Lawyers Eye VW Suit's Progress In Texas Courts

Law360, New York (October 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a ruling that could have implications for so-called patent-shopping cases in Texas, a federal appeals court on Friday ordered a product liability case against Volkswagen of America Inc. moved out of the plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas into the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas.

The Volkswagen case, though it doesn't have to do with intellectual property, has relevance for such lawyers because the Eastern District of Texas is said by some to be a venue in which patent plaintiffs feel they can...
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