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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.…

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Private Beachfront Property Owners

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Private Beachfront Property Owners

Justices say public beaches may become private when a hurricane alters the coast line.…

Texas Caps on Non-Economic Damages is Constitutional

Texas Caps on Non-Economic Damages is Constitutional

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of Marshall Upholds Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform Act of 2003.…

Fifth Circuit: Inherited IRAs Protected in Bankruptcy

Fifth Circuit: Inherited IRAs Protected in Bankruptcy

Case of first impression expected to have widespread impact.…

Texas Businesses Again Challenge Texas Supreme Court on Franchise Tax

Texas Businesses Again Challenge Texas Supreme Court on Franchise Tax

Nestle says the tax fails to treat businesses equally and uniformly and wants the Legislature to start over. …

Texas Supreme Court Tackles Major Land Condemnation Dispute

Texas Supreme Court Tackles Major Land Condemnation Dispute

Case is being closely watched by utilities, pipeline companies and property rights advocates.…

Andrews & Kurth Leads WCA Waste Sale to Marquarie

Andrews & Kurth Leads WCA Waste Sale to Marquarie

Andrews & Kurth is representing Houston-based WCA Waste Corporation in its sale to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II for $526 million – an all-cash deal that was made public Wednesday. …

Top 10 Texas Legal Business Stories of 2011

Top 10 Texas Legal Business Stories of 2011

A combination of high-profile bankruptcies, political conflicts and contentious business disputes dominated the Texas legal landscape during the past year.…

Email Scam Ensnarls Dallas Lawyer and Houston Bank

Email Scam Ensnarls Dallas Lawyer and Houston Bank

The State Bar of Texas and the Texas Department of Banking issued dozens of notices during the past few years about scams that target lawyers and financial institutions.…

American Airlines Bankruptcy Fees Could Top $100 million

American Airlines Bankruptcy Fees Could Top $100 million

AMR Corporation’s filing for Chapter 11 sent bankruptcy lawyers in north Texas scrambling Tuesday to line up clients and could put an estimated $100 million in the coffers of a…

Business Bankruptcies Down, But Probably Not Why You Think

Business Bankruptcies Down, But Probably Not Why You Think

The number of businesses seeking the protection of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Texas declined significantly for the first nine months of 2011.…

National Law Firms Try Again in Texas

National Law Firms Try Again in Texas

Prominent national law firms such as Chadbourne & Parke and Jenner & Block tried for three decades to crack the Texas legal market. They were lured by the milk and…

There’s a New SEC Sheriff in Town

There’s a New SEC Sheriff in Town

David Woodcock’s Challenge To Put Bad Guys Out of Business & Repair His Office’s Reputation by Mark Curriden, Senior Legal Affairs Writer (FT. WORTH) OCTOBER 24 — David Woodcock was a partner at a…