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Texas Supreme Court Orders Mandatory, Uniform E-Filing

All filings in all civil cases, including family, probate, county at-law and district courts in the large metropolitan areas and in all appellate courts will be electronic by Jan. 1,…

Skadden-Houston Advises Spectra Energy on $1.4 Billion Deal

Skadden-Houston Advises Spectra Energy on $1.4 Billion Deal

Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. is buying Express-Platte pipeline from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. …

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

Circle the Texas wagons. The British are coming! A half-dozen London-based law firms have been quietly knocking on the doors of managing partners in Dallas and Houston in recent months…

Thompson & Knight Advises Cardinal Midstream in Asset Sale

Thompson & Knight Advises Cardinal Midstream in Asset Sale

Dallas-based Cardinal Midstream is selling its natural gas processing, treatment, and pipeline systems in the Woodford Shale in Oklahoma for $600 million to Atlas Pipeline Partners of Philadelphia. …

V&E Advises Plains All American Pipeline in $500 Million Acquisition

V&E Advises Plains All American Pipeline in $500 Million Acquisition

Two Houston companies engage in $500 million transaction that includes presence in three significant shales.…

Jeffrey Boyd Appointed to Texas Supreme Court – Update

Jeffrey Boyd Appointed to Texas Supreme Court – Update

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed his chief of staff and former general counsel to fill the seat left open when Dale Wainwright resigned in September. Boyd is a former litigation…

Jones Day and Fulbright Advise ARP and DTE in $255 Million Deal

Jones Day and Fulbright Advise ARP and DTE in $255 Million Deal

This transaction is the third acquisition for ARP this year in the Fort Worth basin.…

Battered Personal Injury Bar Branches Out to Business Clients – Update

Battered Personal Injury Bar Branches Out to Business Clients – Update

A curious development has occurred in recent months: trial lawyer Frank Branson has been showing up in court in multimillion-dollar business disputes representing physicians and other executives who used to…

Seven Partners Jump from HayBoo to Akin Gump

The partners include Marty Brimmage, Arnold Spencer, Garrett DeVries and Matt Zmigrosky…

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.…