It started with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy tied to an Austin affiliate of the Forest Park hospital. It ended with a revelation in a separate case in Dallas of multiple potentially illegal transfers of millions of dollars during the bankruptcy proceeding. The bankruptcy case has now reopened to determine whether a Dallas private equity manager, the recipient of these millions, should be held in contempt and hit with six-figure sanctions. The Lawbook has the story.
Texas-based companies are facing fewer and fewer lawsuits and the lawsuits they are facing are costing them less, according to a new survey of corporate general counsel by Norton Rose Fulbright. But corporate in-house counsel in the state are increasingly worried about cybersecurity attacks and data breaches. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
A union that represents American Airlines fleet service employees is suing the Fort Worth-based carrier because of what it deems are unnecessary drug tests.
Most days, Hogan Lovells partner Kevin Lipson dives into complex legal matters for energy regulation law. But today, his attention was on an art auction that reeled in $5 million for the estate of famed artist Robert Indiana, known around the world for his “LOVE” images. Lipson represents the executor of Indiana’s estate. Details here on how he got involved.
Six women are suing the Catholic Diocese of Austin alleging the church took no action after they reported that a priest sexually abused and harassed them for years.
It marks the second time in 17 months that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has taken action against New Jersey-based THEG Inc., which does business as Fine & Clear.
Houston-based MLP Natural Resource Partners recently got a $25 million payday thanks to their lawyers at Schiffer Hicks Johnson. The payment is tied to a $190 million settlement the firm obtained in a payment dispute tied to a couple coal mines owned by Foresight Energy. Details here.
There are three ways to defend an oil company involved in litigation, according to EDGE Litigation Consulting’s Dan Jacks and Mark Sobus: the good, the bad and the downright ugly. But even if it’s ugly, it’s best to start any defense with the reality of what jurors really think about your client going in.
It started with a client-vendor deal. A nondisclosure agreement was signed. The deal took the back burner, and the parties went their separate ways. But now, they are reunited in the courtroom in the thick of a $49 million legal battle. Neither side is backing down. Natalie Posgate tells the story.
The unprecedented election last week of 20 Democratic candidates to the state courts of appeals in Austin, Dallas and Houston will have an almost immediate and substantive impact on civil litigation and issues such as enforcement of arbitration clauses, excessive use of Anti-SLAPP laws and deference to juries in large-dollar plaintiff’s verdicts.