Donald Trump's election and the continuing energy industry slump in Texas will change how many attorney practice law in the state.
Even prior to the presidential election, this was an interesting and tumultuous year for securities litigators.
Apple Inc., known worldwide for its iPhones, holds another, less favorable distinction: The company ranks as one of the most popular targets for patent infringement plaintiffs nationwide and particularly in the Eastern District of Texas, where more of these cases have been filed than in any other federal district, and where courts, lawyers and even former judges have big stakes in the litigation.
Law Partners Invest in Piece of Dallas History by Restoring One of City's Last Remaining Victorian MansionsBy John Council |
Ten years ago, Leighton Durham, Kirk Pittard and Thad Spalding gladly left their downtown Dallas office buildings behind and headed due west across the Trinity River to set up their law practice a mile and a half away in a cozy Oak Cliff rent house.
U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor Distances Himself From the Pack in His Rulings Against LGBTQ IssuesBy Miriam Rozen |
Perhaps no federal judge has ruled more often to stall the recent pace of acceptance of the LGBTQ community than O'Connor.
After 18 years at the energy giant, Jack Balagia retires as general counsel with respect and admiration.
For many corporations, the end of the year signifies that it is time to look to the coming year and identify a corporate or department budget for technology expenditures.
Recent Cases Moves Sexual Orientation Closer Than Ever to Protected Classification Status Under Title VIIBy MICHAEL P. MASLANKA |
Is sexual orientation a protected classification under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? The answer was once a "no." But there were two November surprises that will likely start to change the answer to "yes."
If you are relying on your teenager to help you, the time is now to learn.
A jury awarded $46,240 to a paving worker who injured his knee when he jumped out of the way of a runaway cement truck.
Local law school makes good on job placement.
Rob Crain, partner in Crain Lewis Brogdon, is serving as the 108th president of the Dallas Bar Association.
With over 1.7 billion people worldwide using Facebook, roughly a billion tweets processed every 48 hours, and folks Snapchatting, Instagramming, and YouTubing away, it's hardly surprising that law enforcement has found social media to be a rich treasure trove of people incriminating themselves.
Derek Mergele was already out of the closet for 20 years when he moved to Lubbock to study at Texas Tech University School of Law. The openly gay, married law student's mission was to knock down LGBT stereotypes in the conservative West Texas community and to be so visible that anyone questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity knew that Mergele was a friend and available to talk.
When the divorce decree is signed, most litigants assume the legal process is finally over. Unfortunately, that is not the case when one party fails to comply with the decree's property terms.
Texas firms with energy transactional and bankruptcy/restructuring practices are reaping business from the sales of distressed assets both inside and outside of bankruptcy court.
By nature, divorces are traumatic for spouses. However, with the introduction of litigation involving questions such as whether property will be characterized as separate or community, valuing that property, litigating which parent will provide the primary residence for the child, and whether the parent may move away with the child, the proceedings will quickly take on a very high-stakes tenor.