A Dallas appeals court said Dallas trial judge acted within the bounds of his discretion when he dismissed a lawsuit filed against the National Football league by former NFL star Tony Romo. The court said that the league stayed within the boundaries of both its own rules and its collective bargaining agreement when it warned players about potential discipline for participating in a fantasy football show at a Las Vegas casino.
There are 31 different appellate judgeships on primary ballots across Texas. But the Fifth Court of Appeals should get more attention than the rest. Eight of the 13 seats on the Dallas appeals court are up for election. There are two vacancies, the chief judge’s chair is open and Democrats have narrowed the vote margins in recent years. With an unprecedented number of judicial spots up this election cycle, the Fifth Court has the potential to undergo dramatic and transformational change.
The Dallas Court of Appeals Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling for Dallas investment firm Highland Capital Management to recover nearly $288 million from Swiss bank Credit Suisse for a real estate deal gone wrong in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. This Dallas Business Journal report has the details.
Arbitration agreements often have carveouts for types of litigation, such as emergency injunction applications to protect intellectual property. Drafted cleanly, such a provision can save valuable time and resources. Drafted loosely, it can cause procedural delay and uncertainty about the proper place to resolve a dispute. The Fifth Circuit has some suggestions.
Dallas celebrity chef Kent Rathbun, known by some in the restaurant industry as the “Chef With No Name,” can continue using his own name to promote his restaurants, but not to incite damage or detriment on his former business partner’s reputation, a Dallas appellate court upheld on Friday. The appeals ruling is tied to a bitter legal dispute that heads to trial next month.
The Dallas Court of Appeals has reversed the 2014 landmark Texas jury verdict that legally established a business version of common law marriage and a $535 million judgment against Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners in favor of Energy Transfer Partners.
Huddle authored more than 400 majority opinions during her time on the First Court of Appeals.
The Supreme Court of Texas ruled Friday that a Texas court has no jurisdiction over non-resident defendants in a lawsuit filed by Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company Inc.
Reversing a ruling by the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, the court ruled that neither routine discussions involving Texas lawyers nor the administration of a trust fund in Texas changed the fact that the underlying misconduct alleged by Pepsi—fraudulent transfer and tortious interference—occurred as the result of a settlement agreement reached in New York.
The TWL Pathfinder Award is given each year to an individual who has championed the advancement of women in the law and who exemplifies professionalism, leadership, and commitment to the public interest.
An appeals court’s use of Wikipedia to define the term “welfare queen” is under review by the Texas Supreme Court in a closely watched libel case involving D Magazine. Media groups urge the court to be cautious in embracing online sources, particularly an open-source website like Wikipedia. The online “encyclopedia” allows users to make and edit entries, which may heighten the potential for inaccurate and biased information.