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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.…

Fulbright Survey: Corporate Litigation has Stabilized

Fulbright Survey: Corporate Litigation has Stabilized

Companies are facing more litigation over governmental regulatory investigations and proceedings, but fewer class action lawsuits and fewer labor and employment disputes, according to the Annual Litigation Trends Survey. …

K&L Gates Attorneys Sued for Conflict of Interest

K&L Gates Attorneys Sued for Conflict of Interest

The legal malpractice case is claiming that the attorneys put one interest ahead of the other in a joint representation.…

As BP Oil Spill Trial Begins, Don Godwin Takes Center Stage

As BP Oil Spill Trial Begins, Don Godwin Takes Center Stage

The potentially historic Deepwater Horizon trial is scheduled to start Monday and Donald Goldwin is right in the middle of it. “This case is unprecedented, both in terms of the…

Tennis Legend Andy Roddick Sues Tennis Charity in Dallas

Tennis Legend Andy Roddick Sues Tennis Charity in Dallas

Dykema Gossett litigation partner Brian Colao, who has represented several pro athletes, including Phil Mickelson, is representing Roddick in the lawsuit. …

Spearmint Rhino and Monster Truck Driver Must Pay $10.5 Million

Spearmint Rhino and Monster Truck Driver Must Pay $10.5 Million

A Dallas jury has ordered the topless bar and drunken driver to pay $10.5 million to the family of a 23-year-old young woman who was crushed to death when the…

Dallas Auctioning Company Stopped from Selling a Masters Green Jacket

Dallas Auctioning Company Stopped from Selling a Masters Green Jacket

A temporary restraining order is prohibiting a Dallas auctioning company to sell the 1959 Masters golf champion's green jacket in an upcoming New York auction.…

ABF Experts: Texas Tort Reform ‘Isn’t Worth the Squeeze’ — Updated

ABF Experts: Texas Tort Reform ‘Isn’t Worth the Squeeze’ — Updated

Tort reform is causing a detrimental effect on injured Texas' citizens and the trial lawyers who represent them. Laws that capped damages in personal injury and medical malpractice verdicts are…

East Texas Jury Rules for T-Mobile in Patent Dispute

East Texas Jury Rules for T-Mobile in Patent Dispute

A federal jury in Tyler ruled that the communications giant did not infringe the patent rights of Realtime Data.…

5th Circuit: “Flock-to-Flock’ is the Deal when Deal is Chickens

5th Circuit: “Flock-to-Flock’ is the Deal when Deal is Chickens

Decision gives a huge win to Pilgrim’s Pride and a potentially crippling defeat for hundreds of chicken growers from Texas.…

Patent Lawsuits Skyrocket in Texas

Patent Lawsuits Skyrocket in Texas

The America Invents Act was supposed to reduce the amount of new patent litigation, but instead, IP dispute filings are going through the roof in Texas -- according to legal…

Dallas Federal Judge Rules for Verizon in $9 Billion Lawsuit

Dallas Federal Judge Rules for Verizon in $9 Billion Lawsuit

Creditors in the 2010 bankruptcy case of Dallas-based Idearc Inc. seeking to recoup more than $9 billion in losses were dealt a near certain death blow Tuesday when a federal…

Five Tips for Fifth Circuit Business Cases in 2013

Five Tips for Fifth Circuit Business Cases in 2013

Pleading requirements, relationships that create personal jurisdiction, insurance coverage and the limited availability of mandamus relief greatly influences how a case develops, and the Court’s restrictive attitude about mandamus may…

FedEx Sues Texas Workforce Commission

FedEx Sues Texas Workforce Commission

FedEx says the TWC is illegally forcing the company to pay $1 million in unemployment taxes for its drivers, which FedEx claims are independent contractors. FedEx also accuses the state…

The 10 Biggest Business Law Stories of 2012

The 10 Biggest Business Law Stories of 2012

American Airlines' bankruptcy, dozens of billion-dollar energy deals, BP oil spill settlements and the criminal trial of Houston investor R. Allen Stanford were among the lead business law stories of…

Texas Supreme Court Orders Mandatory, Uniform E-Filing

All filings in all civil cases, including family, probate, county at-law and district courts in the large metropolitan areas and in all appellate courts will be electronic by Jan. 1,…

Bickel & Brewer Disqualified in Paid Witness Dispute

Bickel & Brewer Disqualified in Paid Witness Dispute

A Dallas judge has booted Bickel & Brewer from a big dollar international civil lawsuit because the firm and its Chilean co-counsel hired a former executive from the opposing side…

Mark Lanier Wins $5.5 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Worker

Mark Lanier Wins $5.5 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Worker

Trial is Lanier's first in his hometown of Lubbock and is first million-dollar verdict in Lubbock in a decade. …

Texas Supreme Court Seeks Comments on Mandatory Limits on Discovery and Trials

Texas Supreme Court Seeks Comments on Mandatory Limits on Discovery and Trials

Defense and plaintiffs lawyers are critical of the one-size-fits-all cases approach. Litigators also worry that language in the order that might allow the court to apply the rules to disputes…

McKool Smith Wins $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple

McKool Smith Wins $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple

VirnetX Holding Corporation continued its success in federal court in Tyler, winning a $368 million patent infringement verdict this week against Apple over video conferencing technology. The Nevada company scored…