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M&A Round Up: Trio of Deals Keeps Lawyers Busy in the Waning Days of Summer

M&A Round Up: Trio of Deals Keeps Lawyers Busy in the Waning Days of Summer

The end of August found oil and gas lawyers busy cranking out deals before the Labor Day weekend — and the unexpected wrath of Hurricane Harvey. This week's dealmaking includes:…

Munck Wilson Wins $10.1M Jury Award for iLife

Munck Wilson Wins $10.1M Jury Award for iLife

A federal jury ruled Thursday that gaming company Nintendo infringed on patented motion detection technology developed by Dallas-based iLife Technologies. The jury, which heard more than a week of evidence…

Sharply Divided 5th Circuit Rejects J&J’s Mandamus Request in Hip Implant MDL

Sharply Divided 5th Circuit Rejects J&J’s Mandamus Request in Hip Implant MDL

The Fifth Circuit refused to intervene in the massive Johnson & Johnson hip implant multidistrict litigation cases that have been consolidated in federal court in Dallas. But two of the…

Corporate Lawyers: TX AG Paxton ’s Defense of Pro-Insurance Industry Law is Misleading, Wrong

Corporate Lawyers: TX AG Paxton ’s Defense of Pro-Insurance Industry Law is Misleading, Wrong

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and lawyers representing large and midsized businesses in the state are providing contradictory information about the impact of a new law governing the rights of…

Business Beware: Harvey Cyber Scams Targeting the Generosity of Employees

Business Beware: Harvey Cyber Scams Targeting the Generosity of Employees

Even as the South Texas disaster brings out the best in so many, it brings out the worst in others. Cyber thieves, online attackers and cyber scammers are using email…

Neither Hurricane Harvey nor Record Flooding Stopped Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts from Completing Zenith Deal

Neither Hurricane Harvey nor Record Flooding Stopped Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts from Completing Zenith Deal

Lots of M&A dealmakers boast about deals being turbulent, but the lawyers at Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts in Houston can now talk about negotiating, papering and announcing a deal…

Five Tips for Hurricane Harvey Litigation

Five Tips for Hurricane Harvey Litigation

In the course of reviewing the Fifth Circuit’s commercial cases for my work on our firm’s 600Camp blog, I have read many opinons about disputes arising from Hurricane Katrina…

New Texas Pro-Insurance Law may Punish Hurricane Harvey Victims

New Texas Pro-Insurance Law may Punish Hurricane Harvey Victims

Tens of thousands of Texas homeowners and business owners who have suffered billions of dollars in property damages from Hurricane Harvey may soon discover that a new state law eliminates…

Hurricane Harvey Threatens Huge Losses, but Insurance Can Help Weather the Storm

When Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005, it caused an estimated $20 billion in property damage alone. Weather experts believe Hurricane Harvey could be even more powerful when it hits…

It’s All in the Draw: Ken Starr Tangles with Judge Edith Jones in J&J Hip Implant Mandamus

It’s All in the Draw: Ken Starr Tangles with Judge Edith Jones in J&J Hip Implant Mandamus

Plaintiffs’ lawyers battling Johnson & Johnson in a multi-district litigation over allegedly defective hip implants faced what appeared to be a couple of hostile Fifth Circuit judges who seemed ready…

Trump’s Regulation Rollback Going Slow

Trump’s Regulation Rollback Going Slow

Since January, Pres. Trump has signed scores of executive orders rolling back environmental regulations and proposed slashing the budgets of agencies tasked with addressing climate change. But many of the…

5th Circuit: Judges Should Think Twice in Keeping Search Affidavits Sealed

5th Circuit: Judges Should Think Twice in Keeping Search Affidavits Sealed

Armed federal agents raided a suburban Houston aviation company 16 months ago based on a sealed affidavit. The result: employees quit, customers fled and the business went bankrupt. Agents still…

Eight Deals, Three Offerings, $13 billion, Nine Law Firms – A Week of Deals

Eight Deals, Three Offerings, $13 billion, Nine Law Firms – A Week of Deals

The middle of August is usually a dry period for deals, but several transactions across the energy spectrum kept Texas lawyers occupied the past week. Eight M&A transactions valued at…

Updated – Jeff Tillotson Deposes Warren Buffett & Marissa Mayer, Defeats Yahoo at 5th Circuit

Updated – Jeff Tillotson Deposes Warren Buffett & Marissa Mayer, Defeats Yahoo at 5th Circuit

The Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that Yahoo owes Dallas-based prize promoter SCA Promotions $5.5 million for backing out of a deal designed to pay $1 billion to anyone who successfully…

Kirkland and Jones Day Advise in Newest EFH-Oncor Deal

Kirkland and Jones Day Advise in Newest EFH-Oncor Deal

Law firms have generated hundreds of millions of dollars from the EFH bankruptcy and the billable hours continued to mount over the weekend. EFH GC Andy Wright and the Houston…

Fifth Circuit: Context Matters in Review of Workplace Rules Under NLRA

Fifth Circuit: Context Matters in Review of Workplace Rules Under NLRA

In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit overturned much of a National Labor Relations Board holding that several workplace conduct rules at T-Mobile and MetroPCS violated employee rights under the…

$3.8B Energy Merger = Lots of Texas Lawyers & Financial Advisers Billing Hours

$3.8B Energy Merger = Lots of Texas Lawyers & Financial Advisers Billing Hours

More than 50 lawyers from five different law firms – Bracewell, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Latham & Watkins – are representing clients in the $3.8 billion merger…

Transocean Turns to King & Spalding for $3.4B Acquisition

Transocean Turns to King & Spalding for $3.4B Acquisition

Transocean GC Brady Long selected King & Spalding as the company’s lead U.S. legal adviser on its $3.4 billion purchase of Norway's Songa Offshore announced Tuesday – a deal characterized…

HayBoo Leads $820M Dickies Deal

HayBoo Leads $820M Dickies Deal

Fort Worth-based Williamson-Dickie turned to its long-time outside counsel Haynes and Boone to advise the family-owned workwear maker in its $820 million sale to branded lifestyle apparel manufacturer VF Corporation…

Why Pro Bono? The Payoff is Helping Others

Why Pro Bono? The Payoff is Helping Others

Lawyers and firms often engage with causes by providing their services pro bono. It's a way of giving back to the community and of strengthening ties to places where the…