A lawsuit filed Wednesday against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott by eight bar owners alleges that the governor prioritized politics over science when he issued an order that shut down standalone bars statewide but not “affiliated” bars — bars within restaurants, hotels and other businesses.
The ruling paves the way for North Dakota-based Meridian Energy Group to move forward with its Davis Refinery project, which will impact the company’s growing Houston operations and legal work by some Texas lawyers handling the financing.
The lawsuit claims Red Bull committed fraud, breached its fiduciary duty and breached a contract when it ended its two-decade business relationship with KC Distributing despite promises that KC would not be terminated and despite significant investments KC had made.
In what has become a monthly ritual, the state’s highest court issued its 18th emergency order related to the COVID-19 pandemic that essentially extends its previous emergency order from May 26 for another month, except in a few specific circumstances. The ban on civil and criminal jury trials, as well as civil case filing deadlines, have been extended into September.
An associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, Nicole Lynn is also a sports agent with Lil Wayne’s Young Money agency and the only African American female agent to represent a top 10 NFL draft pick. Lynn is part of a team representing an offshore equipment company in a $550 million dispute and litigating a major Voting Rights Act case on behalf of students at Prairie View A&M.
Occidental Petroleum sued Sanchez Energy last week in a federal bankruptcy court in Houston, where Sanchez has been undergoing a Chapter 11 reorganization since last August. The lawsuit is tied to a $2.3 billion deal in the Eagle Ford that Sanchez entered with Anadarko, which is now owned by Oxy.
The Sierra Club is asking a federal judge to halt construction of a $2 billion natural gas pipeline being built by Houston pipeline operator Kinder Morgan.
A 21-year-old University of Pittsburgh summa cum laude with a degree in petroleum engineering has sued Houston’s Schlumberger, claiming that she was repeatedly sexually harassed by her male co-workers on a West Texas oil rig and that her supervisors at the oil services company refused to help her and instead fired her.
A Tillotson Law Firm survey of potential jurors in Houston and Dallas found that two-thirds would refuse to show up for jury duty because of fears over the coronavirus or would require significant assurance that their personal health would not be at risk. The study also found that the jury pools in the two jurisdictions would be significantly less diverse during the pandemic.
Houston pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners will have to renegotiate with a Brazoria County landowner who sought $3.4 million for a pipeline easement across his property, the Texas First Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.