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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
 
Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback Says SCOTUS Has Become Pop Culture Spectator Sport
July 1, 2015
Through the end of the 20th century, U.S. Supreme Court decisions were seldom topics of conversation for most Americans, says Dallas appellate attorney Chad Ruback. Outside of political and legal circles, the entire decades
 
Patent Royalty Case draws comments from Jamil Alibhai of Munck Wilson Mandala
June 30, 2015
Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Royalties Case Published June 22 “Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment rests more on stare decisis than interpretation of the Patent Act. Declining to overrule Brulotte, the
 
Law360 Quotes George Brothers Partner Mark Kincaid in Flood Insurance Article
June 30, 2015
4 Kinds Of Insurance Rows To Watch As Texas Floods Subside Published June 23 “Homeowners should consider the cause of flooding, as well. If a policy doesn't have surface water coverage for runoff from adjoining
 
DataQuill Wins $31.5 Million Texas Patent Infringement Verdict against ZTE Corp.
June 30, 2015
MARSHALL, Texas – A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall has ordered the fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices in the U.S. to pay $31.5 million for infringing two technology
 
Gardere Attorney Randy Gordon Contributes to Houston Chronicle Article Over Sysco Merger Decision
June 30, 2015
Federal judge rules against Sysco merger with US Foods Published June 23 It's not uncommon for companies to give up a merger at this stage, said Randy Gordon, chair of antitrust and trade regulation at Gardere Wynne Sewell,
 
Dallas White-Collar Defense Attorney John R. Teakell Selected to National Association of Distinguished Counsel
June 26, 2015
DALLAS – Dallas white-collar and criminal defense attorney John R. Teakell, founder of The Law Office of John R. Teakell, has been selected for membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), an
 
Houston Attorney Mark Thibodeaux Cautions that Health Care Data is Vulnerable to Cyberattack
June 25, 2015
Cybercriminals are committing identity theft by targeting Americans’ health records, which sell on the black market for 10 to 20 times more than credit card numbers. Houston attorney Mark Thibodeaux advises health care
 
Gardere Lobbying Team Earns Top Ranking on Texas Lawyer Lobbying Scorecard
June 24, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – The Government Affairs Practice Group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has once again topped the Texas Lawyer Lobbying Scorecard after representing more clients and reporting more compensation than any other
 
AZA Named Among Top US Patent Firms in International IP Guide
June 24, 2015
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA is recommended as one of the top seven U.S. plaintiff patent firms by the London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset
 
Extreme Rain Leads to Flood-Related Losses Says Austin Insurance Attorney Mark Kincaid
June 24, 2015
Insurance expert Mark Kincaid is advising business owners to brace for battle when they seek payment from their insurance companies for flood losses. “Unfortunately, business owners sometimes assume they have coverage
 
Bad Weather Policies Needed Year Round Says Dallas Employment Attorney Mark Shank
June 23, 2015
The record rainfall and resulting floods that have plagued Texas and surrounding states in recent weeks should prompt business owners and managers to consider their bad weather policies and practices. “Employers may
 
Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad Says Pied Piper Lawsuit Would End Differently in Texas
June 22, 2015
It’s a good thing Pied Piper, the fictional California-based tech company at the center of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” wasn’t founded in Texas, says executive employment lawyer Joe Ahmad of
 
Rice University Wins Summary Judgment Ruling in False Imprisonment Lawsuit
June 19, 2015
HOUSTON – A false imprisonment lawsuit against Rice University and a university police officer has been tossed out of court following a ruling by the 1st Court of Appeals in Houston. The appeals court found in June
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 18, 2015: Workplace Weather Policies | Health Care Data Vulnerability | Distressed Energy Assets
June 18, 2015
Reining In Bad Weather Policies The record rainfall and resulting floods that have plagued Texas and surrounding states in recent weeks should prompt business owners and managers to consider their bad weather policies and
 
US Appeals Court Rules for Black Teacher in Texas Discrimination Lawsuit against Frisco ISD
June 16, 2015
DALLAS – A former high school teacher from Texas has won a major victory in his racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Frisco Independent School District following a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit
 
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Teakell Contributes Chapter to Book Offering Insights to Defendants
June 15, 2015
DALLAS – Noted white-collar and general criminal defense lawyer John R. Teakell of Dallas is a featured author in a new book highlighting trends in state and federal criminal defense law along with thoughtful guidance
 
AZA Again Ranked Among Top Commercial Litigation Firms in Chambers USA
June 15, 2015
HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, again has earned recognition among the nation’s top commercial litigation firms in the 2015 edition of Chambers
 
Dallas’ Deborah Hankinson Selected to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
June 11, 2015
DALLAS – Noted Dallas appellate attorney, mediator and arbitrator Deborah Hankinson has been selected to the 2014-2015 listing of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. This is the third Lawdragon 500 selection
 
Driver Shortages Roil the Trucking Industry Says Dallas Attorney Peyton Inge
June 11, 2015
The nation’s unemployment rate continues to hover just over 5 percent, but one occupation is facing a growing demand and a shrinking workforce. The trucking industry has a current shortfall of some 35,000 to 40,000
 
Attorney Tom Fox Cautions Soccer Sponsors Should Be Mindful of FCPA
June 10, 2015
In the days since the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of more than a dozen officials of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, a light has begun to shine on soccer’s global sponsors, ranging
 
Dallas Attorney John Teakell Says Civil Rights Questions Remain in Mass Biker Arrests
June 9, 2015
More than two weeks after the deadly biker gang-related shooting at a Waco restaurant, a majority of the 177 people arrested remain in jail with bail set at $1 million. Dallas criminal defense attorney John Teakell of The
 
San Antonio Express-News Interviews Insurance Coverage Lawyer Amy Stewart on Cyber Insurance
June 9, 2015
Data breach insurance can be tricky Published May 22 No standardized policy has materialized yet, though. The coverage levels and terms therefore vary widely, Stewart said. On the positive side, though, negotiation is
 
Citizens Super PAC Gives Power to Everyday Citizens Says Co-Founder Chris Gober
June 9, 2015
Citizens Super PAC, the recently launched crowdfunding website for political advertising, is designed to offer a voice to the growing number of Americans who feel disenfranchised by the country’s current political
 
Audrey Mross from Munck Wilson Mandala Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against Abercrombie & Fitch
June 9, 2015
Attorneys React to High Court’s EEOC v. Abercrombie Ruling Published June 1 ‘Employers are on notice that they cannot avoid reasonable accommodation of applicants’ and employees’ religious practices
 
Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank partner Michael Lang in The Dallas Morning News on Firm’s U.S. Supreme Court Win
June 9, 2015
Supreme Court extends authority of bankruptcy judges Published May 27 Michael Lang, a partner at Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank in Dallas, said the Supreme Court rejected the argument because Sharif and his lawyers
 
Law360 Quotes Don Puckett of Skiermont Puckett LLP and Matt Anderson of Munck Wilson Mandala on the Supreme Court’s Induced Infringement Ruling
June 8, 2015
Attorneys React to High Court’s Induced Infringement Ruling Published May 27 ‘In recent years, the Supreme Court has substantially modified patent law making it easier to invalidate patents — Alice,
 
Sayles Werbner’s Mark Werbner Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on his Patent Case Victory at U.S. Supreme Court
June 8, 2015
Supreme Court Rules Against Cisco in Patent Case Published May 26 ‘This decision restores the common-sense notion that patents approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are presumed valid,’ said Mark
 
Houston’s AZA Named 2015 Best in Texas Litigation
June 5, 2015
Houston-based Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned selection as the Litigation Department of the Year for 2015 among similarly sized law firms by the publishers of Texas Lawyer
 
$16.5 Million Settlement Reached in Crude Oil Commodities and Antitrust Litigation
June 4, 2015
NEW YORK – Two London-based companies and certain employees involved in trading West Texas Intermediate crude oil (WTI) and oil futures have agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the defendants of
 
Dallas Law Firm Simon, Ray & Winikka Adds Three Partners
June 4, 2015
DALLAS – Increasing its capacity to provide exceptional service for business clients in Texas and throughout the U.S., Dallas’ Simon, Ray & Winikka LLP (SRW) is adding highly accomplished courtroom veterans
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 4, 2015: Waco Biker Arrests | Political Crowdfunding | FIFA FCPA Concerns
June 4, 2015
Civil Rights Questions Follow Mass Biker Arrests More than two weeks after the deadly biker gang-related shooting at a Waco restaurant, a majority of the 177 people arrested remain in jail with bail set at $1 million. Dallas
 
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Adds Kaitlyn Piazza as Summer Intern
June 2, 2015
DALLAS – Androvett Legal Media & Marketing is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Piazza is joining the firm as its summer intern for 2015. Ms. Piazza is a student at the University of North Texas, where she is
 
Texas Center for Legal Ethics Announces 2015 Pope Award for Integrity and Professionalism
June 2, 2015
AUSTIN – The Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE) is proud to announce that Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will receive the 2015 Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism
 
Sayles Werbner Dallas Attorneys Earn Chambers USA Litigation Rankings
June 1, 2015
DALLAS – Accomplished trial attorneys Richard “Dick” Sayles and Mark Werbner of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner are being recognized among the state’s top courtroom litigators in the 2015 edition of
 
AZA Named 2015 Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer Newspaper
June 1, 2015
HOUSTON – In recognition of the firm’s trial successes in 2014, Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned selection as the Litigation Department of the Year for 2015 among
 
Joe Ahmad of Houston’s AZA Discusses When a Secret Shouldn’t Remain a Secret
May 28, 2015
Companies should take steps to ensure that confidential information remains confidential, but they can’t do anything to discourage or retaliate against an employee who provides information to the U.S. Securities and
 
Austin Law Firm Weisbart Springer Hayes Adds Trial Lawyer Matt C. Wood
May 28, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas litigation boutique Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has added experienced trial and appellate lawyer Matt C. Wood, who joins the firm from the Austin office of Baker Botts LLP. Mr. Wood has
 
Attorneys at Dallas’ Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Win 2 of Texas’ Top Verdicts for 2014
May 26, 2015
DALLAS – Attorneys from Dallas-based Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, a nationally recognized trial law firm, won two of the largest verdicts in Texas last year, according to the publishers of VerdictSearch. The
 
AZA’s $11.4 Million Verdict in False Accusations Case Ranked Top Texas Jury Award of 2014 for Intentional Torts
May 22, 2015
HOUSTON – The $11.4 million jury verdict won by Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, for Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group LLC has been ranked as Texas’ top
 
Houston’s Lanier Law Firm Named Tops in Litigation for 2015
May 22, 2015
The Lanier Law Firm has been named the 2015 Litigation Department of the Year among mid-sized firms based on its stellar track record in trials during the past year. The annual honor presented by Texas Lawyer newspaper
 
Rebecca English Named Assistant Vice President of Operations for MCS Valuations
May 21, 2015
PLANO, Texas and SANDY, Utah – MCS Valuations, LLC (MCSV), a nationwide provider of appraisals, broker price opinions, and other valuation-related products to the financial services industry, has named Rebecca (Becky)
 
Attorney Peyton Inge Looks at Federal Agency’s Crack Down on Unsafe Trucking Operation
May 21, 2015
Dallas trucking defense attorney H. Peyton Inge IV says the recent federal shutdown of a Darlington, S.C.-based trucking operation is a reminder to all carriers of the importance of complying with hours-of-service and
 
Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer Steve Laird Earns Master’s in Trial Advocacy
May 20, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth truck accident lawyer Steven C. Laird is now one of the rare attorneys to earn a Master of Laws Degree in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, an exclusive