The jury found that church leaders violated a legally binding commitment it made to its former executive pastor of 20 years and his wife.
According to legal filings submitted Thursday, the government is appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after it lost the case last month that sought to block the tie-up of the two companies.
A group of lawyers from the Dallas office of McKool Smith have scored a Patent Trial and Appeal Board win for a patent that a Dallas ear, nose & throat surgeon owns related to the technology of sinus surgery.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officially filed charges Tuesday against two prominent Grapevine-based real estate investment trusts and five of its senior executives for misleading investors about the financial health of one of its key funds.
© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (July 2) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday that Houston-based KBR employed insufficient financial controls and procedures that resulted
AUSTIN – (July 2) – In a 5-3 decision, the Texas Supreme Court Friday ruled against an effort to remove from office a county hospital district trustee who wanted to zero out the district’s tax rate. The state not only failed to establish a case for the trustee’s removal, it might owe attorney’s fees under the state’s “anti-SLAPP” statute. The Texas Lawbook has the story.
A Dallas federal judge this week dismissed a shareholder class action that alleged Fort Worth-based Pier 1 Imports and two former executives committed securities fraud when they misrepresented the company’s financial health to investors. The significance of the ruling is twofold: it not only marks a big win for a team of Bracewell lawyers, but it also went through a somewhat unusual procedure. Spoiler alert: the parties had to fully brief the motion to dismiss issue twice. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade Wednesday refused to set aside last year’s verdict against Facebook and its virtual reality subsidiary Oculus, but he slashed in half the Dallas jury’s $500 million award to video game company ZeniMax Media. Both sides are expected to appeal. The Texas Lawbook has the story.
Sabine Saga: 2nd Circuit Upholds Rejection, Cites Approach that Could Broadly Undercut Texas Gathering Agreements
The 2nd Circuit decision emphatically declares that horizontal privity continues to apply under Texas law. Accordingly, unless the May 28th decision is reconsidered or otherwise overturned, virtually all existing gathering dedications in Texas are potentially at risk under the 2nd Circuit’s reasoning.
A Texarkana appeals court has issued an opinion that favors a Dallas E&P company in a mineral rights dispute in East Texas and provides clarity on right of first refusal clauses in oil and gas leases.