Texas

  • April 9, 2008

    Halliburton Sued In Dispute Over Remediation Costs

    Tremont LLC has filed suit against Halliburton Energy Services Inc., seeking repayment of all current and future costs Tremont has incurred relating to sites of NL Industries Inc.’s former petroleum business.

  • April 9, 2008

    Apache Sues Pensions Over Anti-Discrimination Push

    Oil company Apache Corp. sued New York City's comptroller and employee pension funds on Monday, alleging that the city is trying to use its influence, through the funds' holdings in Apache, to force the company to adopt a resolution not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • April 9, 2008

    Aloft Media Sues 10 Cos. Over Weather Patent

    A Texas company that has recently sued giants in the cellular phone and computer industries for patent infringement has turned its attention to a new target: the makers of weather monitoring stations.

  • April 8, 2008

    Judge Won't Toss Samsung DRAM Patent Suit

    A judge ruled on Thursday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. could go forward with a lawsuit against rival ON Semiconductor Corp. seeking a judgment that it did not infringe three ON patents related to dynamic random access memory technology.

  • April 8, 2008

    $1M Resolves ConocoPhillips' Clean Water Violations

    Oil company ConocoPhillips will shell out $1.2 million to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations regarding waste discharges at its petroleum refinery in Borger, Texas.

  • April 9, 2008

    Seoul Semi Loses Bid For New Trial In LED Patent Suit

    In a contentious patent dispute over light-emitting diodes, a judge has dealt a setback to Seoul Semiconductor Ltd., denying the company's motion for a new trial and for judgment as a matter of law after it was found to have infringed several patents held by Nichia Corp.

  • April 8, 2008

    Bristol-Myers Strikes $5M Deal For Orencia

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has agreed to pay $5 million plus royalties to settle a patent dispute with Repligen Corp. over the sale of rheumatoid arthritis drug Orencia, Repligen said Tuesday.

  • April 7, 2008

    Schwarzenegger Takes Sides In Pacific Lumber Case

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has thrown his support behind the reorganization plan proposed by MRC/Marathon in the Pacific Lumber bankruptcy case, contending that the group's outline best satisfies the goal of protecting the California timberlands.

  • April 7, 2008

    Jeweler Friedman's To Sell $400M In Inventory

    Bankrupt jewelry retailer Friedman’s Inc. will liquidate approximately $400 million in inventory from 377 of its 455 stores nationwide, following a court order approving its emergency motion to sell off wares and close stores.

  • April 7, 2008

    Dewey & LeBoeuf To Shutter Three Offices

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP has confirmed that it is set to close down three of its offices, saying the move is part of the firm's global strategy to expand its resources in major capital markets throughout the world.

  • April 7, 2008

    Morgan Lewis Launches Houston Employment Group

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has hired A. John Harper II, former head of the employment group at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, and Nancy Patterson, formerly of Baker Hostetler LLP, as partners to launch a new employment group in Houston.

  • April 4, 2008

    Brown McCarroll Creates Subprime Practice Group

    Texas law firm Brown McCarroll LLP has launched a dedicated subprime litigation team, joining the ranks of firms that have put together teams of top attorneys to address the continuing turmoil in the credit market.

  • April 4, 2008

    Moncrief Brings New Suit Against Gazprom In Texas

    Moncrief Oil International Inc. is once again trying its luck in the courts, this time suing Russian energy giant OAO Gazprom over ownership rights to a Siberian gas field in its home state of Texas.

  • April 3, 2008

    Chi Mei, LG Philips LCD Suit Moved To Delaware

    A federal judge in Texas agreed on Monday to transfer a case between Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. and LG Philips LDC Co. Ltd. over various patents regarding liquid crystal displays to Delaware, granting LG Philips' request.

  • April 3, 2008

    Chase Medical Comes Up Short In Treble Damages Bid

    Chase Medical Technologies has fallen slightly short in its bid for treble damages, months after a Texas jury unanimously found in favor of the company in a patent infringement suit over a surgical technique for repairing hearts after a heart attack.

  • April 3, 2008

    Matthew Sonsini Moves To Sobrato Organization

    Matthew W. Sonsini — son of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Chairman Larry Sonsini — is taking a leave from the firm where he's spent seven years as a partner to join real estate and investment company The Sobrato Organization as executive vice president.

  • April 4, 2008

    New York Finds FedEx Misclassified Delivery Drivers

    Weeks after winning class certification in their court battle for employee status, New York-based delivery drivers for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. have won another major victory, with the state ruling that the company illegally classified them as independent contractors.

  • April 2, 2008

    Asarco Seeks Approval For $5M Financing Deal

    Bankrupt copper mining company Asarco LLC asked a judge on Thursday to approve a $5 million financing deal with JP Morgan Chase and Co. so that it can continue to run its business as it works toward filing a reorganization plan.

  • April 2, 2008

    Merck Seeks To Quash Ranbaxy's Subpoenas

    Merck & Co. Inc. has taken its frustrations over multiple subpoenas from generic-drug maker Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. to a judge, claiming that the requests for information on Merck's blood pressure drug Enapren amounted to an international fact-gathering expedition.

  • April 2, 2008

    Expert Says FEMA Knew About Trailer Toxicity

    As lawmakers continue to explore the Centers for Disease Control's responsibility in the controversial trailers issued to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita victims, a top toxicologist has testified that his repeated warnings about the dangerous levels of formaldehyde in the government-issued temporary homes fell on deaf ears.