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A Mexican company can’t bring suit against a Mexican insurance broker and insurer in Texas because neither defendant has sufficient contacts to the state, a state appeals court in Dallas held Tuesday, reversing a lower court’s exercise of specific jurisdiction.
A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday denied Cobalt International Energy Inc.'s request to reconsider class certification in an investors' suit stemming from the company's alleged bribery of Angolan officials, writing that Cobalt's reliance on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to support its argument is “misplaced.”
Texas judges may face steep challenges in finding qualified attorneys to serve as special prosecutors in high-profile cases after a state appellate court voided a $300 hourly fee agreement for the lawyers appointed to investigate securities fraud allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, experts say.
A Harvard University study published Wednesday said that Exxon Mobil Corp. internally acknowledged climate change while publicly casting doubt on it, a development that attorneys suing Exxon for alleged deception about global warming said strengthened their claims.
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP has added an intellectual property litigator from Mayer Brown LLP with more than 20 years of experience to its Houston office, the firm announced Tuesday.