Texas

  • April 2, 2007

    Hunton Pulls In Jenkens’ Texas Team

    Days after Jenkens & Gilchrist’s announced its plans to shut down, Hunton & Williams has seized upon an opportunity to pick up 93 lateral attorneys for its core practice groups and expand its footprint in Texas.

  • April 2, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Denise M. Kettelberger

    With a Ph.D. in anatomy and a highly analytical mind, Denise M. Kettelberger found herself at the front of a wave of scientists called upon by the legal community to put their talents to work in the name of intellectual property law.

  • March 30, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Karen Hirschman

    Though she has had a career peppered with important cases and high-profile representations, one of the things Vinson & Elkins’ Karen Hirschman is most proud of is her involvement in her firm’s women’s initiative.

  • March 30, 2007

    Dell Delays 10-K As Auditors Find Signs Of Misconduct

    Evidence of misconduct uncovered by auditors investigating Dell Inc.’s accounts has forced the computer maker to delay filing its financials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • March 30, 2007

    Pacific Lumber Seeks To Reform Creditors Committee

    Pacific Lumber Co. is trying to boot out an environmental group leading a committee in its Chapter 11 case, claiming the group is “remarkably unrepresentative” of its unsecured creditors.

  • March 29, 2007

    JP Morgan Wins Dismissal Of Enron Class Action

    JP Morgan Chase & Co. on Thursday won the dismissal of a class action lawsuit alleging the bank had helped Enron Corp. hide fraud, after a Manhattan judge ruled that plaintiffs had failed to state a claim for relief.

  • March 29, 2007

    Texas Energy Regulators Propose $210M Fine For TXU

    Texas energy regulators have proposed levying a fine of $210 million on electricity provider TXU Corp. as punishment for illegal market manipulations during the summer of 2005.

  • March 29, 2007

    Ex-Enron Lawyers Targeted By SEC Suit

    Two former in-house attorneys of now-defunct Enron Corp. participated in the massive accounting fraud at the energy company by intentionally omitting transactions from financial statements, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • March 29, 2007

    Vinson & Elkins

    When private equity firms Texas Pacific Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. needed legal representation in the $45 billion deal to acquire Dallas-based utility TXU, they turned to the energy lawyers at Vinson & Elkins, a firm that’s been focused on energy work since 1917.

  • March 28, 2007

    Judge Extends Asset Freeze For TXU Investors

    Investors accused by securities regulators of insider trading in relation to the purchase of energy company TXU Corp. by private equity firms have once again had their assets frozen by a federal court.

  • March 28, 2007

    HP Unleashes Patent Portfolio On Acer

    Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwanese rival Acer Inc., accusing the smaller company of infringing five patents for a variety of personal computer functions.

  • March 28, 2007

    Judge Tosses Bid For New Enron Complaints

    A group of gas companies has lost its bid to add new claims to its complaint that bankrupt energy giant Enron Corp. shirked certain underground natural gas contracts, with a federal bankruptcy court on Tuesday denying the group's motion for additional discovery.

  • March 28, 2007

    Court Sets Date In Forgent Trial

    After surviving summary judgment, Forgent Networks Inc. is barreling closer to facing off with its opponents in front of a jury as the battle over a highly litigated patent for video playback technology prepares to take center stage.

  • March 27, 2007

    Howrey Expands Antitrust Work In New York

    Washington, D.C. law firm Howrey LLP has expanded its ability to handle antitrust cases in New York with the addition of a new compliance and litigation partner recruited from rival Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

  • March 26, 2007

    BP Hit With More Suits Over Texas Refinery Blast

    British Petroleum PLC has been slapped with four additional lawsuits by residents and employees who claim they were injured when the company’s Texas oil refinery exploded in March 2005.

  • March 27, 2007

    Oracle Suit May Spur Federal Actions Against SAP

    A lawsuit filed by business software maker Oracle Corp. accusing German competitor SAP AG of wide-scale corporate theft could prompt criminal and civil actions against the company or “rogue” individuals acting on their own behalf.

  • March 26, 2007

    Judge Grants O2Micro Permanent Injunction

    A Texas court has granted O2Micro International Ltd.’s request for a permanent injunction against four companies it sued for patent infringement in 2004, rejecting a claim that the plaintiff intentionally withheld material information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • March 23, 2007

    Judge Bats Down Class Action Bid In Katrina Case

    In a boost for State Farm, a federal district judge has denied class action status to one of the suits seeking recompense from the insurer for property damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.

  • March 26, 2007

    Supreme Court Hears Landmark Antitrust Case

    The Supreme Court debate on Monday over a 96-year-old precedent that established the current statutes governing vertical minimum price-fixing focused not on the precedent itself, but rather on the implications of overturning the ruling and shaking the foundations of antitrust law.

  • March 23, 2007

    Medical Malpractice Payouts Rising: DOJ Study

    Medical malpractice insurance payouts have risen dramatically due to growing health care costs and an increasing effort by attorneys to litigate claims over only the most severe injuries, according to a Department of Justice study released Sunday.