Texas

  • June 19, 2007

    Williams Bailey Tops List Of Suit-Happy Firms

    Williams Bailey LLP filed more product liability lawsuits than any other firm last year, targeting Fortune 500 companies in hundreds of suits, our survey of the plaintiffs bar shows.

  • June 18, 2007

    Banks Seek To Invalidate DataTreasury's Patents

    The country's largest banks are fiercely denying that they infringed online check patents in a Texas case that's closely followed by the industry.

  • June 18, 2007

    CSIRO Wins Injunction In Wi-Fi Patent Suit

    An Australian national science research agency has won a permanent injunction against a Japanese technology company over a patent for wireless technology which may also add ammunition to the agency's suits against technology giants such as Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Intel Corp.

  • June 18, 2007

    Becton Dickinson Sued Over Syringe Patents

    Retractable Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Becton Dickinson and Co. accusing the medical technology giant of patent infringement, false advertising and anti-competitive conduct.

  • June 15, 2007

    Mississippi AG Faces Backlash Over State Farm Suit

    A national legal reform group has blasted Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood over his suit against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., contending that the litigation is a political maneuver designed to help plaintiffs' attorneys rather than Hurricane Katrina victims.

  • June 15, 2007

    Former DuPont Workers' Claims Move Forward

    An appeals court will listen to a case in which over 50 plaintiffs allege that their former employer, E.I. du Pont Nemours and Company Inc., reneged on a promise to not sell a unit after asking them to transfer to it.

  • June 15, 2007

    Discovery Halted In Biax Patent Case

    A judge on Thursday agreed to stay deadlines and discovery provisions in an ongoing patent infringement suit over computer server patents brought by Biax Corp. against Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

  • June 14, 2007

    OSHA Steps Up Safety Efforts

    Moving to step up safety enforcement in the petroleum industry after being criticized for its oversight, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is planning to launch investigations into work conditions at refineries across the country.

  • June 14, 2007

    Delinquencies Down, But Foreclosures Up: Study

    Though the delinquency rate for mortgage loans has begun to decrease, the number of subprime and other loans entering the foreclosure process has jumped to record revels, a recent study found.

  • June 14, 2007

    State AGs Urge High Court To Protect Investors

    Attorneys general in 32 states across the U.S. have banded together to submit a plea to the Supreme Court to “support a healthy securities market” and hold liable accountants, banks, lawyers and others who engage in sham deals that are aided by a company's accounting fraud.

  • June 19, 2007

    Pharmaceutical Liability Will Turn On Preemption

    Over the past decade, drug lawsuits have become the blockbusters of product-liability litigation. But the future of such litigation hinges on what becomes of the doctrine of regulatory preemption.

  • June 13, 2007

    Attorney Taps Glut Of BP Blast Testimony

    Adding to the ongoing publicity feeding frenzy surrounding BP PLC's 2005 Texas City refinery blast, plaintiffs' attorney Brent Coon posted hundreds of pages of reports, statements and interviews online Tuesday following a judge's orders that the materials be made public.

  • June 14, 2007

    Judge Denies Matsushita's Motion To Dismiss

    A judge has denied Japanese electronics firm Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.'s motion to dismiss a patent suit brought by Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek Inc. due to lack of standing, affirming that MediaTek had possession of the patents at issue through an assignment agreement with United Module Corp.

  • June 12, 2007

    Mississippi AG Hits State Farm With Katrina Suit

    True to his word, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has slapped State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. with a lawsuit, accusing the insurer of reneging on a settlement deal involving thousands of Hurricane Katrina policyholder claims.

  • June 12, 2007

    Ameriquest Wants New Century Stay Lifted

    Ameriquest Mortgage Co. filed a motion Monday in New Century Financial Corp.'s Chapter 11 proceedings requesting relief from the automatic stay in order to pursue an action against a couple who defaulted on an Ameriquest loan.

  • June 12, 2007

    Medtronic Asserts Corrected Claims Against Cordis

    In the latest development in the legal battle between Medtronic Inc. and Cordis Corp. over the lucrative market for drug-coated coronary stents, Medtronic has filed an infringement suit against Cordis based on a patent that was formally corrected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the end of May.

  • June 12, 2007

    Advocates Seek Stiffer Penalties Against Alcoa

    Two public citizen groups have appealed a district court judge's ruling in their case against Alcoa Inc., in which they accuse the aluminum maker of violating a consent decree forcing the company to build a more ecofriendly electric plant, a project that also involved TXU Power.

  • June 11, 2007

    Ford & Harrison Adds Two To Dallas Office

    Hoping to beef up the firm's Texas outpost, Ford & Harrison LLP has snagged a pair of labor and employment attorneys from Fisher & Phillips LLP and Andrews Kurth LLP to join its Dallas office.

  • June 11, 2007

    Katz Sues Companies Over Call Systems Patents

    A slew of companies—including Exxon Mobil Corp., Continental Airlines Inc. and United Parcel Service Inc.—were hit on Thursday with patent infringement suits filed by Ronald A. Katz, whose extensive telecommunications patent portfolio has already earned the inventor over $1 billion.

  • June 11, 2007

    Nokia Fights Back Against Qualcomm

    Responding to cell phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc.'s patent infringement allegations, cell phone manufacturer Nokia Corp. on Monday launched a counterclaim, accusing its foe of violating a number of Nokia patents related to mobile telecommunications technology.