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Mandatory Legal Malpractice Insurance: Exposing Lawyers' Blind Spots, Susan S. Fortney 2019 Texas A&M University School of Law

Mandatory Legal Malpractice Insurance: Exposing Lawyers' Blind Spots, Susan S. Fortney

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

The legal landscape for lawyers’ professional liability in the United States is changing. In 2018, Idaho implemented a new rule requiring that lawyers carry legal malpractice insurance. The adoption of the Idaho rule was the first move in forty years by a state to require legal malpractice insurance since Oregon mandated lawyer participation in a malpractice insurance regime. Over the last two years, a few states have considered whether their jurisdictions should join Oregon and Idaho in requiring malpractice insurance for lawyers in private practice. To help inform the discussion, the article examines different positions taken in the debate on ...


The Fiduciary Obligations Of Public Officials, Vincent R. Johnson 2019 St. Mary's University School of Law

The Fiduciary Obligations Of Public Officials, Vincent R. Johnson

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

At various levels of government, the conduct of public officials is often regulated by ethical standards laid down by legislative enactments, such as federal or state statutes or municipal ordinances. These rules of government ethics are important landmarks in the field of law that defines the legal and ethical obligations of public officials. Such provisions can form the basis for the kinds of government ethics training that helps to minimize wrongful conduct by public servants and reduces the risk that the performance of official duties will be clouded by appearances of impropriety. Codified government ethics rules also frequently provide mechanisms ...


The Practitioner’S Guide To Properly Responding To Requests For Disclosure Under The Texas Discovery Rules, Robert K. Wise, Kennon L. Wooten 2019 Lillard Wise Szygenda pllc

The Practitioner’S Guide To Properly Responding To Requests For Disclosure Under The Texas Discovery Rules, Robert K. Wise, Kennon L. Wooten

St. Mary's Law Journal

Discovery, a pretrial procedure used to obtain information relating to the litigation, generally is the largest cost of civil litigation. By its very nature, discovery also is intrusive and invasive. Many practitioners are quick to dispute discovery requests, slow to produce information requested, and all too-eager to object at every stage of the discovery process.

This article relates to one of the most common types of written discovery—Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 194 disclosure requests, the responses to which are often incomplete and inadequate. Disclosure requests provide inexpensive, basic discovery without the delay relating to objections or work-product assertions ...


Federal Jurisdiction For Above-Ground Oil Storage Tanks: A Practical Analysis For Navigating Federal Regulations, Kathryn Hussong 2019 St. Mary's University School of Law

Federal Jurisdiction For Above-Ground Oil Storage Tanks: A Practical Analysis For Navigating Federal Regulations, Kathryn Hussong

St. Mary's Law Journal

Clear, consistent, and concise jurisdictional boundaries will aid pipeline operators to determine which regulations apply to their operations and associated facilities. This will help alleviate legal and financial risk to pipeline operators, who may be liable for noncompliance regardless of whether the pipeline operator or the associated refinery commits the violation. Overlapping state and federal regulations of pipelines and refineries has created confusion amongst operators regarding what regulations apply to their facilities. Three federal agencies—the Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) respectively—and a myriad of state ...


The State Of Texas Concurrent Resolution 19r474, José Menéndez, Four Price 2019 The Senate of Texas, District 26

The State Of Texas Concurrent Resolution 19r474, José Menéndez, Four Price

St. Mary's Law Journal

Joint legislative resolution recognizing the St. Mary's Law Journal 50th anniversary in 2019.


Municipal Annexation Reform In Texas: How A Victory For Property Rights Jeopardizes The State’S Financial Health, Julie Polansky Bell 2019 St. Mary's University School of Law

Municipal Annexation Reform In Texas: How A Victory For Property Rights Jeopardizes The State’S Financial Health, Julie Polansky Bell

St. Mary's Law Journal

Municipal annexation is the expansion of city boundaries. The greatest motivator behind municipal annexation is maintaining and improving economic prosperity of the annexing authority. The issue of annexation involves a balance of rights between property owners and municipalities of the state. Historically, Texas cities had broad annexation authority under an involuntary annexation scheme. However, in recent years the power has shifted as lawmakers have given property owners greater control over the annexation process. This trend culminated in the passage of the Municipal Annexation Right to Vote Act (MARVA) by the 85th Texas Legislature, which severely limits annexation authority.

Texas municipalities ...


The Application Of Title Ii Of The Americans With Disabilities Act To Employment Discrimination: Why The Circuits Have Gotten It Wrong, William Brooks 2019 Touro Law Center

The Application Of Title Ii Of The Americans With Disabilities Act To Employment Discrimination: Why The Circuits Have Gotten It Wrong, William Brooks

William M. Brooks

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Bureau For Private Postsecondary Education, Junhee Park, R. C. Fellmeth 2019 University of San Diego

Bureau For Private Postsecondary Education, Junhee Park, R. C. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


California Board Of Accountancy, Brian Attard, Betsy Gopinath 2019 University of San Diego

California Board Of Accountancy, Brian Attard, Betsy Gopinath

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Committee Of Bar Examiners, Samantha Steed, Bridget Fogarty Gramme 2019 University of San Diego

Committee Of Bar Examiners, Samantha Steed, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Pharmacy, John LaCrosse, John Mysliwiec, Bridget Fogarty Gramme 2019 University of San Diego

Board Of Pharmacy, John Lacrosse, John Mysliwiec, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Dental Board Of California, Helene E. Mayer, Bridget Fogarty Gramme 2019 University of San Diego

Dental Board Of California, Helene E. Mayer, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Medical Board Of California, Mason Bettencourt, Betsy Gopinath 2019 University of San Diego

Medical Board Of California, Mason Bettencourt, Betsy Gopinath

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Registered Nursing, Heather Morse, Bridget Fogarty Gramme 2019 University of San Diego

Board Of Registered Nursing, Heather Morse, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Veterinary Medical Board, Kelsey Burns, Betsy Gopinath 2019 University of San Diego

Veterinary Medical Board, Kelsey Burns, Betsy Gopinath

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Contractors’ State License Board, Natasha Pulido, Betsy Gopinath 2019 University of San Diego

Contractors’ State License Board, Natasha Pulido, Betsy Gopinath

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


California Public Utilities Commission, Charles Kreuzberger, Thomas G. Routson, Negin Taleb, R. C. Fellmeth 2019 University of San Diego

California Public Utilities Commission, Charles Kreuzberger, Thomas G. Routson, Negin Taleb, R. C. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Department Of Insurance, Sarah Marie Burgh, Joseph Cheng, J. D. Fellmeth 2019 University of San Diego

Department Of Insurance, Sarah Marie Burgh, Joseph Cheng, J. D. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Bureau Of Cannabis Control, Nicole Cohen, Guinness Costello, R. C. Fellmeth 2019 University of San Diego

Bureau Of Cannabis Control, Nicole Cohen, Guinness Costello, R. C. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


State Bar Of California, Ashley Kearney, Bridget Fogarty Gramme 2019 University of San Diego

State Bar Of California, Ashley Kearney, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


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