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SEC Probe of Key Energy May Expand

SEC Probe of Key Energy May Expand

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Houston-based Key Energy Services for possible violations of federal bribery laws involving its operations in Mexico and Russia, according to corporate documents…

HayBoo and Reese Gordon Marketos Score a Victory for TGI Fridays

HayBoo and Reese Gordon Marketos Score a Victory for TGI Fridays

A Dallas jury ruled in favor of the Carrollton-based restaurant chain regarding a bitter joint venture dispute involving restaurants at the DFW Airport.…

SCOTX Denies Bickel & Brewer’s Appeal in Imppamet Disqualification

SCOTX Denies Bickel & Brewer’s Appeal in Imppamet Disqualification

The Texas Supreme Court announced Friday that it would not hear Bickel & Brewer’s appeal to be reinstated as lead counsel in a large international business lawsuit headed for trial…

“Two Greeks and a Sheik:” AZA is Exhibit A for Litigation Boutiques

“Two Greeks and a Sheik:” AZA is Exhibit A for Litigation Boutiques

Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos started their law firm in 1993 with no clients, no revenues and no savings. Their office was a rickety old building that leaked every time…

Meet Chris Nolland: The Master of Bowties and Litigation Settlements

Meet Chris Nolland: The Master of Bowties and Litigation Settlements

The Dallas lawyer is handling some of the biggest business lawsuits in Texas, but he never takes depositions, doesn't argue pre-trial motions or pick juries and he never cross-examines witnesses.…

ZeniMax, id sue Oculus in trade secret spat

ZeniMax, id sue Oculus in trade secret spat

A Richardson video game maker and its corporate parent are going after a California firm that they claim hasn’t compensated them for technical know-how they provided in making a virtual…

Oil CEO Denies SEC Allegations of Securities Fraud

Oil CEO Denies SEC Allegations of Securities Fraud

The SEC's Fort Worth Office has charged a 47-year veteran of the oil and gas industry and his Irving-based energy company with operating a $10 million investment fraud scheme.…

John Bickel Retires from Bickel & Brewer

John Bickel Retires from Bickel & Brewer

John Bickel says starting Bickel & Brewer 30 years ago was a "dream come true." Bill Brewer describes Bickel as a "great partner" and says no decision has been made…

Chron: Former Astros Pitcher to Request New Police Brutality Trial

Chron: Former Astros Pitcher to Request New Police Brutality Trial

Jurors concluded four Galveston police officers used excessive force during a 2008 wedding reception, but deadlocked on former Astro Brandon Backe's $13 million request. …

Jury Issues $40 Million Verdict Against Baker Botts, Then Poof, The Money was Gone — Updated

Jury Issues $40 Million Verdict Against Baker Botts, Then Poof, The Money was Gone — Updated

A bone-chilling fear swept through lawyers at Baker Botts Thursday when a Dallas jury ruled that the Texas-based law firm acted negligently more than a decade ago when it represented…

Jury Deliberating Fate of Baker Botts’ Legal Malpractice Case

Jury Deliberating Fate of Baker Botts’ Legal Malpractice Case

Following three weeks of testimony, lawyers for Axcess International and Baker Botts gave closing arguments Wednesday to the six-person jury. Dallas-based Axcess is seeking $51 million in damages.…

Appellate Decision on Arbitration Delay is Grabbing Attention

Appellate Decision on Arbitration Delay is Grabbing Attention

The Amarillo Court of Appeals vacated an arbitration award based on an arbitrator’s unreasonable delay. The arbitrator took 19 months to make a ruling that parties in the case had…

Fifth Circuit Provides Guidance to GCs on Protecting Privilege

Fifth Circuit Provides Guidance to GCs on Protecting Privilege

Legal advice or a business discussion? This question is the key issue in most privilege disputes about in-house counsel. The Fifth Circuit, in a case involving ExxonMobil, addresses that question…

Sports Marketing Consulting Agency Sued on Malicious Prosecution Claims

Sports Marketing Consulting Agency Sued on Malicious Prosecution Claims

A former employee of Dallas-based Genesco Sports Enterprises, Inc. claims his old bosses made knowingly false statements about him to Dallas County prosecutors in an effort to fraudulently help the…

SEC Charges Southlake Oil Firm with Fraud

SEC Charges Southlake Oil Firm with Fraud

The Fort Worth Regional Office says Guardian Oil and Gas and its principal, Rick D. Mullins, raised $6.5 million in an allegedly illegal oil and gas offering fraud.…

SCOTUS: Defendants in Frivolous Patent Cases Should Get Legal Fees

Justices gave wide deference to trial judges in deciding when awarding fees are appropriate.…

Jury: Honeywell Committed Fraud Against Hunt — Updated

Jury: Honeywell Committed Fraud Against Hunt — Updated

A Dallas jury ruled Monday that Honeywell committed fraud against Hunt Consolidated by not telling the Dallas-based oil company about certain defects in Honeywell’s turbofan engines, which powered two of…

Energy Future Holdings’ Creditors: What to Expect

Energy Future Holdings’ Creditors: What to Expect

Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection any day now, and creditors are preparing to assert their rights to their portion of the billions owed. Some…

Dallas Federal Judge Tosses Whistleblower Claims Against BB&T

Dallas Federal Judge Tosses Whistleblower Claims Against BB&T

A lawsuit by a North Texas businessman who alleged that North Carolina banking giant BB&T Co. was involved in a scheme to defraud an arm of the federal government…

The Judge and the Advocate: Meet the Lynns

The Judge and the Advocate: Meet the Lynns

As a Dallas jury read its verdict, Mike Lynn pulled his iPhone from his pocket and sent one email: “We won. $319 million.” A few blocks away, U.S. District Judge…