Houston trial lawyer Randy Sorrels took the reins at the State Bar of Texas on Friday. He overcame one of the most contentious elections in the organization’s history to score a record victory. He spoke to The Lawbook’s Natalie Posgate about his path to becoming a lawyer, and described his ambitious agenda for the coming year.
Anti-SLAPP requests have officially touched down in Texas state courts for a new kind of lawsuit. Two law firms on Friday filed
the state’s first TCPA motion to dismiss for an IPO-related securities class action. Natalie Posgate has the details
A former Fort Bend County worker who claimed that she had been sexually harassed and faced religious discrimination will now be allowed to pursue her claims in federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. Natalie Posgate has details about the decision.
A proxy battle unfolding in Dallas involving one of Texas’s largest landowners is getting uglier by the day. The latest development: a countersuit filed by a shareholder who might become Texas Pacific Land Trust’s newest trustee. Both sides say their courtroom opponent has unclean hands. And both sides have hired some of the best litigators in Dallas to fight it out. Natalie Posgate has the details.
Dallas’ Fifth Court of Appeals has affirmed a summary judgment for the National Football League that dismissed a lawsuit Tony Romo and his company, The Fan Expo LLC, brought against the league related to a failed fantasy sports event. It’s the second time for the NFL to prevail against the famed Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-sports announcer-turned-amateur golfer.
Varsity Brands GC Burton Brillhart isn’t afraid to go to trial. He demonstrated it last month when the company asked an Alabama jury to rule that sales associates at Varsity’s graduation products affiliate violated their noncompete agreements and used their wives’ emails to hide the act. The result: A multimillion-dollar verdict for Varsity Brands. This is the story of the case, which heads back to court Friday.
Lawyers for the Texas Pacific Land Trust – one of the largest landholders in the Permian Basin – are seeking an injunction against a candidate for a vacant trustee slot, alleging that he has failed – and refused – to disclose potential conflicts of interest. Natalie Posgate details the bitter proxy struggle behind the unusual lawsuit.
If you missed out on attending the SEC’s historic insider trading trial against Mark Cuban, a new book that’s hit the stands is your next best bet on experiencing the litigation saga. In Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cuban, SMU law professor Marc Steinberg compresses thousands of court documents to provide an insightful commentary on nearly a decade of pivotal moments and decisions that made and unmade the case.
A Delaware Chancery court on Friday ordered to dissolve a pharmaceutical company, Inspirion Delivery Sciences, which developed promising technology to make opioid painkillers more difficult to abuse. Natalie Posgate has details on the ruling and which Texas firm it’s a win for.
A Dallas-area digital marketing specialist has denied in federal court allegations that he created a “back door” to a law firm’s website that allowed him to divert information about potential clients to other firms he represented. Natalie Posgate has details about the litigation behind the controversy.