It began as a boardroom dispute then morphed into a legal feud involving Carl Icahn. But the much-anticipated trial between Cheniere Energy and its founder Charif Souki, ended before it began Thursday when the parties announced they’d reached a walkaway agreement. Natalie Posgate reports.
It’s styled as a simple contract dispute. But the upcoming courtroom fray between Charif Souki and Cheniere Energy, the company he founded, is a multi-layered conflict between a well-known entrepreneur and a well-known corporate raider.
Not only does the ruling ban a former sales executive for Merritt Hawkins and Associates from conducting business in five states; it also increases the likelihood for MHA to recover damages in the trial court. Natalie Posgate explains.
Mike McKool and a group of McKool Smith lawyers asked a San Diego federal court jury to order Apple to pay their client $85 million for patent infringement. On Friday, the jury did just that. The Texas Lawbook has details.
A founder of an Irving software company has gone to court to stop his company from making an acquisition – and it’s worked so far. Brian Womack of the Dallas Business Journal has the story.
In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel ruled that a Dallas trial court did not have personal jurisdiction over British chemicals company Venator Materials, four of its executives and four underwriters of Venator’s 2017 IPO, who are all nonresident defendants in the litigation.
The annual Bench Bar Conference for the Northern District of Texas last week was a non-stop crush of candid judicial observations and advice litigators ignore at their risk. Here’s a sampling of what attendees heard.
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA joins 37 other companies suing the railroads that control 90% of the nation’s rail freight traffic.
T. Ray Guy has made his next move after hitting Weil Gotshal’s mandatory retirement policy.
Pick your reason, but by the time Barack Obama left after two terms in office, 18 of 52 U.S. District Court seats in Texas were vacant. That’s more than a third. Today, only one seat is vacant. Knowing the new judges might be important in the New Year, Mario Nguyen of Locke Lord offers help.