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$21.4 Million Merger Completed After Motion for Preliminary Injunction Denied

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"Moving parties have not established that they may suffer irreparable injury if relief is not granted, for which there is not an adequate remedy at law," wrote U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson of the Northern District of Texas in the order.

After Spoilation Decision, Businesses Should Reconsider Limited-Duration Retention Policies

By Justin S. Levy |

With respect to litigation, these businesses assume the risk that their retention policies comply with their duties to preserve evidence that may be material and relevant to a claim or defense.

Will Plaintiffs Pursue Class Actions to Fight Fracking?

By Miriam Rozen |

More than 500 people turned up at Denton City Hall about a citizen-led petition—signed by 1,900 voters—to ban fracking.

Becoming a Better Lawyer: What Buddhist Psychology Can Teach Lawyers

By Lisa Blue Baron, Robert. B. Hirschhorn and Alexandra Figari |

Utilizing basic Buddhist principles, attorneys can re-learn to focus themselves amidst the hurried profession.

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Convicted Former County Attorney Gets Work Release to Run His Steak Restaurant

By John Council |

While Tidwell's sentence was probated for 10 years, a condition of that probation is that he spend 120 days in jail, according to Tidwell's attorney David Savoda.

Left to right: Paul Hastings associates Nikhil Vijaykar, Claire Hoffmann and Anna Cressman

Associate Training Goes From Ad Hoc to All-in

By Maria Zilberman |

Like most large law firm partners, Alexander Lee had heard grumbling from clients unhappy to be billed for work performed by first-year associates.

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Five Key Factors to Success in Cross-Selling Efforts

By Frank Michael D'Amore |

Although some firms do quite well at cross-selling, it has become a Holy Grail for many others.

Deportation for Men Conspiring to Bribe Federal Judge

By Angela Morris |

Two Mexican nationals were sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for conspiring to give a $1.2 million bribe.

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Spoliation of Evidence: Long-Awaited Ruling by Texas High Court, Possible New Rules

By Miriam Rozen |

"Many people have been waiting literally for years" for the Brookshire Brothers ruling, said Kent Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and former Texas 14th Court of Appeals judge, who served on the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Pattern Jury Charges and also has served on the bar's Spoliation Committee.

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Bar Dues Mix Up Leads to 'Nerve Wracking' Experience for Some Lawyers

By Angela Morris |

Attorneys who mailed checks to the State Bar of Texas around the end of May and beginning of June later received notices that they hadn't paid their dues.

A Marketing Consultant's Argument for the End of 'Dress Casual'

By Stacy West Clark |

I am going to give you my very best advice today that could make all the difference in your practice. It will be very short and sweet and I am sorry, but you may not like it.

Go Ahead, Blame Your BYOD Troubles on Millennials

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

Arik Hesseldahl gives you leave to blame this cohort yet again, this time if the IT department is having trouble with a Bring Your Own Device initiative.

Former Client Sues Firm, Attorneys for $2 Million

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"After the lawyers suspected a malpractice action, they successfully removed Gloria as the administratix of Mary Ann's estate in hopes that the statute of limitations would run before a new administratrix would take her place," plaintiff Gloria Cegielski alleges in the petition.

Six Tips to Build a Rainmaker's Rolodex

By Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria |

Developing a meaningful network of potential clients and referral sources may seem overwhelming, but it is simpler than you may think.

<b>LAW SCHOOL:</b> No longer “the path into the middle class that it once was.”

Law School Enrollment Slump Continues

By Karen Sloan |

The number of applicants to American Bar Association-accredited law schools declined by about 8 percent this year, dashing hopes for a reversal in a four-year downward trend.

.Academy awards statue, the Oscar. Photo courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences....An Oscar statuette earned by Frank Capra’s 1942 documentary “Prelude to War,” the first film in the United States Army Special Services’ seven-picture “Why We Fight” series, has been removed from the auction block and was returned to the care of the U.S. Army this evening (9/3/08)...Pictured: The duplicate statuette requested by and granted to the Department of Defense in 1958 in connection with a special exhibition.

That's a wrap! Judge makes sure fake Oscar statuettes are on the cutting room floor

By Miriam Rozen |

With his order, Sparks also temporarily enjoined De La Rosa from selling any statuettes that bear the copyrighted design and marks of Oscar or otherwise calculating "to cause purchasers to believe that" his "products are sponsored, endorsed or approved by the Academy."

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If Neil Armstrong stubbed his toe on a moon rock, who's liable?

By Mark Bauer |

When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon 45 years ago, people didn't give a great deal of thought to the legal implications of sending objects into space.

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Whistleblower, Ex-Prosecutor Sues County for Alleged 'Retaliatory' Firing

By Angela Morris |

"I have no other comment on the lawsuit or Brand's termination. I have said previously that any allegation his termination was retaliatory is simply untrue," wrote Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg in a text message.

Monica Ingram, University of Texas School of Law assistant dean for admissions and financial aid

UT Law School Assistant Dean for Admission and Financial Aid Discusses the School's Diversity Efforts

By Miriam Rozen |

"We look for diversity of experience in addition to racial, ethnic and gender diversity," said Monica Ingram, University of Texas School of Law assistant dean for admissions and financial aid.

VerdictSearch: Railroad Worker Loses Swinging Sledgehammer Injury Claim

A jury declined to award damages to a railroad worker who claimed a back injury while swinging a sledgehammer.

Simi Denson, Austin solo, is the surrogate mother of triplets living in Houston

Surrogacy Sanctuary: Couples Look to Surrogacy-Friendly Texas for Hope

By Miriam Rozen |

"I love this practice. I love working with parents who are getting the chance to feel hope, said Austin solo Kelly Simone "Simi" Denson.

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Determining Damages in Nuisance Claims

By Jonathan B. Shoebotham |

These nuisance cases expressly distinguish between a recovery for "discomfort and loss of enjoyment" as contrasted to damages for personal injuries or disease.

Deal of the Week: $1 Billion Energy Joint Venture

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Former Client Sues Firm, Lawyers for Legal Malpractice Alleging Payment of $400,000 in Fees Against 'Judgement Proof' Defendant

By John Council |

"He believes he was misled into believing that he had a strong case and the significant attorney fees were justifiable," said Darrell Keith of Fort Worth's Keith Law Firm, who represents the plaintiff.

Hugh E. Tanner, managing partner of Houston office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

New Managing Partner for Morgan Lewis in Houston

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Hugh Tanner led the Morgan Lewis team that won a federal court dismissal in 2013 for a subsidiary of Schlumberger Limited in environmental litigation stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

Surrogacy Laws Not as Ironclad in Texas for Same-Sex Couples

By Miriam Rozen |

It is so important that a same-sex couple wanting legal solutions consult with a knowledgeable attorney in this area to help them find the right judge and make the right legal argument, according to Christene Andresen, of CHA Law Group in Austin.

Second Disciplinary Suit Filed Against Lawyer Alleges Forgery of Client's Signature

By Angela Morris |

A Houston attorney who has been defending himself in a disciplinary case that alleges he committed barratry must now defend another disciplinary lawsuit.

Grand Jury Hears More Evidence in Gov. Perry Criminal Investigation

By Angela Morris |

Michael McCrum, the appointed prosecutor in the case, said the grand jury meets again on July 18, but he hasn't yet scheduled witnesses to testify.

Tribe Loses Suit to Keep Oil and Gas Drilling Off 'Aboriginal' Land

By John Council |

The tribe did not seek monetary relief but sued to force the government to protect the tribal land from drilling.

Will Obamacare Usher in the Next Era of Tort Reform?

By Jacquelyn v. Clark |

Standard loss allocation principles, including those relating to the mitigation of damages, may have made Obamacare a game changer when future medical expenses are presented to a jury.

Case Summaries

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Big Win Defeating 'Hail Mary Pass' Motion to Dismiss

By John Council |

"The plaintiff filed this case in federal court, and we spent a lot of money defending it," said Megan O'Laughlin, an attorney with Dallas' Hitchock Evert. "We didn't want to have to start over.''

Newsmakers: Week of July 21

Tarron Gartner-Ilai has joined the insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law in Dallas as a principal.

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Trend in Texas Practice: Increased Prospect of Recovering Attorney Fees

By L. Bradley Hancock and Elizabeth Ross Hadley |

Many civil law jurisdictions have long held that the "loser" at the courthouse pays both side's attorney fees. Texas is quickly moving towards this civil law standard.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Tx.

Court Denies Reporter's Request for Bush Library Document Inquires

By Miriam Rozen |

John Cook, former editor in chief of gawker.com, who now serves the same role at The Intercept, a digital magazine, sought to obtain records of requests for archived presidential and vice presidential materials submitted to NARA by or on behalf of former President George W. Bush and former Vice-President Richard B. Cheney, according to the opinion.

EnergyBuzz: Spin-Off of Houston Energy Company

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Related to the spinoff, Paragon executed debt financing of about $1.73 billion, and entered into an $800 million revolving credit facility.

Robert S. 'Bob' Bennett, attorney and owner of Houston's Bob Bennett & Associates

Suit Is Filed Against Robert S. Bennett by Former Firm; Court Orders Disciplinary Suit to Mediation

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Bennett Law Firm seeks between $200,000 and $1 million from Bennett, Bob Bennett & Associates, Bennett Nguyen & Associates, and the Bennett-Nguyen Joint Venture.

Inadmissible: Confederate Flag Plates

On July 14, the Fifth Circuit raised eyebrows in what will likely be known from now on as the Confederate flag license plate case.

U.S. District Court Judge Sam Cummings to Take Senior Status

By John Council |

"You could call him the most important district judge for Second Amendment jurisprudence,'' David Schenck, a member in the Dallas office of Dykema Gossett, said of Cummings.

Candid Mentor: Books for Professional Self-Improvement

By Michael P. Maslanka |

Each teaches the most valuable lesson in living our lives: How we look at the world makes all the difference in the world.

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Keeping It Real: The Potential Pitfalls in Attorney Internet Advertising

By William Angelley and Jules Angelley |

In a word, web presence is advertising, and the State Bar of Texas views it as such.

Bert Rein of Wiley Rein, who represented Abigail Fisher (right) in Fisher v University of Texas, addresses the media after arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2012.

Divided Fifth Circuit Upholds UT's Race-Conscious Admissions

By Tony Mauro |

A Fifth Circuit panel ordered more briefing, held oral arguments and on July 15 reaffirmed its support of the University of Texas program even under the heightened standard.

Hilda C. Galvan, partner-in-charge of the Dallas office of Jones Day

Jones Day Names New Partner in Charge of Dallas Office

By John Council |

When Hilda Galvan was growing up, being smart wasn't necessarily considered an asset. And her seriousness about schoolwork didn't win her many friends in her "tougher" neighborhood in El Paso, she said.

Allan Van Fleet is a partner in Houston's McDermott Will & Emery

Allan Van Fleet Talks About Significance of 'Fisher v. UT' Decision

By Miriam Rozen |

When Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Allan Van Fleet had drafted and filed an amicus brief on behalf of the family of Heman Marion Sweatt, which supported the school in the Fisher case.

Justice Nora Longoria of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals (booking mugshot)

Thirteenth Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria Charged With DWI

By Angela Morris |

"Ms. Longoria begin to cry as she stated, 'You are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I'm at today.' Ms. Longoria advised she was a judge," said an offense report by Officer R. Garza.

David Gerger, managing partner of the new Houston office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Quinn Emanuel Hires White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer David Gerger to Run New Houston Office

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Gerger said he and the other lawyers from Gerger & Clarke will have access to and support from an "incredible group of lawyers" at Quinn Enamuel.

Judith Levy, introducing her family during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Obama's Historic Role in Nominating Gay Judges

By Todd Ruger, John Council and John Pacenti |

Robert Pitman's uncontroversial selection—Cornyn called Pitman's sexuality "irrelevant"—was Obama's 11th nomination of an openly gay or lesbian lawyer to a federal district judgeship.

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Rising from the ashes: firm to celebrate inauguration of new building after devastating fire

By Angela Morris |

"It's like coming home; it really is," said Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.

Locke Lord partner David Patton

New Chair for the State Bar's Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section: Membership at All-Time High

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

David Patton said one of his major goals for his one-year term as chairman is to launch an oil and gas seminar that will feature women panelists both to recognize successful women lawyers in oil and gas law and to encourage more women to choose the area.

Disappearing Act: Lawyer Sues 'AWOL' Clients to Recover Alleged Owed Fees

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"I've had clients diss me and disappear, but nothing like this," said Joe Alfred Izen Jr., of Izen & Associates.

Robert S. 'Bob' Bennett, attorney and owner of Houston's Bob Bennett & Associates

Suit Is Filed Against Robert S. Bennett by Former Firm; Court Orders Disciplinary Suit to Mediation

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Bennett Law Firm seeks between $200,000 and $1 million from Bennett, Bob Bennett & Associates, Bennett Nguyen & Associates, and the Bennett-Nguyen Joint Venture.

EnergyBuzz: Spin-Off of Houston Energy Company

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Related to the spinoff, Paragon executed debt financing of about $1.73 billion, and entered into an $800 million revolving credit facility.

John G. George Jr., a San Antonio lawyer and amateur motorcross racer pictured at Cycle Ranch in Floresville, Texas

Flying high: Lawyer revs up for Motocross championship

By John Council |

"I've broken 25 bones over the years. And my whole right side is pretty much metal,''said John G. George Jr., an associate in the San Antonio office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons.

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Determining Damages in Nuisance Claims

By Jonathan B. Shoebotham |

These nuisance cases expressly distinguish between a recovery for "discomfort and loss of enjoyment" as contrasted to damages for personal injuries or disease.

Allan Van Fleet is a partner in Houston's McDermott Will & Emery

Allan Van Fleet Talks About Significance of 'Fisher v. UT' Decision

By Miriam Rozen |

When Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Allan Van Fleet had drafted and filed an amicus brief on behalf of the family of Heman Marion Sweatt, which supported the school in the Fisher case.

Justice Nora Longoria of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals (booking mugshot)

Thirteenth Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria Charged With DWI

By Angela Morris |

"Ms. Longoria begin to cry as she stated, 'You are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I'm at today.' Ms. Longoria advised she was a judge," said an offense report by Officer R. Garza.

Changing Firms? Transparency and Caution Can Smooth the Process

By Robert W. Hillman |

What are some of the dos and don'ts of changing law firms for the lawyer who wants to stay on the right side of law and ethics?

What You Need to Know About Corporate Designee Depositions

By Hayes A. Hunt and Joshua N. Ruby |

In a world where the overwhelming majority of cases never make it to trial, depositions take on outsized importance.

Things Are Looking Up for In-house Counsel Hiring

By Rebekah Mintzer |

A new legal hiring trends survey finds that the future is bright for in-house legal professionals in the U.S. and Canada.

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Dinosaur tale: Happy ending for Houston lawyer

By Miriam Rozen |

Return of the bones culminates an effort that began in 2012, when Robert Painter of Houston's Painter Law Firm helped his client, Elbegdorj Tsakhia, the president of Mongolia, halt a planned auction of a Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton.

Former Client Sues Firm, Lawyers for Legal Malpractice Alleging Payment of $400,000 in Fees Against 'Judgement Proof' Defendant

By John Council |

"He believes he was misled into believing that he had a strong case and the significant attorney fees were justifiable," said Darrell Keith of Fort Worth's Keith Law Firm, who represents the plaintiff.

Deal of the Week: $1 Billion Energy Joint Venture

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Andrews Kurth represents NRG Energy Inc. in a $1 billion joint venture with JS Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. to build the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration operation in Fort Bend County.

Hugh E. Tanner, managing partner of Houston office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

New Managing Partner for Morgan Lewis in Houston

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Hugh Tanner led the Morgan Lewis team that won a federal court dismissal in 2013 for a subsidiary of Schlumberger Limited in environmental litigation stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

Darrell L. Keith, Fort Worth solo

Cowtown lawyer Darrell Keith saddles up for downtown move

By John Council |

"We no longer needed the large offices we needed in 1996," said Keith. "And the Landmen Association came along and made us an offer we couldn't refuse for the entire building."

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Court: Banning Confederate flag license plate violates the First Amendment

By John Council |

"The government may not 'selectively … shield the public from some kinds of speech on the ground that they are more offensive than others,'" wrote Judge Ed Prado in a majority opinion joined by Judge Jennifer Elrod.

7 Ways to Keep Your Computer From Wasting Your Time

By John Edwards |

Computers are great productivity tools—until they begin wasting your time.

Facebook's campus at 1601 Willow Road in Menlo Park, CA

Protecting the IP in Social Media

By John M. Persinger |

How much would your company pay for a "like" on Facebook?

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Legal Productivity Doesn't Happen in a Vacuum

By Dan Currell and Victor Gamez Barrera |

You may want to add Eliyahu Goldratt’s “The Goal” to your summer reading list—and then rethink what you mean by “legal productivity.”

Nominations Open for Texas Lawyer's 2014 Legal Departments of the Year Award

Texas Lawyer is seeking nominations for our Legal Departments of the Year award which recognizes the Lone Star State’s top in-house departments in six distinct categories: 1. General; 2. Outside Counsel Management; 3. Technology; 4. Diversity and Quality of Life; 5. Pro Bono and Community Service; and 6. Corporate Compliance.

For complete instructions click here.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Keeping It Real: The Potential Pitfalls in Attorney Internet Advertising

By William Angelley and Jules Angelley |

In a word, web presence is advertising, and the State Bar of Texas views it as such.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Tx.

Court Denies Reporter's Request for Bush Library Document Inquires

By Miriam Rozen |

John Cook, former editor in chief of gawker.com, who now serves the same role at The Intercept, a digital magazine, sought to obtain records of requests for archived presidential and vice presidential materials submitted to NARA by or on behalf of former President George W. Bush and former Vice-President Richard B. Cheney, according to the opinion.

Grand Jury Hears More Evidence in Gov. Perry Criminal Investigation

By Angela Morris |

Michael McCrum, the appointed prosecutor in the case, said the grand jury meets again on July 18, but he hasn't yet scheduled witnesses to testify.

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Take Ownership of Assignments to Have Independent Value

By Christopher M. Varano |

To succeed in this profession, you need to be a problem-solver and an independent thinker. Being a hard worker and doing an adequate job is simply not enough.

David Gerger, managing partner of the new Houston office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Quinn Emanuel Hires White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer David Gerger to Run New Houston Office

Gerger said he and the other lawyers from Gerger & Clarke will have access to and support from an "incredible group of lawyers" at Quinn Emanuel.

Tribe Loses Suit to Keep Oil and Gas Drilling Off 'Aboriginal' Land

By John Council |

The tribe did not seek monetary relief but sued to force the government to protect the tribal land from drilling.

Women Settles Body Cavity Search Case Against Hospital, Doctors for $1.1 Million

By Miriam Rozen |

"We also intend to make sure that area law enforcement agencies understand that UMC's only concern when patients are brought to us in their custody is patient care," wrote James Valenti, the University Medical Center of El Paso's president, in a statement.

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EnergyBuzz: 4 Title Protections in Upstream Oil & Gas Acquisitions

By Omar Samji and Alexandra Wilde |

When clients acquire or sell upstream oil and gas properties, both clients and their lawyers should pay close attention to the real property title protections in the underlying purchase and sale agreement (PSA) and in related conveyancing documents.

Robert A. Jacobson, tax partner, Bracewell & Giuliani, Houston

Newsmakers: Week of July 14

Robert A. Jacobson, a tax attorney, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as a partner.

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How Law Firms Can Comply With HIPAA

By Raymond L. Panneton |

The broadened definition allows for HHS to hold law firms directly liable for HIPAA violations.

Inadmissible: Best Summer Associate Program

Vault.com released a list of the top 50 best summer associate programs. The Dallas office of Haynes and Boone ranked No. 44, the only Texas firm to make the list.

VerdictSearch: Jury Sides With Driver Who Hit Teen Bicyclist

A teenage bicyclist who was struck by a car in an area where there were no street lights lost his suit against the driver.

Law Firm Files Defamation Lawsuit Over Ex-Client's Yelp Review

By Angela Morris |

But Joseph A. Browning said everything he wrote in the post is true.

Personal Injury Law Firm Asserts First Amendment Defense in Internet Defamation Suit Filed by Competing PI Firm

By Angela Morris |

"Plaintiff's claims are barred because any allegedly defamatory statements were an expression of opinion rather than an expression of fact," both defendants argued.

Unmanned Aerial Systems: A New Legal Frontier in Aviation

By Ladd Sanger |

Drones are in the news, but what do they mean for lawyers? From FAA regulations to the risk of uninsured liability for crashes to invasion of privacy lawsuits, attorneys need to understand this new world of readily available, unpiloted aircraft.

Firm Sues Former Partner Over $1.4 Million Trustee Fee Earned in Dreier Bankruptcy

By John Council |

"Diamond McCarthy files the instant petition against its former non-equity partner with considerable regret and only after potential avenues of compromise reached an impasse."

Pirates Pose Risk to Employers

By Brian Beckcom |

Effective counter-piracy measures include training crews; creating a citadel on ships to protect crews from hijackers; using armed escorts and/or privately contracted, armed, security personnel; and keeping the vessels' routes hidden from prying eyes by using secure communication methods.

Doug Allison, solo, Corpus Christi

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Intervening Party in Wrongful-Death Case Deemed Texan, Wins Forum Fight

By John Council |

"She's pure Texan and she belonged here," said Doug Allison, a Corpus Christi solo, of the significance of his client's 6-3 win in the high court's decision in In Re Ford Motor Company.

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Preserving Privilege When In-House Counsel Wear Multiple Hats

By Anna Rotman |

While settled law says that the attorney-client privilege applies in a corporate setting, the mere involvement of a lawyer in a business transaction does not create a right to withhold communications on the basis of privilege.

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Exotic Dancers + Allegedly Malfunctioning Software = FLSA Lawsuit

By Miriam Rozen |

The cabaret allowed dancers to keep dance fees ($5 to $10 per table dance) but the employer did not track time worked with the software it used, known as "Table Dance Manager," the plaintiffs allege.

Case Summaries

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Lawyer, Law Firm Deny Allegations in Ex-Client's $2.64 Million Lawsuit Over Postnup

By Angela Morris |

The plaintiff holds his former lawyer "in high regard. It is unfortunate that these issues have arisen. The firm has been responsive to his concerns and we are working towards an amicable resolution," wrote Robert P. Wilson, who represents the plaintiff.

Young Lawyers: It Pays to Ask 'Why' When Doing Your Work

By Michael Schafle |

I find that it is always important to ask the most simple of questions regarding your work.

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Law Schools Unveil Targeted Academic Scholarships

By Karen Sloan |

A law degree just got cheaper for certain students.

Second Disciplinary Suit Filed Against Lawyer Alleges Forgery of Client's Signature

By Angela Morris |

A Houston attorney who has been defending himself in a disciplinary case that alleges he committed barratry must now defend another disciplinary lawsuit.

Hilda C. Galvan, partner-in-charge of the Dallas office of Jones Day

Jones Day Names New Partner in Charge of Dallas Office

By John Council |

When Hilda Galvan was growing up, being smart wasn't necessarily considered an asset. And her seriousness about schoolwork didn't win her many friends in her "tougher" neighborhood in El Paso, she said.

U.S. District Court Judge Sam Cummings to Take Senior Status

By John Council |

"You could call him the most important district judge for Second Amendment jurisprudence,'' David Schenck, a member in the Dallas office of Dykema Gossett, said of Cummings.

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Batson Challenge at Issue in ADA Firing

By Angela Morris |

Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg claims she terminated Steve Brand for making "racially insensitive remarks" during a jury selection proceeding. But Brand's employment lawyer Tom Nesbitt alleges that's a "pretext" for firing Brand for participating in an investigation into Lehmberg.

Inside the Jury Selection Transcript

By Angela Morris |
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Taxes and Texas Aircraft Owners

By Nathan S. Haley |

State and local taxing authorities across Texas have focused on the aviation industry as a potential source of tax revenue.

Looking for Work? Justice AmeriCorps Seeks 100 Lawyers

By Miriam Rozen |

Justice AmeriCorps will fund 100 lawyers to represent unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings.