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Jones Day Advises MPC in Acquiring Significant BP Assets

Jones Day Advises MPC in Acquiring Significant BP Assets

MPC has signed an agreement to acquire some of BP's integrated refining and marketing assets located in Texas and the Southeast.…

Indian Minister Visits Dallas as Texas Business with Country Flourishes

Indian Minister Visits Dallas as Texas Business with Country Flourishes

S.M. Krishna, India’s Minster of External Affairs and a 1959 graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law, is returning to his alma mater Wednesday. The highest-ranking Indian official to…

Edith Jones Resigns as 5th Circuit Chief Judge

Edith Jones Resigns as 5th Circuit Chief Judge

Chief Judge Jones is stepping away from the leadership role for “various family reasons,” but she will stay on the court as a judge. Her resignation means that Judge Carl…

Life Partners Prevails in Hearing Against AG

Life Partners Prevails in Hearing Against AG

The Texas Attorney General's office still faces trouble punishing a Waco-based insurance investment company that the state believes is violating the Texas Securities Act. …

V&E Leads Riverstone’s Investment in Sage Midstream

V&E Leads Riverstone’s Investment in Sage Midstream

Private equity firms continue to invest big money in the oil patch, and that is good news for Texas energy lawyers.…

Judge Orders Life Partners to Cease Selling Unregistered Securities

Judge Orders Life Partners to Cease Selling Unregistered Securities

An Austin judge also issued a TRO instructing the Waco-based company to preserve all financial documentation, but declined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's request to immediately appoint a receiver to…

Heman Sweatt’s Family Files Brief in UT Law Admissions Case

Heman Sweatt’s Family Files Brief in UT Law Admissions Case

Sixty-six years ago, Heman Sweatt walked into the University of Texas Tower seeking admission to the UT Law School. His application was denied for one simple reason: “the fact that…

Houston Jury: Celanese’s $1.3 Billion Contract with Southern Chemicals is Valid

Houston Jury: Celanese’s $1.3 Billion Contract with Southern Chemicals is Valid

The $1.3 billion contract between Dallas-based Celanese Corporation and Houston-based Southern Chemical Corporation is valid and will continue until the agreement terminates in 2015, a Houston jury ruled Friday. The…

Q2 Solid for M&A Lawyers in Texas

Q2 Solid for M&A Lawyers in Texas

Business transactional lawyers in Texas saw their workload pick up significantly during the second quarter of 2012. New data by mergermarket shows that there were 96 corporate mergers and…

Fortune 500 Companies See an Increase in Lawyers-turned-CEOs

Fortune 500 Companies See an Increase in Lawyers-turned-CEOs

SMU Dedman Law School leads national list with three CEOs at the helm of Fortune top 50 companies.…

Dallas Snags U.S. Patent Satellite Office

Dallas Snags U.S. Patent Satellite Office

A Thompson & Knight secretary, the Facebook "like" button and hard work by Dallas IP lawyers leads to USPTO decision.…

Healthcare Lawyers: Supreme Court Decision “Anti-Climactic” and Business As Usual

Healthcare Lawyers: Supreme Court Decision “Anti-Climactic” and Business As Usual

Ruling leaves Texas scrambling to implement law and employers debating whether to continue providing coverage for their worker.…

Attention Texas Energy Lawyers: This is Your Golden Age

Attention Texas Energy Lawyers: This is Your Golden Age

Texas-based energy companies have been buyers or sellers in 487 transactions valued at $347.4 billion since January 2010. Globally, five times as many energy deals were completed with a value…

Mandatory Pro Bono Best Way for Lawyers to ‘Pass it Forward,’ says Supreme Court’s Medina

Mandatory Pro Bono Best Way for Lawyers to ‘Pass it Forward,’ says Supreme Court’s Medina

All six of the other candidates running for the Texas Supreme Court say free legal representation should be voluntary. Only half of Texas lawyers are doing pro bono work, meeting…

Weil Gotshal Leads on Complex Kinder Morgan-El Paso Closing

Weil Gotshal Leads on Complex Kinder Morgan-El Paso Closing

Tom Roberts, Jay Tabor and Rodney Moore closed three separate but connected deals for Kinder Morgan Thursday morning, including the $23 billion acquisition of El Paso and the $7.15 billion…

Dallas Jury Awards $10.6 million to Doctor in Business Dispute

Dallas Jury Awards $10.6 million to Doctor in Business Dispute

More and more specialists involved in medical center joint ventures are suing each other.…

Judges & Lawyers Try to Explain High Appellate Reversal Rates

Judges & Lawyers Try to Explain High Appellate Reversal Rates

Dallas Appeals Court Chief Justice says Bench has no bias against jury verdicts or plaintiffs.…

Texas Courts of Appeal Appear Distrustful of Civil Jury Verdicts

Texas Courts of Appeal Appear Distrustful of Civil Jury Verdicts

Haynes and Boone study shows that appellate judges are especially hostile to verdicts for plaintiffs.…

SEC’s Fort Worth Office Leads Inquiry Against Wal-Mart

SEC’s Fort Worth Office Leads Inquiry Against Wal-Mart

The investigation into whether retail giant violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could lead to record fines and penalties.…

Another Day, Another $1 billion Natural Gas Deal

Another Day, Another $1 billion Natural Gas Deal

Bracewell, Weil Gotshal, Thompson & Knight, and V&E are involved in Chesapeake Shares Sale.…