Bracewell Parts Ways With Atty Who Lied To Judge In IP Row

Law360, Houston (October 3, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has parted ways with two partners after one of them allegedly misled a Texas federal judge about potentially damaging evidence in a patent infringement suit Tesco Corp. was pursuing against National Oilwell Varco LP, the firm said Friday.

Glenn A. Ballard Jr. and his co-counsel in the patent suit John F. Luman III left Bracewell "by mutual agreement," a firm spokesperson told Law360. The moves come just over a month after U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison dismissed Tesco's suit with prejudice, calling Ballard's mischaracterization of crucial witness testimony that hurt his client's case "an affront to this court,...

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