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Doctor Pleads Guilty, Lawyer’s Death Delays Trial in Forest Park Conspiracy Case

Dr. Wade Barker, a founding surgeon of the now bankrupt Forest Park Medical Center, has agreed to plead guilty for his role in what prosecutors claim was a $40 million…

Federal Judge Hands AT&T Huge Win in $4B False Advertising Case

Federal Judge Hands AT&T Huge Win in $4B False Advertising Case

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (Aug. 17) – A federal judge in California gave AT&T a potential $4 billion victory Thursday in a false advertising case brought…

David Gerger Back on his Own Again with a New Team

David Gerger Back on his Own Again with a New Team

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (Aug. 16) – Houston trial attorney David Gerger remembers his first jury trial in 1991. His client was found guilty of possession…

DBJ: Tinder Founders Sue Match for $2B

Dallas’ Match Group is having relationship problems.…

Mike McKool’s $145M Birthday Verdict Against Apple

Mike McKool’s $145M Birthday Verdict Against Apple

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (Aug. 10) – Mike McKool has tried more than 100 cases to a jury during the past 45 years. He’s won more…

‘No Easy Day’ Case Settles

‘No Easy Day’ Case Settles

A legal malpractice lawsuit involving a first-hand account about the SEAL raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden has been settled. Dallas lawyer Randy Johnston represented the…

Appeals Court Revives Dallas Probate Case Over Alleged Judge/Attorney Misconduct

Appeals Court Revives Dallas Probate Case Over Alleged Judge/Attorney Misconduct

A $100 million business divorce case in which a Dallas probate judge is accused of having a secret relationship with an attorney in the case is headed back to court…

SEC Closes Climate Change Probe into ExxonMobil

SEC Closes Climate Change Probe into ExxonMobil

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ended its two-year inquiry into ExxonMobil and how the oil giant factors climate change into the valuation of its corporate assets.…

More TX Business Groups Oppose AG Paxton’s Litigation against DACA

The Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Restaurant Association and eight other pro-business groups and companies filed federal court papers late Wednesday joining…

UPDATED: Jury Finds Toyota Liable, Awards Reavis Family $242M

UPDATED: Jury Finds Toyota Liable, Awards Reavis Family $242M

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Aug. 17) – Toyota Motor Corp. manufactured a Lexus with defective seatback failure that caused permanent brain damage to two small children…

DBJ: DOJ wants Bench Discussions between AT&T and Judge Unsealed

The U.S. Justice Dept. wants a federal appeals court in the AT&T case to make public conversations conducted at the bench between the trial judge and lawyers for both sides…

Toyota Legal Dept. Faces First Hometown Litigation Test

Toyota Legal Dept. Faces First Hometown Litigation Test

Toyota’s honeymoon in North Texas may be in jeopardy as a trial is underway that questions the carmaker’s integrity, corporate culture and the safety of its products. …

A ‘Force of Nature’ Meets Next Big Challenge: Toyota

A ‘Force of Nature’ Meets Next Big Challenge: Toyota

Frank Branson may be 73, but he still has the drive and energy to take on the big cases. This week he goes up against Toyota in a highly-anticipated matchup…

TX Businesses File Legal Brief Supporting DACA, Opposing Texas AGs Assault on Immigration Program

A federal lawsuit by Texas state officials seeking to order the end of the federal immigration program called the Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have “immediate, irreparable…

Porter Hedges Wins $46M Defense and puts $28M in Westcon’s Pocket

Porter Hedges Wins $46M Defense and puts $28M in Westcon’s Pocket

Porter Hedges lawyers won a $28 million payment for construction client Bilfinger Westcon from Austria-based Voestalpine for wrongful termination during construction of a $750 million hot briquette iron plant. The…

TX Securities Board Leads Prosecution of Round Rock Real Estate Fraudster

A Nueces County jury took 15 minutes last week to find a Round Rock man guilty of real estate fraud. Yesterday, the judge in the case took even less time…

Chron: Justice Dept. Needs More Lawyers to Fight Legal Battles Regarding the Border Wall Lawsuits

The Justice Department is seeking to fill more than 50 staff slots at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Southeast Texas, including seven lawyers to represent the United States, in an…

How a Partner-Associate Duo in Houston Helped Change Alabama Tenant Law

How a Partner-Associate Duo in Houston Helped Change Alabama Tenant Law

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (July 16) – Winston & Strawn partner Paula Hinton has a multitude of achievements under her belt to be proud of. She’s…

DBJ: U.S. government appeals AT&T, Time Warner decision

According to legal filings submitted Thursday, the government is appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after it lost the case last month that…

Houston Chief Federal Judge Issues First TRO in Parent Deportation

Houston Chief Federal Judge Issues First TRO in Parent Deportation

U.S. Chief Judge Lee Rosenthal of Houston issued a temporary restraining order Thursday prohibiting federal immigration officials from deporting a Honduran woman who came to the U.S. last month with…

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