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Managing a Crisis: Oil Spill Case Tests Sutherland’s Rachel Clingman

Managing a Crisis: Oil Spill Case Tests Sutherland’s Rachel Clingman

Hired by rig owner Transocean just days after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, Rachel Giesber Clingman approached the case with her trademark relentless preparation. Her early work proved critical, as…

Texas Supreme Court Weighs Protections for Whistleblowers who Report Internally

Texas Supreme Court Weighs Protections for Whistleblowers who Report Internally

A demoted Parkland Memorial surgeon urged the justices to protect government employees who report wrongdoing through internal channels.…

Longview Energy Wins $500 Million Land Transfer in Eagle Ford Case

Longview Energy Wins $500 Million Land Transfer in Eagle Ford Case

For a small oil and gas company like Dallas-based Longview Energy, the chance to obtain a lease in the red-hot Eagle Ford Shale was an opportunity that doesn’t come along…

Texas Justices Reverse $46 Million Award in Defective U-Haul Truck Case

Texas Justices Reverse $46 Million Award in Defective U-Haul Truck Case

The Texas Supreme Court threw out a $46 million award to a man who was crushed by a rolling U-Haul truck, finding that evidence of safety problems in Canadian trucks…

Port of Houston Authority Wins Six-Year Contractual Dispute

Port of Houston Authority Wins Six-Year Contractual Dispute

The Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed an $18.6 million judgment against the Houston Port Authority in a six-year contractual dispute with Zachry Construction Corporation. The justices also…

Fifth Circuit: SEC Case Against Microtune Execs Too Little, Too Late

Fifth Circuit: SEC Case Against Microtune Execs Too Little, Too Late

A former CEO and a former General Counsel at Plano-based Microtune Inc. won a major legal victory Wednesday that is likely to end the SEC's five-year-long effort to prosecute them…

Government Employees Can File Whistleblower Lawsuits, 5th Circuit Rules

Government Employees Can File Whistleblower Lawsuits, 5th Circuit Rules

Court rejects argument by government and Shell that case should be barred because whistleblowers were federal auditors.…

LBJ v. Coke Stevenson: Case Changed History and Defined “Lawyering”

<em>LBJ v. Coke Stevenson:</em> Case Changed History and Defined “Lawyering”

During three furious weeks in September 1948, lawyers for LBJ and former governor Coke Stevenson waged a historic legal battle. They sought and obtained successive, trumping injunctions in state and…

Texas Recovers $1 Billion by Joining Whistleblowers in Medicaid Fraud Litigation

Texas Recovers $1 Billion by Joining Whistleblowers in Medicaid Fraud Litigation

Republican AGs have teamed up with plaintiffs’ lawyers in aggressively pursuing whistleblower cases against drug companies and other health care providers, making Texas a model for other states. Recoveries have…

America Invents Act Leads to Patent Litigation Spike

America Invents Act Leads to Patent Litigation Spike

The number of new patent cases filed in the Northern District of Texas during the first half of 2012 more than doubled the number filed during the first six months…

Michael King: SEC Lawyer “Calling the Shots” in Wal-Mart and Chesapeake Investigations

Michael King: SEC Lawyer “Calling the Shots” in Wal-Mart and Chesapeake Investigations

Very few corporate executives or general counsels have ever heard of Michael King. That is about to change. King is the SEC's lead lawyer in two of the biggest corporate…

Fifth Circuit’s Top Five Business Litigation Cases for the First Half of 2012

Fifth Circuit’s Top Five Business Litigation Cases for the First Half of 2012

The five important business cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the first half of 2012 show a pragmatic, step-by-step approach to business cases. The…

Oncor Wins Ruling in Condemnation Dispute with DART

Oncor Wins Ruling in Condemnation Dispute with DART

Texas Supreme Court says 2011 law extended utilities’ power to run lines over commuter railway…

Breaking the Mold: Why Rusty Hardin Loves Being the Folksy Lawyer in the Seersucker Suit

Breaking the Mold: Why Rusty Hardin Loves Being the Folksy Lawyer in the Seersucker Suit

On a break from the Roger Clemens trial, Hardin shares lessons from the living room about picking juries and connecting with witnesses.…

Federal Judge: Arbitration has Failed to Live Up to Billing

Federal Judge: Arbitration has Failed to Live Up to Billing

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez says arbitration is no longer faster or less expensive.…

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Johnson & Johnson in Fraudulent Marketing Case

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Johnson & Johnson in Fraudulent Marketing Case

Justices reverse $4.8 million jury award to patient who said promotional video failed to disclose lupus could be a side effect of drug she was taking for Crohn’s disease.…

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.…