The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will induct Chief Justice Wright as a Texas Legal Legend at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Houston on June 21.
The 25-page opinion, written by Justice Jason Boatright, rejected all 15 issues raised on appeal by the Choctaw, including their argument that federal law should preempt state common-law claims involving a federally-licensed motor carrier.
© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (May 4) – A Houston appellate court has tossed out a $17 million jury negligence verdict against subsidiary of Baylor University’s general
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.