Texas

  • May 26, 2020

    Oil Co. Says It Can Keep Payments For Well Constructions

    A Texas oil and gas exploration company says it's entitled to $2 million or to keep previous payments from an energy fund that failed to finish funding the construction of three wells in Howard County.

  • May 26, 2020

    5th Circ. Won't Revive $6.7M Hurricane Harvey Claim

    The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday ruled Lexington Insurance Co. won't have to pay a dime to a property company seeking coverage for $6.7 million in flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, finding the location of the coverage's "named storm" provision matters less than its wording does.

  • May 26, 2020

    NCAA Denies Duty To Protect Athletes From Coach Abuse

    The NCAA asked a California federal judge on Friday to toss a proposed class action over claims it has failed to protect student-athletes from abuse by coaches, saying it has no legal duty to the athletes.

  • May 26, 2020

    Trump Appointee Steps Down From East Texas US Atty Post

    One of the top federal prosecutors in the Lone Star State, who was tapped for the post by President Donald Trump, is stepping down after little more than two years on the job, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas said Tuesday.

  • May 26, 2020

    Ex-Pierce Atty Says Colleague Lied In Boeing Max 8 Hearing

    Confusion about Pierce Bainbridge's role in an airline class action mounted in recent days as a former Pierce attorney accused a one-time firm leader of potentially lying in court and another attorney representing the embattled partnership of trying to "intimidate" him into silence.

  • May 26, 2020

    Judge Lets Defense Firm Exit Fee Spat With Ex-Novak Attys

    A D.C. federal judge on Saturday allowed a law firm representing a group of former Novak Druce partners without "any promise" of being paid to leave the defense table.

  • May 26, 2020

    Gas Storage Cos. Want $4M For Pipe Collapse

    An engineering company contracted to repair a well negligently applied too much force during a pipe replacement and caused over $4 million in damage, the well's operators have told a Texas state court.

  • May 26, 2020

    Justices Won't Review Oil Survey Data Infringement Row

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider a dispute over the alleged infringement of copyrighted seismic data brought by a Canadian oil exploration company against its U.S. competitor.

  • May 26, 2020

    Centennial Wants $10M For Failed $150M Saltwater Well Deal

    A Centennial Resource Development unit has asked a Houston-area court to help it recover $10 million from a busted deal with a Texas midstream company that allegedly got cold feet and backed out of a $150 million saltwater disposal well deal at the last minute.

  • May 26, 2020

    Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

    The COVID-19 pandemic found states monitoring scaled back Memorial Day weekend festivities that went off without a hitch in some places and resulted in crowd-limit violations in others, signaling challenges ahead as the beach season vies with continuing public health safety mandates.

  • May 26, 2020

    5th Circ. Won't Revive Phillips 66 Workers' ERISA Suit

    The Fifth Circuit affirmed Phillips 66's win in a proposed class action alleging the oil and gas company allowed employees to invest their retirement savings too heavily in Phillips' former parent company despite knowing the stock was a risky investment.

  • May 26, 2020

    Texas Banks Mutually End $3.07B Merger Over Coronavirus

    Texas Capital and Independent Bank Group have decided to terminate their planned $3.07 billion stock merger due to market turmoil caused by the coronavirus, the companies said Tuesday, marking the latest in a series of significant transactions to be called off because of the pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020

    Law360 Reveals Titans Of The Plaintiffs Bar

    They've represented consumers, companies, and government entities, taken on Goliaths in industries ranging from aerospace to health care to finance to technology to sports, and won landmark victories on behalf of clients across the country.

  • May 22, 2020

    Texas Firm Accused In $100M Suit Of Swindling Ailing Mogul

    A Houston-area law firm and one of its attorneys have been hit with a state court lawsuit seeking more than $100 million in damages by a member of a prominent Texas family alleging the firm tricked his ailing father into giving them power over his business empire.

  • May 22, 2020

    Caprock Midstream Hit With $9.5M Suit Over Merger Deal

    Caprock Midstream has been accused in Texas state court of tricking a Blackstone Energy Partners-owned midstream energy company into a $950 million merger by withholding information about various liabilities and potential claims during negotiations.

  • May 22, 2020

    NJ Co. Asks To Move Texas Hotel Fraud Suit To Fed Court

    An elevator company has asked a federal judge to move a Dallas hotel venture's $1 million fraud suit against it out of state court, saying the state court had already ruled against a local construction firm also named in the case.

  • May 22, 2020

    Fort Worth Episcopal Diocese Wins $100M Property Fight

    The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday ended a yearslong $100 million property battle between the separated Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and the national Episcopal Church, ruling the diocese is the rightful owner of more than 60 churches in the Fort Worth area.

  • May 22, 2020

    Private Texas College Isn't Immune From Shooting Death Suit

    A split Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed 8-1 with lower court rulings and held that the sovereign immunity enjoyed by public police departments doesn't extend to shield a private university from a lawsuit brought after one of its officers shot and killed a student during a traffic stop.

  • May 22, 2020

    Borden Dairy Sets June Auction For Possible Ch. 11 Sale

    A Delaware judge on Friday approved plans for Borden Dairy Co. to hold an auction next month to potentially sell its assets, as the milk supplier continues to pursue a dual Chapter 11 path that could sell assets or set a plan to restructure its debt and business.

  • May 22, 2020

    Willkie Adds Former McGuireWoods Houston Office Head

    The former managing partner of McGuireWoods LLP's Houston office has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as a partner in its mergers and acquisitions practice, the firm has announced.

  • May 22, 2020

    Tyson Foods Slammed With Wrongful COVID-19 Death Suit

    The family of a former Tyson Foods meatpacking plant employee who died after contracting COVID-19 has hit the meat processor with a wrongful death lawsuit, saying she was forced to work during the pandemic without proper protective gear.

  • May 21, 2020

    Fed Circ. OKs Arthrex Do-Over In Apple Decryption Case

    The Federal Circuit on Thursday vacated Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions that Apple had shown Personalized Media Communications LLC's decryption patents are invalid and remanded the case for a new hearing before different PTAB judges, in light of the circuit court's ruling in Arthrex.

  • May 21, 2020

    'Binary Choice' Leaves Detained Families In Limbo, Attys Say

    Detained mothers were ushered into a Texas courtroom earlier this month and asked to raise their hand if they agreed to be separated from their children. Over a two-day period, this "binary choice" was thrust upon detained families across the country, and their attorneys say it's the Trump administration's second whack at family separation.

  • May 21, 2020

    ACLU Helps Inmates File Virus Lawsuits in Texas, Tennessee

    Roughly 2,000 county jail inmates in Texas and Tennessee are seeking help from state and federal judges to force jails to either better enforce social distancing guidelines or release inmates to slow the spread of COVID-19 in detention facilities, according to two lawsuits filed this week.

  • May 21, 2020

    Investors' Attys Get $11M After Settlement With ER Operator

    A Texas federal judge has signed off on an $11 million fee award for the attorneys who helped investors reach a $44 million settlement with Adeptus Health in their suit accusing the emergency room operator of misleading them in securities offerings.

Expert Analysis

  • Preparing For A Deluge Of COVID-19 Whistleblower Claims

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    Attorneys at Proskauer break down the kinds of COVID-19 whistleblower retaliation claims employers should anticipate, and explain key steps to minimize risks under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, National Labor Relations Act, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and state laws.

  • COVID-19, Contango And Energy's New Economic Reality

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    During the current pandemic, counsel for energy companies must be prepared for the market condition known as contango — where short-term and long-term energy prices operate differently — and with pressure from banks providing reserve-based lending facilities, says Cameron Kinvig at Lexis Practice Advisor.

  • Opinion

    Credibility Concerns About Virtual Arbitration Are Unfounded

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    Concerns that videoconferenced arbitration hearings compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests are based on mistaken perceptions of how many cases actually turn on credibility, what credibility means in the legal world, and how arbitrators make credibility determinations, says Wayne Brazil at JAMS.

  • A Texas Case Could Put Electronic Agreements In Jeopardy

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    A dispute between staffing firm Aerotek and four former employees over enforceability of electronic arbitration agreements, currently being petitioned for review by the Texas Supreme Court, could signal a big problem not only for employers but all companies that transact business outside of their own locale, says Abby Brown at Moye White.

  • A Lawyer's Guide To Client Service Continuity Planning

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    Ensuring uninterrupted client service and compliance with ethical obligations in a time when attorneys are more likely to fall ill means taking six basic — yet often ignored — steps to build some redundancy and internal communication into legal practice, say attorneys at Axinn.

  • Virtual Meetings Could Be Fertile Ground For Legal Discovery

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    Many remote meeting technologies include recording features as default settings, raising three primary concerns from a legal discovery and data retention perspective, and possibly bringing unintended consequences for companies in future litigation, says Courtney Murphy at Clark Hill.

  • How Courts May Interpret COVID-19 Waivers Of Liability

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    As businesses begin to reopen, they may seek to release themselves from negligence claims for COVID-19 infections through contractual waivers of liability, but whether a waiver is enforceable varies significantly by state, says Jessica Kelly at Sherin and Lodgen.

  • Wis. Executive Power Ruling Has A Downside For Businesses

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    The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision last week invalidating the state's stay-at-home order as going beyond the governor's authority could make future executive orders limiting businesses' tort liability during post-pandemic reopening significantly less likely even in other states, says Brian Hauck at Jenner & Block.

  • The Role Of Remote Mediation After The Crisis Is Over

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    When the dark cloud of COVID-19 has passed and resolution centers are once again peopled with warring parties and aspiring peacemakers, remote mediations will likely still be common, but they are not going to be a panacea for all that ails the dispute resolution industry, says Mitch Orpett at Tribler Orpett.

  • Preventing Elder Exploitation As Securities Fraud Increases

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    Because securities fraud tends to increase in times of crisis, financial institutions should be on the lookout for elder abuse red flags identified by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and U.S. Department of Justice, and shore up suspicious activity reporting, says Michael Napoli at Akerman.

  • How States Are Relaxing Truck Weight Rules During COVID-19

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    Multiple states have adjusted truck weight limits to allow delivery vehicles involved in emergency relief efforts to accommodate more freight during the COVID-19 pandemic, but commercial carriers and vehicle operators must be mindful of differences between states, say attorneys at Cozen O'Connor.

  • 7 Steps To Romancing The Virtual Classroom

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    For professors, trainers, lawyers, students and businesses grappling with the unexpected challenges of distance learning, trial attorney and teacher James Wagstaffe offers best practices for real-time online instruction.

  • Key Return-To-Work Considerations For Law Firms

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    There may be precious little notice before the legal community ramps up, so it's important to have return-to-work plans that address the unique challenges law firms will face in bringing employees back to offices, say attorneys Daniel Gerber, Barbara O'Connell and Richard Tucker.

  • A Creative Solution For Teaching Local Practice In Law School

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    To help prepare my students to navigate local practice, I wrote a set of rules for the classroom that mimics those they might encounter from a local judge or court, says Michael Zuckerman at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

  • Making Law Firm Panels Work For The Cost-Conscious GC

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    General counsel may be tempted to resort to matter-level requests for proposals in the wake of the COVID-19 economic crisis, but alternatively, a singular, global RFP process — to select a panel of law firms for all legal needs — can reduce legal spend while fostering long-term relationships, say Vivek Hatti, formerly at Avis Budget Group, and Jaron Luttich at Element Standard.

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