Texas

  • February 13, 2007

    Pier 1 Sues Over CEO Interference

    Pier 1 Imports Inc. said Monday that it has sued TJX Companies Inc. to stop it from interfering in the hiring of its new president and chief executive, Alex Smith, who previously worked as a senior executive officer at TJX.

  • February 13, 2007

    Court Allows Amended Claims In Tax Shelter Case

    An appeals court has revived part of a suit filed against tax giant KPMG LLP and its underwriters over a tax shelter that has since been declared invalid.

  • February 13, 2007

    O2 Micro-Monolithic Patent Fight Heads Toward Trial

    In a setback for Monolithic Power Systems Inc., a federal judge has denied the company’s motion for summary judgment that patents asserted by rival O2 Micro International Ltd. are invalid, paving the way for the case to head to trial.

  • February 12, 2007

    Appeals Court Sends Victory To Postal Service

    A federal appeals court panel has overturned a cease and desist order against the U.S. Postal Service in Waco, Texas, for being overly broad.

  • February 12, 2007

    BP CEO Will Testify In Texas City Explosion Case

    Despite numerous objections from BP Plc, a Texas court has ordered CEO Lord John Browne to answer questions about the company’s role in the Texas City refinery explosion that killed over a dozen people and marked one of the worst workplace disasters in the last two decades.

  • February 12, 2007

    Marine Reserve Sues ExxonMobil

    A U.S. Marine Corps. reserve who twice left his job to serve overseas is suing Exxon Mobil Oil Corp., alleging the company treated him unfairly when he returned to his job as an apprentice.

  • February 12, 2007

    Haynes & Boone LLP

    Everything may be bigger in Texas, but law firm Haynes & Boone LLP has worked to make sure that labor and employment litigation issues in the Lone Star State stay small.

  • February 12, 2007

    Triton IP Strikes Again With Software Patents

    Less than four months after settling an infringement suit against Microsoft Corp., a Texas patent holding company has filed a new case against a group of software companies over sales force management technology.

  • February 12, 2007

    LG Sues China's Top TV Maker

    Two Asian electronics heavyweights are set to duke it out, after LG Electronics sued China’s number one television maker for allegedly infringing its digital television patents.

  • February 12, 2007

    Dell's Call Center Reps File FLSA Overtime Suit

    A group of sales representatives from Dell Inc.’s Oregon call center filed suit against the company Thursday, alleging the national computer retailer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to accurately log employees’ hours and pay them for overtime.

  • February 12, 2007

    DataTreasury Scores Victory In Federal Circuit

    In a victory for check-processing company DataTreasury Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of counterclaims that sought to invalidate the company’s patents.

  • February 12, 2007

    Ice Cream Antitrust Ruling Reversed

    While upholding a lower court ruling that an ice cream maker’s patent was not violated because it was fraudulently acquired, the Federal Circuit has reversed an antitrust ruling against the company.

  • February 9, 2007

    Shareholders Want To Freeze BP CEO's Pay

    The recent tribulations of BP Plc in the United States have endangered CEO Lord John Browne’s pay. Two large shareholders filed a suit on Friday asking the court to freeze his $140 million severance package because it is undeserved and excessive.

  • February 9, 2007

    Converse To Offer Royalties In Settlement

    Shoe maker Converse Inc. has revealed details of its settlement with a group of university fraternities and sororities that accused the Nike Inc. subsidiary of trademark infringement.

  • February 8, 2007

    Deutsche Bank Settles Over Tax Shelters

    Signaling a change in its legal strategy, Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to settle with hundreds of investors who were put in conflict with tax collectors when they bought into illegal tax shelters from the German lender.

  • February 8, 2007

    Handheld E-Mail Technology Triggers Suit

    The Finnish unit of Seven Networks Inc., a mobile e-mail technology firm, has expanded its patent infringement battle with rival Visto Corp. in a new federal lawsuit alleging fraud at the patent office.

  • February 8, 2007

    House Eyes Patent Reform

    U.S. legislators have renewed their push to update U.S. intellectual property laws with an oversight hearing on patent reform scheduled for next week, according to the House Judiciary Committee.

  • February 8, 2007

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

    When BellSouth was hit with a proposed race discrimination class action suit, the company turned to the labor and employment team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

  • February 9, 2007

    Suit Against Weil Gotshal Dismissed

    A bankruptcy judge has thrown out a suit brought by a Christian charity organization claiming that Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP mishandled its Chapter 11 case and seeking a $40 million award.

  • February 7, 2007

    Female EMS Workers Allege Discrimination

    Seven female emergency services workers filed a sex discrimination suit against their former employer Tuesday, alleging a Texas county’s emergency services unit fired them or limited their work hours because they were not male.