Litigation and Trial Newsletter, Fall 2011

“Loser-Pays Bill” Also Affects Addition of Third-Party Defendants When the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 274 earlier this year, the headlines focused on its “loser-pays” provision, which allows the prevailing party in a lawsuit to recover attorneys’ fees and other costs from the losing side. Litigation-and-Trial-Newsletter

Jeff Kershaw and Bill Chamblee presented a two-hour seminar discussing Ethics in Handling Liability Claims, Consumer Protection and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Group: Unitrin Specialty Insurance Location: Dallas, Texas For more information on this topic or to schedule a future lecture for your office, please contact William Chamblee at or Jeff Kershaw at Both can also be reached at (214) 905-2003. Attorneys: Jeff Kershaw, William H. Chamblee

Medical Malpractice, Winter 2010

Several opinions interpreting health care liability claims came out of Texas’ appellate courts this year which are favorable to the defense of such claims and specifically demonstrate the courts’ expansion of the definition of a health care liability claim and tightening of the standard by which medical malpractice plaintiffs must prove their claims in those […]

Trucking Law, Fall 2010

Reducing Hours, Increasing Costs The trucking industry is currently waiting for the Obama administration to come to a final decision on hours of service restrictions which may reduce the allowable hours of service from eleven hours to perhaps as low as nine hours which would work to actually reduce capacity by a large number. As […]

Health Law, Fall 2010

An Overview of the Impact of Federal Health Care Reform on Texas Medicaid and the Practice of Health Law in Texas In the wake of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (commonly known as “Federal Health Care Reform”)-by far the most expansive federal […]