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Judge Denies Motion to Seal Toyota Docs

Judge Denies Motion to Seal Toyota Docs

A Dallas judge has refused to seal a cache of purloined documents in a defective products case involving carmaker Toyota. Since the documents are readily available online, sealing them would…

SCOTX Upholds Legislative Tax Formulas

SCOTX Upholds Legislative Tax Formulas

In a decision that could significantly impact school funding in the oil patch, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that statutory formulas setting valuations for business and personal property are not…

Is the End Near for Employee Class Actions in the 5th Circuit?

Is the End Near for Employee Class Actions in the 5th Circuit?

In a pair of potentially landmark decisions, the 5th Circuit recently enforced broad class action waivers in court for the first time. Such waivers could block class action lawsuits under…

Baron & Budd Opens Shop in Washington

Prominent Dallas-based plaintiffs’ firm Baron & Budd has expanded its operations to Washington, D.C. with the addition of Scott Simmer, Andrew Miller and Thomas Poulin.…

Dallas Judge Considers Whether to Seal Toyota’s Privileged Docs

Dallas Judge Considers Whether to Seal Toyota’s Privileged Docs

Lawyers for Toyota Motor Corp. fought hard in a Dallas district court Thursday to keep sealed a set of documents leaked years ago by a former in-house lawyer that are…

Analysis: Is Dallas Appeals Court Ready for a Shake Up?

Analysis: Is Dallas Appeals Court Ready for a Shake Up?

There are 31 different appellate judgeships on primary ballots across Texas. But the Fifth Court of Appeals should get more attention than the rest. Eight of the 13 seats on…

Texas Courts’ Passion for Arbitration Continues in Payday Lender & Dallas Topless Club Cases

Texas Courts’ Passion for Arbitration Continues in Payday Lender & Dallas Topless Club Cases

Proponents of binding mandatory arbitration scored two huge victories this week in the Texas appellate courts. In two separate and unrelated rulings, the Texas Supreme Court and the Dallas Court…

A Quarter Life Without the Crisis: LPCH Turns 25

A Quarter Life Without the Crisis: LPCH Turns 25

Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst is celebrating 25 years on Friday. But unlike the woes of uncertainty many twenty-somethings feel when contemplating what the hell they are doing with the…

Texas Business Bankruptcies Skyrocketed in 2017, Debt Hits ‘Height of Debt Lunacy’

Texas Business Bankruptcies Skyrocketed in 2017, Debt Hits ‘Height of Debt Lunacy’

Texas companies restructuring in federal bankruptcy court jumped more than 42 percent in 2017, nearly reaching the highs of the Great Recession eight years ago. Filings for Chapter 11 bankruptcy…

SCOTX: Lawyer-Client Privilege Applies to Patent Agents

SCOTX: Lawyer-Client Privilege Applies to Patent Agents

Patent agents who provide authorized legal services may invoke attorney-client privilege to withhold client communications, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday. The ruling supports Andrew Silver, the inventor of tablet…

SCOTX: Mental Anguish Damages Possible for Negligent Mishandling of Corpse

SCOTX: Mental Anguish Damages Possible for Negligent Mishandling of Corpse

Mental anguish damages might be available in a case alleging negligent mishandling of a corpse, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday, sending a recently argued case back to a Brown…

Flying Pig Spotted: Fifth Circuit Grants Mandamus Relief in Privilege Dispute

Flying Pig Spotted: Fifth Circuit Grants Mandamus Relief in Privilege Dispute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is famously reluctant to grant a mandamus petition. The court recently invoked authority from 1881 as the reason for denial. But…

Toyota Lawyer-Turned-Whistleblower Central to Discovery Battle in Texas Case

Toyota Lawyer-Turned-Whistleblower Central to Discovery Battle in Texas Case

A fierce and dramatic discovery battle with national litigation implications heads back to a Dallas civil courtroom this week. The case pits Frank Branson, one of the toughest trial lawyers…

Texas Appeals Court Upholds $288M Ruling for Highland Capital v. Credit Suisse

Texas Appeals Court Upholds $288M Ruling for Highland Capital v. Credit Suisse

The Dallas Court of Appeals Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling for Dallas investment firm Highland Capital Management to recover nearly $288 million from Swiss bank Credit Suisse for a…

Patent Board Allows McKool Client Challenge of Immunex

Patent Board Allows McKool Client Challenge of Immunex

The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board refused to deny a challenge by a French pharmaceutical to a patent held by Seattle-based Immunex. The ruling sets the stage for a…

Take-Nothing Arbitration Win Ends 10-year Hurricane Dolly Claim

Take-Nothing Arbitration Win Ends 10-year Hurricane Dolly Claim

A take-nothing arbitration ordered by the Texas Supreme Court effectively ends 10 years of litigation over a storm-damaged condominium project on South Padre Island. The dispute, over insurance coverage after…

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…