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Supreme Court Rules Against D Magazine and Court Reliance on Wikipedia

Supreme Court Rules Against <em>D Magazine</em> and Court Reliance on Wikipedia

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Allen Pusey (March 17) – The Supreme Court of Texas Friday allowed a defamation suit against D Magazine to proceed while rejecting an appeals…

Locke Lord and Kelly Hart Help Launch New Austin Minerals Company

Locke Lord and Kelly Hart Help Launch New Austin Minerals Company

A group of lawyers from Locke Lord and Kelly Hart & Hallman said Thursday that they worked on a deal that facilitated the formation of Luxe Minerals, a new private…

For US Expats, Income Tax Exclusion Depends on Their ‘Abode’

For US Expats, Income Tax Exclusion Depends on Their ‘Abode’

Since many Texas companies send employees on international assignment, they should be mindful that federal income tax rules don't apply to everyone in the same way. …

Dallas Lawyers Battle Banker Andy Beal & Plano Vulture Fund

Dallas Lawyers Battle Banker Andy Beal & Plano Vulture Fund

Nearly a dozen Dallas lawyers are representing two financial institutions – BB&T of North Carolina and Plano-based LNV Corp, which is a subsidiary of Beal Bank – fierce, five-year-long breach-of-contract…

Texas Supreme Court Reverses Appeals Court on Non-Resident Jurisdiction

Texas Supreme Court Reverses Appeals Court on Non-Resident Jurisdiction

The Supreme Court of Texas ruled Friday that a Texas court has no jurisdiction over non-resident defendants in a lawsuit filed by Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company Inc. Reversing a ruling…

Anti-SLAPP Legislation Bolstered by Courts in Texas

Anti-SLAPP Legislation Bolstered by Courts in Texas

In two vastly different and utterly unrelated court decisions last week, the state of Texas declared itself to be among the staunchest guardians of public speech in the nation. On…

Texas Rice Land Partners Revisited: Texas Supreme Court Sets Low Bar for Pipeline Common Carriers

<em>Texas Rice Land Partners</em> Revisited: Texas Supreme Court Sets Low Bar for Pipeline Common Carriers

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Michael E. Schonberg, Richard B. Hemingway Jr., Richard B. Phillips Jr. and John Atkins of Thompson & Knight In Denbury Green Pipeline–Texas, LLC v.…

Breaking News – Federal Judge Dismisses SEC Fraud Case Against AG Paxton, Again

Breaking News – Federal Judge Dismisses SEC Fraud Case Against AG Paxton, Again

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant today dismissed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with prejudice. …

Complex Trade Secrets Trial Ends with Mixed Verdict

A Houston jury issued a mixed verdict Monday in a contentious fight between two Texas energy services companies over trade secrets, confidentiality and a non-compete agreement. M-I Swaco sued rival…

Latham Advises in Prevailing Bankruptcy Bid for Appalachia Properties

Latham Advises in Prevailing Bankruptcy Bid for Appalachia Properties

Louisiana-based Stone Energy said Monday that it has closed its previously announced $527 million sale of its 86,000 acres in the Appalachian regions to Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp.…

After Slow 2016, Optimism for Equity Offerings in 2017

After Slow 2016, Optimism for Equity Offerings in 2017

Huge gains in the stock market since the election and an expectation of some form of tax reform and relaxation of regulations has many market professionals bullish on prospects for…

Mergermarket: Elite National Firms Get Fattest Slice of TX Megadeals

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Elite National Firms Get Fattest Slice of TX Megadeals

The battle to represent Texas corporations in their largest mergers, acquisitions and divestitures is being won by a half-dozen law firms with offices in Texas and more than a dozen…

‘Judicial Icon’ Chief Justice Jack Pope Dies at 103

‘Judicial Icon’ Chief Justice Jack Pope Dies at 103

His judicial tenure, as a whole, was the longest of any Texas Supreme Court justice.…

V&E Advises in $3.6B Earth Imagery Acquisition

V&E Advises in $3.6B Earth Imagery Acquisition

A group of Texas Vinson & Elkins lawyers advised Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates on a $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based global provider of high-resolution Earth imagery products…

Exclusive – Goldman Sachs Litigation Tied to Alleged Conflicts by Federal Judge’s Law Clerk and Prestigious Law Firm

Exclusive – Goldman Sachs Litigation Tied to Alleged Conflicts by Federal Judge’s Law Clerk and Prestigious Law Firm

Should law clerks for federal judges be allowed to work on cases involving law firms that have previously employed them or plan to employ them in the future? Gruber Elrod…

Updated: Colleagues, Friends Mourn Loss of Munsch Hardt Founder

Updated: Colleagues, Friends Mourn Loss of  Munsch Hardt Founder

Austin bankruptcy lawyer Russell Munsch, one of the founding partners of Dallas-based Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, was one of five people who were killed Tuesday in a small plane…

NY Firm Chadbourne Joins Norton Rose Fulbright Operations

NY Firm Chadbourne Joins Norton Rose Fulbright Operations

Norton Rose Fulbright, which has its U.S. operations based mostly in Houston, announced Tuesday that it is “combining” forces with Chadbourne & Parke, a 400-lawyer firm based in New York.…

Texas Law Lets Attorney-Client Privilege Transfer to the Buyer of a Business

Texas Law Lets Attorney-Client Privilege Transfer to the Buyer of a Business

This article discussed Texas law regarding the pre- and post-M&A ownership/treatment of attorney-client privilege and provides practical advice for how to preserve the privilege throughout the transaction due diligence and…

Are East Texas’ Days Numbered as Patent-Suit Hub?

Are East Texas’ Days Numbered as Patent-Suit Hub?

East Texas may well lose its standing as patent lawsuit capital of the nation in a closely-watched case scheduled for argument in late March before the U.S. Supreme Court. In…

Texans Sues Safari for Missing Rhino Horns

Texans Sues Safari for Missing Rhino Horns

A Houston businessman who spent more than $250,000 on a safari in Africa has sued the South African operator for failing to deliver two horns from the white rhinoceros he…

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