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Taking the Fifth in Civil Trade Secret Litigation: Win the Battle but Lose the War?

Taking the Fifth in Civil Trade Secret Litigation: Win the Battle but Lose the War?

Oliver North and Mark McGwire are notable examples of people who asserted their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination by refusing to answer questions. Now, trade secret litigation between Google’s self-driving…

Winston Scores Touchdown & Field Goal in Ezekiel Elliott & IP Cases in Same Courtroom – Updated

Winston Scores Touchdown & Field Goal in Ezekiel Elliott & IP Cases in Same Courtroom – Updated

Tom Melsheimer was in his second week of trial defending Tech Pharmacy in a $350 million patent dispute against Plano-based AlixaRx when he suddenly switched from defense to offense in…

East Texas is Patent Capital No More

East Texas is Patent Capital No More

East Texas has lost its status as America’s top place to sue for patent infringement. Delaware is the new king of patent litigation. During the past four months, plaintiffs filed…

SCOTX Considers Future of Lawsuit against Payday Lenders

SCOTX Considers Future of Lawsuit against Payday Lenders

When Cash Biz didn’t get paid on time, the payday lender sought help from the criminal justice system. Now faced with lawsuits for their overstep, the company is claiming a…

Sanctuary City Litigation Issues Hit Home for Lead Sidley Partners

Sanctuary City Litigation Issues Hit Home for Lead Sidley Partners

There were many reasons Yolanda Garcia decided to get involved in the controversial “sanctuary city” litigation, but a conversation she had with her 14-year-old son was certainly one catalyst for…

Trump Nominates Five for Texas Federal Judgeships

Trump Nominates Five for Texas Federal Judgeships

The Trump Administration announced Thursday morning that it has nominated five lawyers to fill open seats on the U.S. District Courts in Texas, including two attorneys previously nominated by President…

Why Judge Mazzant Terminated Proposed Overtime Rule

Why Judge Mazzant Terminated Proposed Overtime Rule

The proposed update to the overtime exemptions rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act was finally put out of its misery last week U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant. The court…

Munck Wilson Wins $10.1M Jury Award for iLife

Munck Wilson Wins $10.1M Jury Award for iLife

A federal jury ruled Thursday that gaming company Nintendo infringed on patented motion detection technology developed by Dallas-based iLife Technologies. The jury, which heard more than a week of evidence…

Sharply Divided 5th Circuit Rejects J&J’s Mandamus Request in Hip Implant MDL

Sharply Divided 5th Circuit Rejects J&J’s Mandamus Request in Hip Implant MDL

The Fifth Circuit refused to intervene in the massive Johnson & Johnson hip implant multidistrict litigation cases that have been consolidated in federal court in Dallas. But two of the…

Corporate Lawyers: TX AG Paxton ’s Defense of Pro-Insurance Industry Law is Misleading, Wrong

Corporate Lawyers: TX AG Paxton ’s Defense of Pro-Insurance Industry Law is Misleading, Wrong

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and lawyers representing large and midsized businesses in the state are providing contradictory information about the impact of a new law governing the rights of…

Business Beware: Harvey Cyber Scams Targeting the Generosity of Employees

Business Beware: Harvey Cyber Scams Targeting the Generosity of Employees

Even as the South Texas disaster brings out the best in so many, it brings out the worst in others. Cyber thieves, online attackers and cyber scammers are using email…

Diamond Doctor RICO Lawsuit’s Crazy Settlement: ‘Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing’

Diamond Doctor RICO Lawsuit’s Crazy Settlement: ‘Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing’

Two seasoned Dallas trial lawyers say they have never seen anything like what they witnessed last week in federal court in the $3.6 million fraud and racketeering case between the…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Jim Coleman Tribute: A Lion Among Texas Lions

<em>Texas Lawbook</em> Exclusive: Jim Coleman Tribute: A Lion Among Texas Lions

Legendary Dallas lawyer Jim Coleman was hailed Wednesday night as a gentleman, an honest, genuine and passionate lawyer, and a leader with integrity. The Texas Lawbook and the Association of…

New Texas Pro-Insurance Law may Punish Hurricane Harvey Victims

New Texas Pro-Insurance Law may Punish Hurricane Harvey Victims

Tens of thousands of Texas homeowners and business owners who have suffered billions of dollars in property damages from Hurricane Harvey may soon discover that a new state law eliminates…

Hurricane Harvey Threatens Huge Losses, but Insurance Can Help Weather the Storm

When Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005, it caused an estimated $20 billion in property damage alone. Weather experts believe Hurricane Harvey could be even more powerful when it hits…

It’s All in the Draw: Ken Starr Tangles with Judge Edith Jones in J&J Hip Implant Mandamus

It’s All in the Draw: Ken Starr Tangles with Judge Edith Jones in J&J Hip Implant Mandamus

Plaintiffs’ lawyers battling Johnson & Johnson in a multi-district litigation over allegedly defective hip implants faced what appeared to be a couple of hostile Fifth Circuit judges who seemed ready…

5th Circuit: Judges Should Think Twice in Keeping Search Affidavits Sealed

5th Circuit: Judges Should Think Twice in Keeping Search Affidavits Sealed

Armed federal agents raided a suburban Houston aviation company 16 months ago based on a sealed affidavit. The result: employees quit, customers fled and the business went bankrupt. Agents still…

Updated – Jeff Tillotson Deposes Warren Buffett & Marissa Mayer, Defeats Yahoo at 5th Circuit

Updated – Jeff Tillotson Deposes Warren Buffett & Marissa Mayer, Defeats Yahoo at 5th Circuit

The Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that Yahoo owes Dallas-based prize promoter SCA Promotions $5.5 million for backing out of a deal designed to pay $1 billion to anyone who successfully…

Fifth Circuit: Context Matters in Review of Workplace Rules Under NLRA

Fifth Circuit: Context Matters in Review of Workplace Rules Under NLRA

In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit overturned much of a National Labor Relations Board holding that several workplace conduct rules at T-Mobile and MetroPCS violated employee rights under the…

Analysis: How New Bankruptcy Rules Will Impact Financial Institutions

Analysis: How New Bankruptcy Rules Will Impact Financial Institutions

Significant changes to federal rules governing the administration of consumer bankruptcy cases – and Chapter 13 cases in particular – are set to take effect Dec. 1. In the meantime,…