A judge in Kaufman County will consider Friday morning whether he will dismiss a co-defendant of porn star Stormy Daniels from a defamation lawsuit that pits them on one side against a Rockwall horse trainer.
A contentious battle between two residential mortgage firms heads to the next phase after one side rendered a take-nothing verdict in a Dallas federal court. But the other side doesn’t seem to be backing down either. Litigation writer Natalie Posgate has the story behind this ongoing fight.
National law firms seeking to open in Texas repeatedly called Dick Sayles and Mark Werbner in recent years, but the duo always chose to stay partners at their Dallas litigation boutique. Until now. After 25 years, Sayles Werbner has closed.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has become the federal judge that Republican state attorneys general and politically conservative special interest groups across the U.S. turn to when they want a federal law or policy overturned or banned. And he has not disappointed. Legal experts say that O’Connor’s decision Friday striking down the Affordable Care Act made him an automatic finalist for future openings on the federal appeals court.
Darren Nicholson was formerly a shareholder at Sayles Werbner, which merged with Bradley last week to launch the Alabama law firm’s Dallas outpost.
Alaina King Benford has developed special expertise in representing entities involved in acquiring easements, property and rights-of-way for large projects involving pipelines, water pipelines and transportation projects.
Randy Wilson, who was defeated in his bid for re-election in November after 15 years on the bench, was one of the original partners of Susman Godfrey when the firm was founded in 1980.
Houston law firm BoyarMiller has kicked off 2019 by adding a practice area through an acquisition and naming a new chair of the firm’s litigation group.
Neiman Marcus countered a $1 billion fraudulent transfer lawsuit filed by one of its debtholders, charging that the suit is part of an illegal scheme for the debtholder to injure the Dallas-based luxury retailer and “extract improper benefits for itself.” The Lawbook’s Natalie Posgate details the new litigation.
Baylor College of Medicine and the inventor of a cancer immunotherapy won, in effect, dismissal of a patent-infringement suit when a federal judge ruled that Baylor rival, the University of Texas, had a sovereign right to refuse to participate as a plaintiff. The loser: the company that tried to drag UT into the litigation. Natalie Posgate explains.