Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Ozone 500 Density Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

By JohnBicycle Accidents, Product Liability

Here in Dallas the bicycle path and trail systems – Katy Trail, White Rock Lake, Santa Fe Trail and others – are beginning to get crowded with bicyclists out enjoying the spring weather.  With increased use of bicycles, there is a corresponding increase in bicycle accidents.  While many accidents are due to negligence or carelessness caused by the person operating …

Nursing Homes Manipulating Five-Star Ratings System

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Here is an excellent investigative article dated March 13, 2021 from the New York Times concerning how the federal government’s five-star system to rate nursing homes has, in fact, “provided a badly distorted picture of the quality of care at the nation’s nursing homes.”  What is said in this article is not altogether surprising.  Many nursing homes are now owned …

New Research Identifies Gaps in Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivors in Texas

By CAMlawSexual Assault

Despite an array of state and local resources for sexual assault victims in Texas, these service providers have often struggled to identify the precise network of help available throughout the state. Thanks to recent research conducted by the University of Texas, these providers could soon have the tools necessary to identify localized support and service gaps throughout the state. While …

Is Amazon Really a “Seller” for Purposes of Products Liability in Texas?

By JohnProduct Liability

An article from the National Law Review describes an important issue that a federal appellate court recently posed to the Texas Supreme Court for it to officially answer: “Under Texas products-liability law, is Amazon a ‘seller’ of third-party products sold on Amazon’s website when Amazon does not hold title to the product but controls the process of the transaction and …

Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Recent Cold Texas Weather

By JohnProduct Liability

Texans have recently been through a rough stretch due to the severe cold weather experienced in late February.  No tap water to drink, cook or bathe with, and the loss of electricity to power furnaces and other heat sources was a very common problem for many Texans due to the stunning lack of competence by the Electric Reliability Council of …