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Wylys Appeal Billion-dollar Judgment to Fifth Circuit

Wylys Appeal Billion-dollar Judgment to Fifth Circuit

Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist Sam Wyly and his sister-in-law Dee Wyly have asked the federal appeals court to reverse a ruling by a bankruptcy judge that found that the Wylys…

Patent Lit is AT&T Legal Team’s Specialty

Patent Lit is AT&T Legal Team’s Specialty

Facing a mountain of patent infringement lawsuits, AT&T GC David McAtee created a specialized five lawyer group within the corporate legal department focusing exclusively on patent infringement litigation. The mission…

Creating New Value for Clients with Litigation Funding

Creating New Value for Clients with Litigation Funding

Law firms motivated to deliver increasing value to clients have a new solution in litigation finance. …

‘Runaway Swiss Businessman’ Pleads Guilty to Perjury in Court Filings

‘Runaway Swiss Businessman’ Pleads Guilty to Perjury in Court Filings

A Swiss businessman and former Dallas resident who was a fugitive abroad for nine months last year will plead guilty to one count of perjury in a federal bankruptcy proceeding,…

Richard ‘Racehorse’ Haynes Dies at 90

Richard ‘Racehorse’ Haynes Dies at 90

Comedian and musician Kinky Friedman described Haynes as “one of the most successful and most colorful silver-tongued devils to grace Texas since God made trial lawyers.” A legal legend in…

McKool Smith Wins $43M Antitrust Verdict in East TX

McKool Smith Wins $43M Antitrust Verdict in East TX

A federal jury in Marshall ruled Wednesday that General Electric Company violated antitrust laws in the marketing of anesthesia machines and the market for GE anesthesia machine servicing. After hearing…

Chris Hamilton ’Follows the Money Trail’ in Bankruptcy Litigation

Chris Hamilton ’Follows the Money Trail’ in Bankruptcy Litigation

Recouping losses in bankruptcy cases resulting from failed mergers or acquisitions is never easy, especially when negligence and reckless fraudulent inducement are alleged. But Chris Hamilton's representation of the trustee…

CMBS Trusts Maintain Access to Federal Courts After Americold

CMBS Trusts Maintain Access to Federal Courts After <em>Americold</em>

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a February ruling brought clarity to subject matter jurisdiction in the formation of commercial mortgage-backed securities trusts.…

Desk Maker Files IP Lawsuits Against Foreign-based Companies

Desk Maker Files IP Lawsuits Against Foreign-based Companies

Coppell-based standing desk manufacturer VARIDESK is suing a handful of companies for copyright and patent infringement.…

On Lawyer Hourly Rates, ‘You Get What You Pay For’

On Lawyer Hourly Rates, ‘You Get What You Pay For’

The idea that inherent in an hourly rate at or north of $1,000 per hour is a unique skill born of decades of experience is hardly a new concept, even…

SEC Files – and Settles – Fraud Charges Against Wayne Energy & CEO

SEC Files – and Settles – Fraud Charges Against Wayne Energy & CEO

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (April 21) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Plano-based Wayne Energy and its owner with multiple counts of securities…

Exclusive: Saudi Prince Wins $3M From Irving’s Youtoo Media

Exclusive: Saudi Prince Wins $3M From Irving’s Youtoo Media

In a unanimous verdict, five women and three men ordered Youtoo Media and its general partner, Christopher Wyatt, to pay more than $3 million to Prince Mansour Bin Abdullah Al-Saud…

Shell Oil & Former FBI Agent Battle over Confidential Info

Shell Oil & Former FBI Agent Battle over Confidential Info

A former FBI agent who led the U.S. security operations of Shell Oil Co. has sued the oil giant after his superiors refused to hire a security advise because the…

Houston’s Gibbs & Bruns Negotiates $2.4 Billion Lehman Bankruptcy Agreement

Houston’s Gibbs & Bruns Negotiates $2.4 Billion Lehman Bankruptcy Agreement

A $2.4 billion agreement with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy over the valuation of mortgage-backed securities is the latest in a string of such pacts negotiated by Houston-based Gibbs & Bruns.…

Jury: Memorial Hermann Defamed Heart Surgeon, Awards $6.4 million

Jury: Memorial Hermann Defamed Heart Surgeon, Awards $6.4 million

A Houston heart surgeon was awarded $6.4 million in damages after a Harris County jury found Wednesday that Memorial Hermann Health System defamed his reputation in an effort to protect…

Paula Hinton – Shattering the ‘Second Glass Ceiling’ & Winning Billion-dollar Trials

Paula Hinton – Shattering the ‘Second Glass Ceiling’ & Winning Billion-dollar Trials

Waste Management GC Steve Morgan needed a great trial lawyer to fight a $3 billion lawsuit involving toxins buried in pits on the banks of the San Jacinto River. “Paula’s…

Who Said That? Rule 202 Petitions and Anonymous Online Reviews

Who Said That? Rule 202 Petitions and Anonymous Online Reviews

“I wish I knew who said that!” is the typical response of business owners after reading anonymously posted online reviews. …

AZA Firm Scores $9 Million Verdict Against Motorola Mobility

AZA Firm Scores $9 Million Verdict Against Motorola Mobility

A federal jury in Marshall on Friday ordered Motorola Mobility to pay $9.17 million for deliberately infringing on a small Plano-based licensing firm’s patents for technology that helps create high-definition…

For US Expats, Income Tax Exclusion Depends on Their ‘Abode’

For US Expats, Income Tax Exclusion Depends on Their ‘Abode’

Since many Texas companies send employees on international assignment, they should be mindful that federal income tax rules don't apply to everyone in the same way. …

Dallas Lawyers Battle Banker Andy Beal & Plano Vulture Fund

Dallas Lawyers Battle Banker Andy Beal & Plano Vulture Fund

Nearly a dozen Dallas lawyers are representing two financial institutions – BB&T of North Carolina and Plano-based LNV Corp, which is a subsidiary of Beal Bank – fierce, five-year-long breach-of-contract…