Lawyers for Baker Botts in Houston and Austin scored a huge courtroom victory Tuesday for Houston based Kinder Morgan. A state district court judge in Austin tossed out a lawsuit that sought to stop a Kinder Morgan pipeline from being routed through the Texas Hill Country.
A Dallas federal jury has found that two tech companies have infringed on each other’s patents, but the larger company in the legal battle, North Carolina-based CommScope, got the short end of the stick with a $9 million judgment. Natalie Posgate reports.
A Colorado jury has handed a $96 million win to a team of Houston lawyers representing Denver-based Antero Resources Corp. in a dispute over what’s believed to be one of the largest natural gas purchase agreements in the U.S.
Former Quitman Police Captain Terry Bevill says he was fired from his job, charged with felony aggravated perjury, lost his family’s much needed health insurance and blackballed from law enforcement – all because he told the truth in a sworn affidavit in 2017. He’s now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against his former bosses, including Wood County’s sheriff, its former district attorney and the judge, as well as the mayor of Quitman, a town in East Texas. The Texas Lawbook has the in-depth details.
Irving-based Courtroom Sciences Inc. has denied all claims by former employee Megan Cartwright that the litigation services firm discriminated against her and fired her 10 days before she was due for a C-section as retaliation because she was pregnant.
The Texas Citizens’ Participation Act is changing: literally, in terms of legislative alterations, and judicially, in two new interpretations by the Texas Supreme Court. Laura Lee Prather and Wesley Lewis bring you up to date on the specifics of what’s changed, and what to expect for Anti-SLAPP defenses in this altered landscape.
Anti-SLAPP requests have officially touched down in Texas state courts for a new kind of lawsuit. Two law firms on Friday filed
the state’s first TCPA motion to dismiss for an IPO-related securities class action. Natalie Posgate has the details
DLA Piper partner Danny Tobey, co-chair of the firm’s new AI practice, received a prestigious Burton Award in May for outstanding legal writing. The Texas Lawbook has published the former software entrepreneur’s award-winning article here.
After issuing a notice of violation on April 11, Harris County Pollution Control last month filed a civil suit accusing Exxon Mobil of violating provisions of the federal Clean Air Act. Perla Trevizo of the Houston Chronicle has the story.
The Dallas-based law firm adds two seasoned litigators – Melanie Okon and Susan Hannagan – as partners through the combination.