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Houston NRF Lawyer Scores Appellate Win for Phillips 66 in Toxic Tort Case

Houston NRF Lawyer Scores Appellate Win for Phillips 66 in Toxic Tort Case

A group of Houston lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright have been on a winning streak of toxic tort cases for Phillips 66. The latest happened in a federal appeals court…

SCOTX Bumps ‘$48K-an-hour’ Lawyer Back to Square One in Hill Jr Legal Fee Battle

SCOTX Bumps ‘$48K-an-hour’ Lawyer Back to Square One in Hill Jr Legal Fee Battle

The Texas Supreme Court last week remanded a controversial jury award on legal fees back to a Dallas court for retrial. The court decided that expert testimony instrumental in the…

SCOTX On Retained Acreage Conflicts: Lawful Contracts Rule

SCOTX On Retained Acreage Conflicts: Lawful Contracts Rule

In two closely-watched cases decided Friday, SCOTX defended its seemingly conflicting views on state regulation of retained acreage. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht says it’s actually pretty simple: contracts mean what…

Exclusive: Litigation Boutique Pioneer Mike Gruber Joins Dorsey

Exclusive: Litigation Boutique Pioneer Mike Gruber Joins Dorsey

Prominent litigator Mike Gruber has left the Dallas litigation firm that bears his name to join Dorsey & Whitney, a 106-year old Minnesota firm. The decision was hard, he says,…

Updated – From $50 in the Bank to Tuesday’s $502M Verdict Against Apple: Meet Caldwell Cassady & Curry

Updated – From $50 in the Bank to Tuesday’s $502M Verdict Against Apple: Meet Caldwell Cassady & Curry

Meet Caldwell Cassady & Curry. They started with a $50 bank account and a dedicated client. Now they wear jeans to work, name their conference rooms after hip-hop artists and…

SCOTX: SA School Teacher Bullied, Not Sexually Harassed. Case Closed.

SCOTX: SA School Teacher Bullied, Not Sexually Harassed. Case Closed.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday invalid a complaint of same-sex sexual harassment. The behavior, which involved two female middle school teachers, was not shown the be motivated by sexual…

Rationality Prevailed in SCOTX Fraudulent Representation Decision

Rationality Prevailed in SCOTX Fraudulent Representation Decision

On March 23, the Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion with significant implications for fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims asserted by one contracting party based on alleged extra-contractual representations…

From High Heels to High Success: Estes Thorne & Carr Turns 10

From High Heels to High Success: Estes Thorne & Carr Turns 10

Estes said she anticipates the firm to grow even more in the next decade – particularly with Big Law continuing its exponential growth in Dallas…

Lawsuit Alleges Immigration Fraud at Major Building Services Firm

Lawsuit Alleges Immigration Fraud at Major Building Services Firm

In a lawsuit filed in state court, a Dallas-based financial services firm alleged that it was being defrauded by a small subcontractor doing business with a major building services firm.…

Hopper-1, JP Morgan-0 in Post-$8B Probate Verdict Rulings

Hopper-1, JP Morgan-0 in Post-$8B Probate Verdict Rulings

A Dallas probate judge on Wednesday ordered J.P. Morgan Chase Bank to pay $5.5 million in attorneys’ fees to the widow of an American Airlines executive for an $8 billion…

Carter Arnett Clears Nonprofit of $224 Million Antitrust Claim in SA Trial

A federal jury in San Antonio has ruled that a local allergy testing and immunotherapy provider take nothing on $224 million worth of antitrust claims it had brought against a…

SCOTX To Orca: ‘Vague Assurances’ Should Have Been A Clue

SCOTX To Orca: ‘Vague Assurances’ Should Have Been A Clue

In hot pursuit of mineral leases in the frenzied 2010 Eagle Ford Shale play, Orca Assets paid $3.2 million for six leases in DeWitt County that they later discovered belonged…

Sheppard Mullin Adds Bill Mateja in Dallas

Sheppard Mullin Adds Bill Mateja in Dallas

The Texas Lawbook has learned that prominent white-collar criminal defense attorney Bill Mateja, who represents Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his ongoing legal battles, is joining two fellow partners…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: New Federal Judge Karen Gren Scholer’s ‘Crazy Busy’ Three Weeks

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: New Federal Judge Karen Gren Scholer’s ‘Crazy Busy’ Three Weeks

As the first new U.S. District judge in North Texas in more than a decade, Karen Scholer has undertaken a fevered pace her first 18 days on the bench. She's…

Sheppard Mullin Pulling Together Partners in Dallas

Sheppard Mullin Pulling Together Partners in Dallas

The Texas Lawbook has learned that two partners from the Dallas office of Polsinelli and two lawyers from K&L Gates’ office in Dallas have already joined Sheppard Mullin’s operation.…

Is the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Dead – or Only Mostly Dead?

Is the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Dead – or Only Mostly Dead?

A recent decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Department of Labor's so-called fiduciary rule, a set of regulations which would require that all retirement investing advice…

Dallas Lawyers, Including AT&T GC McAtee, Take Center Stage in Historic Antitrust Trial

Dallas Lawyers, Including AT&T GC McAtee, Take Center Stage in Historic Antitrust Trial

This week, a potentially epic and landmark trial gets underway in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., pitting the mighty power of the United States government against telecommunications giant AT&T…

iHeartMedia Taps Kirkland, Jackson Walker as Debtor’s Counsel

iHeartMedia Taps Kirkland, Jackson Walker as Debtor’s Counsel

iHeartMedia General Counsel Robert Walls chose Kirkland & Ellis and Jackson Walker to guide the San Antonio-based radio giant through corporate restructuring. iHeartMedia filed Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in…

EFH Bankruptcy Legal & Financial Advisor Fees to Near $1 Billion

EFH Bankruptcy Legal & Financial Advisor Fees to Near $1 Billion

The bankruptcy case of Energy Future Holdings is essentially over, but the millions of dollars in fees being paid to lawyers and financial advisers are likely to continue for a…

Larry Anders’ Firm Sues Transamerica in Dallas Federal Court

Larry Anders’ Firm Sues Transamerica in Dallas Federal Court

Life insurance giant Transamerica has had its share of legal troubles over the past few years after getting hit with class action lawsuits for sharply raising premiums on tens of…

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