The Texas Warranty of Habitability—What It Requires and When There is a Breach In most states, while there is no written law requiring that residential landlords guarantee a minimum level of fitness for habitability in rental housing. Instead, there … [Read more...]
How Safe Are Roller Coasters?
A Must Read for Parents It's almost summer vacation and your kids are probably clamoring to head over to the nearest amusement park and take a spin on the giant roller coaster. Sure sounds like fun!! But just how dangerous is a roller coaster? Are … [Read more...]
Can You Fire an Employee in Texas Who Is On Paternity Leave?
Is Termination Permissible When a Worker is on FMLA Leave? There's no feeling in the world like that of becoming a father. Babies grow quickly, though, and you want to be there for all the changes, particularly in the first year. That's one of the … [Read more...]
How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
What Can You Expect to Recover When You've Suffered a TBI because of Someone Else's Negligence? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly three million Americans seek treatment every year for a traumatic brain injury, and more than … [Read more...]
Breaking a Lease in Arkansas
How Can You Terminate a Lease Early with Minimal Consequences? As a general rule, both residential and commercial leases are for a specific period of time. Either party to the lease may, however, desire to terminate the lease before the end of the … [Read more...]
What Happens if Your Employer Fails to Report Your Workplace Injury?
What Are Your Options When Your Employer Fails to Notify the Insurance Company? What Are the Potential Sanctions Against Your Employer? The Texas workers' compensation laws are somewhat different from other states. Employers in Texas are not … [Read more...]
How to Avoid or Stop Paying Child Support in Texas
What Are the Circumstances Where You Can Avoid a Child Support Obligation? Your marriage has ended and you're headed toward divorce, or your marriage has already been dissolved. There are minor children from the marriage and, while you embrace your … [Read more...]
Can You Sue a Family Member for Emotional Distress?
What Is Emotional Distress? Can a Family Member Be Liable? Physical injuries may be more apparent, but emotional trauma can often be more debilitating and persistent. Physical wounds can heal in a matter of days, weeks or months, but psychological … [Read more...]
Filing a Patient Abandonment Lawsuit
What Is a Patient Abandonment Lawsuit? What Must You Show to Recover Damages? You've suffered an injury or illness. You sought medical treatment and your condition started to improve. Then, suddenly, your healthcare provider or one of its employees … [Read more...]
Is It Illegal to Hack Someone’s Phone?
Are There Laws Prohibiting Non-Consensual Access to or Use of Another Person's Phone? What Are the Potential Penalties? Hackers are getting more sophisticated every day. While communications ostensibly from the IRS or Social Security Administration … [Read more...]