There were few surprises in the races for district judge seats in the state’s biggest counties, where Democrats have steadily made inroads in recent years. Three judges who were recently appointed to their seats by Gov. Greg Abbott were soundly rejected by voters.
Both sides touted the ruling as a win in press releases and statements to reporters. The Nov. 4 ruling means it will cost Fox at least $4.1 billion to exercise its option to purchase an 18.6 percent stake in the online sports betting company.
Litigation Roundup: VLSI, Intel Face Off in Another Jury Trial, Waco JP Can’t Shake Sanction, Baker Botts Draws Malpractice Suit
In this edition of Litigation Roundup, Texas reaches a tentative settlement with Colorado and New Mexico in a nearly decade-old lawsuit over use of the Lower Rio Grande River’s resources, two major tobacco companies say Texas owes them about $8.6 million in taxes paid under protest, and another trial between VLSI and Intel kicks off.
A team from Alavi Anaipakos successfully represented oil field products manufacturer G&H in a post-grant review challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The ruling could impact nearly a dozen patent infringement lawsuits pending against other manufacturers.
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.