The lawsuit alleges that District Attorney Greg Willis “treats many female employees as objects that, without their consent, must gratify his sexual impulses and personal vanity.”
Litigation Roundup: Botched Surgeries Net Big Jury Verdicts, FedEx Hit With $366M in Damages, Full Fifth Circ. to Hear Reporter’s Arrest Suit
In this week’s edition of Litigation Roundup, juries in Dallas and Tarrant County doled out damages to individuals permanently injured in separate botched surgeries, FedEx is slammed with nine-digit damages in a racial discrimination and retaliation case and the entire Fifth Circuit votes to rehear a lawsuit over a citizen-journalist’s arrest in Laredo.
About 75 lawyers attended in-person or online a CLE that delved into enforcement priorities at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office, what impact recent Fifth Circuit decisions could have on SEC actions, and how to navigate clients through uncertain times during an increase in rulemaking initiatives.
In the case that pits a group of cotton farmers against Helena Chemical Co., the Texas Supreme Court justices focused much of the questioning during oral argument Wednesday morning on the intricacies of the evidentiary standard Helena is asking the court to adopt. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a brief in favor of Helena, while the farmers garnered amicus support from the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and the High Plains Wine & Food Foundation.
The Texas Supreme Court will decide whether Jim Crane can proceed with his lawsuit over the allegedly inflated price he paid for the stake in a regional sports network. Two lower courts have denied bids by the team’s former owner and Comcast to end the lawsuit. Michelle Casady tuned into oral arguments Tuesday as the Houston Astros prepare for Game 1 of the World Series.
Litigation Roundup: Paxton Sues Google; Payday Loan Rule Vacated; RE Tech Firm Accused of $300M Fraud
In this edition of Litigation Roundup, a $10 million class action settlement over defective, leaky pipes gets Fifth Circuit approval, the Texas attorney general sues Google for unlawful biometric data collection and a Dallas-area real estate analytics and software company draws an antitrust lawsuit in California.
Litigation Roundup: Boeing Sues NASA Subcontractor Over $127M Deal, Weatherford Loses Bid To End Wrongful Death Suit, DOE Sued Over Loan Forgiveness
This edition of Litigation Roundup features a dispute over unlicensed use of a viral video in which a Chevrolet pickup truck drove through a tornado, a claim that the Department of Education’s loan forgiveness program violates the Administrative Procedure Act and a shareholder derivative lawsuit against Energy Transfer.
In an order issued Wednesday, the court vacated a panel’s Aug. 3 ruling that ended the lawsuit and set the case for rehearing before the entire court. The three-judge panel that issued the original ruling siding with Dallas County called for en banc review in the opinion, lamenting that court precedent mandated dismissal of the suit challenging a gender-based scheduling policy.
The Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Oct. 26 in the case that asks it to decide whether a group of cotton farmers suing Helena Chemical Co. for crop damage allegedly caused by the aerial application of an herbicide have presented enough evidence to survive a no-evidence motion for summary judgment. In amicus briefs recently filed, the Chamber and the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association each warned the court of dire consequences that could flow from its ruling.
Litigation Roundup: Fight Over California Winery Heads to SCOTX, Trademark Suit Filed By Canned Cocktail Co. and F1 Racing Tech Patent Suit Nears Settlement
In this week’s edition of Litigation Roundup, a settlement nears in a patent dispute over Formula One racing safety technology, a Texas lawyer takes his fight with a California wine entrepreneur to the Texas Supreme Court and a former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback blames a Houston-area clinic for a failed drug test.