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Beverly Godbey Joins Amy Stewart Law

Beverly Godbey Joins Amy Stewart Law

Godbey, who was Stewart's boss two decades ago at Gardere Wynne Sewell, is now coming full circle by joining her protégé's policyholder-exclusive insurance law boutique. The Texas Lawbook has the…

SCOTX Asked to Settle Retained Acreage Disputes

SCOTX Asked to Settle Retained Acreage Disputes

Advances in fracking technology and increased oil prices have helped gain significant production from oil fields once thought to be dry losers. But confusion between regulatory filings and existing oil…

UDF Investigation Heads for Conclusion As Bass ‘SLAPPs’ Back

UDF Investigation Heads for Conclusion As Bass ‘SLAPPs’ Back

Far from crumbling in the face of a lawsuit that accuses him of pushing fake news for profit, Kyle Bass is doubling down on his accusers, United Development Funding. In…

V&E Wins $28.8M Against State in Houston Toll Road Development Dispute

V&E Wins $28.8M Against State in Houston Toll Road Development Dispute

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Feb. 7) – Don Griffin, Jr. and Billy Coe Dyer have secured what is believed to be the largest jury verdict for…

Texas Lawyers Rate Appellate Judges Up for Election

Texas Lawyers Rate Appellate Judges Up for Election

The State Bar of Texas' poll of lawyers shows that there are a handful of appellate judges across the state that garner great respect from a large percentage of members…

SCOTX Rules Oncor Must Pay Moving Costs

SCOTX Rules Oncor Must Pay Moving Costs

When it comes to relocating utility wires and poles when roadways are widened, the Texas Supreme Court says the old rules are still the rules. Read Janet Elliott's account of…

Jury Slaps $43M Negligence Verdict on East TX Hospital and Suspended Doctor

Jury Slaps $43M Negligence Verdict on East TX Hospital and Suspended Doctor

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Feb. 2) – A Tyler, Texas jury has awarded a former chemical company executive more than $43 million for lifelong damages he…

Dems: GOP Suit Like ‘Ice on a Sidewalk in Dallas in August’

Dems: GOP Suit Like ‘Ice on a Sidewalk in Dallas in August’

The Dallas County Democratic party has retained Randy Johnston and Chad Baruch of Johnston Tobey Baruch to defend it in the lawsuit the GOP filed against it seeking the removal…

BARBRI Settles Litigation with Blind Law Students

BARBRI Settles Litigation with Blind Law Students

Lawyers for a group of blind law students said Wednesday that they have settled their claims against Dallas-based bar examination preparation course giant BARBRI. The students alleged in a lawsuit…

Trump Nominates Four to Federal Judgeships in Texas

Trump Nominates Four to Federal Judgeships in Texas

President Donald Trump has nominated three lawyers to serve as U.S. district judges in the Eastern District and one to serve in the Western District, his office announced Tuesday. Three…

Judge David Counts: Meet the Western District’s Newest Article III Jurist

Judge David Counts: Meet the Western District’s Newest Article III Jurist

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Counts in Midland heard two felony pleas agreements Thursday morning and recommended to the U.S. District judge that they be accepted. After lunch, Judge Counts accepted…

Exco Resources Chooses Kirkland & Ellis as Ch. 11 Adviser

Exco Resources Chooses Kirkland & Ellis as Ch. 11 Adviser

Dallas oil and gas company Exco Resources filed for bankruptcy this week as executives are in discussions with its creditors to restructure its troubled balance sheet. Exco has hired Kirkland…

SCOTX Argument: Ashes to Ashes to Court

SCOTX Argument: Ashes to Ashes to Court

The Texas Supreme Court is once again considering the issue of damages for mental anguish in a case involving the cremation of a woman who died unexpectedly in 2007. The…

11th Circuit Rejects Andy Beal’s Appeal in Owls Head Battle Against BB&T

11th Circuit Rejects Andy Beal’s Appeal in Owls Head Battle Against BB&T

A three-judge panel in Atlanta’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision to not award damages to a North Texas vulture fund in…

Hurst and Pettit File Lawsuit for Texas Tech Football Coach Firing Probe

Hurst and Pettit File Lawsuit for Texas Tech Football Coach Firing Probe

In a lawsuit filed Monday in Lubbock County against Texas Tech University, longtime Houston television reporter-turned communications consultant Wayne Dolcefino seeks the court to issue a declaratory judgment that will…

Fifth Circuit Analysis: In Arbitration, What are ‘Actions Seeking Injunctive Relief?’

Fifth Circuit Analysis: In Arbitration, What are ‘Actions Seeking Injunctive Relief?’

Arbitration agreements often have carveouts for types of litigation, such as emergency injunction applications to protect intellectual property. Drafted cleanly, such a provision can save valuable time and resources. Drafted…

Dallas Lawyers Think Better of Their Judges than Houston Lawyers (Then Again, Maybe…Or Not)

Dallas Lawyers Think Better of Their Judges than Houston Lawyers  (Then Again, Maybe…Or Not)

The Houston Bar Association recently released its biennial survey of lawyer ratings for judges. Dallas released a similar survey last May. Taken at face value, Dallas lawyers are a lot…

Updated: Next Round in Hopper Family’s $8B Probate Battle Against J.P. Morgan Commences

Updated: Next Round in Hopper Family’s $8B Probate Battle Against J.P. Morgan Commences

Jo Hopper and her step-children won an $8 billion jury verdict against J.P. Morgan last year over the handling of her late husband's estate. But a fight over attorneys' fees…

SCOTX Ponders Limits of Liability in Oilfield Workers’ Auto Accident

SCOTX Ponders Limits of Liability in Oilfield Workers’ Auto Accident

An auto accident involving oil field workers in West Texas has raised some potentially important issues of liability and the limits of worker supervision at the Supreme Court of Texas.…

Federal Circuit Denies Nintendo’s Appeal of iLife’s Patent

Federal Circuit Denies Nintendo’s Appeal of iLife’s Patent

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied an appeal by Nintendo challenging a $10.1 million patent infringement verdict by a Dallas jury. The Texas Lawbook has coverage…

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