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Androvett NewsWire: October 1, 2015: Massage Injury | Cuban Trade | VW Scandal
October 1, 2015
Dallas Woman Blames Brutal Massage for Stroke A Dallas woman is suing the national chain Massage Envy and one of the company's therapists after she was left permanently disabled following a brutal deep-tissue massage that
 
Texas Family Law Boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Opens Frisco Office
September 25, 2015
DALLAS – The Texas-based boutique law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Frisco to serve the Family Law needs of clients in Collin County. Now
 
Blue Bell Creameries Not Out of the Legal Woods Predicts Fort Worth Attorney Steve Laird
September 22, 2015
As Blue Bell ice cream makes a gradual return to store shelves, the beloved brand still has a long way to go in rebuilding public trust and overcoming a series of wrongful death claims and proposed class-action lawsuits.
 
Dallas Attorney Frank Branson Questions Role Sports Facility Design Has in Injuries, Deaths
September 21, 2015
Within the last month, a Denver Broncos fan was gravely injured and an Atlanta Braves fan died in separate falls while attending pro sports events. Another fan was injured last year after falling over the safety rail during
 
Dallas Attorney David Elrod Helps Pipeline Company Secure $32.9 Million Judgment
September 21, 2015
A Minnesota federal court has entered a $32.9 million judgment on behalf of a Houston-based gas pipeline company, finding that an Indian conglomerate violated the company’s contract for natural gas transmission
 
Potts Law Firm Files 90 New GM Ignition Switch Claims in St. Louis
September 18, 2015
ST. LOUIS – Attorneys from the Houston and Kansas City offices of the Potts Law Firm, LLP, have filed a new lawsuit against auto manufacturing giant General Motors LLC (NYSE: GM) in St. Louis City Circuit Court on
 
Texas Appellate Court Rules for Former Energy CFO in Insurance Dispute
September 17, 2015
HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals this week issued a ruling that may have major implications for energy-company executives and their insurers as they navigate rough financial waters. The appellate court ruled
 
Androvett NewsWire: September 17, 2015: Blue Bell | Stadium Injuries | Gas Contract Verdict
September 17, 2015
Assessing Blue Bell Creameries' Legal Blues As Blue Bell ice cream makes a gradual return to store shelves, the beloved brand still has a long way to go in rebuilding public trust and overcoming a series of wrongful death
 
Farrar & Ball Houston Attorneys Earn Repeat Texas Super Lawyers Honors
September 17, 2015
HOUSTON – Trial lawyers Kyle Farrar and Wesley Ball of Houston’s Farrar & Ball, LLP, once again are being honored among the state’s top attorneys on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list. The pair’s
 
Interstate Gas Pipeline Company Wins $32.9 Million Judgment in Contract Dispute with Steelmaker
September 17, 2015
DULUTH - A Minnesota federal court has entered a $32.9 million judgment on behalf of Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership, a Houston-based interstate natural gas pipeline company, finding that an Indian
 
Houston Consultant Thomas Fox Launches FCPA Compliance, Ethics Website
September 16, 2015
HOUSTON – Noted Houston attorney and consultant Thomas Fox has launched FCPA Compliance & Ethics, a dynamic new website that represents a one-stop digital destination for both seasoned corporate compliance officers
 
Attorneys with Dallas-based Deans & Lyons Listed among Elite Lawyers in Texas
September 16, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas-based boutique trial law firm Deans & Lyons LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list. Firm partners Gregory L.
 
Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Earn Selections to 2015 Texas Super Lawyers List
September 11, 2015
LONGVIEW, Texas – Accomplished East Texas trial lawyers Johnny Ward and T. John Ward of Longview-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, once again are being recognized by their peers in the legal community as two of the
 
AZA Co-Founder Joseph Ahmad Offers Tips on Courtroom Effectiveness in Interview with Law360
September 11, 2015
HOUSTON – Joseph Ahmad, founding partner of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA, was interviewed extensively about his trial expertise for a story by national legal news service Law360 on how
 
‘Game of War’ Case Exposes Security Vulnerability Says AZA’s Joe Ahmad
September 10, 2015
The trade secret theft charge against a former executive at Machine Zone Inc., maker of the popular ‘Game of War’ video game, illustrates how sometimes the most potent cybersecurity threat can be homegrown. The
 
Thirty-Nine Gardere Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Texas Super Lawyers
September 10, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 39 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list. In addition, Gardere Partner Geoffrey
 
Family Law Attorney Hunter Lewis Rejoins Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson
September 10, 2015
DALLAS – The Texas-based Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce that T. Hunter Lewis has rejoined the family law boutique as an associate in the Dallas office. A respected family law
 
Dallas’ Deborah Hankinson Ranked Among Top 3 Attorneys in Texas
September 9, 2015
DALLAS – Acclaimed appellate attorney, mediator and arbitrator Deborah Hankinson, founder of leading appellate boutique Hankinson LLP, has been named one of the Top 3 attorneys in Texas based on nominations from fellow
 
Dallas Family Law Attorney Brad LaMorgese Says Facebook Revelations Not Always Conclusive
September 9, 2015
A New York judge presiding over a contentious parental custody battle has ordered the mother to turn over the password to her Facebook account. Her ex-husband claims this will reveal she is a globe-trotting, mostly absent
 
Texas Mineral Rights Owners Settle with Chesapeake in Royalty Payment Lawsuit
September 9, 2015
DALLAS – Prominent Texas oil and gas investor Edward Bass and more than a dozen other Barnett Shale mineral rights owners have settled a lawsuit against natural gas production giant Chesapeake Operating Inc. (NYSE:
 
Aldous\Walker Name Partners Earn Texas Super Lawyers Honors for 2015
September 9, 2015
DALLAS – Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker, name partners in the noted Dallas litigation boutique Aldous\Walker, have been named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers for 2015. In addition to their individual
 
Sayles Werbner Dallas Attorneys Named to 2015 Texas Super Lawyers Listing
September 9, 2015
DALLAS – Four attorneys from Dallas’ Sayles Werbner are being honored among the state’s top attorneys in the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers listing, which recognizes legal leaders in various areas of the law.
 
Eight with Beaumont Law Firm Provost Umphrey Earn 2015 Texas Super Lawyers Recognition
September 8, 2015
BEAUMONT, Texas – Eight attorneys at legendary Texas personal injury law firm Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P. have been named to the 2015 list of Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters legal division.
 
Houston Lawyer John H. Kim Makes Texas Super Lawyers’ Top 100 List
September 8, 2015
HOUSTON – Trial lawyer John H. Kim is being honored among Texas’ legal leaders, earning selection to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list of the top 100 attorneys in the state. Mr. Kim, admired for his relentless
 
Blue Bell ‘Recovery’ Shows the Power of a Brand
September 8, 2015
The fact that the return of Blue Bell ice cream to store shelves has fans standing in line to buy the product “is an amazing testament to the power of a brand,” says Scott Parks, Vice President of Marketing and
 
Eight Lawyers with Houston Litigation Firm AZA Chosen for Texas Super Lawyers List
September 8, 2015
HOUSTON –Five name partners and three other lawyers with Houston litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers, a listing of
 
Chesapeake Royalties Trial to Open Sept. 8 in Dallas
September 4, 2015
Fort Worth businessman Ed Bass and a group of other mineral owners already have won a significant victory against Chesapeake Energy for underpayment of royalties. Now, they’re going before a judge and jury to find out
 
Androvett NewsWire: August 3, 2015: Game of War | Chesapeake Royalties | Blue Bell
September 3, 2015
‘Game of War’ Case Exposes Vulnerability The trade secret theft charge against a former executive at Machine Zone Inc., maker of the popular ‘Game of War’ video game, illustrates how sometimes the
 
Houston Attorney Tom Fox Looks at Latest FCPA Target: Wall Street Internships
September 2, 2015
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. recently agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by providing student internships to relatives of officials with a Middle Eastern
 
Standly Hamilton’s Chris Hamilton Comments on Pump House Explosion on WFAA
September 1, 2015
Family left shaken by pump house explosion Broadcast September 1 Hamilton said the two gas wells behind the Murrays' house were not properly cased. He also said his experts found Barnett Shale gas in the family's water
 
Wall Street Journal Quotes Carrington Coleman Attorney Sara Romine on Recent FTC Appellate Ruling
August 31, 2015
The Morning Risk Report: Court Ruling Lets FTC Flex Cybersecurity Muscles Published August 26 “The ruling makes clear that the FTC is an important actor in the field of cybersecurity from an unfair and deceptive trade
 
Orsinger Nelson Family Lawyer Brad LaMorgese Quoted in AP Article on Ashley Madison
August 31, 2015
Ashley Madison, Meet the Kids: Infidelity and Divorce Published August 27 “A majority of the time it’s going to be someone in known social circles like someone they know through a child’s school or a
 
Shackelford Attorney Frances Smith Provides Bankruptcy Advice to Today’s General Counsel
August 28, 2015
Questions for Companies Considering Bankruptcy Published in the August/September 2015 issue The first question that general counsel must ask when contemplating a bankruptcy or out-of-court restructuring or liquidation is if
 
Trademark Attorney Amanda Greenspon Says Thawing Cuba Relations Put Focus on IP Protection
August 28, 2015
As relations rapidly normalize between the United States and Cuba, many U.S. businesses already are looking ahead with a focus on protecting their intellectual property in Cuban markets, and cracking down on counterfeiters
 
Former NOV Employee Convicted of Felony Theft by Houston Jury
August 28, 2015
HOUSTON – A jury has found former National Oilwell Varco, L.P., (NOV) employee Royce G. Binnion Jr. guilty of first-degree felony theft for a long-running scheme in which he submitted fake invoices to his employer to
 
China Explosion Reignites Chemical Storage Concerns in Texas Says Attorney Ron McCallum
August 27, 2015
The recent explosion at a chemical plant in Tianjin, China, has left 114 dead and reignited concerns about chemical storage in Texas, where memories of the fatal 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West still linger. Earlier
 
Compliance Consultant Thomas Fox Presents FCPA Master Class Training in Houston
August 26, 2015
HOUSTON – Noted Houston corporate compliance consultant and author Thomas Fox is leading a two-day FCPA Master Class training session to bolster the knowledge of lawyers and other practitioners who guide companies on
 
Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Schneider Earns Texas, National Honors
August 26, 2015
HOUSTON – Noted criminal defense attorney Stanley G. Schneider, acclaimed for winning landmark decisions and getting wrongful convictions overturned, has been selected Houston Lawyer of the Year in his practice area by
 
Austin Attorney Lino Mendiola Discusses Changes Coming to State Agency IT Contracts
August 26, 2015
The state of Texas has tougher procurement rules that take effect Sept. 1 thanks to agency scandals that sparked reforms in the last Legislature. The result means greater competition and more scrutiny on technology
 
Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson Attorney Holly Rampy Earns National Honors
August 25, 2015
DALLAS – The Texas-based family law firm Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce that Dallas associate Holly Rampy has been selected for membership in The National Advocates: Top 40 Under
 
Dallas Attorney David Norton Discusses New Texas Law Clarifying Aviation Tax Issues
August 25, 2015
Sept. 1 brings a new Texas law that simplifies the tax payment process for buying business aircraft, ending a system that held some companies liable for up to twice the amount of taxes owed. The new law addresses
 
Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad Looks at Lessons Executives Can Learn from Clinton Email Scandal
August 24, 2015
The Hillary Clinton email scandal offers a valuable lesson for executives in terms of protecting confidential information and the need for those with access to company secrets to treat that information with the care it
 
Houston’s Farrar & Ball Helps Injured Truck Driver Win $2.6M Faulty Maintenance Verdict
August 24, 2015
HOUSTON – A Houston federal jury has awarded a $2.6 million verdict on behalf of a truck driver who suffered serious injuries while working on a poorly maintained tandem trailer owned by Phoenix-based Swift
 
West Texas Jury Finds a Deal is a Deal, Awards Combined $60 Million in Oil and Gas Lease Breach of Contract
August 21, 2015
ROBY, Texas – A West Texas jury has awarded more than $60 million to two groups of oil and gas investors after finding that their business partners had breached fiduciary duties by crediting themselves for financial
 
Success of PGA’s Spieth Should Propel Endorsements, Predicts Sports Law Attorney Gene Egdorf
August 21, 2015
Corporations worldwide are lining up to sign endorsement deals with the new No.1 golfer in the world, Dallas native Jordan Spieth. And as happens with top players in other sports, the value of Spieth’s endorsement
 
Texas Jury Awards $60 Million Verdict in Oil & Gas Fraud Case
August 21, 2015
ROBY, Texas – A Texas jury has awarded more than $60 million to two groups of oil and gas investors who were defrauded of significant profits from oil and gas production leases covering thousands of acres in West
 
Arnold & Itkin Maritime Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers in America
August 20, 2015
HOUSTON – Noted trial lawyers Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin of the Houston civil litigation firm Arnold & Itkin LLP have earned a spot among the nation’s top lawyers with their selection to the 2016 edition of
 
Androvett NewsWire: August 20, 2015: Skyrocketing Spieth | Clinton Emails | Chemical Explosion
August 20, 2015
Spieth's Lucrative New Ranking Corporations worldwide are lining up to sign endorsement deals with the new No.1 golfer in the world, Dallas native Jordan Spieth. And as happens with top players in other sports, the value of
 
Texas-based Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers Honors
August 20, 2015
HOUSTON – The commercial litigation and maritime law firm Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams LLP is pleased to announce that seven firm lawyers in four cities across Texas have earned spots in the 2016 edition of
 
Texas Trial Lawyer Charla Aldous Named Dallas/Fort Worth Lawyer of the Year
August 20, 2015
DALLAS – Prominent Texas trial lawyer Charla Aldous is being recognized in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as the Dallas/Fort Worth Lawyer of the Year based on her outstanding representation of clients
 
Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson Attorneys from Dallas, San Antonio Honored in Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2015
DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce that six firm partners are being honored for their Family Law expertise in the recently published 2016 edition of The Best
 
Attorneys from Austin-based George Brothers Kincaid & Horton among Nation’s Best
August 19, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – Five noted lawyers with the Austin-based business litigation firm George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP have earned selection to the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s
 
Dallas’ Deborah Hankinson Named Among the Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2015
DALLAS – Prominent Dallas attorney Deborah Hankinson has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America list for the ninth consecutive year for her appellate work and for the first time for her mediation and arbitration
 
Dallas Lawyer Craig Simon of Simon, Ray & Winikka Named Among Nation’s Best
August 19, 2015
DALLAS – Accomplished attorney Craig F. Simon of Dallas-based Simon, Ray & Winikka LLP (SRW) is being honored as one of the country’s top bankruptcy lawyers in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in
 
Japanese Car Shipper MOL Agrees to Settle Class-Action Price-Fixing Claims
August 18, 2015
NEWARK, N.J. – A settlement has been reached with Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., known as MOL, in a major class-action antitrust lawsuit filed by individual consumers and auto, truck and equipment
 
Houston Trial Lawyer John Kim Named Among Top Commercial Lawyers in US
August 18, 2015
HOUSTON – Noted Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim is being recognized for his work in commercial litigation in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the exclusive annual guide to the country’s top
 
Sixty-Five Gardere Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 18, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 65 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© including a Dallas
 
Nine AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation
August 17, 2015
HOUSTON – Nine lawyers from the nationally acclaimed Houston litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, are being recognized in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
 
Fort Worth Truck Accident Attorney Steve Laird Named Among Country’s Best
August 17, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Acclaimed Fort Worth truck accident attorney Steve Laird of the Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C., is being recognized by his legal peers as one of the nation’s top lawyers, earning a place
 
Deans & Lyons Attorneys Bogdanowicz, Bowline Named as Partners in Dallas
August 13, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial law firm Deans & Lyons LLP is pleased to announce that Robert J. Bogdanowicz III and Courtney Bowline have been promoted to Partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Mr.
 
Houston Trial Law Firm AZA ‘Giving BigLaw a Run for its Money’
August 13, 2015
The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is one of only 10 boutique firms nationally that are being recognized by the legal news publication Law360 for successfully
 
Patients’ Smartphone Recordings Risky for MDs Cautions Chamblee Ryan Attorney David Walsh
August 12, 2015
Patients and their family members increasingly are using smartphone apps to record interactions with doctors and other caregivers, but the practice could pose liability risks for medical professionals. Last month, a Virginia
 
Gardere Additions Bolster Regulatory Expertise
August 11, 2015
Two attorneys with strong Austin ties have joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Dallas – David Cabrales, a proven litigator and former general counsel to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Texas Rep. Jason Villalba, an
 
Dallas Employment Attorney Audrey Mross Cautions Employers Against Having Workers Sweat Texas Heat
August 10, 2015
With Texas temperatures now hitting 100 degrees almost daily, employers should pay special attention to their workers’ well-being in order to prevent heat-related illnesses. “Employers have a general duty to
 
Lanier Law Firm Scores $57M Yaz Settlement
August 7, 2015
Attorney Richard D. “Rick” Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm and a team of lawyers from across the U.S. have negotiated a $56.9 million settlement with drug manufacturer Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. that
 
Androvett NewsWire: August 6, 2015: Workplace Heat | Recording Medical Care | Firm Adds Expertise
August 6, 2015
Workers Shouldn't Have to Sweat Texas Heat With Texas temperatures now hitting 100 degrees almost daily, employers should pay special attention to their workers' well-being in order to prevent heat-related illnesses.
 
Statement from Joe Kendall, attorney for Texas AG Ken Paxton
August 3, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton will plead not guilty to these accusations and he will demand a trial by jury. He is looking forward to the opportunity to tell his side of the story in the courtroom of Tarrant County Judge
 
Rusty Hardin Appears on NBC Nightly News & Today Show Discussing Sandra Bland Traffic Stop
July 30, 2015
Published July 22, 2015 and July 23, 2015 Texas Police Release Dash Cam Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest and Sandra Bland Autopsy Details Cause of Death: Suicide in Jail There are a lot of things law enforcement could
 
The Dallas Morning News Covers Rogge Dunn and Wrongful Arrest Case
July 30, 2015
Driver sues Dallas officers over 2013 DWI arrest Published July 17, 2015 “This could happen to anybody, and it’s very important the standards be set,” Dunn said. Read the entire article at The Dallas
 
Gruber Hurst Partner Mark Shank Quoted in Law360 on DOL Misclassification Case
July 30, 2015
Attorneys React To DOL Misclassification Guidance Published July 15, 2015 “In its new guidance on what constitutes an independent contractor, the Wage and Hour Division is placing a renewed focus and emphasis on the
 
US Companies Doing Business in Brazil Should Be Prepared For Scrutiny Cautions FCPA Attorney Tom Fox
July 29, 2015
Brazilian federal police recently seized documents, vehicles and other evidence from local and federal politicians in the ongoing and expanding probe of an alleged bribery and kickback scheme surrounding officials from
 
NY Jury Issues $1.4 Million Verdict Against John Crane Inc. in Asbestos Death
July 28, 2015
BUFFALO, New York – A New York jury has returned a $1.42 million wrongful death verdict against John Crane Inc. after finding the Chicago-based manufacturer of asbestos gaskets and packing material responsible for
 
Dallas Women Lawyers Association Announces 2015 Awards Honorees, Male Lawyer Earns Top Honor For First Time
July 28, 2015
The Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA) is honoring a distinguished group of attorneys with its annual awards for 2015, including presenting its top honor to a male lawyer for the first time in the organization’s
 
Gardere Gains State-of-the-Art Office in Houston Relocation
July 27, 2015
HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the relocation of the Firm's Houston office. Although the Firm will remain in Wells Fargo Plaza in downtown Houston, the office, spanning nearly 75,000 square
 
Dallas Women Lawyers Association Announces 2015 Awards Honorees
July 27, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA) is honoring a distinguished group of attorneys with its annual awards for 2015, including presenting its top honor to a male lawyer for the first time in the
 
Bankruptcy Attorney Sid Scheinberg Says Student Loan Discharge a Question of Public Policy
July 24, 2015
With public support for student loan forgiveness gaining momentum, many people drowning in debt have newfound hope. However, says bankruptcy attorney Sid Scheinberg of Godwin Lewis PC in Dallas, true reforms cannot happen
 
Androvett NewsWire: July 23, 2015: Etsy Counterfeiting | Student Loan Discharge | Oil Patent Fight
July 23, 2015
Pay Heed to Etsy Counterfeiting Controversy The prospects for the popular peer-to-peer website Etsy have been in question since an analyst report issued earlier this year claimed that the company was offering millions of
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Carrie Hoffman Discusses improved accommodations for pregnant workers with Phil Hulett and Friends
July 21, 2015
America the Good and the Bad Broadcast July 16, 2015 “When you are talking about employees in manufacturing and blue collar jobs, the issue of accommodation of pregnancy in the workplace has always been one that has
 
ONDA’s Brad LaMorgese Discusses Prenups – and the likelihood celebrity couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck had one – with Phil Hulett and Friends
July 21, 2015
Pluto, PreNups, and Heroin Broadcast July 14, 2015 “A lot of times these agreements are drafted where some money will trigger on a deadline so you usually see divorce filings either right before or right after some big
 
North Dakota Appeals Court Affirms Trade Secret Win for Houston Oil & Gas Companies
July 21, 2015
DALLAS – The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the determination by a federal district court in North Dakota that Australia-based Macquarie Bank Ltd. misappropriated confidential information the company
 
BP Settlement Provides Offshore Lessons According to Houston Attorney David Baay
July 17, 2015
The $18.7 billion settlement ending most of the litigation with BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill demonstrates the effectiveness of the federal Oil Pollution Act and Clean Water Act, says Houston attorney David Baay
 
Importance of Digital Assets in Bankruptcies on Upswing Says Dallas Attorney Frances Smith
July 16, 2015
In a business bankruptcy, the trustee has a fiduciary obligation to creditors to maximize the value of all property, but “the question of what constitutes property in the digital age is proving to be an increasingly
 
Insurance Attorney Amy Stewart Discusses Hack Attack Protection with The Dallas Morning News
July 15, 2015
Hack-attack insurance becomes a must Published July 15 “Getting coverage under traditional policies is becoming increasingly more difficult as insurers use exclusions on traditional policies to push coverage over to
 
Dallas Family Law Attorney Brad LaMorgese Explains Prenups Protect Everyone’s Best Interests
July 15, 2015
The split of celebrity couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner the day after their 10th wedding anniversary has sparked questions about the possible existence of a premarital agreement between the two. “That is likely,
 
Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank Adds Two Proven Attorneys in Dallas
July 14, 2015
DALLAS –The Dallas-based law firm Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP has added two respected, high-profile attorneys as partners in one of the largest litigation-focused boutique practices in Texas. Samuel M.
 
Lawsuit Accuses Airlines of Price-Fixing; Plaintiffs Represented by Burns Charest of Dallas
July 13, 2015
A federal class-action lawsuit filed last week in Dallas claims four major U.S. airlines have violated antitrust laws by conspiring to artificially inflate airfares. The lawsuit says Texas-based Southwest Airlines and
 
Dallas Sexual Assault Victim Awarded More Than $21 Million Against Restaurant Owner
July 10, 2015
DALLAS – A young woman who was sexually assaulted in 2011 by the owner of a popular pizza restaurant in Addison, Texas, has been awarded $21.43 million following a four-day bench trial heard in the 193rd District Court
 
Caldwell Cassady & Curry Scores Rare Patent Review Win
July 10, 2015
Companies accused of patent infringement increasingly are turning to so-called “inter partes review” (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board in order to
 
AZA Listed among 10 Boutiques ‘Giving BigLaw a Run for its Money’
July 9, 2015
HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is one of only 10 boutique firms nationally that are being recognized by the legal news publication Law360 for
 
Brad LaMorgese of Orsinger Nelson and R. Alan York of Godwin Lewis Quoted in Law360 on Implications of SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling
July 9, 2015
Attorneys Rally Around High Court's Gay Marriage Decision Published June 26 “Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the same-sex marriage case in Obergefell v. Hodges, in a 5-4 split opinion. The
 
Hicks Thomas Attorney Eric Grant Quoted in Law360 Story About SCOTUS ACA Ruling
July 9, 2015
Controversial ACA Ruling Bolsters Texas Insured, Backers Say Published June 25 "The court rules that those words mean what the Affordable Care Act’s supporters wanted the statute to say but didn’t have the votes
 
Androvett NewsWire: July 9, 2015: Astros Hack | Airline Price-Fixing | Digital Assets
July 9, 2015
Astros Hack: Is Lawsuit or Prison in the Cards? The baseball world has been buzzing about the federal investigation into whether St. Louis Cardinals employees illegally gained access to a Houston Astros’ database
 
Airlines Accused of Price-Fixing Conspiracy in Dallas Class-Action Lawsuit
July 8, 2015
DALLAS – A group of airline customers has filed a federal class-action lawsuit in Dallas that accuses four major U.S. airlines of violating antitrust laws by conspiring to artificially inflate airfares in order to reap
 
Young v. UPS Changing How Pregnancy is Addressed in Workplace says Gardere’s Carrie Hoffman
July 8, 2015
Issued in March, the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., is forcing employers to change how they view pregnant employees. “In my experience, employers frequently are too quick to
 
USPTO Affirms 5 Credit Card Patents for Morley/REM Holdings
July 7, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has issued a final written decision confirming the patentability of five patent claims covering card-reader
 
Dallas Business Journal Quotes John Teakell in Story Over Possible Airline Collusion
July 7, 2015
U.S. Department of Justice investigating possibility of airline collusion Published July 1 “A lot of times there might be a civil action where they try to obtain fines or monetary penalties,” he said. “Less
 
Nicole Knox Quoted in The Dallas Morning News About John Wiley Price Case
July 7, 2015
John Wiley Price associates’ plea deals a game changer in corruption case Published July 6 If the defense is unable to convince the jury that the cooperating witnesses are lying, the next step is to prove state of
 
High-Profile Corporate Lawyer and Texas State Representative Jason Villalba Joins Gardere in Dallas
July 7, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP welcomes prominent attorney and Texas State Representative Jason Villalba as a corporate partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Villalba, who joins Gardere from Haynes and
 
Chamblee Ryan Attorney David Walsh Says King v. Burwell May Indicate ADA is Here to Stay
July 7, 2015
While there may be more tinkering with some aspects of the law, the Affordable Care Act has survived multiple challenges, and it seems it will generally remain in effect unless political forces gain the power to make
 
Family Law Attorney Marilea Lewis Cautions More Litigation May Follow Obergefell Ruling
July 2, 2015
Among the Supreme Court’s most anticipated rulings, Obergefell v. Hodges (decided June 26) is truly a landmark case, it by no means resolves all issues raised and will undoubtedly lead to further litigation as a suit