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Hankinson LLP Successfully Defends Against Effort to Transfer Venue Based on Pretrial Publicity

In this negligence case, a hospital filed a motion for change of venue on the eve of trial, arguing that publicity in the local media precluded it from receiving a fair and impartial trial.  The trial court did not grant the motion, and the hospital… + read more

In this negligence case, a hospital filed a motion for change of venue on the eve of trial, arguing that publicity in the local media precluded it from receiving a fair and impartial trial.  The trial court did not grant the motion, and the hospital sought mandamus relief in the Tyler Court of Appeals.  Rick Thompson argued the case to the court of appeals, which quickly denied the petition for writ of mandamus.  See In re East Tex. Med. Ctr. Athens, 154 S.W.3d 933 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2005, orig. proceeding).

 

 

Brett Kutnick Co-Authors a Paper on Punitive Damages that is Presented at the 18th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

In a comprehensive article entitled “Pondering Punitives:  Issues Arising at Trial and on Appeal,” co-author Brett Kutnick examines the variety of statutory, common law, and constitutional issues that arise in obtaining or defeating, upholding or overturning punitive damage awards in Texas. Attorney: Brett Kutnick Subject… + read more

In a comprehensive article entitled “Pondering Punitives:  Issues Arising at Trial and on Appeal,” co-author Brett Kutnick examines the variety of statutory, common law, and constitutional issues that arise in obtaining or defeating, upholding or overturning punitive damage awards in Texas.

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