State District Judge Kimberley Fitzpatrick says she can’t explain why jurors weren’t given the correct form to record their verdict, or how they instead got an outdated version that included an instruction she’d earlier ruled was improper.
The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation last week honored 18 Texas law students with its annual scholarships, bar study grants and internships. The Lawbook reveals this year’s recipients and breaks down why they were chosen.
The jury found against Elevate Development, an Austin company that sought to acquire and develop six parcels on Sixth Street, in ‘one of the most vibrant parts of Austin.’
A Houston federal judge on Monday found IBM committed fraud against Houston-based BMC Software in a dispute involving IBM’s removal of BMC’s mainframe products from their largest mutual client, AT&T, during an outsourcing project several years ago. The price tag? More than $1.6 billion, including a $717 million punitive damages figure that BMC never specified during trial.
David Peeples, once lauded by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht as the ‘gold standard’ for handling touchy cases, will decide if an improper jury instruction disqualifies a Tarrant County judge from sticking with a former flight attendant’s $26 million suit against the airline
NFL Pension Plan ‘Abused Its Discretion’ by Limiting Brain-Damaged Player’s Benefits, Federal Judge Rules
At the conclusion of a six-day bench trial in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Karen Gren Scholer ordered a near-doubling of disability payments to former running back Mike Cloud, saying the league’s retirement board ‘spent virtually no time’ looking into his claims.
A lawsuit now made public pits Phillips 66 and Propel Fuels against one another and involves claims that P66 misappropriated Propel’s trade secrets after a deal fell through.
Seven intellectual property lawyers have left the Houston litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing to practice law at a spinoff firm, Alavi Anaipakos, Natalie Posgate reports. The group departure follows the exit of former AZA name partners Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi, who left at the end of March.
Citing ‘Irregularities’ in Jury Charge, Former American Airlines Flight Attendant Seeks New Trial in Sexual Assault Case
Lawyers for Kimberly Goesling say the Fort Worth jury that exonerated the airline on May 11 did so after receiving a faulty written charge from the court.
For more than four years, Huntsman Corp. and its General Counsel David Stryker fought a high-stakes legal battle over an acquisition of a company whose technology ended up not working. Stryker and Huntsman hired the law firm Kirkland & Ellis to sue for fraud and breach of contract. In 2021, Huntsman and Kirkland won, securing an arbitration victory that led to a $665 million settlement. More recently, Huntsman and Stryker secured a $94 million jury verdict in New Orleans in a separate lawsuit. Stryker’s recent wins came in quick succession, but they were the product of the deep-seated instinct for advocacy that has coursed through Stryker’ veins since the day he became a trial lawyer. The 2022 Houston Corporate Counsel Award for Business Litigation of the Year goes to Stryker and the lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.