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Mark Cuban to ETP: Big Trials Often Focus on Confidential Emails

Mark Cuban to ETP: Big Trials Often Focus on Confidential Emails

(March 12) - Juicy email messages have been at the heart of two of the biggest trials in Texas during the past six months. Mark Cuban's emails supported his claim…

Texas Lawyers Play Key Role in SCOTUS Securities Litigation Debate

Texas Lawyers Play Key Role in SCOTUS Securities Litigation Debate

When the U.S. Supreme Court conducted oral arguments this past week in a case that could potentially significantly restrict large class action securities lawsuits across the country, there was a…

Baker Botts and Andrews Kurth Close $1.2 Billion Canadian Assets Deal

Baker Botts and Andrews Kurth Close $1.2 Billion Canadian Assets Deal

Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams Partners, LP acquired a 100 percent membership interest in Williams Energy Canada ULC from its affiliated company, The Williams Companies, Inc.…

Baker Botts Advises in Two Deals for $895 Million

Baker Botts Advises in Two Deals for $895 Million

The Houston-based firm announced its involvement in two deals this week: one for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the other related to Western Gas Partners, LP.…

Dallas Bar Association’s Home Project Builds its 23rd Home

Dallas Bar Association’s Home Project Builds its 23rd Home

Twenty-two Dallas families live in homes built by the Dallas Bar Association’s Home Project through its partnership with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. From March through June 2014, the Home…

Eastern District Facilitates Patent Cases with New Case Management Order

Eastern District Facilitates Patent Cases with New Case Management Order

It is the first action in the nation by a federal district court to create a special track to limit the expense of patent cases.…

Gibson Dunn Leads Luminant in $500 Million Federal Court Victory

Gibson Dunn Leads Luminant in $500 Million Federal Court Victory

A federal judge rejected Sierra Club claims that Luminant violated emission standards under the federal Clean Air Act at its Big Brown Power Plant.…

Employment Law Experts Say Employers Legally Allowed to Require Flu Shots

Employment Law Experts Say Employers Legally Allowed to Require Flu Shots

If you don't get a flu shot, you're not just risking your health; you might also be risking your job. Labor and employment law experts explain why.…

Hunts Give SMU Dedman $5 Million for Crimes Against Women Clinic

Hunts Give SMU Dedman $5 Million for Crimes Against Women Clinic

The gift from Ray and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt will create a new advocacy center to help women who have been abused and targeted for crimes.…

Musical Chairs in Texas Legal Community

Musical Chairs in Texas Legal Community

As large national law firms continue to move into Texas to create a foothold in Dallas' diverse business climate and Houston's energy sector, a separate but related shift is occurring…

Bank Fraud Lawsuits Target NexBank Securities, A Client, Accountants and Lawyer

Bank Fraud Lawsuits Target NexBank Securities, A Client, Accountants and Lawyer

Two national financial lenders have sued Dallas-based NexBank Securities and its investment banking subsidiary, one of its clients and the client’s accountants and a lawyer for conspiring together to commit…

Alternative Fees Take Bite Out of the Billable Hour

Alternative Fees Take Bite Out of the Billable Hour

Corporations seeking outside legal assistance have been looking to alternative fee arrangements in recent years as an answer to cut legal expenses and move away from growing hourly rates. …

V&E and Latham Advise in Phillips 66 Asset Shift

V&E and Latham Advise in Phillips 66 Asset Shift

Houston-based Phillips 66 Partners is buying two refinery-grade storage systems and a pipeline system owned by its parent company for $700 million.…

Life Partners Wins and Loses in The Same Week

Life Partners Wins and Loses in The Same Week

The federal jury found the company and two executives did not defraud investors or commit insider trading, but that they did commit other securities violations.…

Baker Botts and V&E Close $1 Billion IPO

Baker Botts and V&E Close $1 Billion IPO

Pennsylvania-based Rice Energy Inc. this week closed its $1.05 billion initial public offering of 50 million common shares priced at $21 per unit.…

UPDATE: Jury Says ETP and Enterprise Were in a Partnership, Awards $319 Million

UPDATE: Jury Says ETP and Enterprise Were in a Partnership, Awards $319 Million

A Dallas jury, in a potential landmark verdict that has attracted a lot of attention from energy companies and general counsel, ruled last Tuesday that two businesses can be involved…

Texas M&A Rebounded in Q4 of 2013

Texas M&A Rebounded in Q4 of 2013

Texas-based businesses rediscovered their M&A mojo during the fourth quarter of 2013, ending an otherwise slightly above average year of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and initial public offerings with a…

Baker Botts Advises in $2 Billion Company Combination

Baker Botts Advises in $2 Billion Company Combination

Kraton Performance Polymers has entered a definitive agreement to combine with Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corp.’s styrenic block polymer (SBC) operations, which creates a $2 billion revenue company.…

Latham Advises in $924 Million Utica Shale Sale

Latham Advises in $924 Million Utica Shale Sale

Fortune 100 company Hess Corporation is selling 74,000 acres of its dry gas acreage in the Utica Shale to an undisclosed third party for $924 million.…

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Inspired by his own recent experience, Cuban is blogging about transcripts to "help people who have to decide how to engage the SEC in civil litigation."…