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.
In a list of orders issued Friday morning, the state’s high court decided the case without hearing oral argument, agreeing with the plaintiff and defendant in an underlying lawsuit over an automobile crash that Harris County District Judge Dedra Davis abused her discretion in ordering the remote trial. Three prominent trial lawyer groups filed amicus briefs in the case arguing the order was unconstitutional.
Former NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal filed a lawsuit in Dallas County District Court on Monday against the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on behalf of his company Drive Nation. The lawsuit alleges O’Neal put $14 million of his own money to finance the construction of the sports complex based on promises from airport officials that the surrounding land would be developed.
Litigation Roundup: Spurs Escape Infringement Suit, Insurer Sued Over Canceled Conference, SEC Pursues Duo in $12M Ponzi Scheme Suit
In this week’s edition of Litigation Roundup, the San Antonio Spurs beat back a lawsuit alleging it infringed two ticket sales technology patents, the SEC pursues a Texas duo in a $12 million Ponzi scheme suit, and the Texas Supreme Court gears up to hear a case involving the intersection of public information and attorney-client privilege.
In a federal lawsuit filed in the Western District of Texas Wednesday afternoon, gun maker Daniel Defense, communications company Motorola Solutions and Schneider Electric, which made and installed door locks at Robb Elementary, all were named as defendants. The suit is seeking unspecified damages to include punitive damages.