The Fifth Circuit recently reversed the dismissal on the pleadings of a products liability claim, noting the difficulties faced by plaintiffs who lack access to critical information in the defendants’ files.
A Travis County judge on Monday awarded $1.3 million to two Santa Fe antique dealers who lost a significant amount of their jewelry collection to consignment fraud by a La Grange woman.
A jury ruled Monday that the Choctaw Nation should pay nearly $11 million to the families of two victims who died in a charter bus crash in Irving three years ago while on their way to the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. The verdict is a big win for plaintiff’s lawyer Frank Branson, but defense attorney Tom Fee argues his client will be successful on appeal.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday struck down Houston’s air quality ordinances, ruling the city overstepped its authority to police polluters and handing industry advocates a major victory. In an 8-1 decision, the justices ruled that ordinances requiring businesses to pay registration fees and allowing criminal sanctions for emissions violations were inconsistent with state law.
The Eastern District of Texas will remain the patent lawsuit capital of America, thanks to a decision Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tech companies hoped the court would overturn a 26-year-old decision that gives patent owners wide latitude on where to file their suits. It did not.
The parents of three schoolchildren have filed suit against the City of Abilene and its school district for allowing an Abilene Police Department peace officer to use excessive force against the students – including one in kindergarten at the time of the attacks.
Lawler Foods, a Humble firm celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has agreed to pay $1 million to compensate hundreds of unsuccessful job seekers after federal officials accused the company of telling black, white and other applicants that it would not hire them in favor of Hispanics.The EEOC sued the company in 2014 for race and national origin discrimination.
By Jeff Bounds Both a Plano chip business and a one-time suitor turned rival could be pardoned if they both felt some disappointment about a federal district judge’s rulings Tuesday
The Supreme Court of Texas in two cases this month limited municipal immunity for cities engaged in discretionary activity. The court ruled in a third case that city officers must act within their legal authority for immunity to apply.
The unanimous decisions are expected to impact pending cases, including a $19 million gas lease fight between the City of Dallas and Trinity East Energy.
Dallas-based BarBri, Inc. continues to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to properly accommodate blind law students who use BarBri’s online and other services to prepare for the bar exam, a lawsuit filed today in Dallas federal court claims.