Texas

  • February 12, 2018

    Nossaman Adds Health Care Litigator To Austin Office

    Nossaman LLP has bolstered its health care practice group with the hiring of a litigator to join its office in Austin, Texas, the firm announced Monday.

  • February 12, 2018

    Uber Sued By Texas Woman Allegedly Raped By Driver

    An anonymous woman who lives in Bexar County, Texas, has joined the ranks of those who have filed suit alleging Uber Technologies Inc.'s lax vetting of drivers and lack of safeguards led to her sexual assault.

  • February 12, 2018

    WorldLink Can't Revive Coverage Bid, Insurer Tells 5th Circ.

    RSUI Indemnity Co. on Friday asked the Fifth Circuit to turn down staffing agency Adi WorldLink LLC’s attempt to revive its claim for coverage for a chain of employee arbitrations, saying because the first claim was late it had the right to reject the entire batch.

  • February 12, 2018

    Houston BBQ Joint Owner Seeks $1M For Alleged Shutout

    A partial owner of a popular Houston barbecue joint that's been in business and family-owned for more than 50 years filed a lawsuit against the other owners in state district court on Friday, alleging they have effectively cut him out of the business and owe more than $1 million in damages.

  • February 12, 2018

    Trump Taps 9 In Latest Round Of Judicial Nominations

    President Donald Trump nominated several attorneys to appellate judgeships in the Ninth, Seventh and Fifth circuits on Monday, the latest picks to fill out some of the highest-profile vacancies in the country.

  • February 9, 2018

    Chicago's Whitehall Fights Texas Hotel's TM Suit Exit Bid

    Chicago’s historic Whitehall Hotel said a Houston hotel should not be allowed to exit a suit accusing it of infringing on its trademarks by having the same name and a confusingly similar logo, telling an Illinois federal judge Thursday that the court has jurisdiction over the Texas hotel.

  • February 9, 2018

    Too Soon For Korean Financial Authority Ruling, Judge Says

    A financial professional in Texas was premature in seeking a judgment declaring that a South Korean financial regulator must comply with a request she plans to make for evidence in support of her breach of contract case against a Seoul-headquartered tire company, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday.

  • February 9, 2018

    ​​​​​​​At 40, ICWA May Be Facing Its Biggest Legal Hurdle

    The Indian Child Welfare Act has proved to be a powerful tool to keep Native American children with tribal families since it was enacted in 1978, but a recent suit by Texas, Louisiana and Indiana might be the sternest challenge yet to the constitutionality of the law.  

  • February 9, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Says It Can’t Hear Antitrust Appeal In Patent Feud

    The Federal Circuit transferred an antitrust dispute in a long-running patent battle to the Fifth Circuit on Friday after finding that a claim involving a company's alleged fraud on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain market power did not fall within the court's exclusive purview over patent appeals.

  • February 9, 2018

    Texas, Nev. AGs Defend Ariz. Law Opposing Israel Boycotters

    Attorneys general from Texas and Nevada on Friday filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit in Arizona federal court, offering their support for a law that bars state-funded contractors from boycotting Israel.

  • February 9, 2018

    Texas Judge Keeps Suit Over 'Ice Cold' Distribution Alive

    A Texas federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a suit brought by Green Ice Technologies, the distributor of the Ice Cold 2 refrigeration and air conditioning enhancer, that claimed Ice Cold 2’s owners tried to cut it out of the sales process by making deals directly with its customers.

  • February 9, 2018

    Health Hires: Ropes, Brown Rudnick, Mallinckrodt, DLA Piper

    A wealth of health care and life sciences attorneys have been on the move lately, with new additions being welcomed at Ropes & Gray LLP, Brown Rudnick LLP, Mallinckrodt PLC, DLA Piper, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Nelson Hardiman LLP, Holland & Knight LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP, Loeb & Loeb LLP and Dykema Cox Smith.

  • February 9, 2018

    Texas County Drops $3.5M Border Fence Fraud Suit

    The Hidalgo County, Texas, Drainage District, which had accused its former general-manager-turned-contractor of defrauding taxpayers over a multimillion-dollar project to build a levee and border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, has dropped the remaining claims in its $3.5 million suit, days after a state judge dismissed others.

  • February 9, 2018

    Haynes And Boone Hires 2 Andrews Kurth Attys In Houston

    Haynes and Boone LLP this week announced it had hired two former Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP partners to join its office in Houston, bolstering its capital markets and securities practice as well as its energy litigation practice.

  • February 9, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Remington, Ant Financial, Cirsa Gaming

    Gun maker Remington is looking for financing to let it file for bankruptcy, Ant Financial is looking to raise up to $5 billion and Cirsa Gaming has received acquisition interest from private equity firms and rival gaming companies alike.

  • February 9, 2018

    Door Skins Supplier Denied Quick Win In Antitrust Suit

    A Virginia federal judge Friday shot down an Oregon-based door skins supplier’s bid to escape antitrust claims, saying there are factual disputes as to whether a 2012 merger enabled the company to engage in anti-competitive behavior to the detriment of a Texas doormaker.

  • February 9, 2018

    5th Circ. Rejects Bid To Revive Hair Salon ADA Suit

    The Fifth Circuit on Thursday declined to revive a paraplegic man’s suit accusing the owner of a local commercial property that included a hair salon of failing to ensure that the building complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ruling that the man had no plans to revisit the salon and therefore had no standing to sue.

  • February 9, 2018

    Taxation With Representation: Wachtell, Weil, Latham

    In this week’s Taxation With Representation, NuStar Holdings merged with a subsidiary to create a $7.9 billion partnership, Kroger made a $2.15 billion convenience store sale to EG Group, Enduring Resources bought WPX Energy’s San Juan Basin oil holdings for $700 million, and Tronc sold the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers to Nant Capital for $500 million.

  • February 9, 2018

    Texas Oil Co. Sues IRS In $222M Fuel Credit Dispute

    An oil company sued the Internal Revenue Service in a Texas federal court Thursday, asking for a $222 million reduction in its income over the classification of alternative fuel credits.

  • February 8, 2018

    Congress Fumbles Spending Debate, Shutting Gov't Down

    Unable to pass a funding agreement before midnight, Congress has sent the government into at least a brief shutdown Friday despite pending long-term budget agreement legislation.

Expert Analysis

  • Feature

    From Law Firm To Newsroom: An Interview With Bob Woodruff

    Randy Maniloff

    Lawyers who have left the traditional practice for perceived greener pastures are many. But the circumstances surrounding broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff’s departure are unique. Like none I’ve ever heard, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Kendall Reviews 'On The Jury Trial'

    Judge Virginia Kendall

    As someone who spent half her days last year on the bench presiding over trials, I often find the alarmist calls to revamp the jury trial system a tad puzzling — why is making trial lawyers better rarely discussed? Then along comes a refreshing little manual called "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," by Thomas Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, says U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northe... (continued)

  • Do I Need New Trial Counsel? 9 Questions To Ask

    Russell Hayman

    Initial selection of defense counsel is usually made at the outset of litigation, long before it is known whether the case may actually proceed to trial. Attorneys with McDermott Will & Emery discuss questions in-house lawyers should consider when deciding whether their litigation counsel should remain lead trial counsel in a case proceeding to trial.

  • Appointment Of CFPB Director Causes Rift Among State AGs

    Stephen Piepgrass

    With challenges to the president’s pick for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the federal courts, opposing contingents of state attorneys general have weighed in with filings as amici curiae. The controversies have centered largely on whether the Consumer Financial Protection Act or the Federal Vacancies Reform Act controls the appointment, say Stephen Piepgrass and Robert Claiborne Jr. of Troutman Sanders LLP.

  • Fixing Problems In The Texas Insurance Appraisal Process

    Steven Badger

    In recent years, use of the insurance appraisal process in Texas has grown exponentially. Gone are the days where three reputable and smart insurance professionals would get in a room and work cooperatively to fairly resolve a disputed claim. Instead, appraisal has become a tactical game, and abuses of the process are widespread, says Steven Badger of Zelle LLP.

  • Rebuilding Texas: Sealed Proposals And Job Order Contracts

    Brian Gaudet

    For members of the construction industry planning to engage in reconstruction projects following Hurricane Harvey, it is important to know how Texas public procurement law regulates two alternative project delivery methods — competitive sealed proposals and job order contracting, say Brian Gaudet and Courtney Lynch of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. ​

  • Lessons From President Trump's Failed Judicial Nominations

    Arun Rao

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. We will soon discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International.

  • Significant 2017 Decisions Affecting Private M&A: Part 3

    Ronald Levine II

    In the concluding part of this series, attorneys with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP discuss cases that are cautionary tales on drafting charter preferred stock provisions and forming contracts via emails.

  • How To Control Data As Technology Complicates E-Discovery

    Peter Ostrega

    While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.

  • Rebuttal

    Aubin Ruling Changes Nothing For Fla. Asbestos Claims

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    A recent Law360 guest article suggested that the Florida Supreme Court’s Aubin v. Union Carbide decision changed products liability law in Florida to the benefit of asbestos plaintiffs. Having litigated thousands of asbestos claims in Florida, we must clarify that Aubin follows the long-standing use of the consumer expectations test in asbestos cases, say attorneys Jonathan Ruckdeschel, Alan Pickert, Anita Pryor and Rebecca Vinocur.