A new interactive storybook by Dallas lawyer Jodie Slater Hastings does more than just keep children entertained while on smart devices. It also helps them appreciate the privilege it is to be a lawyer — and better understand the legal profession that their moms leave the house every morning to go do. Better yet: Hastings launched this idea forward after reporting for jury duty. Natalie Posgate has the story.
AUSTIN – For one side it was a partnership; for the other, it was simply “a feasibility study.” But Tuesday’s collision between Energy Transfer Partners and Enterprise Products Partners in the Supreme Court of Texas lived up to its billing as a case that involves more than a failed joint venture and a $535 million jury verdict.
In a unanimous verdict, the jury ordered the principal of a large Texas-owned car dealership to pay Ford’s financial services arm $53.7 million. The case is part of one of the nation’s largest auto-dealer frauds.
On Tuesday morning, lawyers for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners will square off before the Texas Supreme Court to argue over reinstatement of a $535 million jury verdict. At the heart of their battle, however, is not just money; it’s a case that could determine the nature of business relationships in Texas. Lawbook litigation writer Natalie Posgate outlines the history of the dispute, the legal arguments for both sides and what’s at stake for Texas businesses.
The Houston-based company defeated a derivative lawsuit tied to its 2018 merger with Enbridge. Natalie Posgate details the case and highlights the Skadden team who defended Spectra.
Texas lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright and D.C. attorneys at Mayer Brown aided two oil and gas pipeline manufacturing companies to victory in a false advertising and unfair competition case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Yetter Coleman partner Collin Cox has about 200 bottles of nail polish sitting in his office. He recently won a $2.7 million jury verdict for his client in a four-year legal battle related to all of those bottles and has learned the nuances of at-home polish kits along the way. Natalie Posgate has the story.
A Los Angeles jury on Friday handed a $40 million win to a California woman diagnosed with mesothelioma in the latest talcum powder trial brought against Johnson & Johnson.
A federal judge in Ohio has awarded Chesapeake Exploration a summary judgment win in a rare class-action-certified dispute over oil and gas royalties in Ohio’s Utica Shale.
A ballroom full of friends, family, colleagues and public officials gathered in the Texas Hill Country last week to honor E. Leon Carter, the Dallas Bar Association’s 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year. Natalie Posgate was there and tells his story, from an East Texas upbringing to winning high-stakes jury verdicts.