Fountain, Bruce & Mellencamp, PLLC Co-Sponsors of Claims & Litigation Management Alliance’s “Texas Event “

This past week was a great experience for members Lisa Bruce and Thomas Fountain while attending the Dallas “Texas Event”.  The conference was a sold out affair put on the the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance or CLM Alliance. The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance is the only national organization created to meet the needs […]

FAA to Delay Airport Tower Closures

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Aviation, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration said it will delay for two months the closure of 149 control towers at small airports to mitigate risks associated with the move and fight legal challenges to the closures. The closures, previously scheduled to begin on Sunday, are part of the FAA’s $637 million in required budget cuts under the sequester. […]

Fountain, Bruce & Mellencamp offers 4 Hour Accredited Adjuster CE Course: HANDLING CLAIMS ISSUES WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND

Fountain, Bruce & Mellencamp attorney, Lisa LeDoux Bruce, has produced a 4 hour Adjuster CE course entitled: Handling Claims Issues Without Losing Your Mind.  The Course is approved by the Texas Dept. of Insurance for 4 hours of credit (including 1 hour of Ethics).  The Course offers an excellent primer for new adjusters and/or refresher for seasoned adjusters, providing […]

Texas Department of Transportation to Fund Air Traffic Controllers

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Aviation, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

AUSTIN – In an effort to ensure safety at 13 municipal airports in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation today said it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers when federal funding goes away as a result of sequestration, or budget cuts. This action is pending Texas Transportation Commission approval and will be […]

FAA to Close Towers Due to Sequestration

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Aviation, News | No Comments

A legislative effort to spare 189 privately run airport control towers from closing next month as part of automatic federal budget cuts failed when the Senate refused to take up the issue. Senator Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, saying he was seeking to protect “the safety of Americans,” yesterday briefly held up a vote on the bill […]

Hooks Airport and North Houston to Gain from Grand Parkway and new Exxon Mobil Campus

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Aviation, News | No Comments

A local newspaper, Community Impact, has published a very informative article about the changes being made at a local Houston area (Tomball) general aviation airport.  David Wayne Hooks Airport has been in existence since the 1960’s.  It benefits from it’s location in the Northwest Harris County area as the new Grand Parkway is to be […]

Texans For General Aviation

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Aviation | No Comments

News Article from General Aviation News: AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas General Aviation Caucus met for the first time last week. “This is an opportunity to provide members of the Texas legislature information on the importance of general aviation in their local communities,”  said State Representative John Kuempel (R-Seguin), who chaired the meeting. “General aviation […]

Thomas Fountain, Lisa Bruce & Dale Mellencamp to Form New Alliance

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Aviation, Insurance, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

Thomas M. Fountain, Lisa Bruce & Dale Mellencamp have merged their practices to form a new law firm.  The Firm’s new name will be Fountain, Bruce & Mellencamp, P.L.L.C.  The lawfirm’s principal office will remain in The Woodands, Texas.  A Satellite office is located in Magnolia, Texas.  The practice will continue to remain on individualized service, tailored to meet the client’s needs as […]

Pilot’s Bill of Rights Law

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Aviation | No Comments

Pilot’s Bill of Rights Law Just last Friday, the Pilot’s Bills of Rights legislation was passed and signed as a new law designed to help pilots understand just what they were facing when they were under investigation by the FAA. Sponsored by Senator James Inhofe, the law provides, among other matters: The enforcement proceedings by […]

National Transportation Safety Board – Safety Alert

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Aviation, News | No Comments

  On December 19, 2011, a Piper PA-32-260, N3590T, collided with terrain following an in-flight breakup near Bryan, Texas. The pilot had been diverting to avoid weather and had likely received several NEXRAD updates in the minutes leading up to the accident. According to the NEXRAD data the pilot likely would have received, he was […]

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