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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Judgment Won by Provost Umphrey Law Firm
March 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling awarding $5.8 million against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) in favor of more than 3,000 workers from an Iowa meat-processing plant who were not
 
SMU Student Sues Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority over Secretly Recorded Racy Video
March 23, 2016
DALLAS – A senior at Southern Methodist University has filed a “Jane Doe” lawsuit against the national Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority after she and other members were secretly recorded on video in their
 
Dallas’ Darrell W. Cook & Associates Wins Fee Fight Against State Bank of Texas
March 23, 2016
DALLAS – An unwritten rule says lawyers and law firms should never sue their clients even if they refuse to pay their legal bills. But attorney Darrell Cook and his team of debt collection lawyers at Dallas’
 
New York Appeals Court Says Law Firm Wrongly Excluded from Bank of America Settlement
March 22, 2016
NEW YORK – A three-judge federal panel has overturned a lower court ruling that excluded a Dayton, Ohio-based law firm from claiming $6.2 million in attorneys’ fees as part of a $2.4 billion settlement with Bank
 
Trial Date Set for TransData’s Smart Meter Patent Infringement Lawsuits in East Texas
March 22, 2016
DALLAS – March 22, 2016 - Patent infringement lawsuits filed by TransData Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of digital electricity meters and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products, against Texas
 
Lavish Spending Can Trap Executives says Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad of AZA
March 22, 2016
Most people probably have seen the Wounded Warrior Project’s powerful TV commercials featuring severely wounded veterans and the struggles their families face when they return home. The top two executives of the large
 
Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorneys in Dallas Named to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 21, 2016
DALLAS – Six attorneys from the Dallas-based patent infringement and commercial litigation firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry have earned spots on the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers
 
Gardere Partner John Melko Named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow
March 21, 2016
HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Financial Restructuring and Reorganization Partner John P. Melko was inducted by The American College of Bankruptcy as a Fellow in the 27th Class of the
 
Missing April Visitation Deadlines Would Be Foolish, Could Be Taxing says Dallas Family Lawyer Marilea Lewis
March 21, 2016
For most, the flip of the calendar at the end of March means it is time to confront April Fool’s Day and Tax Day. But for divorced parents in Texas, April 1 and April 15 carry a completely different significance.
 
Corruption Culture Pervades Troubled Refinery says Houston Lawyer, Ethics Consultant Thomas Fox
March 18, 2016
Houston lawyer and ethics consultant Thomas Fox says the failure of the Houston area’s troubled Pasadena Refinery System to operate safely is emblematic of the plant’s ugly backstory of alleged corruption. An
 
Dallas Jury Awards Nearly $500 Million Against J&J Unit in Bellwether Hip Implant Trial
March 17, 2016
DALLAS – A federal jury in Dallas has awarded a $497.6 million verdict to five people who suffered a variety of debilitating physical problems after receiving metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy
 
Court OKs Litigation Financing in Delaware Intellectual Property Case
March 17, 2016
WILMINGTON, Delaware – In a closely watched case involving litigation financing, a Delaware judge refused to dismiss the matter, finding that third-party financing can be used to support a lawsuit. The ruling came in
 
Houston FCPA Blogger, Lawyer Thomas Fox Honored as ‘Top Author’ on Compliance in 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards
March 17, 2016
HOUSTON – Writer, lawyer and independent consultant Thomas Fox of Houston has been selected as a “Top Author” in the JD Supra 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for his articles on corporate compliance. Mr.
 
Deans & Lyons Trial Lawyers Selected to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 16, 2016
DALLAS – For a second consecutive year, every eligible lawyer at Dallas-based Deans & Lyons, LLP, has been selected to the annual Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top young attorneys in the state.
 
Nine from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Earn 2016 Texas Rising Stars Honors
March 15, 2016
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is proud to announce that nine attorneys from the Houston-based trial law firm have been named to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list, which
 
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton Bolsters Legal Expertise in All Offices
March 14, 2016
DALLAS – Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, is proud to announce the addition of six attorneys as the firm expands its litigation and counseling services in its Texas offices in Dallas, Austin and Corpus
 
Stephanie Barnes Named President of Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
March 10, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Accomplished intellectual property lawyer Stephanie Barnes of East Texas-based Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, is taking on a new professional role as the President of the Eastern District of
 
AZA Lawyer Adam Milasincic Featured in Legal Magazine Cover Story
March 10, 2016
HOUSTON – Trial attorney Adam Milasincic of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, or AZA, is the focus of a cover story published in the Super Lawyers Magazine’s Texas Rising Stars
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Named to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 9, 2016
DALLAS – Two attorneys from the Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, once again have earned recognition among the state’s top young lawyers in the 2016 edition of the
 
MCS Moving HQ to Lewisville
March 9, 2016
Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, is relocating its corporate headquarters from
 
Eagle Ford Mineral Owners Sue Chesapeake Energy for Royalty Underpayments
March 8, 2016
DALLAS – Members of South Texas’ prominent Dilworth family and related owners of mineral rights located on three of the family’s Texas ranches are suing Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) and the other
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Expands Product Line with Acquisition of EPIC Real Estate Solutions
March 8, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, (MCS) a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, announced today that it
 
Houston’s Mark Lanier Honored by Texas Tech
March 8, 2016
Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston recently was honored as one of three recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards presented by Texas Tech University. Lanier earned his law degree at
 
Houston Consultant Thomas Fox Publishes Corporate Compliance Leadership Guide
March 7, 2016
HOUSTON – Seasoned corporate compliance adviser Thomas Fox has published a new book that helps corporate officers reach the next level in making compliance part of their companies’ “everyday DNA.”
 
Mass Deportations Not Without Consequences Says Austin Health Care Attorney William Hopkins
March 7, 2016
The increasing anti-immigrant stance shared by several current political candidates might be touching a nerve with some, but the sudden removal of a large number of immigrants from the workforce could have a profound impact
 
Provost Umphrey Attorneys Honored Among Texas’ Best Young Lawyers
March 4, 2016
BEAUMONT, Texas – Two attorneys from Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., are being recognized among the best young lawyers in the state in the 2016 edition of Texas Rising Stars from the publishers
 
AZA Attorney Jane Langdell Robinson Says Defamation Case Could Change Standard of Proof
March 4, 2016
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed against a small Houston-area newspaper and a reporter who wrote a false story attacking the local chief deputy sheriff and his son. The
 
Seventeen Gardere Attorneys Recognized on 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 4, 2016
DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of
 
New Civil Antitrust Claims Filed Against Chesapeake, SandRidge Energy
March 3, 2016
DALLAS --- A class of oil and gas royalty owners has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corporation, SandRidge Energy Corp. and former SandRidge CEO Tom Ward. The 14-page lawsuit, filed by attorneys
 
Latin Music Star Luis Coronel, Empire Productions Win Federal Copyright Ruling
March 3, 2016
LOS ANGELES – A California federal court has issued a complete dismissal of copyright infringement and breach of contract claims filed against Luis Coronel, the 2014 Latin Billboard Music Awards New Artist of the Year,
 
Dallas Attorney Paula Bennett Named Partner at Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson
March 2, 2016
DALLAS – The Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce the promotion of Paula A. Bennett to partner in the firm’s Dallas office. To learn more about Ms. Bennett,
 
Brain Injury Victim Reaches Confidential Settlement with Trucking Company the Week Before Trial
March 1, 2016
DALLAS – Less than one week prior to the start of jury selection in Dallas County District Court, a confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the family of a 16-year-old girl from Wylie, Texas, who
 
Chris Simmons Named Partner at Dallas-based Trial Law Firm Deans & Lyons
February 29, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial law boutique Deans & Lyons, LLP, is pleased to announce the promotion of trial attorney Christopher J. Simmons to Partner in the Dallas office. Mr. Simmons has represented
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Relocating Company Headquarters to Lewisville, Texas
February 29, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, is relocating its
 
Houston Attorney Named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in 3M Bair Hugger Surgical Blanket Lawsuits
February 25, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS – After leading the way in lawsuits against 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) over serious infections linked to the company’s Bair Hugger surgical blanket, Houston attorney Kyle Farrar of Kaster Lynch Farrar &
 
Texas Cowboy Sues The American for Share of $1 Million Purse
February 24, 2016
AMARILLO, Texas – Rodeo professional Reese Riemer of Stinnett, Texas, has sued rodeo organizers Rural Media Group Inc. of Gretna, Nebraska, and RMG Events LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, for failing to pay his winnings
 
Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fort Bend Defamation Case
February 23, 2016
HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed against a Houston-area newspaper and a reporter who wrote a false story attacking the local chief deputy sheriff and his son.
 
MCS Celebrates 30 Years as Industry Leader
February 23, 2016
Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary
 
Simon Greenstone: Recent $1M Verdict Confirms Asbestos Still a Danger
February 22, 2016
A Philadelphia federal jury has awarded $1 million to the estate and widow of a Pennsylvania millwright who died of mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos products on the job. The Feb. 9 award is the sixth mesothelioma
 
Dallas Data Privacy, Security Attorney Matt Yarbrough Discusses Concerns with iPhone Ruling
February 19, 2016
Alarms are being raised among many smartphone and cell phone users following this week’s federal court ruling that Apple Inc. must help the FBI break into an encrypted cellphone used by one of the terrorists in the
 
Dallas Law Firm Gardner Haas Adds Litigator Jeremy Camp as Partner
February 18, 2016
DALLAS – The trial law firm Gardner Haas PLLC has added experienced commercial litigator Jeremy Camp as a partner. To see Mr. Camp’s full bio, click here: http://gardnerhaas.com/bio-camp.php Mr. Camp joins
 
AZA Named Among Both Top Energy, Top IP Law Firms in Houston Law Guide
February 18, 2016
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been ranked among both the top energy and top intellectual property (IP) law firms in the 2016 edition of the Houston Business Journal Law
 
Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry Promotes Justin Nemunaitis to Principal
February 17, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry has promoted associate Justin T. Nemunaitis to principal in recognition of his outstanding legal work and leadership at the firm. Like all the attorneys at
 
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association Announces 2016 Officers, Directors
February 17, 2016
PLANO, Texas – The Eastern District of Texas Bar Association has kicked off its 20th year by selecting some of the state’s top attorneys as officers and directors for 2016. The Eastern District Bar is dedicated
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Celebrates 30 Years as Leader in Property Preservation and Valuation Services
February 16, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, is proud to celebrate
 
AZA Secures Another Multimillion-Dollar Victory for National Oilwell Varco
February 12, 2016
HOUSTON – A Houston state court jury this week returned a take-nothing verdict in favor of National Oilwell Varco, L.P., (NYSE: NOV), after finding that a former employee who sought more than $20 million in damages was
 
Philadelphia Jury Awards $1 Million in Millwright’s Asbestos Exposure Death
February 12, 2016
PHILADELPHIA and STAMFORD, Conn. – A Philadelphia federal court jury has awarded $1.085 million in damages to the estate and widow of a millwright from Zelienople, Pennsylvania, who died of mesothelioma after working
 
Burns Charest Files Lawsuit Calling for Clean-Up of ‘Toxic Stew’ in Lafayette, Louisiana
February 10, 2016
Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area contains a
 
Real Estate Investment by Foreigners on Radar of U.S. Regulators Says Attorney Thomas Fox
February 9, 2016
U.S. regulators recently have signaled they will target questionable real estate investments by foreign shell companies, says Houston lawyer and consultant Thomas Fox, who specializes in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at
 
Former Fortune 500 General Counsel David Black Joins Carrington Coleman in Dallas
February 9, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, has bolstered its corporate transaction and counseling services with the addition of former Fortune 500 general counsel David W.
 
US Crackdown Hampering Mexico Bank Transactions According to Jaime Treviño of J.A. Treviño Abogados
February 8, 2016
Warnings from bank regulators have prompted U.S. banks to cut off customers in Mexico who rely on cross-border transactions in dollars. Some global banks are now wary of dealing with Mexican banks and their customers out of
 
Dallas Firm Wins Second Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple for VirnetX
February 5, 2016
Attorneys with the Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry, PC won a $625.6 million verdict earlier this week in favor of Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. in a patent infringement lawsuit against technology giant
 
AZA, Firm Attorneys Again Earn Chambers USA Commercial Litigation Honors
February 5, 2016
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 Texas in the 2016 edition of
 
Ward, Smith & Hill Helps VirnetX Win $625.6 Million Verdict in Eastern District
February 4, 2016
TYLER, Texas – Attorneys from the East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, helped Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX (NYSE MKT: VHC) win a $625.6 million patent infringement verdict against technology
 
VirnetX Wins $625.6 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple in East Texas
February 3, 2016
TYLER, Texas – Attorneys with the Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry won a $625.6 million verdict today in favor of Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSE MKT: VHC) in a patent infringement lawsuit against
 
Louisiana Case Seeks Clean-Up of Contaminated Lafayette Property
February 3, 2016
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette have filed a claim seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area
 
Sutherland Grows Texas Energy Practice in Houston and Austin with Eight Recent Appointments and Moves
February 3, 2016
HOUSTON (February 3, 2016)—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is broadening its Texas energy practice by adding two experienced lawyers in Houston and an accomplished energy regulatory attorney in the firm’s
 
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Hires Social Media Strategist
February 2, 2016
DALLAS and HOUSTON – The Texas-based legal public relations and marketing firm Androvett Legal Media & Marketing is proud to announce the addition of Holly Scimeca as the firm’s new Social Media Strategist
 
Austin Attorney Kevin Terrazas Earns Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law
February 1, 2016
AUSTIN – Accomplished trial and appellate lawyer Kevin Terrazas of the Austin, Texas-based litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal
 
St. Louis Jury Awards $4.1 Million in Asbestos Death of Wisconsin Electrician
February 1, 2016
ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis jury has awarded $4.1 million in damages to the widow of an electrician from Westfield, Wisconsin, who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer caused by exposure to
 
Missouri Supreme Court Affirms City of St. Louis Venue for GM Ignition Switch Cases
January 27, 2016
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – The Supreme Court of Missouri ruled yesterday in favor of vehicle owners who are suing General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) over an ignition switch defect that led to at least 169 deaths and forced
 
Rose•Walker Law Firm Adds Attorney Faith Eaton in Dallas
January 26, 2016
The national trial and business law firm Rose•Walker LLP has added attorney Faith Eaton in the firm’s Dallas office. Her practice will involve all aspects of commercial litigation, including business litigation,
 
Leading Supply Chain, Franchise and Restaurant Industry Attorneys Join Gardere in Dallas and New Denver Office
January 26, 2016
DALLAS/DENVER – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Joyce Mazero and Leonard H. (Len) MacPhee will lead the Firm’s Global Supply Network Industry Team from its Dallas and new Denver
 
AZA’s Joe Ahmad Stresses Importance of Keeping Trade Secrets Secret
January 26, 2016
The recent guilty plea of former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa for his unauthorized access of a protected computer owned by the Houston Astros serves as a strong reminder for businesses that their
 
GODWIN Employment Attorney Elisaveta Dolghih Looks at Question of Role of Perception In Discrimination Matters
January 25, 2016
The question at the heart of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments heard this week in Heffernan v. City of Paterson is whether a city government can legally discriminate or retaliate against an employee based on a mistaken
 
Austin’s Weisbart Springer Hayes Promotes Attorney Sara Janes to Partner
January 22, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin-based litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has promoted Sara Janes to firm partner based on her leadership abilities and successful work for clients in a variety of litigation
 
Androvett NewsWire: January 21, 2016: Political Discrimination | Cyber Weaknesses | Rose•Walker Addition
January 21, 2016
In Discrimination Is Perception Reality? The question at the heart of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments heard this week in Heffernan v. City of Paterson is whether a city government can legally discriminate or retaliate
 
Houston Attorney Alan York Named New Managing Shareholder for Texas Law Firm GODWIN PC
January 15, 2016
The Texas-based trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC has named Houston appellate attorney and Firm President R. Alan York as Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer. Firm Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Oil Volatility Spurring Commodity Deal Disputes Says David Baay of Sutherland Asbill
January 15, 2016
The oil price collapse has sparked an increase in disputes over failed commodity deals, and now new turmoil in the Middle East may lead to further volatility. David Baay, an energy litigator in the Houston office of
 
David Wishnew Named Partner at Dallas Law Firm Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank
January 15, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP has named David F. Wishnew as a Partner of the firm, one of largest litigation boutiques in Texas. “This is a validation of
 
Houston Trial Lawyer John Kim Debuts New Business Law Video
January 14, 2016
HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, has released a new animated video touting the business acumen and legal skills he employs to help corporations successfully resolve legal
 
Dallas’ Munck Wilson Mandala Adds Noted Litigator Shain Khoshbin as Partner
January 14, 2016
DALLAS – Dallas-based technology law firm, Munck Wilson Mandala LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished attorney Shain Khoshbin as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Khoshbin is an
 
Vehicle Sales Driving Dealership Mergers According to Dallas Attorney John Shackelford
January 13, 2016
Cars and trucks flew off the lots at U.S. auto dealerships at a record rate in 2015, with December posting the highest sales rate of the record year. Strong demand from consumers corresponded with a number of dealership
 
Gardere Partners Write Commentary on FCPA Compliance for Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor
January 13, 2016
Getting to Know Your Business Partners: FCPA Due Diligence on Third Parties Published January 11 There is no one-size-fits-all approach to conducting anti-corruption due diligence. The level and amount of due diligence to
 
Dallas, Los Angeles Trial Firms Merge to Form Skiermont Derby
January 12, 2016
The Dallas-based intellectual property trial boutique Skiermont Puckett LLP has merged with Los Angeles-based commercial litigation boutique Derby Curtis LLP to form Skiermont Derby LLP, with offices in both cities.
 
Sutherland Expands Energy and Commodities Practice in Houston with Counsel Daniel LeFort
January 12, 2016
HOUSTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that Daniel P. LeFort has joined the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group as a counsel in the Houston office. Prior to joining
 
New Godwin Managing Shareholder Profiled in Texas Lawyer
January 8, 2016
Alan York New Managing Shareholder of Godwin PC Published January 8 York said his appointment as managing shareholder shows the firm's commitment to the Houston market and to help the office grow. York joined the firm in
 
Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad Offers Deposition Tips
January 8, 2016
Camille Cosby, wife of comedy legend Bill Cosby, may have received a reprieve for now when a magistrate judge delayed her deposition in a civil defamation case. However, it’s a safe bet she will be called to testify at
 
Texas-based GODWIN PC Names R. Alan York Managing Shareholder, COO
January 7, 2016
DALLAS – The Texas-based trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC has named Houston appellate attorney and Firm President R. Alan York as Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 6, 2016.
 
Androvett NewsWire: January 7, 2016: Commodity Turbulence | Auto Dealership Mergers | Cosby Deposition
January 7, 2016
Oil Volatility Spurs Commodity Deal Disputes The oil price collapse has sparked an increase in disputes over failed commodity deals, and now new turmoil in the Middle East may lead to further volatility. David Baay, an
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Earns National ‘Best Law Firms’ Honors
January 6, 2016
DALLAS – For the seventh consecutive year, the respected Texas Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has earned recognition among the nation’s “Best Law Firms” as
 
Dallas, Los Angeles Trial Boutiques Combine to Form Skiermont Derby
January 5, 2016
DALLAS, LOS ANGELES – The Dallas-based intellectual property trial boutique Skiermont Puckett LLP has merged with Los Angeles-based commercial litigation boutique Derby Curtis LLP to form Skiermont Derby LLP with
 
Chamblee Ryan’s Peyton Inge Discusses Driver eLogs as They Prepare to Become Law of the Land
December 22, 2015
An estimated 3 million commercial drivers must now electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule designed to prevent driver fatigue. Special devices automatically record driving time by
 
Houston Attorney Joshua Belcher Sees Bright Future Ahead for Renewable Energy
December 21, 2015
The recent signing of the historic U.N. climate accord – if its goals are actually met – means that much of the burning of coal, oil and natural gas for energy would end over the next half-century. It’s
 
Texas Jury Awards Central Freight Lines $1.85 Million in Breach of Contract Case
December 18, 2015
ROCKWALL, Texas – A Texas state court jury in Rockwall County has returned a $1.85 million verdict in favor of Waco-based Central Freight Lines, finding that a local company breached its contract to provide Central
 
Dallas Attorney Rakhee Patel Cautions That Interest Rate Hike Could Profoundly Impact Energy
December 18, 2015
Some are lauding the Federal Reserve’s just-announced short-term interest rate hike as a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy, but the higher rates could cause significant repercussions for the already-shaky energy
 
Androvett NewsWire: December 18, 2015: Interest Rate Impact | Truck Driver eLogs | Top Legal Headlines
December 17, 2015
Interest Rate Hike's Profound Impact on Energy Some are lauding the short-term interest rate hike announced yesterday by the Federal Reserve as a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy, but the higher rates could bring
 
Appellate Lawyer Katherine Elrich Joins Cobb Martinez Woodward in Dallas
December 14, 2015
DALLAS – Noted appellate attorney and litigator Katherine Elrich has joined the Dallas-based commercial litigation firm Cobb Martinez Woodward PLLC. Ms. Elrich has 17 years of experience in significant post-trial and
 
Global Trade Magazine Publishes Gardere International Trade Co-Chairs’ Article on Compliance Issues in Iran and Cuba
December 14, 2015
Sanctions compliance Issues for Non-U.S. Companies Published December 8, 2015 Foreign companies or affiliates of U.S.-based companies may not be aware that they may be subject to U.S. sanctions laws, including programs on
 
Rigzone Explores FCPA Compliance Issues in Mexico with Attorney Tom Fox
December 11, 2015
Anti-Corruption Strategies Still Key to Navigating Mexican Energy Sector Published November 5 Security issues in Mexico, which can be life-threatening, are a greater risk. But corruption or the perception of corruption
 
Environmental Lawyer Scott Deatherage Pens Article on Environment, Economy and Technology for Texas Lawyer
December 11, 2015
How Disruptive Technology Can Provide Money-Making Emissions Reductions Published November 5 The title for this article may seem crazy to many, particularly in a political season marked with fights over climate change and
 
Texas’ Top Legal Stories of 2015: From Clocks to Ice Cream
December 10, 2015
DALLAS & HOUSTON – From politicians in hot water to tainted ice cream to the international furor over a student’s homemade clock, Texas was at the center of some of the country’s top legal news
 
Survey Reveals Challenges for Compliance Pros Says Attorney Thomas Fox
December 10, 2015
A recent global survey of 200 compliance professionals reveals their concerns about increased risks and the challenges confronting them. The Risk Advisory Group survey, released last week, identifies increased regulation,
 
Law 360 Covers Trade Secret Litigation As Related to Oil Prices with Dallas Attorney Michael Hurst
December 9, 2015
3 Kinds Of Legal Battles Being Fueled By Low Oil Prices Published October 30 That includes work the employees themselves may have performed, according to Michael Hurst, a partner at Texas litigation firm Gruber Hurst Elrod
 
International Trade Co-Chairs at Gardere Publish Cuban Trade Article in Global Trade Magazine
December 9, 2015
Is Cuba Really Open for Business? Published December 3 In reality, despite the recent announcement of sanctions relief, most transactions with Cuba remain prohibited. So, while U.S. companies may apply for licenses for
 
Texas Lawyer Honors Rusty Hardin with Lifetime Achievement Honor
December 9, 2015
Lifetime Achiever: Rusty Hardin Published November 2 The 73-year-old criminal defense and criminal litigation attorney has only increased in stature. His client list includes ExxonMobil; Rice University; The Venetian
 
Texas Appeal Could Change Trade Secret Cases
December 8, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case that may well impact trade secret theft lawsuits statewide and provide a blueprint for other states on an untested question. In January, the high court will
 
Houston Attorney Sheryl Falk Discusses Cyber Liability Law
December 7, 2015
Despite the rise in cyberattacks in the United States, Congress has been slow to react to a proposed federal law prescribing how private data is handled and how consumers should be notified of a breach. “However, just
 
Dallas White-Collar, Criminal Defense Lawyer John Teakell Named to Best Attorneys of America
December 4, 2015
DALLAS – Noted Texas white-collar and criminal defense lawyer John Teakell has been selected for membership in Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, an honor earned by less than 1 percent of practicing lawyers
 
Texas Supreme Court to Decide NOV Defendant’s Right to Hear Evidence in Trade Secret Dispute
December 3, 2015
HOUSTON – In a case with potential implications for other trade secret disputes, the Texas Supreme Court will decide whether a plaintiff has the right to exclude the company it is suing from hearing key evidence