Texas is the second most populous (after California) and the second-largest of the 50 U.S. states (after Alaska) in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Geographically located in the south central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south and borders the U.S. states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2) and a growing population of over 26.
Posts about Texas
    • New Texas Law Targets Bad Nursing Homes

      Texas ranks dead last in terms of nursing home care, and lawmakers have finally lost their patience. On September 1st, 2017, a new law officially takes effect in Texas which targets nursing homes repeatedly cited for serious violations, and makes it much more-difficult for them to avoid regulatory fines.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
    • New Laws in Texas for 2017

      The 85th Texas Legislature has finally concluded, and there are 1,252 new Texas laws on the books. While many of these new laws will affect only a few Texans, some of them will have a big impact on many. We wanted to give our readers a peek at some of these new laws, while explaining (in layman’s terms) what exactly they mean.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 19 readers -
    • Eye Damage Caused by Cataract Surgery

      Have you suffered from vision loss, blindness or other eye problems following cataract surgery in Dallas-Fort Worth? Several patients who underwent routine cataract surgery at Key-Whitman Eye Center this year are now suffering from partial or complete blindness as a result. If you’ve suffered a similar injury, call our Dallas attorneys at 1-877-405-4313.

      Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
  • Power Lines Over Lakes in Texas – Regulations & Liability

    …Power lines running over lakes and waterways can be extremely dangerous to boaters. Following the tragic accident on Saturday where three boy scouts were electrocuted after their sailboat came in contact with overhead power lines, many are asking how such an accident was allowed to occur in the first place. Power Lines Over Water (Credit: Les…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 9 readers -
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … a red light, speeding, or swerving in traffic is sufficient for the officer to decide to pull a driver over. A Texas motorist suspected of driving while intoxicated is usually asked to submit to breathalyzer teFsting to record his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If the result is 0.08 percent or above, this is a positive result…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • 2 Texas Eagle Scouts Electrocuted after Boat Strikes Power Lines

    … MARION COUNTY, TX (08/05/2017) — Two teenage boys were killed, and another was seriously injured, after their sailboat’s mast struck a power line over Lake O’ The Pines in east Texas on Saturday. A candlelight vigil held on Sunday, August 6th, 2017. (Les Hassell/News-Journal Photo) According to reports, the accident occurred as two Eagle…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 10 readers -
  • Car Accidents in Construction Zones

    …. Statistics on construction zone car accidents. In 2015, there were an estimated 96,626 car crashes in highway work zones across the country. Unfortunately, these numbers have risen 42 percent since 2013 (when we saw a low of 67,887 work zone accidents). In 2016 alone, there were at least 25,814 car accidents which occurred in work zones just in Texas…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Directory Listings Are A Law Firm’s Best Friend

    …. Even though this may be a bother for attorneys, this means Justia listings are of a better quality as a whole, and this is attractive both to search engines and to users looking for a lawyer. State Bar Websites – The State Bar of Texas has a user-friendly website for people looking for lawyers. While lawyer profiles are short and only contain basic…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 15 readers -
  • Skepticism from the Heartland

    … Last week we reported on the initial efforts to apply the Supreme Court’s opinion in TC Heartland, with particular interest in what impact that case may end up having on the business of patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. As we noted, on first read, TC Heartland seemed to herald the end of the kind of forum–shopping that enabled…

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • The Different Types of White-Collar Crime Laws in Texas

    …) Antitrust violations Credit card fraud Computer/internet fraud Bankruptcy fraud Embezzlement Tax evasion Public corruption Economic espionage/trade secret theft Environmental law violations Counterfeiting Financial institution fraud Insurance fraud Kickbacks Mail fraud Phone/telemarketer fraud Government fraud Intellectual property theft or piracy Money…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 9 readers -
  • Clavicle Fracture Birth Injuries

    … or medical malpractice, our Dallas birth injury attorneys are happy to review the facts of your case for no charge. If we feel as though you have a valid claim, we’ll explain your options moving forward. A clavicle fracture during delivery usually occurs when there is a difficult delivery, and typically when one or more of the following risk…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 13 readers -
  • Texas Welcomes TC Heartland

    … What does the Supreme Court opinion in TC Heartland mean for the business of patent litigation in Texas—particularly the Eastern District of Texas? On first read, TC Heartland seemed to herald the end of the kind of forum–shopping that enabled the Eastern District of Texas to land 40% of all newly filed patent cases. The courts have now begun…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Cranial Nerve Brain Injuries

    …Has a loved one recently suffered a cranial nerve injury? When a severe brain injury occurs, it can lead to a number of serious complications. The more severe the injury is, the higher the risk is of more severe complications, which can result in the need for long-term medical care. “Cranial Nerve” (CC BY 2.5) by Patrick J. Lynch Moderate…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Probation Violations: What Happens When You Break the Rules

    … Probation is an alternative to going to jail or prison. Instead of being incarcerated, the person remains free for the amount of time they’re sentenced to probation. Typically, probation is ordered for one to three years, but sometimes longer. Texas two types of probation: straight probation and deferred adjudication. Have you violated…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
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