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Palestine Woman’s Last Chance After Tragic Accident

An accident left a former prom queen from Palestine High School with permanent brain damage. She was awarded $8 million, but an appeals court overturned a key part of the verdict.

09/11/2012

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Sen. Wendy Davis Hopes New Tax Can Help Tackle Rape Kit Backlog

A state senator from Fort Worth wants to clear a huge backlog of untested rape kits in evidence rooms across Texas.

05/31/2012

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Texas Supreme Court Orders State To Pay Ex-Inmate $2 Million

Allen was convicted of two 1983 Dallas-area murders. But his conviction was reversed in 2009 and he was freed.

05/18/2012

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3 Members Of Texas Supreme Court Face Re-Election

Three members of the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court face re-election this year, but two will have to survive primary opponents who accuse the court of becoming too pro-business.

05/15/2012

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Ex-Inmate Struggles To Cash In On Compensation Law

Billy Frederick Allen spent more than 25 years in prison before an appeals court overturned his convictions in two murders. Three years after winning his freedom, Allen is fighting the state again — this time for the $2 million he says he’s owed for wrongful imprisonment.

03/17/2012

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State Supreme Court: Employees Can’t Sue After Signing Waiver

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled an employer can force a long-time worker to sign an agreement not to sue if they are fired. Then the business can fire the employee.

03/12/2012

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Texas Man Exonerated By DNA To Get More Money

Texas will pay a Dallas County man released from prison in 2006 after DNA evidence exonerated him of a rape that he did not commit an additional $753,000 on top of $1 million already paid for the 20 years he spent wrongfully imprisoned.

11/27/2011

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Case Against Texas Business Tax Before Top Court

Attorneys for the state are set to defend Texas’ business tax. Claims that it violates the Texas Constitution are part of a case starting Monday in the Texas Supreme Court.

10/24/2011

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Texas Supreme Court Upholds $5 Strip Club Fee

The Texas Supreme Court has upheld a $5 entry fee for customers to strip clubs that serve alcohol.

08/26/2011

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Texas Exoneree Suing To Receive Full Compensation

One of Texas’ best-known wrongly convicted men sued the state comptroller Monday claiming he’s been denied full compensation for the time he spent in prison.

08/15/2011

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DNA Exonerees Say Texas Unfairly Cut Compensation

Before DNA tests proved his innocence, Ronald Taylor spent more than 14 years in prison for a Houston rape he did not commit.

CBSDFW.COM–11/28/2010

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