A former Fort Bend County worker who claimed that she had been sexually harassed and faced religious discrimination will now be allowed to pursue her claims in federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. Natalie Posgate has details about the decision.
In a case closely-watched by Texas media groups, the Supreme Court of Texas has refused for the second time to dismiss a libel action against the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The case is notable, not only for its 11-year history, but also for the failure of the defendants to secure traditional libel defenses.
The Lemmon Avenue Terminal at Dallas Love Field Airport was demolished in 2009. Ten years later, two sides embroiled in a lawsuit are still debating whether or not the terminal had any value. The two sides — Love Terminal Partners and Virginia Aerospace, and the U.S. government — are gearing up for a potential showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dallas’ Fifth Court of Appeals has affirmed a summary judgment for the National Football League that dismissed a lawsuit Tony Romo and his company, The Fan Expo LLC, brought against the league related to a failed fantasy sports event. It’s the second time for the NFL to prevail against the famed Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-sports announcer-turned-amateur golfer.
A three-judge panel heard oral arguments Tuesday in a contentious noncompete dispute that is currently deadlocked in an interlocutory Texas Citizens Participation Act battle. Although, a new bill passed by the Texas House might make the debate irrelevant soon. Natalie Posgate has the details.
The Supreme Court of Texas has tossed out a defamation lawsuit against the Dallas Morning News, reversing two lower courts that declined to do so despite it involving a situation that the Texas Citizens Participation Act was actually designed to protect a media outlet in.
The Texas Supreme Court has ended part of a long-running inter-governmental battle over a coastal navigation district’s exclusive lease with an oyster-farming business; the rest, not so much. The case, which began in 2014, will continue, but with one less party. The Texas Lawbook has the story.
A three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has tossed all but $400,000 of a $21 million judgment against key players in the now-bankrupt Fort Worth-based company, Latitude Solutions Incorporated, which included Paul Mitchell and The Patrón Spirits Company co-founder John Paul DeJoria.
The court said trial evidence was insufficient to support the bankruptcy trustee’s contention of a “pump and dump” stock scheme. Natalie Posgate has more.
Citing a state agency’s misrepresentation of its own procedures, the Texas Supreme Court Friday reinstated the administrative appeal of a group home employee who was about to be placed on a state misconduct register. The per curiam opinion was bold, even acerbic, and included a reference to Animal House. Allen Pusey explains.
Mandamus petitioners are supposedly unwelcome visitors in the federal courts of appeal. Although the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has echoed that mantra, contemporary mandamus practice suggests a gap between the “law in the books” and the “law in action.”