A group of Saudi individuals urged a Texas federal court Tuesday to keep alive their suit seeking to enforce a nearly $18 billion arbitral award issued in a dispute over oil fields in their country, saying the suit that names a U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company has merit.
A Texas appellate court on Monday declined to revive a $161 million malpractice suit against Strasburger & Price LLP and another firm, saying the firm hadn't established an attorney-client relationship when the statute of limitations ran out in the underlying suit it allegedly bungled, and that the firm likely could not have prevented that suit's failure.
A woman who claimed she was injured when she took a tumble from a gurney lost her bid to revive her case when a Texas appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that her medical expert's report was filed too late.
A Saudi Arabian oil logistics company asked a Texas federal court on Monday to confirm it's entitled to a $5.3 million award after a Saudi arbitration panel ruled in its favor against a Houston-based former partner in a contract dispute.
Four Native American tribes urged the Fifth Circuit to put the brakes on a lower court ruling that the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional, saying a stay is needed to protect children from potential abuse in Texas’ foster care system.
A Dallas judge has threatened to jail a representative of security company GardaWorld and attorneys at Lewis Brisbois for refusing to turn over GPS data for a truck involved in a fatal collision.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has won a new trial in a case that had resulted in a $3 million jury verdict against it stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a minor employee by her supervisor, with a Texas appellate court on Tuesday holding the jury should have been allowed to hear about the conduct of the employee.
A group of doctors urged a New Jersey federal judge to accept their $84 million antitrust settlement with the American Osteopathic Association, arguing that a group of attorneys general who have stepped in at the last minute to oppose it are misinterpreting U.S. Supreme Court precedent and that no actual class members have objected.
The Fifth Circuit on Monday held that multiple collisions caused by a runaway tractor-trailer are a single accident subject to a $1 million limit in the truck owner’s primary policy with Mid-Continent Insurance Co., reversing a lower court’s ruling that the company is liable for an additional sum an excess insurer paid to settle claims stemming from the crashes.
An investor has settled his $4.9 million tax bill with the IRS in a Texas federal court using the proceeds of a legal settlement to drop out of a $21 million suit involving an oil business.
The Fifth Circuit has refused to grant a motion for a new trial by a former law firm manager who was convicted of running a scheme to defraud insurance companies of $5 million in injury suits brought by the firm’s clients, saying that there was not enough new evidence to reopen the case.
A Texas energy company told a federal court on Friday not to toss a corporate espionage suit, arguing that a jury should decide whether or not the allegedly stolen information qualifies as a trade secret.
A Texas federal jury has found that the owner of an industrial engineering company duped an investor into sinking money into the company’s shares and awarded her $917,000 in damages, but cleared an attorney of responsibility for the fraud.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Texas Supreme Court decision that sided with the state in its dispute with the officer of a limited liability company who argued he was wrongly hit with nearly $370,000 in fines over environmental violations.
Pipeline valve maker Maverick International Ltd. has won dismissal of a deceptive practices claim in a suit in Texas federal court alleging it caused more than $750,000 in damages by selling a company faulty valve parts for a natural gas pipeline project.
The Fifth Circuit refused to override a lower court’s decision denying attorneys' fees in a suit against a debt collector, ruling that even though the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act typically required such fees to be awarded, the attorneys’ “outrageous” conduct made this case an exception.
A sales tax refund company that knew a competing company was suing it for trade secret misappropriation missed a 60-day deadline to try to toss the claims under a state free speech law, a Texas appellate court has held, rejecting the argument that an amended petition reset the clock.
Uber's ex-CEO Travis Kalanick asked a California federal judge Friday to toss a Texas-based retirement fund’s revamped proposed class action claiming Uber’s and Kalanick's illicit business tactics, corporate bullying, institutionalized harassment and rampant flouting of the law cost investors billions.
The Texas Supreme Court said Friday it would hear a case on whether an electric cooperative that operates heat recovery steam generators in power plants can qualify for a property tax exemption for pollution control, after an appeals court affirmed a state agency’s denial of the credit.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said the holders of a right of first refusal on mineral rights could not have discovered a sale had taken place without being notified, allowing the holders' suit to be filed after the usual four-year window.
The Fifth and Ninth Circuits disagree over whether a merchant seaman can recover punitive damages for the common law maritime claim of unseaworthiness. The U.S. Supreme Court should agree to review Batterton v. Dutra, and restore certainty for shipowners, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.
Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.
Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.
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.