Law and Politics

This is the third part and conclusion of an effort to review, analyze, and report on an ancient, out dated, theory of property common law called “public nuisance”, and its use and abuse by groups, through the American legal...
During the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) in Quebec City this year, an early morning insurance sponsored committee presentation on cyber security provided a very sobering view of...
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and I recently introduced the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2017 to ensure corporations file for bankruptcy in districts that allow small businesses, employees, retirees, creditors, and other...
 I have spent thirty-one years as in-house counsel, representing large manufacturing corporations in the United States; including nineteen years as Chief of Litigation at the third largest chemical manufacturer in the world...
The presentation highlighted significant steps that in-house counsel need to take in anticipation of large scale litigation involving lead contamination of drinking water, as well as other, related environmental issues...
Was it homegrown terrorism, hatred or random gun violence? Americans searching for answers after the Orlando shootings are finding no easy solutions from President Barack Obama, who is conceding that a deadly mix of...
Today, U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi, Texas) reintroduced the “Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act,” a bill to protect American companies at the...
Last week I voted in favor of a measure that would protect victims involved in class action litigation by ensuring that all members of a proposed class seeking monetary relief after suffering an injury have the same level...
In response to media reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used personal email to conduct official business, today I sent a letter to the State Department Inspector General demanding answers to specific...
In August of 2012, I began a series of articles titled, "A Lawless Presidency" and began looking into a huge scandal that involved the Obama Administration taking the pensions from salaried workers of Delphi and...
The internet is a vast, unlit wasteland where predators, terrorists, uber criminals, thieves, con-artists, pedophiles, sexual predators, character assassins-for-hire, and foreign government agents lurk undetected, unchecked...
In the midst of time sensitive negotiations between bipartisan members of congress working to legislate a permanent solution for DACA, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of...
The Obama regime, even though in possession of the above information, learned through FBI investigations and using undercover agents and private citizens cooperating with law enforcement, did nothing for years after learning...
Public Nuisance is not a new concept. It is an ancient common law concept dating back hundreds of years to the beginning of English common law. 1.   It can be traced to the feudalism of the Middle Ages and...
Over a number of years, I have watched, commented upon, participated in and written about the uniquely American legal phenomenon of “mass tort litigation” in this country. Asbestos, MTBE, Lead Paint; all are names that we...
Is wind turbine electricity even “green”? A number of very credible studies, according to Forbes Magazine, asserts that the actual costs of generating wind power is three times the cost of using natural gas to make the same...
Not long ago, in Houston, Texas we had a problem. Perhaps you have seen or heard about then Mayor Parker of Houston, the City Council of Houston, an in house attorney for the City of Houston, a few ordained, Christian...
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it”.George Santayana (paraphrased)
Last week, I introduced legislation that would extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for the Delphi Salaried Retirees.
After discovering miscarriages of justice and inconsistent applications of the law when investigating the Delphi bankruptcy and its connection to the auto bailouts, I started noticing something fishy about the Chapter 11...

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