warrant.  What are your rights?…

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How To Prove Your Negligence Case

Negligence If you’ve ever been in a car accident or some other personal injury matter, and you hired an attorney to represent you, than most likely, he or she used the term negligence.  You probably thought to yourself, what is negligence?  More importantly, you may have even wondered, how do you prove negligence? Lawyers define negligence as the failure to exercise reasonable care.  But what does that mean in everyday language.  Put simply, negligence is causing harm to another person because…

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A Big Truck Accident Is No Joke: The Tracy Morgan Accident

Big Truck Accident By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the deadly big truck accident that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his fellow comedian and close friend, James McNair. The police charged the truck driver with vehicular homicide and assault by auto alleging that he had not slept for 24 consecutive hours before the accident.  In my next two articles, I’m going to discuss two different but related issues about big truck accidents generally and this accident especially: Is Wal-Mart, the…

Texting While Driving
Texting And Driving: The Dangers and Consequences

You have just been rear-ended because someone was texting and driving. You’re injured and very angry because she endangered your life.  Your hope is that the law allows you to do more than merely file a lawsuit against her, but punish her for this reckless behavior. How Common Is Texting and Driving? Texting and driving is the most common form of distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 28 percent of all crashes each year involve cell phone use. …

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Who’s Going To Pay For My Damages? You’ve just been in a car accident with an uninsured driver; you’re shaken up and scared.  You don’t seem to be hurt, but it could be the adrenaline. What now?  Well, don’t panic. There are some simple steps that you should take in any car accident.  These steps are discussed in a previous article.  What I will cover in this article is what happens when an uninsured driver crashes into your car. Texas is an “At-Fault” Insurance…

Brown v. Board of Education: 60 Years Later

Brown’s Legacy, Brown’s Promise Today, May 17, 2014, marks the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark case that desegregated public schools. Arguably, it’s the most important legal decision ever decided for black Americans. Without it, black students might still be relegated to dilapidated schools under the farce of the separate but equal doctrine formulated in Plessy v. Ferguson. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and the…

Attorney Augustus Corbett

Attorney Augustus Corbett loves the Bible story of David and Goliath.  That’s because in many of his cases, he is like David courageously and tenaciously fighting Goliath, which are the powerful insurance companies and district attorneys offices he fights for his clients.  Also like David, his courage, tenacity and faith usually enable him to defeat Goliath in many of his cases.  His passion to get victory and justice for his clients makes him a much sought after attorney throughout DFW. Mr….

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Child Care Liability

Nothing is more important than protecting the most vulnerable in society.  And no member of society is more vulnerable than children.  Extra care must therefore be employed to keep them safe, sound and secure.  That duty and obligation often fall squarely on the shoulders of childcare facilities since during any given week, approximately 12.5 million preschoolers (children 5 or younger) are in childcare facilities.[1]  In Texas specifically, there are approximately 1.3 million children needing childcare at any given time.  To meet…

Are The Best Lawyers In Dallas White Males?

According to D-Magazine and its constituency, if you want to hire one of the best criminal defense or personal injury lawyers in Dallas you better not hire a black or female lawyer.  Rather, you better hire a white male lawyer.  Does D-Magazine have a valid point or are the people at D-Magazine racist and sexist? Peer Reviews Each year D-Magazine compiles and publishes lists of the best doctors, lawyers, restaurants and other categories in Dallas.   Lesley Lynch, research editor at D-Magazine,…

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