A joint venture involving funds managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division will pay $1.6 billion to take over natural gas assets in New Mexico from Lucid Energy Group and private equity backer EnCap Flatrock Midstream, the energy company said Monday.
Texas Tech University was hit with a lawsuit over the weekend by an investigative reporter who alleges the school is flouting a state public information law in handling his request for documents related to the 2009 firing of then-head football coach Mike Leach.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday asked a Texas federal court to sign off on a final judgment resolving the agency’s remaining claims against a disgraced investment adviser who admitted to stealing more than $1 million from clients in what prosecutors called a “scam within a scam.”
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has announced that it has expanded its presence in Seattle and Houston with the addition of two new shareholders: one from Fox Rothschild LLP and one from Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP.
A Texas federal judge on Friday ordered a married couple from Katy, Texas, to pay $121,035 in restitution to a woman they had enslaved as their nanny and also sentenced them each to seven months in prison, seven months of home confinement, and three years of probation to follow.
A Texas federal court on Friday stayed a series of lawsuits accusing Allergan PLC of violating antitrust laws to keep generics for the dry-eye medication Restasis off the market, until the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decides whether the cases should be combined.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a Houston doctor’s appeal of his July 2016 conviction for Medicare fraud, a case in which a Texas federal jury found he falsely had approved home health care services for ineligible Medicare beneficiaries.
Two executives of a ticket reservation business that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said was at the heart of a $33 million scheme to defraud professional athletes have settled the case against them by agreeing to pay at least $945,000, documents filed in Texas federal court Thursday show.
The former chief financial officer of medical device maker ArthroCare Corp. was sentenced on Friday to more than four years in prison for his role in a fraudulent revenue-boosting scheme that cost investors more than $750 million.
A remote allergy service provider has agreed to drop antitrust claims against Phadia US Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in a suit alleging Phadia partook in a conspiracy to restrict allergy testing, about two months before a scheduled trial, according to dismissal papers filed in Texas federal court on Friday.
A pain management doctor must face a defamation suit brought by a pharmacy that was once his tenant, as the Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear his arguments that the claims against him should be thrown out.
A Texas federal judge on Thursday ruled that the owner of an offshore gas drilling platform is required to indemnify drilling contractor Hercules Offshore Inc. for claims brought by two other contractors alleging it was responsible for a fire on the platform.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear singer Erykah Badu's arguments that a lower court ignored key provisions in a state free speech law when it allowed her ex-employee's defamation suit against her to survive her early dismissal bid, leaving in place an August ruling that the lawsuit can proceed.
A Statoil unit on Thursday dropped out of a Texas federal lawsuit over a failed Chevron oil rig after several of the companies that designed it were able to shrug off some claims last summer, a move that comes as the insurance companies that underwrote the project took a first step toward appealing that decision.
Kirsten Sutton Mork, a top staffer to House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, will soon take over as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s chief of staff, Hensarling said in a Friday statement.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday allowed a lawsuit to proceed claiming a doctor's allegedly negligent treatment of a pregnant woman led to the death of her baby, denying the doctor's bid to overturn a lower court's decision that he must face the claims.
Texas securities regulators issued an emergency halt of certain operations of U.K. cryptocurrency marketplace BitConnect on Thursday, saying its cryptocurrency offerings are opaque and promises to investors are unrealistically rosy.
Staffing agency Adi WorldLink LLC on Wednesday urged the Fifth Circuit to revive its bid for coverage from RSUI Indemnity Co. for a slew of arbitrations with employees who say they weren’t properly paid, asserting that a Texas federal court ignored a key change in the policy terms when it ruled in the insurer's favor.
The organizers of the South by Southwest festival urged the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a Texas federal court’s dismissal of a suit claiming they were to blame for the death of a man struck by a drunken driver, arguing that under Texas law the festival cannot be held liable for someone else’s criminal acts.
Atain Specialty Insurance Co. shouldn’t have to defend a construction company that’s being sued by a telephone company for digging up its underground phone lines, the insurer told a Texas federal court Thursday, since Atain only insured the “tractor services” arm of the company — not its excavation unit.
New amendments to the Texas constitutional provisions permitting loans secured by homestead equity should help expand loan opportunities, but the transition period requires compliance vigilance by lenders, says Jeff Dunn of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC.
If you juxtapose the “narrow interpretation” language of the post-TC Heartland decisions with the actual contexts in which the Supreme Court uttered such dicta, it should not be a foregone conclusion that the court meant to eschew all contemporary insights when interpreting the patent venue statute, says Sue Robinson, an attorney at Farnan LLP and former Delaware federal judge.
Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.
Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.
Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.
Both the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. and rules under the Financial Conduct Authority in the U.K. provide whistleblower protections for financial industry employees who report fraud and regulatory breaches. Whereas the specific protections in the U.S. and U.K. differ somewhat, many of the protection mechanisms are remarkably similar, say Lynne Bernabei and Kristen Sinisi of Bernabei & Kabat PLLC.
Clients on the verge of litigation with a contractual counterparty often furnish their attorneys with the negotiated contract containing a mandatory arbitration provision and choice-of-law clause. But an often overlooked question is whether the Federal Arbitration Act or the parties’ chosen law governs the arbitration itself, says Rachel Mongiello of Cole Schotz PC.
The past year saw an aggressive approach to whistleblowing and retaliation actions by the plaintiffs bar and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alike. Steven Pearlman and Edward Young of Proskauer Rose LLP examine the most impactful developments of 2017.
The Fifth Circuit is among the busiest federal circuit courts in the country. What can you do to increase your chances of reaching oral argument? And if given the opportunity, how can you present a persuasive argument? Former Fifth Circuit clerk Justin Woodard, an associate at Jones Walker LLP, shares some advice.
Having just completed a six-year term as chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, I read Yale Law School professor James Forman's new book, "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America," with particular interest, says Judge Patti Saris, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.