Kirkland has landed what is believed to be its first Dallas litigation partner, who joined from Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst. The move comes two months after the firm announced it was launching a plaintiff-side trial group that tackles commercial litigation matters on a contingency or other alternative fee basis. Natalie Posgate has the scoop.
A Dallas County probate judge cut a short hearing shorter Tuesday, asking for written arguments in the dispute over a new trustee for the Ruff Management Trust. Allen Pusey reports that the abbreviated, chaotic hearing seemed emblematic of the rancor that has embroiled a Dallas family in their long-running fight for control of a relatively modest family fortune.
George Fibbe, the ex-deputy general counsel for litigation, regulation and enforcement at the U.S Department of Energy said he joined Baker Botts because the opportunity was “too good to pass up.” Find out more about his background in this Lawbook-conducted Q&A.
The explosive growth in the short-term, by-the-job labor market has forced courts and regulators to wrestle with the status of participating workers: Are they employees or independent contractors? Mark Shoffner and Thomas Case of Bell Nunnally argue that recent rulings by state and federal agencies make Texas a welcoming place for the gig economy.
A Texas judge has initiated a “court of inquiry” to handle allegations of criminal misconduct made by the children of deceased Dallas banker Arthur Ruff against Texas lawyers and bankers involved in their family’s multimillion-dollar trust. The judicial led probe comes as Ruff’s widow seeks to enforce a $66 million judgment against her own son. The web of lawsuits shows just how nasty family disputes over cash and control can get.
Tony Aquila said in a statement that Solera has breached a separation deal and refuses to honor its obligations to pay the company’s founder for his vested stock options worth in excess of $100 million.
The investigation will look into whether the company, which “dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet and searching on the internet,” has acted in ways that restricted competition or consumer access, Texas AG Ken Paxton said at a press conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
HOUSTON – Closing arguments concluded Friday afternoon in the Jack Stephen Pursley federal tax evasion trial, but the case will proceed without a juror who the judge has dismissed because the juror apparently flashed a middle finger to others in the courtroom and used the F-word in response to testimony.
Nearly three dozen more residents of the Elan City Lights apartments in Dallas have sued Greystar and Bigge Crane and Rigging. They represent a segment of more than 500 displaced residents after a crane crashed into the complex during a severe Dallas storm. Natalie Posgate has the scoop.
Not only is the decision likely to save the Fort Worth retailer millions of dollars in legal fees, Pier 1 Imports’ legal team says; it frees up Pier 1’s in-house team to focus on something essential: running the business. Natalie Posgate elaborates.