Texas-based Pure Acquisition Co. kicked off trading on the Nasdaq Friday after scoring $360 million in an upsized initial public offering priced the night before, as the special purpose acquisition company looks for an investment opportunity in the energy space.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts at Major Lindsey & Africa interview law firm management about navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Gillian Ward, chief marketing officer at Baker Botts LLP.
The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday shot down claims against Schlumberger Technology Corp. by a man who says he developed skin cancer from exposure to chemicals at a well site, ruling the trial court correctly found the claims had been filed too late and that an appellate court was wrong to try to revive them.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday tossed a $7.25 million award for Shamoun & Norman LLP's work in a dispute over a Hunt Petroleum Corp. heir's family estate, holding there was insufficient evidence to support the jury's award and ordering a new trial to decide how much recovery the firm is entitled to.
A Texas federal judge has sentenced the owner of a durable medical equipment company and multiple diagnostic businesses to 68 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy involving kickbacks for access to patients, while also ordering $2.8 million in restitution, the U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday vacated the National Labor Relations Board's finding that a Texas electric company illegally fired a worker over his testimony at a state Senate hearing, directing the board to flesh out how it decides whether federal labor law protects workers when they criticize their employers before third parties.
Massachusetts' top court on Friday upheld the dismissal of ExxonMobil's legal challenge of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's climate change probe, dealing the oil giant a second defeat within a month in its fight against her investigation into whether Exxon concealed its climate knowledge from investors.
The CEO of recently shut-down sex ad site Backpage.com has pled guilty to conspiracy and money laundering in California, the state’s attorney general announced Thursday, the same day Texas' state attorney general announced the company itself pled guilty to human trafficking.
Schiff Hardin LLP on Thursday asked the Fifth Circuit to end a suit by Ironshore Europe DAC claiming the law firm's bad advice about a product liability trial cost it $34 million, saying it has immunity under Texas law.
Law enforcement representatives urged Congress to increase resources for border enforcement at a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday to deal with a caravan of Central American migrants trying to cross the southwest border without authorization.
A Texas appeals court on Thursday refused to overturn a trial court's order sending to arbitration a claim that law firm Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould PC botched its representation of a Houston entrepreneur in connection with a bankrupt hospital.
Home loan company J.G. Wentworth failed to pay legally required overtime wages to loan operators who worked as many as 70 hours per week at an Eastern Pennsylvania call center, according to a putative class action filed this week in Pennsylvania state court.
One day after finding Apple Inc. infringed VirnetX network security patents, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday found the infringement was willful, a decision that has the potential to put the iPhone maker on the hook for more than $1.5 billion in damages after an initial award of over $502 million.
A dispute between Statoil Gulf Services LLC and an accountant who alleged she was fired in retaliation after telling superiors she believed some in the company were committing shareholder and securities fraud in violation of federal law, has been settled, the parties told a federal judge in Texas on Wednesday.
An El Paso, Texas-area doctor has been indicted on charges of "doling out" Xanax and other controlled substances in exchange for favors, federal prosecutors said.
A Texas federal jury on Thursday found former U.S. Congressman Stephen Stockman, R-Texas, guilty of funneling what were solicited as charitable contributions into accounts that instead funded political campaigns and paid personal expenses.
An insurance broker and its executives launched a lawsuit in Texas federal court Tuesday accusing a pair of liability insurers of wrongfully refusing to defend them against claims that the broker interfered with another insurance company's ability to sell policies.
Imperium IP Holdings secured a whopping $7 million in attorneys' fees last week in a patent case against Samsung, among the largest of its kind since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it easier for winning patent litigants to recover fees. Here, Law360 looks at this and other notable recent fee awards.
Britain's Liverpool Football Club launched a trademark infringement suit in Texas federal court Tuesday alleging a Utah-based youth soccer group struck a deal to use the professional team’s crest and other insignia but has since willfully refused to make the required payments.
Apple Inc. urged a California federal judge Wednesday to toss Uniloc USA Inc.’s patent infringement suit and sanction the nonpracticing entity, saying Uniloc pursued the claims knowing Apple's devices don’t use Uniloc’s motion device technology and such "bad cases" should be cut off in their infancy.
Just last month, a number of legal groups asked the Northern District of California to strike its rule requiring that, before seeking federal court admission, attorneys first be licensed by the state of California. It is irrational to exclude seasoned federal practitioners from general admission due to state bar approval while allowing raw state lawyers who have never been inside a federal courtroom, says attorney EJ Hurst.
Despite the current momentum of federal deregulation, state agencies are buttressing consumer protections and ensuring there is no lapse in enforcement. State attorneys general are leading a charge into the perceived vacuum where federal agencies have retreated. The decentralization of oversight demands a more strategic, proactive approach to compliance, says Ashley Taylor of Troutman Sanders LLP.
Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23, which governs class actions, are set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018, pending approval. The amendments would significantly alter class action litigation procedure from notice to settlement, says Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.
There's no reason for limiting unbundled legal services to family law or even pro se litigants. Wider adoption, especially by litigators, presents an opportunity to correct law's distribution and pricing problem, to make justice practically available to all, and to dethrone litigation as the "sport of kings," says New York-based trial lawyer David Wallace.
Texas has shown strong interest in investing in insurtech startup companies, and insurers would be wise to implement insurtech innovations before being left in the dust. Though some view insurtech as a threat, it appears to be here to stay and will supply insurers with a wealth of information, say Jennifer Gibbs and Bennett Moss of Zelle LLP.
Like medical professionals, lawyers often resist policies to reduce errors due to the culture of perfectionism that permeates the industry. Autonomy is key to the legal professional's prestige and the outward demonstration of competence is key to maintaining autonomy, says Peter Norman of Winnieware LLC.
With the recent rise of sexual harassment allegations, it is vital for both employers and managers to know that extraneous common law claims can — and most likely will — be brought with claims of harassment, says Lariza Hebert of Fisher Phillips.
It is undisputed that in his first year in office President Trump was able to confirm a significant number of judges to the federal bench. How it happened — and whether it's a good thing — are debated here by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Federal courts in Delaware and Texas have reached different conclusions on the location of an “act of infringement” under the Hatch-Waxman Act. The Bristol-Myers decision's nationwide act of infringement offers a reasonable approach, while the Galderma ruling’s reliance on the abbreviated new drug application preparation seems questionable, say Ron Vogel and Brian Coggio of Fish & Richardson PC.
The Fifth Circuit continued the jurisprudential renaissance of personal jurisdiction decisions with Sangha v. Navig8 Shipmanagement Private Limited, a recent maritime ruling that has implications for jurisdictional disputes in all substantive areas. The Sangha dicta may result in a second wave of removals under Hercules, says Christopher Hannan of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.