UHLC in the News 2014

Sen. Paul’s April Fool’s Day award

Professor Bret Wells’ recent testimony at a hearing before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding the tax practices of the Caterpillar corporation was discussed in an article in The Hill. 

Deportations for Minor Offenses

A letter to the editor by Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was published in the New York Times. Professor Hoffman’s letter responds to an earlier Times article about the record number of undocumented immigrants deported as a result of the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement policies.

Smart Connections- A Network Initiative Developed by Prep for Prep

Professor Olivas spoke at the plenary session of the 2014 Smart Connections Conference in New York City on April 11.  The plenary panel’s topic was “Undocumented & Undeterred: Empowering and Supporting DREAMers.”

Texas woman sentenced to life in stiletto-heel killing

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on Reuters.com regarding a life sentence given to Ana Trujillo for stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Woman who stabbed Swedish boyfriend to death with STILETTO jailed for life

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on Mirror.co.uk regarding a life sentence given to Ana Trujillo for stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Woman Who Murdered Lover With Stiletto Heel Gets Life Sentence

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on HNGN.com regarding a life sentence given to Ana Trujillo for stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Pennsylvania law pits "neighbor against neighbor" in fracking feud

Professor Weaver was interviewed by CBS This Morning regarding a dispute among landowners in Pennsylvania over pooled gas leases.

CATERPILLAR AND PwC COME UNDER FIRE AT SENATE HEARING

Professor Wells’ recent testimony at a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding profit-shifting and the international tax practices of the Caterpillar corporation was discussed in an article from Tax Notes. 

David Dow Is Compassionate Enough to Humanize the World’s Most Hated People

Professor Dow’s book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life, was featured in an article on PopMatters.com. Professor Dow’s memoir, The Autobiography of an Execution, was also mentioned in this article.

UH Law Center Professor David Dow, Founder Texas Innocence Network.

Professor Dow and UHLC alumna Kelly Hickman were featured in a press release distributed by PR news and available on Emag.Co.UK, regarding her work on the Robert Lynn Pruett case, which is the focus of the new BBC Three documentary Life and Death Row. Clinical Professor Jeff Newberry was also mentioned in the press release.

Is Your Online shopping cart illegal?

Professor Vetter was quoted in an article on TechPageOneDell.com, commenting on the risk of patent infringement.

Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflight: Ethics Principles, Responsibilities, and Decision Framework

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report entitled Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflight: Ethics Principles, Responsibilities, and Decision Framework. Professor Barbara Evans served on the IOM committee that wrote the report.

Regarding the recent NLRB decision and college sports

The Johns Hopkins University Press blog published a guest post by Professor Olivas. The post concerns the recent decision by National Labor Relations Board Chicago regional director Peter Ohr that would allow football players at Northwestern University to vote on unionization.

TESTIMONY-BY: BRET WELLS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
AFFILIATION: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER

Professor Wells testified on Tuesday at a hearing of the Investigations Subcommittee  of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. His statement, which addressed profit-shifting and the international tax practices of the Caterpillar corporation, was published in full by Congressional Quarterly. 

At Hearing, Caterpillar Defends Tax Practices

The New York Times reported on Professor Wells’ testimony.

Caterpillar's Tax Strategy Stirs Senate Debate

The Wall Street Journal reported on Professor Wells’ testimony.

Caterpillar Says Legal Swiss Tax Move Pared Unneeded Costs

Bloomberg Businessweek reported on Professor Wells’ testimony. The article was picked up by several news outlets, including Accounting Today and Canada’s National Post.

Caterpillar, PwC Executives Defend Swiss
Tax Strategy to Senate Investigations Panel

 Bloomberg BNA’s Tax and Accounting Center reported on Professor Wells’ testimony.

Houston navigators race to enroll residents in Obamacare

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. 

Life and Death Row: Student fights to prevent prisoner facing execution

Professor Dow and UHLC alumna Kelly Hickman were quoted in an article from the Daily Express (UK) website regarding her work on the Robert Lynn Pruett case, which is the focus of the new BBC Three documentary Life and Death Row

Neighbors bicker in Pa. over forced gas drilling

Professor Weaver was quoted in an AP story about a Pennsylvania’s forced pooling law and drilling in the Utica Shale formation. The article was picked up by numerous news outlets, including the Washington Post.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Hearing

The Washington Daybook reports that Professor Bret Wells will testify at a  hearing for the Investigations Subcommittee  of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, April 1. The Subcommittee will continue its examination of the structures and methods employed by multinational corporations to allocate income outside of the United States and how such activities are affected by the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations.

What kind of return do you get on your money when you buy an all-inclusive travel package?

 The Washington Post quoted Dean Alderman discussing the right to a refund for travel package deals.

 Obamacare's National Enrollment Looks OK, But States Matter More

National Public Radio quoted Professor Chandler discussing enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

Celebrating Another Phony ObamaCare Milestone

The Federalist quoted Professor Chandler’s blog, ACA Death Spiral, on possible insurance premium increases under the Affordable Care Act.

Barge firm faces long legal haul

Oil spill could bring years of litigation, stiff penalties

Professor Burke was quoted in an article concerning the Galveston Bay oil spill in today’s Houston Chronicle, commenting that the barge company may face liability under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act because the spill was near routes used by migratory birds.

Immigrants without legal status in U.S. sue Georgia for in-state tuition

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s University System’s denial of in-state tuition benefits to undocumented students with deferred action status.

What Will We Learn From New Transparency In Privately-Run Texas State Jails? ………Will Texas be ready for the next big hurricane?

Professor Chandler was quoted by Texas Public Radio in an extensive interview on the readiness of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for a major hurricane.

BP Back in Gulf Waters Thanks to the EPA

Professor Hester was quoted extensively by Houston Press on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency again allowing the British Petroleum back into bidding for federal offshore drilling rights.

Stand Your Ground, or Murder?

Professor Thompson was quoted several times by Houston Press on two recent Houston cases involving the right to standing one’s ground. 

International Aspects Of the Camp Tax Reform Plan

Professor Wells was quoted in an article from Tax Notes International regarding changes to the foreign base company sales income rules in the draft international tax reform legislation released by the House Ways and Means Committee.  The article begins on page 1057. 

Racing with the Legal Computation Machine at the Inaugural Center for Computation, Mathematics, and the Law Workshop

Professor Chandler spoke at the inaugural workshop of the University of San Diego Law School’s new Center for Computation, Mathematics, and the Law, according to an article from the Law 2050 website.  Professor Chandler discussed software he has developed to extract and evaluate data from healthcare.gov.  

Law professor: Be yourself and grow

Professor Paust was interviewed by the Daily Cougar regarding his current work and what inspired him to choose a career in law.

Tax professor devoted to helping students

Professor Asofsky was featured in an article in the Daily Cougar. The article focused on Professor Asofsky’s work with the Law Center’s LL.M. program in tax. 

Law professor tackles climate change

Professor Hester was featured in an article in the Daily Cougar. The article focused on Professor Hester’s work in the areas of climate change and environmental law. Professor Jacqueline Weaver was also quoted in the article.

AERA Announces 2014 Award Winners in Education Research

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced that Professor Michael Olivas has received its Social Justice in Education Award for 2014. The announcement appeared on the AERA website.

The need-to-know on health care coverage

Professor Gray was quoted in an article on the Daily Cougar’s website regarding past health care coverage options for college students as well as current options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Football Players Win Union, for Now

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on InsideHigherEd.com commenting on the implications of a National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) regional office’s decision to allow Northwestern University football players to unionize.

100 found in Houston 'stash house' – horrors routine, but on bigger scale

Professor Olivas was quoted by the Christian Science Monitor in an article on the recent discovery of an immigrant “stash house” in Houston.

Medical Card Pays for Endorsements

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on the Fox Business website regarding CreditCare’s use of paid endorsements for its medical credit cards.

Young Invincibles Are Killing Obamacare

Professor Chandler was mentioned in an article available on BloombergView.com regarding the Kaiser Family Foundation calculations of the impact of young adult healthcare enrollees on costs.

Medical card pays for endorsements

Professor Hawkins was quoted by CreditCards.com on a report on the CareCredit medical card been fined by regulators for deceptive marketing.

Judge under fire for not upholding state laws

Professor Crump was quoted in a Houston Chronicle—Ultimate Houston report on 9th State District Court judge Kelly Case. 

Windstorm insurance has Texas in tough spot 

Professor Chandler’s op ed. Windstorm Insurance Has Texas in Tough Spot was published in the Houston Chronicle.

Instagram Policy Ruling Shows How To Avoid Privacy Suits

Professor Lipton was quoted in a Law360 article about Instagram's recent court victory that rejected a proposed class-action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit claimed Instagram breached contracts with users after it changed terms with regard to how it handles user information.

Ruminations: Just Vengeance

A columnist's article in the Canton Citizen quoted an interview with Professor David Dow originally published in The Nation magazine.

DOI's Atlantic Drilling Plan Gives Enviros A Clear Target

Law360 quoted Professor Burke discussing potential environmental challenges to proposed seismic oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic Coast.

Olivas Wraps Up Day 1 With Social Justice Award Lecture

AERA announced that Professor Olivas will present the 2014 Social Justice in Education Award Lecture at its annual meeting on April 3.

History re-born at state historical association meeting

Big Bend Now mentioned Professor’s Olivas’ discovery of the papers of Alonso Perales in a discussion of the history of Spanish-speaking Texans.

UTSA College of Public Policy lecture: immigration law expert speaks March 17

UTSA Today announced that Professor Olivas will deliver a lecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio on Monday, March 17. The lecture, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Impact on Undocumented College Students,” is part of the UTSA College of Public Policy Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Stay of Execution

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on capital punishment in the Brown Political Review

Mar. 9 Newsmakers: Primaries set stage for political showdowns

Professor Bruhl appeared on KPRC’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall on Sunday, where he discussed the future of Texas’ gay marriage ban after a federal district court judge in San Antonio struck down the law as unconstitutional.

Deadline Nears for Those Eligible for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Professor Chandler was interviewed by News 92 FM, discussing the tax penalties eligible individuals will face if they fail to obtain health insurance

Montgomery County judge finds rulings, self in hot water

Professor Crump was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding a controversial Montgomery County judge who has been accused by some of not upholding Texas law after appellate courts have overturned his rulings on several occasions.

A Dream Deferred: Undocumented at Harvard

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Harvard Political Review article about the rights of undocumented students who have been granted deferred action through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

City of immigrants: University of Houston Law Center celebrates four success stories

The recent UHLC Arrival Awards event was discussed in an article from the CultureMap Houston website.  Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted about the event.  Dean Richard Alderman and UHLC alumna Sofia Adrogué, who was an award recipient, were mentioned as well. 

Man fights valet company for more cash after driver crashes, totals SUV

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK abc13 regarding the remedy that a vehicle owner is entitled to after a valet driver totaled his car. 

Obamacare Is Affordable, So Long As It’s Outside Obamacare

Heartlander Magazine quoted Professor Chandler’s blog, ACA Death Spiral, discussing why insurers may have recently gained standing to sue over the latest modification of the Affordable Care Act.

$319M Verdict In Dallas Pipeline Trial Stuns Industry

Law360 quoted Professor Moll discussing popular misconceptions regarding the requirements of partnership formation.

TIC trouxeram novos desafios legais

Semana Informática interviewed Professor Nimmer regarding issues in intellectual property law affecting electronic media

In U.S. mergers, no one waits for this waiting period

Professor Bush was quoted in a Reuters article about the Tunney Act’s increasing irrelevance as merger settlements close in advance of final judicial approval. The article, which discusses the antitrust law in the context of the American Airlines and US Airways merger, was picked up by numerous news outlets.

High Risk Texas Storm Insurer Severely Short of Money says Expert

Professor Chandler appeared in a news item on Fox 26 News on Monday evening. Professor Chandler commented on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s financial condition and its potential inability to pay claims in the event of a hurricane.

Houston Author David Dow’s Death and Dying Lowdown

The Texas Observer reviewed Professor Dow’s new book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying. 

Undocumented Memphis students hope for passage of in-state tuition bill

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Memphis Commercial Appeal article, commenting on bills in the Tennessee legislature that would make undocumented students who have spent at least five years in Tennessee schools eligible for in-state tuition.

Chesapeake, Encana face criminal antitrust charges in Michigan

Professor Bush was quoted in an article distributed by Reuters and available on Yahoo News, regarding the criminal antitrust charges against Chesapeake Energy and Encana Corp. in Michigan.

Latest unlawful Obama administration “fix” may create standing for challenges

Professor Chandler’s recent blog post from his ACA Death Spiral blog regarding the Obama administration’s latest “fix” to the troubled roll out of the Affordable Care Act was featured on the Real Clear Policy website. 

Law professor publishes book about death

The Daily Cougar profiled Professor Dow in connection with the publication of his book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life.  Professor Duncan was also quoted recommending the book.

The U.S. Was Ready to Impose Sanctions on Ukraine. Why Not Venezuela, Too?

The New Republic quoted Professor Weaver discussing the likelihood of China purchasing surplus Venezuelan oil in the event of a US embargo.

Georgia business groups speak out against state legislation

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Professor Olivas explaining the legal status of persons in the US without authorization who have been granted “deferred action” for humanitarian reasons.

Health as a Bottleneck

Professor Roberts’ blog post “Health as a Bottleneck” appeared on the Concurring Opinions blog as part of an online symposium regarding the book  Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity. 

Anadarko makes changes to board of directors

The Oil & Gas Financial Journal reports that Professor Chase has been elected as an independent director of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

The Obama Administration Reportedly ‘Debating’ Cold Blooded Murder

Conservative Action Alerts quoted Professor Dow’s letter to the New York Times criticizing the targeted killings of US citizens overseas as illegal.  This item appeared in several sources.

Flood of emails in taxi fight has city pleading for mercy  

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Lipton questioning the validity of the City of Houston’s claim that ridesharing service Uber is harassing the city by forwarding petitions from Houston residents.

Judge Rules Texas Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Professor Bruhl was also interviewed by radio station KTRH regarding the ruling.

Despite A Judge's Ruling, Gay Couples Still Can't Get Married In Texas

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by radio station KUHF for a story on a U.S. District Court ruling that declared Texas’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

18th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference Agenda

Professor Olivas is scheduled to speak, on “Higher Education and the Courts: Legal Issues Involving Faculty, Students, and Immigrants,” at the general session of the 18th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference to be held March 24-25, 2014.

Mexico: Marching Into A Brave New Future

Professor Zamora participated in a briefing that was held at the law offices of Fulbright & Jaworski in February 2013, according to an article available on MetroCorpCounsel.com. The article included an excerpt of Professor Zamora’s comments and mentioned the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law as a co-sponsor of the briefing.

Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined

Professor Hawkins’ article, “The CARD Act on Campus,” 69 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 1471 (2012), was cited by the GAO Report, “Credit Cards: Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined” (February 2014), on page 21, footnote 24.

Win contest and meet Selena Gomez  

The Houston Chronicle referenced Dean Alderman as a consumer law expert in a discussion of a dispute over a car battery warranty.  This item appeared in February 20 print edition of the paper.

For family court

The Houston Chronicle endorsed both UHLC Civil Clinic Staff Attorney Barbara Stalder and UHLC alumnus Steve Kirkland in their respective family court judicial campaigns.

Will world's most notorious drug trafficker be extradited to U.S.?

Professor Paust was interviewed by Click 2 Houston regarding whether drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman will be extradited to the United States.

Finger Furniture fails to deliver furniture to some customers

Dean Alderman was interviewed by Houston’s KTRK-TV for a story on a local furniture store that has failed to deliver furniture to some of its customers. 

Moody's downgrades BISD bond rating

Professor Kwok was cited by the Beaumont Enterprise in an article on the downgrading of the Beaumont Independent School District’s bond rating.

In Valentine's Day Tradition, Gay Couples Ask For Harris County Marriage Licenses

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio, regarding challenges to Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage.

UTSA College of Public Policy - Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Olivas will speak about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and its impact on undocumented students at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Public Policy, as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will take place on March 17 at 5:30 pm according to an announcement on the KTVU website. 

Reform Update: Jan. enrollment surge seen as sign of recovery from bungled Obamacare launch

Professor Chandler was quoted by an Modern Healthcare report on the January surge of the enrollment through the state and federal health insurance exchange.

Appointing Federal Judges: Bad Idea!

IND Media quoted Professor Dow noting the Supreme Court’s disapproval of the 5th Circuit’s handling of capital cases.  This item appeared in several sources.

"U.S. Debates Drone Strike on American"

The New York Times published a letter to the editor from Professor Dow concerning the Obama administration’s drone strike policy.

The deep shame of capital punishment in America

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on the death penalty published by The Week. The article highlighted Professor Dow’s latest book, Things I’ve Learned From Dying.

Will Texas' Same-Sex Couples Benefit From New Federal Protections?

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by radio station KUT of Austin for a story on the recent extension of federal protections to same-sex married couples.

Anadarko Announces Board of Directors Election and Retirements

Professor Chase has been elected by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to serve as an independent director of the company, effective Feb. 12, 2014, according to an announcement available on Finance.Yahoo.com. Professor Chase was also appointed as a member of the Board's Governance and Risk Committee.

 No Decision Yet on Texas Gay Marriage

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KTRH (AM 740) and was quoted in an article available on the station’s website regarding the future of pending lawsuits challenging bans on same-sex marriage

No jail in 'affluenza' case: Does sentence lift chances of rehabilitation?

In an article about the “affluenza” case, the Christian Science Monitor quoted Professor Thompson discussing the relationship between the degree of harm and the public’s emotional response regarding punishment.

The Bookworm Sez: 'Things I've Learned from Dying' a must-read memoir

Professor Dow’s newest book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying, was reviewed by correspondent Terri Schlichenmeyer and is available on the website of the Pennisula Clarion.

Obamacare and the Gender Gap

Professor Chandler’s article “Small Businesses and Obamacare” was quoted at length in National Review Online’s domestic policy blog, “The Agenda.”

“God, Grades, and Sex: the Developing Law of the College Classroom”

Professor Olivas is scheduled to speak on “God, Grades, and Sex: the Developing Law of the College Classroom,” as part of the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation’s colloquium series, on Tuesday, February 4th, at 4:00 P.M.

Then We Came to the End
‘Things I’ve Learned From Dying’ and ‘The Death Class’

Professor Dow’s newest book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying, was reviewed by the New York Times. Professor Dow’s previous book, The Autobiography of an Execution, was also mentioned in the review.

Companies Fleeing Taxes Pay CEOs Extra as Law Backfires

Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg.com article about the unintended consequences of a 2004 law that sought to penalize executives whose companies reincorporated in other nations to reduce tax obligations. The article was also published on the San Francisco Chronicle and Bloomberg Businessweek websites.

U.S. Tax Court Treaty Shopping Case Could Test Limits of Anti-Conduit Regs

Professor Wells was quoted extensively by Tax Notes Today in an article on a U.S. Tax Court treaty-shopping case involving intercompany debt incurred by Ingersoll-Rand Co. in connection with its 2001 reincorporation in Bermuda.

Law professor sees trouble brewing along the HIX horizon, but is the sky falling?

Employee Benefits News featured Professor Chandler’s blog discussing prospects for health care enrollment.

CLASP lectures cover court, history and more

Dean Alderman will be speaking as part of the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs lecture series on February 6th regarding "The People's Court" according to an article from the Bay Area Citizen website.

Indiana among WellPoint’s weakest exchange states

Professor Chandler's ACA Death Spiral blog was quoted in an article from the Indianapolis Business Journal website regarding health care exchange enrollment in Indiana.     

‘Flappers,’ ‘Body Counts,’ ‘A Curious Madness,’ and ‘Things I’ve Learned from Dying’

Professor Dow’s newest book, THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM DYING: A BOOK ABOUT LIFE, was reviewed by Boston Globe.

‘Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life’ by David R. Dow

Professor Dow’s newest book, THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM DYING: A BOOK ABOUT LIFE, was reviewed by the Washington Post.

Chilling Testimony Of Death Row Executioners Casts Dark Shadow Over Entire System

An obituary Professor Dow wrote in memory of Johnny Joe Martinez, an executed inmate Dow represented, was quoted in an article on the PolicyMic website.

Has 76­year­old inmate outlived his death sentence?

Professor Dow is quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about his client, Jack Harry Smith, a 76 year-old Texas inmate who has been on death row since his sentencing in 1978.

Friday at SESW 2014

Professor Olivas will be the speaker for the opening plenary session of the 2014 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship conference in Houston on February 28, as announced on the conference website.

UHLC’s Olivas kicks out the jams on radio

Professor Olivas’ new NPR show, “The Law of Rock and Roll” will debut on Friday, January 24 at 8:20 a.m. on KANW, 89.1 FM, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according an article on the law center’s website.

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' widow seeks to keep his will secret

Professor Buckles was quoted in an article on the Dallas Morning News’ website, commenting on the general expectation in state law that a will is a public document and the use of trusts by some wealthy families to keep financial details of their estates private.

Prof gauges exchange death spiral risk

An article available on BenefitsPro.com quotes from Professor Chandler’s commentary on his ACA Death Spiral Blog analyzing the latest Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange enrollment activity statistics.

Texas Ban on Gay Marriage in Jeopardy

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KTRH regarding a recent federal court decision striking down Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban and how it may impact Texas. 

Erick Munoz, Husband Of Pregnant Wife Marlise Munoz On Life Support, Sues Fort Worth Hospital

Husband sues Fort Worth hospital to remove wife from life support

Professor Winslade’s comments to the Dallas Morning News regarding the rights of family members of legally dead persons were reprinted in articles from the International Business Times and the Amarillo Globe-News. 

Girlfriend overcharges on your card -- you responsible for bill?

ABC 13 posted a video of Dean Alderman discussing legal issues relevant to consumer use of credit cards. 

HHS: Young adults make up only 24% of exchange enrollees

FierceHealthPayer quoted Professor Chandler discussing the demographics of new enrollees in federal health insurance exchanges.

Husband sues Fort Worth hospital to remove pregnant wife from life support

The Dallas News quoted Professor Winslade discussing the rights of family members of legally dead persons.

Small Businesses and Obamacare

Professor Chandler wrote an article published in the National Review online. The article discusses how the Affordable Care Act will affect small businesses’ health insurance purchasing decisions.

Obamacare may get sick if young Americans don't sign up

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Reuters article regarding the consequences for the Affordable Care Act if more young adults do not sign up for health insurance coverage.  This article appeared on multiple news websites. 

From Death Row To A Family Pet: 'Things I've Learned From Dying'

Professor Dow appeared on the Texas Matters radio show to discuss his new book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life. 

BISD fraud case could complicate future bonds

Professor Kwok was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article commenting on how the fraud indictments of two finance officers for the Beaumont Independent School District may affect bond ratings for the district.

Heater issues leaves family freezing cold

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK-TV (ABC-13) and quoted in an article on the station’s website commenting on a landlord’s responsibility to repair a heating system.

Book review: ‘Things I’ve Learned From Dying,’ by David Dow

Professor Dow’s new book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying was reviewed by the Dallas Morning News.

Abortion foes like appeals panel

Professor Bruhl was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' review of a district court ruling that declared part of a new Texas abortion law unconstitutional. Professor Bruhl comments on the make-up of the three-judge panel who will review the case. The article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.

Savvy Consumer: 14 tools for getting help in 2014

Dean Alderman’s book, Know Your Rights! Answers to Texans’ Everyday Legal Questions, and the law center’s Texas Consumer Complaint Center were both listed as top resources for consumers in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about tools for becoming a better consumer in 2014.

Richard Alderman answers your questions

Dean Alderman answered legal questions about automobile purchase and personal injury on KTRK TV.  The video can be viewed at http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=9378981.

Allowed to Join the Bar, but Not to Take a Job

Professor Olivas was quoted by The New York Times discussing the consequences of the California Supreme Court’s ruling that immigration status is irrelevant to fitness for bar membership.

 

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