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SCOTX: Did Someone Interfere with your Inheritance? Too Bad.

SCOTX: Did Someone Interfere with your Inheritance? Too Bad.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that there is no cause of action in Texas for intentional interference with inheritance, a ruling that will not allow the heirs of…

SCOTX Trashes Laredo’s Plastic-Bag-Ban Ordinance

SCOTX Trashes Laredo’s Plastic-Bag-Ban Ordinance

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (June 22) – The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the City of Laredo’s plastic-bag-ban ordinance is invalid and cannot be enforced…

Jury Awards Former Glazer’s Liquor Executives $2.4M in Lost Compensation

Jury Awards Former Glazer’s Liquor Executives $2.4M in Lost Compensation

A Dallas County jury has awarded $2.4 million to two former executives of Glazer’s liquor distribution company, finding they were owed compensation when the company combined with Southern Wine &…

To Pay or Not to Pay? What the DOL’s New Test Means for Summer Internship Programs

As summer approaches, many Texas businesses are preparing to welcome interns into the workplace. Companies considering unpaid internships should be aware of the Department of Labor's new seven-factor test for…

Updated: Munck Wilson Secures 10 Millionth Patent in USPTO History

Updated: Munck Wilson Secures 10 Millionth Patent in USPTO History

A group of Dallas lawyers from Munck Wilson Mandala made patent history Tuesday by securing a laser detection technology patent for Raytheon. It is the 10 millionth patent to be…

Randy Johnston Helps ‘No Easy Day’ Navy SEAL Author Get His Day in Court

Randy Johnston Helps ‘No Easy Day’ Navy SEAL Author Get His Day in Court

By Natalie Posgate - (June 18) - For the past four years, Dallas lawyer Randy Johnston has been quietly representing the author of No Easy Day, a controversial book by…

Analysis: Behind the Scenes of the AT&T Legal Team that just Kicked DOJ’s Ass

Analysis: Behind the Scenes of the AT&T Legal Team that just Kicked DOJ’s Ass

The day Donald Trump was elected president, AT&T General Counsel David McAtee and his corporate legal department put together a legal team to defend the Dallas telecom giant’s proposed $85…

Six Tips for Managing a Document Review Team

Six Tips for Managing a Document Review Team

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Martha Buttry Daniels of King & Spalding   (June 14) – Most litigation comes with the burden of document review. While not the sexiest…

With Anti-SLAPP Defense Denied, UDF Suit Against Hayman Capital Moves On

With Anti-SLAPP Defense Denied, UDF Suit Against Hayman Capital Moves On

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Allen Pusey (June 12) – A lawsuit for business disparagement against Dallas hedge fund Hayman Capital and its manager, J. Kyle Bass, will continue…

Judge Allows Mineral Interest Fight Against Chesapeake, Total E&P to Proceed

Judge Allows Mineral Interest Fight Against Chesapeake, Total E&P to Proceed

A state court in Fort Worth has denied requests by Chesapeake Exploration and Total E&P USA to dismiss claims in multidistrict litigation brought by North Texas mineral interest owners over…

Lawsuit Claims Funeral Home Wrongfully Moved 80-Year-Old’s Parents’ Remains

Lawsuit Claims Funeral Home Wrongfully Moved 80-Year-Old’s Parents’ Remains

The 80-year-old scion of a Dallas oil and gas production company has sued the owners of Restland Cemetery for allowing the removal of his parents’ remains to another cemetery without…

DBJ: Lawsuit Alleges Fraud by Toyota Music Factory Developer, Seeks to Block Payment of $44M From Irving

DBJ: Lawsuit Alleges Fraud by Toyota Music Factory Developer, Seeks to Block Payment of $44M From Irving

Dallas attorney Larry Friedman filed a lawsuit Wednesday attempting to block the North Carolina-based developer of the Toyota Music Factory from receiving $44 million in public money. Friedman filed on…

SCOTX: Context Presumes Intent In Murphy Exploration Lease Case

SCOTX: Context Presumes Intent In Murphy Exploration Lease Case

SCOTX last week ruled in yet another dispute pitting the plain language of oil and gas leases against the variable technology of the industry. In a 5-4 decision, the court…

Appellate Law Expert Moves into Spouse’s Old Office at Gibson Dunn

Appellate Law Expert Moves into Spouse’s Old Office at Gibson Dunn

(June 4) – When James Ho left the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in January to become a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth…

SCOTX: New Leases End Old Leases – Unless They Don’t

SCOTX: New Leases End Old Leases – Unless They Don’t

(May 31) – The Texas Supreme Court tried to simplify its earlier rulings on oil and gas titles with a remarkably simple principle: a new lease supplants an old lease unless…

Court of Appeals Upholds $11M Judgment In 2013 Casino Bus Crash

Court of Appeals Upholds $11M Judgment In 2013 Casino Bus Crash

The 25-page opinion, written by Justice Jason Boatright, rejected all 15 issues raised on appeal by the Choctaw, including their argument that federal law should preempt state common-law claims involving…

Chinese Counterfeit Producers: Say ‘Ni Hao’ to Patterson + Sheridan Duo

Chinese Counterfeit Producers: Say ‘Ni Hao’ to Patterson + Sheridan Duo

He knows trademark infringement. She speaks fluent Mandarin. Together they make the rounds at trade shows looking for illegal knock-offs of their clients' products with the aim of friendly persuasion.…

Supreme Court Approval of Class-Action Waivers Will Benefit Oil Field Employers and Other Industries

Supreme Court Approval of Class-Action Waivers Will Benefit Oil Field Employers and Other Industries

The Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis puts to rest one of the most publicized and debated legal issues affecting employees and employers this decade. Now that…

Supreme Court Provides Roadmap for Employers to Eliminate Their Largest Employment Law Risk

Supreme Court Provides Roadmap for Employers to Eliminate Their Largest Employment Law Risk

The U.S. Supreme Court has settled the contentious class action waiver issue that has riled courts and confounded employers for the past six years, thereby providing a roadmap for employers…

TC Heartland Anniversary: EDTX Patent Filings Plummet, NDTX Benefits

TC Heartland Anniversary: EDTX Patent Filings Plummet, NDTX Benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark patent jurisdiction decision one year ago has dramatically impacted the patent litigation dockets for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. The Texas Lawbook…

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