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1 Bulletin May 2010 June 10-11, 2010 Fort Worth Convention Center and Omni Hotel Two days of quality CLE right in your own back yard! More Than 40 State Bar Section Events, PLUS Atticus Finch and Ethics Bench Bar CLE General Counsel Forum Diversity Forum Hot Topics and Updates Legal Innovation Track Managing Your Law Practice Register Before May 10 and Save!

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3 Tarrant County Bar Association Phone: (817) Fax: (817) Website: Officers President...John Allen Chalk, Sr. President-Elect...W. Bradley Parker Vice President...Robert E. Aldrich, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer...J. Benjamin Barlow Elected Directors Michael P. Heiskell Michael J. Henry Steven C. Laird David E. Keltner David R. Seidler Lori A. Spearman Appointed Directors Ann L. Diamond Caroline C. Harrison Immediate Past President Heather L. King FORT WORTH-TARRANT COUNTY YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT Brooke A. Ulrickson EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Patricia Graham, PLS, CLAS EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS STATE BAR OF TEXAS DIRECTORS Janna Clarke Mark G. Daniel ABA DELEGATE Judge David Evans BAR BULLETIN Roger Simon, Editor Tanya Pierce, Assistant Editor Pat Leake, PLS, CLAS, Staff Editor The Tarrant County Bar Bulletin is a monthly publication of the Tarrant County Bar Association. Articles, photos, and events for the calendar, suggestions, or comments should be directed to 1315 Calhoun Street, Fort Worth, Texas Deadline for submission is the 20th day of the month, two months before the date of the issue (e.g. April 20th for the June issue). Items for publication may be sent by fax to or to in Word format. Articles published in the Bar Bulletin do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Tarrant County Bar Association, its officers, or the Board of Directors. Calendar listings, classifieds, advertisements, and feature articles should not be considered an endorsement of any service, product, program, seminar, or event. by John Allen Chalk, Sr. A Salute to TCBA s Finest Law Day will be celebrated by our TCBA members with a dinner on May 4, 2010, at the Fort Worth Club. During this annual recognition of the rule of law, we will recognize some of TCBA s finest members: Allan Howeth, the 2010 Blackstone Honoree; the Honorable Charles Bleil, the 2010 Silver Gavel Honoree; and Steven C. Laird, the 2010 Professionalism Honoree. These three lawyers are the best examples of what is decent, good, honorable, ethical, and professional about Tarrant County lawyers. TCBA s finest members are represented in these three honorees. Our congratulations and best wishes go to these exemplary lawyers for their years of service (and many more, we hope) to our community and to our profession. Bench Bar Conference - Great Success! A big thanks to Janet Denton, chair, and Greg Lehrmann, chair-elect, and all the hard-working members of the Bench Bar Conference Committee. The 2010 Bench Bar Conference had to be the best. Hope you didn t miss the wonderful opportunity to get to better know our Tarrant County judges and lawyers. Thanks to All-Star CLE Planners and Speakers Robert G. West, chair of the All-Star CLE Committee, and David F. Johnson, chair-elect, along with their committee members, planned and presented an excellent All-Star CLE program on March 4, 2010, at the TCBA Bar Center. Professor Elizabeth Miller, of the Baylor Law School, started the day with a timely discussion and an informative paper on Changes and Trends in Entity Structures Under the Business Organizations Code. The program ended with one of the best panels of judges that I have heard, with David Johnson as moderator and the Honorable Terry R. Means, the Honorable Donald J. Cosby, and the Honorable Melody M. Wilkinson as panel members. The judges discussed a number of highly relevant topics and gave lots of helpful suggestions for practitioners in their respective courts. Every topic covered something useful to the practicing lawyer, and every speaker was well prepared. Thanks to all our presenters and to the All-Star CLE Committee. Thanks to Justice Dixon Holman We closed out our bar year CLE Luncheons with a great presentation from Justice Dixon Holman on Lawyer and Judge, Section IV of the Texas Lawyer s Creed. At the same luncheon, we honored TCBA s fifty-year lawyers: C. Harold Brown, Roger D. Brown, Arch Burton Gilbert, Pearl Katz, John L. McLain, Jerry D. Minton, Bruce Petty, Sam Rosen, Albert C. Ross, Steven S. Stavron, Stanley E. Wilkes, and Herschel C. Winn. Our congratulations go to this group of excellent lawyers and bar leaders. May their tribe increase! State Bar Annual Meeting in Fort Worth on June 10-11, 2010 For the first time in many years, the SBOT Annual Meeting will take place in Fort Worth. SBOT President Roland Johnson asked David Keltner and Janna Clarke to chair the SBOT Planning Committee, and they are doing a great job. If you are called to help by either of them or by another member of the committee, please give them your help. We will have several thousand lawyers from all over Texas in Fort Worth on June 10 and 11. Be an unofficial ambassador and greet as many of these lawyers as possible. Register for the Annual Meeting and spend as much time as your schedule will permit at the Annual Meeting in the Fort Worth Convention Center. Roland Johnson has worked tirelessly and done a magnificent job as SBOT president. No one could have represented the TCBA better at the state level than Roland. continued to Page 4 TCBA Bulletin May

4 Yes, the TCBA membership can be proud of this community service. Give yourselves a high five. We did it! The committee challenged the law firms to see which firm could have the most people, including attorneys, staff, family, and friends, donate blood. The drive was a big success: 105 people came to the drive to give blood, donating 84 total units. Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP won the Gallon Award this year, with 38 people attending and 30 units donated. Congratulations! This year, there were two things different about the Blood Drive. First, the drive was held at the Tarrant County Bar Center. Second, comittee Chair Lewis Miltenberger beat the bushes and came up with some fabulous door prizes to entice participants. Great job! A big Thank You to the door prize sponsors: Gift cards for Starbuck s traveler packs won by Adam Hahn; (Starbuck s also donated the coffee service during the Drive) A Night on the Town -- a night at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, plus a $50 gift card for dinner & a movie, donated by HG Litigation Services and won by Judge Don Cosby; A Night at the Square -- a night at the Hilton Hotel Southlake, plus a $50 gift card for dinner & a movie, donated by HG Litigation Services and won by Elizabeth Bridwell; A Night with the Stars against the Edmonton Oilers four tickets to the STARS game on Friday, April 2,, won by Brieanna Fenton; President s Page - continued from Page 3 We Need Your Membership for ! For the first time in a number of years, TCBA may end the bar year with fewer members than we ended the previous bar year. Though we continue to get first-time members, A Date with the RANGERS a voucher valued at $200 for four tickets to a future Rangers home game, won by Kristen Smith; PLUS latecomer door prize of a zipped sports bag full of sports goodies, a large umbrella, AND a $100 U. S. Savings Bond, from REGIONS BANK, SOUTHLAKE BRANCH, won by Linda Roeder. We had a special drawing for the first-time blood donors of a $40 gift card to the Movie Tavern, and Janet Cannaday won that prize. Also, a big Thank You goes to the sponsors who donated money to help with the expenses of the drive: Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell, L.L.P. Blaies & Hightower, L.L.P. Brackett & Ellis, P.C. Broude Smith & Jennings PC Cantey Hanger, LLP Cotten, Schmidt & Abbott, L.L.P. Goodrich, Postnikoff & Albertson, LLP Janet Hahn, Attorney Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Jose, Henry, Brantley, MacLean & Alvarado, L.L.P. Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP Miltenberger Law Firm, PLLC Noteboom Law Firm Ross & Matthews, P.C. Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff, & Miller, L.L.P. Thompson & Knight, L.L.P. Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Sawyer, L.L.P. Perrotti s Pizza on Berry Falcon Litigation Solutions it appears that we will have a loss of approximately fifty members from last year all are members who didn t renew. Though this is not the time for existing TCBA members to fail to renew their TCBA memberships, now, more than ever, TCBA members need to build and maintain their Blood Drive Committee (l-r): Sharon Millians, Chair Lewis Miltenberger, Carol Traylor, and TCBA President John Allen Chalk, Sr. Door Prize Winners l-r (top row): Brieanna Fenton, Janet Cannaday, Judge Don Cosby, Kristen Smith, (kneeling) Adam Hahn & Linda Roeder. (Elizabeth Bridwell not available for photo.) relationships with bench and bar. Good things happen when we meet together, learn together, problem-solve together, and relax together. Plan now to make sure that you renew your TCBA membership for when you get your first renewal notice. 4 May 2010 TCBA Bulletin

5 On May 4, 2010, the Law Day Awards Dinner will be held at the Fort Worth Club, in the Horizon Room. The cost of the tickets is $60 per person. For a reservation, immediately contact Sherry Jones at the TCBA offices. This event is a time when the Tarrant County Bar Association and the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association celebrate and recognize outstanding members for the associations most prestigious awards. The cash-bar reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and the dinner and awards begin at 7:15 p.m. The 2009 Blackstone Award will be presented to Allan Howeth of Cantey Hanger, LLP. He has been licensed to practice law since 1963, the same year he joined the firm. His main practice areas are in Estate Planning, Probate, and Tax Law, and he is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and in Probate Law. Mr. Howeth exemplifies the criteria for the award, as he has demonstrated ability, integrity, and courage in his legal career. He has served as officer, director, and trustee on many worthwhile community and legal associations, including serving as past president of TCBA, and the Fort Worth-Tarrant County YLA, as well as a fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. Mr. Howeth has been a foundational member of the Cantey Hanger law firm, and he served as the firm s managing partner from 1985 to The 2010 Silver Gavel Award to honor a judge who has served on the bench for not less than 10 years and has made a substantial contribution to the judiciary will be presented to United States Magistrate Judge Charles Bleil. Judge Bleil served the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, from 1996 until last month, when he retired. Before this position, he served as a justice of the Sixth Court of Appeals of Texas and as judge of the Fifth District Court of Texas. He received his J. D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in He then served as a captain in the United States Army, Judge Advocate General s Corps, and in private practice in a law firm from 1971 to1978. Judge Bleil has served as a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Life Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, and Texas Bar Foundation, and he is an emeritus member and past president of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court. He is a member of many legal and community organizations and has authored or co-authored several published articles. The 2010 Professionalism Award will be presented to Steven C. Laird. This award is for distinguished professional conduct benefitting the public and the legal community. Mr. Laird received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in His practice includes personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and business litigation. He is among a distinguished and select number of lawyers in Texas who are board certified in three specific areas of practice personal injury trial law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and civil trial law by The National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been an active and supportive member of TCBA for many years. He currently serves as a director, and he has served on many committees and hosted many events on behalf of the Bar. He is also an emeritus member and past president of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court and a charter fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. The 2010 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recipient, chosen by the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, is Caroline C. Harrison. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in May Since September 2004, Ms. Harrison has been an associate attorney in the employment and litigation department of Cantey Hanger, LLP. Ms. Harrison has demonstrated professional proficiency, service to the profession, and service to the community in many ways. She is past president of FW-TCYLA and a current director of TCBA. She has also served as a chair or member of various committees and sections in both associations. As well as her work on the bar associations, she is active on committees with Speedway Children s Charities, Girls, Inc., and Women s Chamber of Commerce of Texas, Tarrant County Affiliate. She has also served as a volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement since CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OFFICERS AND BOARD President: W. Bradly Parker President-Elect: Robert E. Aldrich, Jr. Vice President: J. Benjamin Barlow Secretary-Treasurer: Ann L. Diamond Director, Place 4: Robert G. West Director, Place 5: Christie S. Glenn Director, Place 6: Karmen Johnson Continuing Directors to 2011 are: Michael J. Henry, David E. Keltner, and Lori A. Spearman TCBA Bulletin May

6 T ARRANT C OUNT Y B AR A SSOC IAT ION S ALUT ES I T S CLUB MEMBERS Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C. Albert Neely & Kuhlmann, LLP Allmand & Lee PLLC Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C. Bank of America Barlow Garsek & Simon, L.L.P. Barrett, Daffin, Frappier, Turner & Engel, LLC Bassel & Wilcox, P.L.L.C. Beadles Newman & Lawler, PC Berenson Firm P.C., The Bishop Payne Harvard & Kaitcer LLP Blaies & Hightower, L.L.P. The Blum Firm, P.C. Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC Bodoin, Agnew, Greene & Maxwell, P.C. Bourland & Kirkman, L.L.P. Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. Boyle & Lowry, L.L.P. Brackett & Ellis, P.C. Law Offices of Art Brender Broude Smith & Jennings PC Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell, L.L.P. Bruner & Pappas LLP Law Offices of Suzanne I. Calvert & Associates Cantey Hanger LLP Cash America International Chalk, Cullum & Associates City Attorney s Office-City of Fort Worth Cokinos Bosien & Young, P.C. The Colaneri Firm, P.C. Cook Children s Health Care Systems Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, L.L.P. Craddock, Davis & Krause, LLP Curnutt & Hafer, L.L.P. Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates, P.C. Dismuke, Waters & Sweet, P.C. Fillmore Law Firm, P.C. Forshey & Prostok, L.L.P. Friedman, Suder & Cooke Frost Bank Gardner Aldrich, LLP Goodrich Postnikoff & Albertson, LLP Gordon Sykes & Cheatham, LLP Griffith, Jay, & Michel, L.L.P. Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. Harrison-Steck, P.C. Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. Holland, Johns, Schwartz & Penny, L.L.P. Hoodenpyle & Lobert, P.C. Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Johnston Legal Group, P.C. Jose, Henry, Brantley, MacLean & Alvarado, L.L.P. K & L Gates LLP Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP Kirkley & Berryman, LLP Kobs, Haney & Hundley, LLC Landrith & Kulesz, L.L.P. Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C. Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, L.L.P. Lively & Associates, L.L.P. Loe, Warren, Rosenfield, Kaitcer, Hibbs, Windsor & Lawrence, P.C. McDonald Sanders, P.C. Mellina & Larson, P.C. Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. Murphy, Mahon, Keffler & Farrier, L.L.P. Naman Howell Smith & Lee, L.L.P Padfield & Stout, LLP Pennington & Hill, LLP Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Ray, L.L.P. Ross & Matthews, P.C. Second Court of Appeals Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P. Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla & Elam, LLP Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Thompson & Knight, LLP Wallach & Andrews, P.C. Watson, Caraway, Midkiff & Luningham, L.L.P. Weaver Law Firm Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P. Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, L.L.P. Whitley Penn, LLP Wilson, White & Doby, L.L.P. Winstead PC Wolf Law Firm, P.C., The Join the 100 Club today! Law firms, government agencies, law schools, and corporate legal departments with 100% of their attorneys (four or more) qualify. If your group has fewer than four attorneys, then people qualified as associates or students working for your group can become members, making your group eligible to join the 100 Club. The Association is proud of the participation of these law firms and other groups. It is not too late to join and get your name on this page! For additional information, contact Membership Director Cindy Rankin at the Bar Offices at or 6 May 2010 TCBA Bulletin

7 SEMINAR AND COURT STAFF APPRECIATION RECEPTION OF MARCH 29 AND 30 WERE A SUCCESS! Several months ago, TCBA learned that the Tarrant County Court Coordinators faced a dilemma. The court coordinators needed an additional offering of legal education to meet the requirements set by the State of Texas. The Court Staff Appreciation Committee accepted the task of developing a program that would help the coordinators meet their needs and that would also qualify for CLE credit for area attorneys. Chair and Moderator Kirk Bryant On March 29 and 30, the program, entitled A Continuing Legal Education Seminar, offered court coordinators 12 hours of legal education and attorneys 9 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hour of ethics. The seminar had 67 registrants, and all who attended enjoyed the presentations and appreciated the efforts of the attorneys and judges who made the program possible. Presentations were made on a variety of topics, such as Future Plans for the Court System; Diffusing Hostility; Judicial Ethics; Employee Rights; Criminal Practice; Legal Aspects of Compulsory Vaccinations; Twelve Things about Insurance; Community Property; Identify Theft; Review of the Methodist Justice Ministry; Economy; Estate Planning; Mental Health Law; and Fun with Guardianships & Ethics: Mayberry Style. A lot of great information was shared, and the attendees reported that the seminar was fun and informative. A special invitation was delivered to all court staff for the annual Court Staff Appreciation Reception, which was held on Tuesday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m., following the seminar. Almost 2/3rds of the TCBA parking lot was covered by a huge tent, under which sat lovely decorated tables that accommodated approximately 200 guests. There was a long line for the wonderful hot hors d oeuvres. In the Bar Center, more people congregated to visit and enjoy the evening. Many attorneys and judges attended, as did court-staff members from many of the federal and state courts. The following sponsors helped make the reception possible by their donations at various levels: Adams, Lynch & Loftin Anderson, Riddle & Kuehler L.L.P. Bassel & Wilcox, P.L.L.C. Blaies & Hightower Bodoin, Agnew, Greene & Maxwell, P.C. Bill Bowers Brackett & Ellis, P.C. Law Offices of Art Brender Brown Dean Wiseman Proctor Hart & Howell, LLP Tom Carr Judge Randy Catterton B. C. Cornish & Associates Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, LLP Kelly DeBerry Gene DeBullet Jr. Evans Daniel Moore & Evans Law Office of Leticia Martinez Evans Friedman Suder & Cooke Ross Griffith Harris Finley & Bogle, P.C. Haslam & Gallagher, LLP Steven K. Hayes Haynes and Boone, LLP Michael P. Heiskell John W. Hughes, P.C. James Jay Jose, Henry, Brantley, MacLean & Alvarado, L.L.P. Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP Kearney Wynn Law Offices of Steven C. Laird Lanter Westermann P.C. Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C. Greg Lehrmann (Asset Preservation, Inc.) Jerry J. Loftin Loveless & Naylor Justice Bill C. Meier Thomas Michel Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. Robert J. Myers & Associates Ernest (Skip) Reynolds III Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP E. Michael Sheehan Law Offices of Lori A. Spearman Thompson & Knight L.L.P. Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP Wallach & Andrews, P.C. Winstead PC Craig A. Woodcook TCBA Bulletin May

8 NEW LAWS: HB 1282, which amends section 31.03(e) of the Texas Penal Code, makes it a Class B misdemeanor to steal a driver s license, commercial driver s license, or personalidentification certificate. ASK JUDGE BOB: Judge Bob, what is a bench warrant? The term bench warrant is the vernacular phrase often used to describe a writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum, which is issued to compel an inmate to be brought before the court to testify. Johnson v. Handley, 299 S.W.3d 925, 928 n.2 (Tex. App. Dallas 2009, no pet. h.) (citation omitted). ASK THE DANES: Cleo and Ramses, if I sue someone over the death of my female dog, can I recover damages for the loss of the value of the puppies that she would have produced in the future? No though you may be able to recover the enhanced value of the female dog based on her breeding potential, you may not recover for the value of the lost puppies. See Bueckner v. Hamel, 886 S.W.2d 368, 371 (Tex. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 1994, writ denied). THE DANES QUOTE OF THE MONTH There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Ben Williams ITEMS OF INTEREST 1. Duty [A]bsent some sort of special relationship recognized in the law or voluntarily taking control of another with the other's reliance on that control, a person is not responsible for the tortious acts of another. Under existing Texas law, we conclude that FROM THE CIVIL SIDE BY JUSTICE BOB MCCOY, 2 nd Court of Appeals plaintiff's allegations outline a case that [assailant] McManus created a dangerous situation by consuming large quantities of illegal, behavioraltering drugs, but fail to show that [McManus s companions] owed [the injured parties] a legal duty to control or prevent McManus's subsequent actions. Carter v. Abbyad, 299 S.W.3d 892, (Tex. App. Austin 2009, no pet. h.). 2. Medical Malpractice-Net Worth [W]e believe [that] it is appropriate to limit the scope of oral-deposition inquiry into net worth. Accordingly, with respect to net-worth discovery during the oral depositions of [relators, who are physicians], [the real parties in interest] are limited to asking each physician to state (1) his or her current net worth, i.e., the amount of current total assets less current total liabilities determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ( GAAP ), and (2) the facts and methods used to calculate what each physician alleges is his or her current net worth. Any questioning beyond these two narrow inquiries shall be allowed only upon leave of the trial court after a showing that [the real parties in interest] have reason to believe that the information provided was incomplete or inaccurate. In re Jacobs, 300 S.W.3d 35, 46 (Tex. App. Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, orig. proceeding [mand. pending]) (citations & footnote omitted). 3. Tortious Interference [A] contract held to be unenforceable under the statute of frauds may nevertheless serve as the basis for a tortious-interference claim. Rodarte v. Investeco Group, Inc., L.L.C., 299 S.W. 3d 400, 411 n.7 (Tex. App Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet. h.) (citations omitted). 4. Pre-suit Depositions [A petition for an order authorizing pre-suit depositions in order to investigate a potential claim or suit] must be filed in a proper court of any county where the witness resides. Tex. R. Civ. P (b)(2). A reasonable interpretation of proper court is a court with jurisdiction over the underlying dispute. In determining whether a court is proper where no suit is yet anticipated, as here, we look to the reasons stated by the petitioner for desiring to obtain the testimony. In re Donna Indep. Sch. Dist., 299 S.W.3d 456, (Tex. App. Corpus Christi 2009, orig. proceeding [mand. denied]) (citations omitted). 5. Governmental Immunity [T]he mere existence of a contract between the government and a private party does not necessarily confer immunity on the entity for all interactions between those parties: The existence of a contract is not talismanic, but merely leaves the state's immunity from suit intact; it does not build an impenetrable wall nullifying the possibility of other waivers of and exceptions to that immunity. Similarly, the government's statement of its subjective intent to act under a contract, by itself, may be insufficient to support a claim of immunity. MBP Corp. v. Bd. of Trustees of Galveston Wharves, 297 S.W.3d 483, (Tex. App. Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet. h.) (citations omitted). 6. Independent-Injury Rule [T]ort damages are generally not recoverable unless the plaintiff suffered an injury that is independent and separate from the economic losses recoverable under a breach of contract claim. The independent injury rule applies to claims for negligent misrepresentation and to claims for fraud. Esty v. Beal Bank S.S.B., 298 S.W.3d 280, 301 (Tex. App. Dallas 2009, no pet. h.) (citations omitted). 7. Separation-of-Insureds Clauses The [insurance policy in this case] states that coverage applies separately to each insured who is seeking coverage or separately to each insured against whom claim is made or suit is brought. The purpose of these separation-of-insureds clauses is to provide each insured with separate coverage, as if each were separately insured with a distinct policy. Chrysler Ins. Co. v. Greenspoint Dodge of Houston, Inc., 297 S.W.3d 248, 253 (Tex. 2009) (per curiam) (citation & footnote omitted). LEGAL QUOTE OF THE MONTH Apart from cheese and tulips, the 8 May 2010 TCBA Bulletin

9 THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT-NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY FOR HONORABLE JEFFREY L. CURETON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE T HURSDAY,, MAYM AY 6, 2010, AT 3:00 P.M. UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE - 2ND FLOOR COURTROOM W. TENTH STREET Reception hosted by Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, Fort Worth Chapter & Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association R.S.V.P. TO Tom Zachry had reached his dream to be a judge after winning the Republican primary and being unopposed on the November ballot. But on Friday, March 19, 2010, his life ended while trying to swim to shore after a boating accident on Aquilla Lake caused the boat that he and his friend were in to capsize. Friends of Tom described him as a skilled lawyer, a devout Christian, and an avid outdoorsman who loved to golf, hunt and especially fish. Kendall Hill passed away on March 29, 2010, at the age of 68. Ken was a longtime member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and had practiced in Tarrant County for many years. He had recently moved his practice to Decatur, Texas. In October, 2009, he was severely injured when a private aircraft in which he was a passenger crashed, and he never recovered to the full practice of law before succumbing to those injuries. He was born in Arp, Texas, in 1941, and he graduated from high IN MEMORIAM TOM ZACKRY He was born in 1943 in Waco. His father was a prominent trial attorney, and Tom became interested in the law at an early age. He graduated from Waco High School, received a bachelor s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University, and obtained his law degree from Baylor Law School, where he was on the Baylor Law Review. He was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in His law career began as a prosecutor with the Tarrant County district attorney s office, and then by IN MEMORIAM KENDALL W. HILL school there. He then attended Baylor University and received his law degree from the Baylor Law School, graduating with honors in After he was licensed to practice law in 1967, he turned down an offer from a major law firm, opting instead to represent working men and women in personal-injury, worker s-compensation, criminal, and domestic-relations matters. Over 30 years, Kendall built and forming the firm of Zachry, Kearney, Hill, Shaw, Beatty, Butcher & Gallagher, which specialized in criminal defense. In 1981, he became Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both criminal and family law. He served as president of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and he was a long-time member of TCBA and a fellow in the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. Tom Zachry was old school. He believed that an attorney s most important quality was his or her integrity and that an attorney s word must be kept. He expected all attorneys to honor this principle. maintained a successful law practice in Tarrant and surrounding counties. In addition to his law practice, Kendall was a successful cattle rancher, businessman, and thoroughbred horseman. Most of all, Kendall was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. continued from previous page main product of the country is advocast, a drink made from lawyers. Alan Coren (on Holland) OLD NEWS FORT WORTH S FIRST LAW SCHOOL Founded in 1881 as Texas Wesleyan University (not to be confused with Texas Wesleyan College), Fort Worth University was soon thereafter located on College Avenue. In 1893, a law school was added, and a medical school was added in After Texas Christian University was established here in 1910, Fort Worth University, through a series of mergers, became what is today Oklahoma City University. TCBA Bulletin May

10 Celestina L. Contreras, Clinical Professor and Law Clinic Supervising Attorney of Texas Wesleyan School of Law Celestina L. Contreras, What is your philosophy about practicing law? My philosophy about practicing law is to speak for the disadvantaged, those who cannot speak for themselves, to provide the means for them to enter the courthouse with the hope that they will be not only heard but understood as well. Growing up as a Hispanic in a time when our schools and many public establishments were still segregated, I saw and experienced first-hand many incidents of racism and discrimination. I remember wanting to learn how to swim but being told that the only public pool in town did not allow Blacks or Hispanics. I liked to roller skate, but we were only allowed to skate on Tuesday nights. Hispanics could go to the theatres and sit anywhere but Blacks had to sit in the balcony. When I asked my parents why such rules existed, they had no answer. As a teenager, however, these rules became more apparent as injustices and gradually the voices of minorities denouncing racism and discrimination nationwide started to be heard in our small rural town. I remember how inspired I was by those who had the knowledge and courage to take the initiative to speak for those who could not speak for themselves. I became fascinated by the power a person can wield just by learning the law. It was at that time that the concept of using the law to correct the injustices a person faces each day was firmly embedded in my head. How does your life experience influence your practice? Growing up the last of ten children to parents who had no more than a grade-school education, life s lessons usually came wrapped in hand-medown clothes, boxed as welfare-line commodities, and presented in the cotton fields where I started working SPOTLIGHT ON DIVERSITY The Diversity Committee is committed to the inclusion of all people in the legal profession. Through its projects, it strives to enhance employment and economic opportunities for all minority and women attorneys and to promote the involvement of minorities and women in the Tarrant County Bar Association. One of the diverse members of our Bar will be spotlighted each month. If you know of someone who would make a great subject, please contact the chair of the Diversity Committee, Patti Gearhart Turner, at at the age of 9 for about 50 per hour. Many times, family members or neighbors were discriminated against or taken advantage of by employers, merchants, and others because they did not know the law. They did not have the knowledge, means, or courage to seek justice for themselves. Experiencing and seeing these injustices gave me the impetus to seek higher education and to speak up for myself. When I went to undergrad and law school, it was to gain the skills and knowledge that would procure a better life for myself and my family and also for others who had similar experiences. Upon becoming a licensed attorney, my only goal was to practice law at the local Legal Aid office, knowing that its motto, Equal Justice for All, was exactly my own. What is your best advice to a new attorney? Don t be afraid to ask questions or for help. Tarrant County lawyers, judges, court clerks, and other personnel especially in family law seem to enjoy the role of mentor and will gladly provide guidance or assistance if you just ask. Also, the judges have always been amenable to having our law students come to their courtrooms to watch and learn, and I m certain the same goes for new attorneys. After you have your law practice established, seriously consider volunteering to take a case from your local Legal Aid office. Providing a person with legal assistance that he or she would never be able to afford can be very rewarding and fulfilling. Background Information I was born in Waco but raised in the Texas Panhandle. I graduated with a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and with a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Before graduating from UTSA, I worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant for a state representative in San Antonio and Austin for 9 years. Although the legislative process was interesting and exciting, I wanted to take a more personal role in making changes in people s lives, so I decided to go to law school. My first job as an attorney was working at Legal Aid in Austin, representing victims of family violence for six years. Upon moving to the DFW area, I again sought employment as an attorney in the Lawyers Against Domestic Violence division of the Legal Aid office in Dallas and worked there for almost seven years. Legal Aid, in collaboration with SMU, applied for and received a grant through which I directed the Domestic Violence Clinic at the SMU Dedman School of Law for two years. When a position was offered to me to work as supervising attorney at the Texas Wesleyan Law Clinic in January of 2003, I jumped at the chance, knowing that I could continue to represent victims of violence, but with the added bonus of continuing to teach law students about the practice of family law and making them aware of the legal issues involved in family violence situations. My husband and I just celebrated our 31st anniversary. He is retiring this summer after 40+ years of proud military service to our country. We have a daughter and son. Our daughter had a beautiful wedding last June (we have the bills to prove just how beautiful). She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in December. Our son lives in Los Angeles and enjoys the glorious California weather and the countless stars, not in the sky but on the beach, at his favorite bars, restaurants, the gym (you get the picture). You can contact Celestina at the Texas Wesleyan Law Clinic, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth 76102, telephone and fax May 2010 TCBA Bulletin

11 THE IP DOMAIN: FEELING THE BURN COURT FINDS RIVAL SUNSCREEN ADS ARE BOTH DECEPTIVE BY DAVID DREZ AND JOSH BORSELLINO, Haynes and Boone, LLP Two sunscreen manufacturers were recently burned when a federal district court ruled that both of their ads violated the Lanham Act. The dispute heated up in April 2009 when Schering-Plough, which manufactures Coppertonebranded sunscreens, filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against fellow sunscreen manufacturer Neutrogena Corporation, claiming that Neutrogena s ads were false. Neutrogena filed a counterclaim alleging that Coppertone s ads were misleading. Both companies asserted claims under the Lanham Act, the federal statute that governs falseadvertising claims, and both sought actual damages and injunctive relief barring publication of the rival s allegedly false television and print ads. Schering-Plough sought to enjoin Neutrogena from running television and print ads containing a bar graph purportedly comparing the Coppertone Sport and Neutrogena Ultimate Sport products. The ads claimed that the Neutrogena product provided the best average [ultraviolet sunlight] protection vs. leading sport lines. According to the plaintiff, Neutrogena used false or misleading data to create the bar graph purporting to show Neutrogena s superiority in blocking harmful ultraviolet sunlight. Neutrogena countered by seeking to enjoin further publication of a television commercial for Coppertone Sport, in which a voice-over told viewers that the product provided better coverage than Neutrogena because it was waterproof and sweat-proof. According to Neutrogena, this ad was false because Schering-Plough had no test data that would support its claim that Coppertone Sport provided better coverage than Neutrogena s product. The elements of a false advertising claim under the Lanham Act are (1) a false or misleading statement of fact about a product; (2) the statement deceived or had the capacity to deceive a substantial segment of potential consumers; (3) the deception is material, in that it is likely to influence the purchasing decision; (4) the product is in interstate commerce; and (5) the plaintiff has been or is likely to be injured as a result of the statement. Pizza Hut, Inc. v. Papa John s Int l, Inc., 227 F.3d 489, 495 (5th Cir. 2000). To demonstrate falsity under the Lanham Act, a plaintiff may show that the statement was literally false, either on its face or by necessary implication, or that the statement was literally true but likely to mislead or confuse consumers. Castrol Inc. v. Pennzoil Co., 987 F.2d 939, 943, 946 (3d Cir. 1993). The elements of a false advertising claim under the Lanham Act are... Recently, the district court denied Schering-Plough s request for a preliminary injunction. Schering- Plough Healthcare Prods., Inc. v. Neutrogena Corp., F. Supp. 2d, No SLR, 2010 WL (D. Del. April 8, 2010). After holding a bench trial, the court issued its findings of fact and conclusions of law, blistering both parties with a ruling that both ads were false and misleading under the Lanham Act. Schering-Plough Healthcare Prods., Inc. v. Neutrogena Corp., F. Supp. 2d, No SLR, 2010 WL (D. Del. April 8, 2010). The court found that Neutrogena s ad was false because the bar graph was misleading. Id. at *5. Specifically, the bar graph depicted Neutrogena s product as blocking twice as much harmful ultraviolet rays as the Coppertone product, yet Neutrogena s own data showed only a thirty percent differential in the protection provided by the two products. The court found that the Coppertone ad also violated the Lanham Act because while the ad purported to compare the coverage offered by Coppertone against that of Neutrogena, Schering-Plough had not tested the two products. The court held that [t]his type of unsubstantiated scientific claim is precisely what the Lanham Act seeks to prevent. Id. at *10. The court also noted that the two ads were essentially meaningless and, therefore, of no help to the consuming public. Id. at *11 n. 29. The court concluded that [s]adly, it is the American consumer who ultimately ends up the real loser in these advertising wars. Id. at *11. The court directed the clerk to enter a judgment finding for both the plaintiff and the defendant on their respective false-advertising claims. The court also directed the parties to either stipulate to the appropriate scope of injunctive relief or to inform the court of a disagreement on this subject, so that the court could enter individual injunctive orders. Based on the district court s opinion, it appears that the one thing that these sunscreen companies won t be able to block is an injunction prohibiting them from continuing to run their ads. CONGRATULATIONS to Justice TERRIE LIVINGSTON being appointed as Chief Justice of the Second Court of Appeals N OTICE U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas SPECIAL ORDER NO 2-74 adopting amendments to local civil rules. Public-comments deadline June 1, 2010 Effective September 1, 2010 To review full order, go to TCBA Bulletin May

12 Judge Clyde Ashworth passed away on March 28, His funeral, held on April 1, was a celebration of his life. The service left those who attended feeling proud to have known such a vibrant man. The service was transferred to Judge Ashworth s home for a big fish fry to add to the celebration of the things that the Judge held dear in his life. Judge Ashworth was born in Kaufman on March 7, 1923, where he graduated from high school. He entered the University of Texas at Austin in June 1940 and then attended North Texas Agriculture College, where he graduated in He joined the United States Marine Corps in July He served with the First Marine Division in Australia and completed officer s candidate school. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and later discharged from active duty in November 1945, although he remained in the Reserve. Upon his discharge from active duty, he married and entered Southern Methodist University, receiving his bachelor of business administration degree and then earning his law degree in January He practiced law until he was recalled to active duty with the Marine Corps in October After graduating with honors from the Naval School of Military Justice in Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned legal duties as prosecutor and defense counsel for General Courts Martial at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, where he IN MEMORIAM JUDGE CLYDE ASHWORTH was promoted to Captain before being released from active duty in April He returned to Arlington and went back into law practice with Stewart Devore, until he was appointed Judge of the 67th District Court in November Judge Ashworth served this court until November 1982, when he was elected as a justice of the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth. In April 1986, Judge Ashworth retired and took status of senior judge. He continued to serve as a visiting judge on both trial and appellate courts and served as counsel to the law firms of Jenks Garrett and his son, Bruce Ashworth. He also continued his mediation and arbitration practice until his death. During this retirement period, he suffered two gunshot wounds on July 1, 1992, in what has become known as the "Courthouse shooting," in which two attorneys were killed and Judge Ashworth and Judge John Hill were wounded. The wounds left Judge Ashworth with permanent partial paralysis of his right leg, along with other permanent injuries, but he returned to judicial service in October 1992, even though he needed to use a walker at that time. Judge Ashworth served his community and church. He felt that it was his obligation as a citizen to contribute his efforts in civic affairs. He served as a member and treasurer of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for several years, was a member of the Civitan, Optimist, and Rotary clubs of Arlington, served as a director and chairman of the Texas Turnpike Authority, and was a member and president of the Arlington Independent School District from 1958 until He was honored in 1996 when the Clyde R. Ashworth Elementary School was named for him. Judge Ashworth had been a longtime member and director of the Tarrant County Bar Association, and he participated in the Appellate and ADR sections of this association. He was also a charter sustaining life fellow to the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. He was admitted to practice in all Texas state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States Court of Military Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He was a member and president of the Arlington Bar Association, director of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, member of the District XII Grievance Committee of the State Bar, past chairman of the Tarrant County Juvenile Board, past presiding judge of the Tarrant County Board of District Judges, sustaining life fellow for the Texas Bar Foundation, member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, member of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, and presiding judge for the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region. In 1996, the Tarrant County Bar Association honored Judge Ashworth with its Silver Gavel Award for distinguished judicial service. Judge Ashworth commented on many occasions that he had a great life and had parents of good ancestry who were intelligent, caring, protective, providing, encouraging and on occasion forgiving. He had been fortunate in being able to serve his country in two wars. He was also blessed by engaging in a profession that gave him the opportunity to be of service to his fellow man. Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans Working through local bar associations and veterans service providers, State Bar of Texas President-elect Terry Tottenham will launch a new program to develop a coordinated network of lawyers to assist veterans who otherwise could not afford counsel. This will be through pro bono legal clinics, and your help will be needed to make this service available. The program will be activated in June, 2010, but TCBA already has information. If you are willing to volunteer your time for this clinic, contact Trisha Graham at A committee will be formed to implement this program which is needed by many veterans (and their families) who have made great sacrifices in duty to their country. 12 May 2010 TCBA Bulletin

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17 Tarrant Mediation Center Let us put our gray hair to work for you Scheduling Mediations Daily J. Kevin Clark Attorney-Mediator q q q q Civil and Family Law Mediations Available Full or half-day at competitive rates. Experienced mediators and a comfortable setting in a convenient location. Complimentary parking Ed Winfrey Attorney - Mediator 5608 Malvey Avenue, Suite 301 Fort Worth, TX Fax: L E G A L L I N E TCBA SALUTES OUR VOLUNTEERS, THE REAL STARS OF LEGALLINE *Denotes Staff Volunteer March 11, 2010 Eugene Buss Joe Colvin Mike Hrabal Jeff Kinsel Kathleen Knight Jan McKenna Aleed Rivera Ethel Steele March 25, 2010 Eugene Buss Joe Colvin Jim Gordon Kathleen Knight Cynthia Maragoudakis Ashley Songer Ethel Steele *Carolina Ibarra *Carolina Ibarra To volunteer for LegalLine, call Carolina Ibarra at or fñxv tä g{tç~á to Tarrant County Bar Association for donations covering the costs of a light dinner for our LegalLine volunteers. Books: Advanced Family Law Course, 2009; State Bar of Texas Legal Malpractice and Lawyer Discipline, 2010; Texas Lawyer The Jury Trial, 2009; University of Houston Law Foundation Music Law: How to Run Your Band s Business; Nolo Press L I B R A R Y A C Q U I S I T I O N S M ARC H 2010 New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, 2nd ed.; Lexis Principles of the Law: Software Contracts; American Law Institute Rights of Juveniles 2d, 2010 ed.; West Texas DWI Law/Practice Handbook, 2010 (Texas Practice Series: v. 50); West Winning before Trial Course, 2009; State Bar of Texas LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE The TCBA LRIS is certified as a Lawyer Referral Service as required by the State of Texas under Chapter 952, Occupations Code, Certificate No It is one of only four referral services in Texas that meet the standards of the ABA Model Rules. Attorneys participating in the Service agree to provide an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes for a $20 fee. Any fees beyond the initial consultation will be agreed upon between the potential client and the attorney. Referrals are made on a rotational basis. For information on LRIS, contact Cindy Rankin at or call This service is certified as a lawyer referral service, as required by the State of Texas under Article 320d, Revised Statutes, and is approved by the ABA. TCBA Bulletin May

18 4304 Airport Freeway, Suite 100 Fort Worth, Texas fax Mediation Training DRS offers training courses that are accredited by the State Bar of Texas. Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, Inc. Mediation Services Civil Family Law Parent Coordination Guardianship Eldercare Probate Requested Mediators/ Level II Mediation At No Cost Administrative fees starting at $40 Half-day and full-day mediation available When We Listen, People Talk For Over 25 Years All DRS Mediators fulfill the Texas legal requirements as court-appointed mediators. Many DRS Mediators are attorneys; others have diverse backgrounds including medicine, real estate, and stock broking. MIKE HRABAL Accepting referrals in: Complex Civil Litigation Fair Debt Collection Defense Debt Collection Bankruptcy Board Certified Civil Trial Law & Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2501 Parkview, Suite 123, Fort Worth / OTHER ASSOCIATIONS NEWS & INFORMATION FW-TC YLA Bar Year began on September 1, If you need an application or meeting information, call , bar.org, or go to the website at tcyla.org. MABA (Mexican American Bar Association) meets on the last Thursday of each month at Anthony s Place, 2400 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, For more information, contact President Eloy Sepulveda at Tarrant County Black Bar Association meets on the 3 rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact President Brian Salvant or Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA) meets every 2 nd Thursday at Joe T. Garcia's Restaurant, 2201 N. Commerce Street. For more information, contact President Warren St. John at or Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association meets on the 4 th Wednesday of each month at Joe T. Garcia s Restaurant. For more information, contact Randy Turner at or Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association meets on the last Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact President Laurie Robinson at or Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association (NETCBA) meets for CLE luncheons on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at LaHacienda Restaurant, Hwy Contact President Steve Roberts at or net. 18 May 2010 TCBA Bulletin

19 C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S To make reservations for any of these events, contact Sherry Jones at or Visit for more upcoming events. TUESDAY, May 4 6:30pm L AW D AY AWARDS D INNER Fort Worth Club WEDNESDAY, May 5 Noon Corporate Counsel Section Luncheon Tarrant County Bar Center, $17 members; $20 guests THURSDAY, May 6 3:00pm Investiture of Jeff Cureton as U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Texas - Eldon B. Mahon United States Courthouse, 501 W. 10th St. FRIDAY, May 7 11:45am Women Attorneys Section Luncheon Omni American/University-$15 members, $20 guests MONDAY, May 10 5:00pm TCBA Board Meeting, TCBA offices THURSDAY, May pm LegalLine - TCBA office; light dinner MONDAY, May 17 Noon Bankruptcy Section Luncheon Fort Worth Club, $20 members; $22 guests TUESDAY, May 18 Noon Real Estate Section Luncheon--Tarrant County Bar Center, $15 members; $20 guests TUESDAY, June 1 Noon International Law Section Luncheon Tarrant County Bar Center, $18 members; $20 guests WEDNESDAY, June 2 Noon Corporate Counsel Section Tarrant County Bar Center, $17 members; $20 guests THURSDAY, June 3 Noon Energy Law Section Luncheon City Club, $20 members; $22 guests FRIDAY, June 4 11:45am Women Attorneys Section Luncheon Omni American/University-$15 members, $20 guests WEDNESDAY to FRIDAY, June 9, 10, & 11 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Omni Fort Worth Hotel/F.W. Convention Center go to for details THURSDAY, June pm LegalLine - TCBA office; light dinner MONDAY, June 14 5:00pm TCBA Board Meeting, TCBA offices May 2010 June 2010 WEDNESDAY, May 19 Noon Tax & Estate Planning Section Luncheon City Club, $20 members; $22 guests FRIDAY, May 21 12:30- Brown Bag Seminar -Don t Get Burned by the 4:15pm Boilerplate: Drafting and Dealing with Contract Clauses, Tarrant County Bar Center (see insert) SATURDAY, May 22 9am - Orientation of the Board of Directors 2:30pm Tarrant County Bar Center TUESDAY, May pm Last Tuesday CLE - Ethics -- TCBA Office $80 members; $105 non-members 4:30pm Solo & Small Firm Section Reception Tarrant County Bar Center WEDNESDAY, May 26 Noon Transition to Practice Mentor Program Tarrant County Bar Center Contact Cindy Rankin at THURSDAY, May pm LegalLine - TCBA office; light dinner MONDAY, May 31 - TCBA offices closed for Memorial Day TUESDAY, June 15 Noon Labor & Employement Law Section Luncheon City Club - $20 members; $22 guests/walk-ins THURSDAY, June 17 5:00pm TCBA Annual Vendors Fair/Docket Call Tarrant County Bar Center Hors d oeuvres and drinks - RSVP to Sherry MONDAY, June 21 Noon Bankruptcy Section Luncheon Fort Worth Club, $20 members; $22 guests TUESDAY, June 22 Noon Labor & Employment Law Section Luncheon Petroleum Club, $20 members; $22 guests THURSDAY, June pm LegalLine - TCBA office; light dinner TUESDAY, June pm Last Tuesday CLE - Ethics -- TCBA Office $80 members; $105 non-members Local chapter of LAWYERS CONCERNED FOR LAWYERS meets every Thursday at noon at the First United Methodist Church, Room 154 TCBA Bulletin May

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