East Texas has lost its status as America’s top place to sue for patent infringement. Delaware is the new king of patent litigation. During the past four months, plaintiffs filed nearly twice as many patent cases in Delaware than they did in the Tyler-based Eastern District of Texas, according to Lex Machina. The Texas Lawbook has the exclusive data and the details.
There were many reasons Yolanda Garcia decided to get involved in the controversial “sanctuary city” litigation, but a conversation she had with her 14-year-old son was certainly one catalyst for her desire to take on the case.
A federal jury ruled Thursday that gaming company Nintendo infringed on patented motion detection technology developed by Dallas-based iLife Technologies. The jury, which heard more than a week of evidence and arguments, awarded $10.1 million to iLife, a technology firm that develops vital sign monitors and other technology.
Even as the South Texas disaster brings out the best in so many, it brings out the worst in others. Cyber thieves, online attackers and cyber scammers are using email and social media to try and capitalize on and profit from the generosity of would-be charitable donors. Former Datatech GC John Ansbach has the details.
Two seasoned Dallas trial lawyers say they have never seen anything like what they witnessed last week in federal court in the $3.6 million fraud and racketeering case between the Diamond Doctor and a Tennessee lawyer. A federal judge ruled a lawyer likely fabricated a client and committed abuse on the judicial process. Another lawyer representing the first lawyer begged the judge in court to postpone a trial so they could settle. The Texas Lawbook has the inside details about the crazy developments in the case, settlement details and how the FBI is suddenly involved.
Legendary Dallas lawyer Jim Coleman was hailed Wednesday night as a gentleman, an honest, genuine and passionate lawyer, and a leader with integrity. The Texas Lawbook and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s DFW Chapter hosted a tribute to the 94-year-old lawyer. We brought together many lawyers he mentored and impacted – many of whom are now among the most prominent and successful lawyers and judges in Texas.
U.S. District Chief Judge Barbara Lynn, Fifth Circuit Judge Patrick Higginbotham, Bill Dawson, Rod Phelan, Dick Sayles, Bruce Collins, Judge Royal Furgeson and Mike Lynn told stories and reminisced about the time they spent with Coleman and the impact he had on their lives. We have the photos and the stories.
A jury has ordered a Dallas couple to pay $1 million to prominent portrait photographer Andrea Polito for conducting a public campaign that defamed the photographer and basically destroyed her business.
A Houston judge has ruled that a $1 million defamation lawsuit filed by the self-proclaimed Queen of Honky Tonk and her husband against a former supporter of their Angleton pro-animal rights farm is frivolous and awarded the couple to pay $57,000 in lawyer fees and penalties to the defendant.
For months, accused pedophile priest Rudy Kos had evaded reporter Brooks Egerton. But the night before his vacation trek to New Mexico comes a call: Rudy Kos wanted to talk. And talk he did.
Dallas lawyer Sylvian Demarest could have spent another lifetime representing the victims of pedophile priests. Instead, she decided to bequeath her years of research on the matter to help protect future generations of potential victims.