In an effort to protect the public from COVID-19, some Texas county, city and school leaders are challenging Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that bans mask mandates. The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the governor’s order, but the issue is not over. Hearings are scheduled as a next step in the injunction process, in […]
While Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order that bans vaccine requirements and mandates on masks statewide, Dallas County administrative district judge Maricela Moore has issued an order that masks must be worn in Dallas County courthouses. Judge Moore’s directive is based on a July 19 Texas Supreme Court ruling encouraging administrative judges […]
Former President Trump filed a lawsuit against tech companies, claiming his removal from those platforms violated his First Amendment rights. LPHS constitutional law attorney David Coale explains the lawsuit to KLIF News & Information in the Morning. “If you pull out your pocket Constitution and look at the First Amendment, the first order of it is Congress…and […]
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that illegal immigrants deported and re-entering the country are not entitled to bond hearings. LPHS appellate partner David Coale discusses the case and if this ruling impacts the Biden Administration’s immigration policy. “This issue is something that kind of stands on its own. It’s important to these people, it’s important to this […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the NCAA in a unanimous decision that says the organization cannot prevent athletes from receiving benefits outside scholarships. LPHS appellate attorney David Coale explains what that means. “The court said two important things; it said guys you are running a business here. This is a big industry, it’s billions of dollars. […]
Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman announced her decision to resign from the bench effective Friday, June 11. LPHS appellate partner David Coale reflects on her legacy to Texas Lawyer. ““She comes well-prepared, and she comes well-armed,” said Mr. Coale. “She brought a lot of enthusiasm for it, and you don’t see that every day. That is going […]
A new Texas state law will allow individuals to carry firearms without a permit. LPHS appellate and constitutional law attorney David Coale discusses the new law and restrictions for those with misdemeanor and felony convictions with KXAN NBC Austin. “Some more procedures are going to be needed — those are going to depend on where the person […]
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, it has been recognized as one of two commercial litigation firms in DFW ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners. Additionally, four LPHS partners have been ranked as top commercial litigation lawyers in DFW by Chambers and Partners: Mike Lynn, Eric Pinker, Michael K. Hurst, […]
LPHS appellate attorney David Coale discussed three recent appellate cases with the Dallas media, including the Amber Guyger appeal in the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, and the cheerleader free speech case and the concealed handgun case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. View David’s interviews in KLIF News & Information in the Morning, Dallas Morning News and WFAA ABC Dallas.
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann is proud to announce the recent recognition of five LPHS attorneys as 2021 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers: Greg Brassfield, Pat Disbennett, Jared Eisenberg, Chisara Ezie-Boncoeur, and Jervonne Newsome.