Fort Worth-based Compass Well Services on Tuesday scored $5.3 million from its insurance company, which failed to cover a costly equipment damage incident while working on a 2013 fracking project in the Eagle Ford Shale. The award follows a six-day jury trial this spring. Natalie Posgate details the case and who will be scoring some nice attorneys’ fees.
Lawyers at Haynes and Boone overcame major hurdles in an East Texas courtroom last week when they defended a Korean-speaking client accused by a prominent North Texas business of patent infringement and tortious interference.
The Chicago-based powerhouse announced Wednesday the formation of a plaintiff-side trial group that tackles commercial litigation matters based on pure contingent fees or other unique fee arrangements.
Depending who you ask, the Love Field Letters are either “inappropriate and legally inadequate” or directed Dallas “to make reasonable efforts to accommodate competition at the airport.” Evan Hoopfer of the Dallas Business Journal has the story.
A Houston federal judge has denied class certification in a putative class action lawsuit against Talisman Energy USA, lawyers for Baker Botts, the winning law firm, announced Tuesday.
Six families who lost elderly relatives – presumably at the hands of an accused serial killer – filed lawsuits against the upscale senior living community that had pledged to protect them. The suits didn’t have to happen; but a seemingly ham-handed legal maneuver changed everything. Lawbook litigation writer Natalie Posgate explains.
The ruling is a slam-dunk win for Houston firm Gibbs & Bruns, which essentially defeated billionaire Warren Buffett in the case. Gibbs & Bruns’ courtroom opponent is an Omaha-based company owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
The Supreme Court of Texas will consider whether a business version of common law marriage exists when companies do deals with each other in the Lone Star state, according to a ruling Texas’ high court issued on Friday. The case has been viewed by the Texas legal community as the most important business dispute since Joe Jamail’s $10 billion win against Texaco in the 1980s.
When is an investor buying a security versus purchasing a partnership in a joint venture? It depends on some very specific but basic facts that usually are only available via a full trial, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
While no lawsuit has been filed, the family of the 2-year-old girl who suffered a fractured skull when she was struck by a foul ball at an Astros game in May has retained Houston attorney Richard Mithoff to represent them in potential discussions with the ball club. Mithoff gave an exclusive interview to the Houston Chronicle.