Six families who lost elderly relatives – presumably at the hands of an accused serial killer – filed lawsuits against the upscale senior living community that had pledged to protect them. The suits didn’t have to happen; but a seemingly ham-handed legal maneuver changed everything. Lawbook litigation writer Natalie Posgate explains.
The ruling is a slam-dunk win for Houston firm Gibbs & Bruns, which essentially defeated billionaire Warren Buffett in the case. Gibbs & Bruns’ courtroom opponent is an Omaha-based company owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
The Supreme Court of Texas will consider whether a business version of common law marriage exists when companies do deals with each other in the Lone Star state, according to a ruling Texas’ high court issued on Friday. The case has been viewed by the Texas legal community as the most important business dispute since Joe Jamail’s $10 billion win against Texaco in the 1980s.
A Dallas federal jury has found that two tech companies have infringed on each other’s patents, but the larger company in the legal battle, North Carolina-based CommScope, got the short end of the stick with a $9 million judgment. Natalie Posgate reports.
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday granted a new level of protection to businesses that provide the government with confidential data, requiring lower courts to consider the actual meaning of “confidential” before granting access to such data under the Freedom of Information Act. Critics say the case provides a new obstacle to public access to government. But Baker Botts Austin partner Evan Young, who argued the winning case before SCOTUS, says nothing could be further from the truth. Natalie Posgate reports.
A Colorado jury has handed a $96 million win to a team of Houston lawyers representing Denver-based Antero Resources Corp. in a dispute over what’s believed to be one of the largest natural gas purchase agreements in the U.S.
Irving-based Courtroom Sciences Inc. has denied all claims by former employee Megan Cartwright that the litigation services firm discriminated against her and fired her 10 days before she was due for a C-section as retaliation because she was pregnant.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback is asking the Dallas Court of Appeals to revisit his case against the NFL, which surfaced after a failed 2016 fantasy football event in California.
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