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Nathan Hecht Viewed as Favorite for Texas Chief Justice

Nathan Hecht Viewed as Favorite for Texas Chief Justice

The Texas Supreme Court's senior justice tells The Texas Lawbook he has made it clear to Gov. Perry that he wants to be the next chief justice. Some of his…

Exclusive: Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson Resigns

Exclusive: Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson Resigns

Wallace Jefferson, the first African-American to lead the Texas Supreme Court and one of the most respected jurists in the nation, is resigning his position effective Oct. 1. Jefferson said…

Texas Chief Justice Jefferson: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

Texas Chief Justice Jefferson: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

Wallace Jefferson, Texas first African-American Supreme Court justice and widely proclaimed as one of the best chief justices in Texas history, is expected to announce next week whether he will…

Insurance Company Sues Former CFO Who Also Plans to Sue It

Insurance Company Sues Former CFO Who Also Plans to Sue It

Summit Alliance claims its CFO caused the company significant financial loss, but he has his own unrest with the company as well.…

Fifth Circuit Requires More than Notice to Extinguish Lien through Plan Confirmation

Fifth Circuit Requires More than Notice to Extinguish Lien through Plan Confirmation

Greg Hesse and Charlotte Ritz examine a new Fifth Circuit about creditors still needing to object to reorganization plan to preserve their lien. …

5th Circuit Reverses $25 Million Judgment Against Pilgrim’s Pride

5th Circuit Reverses $25 Million Judgment Against Pilgrim’s Pride

Five hundred chicken growers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas won a $25 million judgment against Pilgrim's Pride in 2011 claiming it illegally attempted to manipulate and control poultry prices by…

Gibson Dunn Secures Federal Antitrust Win for Amarillo Horse Breeders

Gibson Dunn Secures Federal Antitrust Win for Amarillo Horse Breeders

This ruling forbids the AQHA from excluding cloned horses and their offspring from breed registry. …

Texas Railroad Commission Sued for Whistleblower Discrimination

Texas Railroad Commission Sued for Whistleblower Discrimination

The state agency is being accused of retaliating against a former employee after he reported unlawful actions of his supervisor.…

Businesses Sue Visa & MasterCard in East Texas for Antitrust Violations and Excessive Fees — Updated

Businesses Sue Visa & MasterCard in East Texas for Antitrust Violations and Excessive Fees — Updated

More than 100 large merchants, including more than three dozen prominent Texas-based businesses, filed an anti-trust suit against Visa and MasterCard Tuesday, alleging they have been forced to pay excessive…

Eberstein & Witherite Sued for Racial Discrimination

Eberstein & Witherite Sued for Racial Discrimination

Two former African American employees are accusing the Dallas personal injury firm of three counts of unlawful employment practices.…

Winning a $136 Million Verdict is Huge – Keeping it Might Take a Miracle

Winning a $136 Million Verdict is Huge – Keeping it Might Take a Miracle

Pete Marketos won Texas' biggest damages verdict in the state so far this year, but he now faces an appellate court system that has been unfriendly to jury awards for…

SEC Law Judge Bans Three Stanford Execs from Industry

SEC Law Judge Bans Three Stanford Execs from Industry

An administrative law judge with the SEC ruled late Friday that three former senior executives with Houston-based Stanford Group Companies are liable for securities fraud in connection with the marketing…

Dallas Philanthropist Sued Over Investment Deal

Dallas Philanthropist Sued Over Investment Deal

Ted Skokos, a former attorney, is best known in Dallas for a $10 million gift he and his wife donated to the AT&T Performing Arts Center.…

Brown Fox Scores $5.2 Million Personal Injury Jury Verdict

Brown Fox Scores $5.2 Million Personal Injury Jury Verdict

Last week, Brad Kizzia of Brown Fox secured perhaps the biggest win in his 32 years as a lawyer.…

SEC’s Policy Shift on No-Admit, No-Deny Settlements Could Impact You

SEC’s Policy Shift on No-Admit, No-Deny Settlements Could Impact You

The new policy hopes to increase accountability of certain securities fraud defendants, but could have negative collateral consequences. …

Tyler Jury Shoots Down Plaintiff in Telecom Patent Case

Jury ruled that Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and other technology vendors did not infringe on a Canadian licensing firm's patents.…

Thompson & Knight Prevails in ‘All Natural’ GMO Lawsuit, FDA to Step In

Thompson & Knight Prevails in ‘All Natural’ GMO Lawsuit, FDA to Step In

An Irving-based company is involved in one of the latest suits involving GMOs.…

Judge Dismisses Passenger Safety $400 Million Lawsuit Against SWA

Judge Dismisses Passenger Safety $400 Million Lawsuit Against SWA

Plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit claimed SWA flew planes that violated federal “airworthiness directive” safety measures.…

Depositions in the Cloud: Karl Seelbach Launches eDepo

Depositions in the Cloud: Karl Seelbach Launches eDepo

About eighteen months ago, Karl Seelbach was driving to Houston to take depositions. To the proverbial rhythm of the road, the senior associate in Winstead’s Austin office started thinking ……

Chief Justice Jefferson: Texas Supreme Court Libel Decision “Collides Violently with the First Amendment”

Chief Justice Jefferson: Texas Supreme Court Libel Decision “Collides Violently with the First Amendment”

A splintered Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that an Austin television station and its reporter should be forced to stand trial against libel allegations even if the media reports in…