A man who was fired from a LyondellBasell refinery after what he alleges was a false positive test for cocaine asked a Texas appellate court in oral arguments Tuesday to revive his lawsuit against the drug testing company, saying its negligence caused the error.
In an issue of first impression for the Fifth Circuit, a panel has allowed the federal government to pursue injunctive relief against a power company for modifying coal-fired plants without proper permits despite the feds' Clean Air Act civil penalty claims being time-barred.
A human trafficking survivor has sued Facebook, Backpage.com and others in Texas state court, accusing the social media giant and the now-defunct classified ads website of providing an unrestricted platform for predators to exploit, extort and recruit children into the sex trade.
The Fifth Circuit has affirmed two sanctions imposed on an attorney who was unresponsive to his client after losing an appeal of a criminal sentencing in Texas federal court, but softened the requirement that he take ethics courses because it would necessitate that he enroll at a law school.
Daniel Loeb is pushing for Campbell Soup Co. to offload a trove of brands and consider a sale, Compagnie Financière Richemont SA is mulling a deal for Buccellati, and Lone Star Funds might sell Evoca Group.
A New York federal judge has ruled that Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch must go to trial over many of the claims brought against them by a group of investment funds seeking to hold them responsible for losses stemming from Enron Corp.’s 2001 collapse.
A Texas federal judge on Friday adopted the bulk of a magistrate judge’s recommendation as to penalties for two former insiders of bankrupt life settlement trader Life Partners Holdings Inc., saying that nearly $7 million in individual punishments is appropriate.
Molecular science innovation company Caris Life Sciences said on Monday that it has raised $150 million in funding from TPG Sixth Street Partners that it will use in part to continue development of its proprietary technology.
Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, and nonprofit Memorial Hermann Health System have signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a 2017 Texas Supreme Court ruling saying Noble Energy Inc. must indemnify ConocoPhillips Co. for $63 million in environmental cleanup costs.
Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke's entertainment holding company has moved to shut down a suit brought by the former president of two aerial camera companies Kroenke bought, telling a Texas federal court the plaintiff stole documents to support his suit before he was fired.
With D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fate as the ninth justice still hanging in the balance, the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term Monday without a case of blockbuster proportions. But there are several bread-and-butter business issues filling out the docket.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday announced it has charged a former Texas state senator and another man over a scheme that raised millions from investors for a hydraulic fracking-related company based on misrepresentations.
The Fifth Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action accusing Texas energy reseller Stream Energy of running an unlawful pyramid scheme exploiting sales agents, saying it was rightly tossed by the lower court after the lead plaintiff defied an order to arbitrate his claims.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had a statutory obligation to provide a Texas-based valve company with a hearing before an administrative law judge prior to issuing a final order that imposed a fine over alleged Form I-9 violations, the company contended Thursday in Texas federal court.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Friday that it has created an insider trading task force, the same day the agency accused a Houston-based energy commodities broker of using clients’ trading information to help a friend make money.
Two former executives of Dutch oil company SBM Offshore NV were sentenced by a federal judge in Houston on Friday afternoon to prison for their roles in an international bribery scheme.
Insurance underwriters who claim to have paid $500 million to Chevron after a Gulf of Mexico oil rig broke urged a Texas federal judge Thursday to reject American Global Maritime Inc.’s quick win bid on claims seeking to hold the marine surveyor liable, saying the request is premature and meritless.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday granted a request from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board to hear its contract dispute with Vizant Technologies LLC over credit-card processing services, with the board arguing it's immune from the claims.
A private equity backer of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund V wants to take Houston-based American Midstream Partners private in a deal that values the pipeline company at $323.1 million, Arclight announced Friday.
Forget about cameras, reporters in the Manafort trial were not even permitted in the courtroom with their phones, tablets or computers. That meant no live reporting on Twitter and no emails to the newsrooms with updates. In a world focused on information and news as it happens, this is unacceptable, says trial attorney David Oscar Markus.
Electronic discovery is a challenging process for even the most experienced law firms and corporations, but the challenges faced by government agencies may be even more daunting, says Amy Hilbert of Casepoint LLC.
There has been a flurry of subpoenas and investigations into cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings in the first eight months of this year. These investigations, on the rise, are coming from both state and federal regulators, says Daniel Payne of Murphy & McGonigle PC.
A Texas federal judge's decision last week in Ramirez v. Exxon Mobil — the first climate change-related securities class action against a major oil and gas company — is strikingly pro-shareholder and departs from opinions of numerous federal courts, say Mike Biles and Jessica England of King & Spalding LLP.
While most law firm executives and partners may instinctively want to tune out terms like "high availability" and "disaster recovery" — concepts that IT managers usually worry about — there are five reasons you should lean in and wrestle with the vocabulary, say Jeff Norris of Managed Technology Services LLC and Greg Inge of information security consulting firm CQR.
Recent cases demonstrate Louisiana courts' willingness to embrace the Fifth Circuit's simplified analysis of what constitutes a maritime contract in the context of insurance obligations. The courts are homing in on whether parties expected to use a vessel, and how significant the use is, says Hansford Wogan of Jones Walker LLP.
In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.
Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.
In Trump v. Hawaii, the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban against the contention that it is anti-Muslim and violates the establishment clause. However, it appears that some lower federal courts have not understood the high court's message, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.
Soon the Texas Supreme Court will consider under what circumstances Glassdoor should be compelled to reveal the identities of anonymous reviewers. Skadden attorneys Margaret Krawiec and Thomas Parnham discuss how courts over the years have answered the fundamental First Amendment question of whether to unmask an internet user who chooses to speak anonymously.