A Texas appeals court on Thursday ordered a trial court to dial back its overbroad discovery order against Toyota in a suit launched by the parents of two children who were injured by front seats in a Lexus that collapsed backward in a rear-end collision.
Numerous Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates urged a Texas federal judge to toss an amended suit accusing them of flouting the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by denying or reducing reimbursements for certain out-of-network claims, arguing that the hospitals failed to fix the venue issues found in their first complaint.
A Texas federal judge did not let either United Healthcare or Next Health escape a suit claiming Next Health ran a $100 million kickback scheme, denying in part Next Health’s motion to dismiss United’s complaint while denying United’s motion to dismiss Next Health’s counterclaims.
The fight over a proposed law in Texas that would require health care providers to bury or cremate fetal remains moved forward Friday as the trial for a suit challenging the law concluded in federal court.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has bolstered its energy and infrastructure team in Dallas with two new partners coming in from Vinson & Elkins.
Two brothers convicted of visa fraud will not get a new trial, the Fifth Circuit has ruled, upholding a lower court’s rejection of the pair’s claims that the government secretly promised to not deport witnesses who testified against them.
A former employee of Capital One’s automotive lending unit told a Texas federal court Thursday that he was wrongly fired for being late on two days for reasons that were related to his cancer.
Plastics maker M&G USA Corp. reported a tentative, $6 million Delaware bankruptcy court deal Thursday to end unsecured creditor committee opposition to a Chapter 11 dismissal for three Luxembourg-based M&G affiliates, while another battle raged on over alleged ulterior motives for the exit.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday upheld an award of more than $2 million in favor of a South Texas concrete block manufacturer that had sued a rival for business defamation, holding there was enough evidence to support the jury's finding that false statements about the quality of its product forced it to close.
A House panel on Thursday approved a $51 billion bill funding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for 2019, including $5 billion in funding for the southern border wall project, setting up a clash with the Senate’s version of the same legislation.
A Bilfinger SE unit was awarded $28.6 million after an International Court of Arbitration tribunal found the Texas branch of an Austrian steel company wrongly fired it off an iron processing facility construction project on the state's Gulf Coast, lawyers for the Bilfinger subsidiary said Thursday.
A Fosun International subsidiary is reportedly mulling a deal to float Gland Pharma, Tenet Healthcare has attracted interest from UnitedHealth for its health care management unit, and Chinese electric scooter company Niu is planning a public listing.
AngioDynamics Inc. has agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it sold an unapproved chemotherapy drug delivery device and touted it as approved, and that it falsely advertised that Medicare would cover a device for malfunctioning veins for unproven uses, prosecutors said.
The Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that a former machine shop supervisor for National Oilwell Varco LLP could not show he was demoted because of his nationality, affirming a summary judgment in favor of the oil company.
The Fifth Circuit refused to revive a failed trademark case that aimed to block a Texas distillery named Garrison Brothers from using "cowboy" on bourbon bottles, ruling the name abandoned.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday revived a lawsuit against a hospital in West Texas from a former employee alleging race, national origin and age discrimination and retaliation, holding a trial court was wrong to find the lawsuit was filed too late.
A Texas magistrate judge recommended on Thursday that a proposed class action against Expedia Inc. move to arbitration, saying a user’s claim that he agreed to the site’s terms and conditions under his wife’s name doesn’t shield him from a forced arbitration provision.
A former Cisco Systems Inc. employee has asked a Texas federal court to sanction the technology company, saying it destroyed evidence related to a lawsuit in which she accused the company of firing her in retaliation for investigating another employee.
Creditors of bankrupt chemical producer M&G USA Corp. pressed the company’s top international officer Wednesday on his motives for seeking dismissal of three Luxembourg-based affiliates from a larger Delaware Chapter 11, saying the move could cost the U.S. estate $40 million.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Tuesday upheld the rejection of an Atlanta-based construction company’s application for seasonal nonimmigrant labor certification, finding that the company had not submitted enough evidence of a peakload temporary need for additional workers.
The misappropriation of funds charge can leave defense attorneys struggling throughout trial to distinguish personal expenses from legitimate business expenses. The Fifth Circuit's decision in U.S. v. Spalding sheds light on how to handle these situations, but also sets out the battles that attorneys won’t win, say Kip Mendrygal and Mario Nguyen of Locke Lord LLP.
Attorney Randy Maniloff recently sat down with former Sen. Christopher Dodd at his new office at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. The goal? To discover things we might not know about the author of some of the most important legislation of the last few decades.
The $90 million verdict handed down against Werner Enterprises by a Texas court in May highlights the dangers that can arise when trucking companies pair an experienced driver with a student, then allow the veteran driver to rest while the student behind the wheel faces dangerous driving conditions. Until this practice is changed, we can anticipate more lawsuits like Werner, says John Jose of Slack Davis Sanger LLP.
People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.
Two recent copyright decisions reflect a challenge for companies seeking to protect their software — courts' highly nuanced examinations of the functionality and structure of the software at issue in determining whether copyright protection is warranted, says Mark Moore of Reavis Page Jump LLP.
An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Some asbestos plaintiffs have obtained full recovery from viable defendants and simultaneously, or later, recovered more money for the same injury from asbestos bankruptcy trusts established by those same entities. Recognizing this problem, more and more states are turning to asbestos transparency laws as a solution, say Scott Hunsaker and Karl Borgsmiller of Tucker Ellis LLP.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.