Texas

  • February 5, 2007

    Asarco Accuses Parent Company Of Fraud

    Bankrupt mining company Asarco LLC filed suit against Grupo Mexico SA on Friday, accusing its parent company of contributing to its debt by fraudulently shifting Asarco’s stake in lucrative Peruvian copper mines to another company.

  • February 5, 2007

    Sears To Appeal $73M Verdict Over Bond Buybacks

    Sears Holdings Corp. said Monday it would appeal a verdict from a Texas jury forcing the company to fork over $73.5 million to bondholders to atone for allegedly illegal bond redemptions.

  • February 2, 2007

    Heller Ehrman

    With an energy practice boasting a who’s who of former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attorneys, it is little wonder the firm Heller Ehrman is recognized for its work in industry restructuring and deregulation.

  • February 2, 2007

    Judge Invalidates Tax Shelter

    In a move that could influence the ongoing criminal investigation into improper tax shelters, a district court judge has determined that a popular tax shelter is not legitimate.

  • February 2, 2007

    Wyeth Notches Victory In Texas Prempro Suit

    A judge has tossed a case involving claims that Wyeth’s hormone replacement therapy Prempro caused a Texas woman’s breast cancer, marking the latest victory for the drug maker as it faces a slew of similar claims nationwide.

  • February 2, 2007

    Outback Owner In Shareholder Suit Over $3.2B Buyout

    OSI Restaurant Partners Inc., owner of the Outback Steakhouse chain, has been accused in a shareholder lawsuit of failing to shop around for the best bid before latching on to a $3.2 billion offer from a pair of private equity firms.

  • February 2, 2007

    Intel Joins Dell In Expanded Shareholder Suit

    Computer maker Dell Inc. inflated profits by hundreds of millions of dollars through "secret and likely illegal" kickbacks from chip maker Intel Corp., according to a shareholder lawsuit filed late Wednesday against both companies.

  • February 5, 2007

    Japanese Teleco Loses Bid For U.S. Court Immunity

    Japan’s largest telecommunications company has lost a battle in its long-running patent war with the University of Texas, with a court ruling the company was not entitled to immunity from U.S. jurisdiction.

  • February 1, 2007

    Judge Lets Ex-Enron Broadband Chief Off The Hook

    Taking a page from a federal appeals court, a Houston district judge has tossed out the conviction of the former chief financial officer for Enron Corp.’s broadband unit in light of the higher court recently overturning a jury conviction in a similar case.

  • February 1, 2007

    Time Warner, LG Hit With Infringement Suit

    A Honolulu, Hawaii-based company went on the legal warpath Wednesday, filing two patent infringement suits against defendants including Time Warner Inc., Comcast Cable Communications LLC and Samsung Telecommunications America LP over cell phones and cable modems.

  • January 31, 2007

    Clear Channel Accused Of Bid Rigging

    A shareholder of Clear Channel Communications has challenged the media company’s attempt to sell the company, saying the bidding process was rigged by top executives who are part of a group of investors that wants to take over the company.

  • January 31, 2007

    Gas Co. Pays $100M To Settle Contract Dispute

    Two natural gas companies said Wednesday that they reached a $100 million settlement agreement, putting an end to ongoing litigation over a contract involving the purchase and re-sale of liquefied natural gas.

  • January 31, 2007

    Holland & Hart Bulks Up Natural Resources Group

    Holland & Hart has snagged two attorneys to round out the firm’s natural resources team in its Salt Lake City office.

  • January 31, 2007

    Express Scripts To Resubmit Antitrust Filing

    Express Scripts Inc. on Wednesday said it would withdraw the pre-merger notification it sent the Federal Trade Commission and file a new one, giving the agency another month to review the pharmaceutical benefits company’s proposed takeover of rival Caremark Rx Inc.

  • January 31, 2007

    Symantec, Citrix Sued Over Remote Computer Access

    Accolade Systems LLC has filed two lawsuits in eastern Texas accusing defendants including Symantec Corp. and Citrix Systems Inc. of infringing a patent relating to remote access, and seeking an injunction that would shut down the defendants’ remote access products and services.

  • January 30, 2007

    USPTO To Reexamine E-Learning Patent

    A dispute between two educational software makers got a second wind on Thursday, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreeing to take a second look at a patent covering e-learning tools in response to a challenge from a software group.

  • January 30, 2007

    Group Opposes Caremark, Express Scripts Union

    A merger between pharmaceutical benefit top guns Caremark Rx Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. would further stifle an already concentrated market and make it even harder for smaller companies to break through, an antitrust think tank warned the Federal Trade Commission on Monday.

  • January 30, 2007

    Tyson Foods Faces 2008 Trial Over Illegal Hiring

    A federal judge in Tennessee has scheduled a trial in March 2008 in the employee class action against Tyson Foods Inc., which accuses the food-processing giant of depressing wages by hiring illegal workers.

  • January 30, 2007

    Pfizer's Painkiller Class Action Grows

    Complaints against drug manufacturer Pfizer over its now-shelved painkiller Bextra continue to grow, with yet another lawsuit this week joining the class action.

  • January 29, 2007

    Latino Workers Get $2.8M In Discrimination Case

    Quietflex Manufacturing Co. has greed to pay 78 former and current Latino employees $2.8 million, settling the workers’ claim that the company routinely discriminated against them, assigning them to a less desirable department and failing to pay overtime wages.