A lower court in Fort Worth had found parts of the decades-old Indian Child Welfare Act unconstitutional, which sparked public outcry from 325 tribes, 21 attorneys general, members of Congress and more. Natalie Posgate analyzes.
Barbara Barron has been defending clients for 35 years. She knows that you cannot always avoid a substantial verdict, but there are ways you can soften a potentially unjust blow. She shared a few tips at the annual Personal Injury Conference hosted by the State Bar of Texas. Natalie Posgate took notes.
You might think you’ve never done something stupid during trial, but judges will tell you otherwise. Four Texas trial judges who’ve seen a lot of dumb things shared their advice on how to avoid a few of the most common errors in courthouse etiquette. Natalie Posgate was there.
The Dallas Fifth Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a real estate developer in a rare exaction challenge brought against the City of Dallas over a 10-foot strip of land on Mockingbird Lane in East Dallas.
Texas Pacific Land Trust and a group of activist investors have halted their contentious proxy battle and reached a settlement in a connected legal fight, both parties announced Wednesday. Though settlement was in the best interest of both sides, it put an end to what could have been an epic legal showdown. Natalie Posgate has the details.
At a young age for such things Paul Yetter found himself pitted against some of the top litigators in the country – the Joe Jamails and David Boieses. Like many of his clients knew or soon learned, this native son of Texas was more than comfortable among them. Litigation writer Natalie Posgate has the story of Yetter and Yetter Coleman, the Houston firm he founded “with no plan or forethought.”
Fort Worth-based Compass Well Services on Tuesday scored $5.3 million from its insurance company, which failed to cover a costly equipment damage incident while working on a 2013 fracking project in the Eagle Ford Shale. The award follows a six-day jury trial this spring. Natalie Posgate details the case and who will be scoring some nice attorneys’ fees.
The Chicago-based powerhouse announced Wednesday the formation of a plaintiff-side trial group that tackles commercial litigation matters based on pure contingent fees or other unique fee arrangements.
A Houston federal judge has denied class certification in a putative class action lawsuit against Talisman Energy USA, lawyers for Baker Botts, the winning law firm, announced Tuesday.
Two Texas law firms are one step closer to obtaining what they say are long-overdue reforms to the state’s foster care system after a ruling issued Monday by the Fifth Circuit. Natalie Posgate has the details on the ruling and the 411 on the Texas lawyers involved and how they got on the case.