U.S. District Judge David Hittner has the most active jury trial docket in the Southern District of Texas. In the two years before the pandemic, he presided over 33 jury trials. Judge Hittner believes enthusiasm and humor are imperative to happiness in the practice of law and being prepared is the key to success in the courtroom. Haynes and Boone provides this insight Premium sponsored content.
A new class action lawsuit filed by lawyers at Thompson Coburn claims more than 11,000 reports of sexual assault by women in Austin languished in the system without “even being afforded the minimum diligence or care.” The suit identifies four lead plaintiffs by name and details their horrific allegations of rape.
A federal judge in Delaware last week dismissed a class action investor lawsuit against SunCoke Energy Partners that was brought after a 2019 merger that involved lots of Texas deal lawyers. The lawsuit threw stones at the companies involved as well as individual directors who allegedly did not make a fully-informed, non-conflicted vote when they approved the transaction.
The move is the latest example of the increasing competition among elite law firms for high-level litigation partners in Texas.
The lawsuit, brought by Michigan-based Continental Automotive Systems, alleged multiple tech companies conspired to inflate the licensing rates of cellular connectivity technology through their participation in a licensing platform.
Much has been written about the nuts and bolts of remote jury trials, but equally important are remote arbitration proceedings. Angela Zambrano and Yolanda Garcia, partners at Sidley in Dallas, tackle the topic in this article.
Legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens was 88 years old when he went to court in Pecos against another energy giant, J. Cleo Thompson. Hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. It was Pickens’ last public fight and it featured fireworks and big-time trial lawyers, including Pickens’ handpicked attorney, Chrysta Castañeda. In their new book, Castañeda and co-author Loren Steffy provide extraordinary insight into Pickens and his last trial. The Texas Lawbook is pleased to provide this exclusive excerpt.
A longtime California technology software innovator filed nine lawsuits this week – six of them in the Western District of Texas – against some of the largest and most profitable corporations in e-commerce claiming that they illegally used his patented technology without a license.
New data provided exclusively to The Texas Lawbook by Androvett Legal Media shows that lawsuits tied to the Fair Labor Standards Act are heating up again after an already-toasty past several years.
According to the report by the Office of Court Administration, jurors were hesitant but ultimately engaged in the handful of jury trials that have been conducted since the statewide emergency measures became official. Natalie Posgate reports.