A new Fifth Circuit ruling involves an Austin legal recruiter and a competitor who are sparring in litigation that has stretched from Texas to Asia and involves accusations of defamation and theft of trade secrets.
With results still trickling in, Democrats seemed certain to maintain their lock on the civil District Court benches in the state’s two most populous counties.
The Texas Lawbook has five journalists tonight – election night – covering the judicial appellate and trial court races and will provide details as the election results are provided.
Yvette Ostolaza said the firm had opportunities to go into the lateral market because of recent retirements in its IP practice and one attorney who moved in-house.
John Bash’s resume also includes five years in the U.S. Solicitor General’s office; a brief stint as associate counsel to President Donald Trump; and clerkships with Justices Antonin Scalia and Brett Kavanaugh.
For the second time in three months, a Texas jury has slapped Apple with a half-billion dollar verdict for patent infringement. This time, the verdict is against Apple for violating VPN on Demand technology patents owned by VirnetX on 598 million iPhones, iPads and other products sold after Sept. 2013. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
Straight-ticket voting is no more in Texas, but what are the implications? This article explains the history of the voting method and both parties’ attitudes toward it.
Michael Minns was on the last day of a virtual bench trial before a Kansas judge when he found out he prevailed in the Texas Supreme Court against global law firm K&L Gates. Now the Kansas proceeding will prove to be invaluable as the Texas case returns to a Hays County trial court. This article explains the connections.
Houston state District Judge Larry Weiman, in what may be his final major corporate trial before he leaves the bench, has awarded Vitol Americas $147 million in a contract dispute with Targa Channelview. The five-week trial, which pitted two elite litigation boutiques against each other, is believed to be the longest bench trial conducted via Zoom in Texas legal history.
A trial in Waco pitting a Florida inventor against the streaming service Roku may not have been spectacular, but it was notable, as much for points in style as for points of law. Allen Pusey explains.