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Craig Florence of Gardere Wynne Sewell Talks to Law360 About Litigation Trends
May 21, 2014
Dallas juries have ruled in favor of businesses in a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts so far in 2014. In looking at this trend, Law360 talked with some of Texas’ top litigators, including Craig Florence of
Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorney Peter Vogel Writes on Cybersecurity for the Texas Bar Journal
May 1, 2014
Attorneys, as well as anyone else who uses a computer or cellphone for digital communication are at risk of cyberattacks. In his commentary “Attack Plan,” written for the Texas Bar Journal, Peter Vogel of Gardere
Higher Speed Limits Mean Greater Consequences says Fort Worth Personal Injurty Attorney Steven Laird
April 10, 2014
The state’s move to increase speed limits on some highways in and around Dallas and Fort Worth could bring more accidents and more fatal crashes, says Fort Worth personal injury attorney Steven C. Laird, founder of the
VPS Senior Vice President Chad Mosley says A/C Fortress III Helps Deter A/C, Copper Theft
January 17, 2014
As a deterrent to the theft of air-conditioning units and copper, particularly at vacant and unoccupied properties, Vacant Property Security has introduced the A/C Fortress III. The virtually impenetrable 14-gauge steel cage
Gardere Attorney Holland O'Neil says Dallas, Houston Gardere MLK Competitions Set
January 16, 2014
Dallas and Houston elementary students will participate in the Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition on Friday, Jan. 17. It focuses on the theme, "If Dr. King were speaking at a march on Washington today, what would he
Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais says Out-of-State Marriage May Create Legal Limbo
January 15, 2014
Utah's on-again, off-again relationship with gay marriage highlights the instability and unpredictability of same-sex marriage laws in the United States. The issue may be settled within the next decade, as more states
ContentGuard Chief Product Officer Scott Richardson says NSA Revelations Raise Need for Erasable Content
January 14, 2014
Growing concern over the extent of the National Security Agency's apparent ability to spy on every aspect of our lives has prompted the development of smartphone apps and computer programs that simply delete online content
Veteran Litigator Orrin Harrison Joins Dallas' Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank
January 13, 2014
DALLAS – Orrin L. Harrison III, a prominent and longtime leader in the Texas legal community, has joined the Dallas litigation firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as a partner. During nearly 40 years of practice,
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney Audrey Mross says Pot Tourism Creates Legal, HR Concerns
January 13, 2014
On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first state to allow adults over 21 to purchase and smoke small amounts of marijuana without fear of prosecution under state law. Already a popular tourism destination for Texans, Colorado's
Attorney Martin Siegel says Texas Courts Should Ban Web Falsehoods
January 10, 2014
After hearing arguments today, the Texas Supreme Court is set to rule whether state courts can order the removal of false and defamatory statements from the Internet, says Houston appellate lawyer Martin J. Siegel, who
Attorney Steven E. Kennedy Elected Chairman of Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section
January 9, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., is proud to announce that firm shareholder Steven E. Kennedy has been elected chairman of the Dallas Bar Association's Construction Law Section
Gardere Welcomes Investment Funds Attorneys Lee, Stone
January 8, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Corporate
Dallas White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Kimberly Priest-Johnson says We Should Avoid Criminalizing Juror Googling
December 20, 2013
A move in Great Britain to criminalize juror information-gathering outside the courtroom is an overreaction and one we would do best to avoid in the U.S., says white-collar criminal defense attorney and jury analyst Kimberly
Peregrine Petroleum Enters Anadarko Basin with Significant Acquisition
December 20, 2013
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum has completed a significant acquisition of operated and non-operated assets in Oklahoma's Anadarko Basin, one of North America's most abundant oil and natural gas
Dallas' Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Names Three New Partners
December 18, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas litigation firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP has named former associates Jonathan R. Childers, Trey H. Crawford and Michael J. Lang as partners. "During the past several years each of
Dallas' Aldous Law Firm Earns Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame Induction
December 13, 2013
DALLAS – The Aldous Law Firm, founded by renowned Dallas trial lawyer Charla Aldous, recently was inducted into Texas Lawyer newspaper's Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame after winning a $9.3 million sexual abuse verdict
Don Godwin says Marilea Lewis' Experience on the Bench is Why She Was Named New Managing Shareholder
December 13, 2013
In 2012, Marilea Lewis became one of the few women to become the named shareholder of a major Texas law firm. On Dec. 1, she also became the Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas-based trial and
Austin Law Firm Weisbart Springer Hayes Adds Attorney Kevin Terrazas
December 12, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas litigation boutique Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has added trial and appellate lawyer Kevin Terrazas in the firm's Austin office. Mr. Terrazas provides experience in a wide range of complex trials
Houston Attorney Tom Fox says Oil Firm's Big Bribe Fine Could Have Been Worse
December 12, 2013
Another oil company has agreed to a big settlement with the U.S. government over charges that it bribed officials in the Middle East and Africa to win contracts. But the $252.6 million settlement could have been worse for
Thompson & Knight Attorney Tony Campiti says Dolphins' Bullying Disaster Offers Lessons
December 11, 2013
The allegations of workplace bullying that continue to swirl around the Miami Dolphins' Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin should serve as a reminder for all companies to re-examine their own anti-harassment policies.
Gardere Attorney Bill Whitehill says Arbitration Appeal Option May Not Be Attractive
December 10, 2013
One of the most attractive benefits of arbitration is the reduced potential for costly, time-consuming litigation from business and other disputes. However, under new rules from the American Arbitration Association and
Thompson & Knight Attorney Nicole Williams says Regulators Are Cracking Down on Fake Internet Reviews
December 9, 2013
Cracking Down on Fake Internet Reviews "Astroturfing," the coordinated practice of posting fake online reviews, has led to public exposure and hefty fines for 19 companies and search engine optimization firms following a
Dallas Attorney Alex Brauer says It's All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses a Lawsuit
December 6, 2013
Snapchat, the smartphone app that allows users to send and receive photos that self-delete, is all the rage among teens and others looking to share photos that might not help get them into Harvard. But users who send photos
Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum Debuts New Website
December 5, 2013
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum is proudly debuting a new website that provides customers and the public with more information about the company and its growing presence in U.S. oil and gas
Gardere Welcomes Three International Trade Attorneys in Dallas
December 3, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 For Immediate Release December 3, 2013 DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased
Three AZA Attorneys Named to 'Who's Who in Energy' List
December 3, 2013
HOUSTON – Three attorneys from the complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have been named to Houston's "Who's Who in Energy"
Dallas Attorney Marilea Lewis Named Managing Shareholder of Godwin Lewis PC
December 2, 2013
DALLAS – The Texas-based trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC is pleased to announce that firm attorney and named Shareholder, Marilea Lewis will now serve as Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer.
Mortgage Contracting Services Names Robert Colbeck New Chief Technology Officer
December 2, 2013
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, has named Robert Colbeck as the company's chief
Attorney Allan Polunsky says He's Honored To Be Among San Antonio's Best
November 29, 2013
Allan Polunsky, founder of San Antonio-based Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP, has been named one of San Antonio Business Journal's Outstanding Lawyers for 2013. Recipients were selected based on their success in the legal
Dallas Estate Attorney Kevin Spencer says ‘Oz’ Lawsuit Highlights Role of Executor
November 27, 2013
A lawsuit filed by the executor of the estate of Jack Haley Jr. – whose dad played the "Tin Man" in the "The Wizard of Oz" – shows the importance of choosing a strong executor, says estate attorney Kevin Spencer,
Fanning Harper Brandt & Kutchin Attorney Tom Brandt says Spirit Banner Oversight Needed
November 26, 2013
Much like Kountze ISD has experienced the past two Texas football seasons, an Alabama high school has found that it was its cheerleader-made banners – and not the action on the field -- that created the biggest
Houston's Northland Christian School Presents 'Dynasty Forever' with the Robertsons of A&E's 'Duck Dynasty'
November 25, 2013
Contact: Liz Pruett 806.319.3335 cell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HOUSTON – Northland Christian School is bringing six cast members of A&E's hit show "Duck Dynasty" to Houston for a special event next spring. The
Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Attorney Mark Shank says Overtime Emails Can Be Used as Evidence
November 25, 2013
Emails and other forms of electronic communication are becoming important evidence for hourly workers suing employers for overtime violations. "Non-exempt workers who can document responses to work-related emails outside of
Houston Sutherland partners Rachel Clingman and Steven Roberts selected to 'Who's Who in Energy' list
November 25, 2013
HOUSTON – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP partners Rachel Giesber Clingman and Steven L. Roberts are being recognized among the Top 100 leaders in the Houston energy market in the 2013 edition of "Who's Who in
Playwright Miki Bone's Production Premieres in Dallas
November 22, 2013
The acclaimed play "Division Avenue," which swept the major awards at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York earlier this year, will make its regional premiere at the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas beginning
Attorney Spenser Reese Joins Dallas Office of Family Law Firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing
November 21, 2013
DALLAS – The Family Law boutique of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P. is pleased to welcome Spenser E. Reese as an associate in the firm's Dallas office. Ms. Reese's practice will focus on
AZA Earns Selection to Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame
November 21, 2013
DALLAS – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been named to the inaugural Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame by Texas Lawyer
Fort Bend Man Scores Appellate Win in Libel Case Against Newspaper, Reporter
November 20, 2013
HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has affirmed the bulk of a jury verdict totaling nearly $1.1 million after jurors found that a newspaper and reporter libeled the son of a former Fort Bend County chief deputy sheriff.
Allan Polunsky Named One of San Antonio's Outstanding Lawyers for 2013
November 18, 2013
SAN ANTONIO – Allan Polunsky of Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP, has been named one of San Antonio’s Outstanding Lawyers for 2013 by the San Antonio Business Journal. Polunsky Beitel Green is the largest provider of
Houston Attorney John H. Kim Earns Selection to 2013 "Who's Who in Energy" List
November 15, 2013
HOUSTON – Respected trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, is being recognized as one of the Top 100 leaders in the Houston energy market in the 2013 edition of "Who's Who in Energy." This marks Mr.
Houston Attorney Tom Fox says Deeper Probe into Infosys Practices Needed
November 15, 2013
Last week, the India-based consulting and outsourcing company Infosys agreed to pay the U.S. government $34 million for alleged visa fraud and immigration violations – a record amount for an immigration case. Houston
Thompson & Knight Attorney Joe Sarcinella says NY Luxury Condo Tower Plans Revived
November 14, 2013
A long-dormant real estate development in the heart of Manhattan is again moving forward through the efforts of attorneys in the New York office of Thompson & Knight. The 72-story tower, known as 53 W. 53rd Street, will
Houston Lawyer Jason Itkin says Greater Scrutiny of Offshore Contractors Needed
November 13, 2013
After the recent death of another offshore oil worker, the head of the federal agency in charge of safety says there should be greater scrutiny of the contractors big oil companies hire to run their rigs. Houston attorney
Thompson & Knight Attorney Rose Romero says Crypto Locker Computer Virus Spreading
November 12, 2013
One of the worst viruses ever reported is affecting thousands of computers around the world. First appearing in late October, the Crypto Locker virus prevents user access to crucial files on Windows PC hard drives until a
Litigation Attorney Benjamin L. Stewart Joins Bailey Brauer Law Firm in Dallas
November 11, 2013
DALLAS – Bailey Brauer PLLC, a complex commercial litigation and appellate boutique, is pleased to announce that Benjamin L. Stewart has joined the firm as Counsel. Mr. Stewart represents corporate clients and
Fanning Harper Attorney Tom Brandt says Legislative Prayer Comes to the Forefront
November 11, 2013
The ongoing debate over the relationship between religion and government was reignited in oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week. The first legislative prayer case to reach the court in 30 years stems
AZA Wins Sizable Legal Fees Award for CITGO in Unusual Eviction Case
November 8, 2013
HOUSTON – A judge in Bryan, Texas, awarded a stunning $187,000 in attorneys' fees to CITGO Petroleum Corp. after it won an unusually complex eviction case litigated by attorneys Monica Uddin and Alisa Lipski of
McCurley Orsinger Divorce Lawyer Brad LaMorgeses Looks at Texas Supreme Court’s Take on Gay Divorce
November 8, 2013
The Supreme Court of Texas waded into the legally gray and culturally sticky area of gay divorce this week. The justices heard oral arguments in two cases involving same-sex couples who had been legally married in other
Commercial Litigator Heather R. Potts Joins The Kim Law Firm, Boosting Houston Bankruptcy Practice
November 7, 2013
HOUSTON – Noted civil trial attorney John Kim of The Kim Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of commercial litigator Heather R. Potts, who will start the bankruptcy practice at the Houston litigation
Longview-based Ward & Smith Adds Attorney Akilah Craig, Debuts New Website
November 6, 2013
LONGVIEW, Texas – The Texas-based law firm Ward & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Akilah F. Craig as an associate in the firm's home office in Longview, Texas. Ms. Craig, a graduate of Baylor
Shackelford, Melton & McKinley Bolsters Dallas Bankruptcy Group
November 6, 2013
DALLAS – The business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of former Pronske & Patel, P.C., attorneys Rakhee Patel, Wande Elam and Christina
Gardere Earns 2014 'Best Law Firms' National Rankings
November 4, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax Contact: Ashley McNew 214.999.4718 AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is being recognized nationally by U.S. News
Texas-based Godwin Lewis Earns 2014 'Best Law Firms' Recognition
November 4, 2013
DALLAS – The trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC has earned selection to the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America© in recognition of the
Dallas' Sayles Werbner Again Named Among 'Best Law Firms' in U.S.
November 4, 2013
DALLAS – Dallas' Sayles Werbner is being recognized in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list of the nation's top legal shops based on nominations from clients and attorneys from competing law firms across the country.
Dallas' Sorrels, Udashen & Anton Earns National 'Best Law Firm' Honors
November 4, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Sorrels, Udashen & Anton has earned selection as one of the nation's top criminal appeals firms and one of Dallas' top criminal defense firms in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list
Houston Law Firm AZA Named Among Nation's Best for Commercial Litigation
November 4, 2013
HOUSTON – The Houston-based complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) is being recognized as one of the country's "Best Law Firms" yet
Dallas' Aldous Law Firm Earns Spot on 2014 'Best Law Firms' List for Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Law
November 1, 2013
DALLAS – The Aldous Law Firm, founded by renowned Dallas trial lawyer Charla Aldous, again is being recognized by the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country's
Thompson & Knight Attorney Sue Murphy quoted in USA Today article
Ankle tape can be sticky situation in college football
November 1, 2013
USA Today: As the University of California's football team suffered through a dismal 3-9 season last year, athletics director Sandy Barbour had another concern — ankle tape. Two days after a victory at Washington
Weisbart Springer Hayes Ranked Among Austin's Top Litigation Firms
November 1, 2013
AUSTIN –The Austin-based law firm of Weisbart Springer Hayes has been honored in the national "Best Law Firms" rankings for 2014. The firm is regionally ranked as a Tier One firm in the practice area of Commercial
Dallas Family Law Boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Recognized in 2014 'Best Law Firms' List
November 1, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas-based Family Law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is proud to announce the firm's selection to the 2014 list of the nation's "Best Law Firms" published by U.S. News
Residential Mortgage Lending Attorney Rosemary Barbour Joins Polunsky Beitel Green in Dallas
November 1, 2013
Mortgage industry veteran Rosemary Barbour is joining the Texas-based residential mortgage lending law firm Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP as Director of Client Services in Dallas. She provides clients with more than 30 years of
Commentary Authored by Thompson & Knight Attorney Jonathan B. Shoebotham published by Inside Counsel
Litigation: 6 defenses every inside counsel should know (Part 1)
October 31, 2013
Inside Counsel: About the Author Attorney Jonathan B. Shoebotham is a partner in the Houston office of Thompson & Knight, where he leads the firm's Complex Tort and Product Liability Practice. He focuses his practice
Gardere Wins Defense Verdict For Client Enagic
October 31, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax Contact: Ashley McNew 214.999.4718 DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has won a complete defense verdict for client Enagic USA
MCS CEO Caroline Reaves says Paul Lee's Qualifications is Why He was Named CFO
October 31, 2013
Paul Lee has been named the chief financial officer of Mortgage Contracting Services, a nationwide provider of property inspections and property preservation to some of the nation's largest banks and mortgage servicers. Lee
Arnold & Itkin Attorney Jason Itkin quoted in Law360 article
Worker Injured In Deadly Oil Rig Blast Sues Black Elk
October 30, 2013
Law360: Dallas (October 30, 2013, 8:16 PM ET) -- Black Elk Energy LLC is facing a Texas state court lawsuit from a worker severely burned when an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded last year, with the
Burn Victim Sues Houston-based Black Elk Energy over Injuries from Oil Platform Explosion
October 30, 2013
HOUSTON – A worker who suffered disfiguring burns in a deadly explosion last year on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is suing Houston-based Black Elk Energy LLC, the Wood Group USA Inc. and others
'JFK in Dallas 50' Smartphone App Provides Interactive Guide to Vanishing Sites, Key Players, Events Surrounding Kennedy Assassination
October 30, 2013
DALLAS – As the world observes the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, the iTunes App Store has published the "JFK in Dallas 50" app for the iPhone and iPad, providing a
Houston Attorney Tom Fox says Buyer Beware, Offers Advice on Global M&A
October 30, 2013
Before a corporation swallows up a multinational target in a merger, company executives need to be more mindful than ever for signs of corruption, says attorney Tom Fox, an expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He
Houston Appeals Court Affirms Sizable Legal Fee Award to AZA Client
October 29, 2013
HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court upheld a jury award of $750,000 in attorneys' fees for AZA's client – a ruling that means the award will stand as the fourth-largest defense verdict delivered in Texas in 2011.
Bailey Brauer Attorneys Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer say Alternative Fees Prompted The Move Away from Big Law
October 29, 2013
Major corporate clients increasingly are willing to think outside the "big firm" box when it comes to hiring high-stakes litigation counsel, according to the Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report, released Oct. 22 by
AZA Lawyer Joe Ahmad says Appellate Ruling Reaffirms Trade Secrets' Value
October 28, 2013
A recent ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn't create any new law, but it definitely sent a message to district courts that they should not be unwilling to enjoin parties from infringing on trade secrets,
Dallas Attorney Trey Branham says Wright Amendment's End Could Impact Love Neighborhood
October 25, 2013
The Wright Amendment, the 1980 law that limits non-stop flights from Dallas Love Field, expires on Oct. 13, 2014, opening up the airport to additional flight traffic. While many North Texas residents are looking forward to
Plains Gas Solutions Sues Tennessee Gas Pipeline for at Least $100 Million, Claiming Breach of Contract
October 24, 2013
HOUSTON – Houston-based Plains Gas Solutions, LLC, sued other Houston companies – Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., LLC, (TGP) and Kinetica Partners, LLC and affiliates – for breach of contract and more for
Texas Mortgage Lending Law Firm Polunsky Beitel Green Adds Rosemary Barbour as Director of Client Services
October 24, 2013
DALLAS – The Texas residential mortgage law firm Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP, is proud to announce the addition of mortgage industry veteran Rosemary Barbour as the firm's Director of Client Services. Ms. Barbour joins
Dallas Family Law Attorney Monica Cruz Rejoins McCurley Orsinger
October 23, 2013
DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that attorney Monica Cruz has rejoined the Dallas office as an associate. "Monica is an exceptional
Mortgage Contracting Services Names New Chief Financial Officer
October 22, 2013
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services is pleased to announce that Paul Lee has been named the company's chief financial officer. Mr. Lee works in the company's Plano, Texas, headquarters and succeeds Michael
Houston Attorney and FCPA Expert Tom Fox Says Chinese Travel Agencies Called "ATMs"
October 18, 2013
The Chinese government made an unusual move by cracking down on alleged bribery by sales executives working for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), creating bright-line lessons for other companies with a presence
Houston Maritime and Energy Attorney Predicts New Maritime Filings Over Damages
October 17, 2013
Seamen can collect punitive damages from an employer when the vessel is unseaworthy, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently, reversing a lower court decision. It's the latest of several rulings on the issue
Texas Federal Jury Clears Mark Cuban in Insider-Trading Lawsuit
October 16, 2013
DALLAS – A Dallas federal jury has cleared Texas billionaire Mark Cuban of insider-trading charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his sale of stock in the now-defunct Internet search engine
Widow Wins Multimillion-Dollar Medical Malpractice Verdict Against Houston-Area Doctor
October 16, 2013
HOUSTON – A district court jury has awarded $4.2 million in a medical malpractice case – a sizable verdict for such cases in Harris County – to a woman whose husband died after a suburban Houston doctor
Dallas Family Law Attorney Brad LaMorgese Says New Income Caps Could Provide Extra Child Support
October 16, 2013
Some divorced parents may begin receiving slightly larger child support payments under a revision to the state's Family Code that went into effect Sept. 1. The Texas Legislature raised the monthly income cap, the amount from
Houston Executive Employment Lawyer Joe Ahmad Says Not to Expect a Noncompete Ban in Texas
October 15, 2013
Covenants not to compete are verboten in California, and the governor of Massachusetts also is hoping to ban them as a way to spur innovation and economic growth in his state. But don't expect that to happen in Texas, says
Peregrine Petroleum Expands Houston Operations to State-of-the-Art Offices
October 14, 2013
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Signaling the company's growth in oil and gas exploration and development in Texas, North Dakota and across the U.S., Peregrine Petroleum has moved its Houston operations to new, larger offices in
Federal Jury Awards $1 Million Against Texas School District in Discrimination, Abuse Case
October 14, 2013
FORT WORTH – A federal court jury in Fort Worth has awarded a severely disabled Keller Independent School District student and his family a $1 million verdict in a case involving abuse and injury over a two-year
AZA's Paloma Zepeda Helps Maryland Black Colleges Win Federal Ruling Against Policies Favoring White Schools
October 14, 2013
HOUSTON – Attorney Paloma Zepeda of Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently helped Maryland's historically black colleges win a federal ruling that the state must change
Gardere Partner Larry Glasgow Discusses M&A Institute Coming to Dallas
October 14, 2013
The country's leading deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers and private equity investors are expected at The University of Texas School of Law's 9th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute on
Peregrine Petroleum Operations Engineer says Peregrine Petroleum EAP Provides Continuing Education
October 8, 2013
Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum, one of the nation's leading private oil and gas exploration and development companies, is helping its employees meet their higher education goals through a new educational assistance program.
Experienced Litigator Jody Sheets Rejoins Hicks Thomas Law Firm in Dallas
October 7, 2013
DALLAS – Civil litigation attorney Jody Sheets, who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of cases for more than 42 years, is rejoining the law firm Hicks Thomas LLP in its Dallas office, where he
Texas IRS, Tax Litigation Firm Brown, PC, Adds Experienced Tax Attorney
October 7, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – Brown, PC, the Texas-based boutique law firm with a nationwide practice handling tax controversies and tax litigation, is announcing the addition of experienced tax attorney Cynthia Cook as senior
Thompson & Knight Austin Attorney Gay White says Mineral Rights Ruling Sides with Producers
October 7, 2013
The increased use of horizontal drilling techniques in shale plays across Texas is forcing state regulators to consider long-dormant legal issues involving mineral rights. A recent ruling from the Texas Railroad Commission
Dallas Estates Lawyer Kevin Spencer says Windfalls Needn't Be Easy Come, Easy Go
October 4, 2013
A large windfall need not be a ticket to the poorhouse, says Dallas estates lawyer Kevin Spencer. "CNN recently cited a study that shows that about 70 percent of those who receive a financial windfall lose that money within
Houston Area Family Sues Hilton, Others after Man Dies Following Electrical Shock in Swimming Pool
October 3, 2013
HOUSTON – The family and girlfriend of a man who died after rescuing his younger brother from electrical shock in a Hilton hotel swimming pool have filed a lawsuit against the hotel and others, seeking damages for
TransData Wins Key Ruling in Wireless Smart Electric Meter Patent Lawsuits
October 3, 2013
DALLAS, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData Inc., ("TransData"; or the "Company";) a leading manufacturer of advanced solid-state power and energy metering products today announced that an Oklahoma federal judge has
Houston Attorney and FCPA Expert Tom Fox says Newspapers Often Act as Source for Feds
October 3, 2013
When the U.S. government targets a company for alleged overseas bribery, the tip is sometimes from the old-fashioned newspaper. Houston attorney and author Tom Fox of Tom Fox Law, an expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices
Dallas Jury Awards $4 Million Verdict for Family of Slain Armored Car Messenger
October 2, 2013
DALLAS – Dallas attorneys Daniel K. Hagood of Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl and Van Shaw of the Law Offices of Van Shaw have won a $4 million wrongful death verdict on behalf of the family of an armored car
Dallas Family Law Attorney Brad LaMorgese says Attorney Fees in Divorce are ‘Necessary’
October 2, 2013
Among the many laws that went into effect on Sept. 1 is an addition to the Texas Family Code stating that courts may award legal fees and expenses to be paid by one of the parties in a divorce. Courts typically have included
Federal Judge Sides With Activision TV, Farney Daniels Law Firm in Ongoing Patent Dispute with Nebraska Attorney General
October 1, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – A federal judge has ruled that Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning violated the constitutional rights of Activision TV by issuing a cease-and-desist order preventing the Farney Daniels law firm from
Former Gardere Partner Patrick Kinder Named To Who's Who In Health Care 2013
October 1, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that former Partner C. Patrick
Thompson & Knight Attorney Pat McManemin says $60 Million in Tax Credits is a Win-Win
October 1, 2013
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has reserved almost $60 million in low-income housing tax credits for multi-family developers, with a goal to build or rehabilitate more than 5,000 rental units across
Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson Scores Another Win with Truck Accident Defense Verdict
September 30, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., has successfully defended a Dallas-based trucking company in a lawsuit over a tractor-trailer injury accident. Though plaintiffs sought more