< Powers Taylor Forces Production of Documents in Suspected Investor Fraud Case

On November 5, 2014, Mark Taylor obtained a Writ of Mandamus from a Collin County judge, ordering that Sethi Petroleum, LLC allow the inspection of its books and records related to an oil and gas joint venture.  Plano-based Sethi Petroleum had raised approximately $1,000,000 from individual investors to form the Bakken Patriot 5-8 Joint Venture, including a substantial investment from… read more →

< Are Nursing Homes Providing Adequate Levels of Care?

The Center for Public Integrity recently released a report investigating the information provided through the Nursing Home Compare website. As a result of their investigation they have found a clear problem with the current self-reporting system. Currently 80% of nursing homes in the US have reported nurse staffing levels that are higher than those calculated through their cost reports. The… read more →

< WSJ Article Leads to Unwarranted Criticism of Nursing Home Lawyers

After reading an October 3, 2014 article in the Wall Street Journal, Lawsuits Rattle Nursing-Home Chains, I was shocked by the reader comments posted on the Journal’s internet site. The comments were overwhelming negative towards the nursing home lawyer featured in the article, calling him a “jackal,” accusing him of bringing down the entire U.S. economy, and blaming him for… read more →

< Is Forced Arbitration an Unconscionable Agreement?

More and more corporations are choosing to insert mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts with consumers and in the “terms of use” that consumers must accept to utilize corporate services.  As described in the film “Lost in the Fine Print,” these forced arbitration clauses are depriving many consumers of any meaningful remedy when the corporation commits acts of negligence or… read more →

< Texas Nursing Homes Are Ranked the Worst in the US

Did you know? According to the Families for Better Care Texas nursing homes have the worst rating in the United States. A local news station in Amarillo broke the story earlier this week calling for a change in our long-term care system. Their investigation revealed some eye opening statistics into the state of Texas nursing homes. According to the 2014… read more →

< Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas. Dozens could be Dead, Hundreds Injured In Texas

West Fertilizer Plant Explosion Expected to Trigger Personal Injury Claims Powers Taylor LLP is investigating the cause of the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. Initial reports indicate that the damage surrounding the West Fertilizer Plant has been severe. This type of industrial accident is usually attributable to negligence on the part of plant… read more →

< Pedestrian Killed in Hit-And –Run Accident in Austin

Austin police reported that an unidentified pedestrian was killed in an accident on First Street near Stassney Lane.  The accident occurred around 2:00 am and the driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and no description of the vehicle is available. Leaving the scene of an accident in Texas in… read more →

< Fall Down Apartment Stairs Leads to Lawsuit

If you fall down a flight of stairs, you probably figure that you should have been more careful, or that you were just unlucky.  That’s what Powers Taylor’s newest client thought.  But after a friend urged him to at least check with a lawyer, and a premises defect lawyer from Powers Taylor examined the scene, everyone’s opinion changed. The eyewitness… read more →

< Nursing Home Commission Appointment Raises Concern

Last week, House Speaker John Boehner appointed Stephen L. Guillard to serve on the new 15 member Commission on Long Term Care.  As an attorney who represents victims of nursing home neglect, I am concerned about this appointment.  Mr. Guillard is the retired Chief Operating Officer of HCR Manor Care, the nation’s largest operator of nursing home and long-term care… read more →

< Cruise Ship Passenger’s May Face Difficulties Getting Fair Compensation

When Carnival Cruise Line’s Triumph lost power on February 10 in the Gulf of Mexico, its passengers immediately experienced a devastating loss.  Their dream vacations were immediately altered into a “cruise from hell,” with food shortages, overflowing sewage, and no air conditioning.  But can those passengers recover any compensation for their losses? The outcome of any legal claims against Carnival will… read more →



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