The Texas Rules of Civil Procedure apply in the same manner. Typically, discovery responses are due within 30 days of receipt (unless they are sent with a petition and citation) not counting the "mailbox rule" of 3 days. Rule 11 Agreements can alter deadlines, much like in family law practice.
Take the time out to visit a reputable immigration attorney in Dallas. There are several good ones. They will take a few minutes to explain your situation to you and, ideally, help you with any necessary paperwork you need to file with the U.S. government.
The reality is you may need to apply for an I-601 hardship waiver, and that does involve going back to Mexico. There may be other options, though, so sitting down with an immigration attorney for an hour is well worth your time (and money).
While you'll rarely find an attorney advising someone to forego legal counsel, the truth is you do not need an attorney to settle your workers' compensation claim in Texas. However, as it's been said, an experienced workers' compensation attorney may be able to negotiate better on your behalf. If you feel comfortable without one, that's certainly your prerogative-- but you might want to consult with an attorney first to double-check.
Sure, you can, but it may not be worth your while to pursue her in court, even if you choose to proceed without counsel. You will probably need an expert witness to provide the opinion that your dog is not a purebred Boston Terrier. Experts cost money. You may need an expert (a different one, if that one cannot provide an opinion) as to the cost difference between a purebred dog and yours.
I'd call the breeder and ask for a reasonable refund and avoid litigation completely.
Should you consult a lawyer? Absolutely. There are many excellent personal injury attorneys in the Abilene area that would be able to give you a good idea of what your options are.
Generally, though, what you're describing is known as a "premises liability" case. You have to prove that the store was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist on premises. One of the biggest hurdles you may have to prove is what's called "notice." Notice means that a store employee knew or...
It depends on the specific provisions in the policy. You should consult a local insurance coverage/personal injury attorney who can advise you better. You may have a claim for breach of contract and/or bad faith amongst other things.
It really may come down to an interpretation of those waivers. A coverage attorney may take the case on contingency fee.
How many people are employed at your former workplace?
You may have a valid claim under Title VII, which has an amendment known as the "Pregnancy Discrimination Act." You need to discuss this issue with a local labor and employment attorney. You may have recourse through the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
Mr. Tuthill is correct. Did police arrive on the scene? If so, there is most likely a police report even if you don't have it-- you can request a copy with an "Open Records Request" with the responding police department. If you hire an attorney, he/she will likely do that for you.