This Week in Texas Lawyer:
Lawyer behaving badly: A Houston personal injury attorney has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of misapplication of fiduciary property over $200,000. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys talks to the ADA on the case and to one of the crime's victims.
Recusal, round two: A convicted capital murderer gets another chance to disqualify the judge who presided over his trial. Senior reporter Mary Alice Robbins finds out why.
Be careful what you say: A swashbuckling anti-Castro Cuban exile's legal troubles are the jumping-off point for senior reporter John Council's look at how far the government should go in warning a party in a civil immigration proceeding about a related criminal investigation.
Vioxx revisited: Plaintiffs' lawyer W. Mark Lanier sought a rehearing of an opinion reversing a $26.1 million judgment in a Vioxx case. Now the court has asked drug maker Merck to file a response. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys picks up the thread.
Death row inmate seeks depos: Charles Dean Hood has filed a petition in Collin County seeking to take the depositions of the judge and prosecutor for his 1990 trial, who he alleges were having an affair at the time. Senior reporter Mary Alice Robbins gets the documents.
Save the zeals: Lawyers must know how to draw the line between warm zeal and sanctionable argument.
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