Real estate industry software provider RealPage Inc. said Wednesday it has inked a $250 million cash deal to snap up renter and property manager leasing platform On-Site Manager Inc., amid a number of deals the purchaser has made in recent months.
Shopping center owner and operator Westwood Financial has landed a pair of loans totaling $171 million for 13 properties across seven states with a total of 1.05 million square feet of space, according to a statement Wednesday from Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP, which arranged the financing.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center can't escape a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a patient who died after participating in one of the hospital's clinical trials because its governmental immunity is waived, a Texas appellate court held Thursday.
A bipartisan coalition of nearly three dozen state attorneys general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Second Circuit’s refusal to allow the federal government to access consumer data stored overseas by service providers such as Microsoft, arguing that the ruling is allowing businesses to unfairly dodge an obligation to cooperate in criminal probes.
Texas law firms are concerned about backlash from both potential new talent and from national clients if state lawmakers pass a controversial bill governing which bathrooms transgender people can use, lawyers say.
Staring down a fourth bellwether trial over its Pinnacle Ultamet line of metal-on-metal hip implants, Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday told a Texas federal judge it can't be held liable for products made by subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics.
Technology company Raytheon urged the Federal Circuit on Tuesday to deny a bid by supercomputer maker Cray to throw out a decision by Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap setting rules for determining the appropriate venue for patent cases, saying Cray can’t show that the judge abused his discretion.
Houston-based oil and natural gas developer Vanguard Natural Resources said Tuesday it has consummated a prenegotiated Chapter 11 plan and emerged from bankruptcy with $936 million in total outstanding debt, after lightening the load by $820 million.
A Texas appellate court on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a genetic testing company and hospital of failing to detect Down syndrome in a newborn, saying the claims are essentially medical malpractice allegations and therefore required an expert medical opinion under state law.
A private equity-backed Texas oilfield services company and a venture-backed Danish biotech developing diabetes treatments launched initial public offerings on Tuesday totaling $160 million, joining a coal miner that set terms Monday on an estimated $150 million IPO.
The NFL is in talks to create a massive hospitality company that would provide travel and ticketing services for sporting events, Beyoncé is interested in buying into the NBA's Houston Rockets, and toy maker Hasbro has abandoned discussions concerning an acquisition of Lionsgate Entertainment.
The Houston Golf Association filed a lawsuit in Harris County District Court on Tuesday against ticketing company ExtremeTix, asking the court to declare that a contract between the parties allows it to cancel its ticketing contract with the company ahead of the 2018 Houston Open.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision to a fast-track consideration of whether state Attorney General Maura Healey’s climate change investigation of Exxon Mobil Corp. is warranted supports her argument that federal courts shouldn’t short-circuit her climate probe of the oil giant, Healey's chief legal counsel told a New York federal judge on Tuesday.
A Fifth Circuit panel affirmed Tuesday that a putative class action brought by an employee laid off by Latshaw Drilling Co. who alleged the company failed to provide layoff notices in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act didn’t meet the act’s “single site” requirement.
A Texas federal judge on Monday shut down a Dallas-area doctor and two home health agency owners’ bids to escape their convictions for running a $374 million Medicare billing fraud ring, ruling there was sufficient evidence backing the jury’s decision.
The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday declined to rehear a case in which it affirmed that Sprint must pay local CenturyLink Inc. units about $12.5 million in access fees after Sprint cut the rates it paid and argued that it shouldn’t have to pay tariffs for connecting Voice over Internet Protocol customers with traditional landlines.
Baxter Oil Service Ltd. can't duck an order from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality related to the cleanup of the Voda Petroleum State Superfund site after a Texas appellate court on Monday rejected its argument that the order violated due process by not providing notice it could appeal.
A Chinese petroleum company urged a Texas federal judge Tuesday to toss a consulting firm’s suit over unpaid invoices related to the $775 million sale of certain BP PLC assets, arguing that the court does not have jurisdiction over the dispute, which is currently in arbitration.
A Texas appeals court on Monday found a lower court erred when it refused to toss Securus Technologies Inc.’s defamation suit that accused Global Tel*Link of orchestrating a smear campaign amid an ongoing patent battle between the rival prison telecommunications providers.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP isn't subject to Texas jurisdiction in a suit brought by former client Millennium Chemicals Inc. alleging it gave flawed advice on a tax-sharing agreement, a Texas appellate court held Monday.
Recent surveys show that law firms won't be able to rely on the flood of associates their business model demands as long as they require them to dedicate all day, most nights, every weekend and all holidays to firm business, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant GC at McKesson Corp.
Despite legal education training and the focus on logic and reason by the courts, lawyers address emotional issues on a daily basis — albeit more indirectly. But a shift to consciously and strategically addressing emotions gives us a powerful tool to help our clients reach faster, better decisions, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Texas Senate Bill 1289 requires the use of domestic iron and steel for public infrastructure projects in the state. But given the higher price of U.S.-sourced steel, the bill would increase project costs significantly, likely resulting in fewer capital improvements, and possibly impacting construction-related jobs, say Brian Gaudet and Traci Donatto of Coats Rose PC.
Last month, the American Bar Association published revised guidance regarding an attorney’s duty to protect sensitive client material in light of recent high-profile hacks. The first step in compliance is understanding how your data is being stored and accessed. There are three key questions you should ask your firm’s information technology staff and/or external solution vendors, says Nick Holda of PreVeil.
Read literally, the delay exclusion contained by many commercial property policies would preclude coverage for any loss of revenue incurred, even if the delay is a direct result of a covered cause of loss. However, case precedent shows that it is necessary to reconcile the delay exclusion with the business income or extra expense coverage grant, says Hilary Henkind of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass.
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission's recent decision in Secretary of Labor v. Hensel Phelps Construction has immediate implications for construction employers in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and could preview a split among federal circuit courts regarding the secretary of labor’s enforcement powers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, says Michael Abcarian of Fisher Phillips.
Forty years ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was created as the successor to the Federal Power Commission. Daniel Hagan and Jane Rueger of White & Case LLP review how FERC has dealt with historic changes in the natural gas and electric power markets over the last four decades, and consider the evolving energy landscape the commission will face in coming years.
One of the easiest ways to improve civil jury trials is to give juries substantive instructions on the law at the beginning of the trial rather than at its conclusion. It is also one of the most popular proposals we are recommending, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.