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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…

Eastland Appeals Court Sides with Occidental in $10.5 Million Royalty Dispute

Eastland Appeals Court Sides with Occidental in $10.5 Million Royalty Dispute

Lawyers say ruling sets precedent for valuing gas containing high content of injected carbon dioxide, which is then separated out to make marketable hydrocarbon products.…

5th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Blogging Lawyer’s First Amendment Case

5th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Blogging Lawyer’s First Amendment Case

Lubbock lawyer John E. Gibson will get his day in court to argue for the domain name texasworkerscomplaw.com. …

Battered Personal Injury Bar Branches Out to Business Clients – Update

Battered Personal Injury Bar Branches Out to Business Clients – Update

A curious development has occurred in recent months: trial lawyer Frank Branson has been showing up in court in multimillion-dollar business disputes representing physicians and other executives who used to…

Texas Employment Discrimination Class Action Against Wal-Mart Dismissed

Texas Employment Discrimination Class Action Against Wal-Mart Dismissed

U.S. District Judge O’Connor ruled that the statute of limitations expired for lawsuit filed by seven women who previously worked at Wal-Mart in Texas. …

$29 Million Wind Energy Contract Dispute Reaches Texas Supreme Court

$29 Million Wind Energy Contract Dispute Reaches Texas Supreme Court

Industry says legal battle could harm state’s renewable energy credit market; TXU says those claims are overblown. Nina Cortell of Haynes and Boone argues for FPL Energy, while James Ho…

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

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

Long known for its business-friendly litigation climate, Texas has quietly become the national leader in using the courthouse to punish one set of corporations, pharmaceutical companies that cheat government health…

Wal-Mart Seeks Dismissal of Texas Class Action

Wal-Mart Seeks Dismissal of Texas Class Action

Lawyers for Wal-Mart asked U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas to reject a class action employment discrimination lawsuit claiming to represent more than 50,000 women who have worked at…

Edith Jones Resigns as 5th Circuit Chief Judge

Edith Jones Resigns as 5th Circuit Chief Judge

Chief Judge Jones is stepping away from the leadership role for “various family reasons,” but she will stay on the court as a judge. Her resignation means that Judge Carl…