February 9, 2019

   “Me first!” Isn’t that selfish? Not necessarily. Since the late 70’s I have litigated cases on behalf of good, responsible people who fell victim to the thoughtlessness of other folks who chose to violate safety rules. When followed, these written and unwritten rule...

February 8, 2019

SAY THIS TO YOUR LAWYER

© 2011 Roland Brown

You have hired a lawyer because you are in a dispute. You want the matter to turn out a certain way – your way. There is something very important your lawyer needs to hear you say. Before I tell you what that is, here is a bit...

February 7, 2019

As a lawyer representing cyclists injured by negligent and often distracted drivers, I am acutely aware of the dangers posed by vehicles weighing thousands of pounds to the exposed riders of bicycles, motorcyclists, scooter riders and  pedestrians. 

When you a...

February 6, 2019

http://www.texasbarcle.com/CLE/TSCSearch.asp

This link will take you to the page on the Texas Supreme Court website.  [If it does not appear as a link on your screen, highlight, copy and paste into your browser.]  Enter current month and year and you will see the oral a...

February 3, 2019

WHAT IS A LITIGATOR?

© 2010 Roland Brown

What does a “litigator” do? Some folks may not really know what a is meant when a lawyer is referred to as a “litigator”.  The term “litigate” derives from a Latin term which means “to drive a lawsuit”. The title “litigator” descr...

January 18, 2018

LITIGATION: Don’t Get Shot

A deadly shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has led to lawsuits being threatened against the Air Force for failing to properly deal with information related to the gunman and against the seller of the firearm. While a discussion...

May 20, 2015

DUTIES OF A FIDUCIARY

THE FOLLOWING IS EXTRAPOLATED FROM TEXAS PATTERN JURY CHARGES (2013).

*Compliance with fiduciary responsibilities requires the fiduciary to show that:

1. The transaction(s) in question were fair and equitable to the beneficiary of the duty; and

2. The...

September 15, 2014

Until recently, the judge’s power to declare a civil trial’s outcome as unacceptable and to order a “do over” was virtually unlimited. While this might appear unfair on first blush, it was actually designed to ensure fairness. Although used sparingly, the power to gran...

February 22, 2013

An article I wrote appeared recently in Texas Hill Country publications.  In it, I discussed Rules the Texas Supreme Court had proposed affecting lawsuits with amounts of less than $100,000.00 involved.  I will post the article itself to Roland's Law Blog later, but fo...

November 20, 2012

THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK OUT

© 2012 Roland Brown

You are getting into your car outside the mediator’s office looking forward to an untroubled night’s sleep. The long-running bitter dispute with your former business partner is over (substitute contentious neighbor, forme...

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