Three federal circuit courts of appeals have ruled during the past two years that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status. The Fifth Circuit rejected the opportunity to join that trend Wednesday in a series of biting opinions.
When responding to anonymous online defamation, the first challenge a business faces is finding out the identity of the writer. The Texas Supreme Court recently added another potential snag to that process, holding that a Rule 202 petition does not toll a claim’s statute of limitations. Nicole Williams and Mackenzie Wallace of Thompson & Knight provide an analysis.
Two Houston judges who lost in the 2018 midterm elections announced Tuesday that they have landed at new firms. Natalie Posgate has the specifics.
AUSTIN – It may have been “reprehensible” to sell as “new” a $19.85 million Bombardier Challenger 300 with a used and troubled engine, but when the contract limits liability then liability is limited, the Texas Supreme Court ruled last week. The decision snuffs a $5.39 million of an $8 million jury award, as Janet Elliott explains.
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Early in December the Texas Supreme Court heard oral argument in three cases in which the Court likely will render important guidance as to key issues for contract interpretation and the interplay between contract and fraud claims. Ray Guy of Weil, Gotshal & Manges reviews the background of those cases and the key questions they present.
In rare support of a medical malpractice plaintiff’s jury verdict, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed an appellate court’s decision to reject a $4.2 million award by a Houston jury for the negligent death of a 46-year-old father of three. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
Anadarko has emerged the winner in a coverage clash with its surplus liability insurers as the Texas Supreme Court ruled last week that the underwriters are contractually obligated to pay Anadarko’s $112.5 million defense costs related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Lawbook’s Janet Elliott has the details.
After spending $22 million on some dry holes in North Texas, Barrow-Shaver Resources Co. jumped at a $27.7 million offer for its development rights. But one of 32 parties blew up the deal by asking $5 million for its approval. Now the Texas Supreme Court is being asked to resolve a question of industry use vs. oil and gas tradition. Janet Elliott explains.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed a trial court ruling that determined one of infamous Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford’s largest investors received a $79 million fraudulent transfer in good faith.
A federal appeals court handed Nevada-based VirnetX its latest win Tuesday in its intellectual property feud with Apple when it affirmed a $439 million judgment that stemmed from a September 2016 jury trial in East Texas.