Clients, particularly defendants, prefer federal courts to state courts, and frequently seek to move them to a federal jurisdiction. Such moves are heavily scrutinized and difficult for that reason. But don’t despair, say Sidley’s Yvette Ostolaza and Daniel Driscoll. It’s not impossible.
A proxy battle unfolding in Dallas involving one of Texas’s largest landowners is getting uglier by the day. The latest development: a countersuit filed by a shareholder who might become Texas Pacific Land Trust’s newest trustee. Both sides say their courtroom opponent has unclean hands. And both sides have hired some of the best litigators in Dallas to fight it out. Natalie Posgate has the details.
The Lemmon Avenue Terminal at Dallas Love Field Airport was demolished in 2009. Ten years later, two sides embroiled in a lawsuit are still debating whether or not the terminal had any value. The two sides — Love Terminal Partners and Virginia Aerospace, and the U.S. government — are gearing up for a potential showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal jury in Houston ruled Thursday that the Houston Independent School District repeated violated copyright laws and awarded DynaStudy $9.2 million. Lawyers with Cole Schotz and Klemchuk represented DynaStudy in the seven-day trial.
In a holding that should surprise almost no one familiar with the Texas Supreme Court, a unanimous court ruled Friday that a jury charge – like any contract – means what it says it means. The ruling restores a $3 million judgment to Pathfinder Oil & Gas in a breach of contract suit. Justice Eva Guzman wrote the opinion. Allen Pusey has the details.
Dallas’ Fifth Court of Appeals has affirmed a summary judgment for the National Football League that dismissed a lawsuit Tony Romo and his company, The Fan Expo LLC, brought against the league related to a failed fantasy sports event. It’s the second time for the NFL to prevail against the famed Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-sports announcer-turned-amateur golfer.
Varsity Brands GC Burton Brillhart isn’t afraid to go to trial. He demonstrated it last month when the company asked an Alabama jury to rule that sales associates at Varsity’s graduation products affiliate violated their noncompete agreements and used their wives’ emails to hide the act. The result: A multimillion-dollar verdict for Varsity Brands. This is the story of the case, which heads back to court Friday.
Lawyers for the Texas Pacific Land Trust – one of the largest landholders in the Permian Basin – are seeking an injunction against a candidate for a vacant trustee slot, alleging that he has failed – and refused – to disclose potential conflicts of interest. Natalie Posgate details the bitter proxy struggle behind the unusual lawsuit.
A Delaware Chancery court on Friday ordered to dissolve a pharmaceutical company, Inspirion Delivery Sciences, which developed promising technology to make opioid painkillers more difficult to abuse. Natalie Posgate has details on the ruling and which Texas firm it’s a win for.
A Dallas-area digital marketing specialist has denied in federal court allegations that he created a “back door” to a law firm’s website that allowed him to divert information about potential clients to other firms he represented. Natalie Posgate has details about the litigation behind the controversy.