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Facebook to Judge Kinkeade: Tell Skadden Lawyers ‘To Go to Hell or Put Them in Hell’

Facebook to Judge Kinkeade: Tell Skadden Lawyers ‘To Go to Hell or Put Them in Hell’

A federal court hearing scheduled to debate the validity of a $500 million jury verdict in a trade secrets and patent infringement case against Facebook erupted into allegations of lying…

Texas Supreme Court Upholds College Station Hospital’s ‘Without Cause’ Termination of Heart Surgeon

Texas Supreme Court Upholds College Station Hospital’s ‘Without Cause’ Termination of Heart Surgeon

By Janet Elliott (June 19) – In a case closely watched by Texas employers, the Texas Supreme Court Friday reaffirmed the principle of “at-will” employment, upholding a hospital’s right to…

Haynes and Boone Closes $500M Chemical Deal

Haynes and Boone Closes $500M Chemical Deal

A group of lawyers from Haynes and Boone led by Bill Nelson on Thursday closed a $495 million acquisition for Fort Worth-based KMG. …

New Whole Foods GC Heather Stern Leads $13.7B Amazon Deal

Heather Stern has only been on the job as Whole Foods' general counsel for two months, but today she crafted the high-end grocer's most important transaction in its existence: a…

Energy Company Directors Win Corporate Loyalty Case at Texas Supreme Court

Despite warnings that doing so would undermine the responsibilities of corporate directors, the Texas Supreme Court Friday threw out a $95.5 million judgment against two Longview Energy Co. directors. The…

How Not To Maintain Privilege: Fifth Circuit Rejects Defendant’s Privilege Log

How Not To Maintain Privilege: Fifth Circuit Rejects Defendant’s Privilege Log

Proper preparation of a log is key to litigating about privilege. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently rejected the sufficiency of the defendant’s log in an…

SCOTUS Limits SEC Disgorgement: What It Means for Sam Wyly and Other Defendants

When the U.S. Supreme Court last week imposed a five-year statute of limitations on any claim for disgorgement in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action, the justices almost certainly…

Vistra Energy’s Tiffany Silvey Leads Solar Biz Acquisition

Vistra Energy’s Tiffany Silvey Leads Solar Biz Acquisition

Dallas-based Vistra Energy General Counsel Stephanie Zapata Moore chose one of her top lieutenants and lawyers at the Alabama law firm Balch & Bingham to lead its purchase of the…

Tenet Healthcare Issues $3.5B Private Debt Offering

Tenet Healthcare Issues $3.5B Private Debt Offering

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and its longtime general counsel, Audrey Andrews, priced on Monday a giant private offering of newly issued notes to refinance $3.5 billion of its currently outstanding notes.…

V&E, Simpson Thacher Work on $2B+ Oil Terminal Deal

V&E, Simpson Thacher Work on $2B+ Oil Terminal Deal

Tulsa-based SemGroup Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, one of the largest oil terminals in the U.S., from investment funds managed by…

DBJ: ABA Gives UNT Law Provisional Approval

<em>DBJ:</em> ABA Gives UNT Law Provisional Approval

Receiving provisional approval is a stepping stone to being a fully accredited law school, a university official told the Dallas Business Journal. The UNT team presented their case before an ABA…

WannaCry Attack Prompts Focus on Cyber Insurance

WannaCry Attack Prompts Focus on Cyber Insurance

Driven by headlines, cyber insurance discussions often focus on data breaches and coverage for notification, public relations and breach coach expenses, investigation costs, and defense and indemnification against third-party claims…

Baker Botts Leads Major Antitrust Trial for Waste Control Specialists

Baker Botts Leads Major Antitrust Trial for Waste Control Specialists

Antitrust trials are usually dominated by dreadfully boring expert testimony over economic models and vertical v. horizontal agreements. Van Beckwith is representing Valhi subsidiary Waste Control Specialists of Dallas against…

President Trump’s Tax Reforms: What Alternative Asset Managers Need to Know

President Trump’s Tax Reforms: What Alternative Asset Managers Need to Know

Love it or hate it, the President’s current tax proposal could have a substantial impact on the alternative asset industry. The authors of this article highlight a number of the…

Huntsman Hires no TX Lawyers (That we Know of) in $14B Clariant Merger 

Huntsman Hires no TX Lawyers (That we Know of) in $14B Clariant Merger 

The two chemicals giants hired three two Swiss law firms and three U.S. law firms to handle the "merger of equals." One firm is Texas-based, but its deal team is…

SEC Charges Texas Investment Firm & CEO with Fraud

SEC Charges Texas Investment Firm & CEO with Fraud

Katy-based Bryant United Capital Funding and its CEO are operating an illegal real estate mortgage investment scheme that defrauded more than 100 investors out of millions of dollars, according to…

The End Is Nigh For The ‘Rocket Docket’ — Or Not?

The End Is Nigh For The ‘Rocket Docket’ — Or Not?

The US Supreme Court reversed a 27 year-old ruling Monday that had allowed great freedom for plaintiffs in their choice of venues for intellectual property disputes. The high-anticipated ruling threatens…

V&E Advises Noble in Marcellus Exit

V&E Advises Noble in Marcellus Exit

Houston-based Noble Energy said Thursday that it will exit the Marcellus Shale by divesting its midstream assets in the Marcellus Shale to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners for…

Porter Hedges Advises Houston Company in $512M Acquisition by Lowe’s

Porter Hedges Advises Houston Company in $512M Acquisition by Lowe’s

Retail home improvement giant Lowe’s Companies said Thursday that it will purchase Houston-based Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products to the multifamily housing industry, for…

Paving the Way for Economic Growth: Reforming the Notorious U.S. Tax System

Paving the Way for Economic Growth: Reforming the Notorious U.S. Tax System

Reforms of the U.S. tax system are considered to be a central issue of the current administration. Sheena Shaghaghi and David Gair of Gray Reed & McGraw describe how the changes…