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Q&A With Talmage Boston, Author of Raising the Bar

Q&A With Talmage Boston, Author of <em>Raising the Bar</em>

The book profiles history’s most perseverant, passionate lawyers (Abraham Lincoln, Leon Jaworski and James A. Baker, III) and argues that these lawyers-turned-government officials set the examples of qualities that today’s…

Willett Wins Re-election, Medina Faces Runoff with Devine

Willett Wins Re-election, Medina Faces Runoff with Devine

Longtime Dallas Appeals Justice Martin Richter upset in GOP primary by judicial newcomer David Lewis.…

Wal-Mart Hires Rob Walters in Mexican Bribery Scandal Litigation

Wal-Mart Hires Rob Walters in Mexican Bribery Scandal Litigation

Retailer faces shareholder and derivative lawsuits, as well as investigations by SEC and DOJ.…

Allan Van Fleet Joins McDermott in Houston

Allan Van Fleet Joins McDermott in Houston

"By making this move, I have decided to step up my game and take my practice to a truly global level,” says Van Fleet.…

UT Hires Latham & Watkins To Argue Discrimination Case

UT Hires Latham & Watkins To Argue Discrimination Case

University of Texas pays Los Angeles-based firm $1 million to argue landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Legal team will include a former solicitor general under the Bush administration…

Collin County: The De Facto Securities Fraud Court

Collin County: The De Facto Securities Fraud Court

Twelve major investment fraud cases have been prosecuted in Collin since 2009 - more than any other jurisdiction in Texas.…

Decline In Civil Jury Trials: The Cheese Has Moved And That’s Okay

Decline In Civil Jury Trials: The Cheese Has Moved And That’s Okay

Decline in jury trials is a positive development. Our system addressing disputes is working better than ever before.…

Fifth Circuit Panel Appears Skeptical of Challenge to Open Meetings Law

Fifth Circuit Panel Appears Skeptical of Challenge to Open Meetings Law

Fifteen elected city leaders in Texas claim law suppresses their free speech.…

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Private Beachfront Property Owners

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Private Beachfront Property Owners

Justices say public beaches may become private when a hurricane alters the coast line.…

Fish & Richardson Pockets $26 million in Texas’ J&J Settlement

Fish & Richardson Pockets $26 million in Texas’ J&J Settlement

Whistleblower awarded $20 million for role in exposing Risperdal fraud.…

Greg Abbott’s Fingerprints All Over Healthcare Law National Challenge

Greg Abbott’s Fingerprints All Over Healthcare Law National Challenge

Texas Attorney General played pivotal role in shaping SCOTUS legal arguments.…

Fish & Richardson Wins Defense Verdict in $85 million Patent Trial

Fish & Richardson Wins Defense Verdict in $85 million Patent Trial

Jury in Tyler rejects CEATS case against airlines and online ticketing companies.…

Judge Solis: OSU, Pickens Weren’t Tricked into Buying Life Insurance

Judge Solis: OSU, Pickens Weren’t Tricked into Buying Life Insurance

A federal judge in Dallas has ruled that neither Oklahoma State University athletic officials nor its fund-raisers were tricked or defrauded into buying huge life insurance policies on elderly alumni…

Civil Jury Trials Plummet in Texas

Civil Jury Trials Plummet in Texas

The number of jury trials conducted in 2011 are one-third the number held in 1996.…

Expediting Trials

Expediting Trials

Proposals would streamline discovery and costs of disputes under $100,000.…

SCOTUS Weighs Three Block Buster Business Law Cases

SCOTUS Weighs Three Block Buster Business Law Cases

John Elwood, a Supreme Court expert and former assistant U.S. Solicitor General, evaluates this year's business docket.…

Supreme Court Says Pipeline Companies Must Prove Status to Tap Eminent Domain

Supreme Court Says Pipeline Companies Must Prove Status to Tap Eminent Domain

Refusal to rehear case likely means more court disputes with landowners…

Texas Supreme Court Shoots Down Challenge to Business Tax

Texas Supreme Court Shoots Down Challenge to Business Tax

Justices unanimously rejected Nestle's argument that tax treats businesses unequally and uniformly.…

U-Haul Case Could Redefine Gross Negligence

U-Haul Case Could Redefine Gross Negligence

Texas Supreme Court reviews $45 million Dallas jury award to a man crushed when a parking brake failed on a U-Haul truck.…

Johnson & Johnson Settles Texas Medicaid Fraud Suit for $158 million

Johnson & Johnson Settles Texas Medicaid Fraud Suit for $158 million

Texas and whistleblower sued J&J for false marketing of its antipsychotic prescription medication Risperdal.…