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Tomko & Ross Join Dykema

Tomko & Ross Join Dykema

Ed Tomko, a prominent former prosecutor and senior official with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining the Dallas office of Dykema. Tomko and Jason Ross, both former partners…

The Mentor: Jim Coleman Turns 90

The Mentor: Jim Coleman Turns 90

Jim Coleman has tried of hundreds of jury trials over six decades of practicing law. He has defended huge corporations, including Oscar Wyatt’s Coastal States in 1972 in a multi-billion-dollar…

Extend & Pretend – Texas Business Bankruptcies Plummet… For Now

Extend & Pretend – Texas Business Bankruptcies Plummet… For Now

Bankruptcy filings by Texas businesses continue to decline and that it is having a negative financial impact on Texas law firms with significant bankruptcy practices. But legal experts predict there’s…

INTA Co-Chair Purvi Patel: Addicted to Madonna – From Pinstripes to Trademarks

INTA Co-Chair Purvi Patel: Addicted to Madonna – From Pinstripes to Trademarks

Since she was a child, Purvi Patel has been fascinated with Madonna. She once told her mother she wanted to be a lawyer and wear a pinstripe suit – like…

Federal Circuit Upholds $345 million Versata IP Verdict

Federal Circuit Upholds $345 million Versata IP Verdict

Winning a $345 million jury verdict is difficult. Keeping such a large judgment on appeal is even harder. McKool Smith has done both for its Austin-based client Versata Software.…

Special Prosecutor: Contempt Proceedings against Watkins Threaten all Texas DA’s

Special Prosecutor: Contempt Proceedings against Watkins Threaten all Texas DA’s

Permitting criminal defendants to pierce prosecutorial privilege in advance of their trials would undermine justice. DA's, like all attorneys, must be free to form opinions, evaluate cases, and communicate freely…

SCOTUS Narrows Alien Tort Act Claims

SCOTUS Narrows Alien Tort Act Claims

Angela Zambrano and Margaret Allen say Kiobel has far-reaching implications.…

Texas Civil Jury Trials Continue Decline

Texas Civil Jury Trials Continue Decline

The number of civil jury trials in Texas district courts hit a four decade low in 2012. Only 1,202 civil disputes were decided by state district juries in 2012 -…

West Fertilizer Explosion Lawsuits Coming

West Fertilizer Explosion Lawsuits Coming

The death and destruction caused by the explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant is likely to cost the owners of the plant, its insurance carriers and the makers and operators…

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

State justices recently reversed a lower court decision that allowed a bereaved dog owner to sue an animal shelter for the wrongful death of his pet.…

No Sole Method in Determining Cramdown Interest Rate in Chapter 11

No Sole Method in Determining Cramdown Interest Rate in Chapter 11

Bankruptcy experts Greg Hesse and Eric Flynn examine Fifth Circuit decision that borrowers and lenders should study.…

TCEQ to Appeal Whooping Crane Case

TCEQ to Appeal Whooping Crane Case

The AG's office intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling that found the state responsible for the death of 23 whooping cranes -- or nearly 10 percent of the migrating…

Fifth Circuit Rejects Appeal By Boone Pickens & Cowboy Athletics

Fifth Circuit Rejects Appeal By Boone Pickens & Cowboy Athletics

In a three-page per curiam decision issued just eight business days after the case was argued, a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit…

EDTX Takes Over Fed Inquiry into Dallas DA Watkins

EDTX Takes Over Fed Inquiry into Dallas DA Watkins

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas and the FBI have officially opened an active federal criminal investigation into Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins regarding his decision to…

Austin Bar and Driver Sued for Wrongful Death

Austin Bar and Driver Sued for Wrongful Death

Austin's Clive Bar and one if its customers are being sued for a hit-and-run accident that left a 30-year-old woman dead in 2011. …

Boone Pickens, Cowboy Athletics Take “Gift of a Lifetime” Dispute to Fifth Circuit

Boone Pickens, Cowboy Athletics Take “Gift of a Lifetime” Dispute to Fifth Circuit

T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State athletics officials took their fight to recover more than $33 million from an insurance company and its agents to the U.S. Court of Appeals…

Bank Sues Former Dallas Cowboy for Owed Debt

Bank Sues Former Dallas Cowboy for Owed Debt

The lawsuit, filed in the 160th Judicial District of Dallas County, says the football star owes money for a house he purchased in Dallas.…

Texans Sue Anheuser-Busch for Watering Down Beer

Texans Sue Anheuser-Busch for Watering Down Beer

Texas is joining other states in class-action lawsuits that claim the beer producing giant is watering down its products.…

Gruber Hurst Wins $49 Million Jury Award for Client

Gruber Hurst Wins $49 Million Jury Award for Client

A Dallas jury ruled Thursday that a Love Field-based corporation that customizes corporate jet interiors breached its contract with a customer and must pay damages.…

Dallas Judge: Travelocity Didn’t Violate Search Patent

Dallas Judge: Travelocity Didn’t Violate Search Patent

Fish & Richardson convinced U.S. District Judge O'Connor to toss a $20 million patent infringement lawsuit against Southlake-based Travelocity.…