As in most complex trials, there were key moves by the lawyers and key rulings by Judge Tillery that paved the way for Friday’s huge damage award. The Texas Lawbook had a chat with Frank and Debbie Branson over the weekend. Here are eight key trial elements they agree proved crucial to Friday’s dramatic jury verdict.
Dr. Wade Barker, a founding surgeon of the now bankrupt Forest Park Medical Center, has agreed to plead guilty for his role in what prosecutors claim was a $40 million criminal bribery and kickback scheme that involved 21 doctors, hospital administrators and consultants. The Texas Lawbook has learned that as many as three other defendants in the case are involved in secret plea negotiations with prosecutors.
In a 45-page decision, Judge Haywood Gilliam said his examination “found that the true terms are adequately and accurately disclosed in the advertisements.”
Three months ago, Gerger and a small team of lawyers left the Houston office of Quinn Emanuel, a highly profitable national litigation law firm, to start their own boutique.
Dallas’ Match Group is having relationship problems.
The Dallas trial lawyer engineered a $145.1 million patent verdict against the almighty Apple in its home state – a victory that was especially sweet as McKool approaches his 69th birthday next week.
A legal malpractice lawsuit between the former Navy SEAL who wrote No Easy Day and an Indiana lawyer settled late last week.
(Aug. 6) – A $100 million business divorce case in which a Dallas probate judge is accused of having a secret relationship with an attorney in the case is headed
The Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Restaurant Association and eight other pro-business groups and companies filed federal court papers late Wednesday joining 13 other organizations opposing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit seeking a court order ending the Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, continues to increase.
(Aug. 17) – Toyota Motor Corp. manufactured a Lexus with defective seatback failure that caused permanent brain damage to two small children during a 2016 crash on North Central Expressway,