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Updated: Pecos Judge Enters Final Judgment in Pickens Case – Finally

Updated: Pecos Judge Enters Final Judgment in Pickens Case – Finally

Summary: A West Texas judge has entered a long-awaited final judgment in the T. Boone Pickens lawsuit against his former partners in an oil and gas deal. The judge’s order…

Fish Secures $1M in Attorney’s Fees in Bed Bath & Beyond Patent Dispute

Fish Secures $1M in Attorney’s Fees in Bed Bath & Beyond Patent Dispute

You may as well just call it Bed, Bath & Money. A group of Dallas Fish & Richardson intellectual property lawyers said Tuesday that they scored $932,000 in attorney’s fees…

Senate Judiciary Approves James Ho and Don Willett for Fifth Circuit

Senate Judiciary Approves James Ho and Don Willett for Fifth Circuit

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 9 Thursday to send the nominations of Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and Gibson Dunn appellate partner James Ho to the full…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: UDF Sues Kyle Bass & Hedge Fund Amid Flurry of Law Enforcement Investigations – Updated

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: UDF Sues Kyle Bass & Hedge Fund Amid Flurry of Law Enforcement Investigations – Updated

The two-year feud between Hayman Capital Management hedge fund manager Kyle Bass and United Development Funding erupted publicly last week when UDF filed an explosive lawsuit accusing Bass and Hayman…

Pinkston Program Shows Students Many Sides of the Law

Pinkston Program Shows Students Many Sides of the Law

Students from a West Dallas high school are seeing a side of the law they might never have known existed were it not for a group of dedicated lawyers at…

AT&T Hires Gibson Dunn in Dallas for Antitrust Battle with Trump Administration

AT&T Hires Gibson Dunn in Dallas for Antitrust Battle with Trump Administration

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (Nov. 20) – AT&T executives have exactly the right person in charge of their legal department as it prepares for what most…

Updated – Lanier Scores $247M Verdict in Latest J&J Hip Implant Case

Updated – Lanier Scores $247M Verdict in Latest J&J Hip Implant Case

A federal jury in Dallas has awarded $247 million to six New York residents for damages they have suffered from Johnson & Johnson and DePuy’s Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System…

Appeals Court Permits Dallas Celeb Chef to Continue Using Name Pending Trial

Appeals Court Permits Dallas Celeb Chef to Continue Using Name Pending Trial

Dallas celebrity chef Kent Rathbun, known by some in the restaurant industry as the “Chef With No Name,” can continue using his own name to promote his restaurants, but not…

Texas AG Charges Two Businesses with Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging

Texas AG Charges Two Businesses with Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging

Texas officials sued two Big Willy’s in Dallas-Fort Worth and Tejano Mart in Laredo on Monday for allegedly charging customers excessive prices for gasoline – ranging from $4 to $10…

Widow Fires Tony Buzbee, Who Then Sues for Tortious Interference

Widow Fires Tony Buzbee, Who Then Sues for Tortious Interference

The family of a Katy man recently killed in a rig explosion near New Orleans fired Houston trial lawyer Tony Buzbee after he allegedly sued the wrong companies in the…

SCOTX Hears The Case of The Duplicate Lease

SCOTX Hears The Case of The Duplicate Lease

When Orca Assets signed for six leases in the Eagle Ford Shale play, they had no idea the property had already been leased to someone else. But when the trustee…

After 6.5 Years, Judge Godbey Ends The Rudolf Suter Saga. Maybe.

After 6.5 Years, Judge Godbey Ends The Rudolf Suter Saga. Maybe.

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Nov. 7) – He served 11 months of jail time and is about to be deported from the U.S. But goshdarnit, at…

South TX Jury Slaps $6.9M on CenterPoint, Westwind in Gas Leak Case

South TX Jury Slaps $6.9M on CenterPoint, Westwind in Gas Leak Case

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Nov. 1) – A Laredo jury last Wednesday awarded nearly $7 million to a local elderly man and his family for a…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Survey Shows TX GCs Face Energy & Cyber Litigation Uptick

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Survey Shows TX GCs Face Energy & Cyber Litigation Uptick

Eighty percent of Texas businesses faced civil lawsuits this past year and, although they were sued less often, more and more companies are suing each other, according to exclusive data…

Ex-Executive Sues Omni for Being a ‘Boys Club’

Ex-Executive Sues Omni for Being a ‘Boys Club’

A former female executive for Omni Hotels on Wednesday filed suit against her ex-employer and its holding company for sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation after she spent more than…

SKV Law Firm Wins Corruption Case for Political Client

Houston lawyers Shaun Clarke and Dane Ball demanded last week that corruption charges against Texas Rep. Dawnna Dukes be immediately dismissed. On Monday, Travis County prosecutors agreed, dropping all 15…

How to Secure Financing for Commercial Litigation

How to Secure Financing for Commercial Litigation

Third-party financing can be an attractive option for commercial plaintiffs who want to press their claims while hedging risk and preserving capital. But many companies and their lawyers are not…

Al Hill Jr. v. Gregory Shamoun: SCOTX Reviews a $48,000 an Hour Legal Fee

<em> Al Hill Jr. v. Gregory Shamoun:</em> SCOTX Reviews a $48,000 an Hour Legal Fee

Al Hill Jr. v. Al Hill III has spawned more than 20 lawsuits involving the heirs of oilman H.L. Hunt over the past decade. This week, the Texas Supreme Court…

Fishing in the Right Pond: Careful Forum Selection May Keep Trade Secret Defendants on the Hook

Fishing in the Right Pond: Careful Forum Selection May Keep Trade Secret Defendants on the Hook

Texas' Third District Court of Appeals recently held that the state's anti-SLAPP statute covers private commercial speech and association in addition to constitutionally protected rights. This adds to the challenges…

Second Wave of Patent Enforcers Try New Tactics

Second Wave of Patent Enforcers Try New Tactics

For frequent patent asserters, things used to be simple: buy patents, allege infringement against anyone you could and then make settlement offers. But a series of issues is forcing changes…

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