The San Antonio-based deer hunting organization alleges that a larger international hunting nonprofit stole its proprietary information and gave it to a competitor. TTHA hired a lawyer that is as passionate about its case as he is about hunting. Natalie Posgate has the details.
The plaintiffs are seeking unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages under the FLSA and the other items, according to the lawsuit.
With a filing in Hong Kong, an otherwise routine employment dispute between recruiters Evan Jowers and Robert Kinney gained global dimension. But it always had the one essential element of a feud: they once were friends. Natalie Posgate explains.
The first post COVID-19 federal jury trial in Texas ended yesterday afternoon with the defendant being acquitted and the jurors stating that they felt “very comfortable and safe.” Northern District Chief District Judge Barbara Lynn, in an exclusive Texas Lawbook interview, discusses all the preparations that went into making the trial a success.
Fourteen North Texans filed into the 15th floor courtroom of Judge Barbara Lynn this morning to begin the first jury trial to be conducted in Texas – and only the third federal jury trial in the entire U.S. – since courts shutdown at the end of March due to the COVID-19 crisis. But it is not like any jury trial Texas has ever seen before.
The three energy companies claim they sustained economic losses from the temporary shutdown of the Houston Ship Channel caused by last year’s chemical fire in Deer Park.
Texas judges will be permitted to conduct jury trials remotely and sometimes in-person as long as they develop a plan that follows the social distancing guidelines and other safety provisions established by the Texas Office of Court Administration, according to a new order issued Wednesday by Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.
Lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright representing a Spanish tether chain maker have asked the Fifth Circuit to force a federal judge in Houston to postpone a civil jury trial until early next year. The business, Vicinay Cadenas, argues that the judge’s order that the $165 million contract dispute go to trial in July violates their constitutional rights and puts the defense at a tactical disadvantage against the plaintiff, Petrobras.
While the legal industry has made strides in hiring more women, Greenberg Traurig senior vice president Mary-Olga Lovett says more must be done to overcome the industry’s retention problem and put more female lawyers into the hot seat. Gwendolyn Wu of the Houston Chronicle has the story.
From the beginning the whole process took only a smidge over 94 minutes. But jury selection in the first actual (sort of) virtual trial was as smooth and efficient as 30 faces from 30 different places mashed onto a screen can be. The Lawbook watched and was impressed.