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Robert Haslam Selected as one of ATLA’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2009

The American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) selected Robert Haslam as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2009 in the State of Texas

The Story of the Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Chippewa.  They would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame–in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for their snowshoes–and hang this “dream-catcher” as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The legend is that the bad dreams will get caught in the web. Traditionally Native American dreamcatchers are small (only a few inches across) and made of bent wood and sinew string with a feather hanging from the netting, but wrapping the frame in leather is also pretty common, and today… Read More

Health insurers saw big profits last year

Star-Telegram Feb. 11, 2010 By NOAM N. LEVEY Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As the nation struggled last year with rising healthcare costs and a recession, the five largest health insurance companies racked up combined profits of $12.2 billion — up 56 percent over 2008, according to a new report by liberal healthcare activists. Based on company financial reports for 2009 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the report said insurers WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Cigna Corp., Aetna and Humana Inc. covered 2.7 million fewer people than they did the year before. The report Thursday also said three of… Read More