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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.…

UT Hires Latham & Watkins To Argue Discrimination Case

UT Hires Latham & Watkins To Argue Discrimination Case

University of Texas pays Los Angeles-based firm $1 million to argue landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Legal team will include a former solicitor general under the Bush administration…

Collin County: The De Facto Securities Fraud Court

Collin County: The De Facto Securities Fraud Court

Twelve major investment fraud cases have been prosecuted in Collin since 2009 - more than any other jurisdiction in Texas.…

Decline In Civil Jury Trials: The Cheese Has Moved And That’s Okay

Decline In Civil Jury Trials: The Cheese Has Moved And That’s Okay

Decline in jury trials is a positive development. Our system addressing disputes is working better than ever before.…

Fifth Circuit Panel Appears Skeptical of Challenge to Open Meetings Law

Fifth Circuit Panel Appears Skeptical of Challenge to Open Meetings Law

Fifteen elected city leaders in Texas claim law suppresses their free speech.…

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Private Beachfront Property Owners

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Private Beachfront Property Owners

Justices say public beaches may become private when a hurricane alters the coast line.…