Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, and nonprofit Memorial Hermann Health System have signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a 2017 Texas Supreme Court ruling saying Noble Energy Inc. must indemnify ConocoPhillips Co. for $63 million in environmental cleanup costs.
Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke's entertainment holding company has moved to shut down a suit brought by the former president of two aerial camera companies Kroenke bought, telling a Texas federal court the plaintiff stole documents to support his suit before he was fired.
With D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fate as the ninth justice still hanging in the balance, the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term Monday without a case of blockbuster proportions. But there are several bread-and-butter business issues filling out the docket.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday announced it has charged a former Texas state senator and another man over a scheme that raised millions from investors for a hydraulic fracking-related company based on misrepresentations.
The Fifth Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action accusing Texas energy reseller Stream Energy of running an unlawful pyramid scheme exploiting sales agents, saying it was rightly tossed by the lower court after the lead plaintiff defied an order to arbitrate his claims.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had a statutory obligation to provide a Texas-based valve company with a hearing before an administrative law judge prior to issuing a final order that imposed a fine over alleged Form I-9 violations, the company contended Thursday in Texas federal court.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Friday that it has created an insider trading task force, the same day the agency accused a Houston-based energy commodities broker of using clients’ trading information to help a friend make money.
Two former executives of Dutch oil company SBM Offshore NV were sentenced by a federal judge in Houston on Friday afternoon to prison for their roles in an international bribery scheme.
Insurance underwriters who claim to have paid $500 million to Chevron after a Gulf of Mexico oil rig broke urged a Texas federal judge Thursday to reject American Global Maritime Inc.’s quick win bid on claims seeking to hold the marine surveyor liable, saying the request is premature and meritless.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday granted a request from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board to hear its contract dispute with Vizant Technologies LLC over credit-card processing services, with the board arguing it's immune from the claims.
A private equity backer of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund V wants to take Houston-based American Midstream Partners private in a deal that values the pipeline company at $323.1 million, Arclight announced Friday.
A Delaware vice chancellor on Thursday dismissed a derivative suit against Blue Bell Creameries USA Inc. that sought damages for alleged director and officer failures to protect ice cream products in connection with a deadly listeria outbreak in 2015.
Petrobras has urged a Texas federal court to nix a more than $622 million arbitral award issued to Vantage Deepwater Co., saying the Texas driller's appointed arbitrator, Charles N. Brower, displayed open hostility to Petrobras and improperly refused to consider allegations that the underlying contract had been tainted by bribery.
State attorneys general demonstrated their disdain for blatant failures to report data security incidents in hitting Uber with a record $148 million penalty for attempting to cover up a 2016 breach, solidifying their role as active and aggressive privacy enforcers at a time when efforts to codify a national framework threaten their powers, attorneys say.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday left intact a lower court's ruling barring a man from selling a “miracle mineral solution” that the federal government has said is a sodium chlorite product that poses significant health risks.
The Fifth Circuit has refused to revive a restaurant worker’s suit against her National Guard supervisor claiming retaliation for reporting a colleague's alleged criminal acts, ruling that the supervisor’s actions were part of his official duties and therefore immune from legal action.
For law firms keen to expand, Austin is the place to be. The Lone Star State capital sticks out due to its high concentration of millennials, as well as its strong growth in both legal services and legal employment, according to a report from real estate firm CBRE released on Thursday.
Online dating rivals Tinder and Bumble continued to wage intellectual property war in Texas this week, with Tinder making accusations of a “publicity stunt” and Bumble calling into question the validity of several patents for swipe-based dating apps.
A federal judge in Texas has approved a $141.7 million arbitration award in favor of insurance company Kemper Corporate Services Inc. in its dispute with Computer Sciences Corp. over a software licensing agreement.
In Trump v. Hawaii, the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban against the contention that it is anti-Muslim and violates the establishment clause. However, it appears that some lower federal courts have not understood the high court's message, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.
Soon the Texas Supreme Court will consider under what circumstances Glassdoor should be compelled to reveal the identities of anonymous reviewers. Skadden attorneys Margaret Krawiec and Thomas Parnham discuss how courts over the years have answered the fundamental First Amendment question of whether to unmask an internet user who chooses to speak anonymously.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
On July 24, a Ninth Circuit panel applied textualist reasoning in Young v. Hawaii to secure a right for individuals to carry firearms in public. To end the gun epidemic — demonstrated in Chicago recently with 74 people shot in one weekend — it’s past time to turn a spotlight on the root cause: legal carelessness and oversights of text, says Robert W. Ludwig of the American Enlightenment Project.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision last year, district courts typically permit venue-related discovery when plaintiffs provide prima facie evidence at the outset that the discovery sought could establish proper venue, says Silvia Jordan of Fisch Sigler LLP.
On July 30, Ohio Governor John Kasich took the unprecedented step of signing into law an amendment that specifically rejects the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance. Red flags about the ALI's over-reaching have been waving for years, and the only question is what state will follow suit next, says Kim Marrkand of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.
One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.