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Houston Judge Signs Order to Halt Sales of Fake Merch on Eagles Tour – Updated

Houston Judge Signs Order to Halt Sales of Fake Merch on Eagles Tour – Updated

A federal judge in Houston issued a preliminary injunction on Monday that bans the sale of bootlegged Eagles merchandise at concerts as the band’s 2018 North American tour continues. …

Corporate Deal Tracker Weekly Roundup: 13 Firms, 97 Texas Lawyers, 15 Deals, $8.8B

Corporate Deal Tracker Weekly Roundup: 13 Firms, 97 Texas Lawyers, 15 Deals, $8.8B

As summer began, deal-making activity among Texas lawyers began to slack, at least in terms of total values, with $8.8 billion worth of transactions last week versus $14.2 billion the…

SCOTX Delivers Blows To Xerox, Dentists in Medicaid Fraud Cases

SCOTX Delivers Blows To Xerox, Dentists in Medicaid Fraud Cases

The Texas Supreme Court Friday delivered a one-two punch to a group of dentists and a state contractor who were pointing fingers at each other over allegations of massive fraud…

SCOTX: Did Someone Interfere with your Inheritance? Too Bad.

SCOTX: Did Someone Interfere with your Inheritance? Too Bad.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that there is no cause of action in Texas for intentional interference with inheritance, a ruling that will not allow the heirs of…

SCOTX Trashes Laredo’s Plastic-Bag-Ban Ordinance

SCOTX Trashes Laredo’s Plastic-Bag-Ban Ordinance

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the City of Laredo’s plastic-bag-ban ordinance is invalid and cannot be enforced because it directly conflicts with a superseding state law passed in…

Jury Awards Former Glazer’s Liquor Executives $2.4M in Lost Compensation

Jury Awards Former Glazer’s Liquor Executives $2.4M in Lost Compensation

A Dallas County jury has awarded $2.4 million to two former executives of Glazer’s liquor distribution company, finding they were owed compensation when the company combined with Southern Wine &…

Meet the Locke Lord Employee Who Inspired an Award-Winning HBA Initiative

Meet the Locke Lord Employee Who Inspired an Award-Winning HBA Initiative

Cindy Johnston is one of the most beloved employees in Locke Lord's Dallas office. She also helped shape former Houston Bar Association President Alistair Dawson's vision for Project TRAIN, a…

SEC Charges Texas Coastal Energy, CEO with Fraud

SEC Charges Texas Coastal Energy, CEO with Fraud

Dallas-based Texas Coastal Energy Company and its CEO committed federal securities fraud by lying to investors and misappropriating $2.6 million of their money, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said…

Five Feared Words in Dallas Corporate Law: Kirkland is Coming to Town

Five Feared Words in Dallas Corporate Law: Kirkland is Coming to Town

The North Texas corporate legal industry has experienced monumental structural changes during the past year, but the business law community is suddenly facing the possibility of a major disruption that…

To Pay or Not to Pay? What the DOL’s New Test Means for Summer Internship Programs

As summer approaches, many Texas businesses are preparing to welcome interns into the workplace. Companies considering unpaid internships should be aware of the Department of Labor's new seven-factor test for…

Updated: Munck Wilson Secures 10 Millionth Patent in USPTO History

Updated: Munck Wilson Secures 10 Millionth Patent in USPTO History

A group of Dallas lawyers from Munck Wilson Mandala made patent history Tuesday by securing a laser detection technology patent for Raytheon. It is the 10 millionth patent to be…

Randy Johnston Helps ‘No Easy Day’ Navy SEAL Author Get His Day in Court

Randy Johnston Helps ‘No Easy Day’ Navy SEAL Author Get His Day in Court

For the past four years, Dallas lawyer Randy Johnston has been quietly representing the author of No Easy Day, a controversial book by a former U.S. Navy SEAL about the…

The Texas Lawbook Surpasses 10,000 Paid Subscribers

The Texas Lawbook Surpasses 10,000 Paid Subscribers

Today, I am pleased to announce that The Texas Lawbook has reached and surpassed 10,000 paid subscribers – 2,359 of whom are general counsel or corporate in-house counsel. …

Op-Ed: Bankruptcy Venue – A Time for Change

Op-Ed: Bankruptcy Venue – A Time for Change

The time has come to eliminate venue shopping in corporate bankruptcies and restructuring. Based on my first-hand experience leading American Airlines' corporate restructuring in a distant locale, it is my…

Judge Allows Mineral Interest Fight Against Chesapeake, Total E&P to Proceed

Judge Allows Mineral Interest Fight Against Chesapeake, Total E&P to Proceed

A state court in Fort Worth has denied requests by Chesapeake Exploration and Total E&P USA to dismiss claims in multidistrict litigation brought by North Texas mineral interest owners over…

Lawsuit Claims Funeral Home Wrongfully Moved 80-Year-Old’s Parents’ Remains

Lawsuit Claims Funeral Home Wrongfully Moved 80-Year-Old’s Parents’ Remains

The 80-year-old scion of a Dallas oil and gas production company has sued the owners of Restland Cemetery for allowing the removal of his parents’ remains to another cemetery without…

DBJ: Lawsuit Alleges Fraud by Toyota Music Factory Developer, Seeks to Block Payment of $44M From Irving

DBJ: Lawsuit Alleges Fraud by Toyota Music Factory Developer, Seeks to Block Payment of $44M From Irving

Dallas attorney Larry Friedman filed a lawsuit Wednesday attempting to block the North Carolina-based developer of the Toyota Music Factory from receiving $44 million in public money. Friedman filed on…

V&E, Latham Advise on Devon’s $3.12B Sale of EnLink Interests to GIP

V&E, Latham Advise on Devon’s $3.12B Sale of EnLink Interests to GIP

(June 7) – There was a surprise sale this week. Devon Energy sold all of its interests in publicly-traded EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC to Global Infrastructure…

Senate Approves Rodriguez Judicial Nomination 96-0

Senate Approves Rodriguez Judicial Nomination 96-0

Another vacant Texas judicial seat was filled Tuesday when the U.S. Senate voted 96-0 to approve the nomination of human rights lawyer and advocate Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. as a district…

SEC Charges ‘Whale Whisperer’ with Securities Fraud

SEC Charges ‘Whale Whisperer’ with Securities Fraud

(June 4) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a musician and composer who designed sound systems at the ballparks for the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers with…