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Commercial Vehicle Crashes Cause Litigation Boom for Texas Lawyers

Commercial Vehicle Crashes Cause Litigation Boom for Texas Lawyers

The number of serious or deadly crashes involving commercial trucks hauling materials in the oil and gas boom has skyrocketed during the past three years.…

Obama Nominates Three More to Federal Judgeships in South Texas

Obama Nominates Three More to Federal Judgeships in South Texas

The nominations of Harris County District Judge Alfred H. Bennett, Brownsville District Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. and U.S. Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks, Jr. of Houston have been sent…

Five Fifth Circuit Judges Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy

Five Fifth Circuit Judges Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy

Clarity. Brevity. Honesty. Three of the many tips five judges from the Fifth Circuit have for lawyers taking cases to the federal appeals court. Last week's Dallas Bar Association event…

TX Supreme Court Hears BP, Transocean $500 million Dispute

TX Supreme Court Hears BP, Transocean $500 million Dispute

BP and Transocean take their bitter, protracted half-billion-dollar battle over who pays for pollution-related liabilities arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster to the Texas Supreme Court this week. The…

Ajinomoto Buys José Olé’s Manufacturer for $800 Million

Ajinomoto Buys José Olé’s Manufacturer for $800 Million

Jones Day represented Ajinomoto and Baker Botts represented Windsor, a private Houston-based manufacturer of ethnic frozen foods in the U.S. that owns brands including José Olé, Ling Ling and Tai…

Jury Awards $18.6 Million Against Goodyear

Jury Awards $18.6 Million Against Goodyear

The jury found the tire company negligent for allowing continued exposure of asbestos fibers to its former employee, Carl Rogers, who passed away in 2009 from mesothelioma as a result.…

Waco Judge Awards EFH/Luminant $6.4 Million, Calls Sierra Club ‘Frivolous’

Waco Judge Awards EFH/Luminant $6.4 Million, Calls Sierra Club ‘Frivolous’

The fees award follows two years of litigation in which Sierra Club claimed Luminant's Big Brown power plant violated the Clean Air Act.…

SEC Brings Fraud Charges on Houston Investment Firm – Updated

SEC Brings Fraud Charges on Houston Investment Firm – Updated

The SEC claims Robare Group Ltd. failed to disclose a conflict of interest to its clients when it recommended they invest in particular mutual funds and in turn received compensation…

TX Supremes Side with Contractors over Local Gov’t

TX Supremes Side with Contractors over Local Gov’t

A deeply divided Texas Supreme Court ruled that Zachry Construction Corp. can seek damages from the Port of Houston Authority for project delays despite a “no-damages-for-delay” contract provision. …

Hamm Divorce Largest in U.S. History, Raises Securities Law Issues

Hamm Divorce Largest in U.S. History, Raises Securities Law Issues

The divorce trial of Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and his wife, Sue Ann, may be the largest divorce case in U.S. history. At stake is nearly $17 billion. She's…

TX Supreme Court Issues ‘Groundbreaking’ Opinion on Prior Restraint

TX Supreme Court Issues ‘Groundbreaking’ Opinion on Prior Restraint

Texas' high court ruled that removing speech from the Internet that has been legally determined defamatory does not enjoin future speech, thus is not an unconstitutional prior restraint.…

Exxon Mobil Wins Employee Incentive Plan Dispute

Exxon Mobil Wins Employee Incentive Plan Dispute

The Texas Supreme Court says Exxon's stock incentive plan could serve as a de facto non-compete clause.…

Two Former Xerox/ACS Executives and SEC Settle Charges for $675,000

Two Former Xerox/ACS Executives and SEC Settle Charges for $675,000

The former executives were represented by two Dallas attorneys: Paul Coggins of Locke Lord and Danny Ashby of K&L Gates.…

Patent Cases Pour into East Texas Despite Data Showing District Not So Plaintiff-Friendly

Patent Cases Pour into East Texas Despite Data Showing District Not So Plaintiff-Friendly

Businesses and individuals filed 26 percent more patent infringement lawsuits in East Texas during the first six months of 2014 than they did in 2013, which was also a record…

V&E and T&K Advise in $450 Million Partnership Formation

V&E and T&K Advise in $450 Million Partnership Formation

The partnership, called THQ, will pursue the acquisition, development and exploitation of oil and gas assets in North America.…

TX Court Expands Libel Rule to Online Media

TX Court Expands Libel Rule to Online Media

Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals has applied the “single publication rule” to online media, which provides electronic news sites with the same statutory limitation protections as print and TV media.…

TX Appeals Court: Cuban Prevails Again Over Perot Jr. and Hillwood

TX Appeals Court: Cuban Prevails Again Over Perot Jr. and Hillwood

Lawyers for Hillwood claimed that the Mavericks are “insolvent on a stand-alone basis” because the NBA team is unable to pay its debts when they come due without the contributions…

FAA and Businesses at Odds Over Commercial Drone Use

FAA and Businesses at Odds Over Commercial Drone Use

This article is an extensive update on the legal issues regarding commercial drone use and what is ahead.…

Can TX Businesses Use Stock Incentive Plans as De Facto Non-Compete Clauses?

Can TX Businesses Use Stock Incentive Plans as De Facto Non-Compete Clauses?

The Texas Supreme Court is expect to decide any day whether stock incentive benefits can be denied when an executive jumps ship. Briefs filed by business and oil and gas…

Winston & Strawn Advises Cameron on $850 Million Sale

Winston & Strawn Advises Cameron on $850 Million Sale

The Houston-based company is selling its centrifugal compression business to Irish industrial company, Ingersoll Rand. Non-Texas attorneys from Baker Botts and Simpson Thacher also advised.…