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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Attorney Craig Sico Obtains Restraining Order in Water Contamination Case

    Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P. is proud to announce that Attorney Craig Sico has secured an early victory in a suit involving Corpus Christi's current water contamination crisis. On December 15, 2016, Attorney Sico secured a temporary restraining order against Valero and Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. on behalf of his clients, the owners of WaterStreet, Ltd. and Costa Sur Peruvian ...
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  • Three Potentially Dangerous Holiday Gifts

    Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? There is no shortage of ideas out there, but there are a few products you may want to know more about before making your purchase. On this blog, we examine three gift ideas and discuss what you should know before giving them to a loved one. The Latest Cell Phones Samsung has been in some pretty hot water lately after the lithium-polymer ...
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  • Deadly Chattanooga Bus Crash Leaves Operator in Trouble

    A deadly bush crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee has a major nationwide school bus operator in hot water again. The crash, which occurred Monday afternoon and killed at least six children aged between Kindergarten and 5 th grade, is one of now four fatal crashes that Durham School Service buses have sustained in the last two years. The driver of the bus has been arrested and charged with vehicular ...
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  • Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P. Opens San Antonio Office

    Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P. is excited to announce that we will be expanding our personal injury and commercial litigation operations to San Antonio. This new office will be the third regional expansion for our firm in recent years and joins the ranks of our other satellite locations in Houston, Texas and Pasadena, California. The San Antonio office will be headed by partner Jason ...
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  • Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P. Files First California Bus Accident Lawsuit

    Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P. has filed the first lawsuit involving the deadly bush crash just outside of Palm Springs, California. The October 23 crash injured 31 and killed 13, including Gustavo Garcia and Tony Mai. Attorneys David E. Harris and Jane M. Braugh are now representing the families of Mr. Garcia and Mr. Mai, who have been devastated by their sudden loss. The accident ...
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  • Atchison, Kansas Plant Causes Large Chemical Spill

    Residents of the town of Atchison, Kansas found themselves scrambling for shelter when a massive plume of potentially toxic chemicals spilled into the air starting shortly after 8:00 A.M. local time on October 21st. Residents claimed the thick smoke smelled like chlorine or bleach, signaling a potential chemical hazard. At the time of this writing, nobody has been seriously injured, but 18 people ...
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  • The Health Hazards of Spray Foam Insulation

    Spray foam is one of the hottest technologies in home insulation. The EPA and ENERGY STAR commissions have both heavily advocated it as a worthwhile investment for homeowners due to its remarkable ability to keep heat in your home in winter and out of it in summer. While this is a good thing for your energy bills, this technology has not been without its flaws—it has been linked to severe and ...
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  • Am I Eligible to File For Insurance Bad Faith?

    Insurance companies have many duties to their policyholders, but probably the most obvious one would be to adhere to the terms of the policies they sell. In order to do so, they must follow their protocol, which includes investigating the incident that resulted in the loss or injuries, determine the amount that is covered, and then pay for that value. Additionally, they must do all of this within ...
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  • Millions of Vehicles Impacted by the Takata Airbag Recall

    There is a very good chance you might be driving a car impacted by the single biggest safety recall in automotive history. On November 7, 2014 the New York Times published an article indicating that automotive airbag manufacturing giant Takata was well aware of numerous safety defects with their products for several years before they filed for approval from federal regulators in the United States. ...
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  • IKEA Recalls Dressers due to Tip Hazard

    Swedish furniture giant IKEA has issued a voluntary recall of a large portion of their selection of chests and dressers due to a serious risk of injuries, particularly to children. IKEA cites the failure of the pieces to meet the performance requirements of voluntary U.S. industry standards. In a release posted on their website , IKEA noted “The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they ...
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  • The NFL's Landmark Concussion Settlement

    The NFL has recently found itself at the center of a controversial and landmark lawsuit regarding the safety and long-term health of its players. After a long period of litigation and appeals, the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association settled for a lawsuit that will see the league pay out nearly $1 billion to more than 20,000 former players. The reason for the payout? The players were able to argue ...
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  • Is My Swimming Pool Safe for Summer?

    With the rising temperatures of summer, many Americans will opt to beat the heat by heading to their local swimming pool for a refreshing dip. Whether this is in their own backyard, a local community pool, or a city public facility, swimming pools are usually easily accessible, frequently visited, and also carry a certain level of risk that must be taken seriously. All swimming pools carry danger ...
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  • What are "White Collar Crimes?"

    When you hear the term “white collar crime,” what do you immediately think of? Guys in expensive suits stealing millions of dollars from their companies in their high-rise office buildings? This is one way Hollywood likes to portray white collar crimes, and the truth is it’s not really that far off. The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines a “white collar crime” as “those illegal acts which are ...
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  • What You Need to Know about Auto Products Liability

    Sometimes auto accidents aren’t caused by another driver’s negligence, but by a defect in your car, SUV or motorcycle. If you’ve been injured in an accident and suspect that you were driving a vehicle with a defective part or design, it’s important to understand what your case entails when you decide to take legal action. Types of Claims If you’re filing a motor vehicle products liability claim, ...
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  • Stay Connected with Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P.

    At Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P. , we proudly serve two important practice areas: personal injury and commercial litigation . Not only do we serve these two areas in our native Texas, we are also pleased to offer professional legal services nationwide. No matter where you are, if you are facing a case in which you need skilled legal representation, do not hesitate to contact the ...
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