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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.…

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.…