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SCOTX: Dallas Morning News Column maybe ‘Callous’ but not ‘Defamatory’

SCOTX: Dallas Morning News Column maybe ‘Callous’ but not ‘Defamatory’

A 2010 column in The Dallas Morning News may have been “callous,” may have left out key facts and may have even portrayed a North Texas family of being deceptive…

EDTX Federal Judge Tosses, then Reinstates $75M Patent Judgment

EDTX Federal Judge Tosses, then Reinstates $75M Patent Judgment

(May 11) – The on-again, off-again $75 million patent infringement judgment for Ericsson is back again. And another $35 million has been added to the award by a U.S. Magistrate…

SEC Charges Paralegal with Municipal Securities Violations

The SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office announced Wednesday that it has charged and settled a case against an Edinburg paralegal-turned-registered municipal advisor accused of defrauding a South Texas school district…

Norton Rose Fulbright, Gibson Dunn Advise in $1.12B Asset Sale

Canadian oil and gas pipeline giant Enbridge announced a large asset sale on Wednesday. Lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright counseled Enbridge’s U.S. affiliate on the sale of Midcoast Operating to…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 88 TX Lawyers Advise on 11 Deals Worth $1.4B

The first week of May saw asset sales, an initial public offering and joint ventures in the energy industry along with mergers in the coal and banking sectors. There also…

Texas Jury Awards $166M in Murder-for-Hire Case

A Fort Worth jury slapped a $166 million judgment against the daughter and son-in-law of a North Texas woman who was killed in 2014 for the proceeds of life insurance…

Houston Appeals Court Reverses $17M Baylor Drowning Verdict

Houston Appeals Court Reverses $17M Baylor Drowning Verdict

A Houston appellate court has tossed out a $17 million jury negligence verdict against subsidiary of Baylor University’s general contractor for the death of a steel worker who drowned in…

Yearning For Zion: A Massive Child Custody Case Remembered 10 Years After

Yearning For Zion: A Massive Child Custody Case Remembered 10 Years After

Ten years ago, Carmen Dusek found herself square in the middle of the largest child custody case ever litigated. The case involved charges of child abuse and rape in a…

SBOT Election 2018: The Insiders, the Outsiders & the “I Don’t Care’s”

SBOT Election 2018: The Insiders, the Outsiders & the “I Don’t Care’s”

Election season at the State Bar of Texas ends today. The campaign has inspired a clash that has been full of sound and fury. The question is whether it actually…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 7 Firms and 88 TX Lawyers Advise on 8 Deals Worth $14.25B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 7 Firms and 88 TX Lawyers Advise on 8 Deals Worth $14.25B

There weren’t as many deals this week as last week, but they amounted to a whole lot more and involved a lot more Texas lawyers, with mergers and big asset…

SCOTX Tosses $416K Verdict Against Oncor

SCOTX Tosses $416K Verdict Against Oncor

The Texas Supreme Court tossed out a $416,000 jury verdict against Oncor Electric citing the failure of the plaintiff, Chaparral Energy, to take its initial complaint to the Public Utility…

Updated: 5th Circuit Voids $502M Jury Verdict Against J&J in Hip Implant Case

Updated: 5th Circuit Voids $502M Jury Verdict Against J&J in Hip Implant Case

Citing substantial errors by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade and inappropriate and unequivocally deceptive conduct by Texas plaintiff’s attorney Mark Lanier, the federal appeals court has reversed a Dallas jury’s…

Swiss Deportee to File Claims Against his Lawyers, Federal Marshal for Malpractice, ‘Entrapment’

Swiss Deportee to File Claims Against his Lawyers, Federal Marshal for Malpractice, ‘Entrapment’

A Swiss businessman may soon be filing a malpractice lawsuit against the federal public defenders who represented him in a criminal bankruptcy fraud case, a recent letter to a federal…

Akin Gump, Baker Botts counsel on CenterPoint’s $6B purchase of Vectren

Akin Gump, Baker Botts counsel on CenterPoint’s $6B purchase of Vectren

The power and utilities industry continues to consolidate. And two Texas law firms are benefiting from the billable hours. The Texas Lawbook has all the details and all of the…

SCOTX: When is Technical Ineptitude Grounds for Seizing Devices in e-Discovery?

SCOTX: When is Technical Ineptitude Grounds for Seizing Devices in e-Discovery?

With all the complexities digitalization has brought, it is no surprise that courts require parties engaged in e-discovery to demonstrate some baseline level of technical competence. But how computer savvy…

SCOTX Remands Employee Transportation Case For Trial

SCOTX Remands Employee Transportation Case For Trial

SCOTX reversed two lower courts and remanded for trial a lawsuit brought by the survivors of two men killed in a 2007 West Texas car crash, as well as a…

‘Who Run The World?’ Beyoncé Notwithstanding, An Austin M&A Lawyer Do

‘Who Run The World?’ Beyoncé Notwithstanding, An Austin M&A Lawyer Do

The Texas Lawbook Corporate Deal Tracker results for 2017 are in, and the top spot is held by a woman. In a corner of the profession long dominated by white…

Houston NRF Lawyer Scores Appellate Win for Phillips 66 in Toxic Tort Case

Houston NRF Lawyer Scores Appellate Win for Phillips 66 in Toxic Tort Case

A group of Houston lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright have been on a winning streak of toxic tort cases for Phillips 66. The latest happened in a federal appeals court…

Mergermarket: Kirkland & Ellis Continues Its M&A Winning Streak in Texas

<em>Mergermarket</em>: Kirkland & Ellis Continues Its M&A Winning Streak in Texas

For the ninth consecutive quarter, Texas businesses turned more to national law firms instead of locally based legal operations to lead their major mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Find out who's…

SCOTX Bumps ‘$48K-an-hour’ Lawyer Back to Square One in Hill Jr Legal Fee Battle

SCOTX Bumps ‘$48K-an-hour’ Lawyer Back to Square One in Hill Jr Legal Fee Battle

The Texas Supreme Court last week remanded a controversial jury award on legal fees back to a Dallas court for retrial. The court decided that expert testimony instrumental in the…