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  • January 11, 2019

    Samsung Ducks Out Of Mobile Traffic, Battery Life IP Suit

    Samsung Electronics America Inc.’s involvement in a consolidated patent infringement suit over technology relating to mobile traffic and battery life conservation, among other things, ended Thursday when a Texas federal judge ordered the case closed after previously granting Samsung and Seven Networks LLC’s joint motion to dismiss.

  • January 11, 2019

    Texas Aviation Co. Wins Transfer Of Fatal Crash Suit

    Aviation company Flare Air LLC can move a lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died in a plane crash to the county where the crash occurred, a Texas appellate court held Friday, reversing a trial court's ruling that the case stay put.

  • January 11, 2019

    Rosneft Unit Can't Dodge $70M Arbitral Award, Court Hears

    Texas company First National Petroleum Corp. is looking to enforce a more than $70 million arbitral award against a subsidiary of the Russian majority state-owned PJSC Rosneft Oil Co. following a dispute over a nixed project to develop a Siberian oilfield, according to documents filed Thursday in Texas federal court.

  • January 11, 2019

    Bandera Partners Pushes For Changes To Luby's Board

    New York-based hedge fund Bandera Partners LLC sent a scathing letter to the shareholders of Texas-based restaurant group Luby’s Inc. on Friday, urging them to approve a minority slate of new directors to Luby’s board in light of an 84 percent drop in Luby’s stock price over the last five years.

  • January 10, 2019

    IHeartMedia Lays Out Case For Ch. 11 Plan Confirmation

    Lawyers for iHeartMedia Inc. kicked off a multi-day court hearing Thursday seeking approval of a plan to restructure the radio broadcast giant and its $16 billion of funded debt, telling a Texas bankruptcy judge that the creditor-backed plan prepares the company for a future media landscape.

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

  • January 10, 2019

    5th Circ. Says Humana Can't Seal Docs In Antitrust Row

    The Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that Humana can't keep under seal documents that a Louisiana federal court has ordered it to file public but redacted versions of in an antitrust row, finding that the insurer didn't have a good reason to seal the documents to begin with.

  • January 10, 2019

    Sidley Austin Adds Global Restructuring Atty To Dallas Office

    Sidley Austin LLP announced Wednesday that bankruptcy pro Charles M. Persons has joined its Dallas office as counsel as the firm continues to expand its bankruptcy and restructuring practice.

  • January 10, 2019

    Stanford Bank Investor Can't Keep $79M In Ponzi Transfers

    A Fifth Circuit panel reversed a lower court's judgment Wednesday and ruled that one of Stanford International Bank's largest investors cannot retain the $79 million in fraudulent transfers he received after he learned of a regulatory investigation that ultimately revealed the bank was running a Ponzi scheme.

  • January 10, 2019

    Texas Oil Cos. Can't Dodge Suit Over Unpaid Royalties

    A Texas federal judge on Wednesday sustained class allegations accusing Texas oil and gas companies of cheating the owners of certain mineral interests out of millions of dollars, saying the underlying contracts entitled the mineral interest owners to collect royalties.

  • January 10, 2019

    Enterprise Hit Over Discovery Lapse In $50M Oil Shipping Row

    A Texas state court ruled Wednesday that Enterprise Crude Oil LLC has 10 days to comply with discovery requests in a $50 million suit brought by Magellan Crude Oil Pipeline Co. LP alleging breach of an oil shipping agreement, saying its “disobedience of a 2017 court order to compel production is willful and without excuse.”

  • January 10, 2019

    Investors’ Attys In Cobalt Bribery Case Seek $43.5M In Fees

    Attorneys asked a Texas federal court on Wednesday to award them $43.45 million in fees for securing $173.8 million total for investors who brought allegations involving a potential foreign bribery scheme by now-bankrupt Cobalt International Energy Inc.

  • January 10, 2019

    Last 3 Banks In $120M Enron Debt Investor Suit Settle

    Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch have settled out of a more than 15-year-old lawsuit brought by a group of investment funds seeking to hold them and others responsible for losses on $120 million of Enron Corp. debt purchased shortly before the energy giant’s 2001 collapse.

  • January 10, 2019

    Texas Doc Loses Fight Over Expert Report In Patient’s Death

    A Texas appellate court on Thursday denied a doctor's bid to duck a lawsuit alleging his denial of a transfer request caused a patient's death, rejecting the argument that an expert report didn't connect his alleged actions to the woman's fate.

  • January 10, 2019

    5th Circ. Affirms Ex-ArthroCare CEO's 20-Year Fraud Sentence

    The former CEO of medical device maker ArthroCare Corp. must serve the 20-year prison sentence handed down by a Texas federal court for his role in defrauding investors out of $750 million in a revenue-boosting scheme, the Fifth Circuit said this week.

  • January 10, 2019

    Gov't Ordered To Beef Up Response To DACA Challenge

    A judge in Houston ordered the federal government to redo its brief responding to a lawsuit brought by Texas and other states challenging the legality of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, holding on Wednesday that the government's answers to the suit's allegations are "insufficient."

  • January 9, 2019

    Amrock Denied New Trial In Appraisal App $706M IP Row

    A state district court judge in Texas has denied a bid from Amrock, formerly known as Title Source Inc., for a new trial in an intellectual property lawsuit brought by former business partner HouseCanary Inc. that resulted in its being slammed with a $706 million verdict.

  • January 9, 2019

    Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB Ax Of IP In $19M Samsung Verdict

    One of two digital-imaging patents whose infringement was set to cost Samsung $19.2 million is invalid, the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday, giving the top device maker high hopes for a multimillion-dollar haircut to that judgment as the parties await the outcome of a related appeal.

  • January 9, 2019

    Uber Scoffs At 'Nonsensical' Arguments In Fund's Fraud Suit

    Uber told a California federal judge Tuesday that a Texas-based retirement fund's amended proposed class action contains overblown claims the ride-hailing giant and its ex-CEO duped investors about the extent of purported illicit business tactics, corporate bullying, institutionalized harassment and rampant flouting of the law.

  • January 9, 2019

    Cryotherapy Co. Sued Over Texas Woman's 2nd-Degree Burns

    A Texas woman who said a three-minute cryotherapy session at a Houston branch of Impact Cryotherapy Inc. left her with second-degree burns to the bottom of her feet has filed a negligence lawsuit against the company and its affiliates.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • High Court's Frog Opinion Reaches Beyond ESA

    Keith Bradley

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service focused on interpreting the Endangered Species Act. However, a second aspect of the opinion will likely reach beyond the more obvious consequences, says Keith Bradley of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.

  • The Impact Of Texas ACA Ruling And What To Expect Next

    Susan Feigin Harris

    Despite a Texas federal judge's opinion last week deeming the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, all provisions of the statute remain in place. Moreover, an appeal is a virtual certainty and many believe the decision’s reasoning will fail, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

  • Opinion

    State AGs Can Lead The Fight For Online Privacy Protection

    James Steyer

    The record $5 million settlement between Oath and the New York attorney general's office this month is more than just a win for children illegally targeted by advertising — it demonstrates how the government can protect our privacy and safety online, says James Steyer, a civil rights attorney and founder of Common Sense Media.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • State Net

    New Year, New Opportunities For State Governments

    Lou Cannon

    While gridlock may prevail between the Democratic House and GOP Senate in Washington next year, it will be another story at the state level. For the first time since 1914, a single political party will control both chambers of every legislature except one, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.

  • 10 Tips For Law Firms To Drive Revenue Via Sports Tickets

    Matthew Prinn

    Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.

  • Inside Key ABA Guidance On Attorneys' Cybersecurity Duties

    Joshua Bevitz

    A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.

  • TC Heartland's Impact In 2018

    Alex Chachkes

    The U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods in May 2017, revitalizing the patent venue statute. Alex Chachkes and Josh Montgomery of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP review its impact over the past year and a half.