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Strict Texas Law Makes Ebola Lawsuits Unlikely

texasobserver.org — One of the unexpected lessons from the Ebola cases in Dallas may well be how thoroughly Texas protects hospitals-and their insurance companies-from answering for critical lapses in care. When Thomas Eric Duncan entered the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's emergency room on Sept.
Oct 22, 2014

If you think screw-ups with Ebola treatment mean someone at Presby's gonna pay big... think again. texasobserver.org/ebola-dallas-t…

Oct 22, 2014

Great piece by @PatrickMichels: how TX tort reform laws make it almost impossible for Ebola victims to sue hospitals. texasobserver.org/ebola-dallas-t…

Bret Anthony Johnston's "Remember Me Like This" Reviewed

texasobserver.org — Bret Anthony Johnston is the stereotypical young literary author. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, received a James Michener Fellowship, was named a "5 under 35" writer by the National Book Foundation, and is currently the director of creative writing at Harvard University, all after publishing just one book of short stories.
Oct 22, 2014

"Remember Me Like This is a stereotypical young literary author’s debut novel." ow.ly/DagHM

A Dallas Company Finds Profit in Video-Only Jail Visitations

texasobserver.org — There's nothing nice about jail. The food stinks. There's nothing to do. People are in a bad mood. The best you can hope for is to get out quickly with minimal hassle.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @pamelacolloff: Important story by @Forrest4Trees on how TX jails are replacing face-to-face visits with $1/minute videoconferencing texasobserver.org/a-dallas-compa…

Oct 21, 2014

"Securus charges callers as much as a dollar a minute to use its video services, and jails get a 20 to 25% cut." texasobserver.org/a-dallas-compa…

Oct 21, 2014

Important story by @Forrest4Trees on how TX jails are replacing face-to-face visits with $1/minute videoconferencing texasobserver.org/a-dallas-compa…

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