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Texas Supreme Court

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    The 20 Worst People of 2013

    Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo.

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Broken System

    A lawsuit alleges that 12,000 kids trapped in foster care with little chance of getting out are being exposed to abuse and neglect, shuttled around the state and denied health services.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Dennis DeAcetis: Brazoria County Man Loses Houses In Divorce, Sues Everybody Again And Again

    A lawsuit never dies​When Marianne Whitley and Dennis DeAcetis got divorced in 2003, Whitley got the house. Or at least she thought she did, with good reason. After all, it was so ruled by the judge in their divorce case, and DeAcetis had not disputed the property settlement. But according t ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Club Dead

    The Mansion has been shut down, but not before an 18-year-old stripper got drunk there and died in a highway wreck.

  • News

    July 2, 2009

    Getting Schooled

    A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Stomped Out

    A teenage mom-to-be decides she doesn't want her babies after all

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Seminal Case

    How donated sperm spawned a child -- as well as a likely landmark legal decision

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Worker Benefits?

    Houston's NAACP faces a protest of its own when it takes sides in a divorce case

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    Running Over the Defense?

    Clara Harris argues that Justice Nuchia, the ex-chief of police, has never met a conviction he didn't like

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Case Closed

    Wal-Mart finds the ultimate bargain: beating a family's $20 million verdict

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Total Contempt

    He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.

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    June 26, 2003

    Bar Card

    The antics of an ex-con raise questions about his paralegal role

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Midsummer Night's Political Dreams

    Mirth and anger follow Berry's decision to run for mayor

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Political Flights of Fancy

    Dem Hispanic stars collide while a resigning judge targets the county attorney

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Great Expectations

    Joe's Sandwich Shop is just one of the businesses along Main Street struggling to survive until Metro gets its light rail line up and operating.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Nature of the Beast

    Plastic surgeon Billy Ringer has been sued ten times for malpractice. He's on probation for sexual misconduct. He sewed a needle into Colleen Guidy. But he's still in business -- cutting, vacuuming, rearranging and, it seems, injuring patients.

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Lawyerly Liaisons

    According to the state bar, attorney privilege apparently extends beyond clients' briefs

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Left Return

    Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    End of the Line

    After seven years and several lawsuits, John Shike goes to jail for tormenting his ex

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Absent a Mother

    A judge says Karen Shrader can't see or talk to her children because she's a bad influence. Shrader says any “bad influence” comes from the application of her ex-husband's deep pockets to the East Texas legal system.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    School's Out Forever

    "Unschoolers" like Holly Furgason don't believe in public education. They don't even believe in teachers. They believe in the ability of their children to teach themselves. Will the law catch up with them?

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Insider

    The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Working Every Angle

    The city of Houston is exploiting loopholes in state law to lavish big bucks on private developers

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    The Channel 13 Exclusive

    Sylvester Turner, Wayne Dolcefino and the story that changed everything

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Walter Mitty in Robes?

    Murphy's law reigns

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Slipping Under the Bar Radar

    Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    In the Line of Fire

    During the Branch Davidian siege, a Waco TV reporter risked his life to help federal agents -- then was falsely accused of setting them up. Before the compound burned, his career was in ashes.

  • News

    October 22, 1998

    Judicial Arts Endowment

    Devine converts plaintiffs' lawyers' cash into a courtroom gallery

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Rogue Elephant

    Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    Voluntary ... or Else

    Contractors say the mayor isn't telling the truth about affirmative action

  • News

    March 20, 1997
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    February 27, 1997

    A Question of Competence

    State Comptroller John Sharp has suggested that HISD needs to fire more incompetent teachers. But as the case of Beverly Goodie shows, it's not that simple. Just how do you tell who's incompetent? And what happens when you try?

  • News

    January 23, 1997

    What Did He Do To Deserve This?

    Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    The Last Safety Net

    In 1992, Harris County changed the way it cares for those who can't manage their own lives. Four and a half years later, social workers are swamped, and people like Miss Natalie suffer.

  • News

    August 31, 1995

    The Worst Judge in Harris County?

    That's what the bar poll said about Betty Brock Bell. Betty Brock Bell says the poll was rigged.

  • News

    April 20, 1995
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    April 20, 1995

    The Toxic Tort Case

    It began in the Panhandle with the promise of great riches, only to crash and burn in a Houston courtroom. The wreckage is still smoldering, and the truth is nowhere to be found.

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • News

    November 17, 1994

    What the Tide Brought In

    Meet Smilin' Steve Mansfield, who washed up on the Court of Criminal Appeals

  • News

    June 23, 1994

    The Case Against Kay

    Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.

  • News

    April 14, 1994

    Trashing Houston

    To a world worried about waste, Houston may offer an answer -- or at least a place for the garbage to go

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