The franchise owner of nine closed Dickey's barbecue restaurants urged a California federal court Wednesday to stop the chain from forcing him into arbitration over whether he breached his franchise agreements by closing the eateries, saying the arbitration provisions are unenforceable.
A Texas appeals court has revived a woman’s claim that chemicals leaking from a passing truck onto the hood of her car caused a host of medical problems for her and her children, overturning a previous summary judgment ruling in favor of an oil recycling company.
FisherBroyles LLP has lured to its Houston office a new partner whose tenure at a northeastern U.S. physical therapy network bolstered her authority as a seasoned health care industry litigator, the firm announced Wednesday.
A Texas attorney accused by Edelson PC of using the class action objection process to extort class counsel must turn over information about his work in Illinois, including how he settles objections and how he gets paid, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
At the request of 10 state attorneys general, the lawyers representing airline passengers in line for a $60 million settlement from two of the nation’s largest airlines asked a D.C. federal court on Wednesday to delay ruling on the plaintiffs' motion for attorneys' fees in the price-fixing multidistrict litigation.
Exxon Mobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy has been hit with a lawsuit by the partial owner of oil and gas wells in New Mexico, alleging for years it has been “grossly negligent” in its operations by overcharging for overhead expenses and running dozens of unprofitable wells.
The attorneys general for 16 states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are appealing a controversial Texas federal court ruling last month that struck down the entire Affordable Care Act.
Schiff Hardin LLP can’t be held liable to Ironshore Europe DAC for representations it made to the insurer during a product liability trial because those representations were made as part of the law firm’s legal services to its client, a Fifth Circuit appeals panel ruled Wednesday.
Corporate legal departments in some of the biggest states in the U.S. will have a greater need for legal services in the coming year and will also pay more for that work, according to survey data compiled by HBR Consulting.
Houston-based Fairview Energy LP and its largest creditor hit back Wednesday against a bid to move its more-than-$100 million Delaware Chapter 11 case to the Southern District of Texas, warning that resulting delays could jeopardize plans for the sale of the underground oil storage company.
A former marketing director for work clothes giant Williamson Dickie Mfg. Co. has told a Texas state court he was sacked because of his age as the company carried out a campaign to "get younger" at the senior management level, seeking more than $1 million in damages.
An ousted first-year law student has persuaded a Texas appellate court to revive his suit alleging that the school's failure to thoroughly investigate a cheating scandal impacted his grade-point average and resulted in his dismissal.
BoyarMiller announced Wednesday that it is adding probate and estate litigation to its list of practice areas through the acquisition of another Houston-based law firm, Young Graves & Burt.
Targa Channelview LLC has asked a Texas state court to declare that Vitol Americas Corp. cannot ask for the return of over $100 million it paid to Targa after terminating a contract for the construction of a crude oil storage and processing facility, arguing their agreement forbids it.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has hired away two intellectual property partners from Baker McKenzie to join its Houston office.
On the horizon for the financial services industry in the new year are cases that will turn up the heat on the debate over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s constitutionality, test the legality of the much-vaunted fintech banking charter and potentially increase the number of lawsuits from homeowners fighting foreclosure. Here, Law360 examines the cases that experts most often singled out for their potential impact on the industry.
A U.S. Supreme Court case that will decide whether a federally owned utility can be sued for personal injury and a Texas high court medical malpractice dispute that could change standards for expert witness testimony are among the cases that personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys will be following in 2019.
Texas’ fights to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and hold opioid manufacturers to task for alleged deceptive marketing will continue to make legal waves in 2019, while Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is yet again waiting out a potential trial on securities fraud charges.
The courts are set to tackle key patent issues like the on-sale bar rule, standing to seek or appeal America Invents Act reviews and whether patents issued before the AIA was passed can be challenged under the law. Here's a roundup of patent cases to watch in the coming year.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Wayfair decision may have raised more questions than it answered, and 2019 will see states and the business community trying to address those questions. Here are key developments in response to Wayfair to watch for in 2019.
Thanks to the passage of ballot measures in this month's elections, Missouri, Colorado and Michigan have joined 13 other states that use independent commissions or other bipartisan or nonpartisan means to create legislative or congressional districts, or both, to combat gerrymandering, says Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal.
Fielding v. Commissioner of Revenue is the most recent in a series of cases that have used the U.S. Constitution to curtail the ability of states to impose their income taxes on nongrantor irrevocable trusts. Toni Ann Kruse and Melissa Price of McDermott Will & Emery LLP discuss the implications of this trend.
In its recent ruling in United States v. Nature’s Way Marine, the Fifth Circuit may have expanded the class of marine parties potentially liable under the Oil Pollution Act, says Andrew Stakelum of King & Spalding LLP.
Now that the results of the 2018 election are (mostly) in, Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP consider what a Democratic House, Republican Senate and Trump administration may be able to accomplish in the way of tax policy during the lame-duck session and the upcoming 116th Congress.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Last week's midterm elections changed the regulatory landscape for energy and the environment in three subtle yet significant ways, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
Lou Cannon, editorial adviser and columnist at LexisNexis State Net Capitol Journal, dissects the results of the governor’s races and state legislative chambers in the 2018 midterm elections.
The just-completed midterm elections could be called the “cafeteria midterms,” because there was something for everyone. The results offered both encouragement and warnings for Democrats and Republicans looking to 2020, says Frank Donatelli of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC.