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95th District Court Judge Ken Molberg

Democrats Choose Trial Judge to Run for All-Republican Dallas Appeals Court

By John Council |

Ken Molberg hopes to be the first Democrat to reach Dallas' Fifth Court of Appeals since the 1990s.

Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger

The Rise and Risk of Obstructionist Discovery Tactics

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger |

With fewer trials and an increasing focus on using the discovery process to leverage a favorable settlement or resolution, it is common for litigation counsel to be obstructionist during discovery.

Goldstein & Russell's Thomas Goldstein

A New Type of Amicus Brief: No Clients, No Side Taken

By Tony Mauro |

A little-noticed brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall may launch a new genre of friend-of-the-court filings.

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Improve Your Contracting Strategy

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

If the contracting operations at your legal department look more like Mad Libs, with lawyers filling in clauses and precedents seemingly at random, it may be time for a rethink.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

In Context: Gov. Rick Perry's Indictment

The following timeline details the events that unfolded in Texas courts following Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg's drunk driving conviction in April 2013 through Gov. Rick Perry's booking Aug. 19.

Larry Rothenberg, Houston solo

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Solo Gets Win for World's Fastest Court Reporter

By John Council |

The Guinness Book of World Records notes that Mark Kislingbury "is the National Court Reporters Association [NCRA] speed and real-time champion, achieving 360 words per minute with 97.23 percent accuracy, at the NCRA 2004 summer convention on July 30, 2004."

Dealing With Alcohol Abuse Allegations in Family Law

By Jimmy Evans and Julio De La Llata |

Alcohol abuse allegation in divorce or custody suits involving children can impact the overall strategy for how a practitioner should approach the client and the case.

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EnergyBuzz: Mexico's Energy Reform to Tackle Declining Production

By Natalie Regoli and Brian Polley |

The decline is commonly attributed to insufficient operational capabilities and capital of the state-owned oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) which prevents it from producing from the country's deepwater and shale resources.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry to Pay Attorneys From Campaign Funds

By Angela Morris |

At first, Perry hired and agreed to pay $450 per hour to Austin criminal defense lawyer David Botsford, whose firm has already received nearly $80,000. Now, Perry has hired four more high-powered lawyers. The governor will use his $4.41 million campaign account to pay them.

Befuddled by Bitcoin: Defining Virtual Currency for Regulation

By Steve Thomas |

How can something be regulated if no one knows what it is?

Order May End Anna Nicole Smith's Estate Battle Over Late Husband's Money

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Judge wrote that it was "neither reasonable nor practical" to continue litigation that's lasted nearly 20 times length of the marriage.

Election Lawsuits End After Report Finds 'No Evidence' of Vote Tampering

By Angela Morris |

"We knew there was not evidence of tampering or illegal votes cast from the beginning. It was a frivolous lawsuit. We feel vindicated, not only for the candidate, but also the voices of the voters," said Daniel M.L. Hernandez, who represents Omar Maldonado, a defendant and Hidalgo County Court-at-Law No. 8 candidate.

The Five Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write

By Cameron W. Gilbert |

When an attorney inevitably finds himself or herself against a deadline to file a brief, the rush to get the job done often has adverse consequences.

ABA Undertakes Study of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness

By Karen Sloan |

Research suggests that lawyers suffer addiction at double the rate of the general population, but some experts fear the situation is even more dire.

Helping Employees Think Fast and Decide

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

“In the corporate landscape, many employees aren’t given enough business context to be able to spot or distinguish threats and opportunities."

A New Trend in Divorce Petitions: Alleging Fault and No-Fault

By Holly Friedman Biederman and Jennifer L. Dauzat |

It is a good rule of thumb to allege insupportability in addition to alleging a fault ground, to ensure that the divorce can be granted by the court if the court finds that the burden for the fault ground is not met.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes

Judge Lynn Hughes Removes Bankruptcy Trustee Over Family Trip to New Orleans

By John Council |

In a particularly harsh opinion, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston denied an appeal by a former Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee who challenged his removal from all 12 of his cases after the lawyer billed an estate $3,486 for his family's four-night trip to New Orleans.

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Information Acted On Is Not Hearsay

By Quentin Brogdon |

A powerful but often overlooked way to obtain admission of otherwise inadmissible out-of-court statements is the "information acted on" rule.

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Show me the money: Harris County to spend millions on e-filing

By Angela Morris |

In the wake of the Texas Supreme Court's e-filing mandate, Harris County's spending on e-filing upgrades accounts for a huge chunk of such spending across Texas.

Deal of the Week: Steel Deal for $600M Cash

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

K&L Gates represented Trinity Industries of Dallas in its purchase of assets of Meyer Steel Structure of Memphis in a $600 million cash deal.

Robert C. Hilliard, a partner in Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales, Corpus Christi

Texas Lawyer Gets Chosen as Co-Lead Counsel in GM Multi-District Litigation

By Miriam Rozen |

"This was a chance to appear in front of a judge with some of the 40 best plaintiffs lawyers in the country and have them tell him why they think they are the best guy," Hilliard said.

Rick Perry booking photo

Texas Governor Booked, Bonds Out of Jail

By Angela Morris |

Gov. Rick Perry was booked into jail late Tuesday and immediately bonded out for his felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

Overcoming Parental Presumption for Grandparent Custody

By Angela Laughlin Brown |

Grandparents seeking court-ordered possession and access to their grandchildren must overcome three major obstacles.

Lawyers David Botsford and Michael McCrum, and Judge Bert Richardson

Texas Titans: A Look at the Texas Players in Perry Case

By Angela Morris |

"You've got a really, really smart, capable prosecutor and defense lawyer. It's not going to be one of those mismatches, where someone is grossly outlawyered on the other side. These guys are both on the top of their game. They are as good as you are going to find," said Geary Reamey, a criminal law professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio.

Deal of the Week: $850 Million Cash Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

On Aug. 18, Cameron announced a definitive agreement to sell the division to Ingersoll-Rand for $850 million, subject to closing adjustments.

10 Tips for a Successful Mediation

By Steven Atlee and Diana Cho |

If your company is headed to a mediation, you’re in good company.

Peter F. Vaira

Conducting Witness Interviews: A Primer for New Lawyers

By Peter F. Vaira |

Seldom is there any emphasis or assistance on how to conduct an interview of a person who may be a helpful or harmful witness in litigation for a client.

For Women In-house Counsel, a Need for Networks

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

Put yourself out there—that’s the advice Pamela Yeo, general counsel and senior vice president of AIG Property Casualty Asia Pacific, had for in-house counsel in a recent interview with The Glass Hammer’s Michelle Hendelman.

Jesse Okiror, associate, Bickel & Brewer, Dallas, Texas

Litigator of the Week: Third-Year Associate Wins Voting Rights Case

By Miriam Rozen |

When a Dallas federal judge ruled on Aug. 15 for a plaintiff in a voting rights case, Jesse Okiror could mark a new—and first—notch on his litigation belt.

Fifth Circuit Ruling in Wal-Mart Case Could Have Wide Reach

By John Council |

The 5th Circuit recently tossed a jury award against the retail giant, but lawyers warn that the ruling could limit the state's ability to regulate businesses.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry Assembles High-Profile Legal Team

By Angela Morris |

"Gov. Perry will fight this indictment 100 percent, and at the end of the day, he will prevail, because he's on the side of the rule of law. The governor acted lawfully and properly exercised his power under the law," said Tony Buzbee, of the Buzbee Law Firm in Houston.

Make Business Development a Priority From Day One

By Traci Stuart and Michael Bond |

Graduating from law school and passing the bar are major accomplishments. Now the question becomes, "How do I build my career?"

Kevin R. Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law

In Chase for Students, UC-Davis Is Turning Heads

By Maria Zilberman |

Law school applications nationwide dropped again in 2014. But at least one California school is defying the trend.

<b>KATE ARMSTRONG:</b> The experience left her “a lot more confident” in career choice.

Interns Thrive in 'Boot Camp'

By Karen Sloan |

University of Colorado School of Law student Kate Armstrong spent her 10-week summer internship at technology consulting firm Ciber Inc., sitting in on business deals, observing the general counsel's interaction with other executives, researching overseas laws and writing draft agreements.

Lawyer Sues Anonymous Online Reviewers

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Houston solo alleges in the petition that the statements of Defendants No. 1 and No. 2 constitute libel per se, and the statements of all three are intended to inflict harm on her business reputation.

Mike McCurley and Mary Jo McCurley of Dallas

Mike, Mary Jo McCurley Leave Firm They Founded to Start New Firm

By John Council |

Mike McCurley said his only regret about the work at MOMND was that "I was never able to achieve the accomplishment of a second-in-command."

Harry Joe, member of Dallas' JMO Firm

Big-Firm Immigration Pioneer Harry Joe Opens Boutique

By John Council |

"I have seen my fellow immigration lawyers at major firms leave in droves and either join or start immigration boutiques," said Harry Joe.

How Do Texas Firms Fare on Revenues, Head Count?

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Citi Private Bank survey compares firms from around the country.

Timothy B. Kirwin of Houston's Randle Law Office

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Homeowner v. Historical Commission

By John Council |

"After much consternation … we got it filed, it went on the agenda, the vote happened and we won," Timothy Kirwin said.

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Attorney Fee Awards in Patent Cases After 'Octane Fitness'

By Jim Boeckman and Ajeet Pai |

Corporate counsel overseeing patent litigation may have one more thing to think about after a pair of U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued in April: the possibility of paying the other side's attorney fees after losing a case.

VerdictSearch: Jury Sides With Doctor Sued for Patient's Fall During Seizure

A neurologist wasn't to blame for a patient's seizure that caused her to fall and injure her head, a jury found.

Domino's Delivers Emergency Motion in Store-Locator Patent Lawsuit

By Miriam Rozen |

Noting the "significant resources the parties must immediately expend in relation to preparing for and attending the pretrial conference," Domino's Pizza argued in its motion that "a suspension of all deadlines related to the pretrial conference is the best way to conserve resources for all parties."

BP Oil Spill Litigation: How Much Has BP Paid Plaintiffs Lawyers So Far?

By Miriam Rozen |

The BP oil spill litigation remains far from resolved and final, and the same remains true of the plaintiffs' lawyers' fees, despite earlier expectations for a $600 million payday.

Inadmissible: Software Woes No Sweat in Texas

All's well now, reported Julia Vaughan, executive director of the Texas Board of Law Examiners. But on the eve of the bar exam's first day, July 29, problems had started surfacing for Examsoft servers.

Lifespan of the $2 E-Filing Fee Will Vary by County

By Angela Morris |

For the 19 counties that responded to the TPIA requests, Texas Lawyer estimates that actual and budgeted expenditures are $8.69 million. But data from the Texas Office of Court Administration shows only $1.33 million in fee revenue in those 19 counties.

Case Summaries

Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg

Solo Who Sued to Remove D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg Files Complaint With Texas Ethics Commission

By Angela Morris |

Office holders must report expenditures when they are "incurred," not when they are paid, explained Austin election-law solo Ed Shack, who consulted with D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg on her report. "That's a common misunderstanding," he said.

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Count It: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Accounting Expert

By Gavin R. Villareal |

Most attorneys are familiar with the basics of choosing an expert, but in addition to these steps, lawyers should consider some additional issues when choosing an accounting expert.

Court Sides With Sheriff in Assault Rifle Killing of Fleeing Kidnapper

By John Council |

"Indeed, parts of the police camera footage might be mistaken for a video game reel, with Keith disregarding every traffic law, passing other motorists on the left, on the right, on the shoulder and on the median," wrote Senior Judge Fortunato "Pete" Benavides in the opinion.

 Mikal Watts of Watts Guerra Craft in San Antonio

No Wrap-Up Yet on Federal Criminal Probe of Mikal Watts

By Miriam Rozen |

"Mikal is a good lawyer, and people know he is a good lawyer. While the investigation is unfortunate, he continues to carry out his duties to his clients," Robert McDuff, a solo criminal defense lawyer who represents Mikal Watts, wrote in his email.

Lawyer Wins Prison Suicide Case, Encourages Jails to Reevaluate Suicide Watch Policies

By Miriam Rozen |

Charles Frigerio said lawyers who represent counties should carefully review that summary judgment ruling and evaluate their own suicide watch policies.

Jett Williams, partner, Henke Law Firm, Houston

Litigator of the Week: Over $100K Won in Attorney Fees in $18K Dispute

By Miriam Rozen |

"The linchpin to this litigation was a contract" between his client and the home entertainment system contractor that called for the winner of any litigated disputes to receive attorney fees, said Jett Williams, a partner in the Henke Law Firm in Houston.

John J.

Law Prof Loses Slip-And-Fall Appeal

By Angela Morris |

"I played tennis two to three times per week, sometimes four. Of course, I can't serve, and I can't hit hard, so I can't play tennis. That is the tragedy of the accident … it stopped me from ever playing tennis again," said UT law professor John "Jack" Sampson.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Jim Moseley

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 18

Jim Moseley, who has served as a justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals, will join Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas on Sept. 2. He will chair the firm's appellate section.

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No Jury for Ex-Client in Legal-Mal Suit

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"Porter Hedges, as attorneys and fiduciaries, should bear the burden to prove whether Dr. Primo was fully informed of all the risks and ramifications of losing the right to a jury trial in a legal malpractice case," wrote two former justices.

Paying the Price of E-Filing: E-Filing Mandate Spurs Spending on Tech Upgrades-and Paper

By Angela Morris |

The costs for counties to implement the e-filing mandate are far outpacing their efforts to recoup their costs through a $2 per-transaction e-filing fee, which means that lawyers might have to pay the fee for quite some time.

Energy/Electricity Lawyers Leave Andrews Kurth for Thompson & Knight

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The group's clients include Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, the Texas Association of Manufacturers and Sam Houston Race Park.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Attorneys: Prosecutors Have Uphill Battle in Convicting Rick Perry

By Angela Morris |

Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted a grand jury indictment as politically motivated, as attorneys not associated with the case said prosecutors might have a tough time getting a conviction.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Special Prosecutor Speaks After Grand Jury Indicts Gov. Rick Perry

By Angela Morris |

At issue: Perry's actions regarding funding for the Travis County District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit in the wake of Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg's drunk driving conviction.

Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe

Harvard's Tribe Joins Campaign Against Teacher Tenure

By Tony Mauro |

Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe on Thursday signed on as an adviser to Students Matter, the group that won a lawsuit in June striking down California’s teacher tenure law.

Law Clinic Students Stop Patent Troll

By Lisa Shuchman |

When a California-based startup called CarShield was hit with a patent infringement lawsuit in January, its founders got mad.

Trustee of Dreier Estate Hits Back at Diamond McCarthy

By John Council |

Sheila M. Gowan filed a blistering 12-page response to Diamond McCarthy's petition, which she alleges "is premised on a number of erroneous allegations."

Deal of the Week: $825 Million Cash Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Strasburger & Price partner Garney Griggs of Houston led his firm's team representing longtime client Warren Equipment Co.

BP Oil Spill Litigation: How Much Has BP Paid Plaintiffs Lawyers So Far?

By Miriam Rozen |

The BP oil spill litigation remains far from resolved and final, and the same remains true of the plaintiffs' lawyers' fees, despite earlier expectations for a $600 million payday.

#tbt San Antonio man bills federal court $16,800 for jury duty, unleashing judge's fiery scorn

By Mark Bauer |

The invoice was the culmination of a months-long attempt to avoid serving on a jury. "Please be as prompt with payment as you were with your order," Williamson wrote to the court in February of that year.

Timothy B. Kirwin of Houston's Randle Law Office

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Homeowner v. Historical Commission

By John Council |

"After much consternation … we got it filed, it went on the agenda, the vote happened and we won," Timothy Kirwin said.

Court Sides with Sheriff in Assault Rifle Killing of Fleeing Kidnapper

By John Council |

"Indeed, parts of the police camera footage might be mistaken for a video game reel, with Keith disregarding every traffic law, passing other motorists on the left, on the right, on the shoulder and on the median," wrote Senior Judge Fortunato "Pete" Benavides in the opinion.

dentist

No Jury for Ex-Client in Legal-Mal Suit

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"Porter Hedges, as attorneys and fiduciaries, should bear the burden to prove whether Dr. Primo was fully informed of all the risks and ramifications of losing the right to a jury trial in a legal malpractice case," wrote two former justices.

Vik Jaitly

How to Succeed in Your First Year of Practicing Law

By Vik Jaitly |

Although it might be difficult to predict your professional future, here are a few tips that will help you succeed in your first year.

American Bar Association in Chicago.

ABA Delegates Approve Law School Reforms

By Tony Mauro |

Standards for law schools would require students to take a minimum of six hours in a legal clinic or other “experiential” environment; encourage 50 hours of pro bono service; and allow students to take up to 15 credit hours of distance courses, up from 12. Students won’t be limited to 20 hours of outside work per week anymore.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Public Domain

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

It may seem "elementary," but it took a court of law for the public domain to come out ahead in the case of who owns characters related to the original Sherlock Holmes stories, according to Brent Lorentz of Duets Blog in a recent post.

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Count it: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Accounting Expert

By Gavin R. Villareal |

Most attorneys are familiar with the basics of choosing an expert, but in addition to these steps, lawyers should consider some additional issues when choosing an accounting expert.

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht

'Narrow the justice gap': Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice speaks at UNT Dallas College of Law convocation

By Miriam Rozen |

By the fall, the school expects its inaugural class to have about 150 full- and part-time students.

Lawyer Wins Prison Suicide Case, Encourages Jails to Reevaluate Suicide Watch Policies

By Miriam Rozen |

Charles Frigerio said lawyers who represent counties should carefully review that summary judgment ruling and evaluate their own suicide watch policies.

Energy/Electricity Lawyers Leave Andrews Kurth for Thompson & Knight

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The group's clients include Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, the Texas Association of Manufacturers and Sam Houston Race Park.

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Attorney Fee Awards in Patent Cases After 'Octane Fitness'

By Jim Boeckman and Ajeet Pai |

Corporate counsel overseeing patent litigation may have one more thing to think about after a pair of U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued in April: the possibility of paying the other side's attorney fees after losing a case.

Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg

Solo Who Sued to Remove D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg Files Complaint With Texas Ethics Commission

By Angela Morris |

Office holders must report expenditures when they are "incurred," not when they are paid, explained Austin election-law solo Ed Shack, who consulted with D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg on her report. "That's a common misunderstanding," he said.

Domino's Delivers Emergency Motion in Store-Locator Patent Lawsuit

By Miriam Rozen |

Noting the "significant resources the parties must immediately expend in relation to preparing for and attending the pretrial conference," Domino's Pizza argued in its motion that "a suspension of all deadlines related to the pretrial conference is the best way to conserve resources for all parties."

John J.

Law Prof Loses Slip-and-Fall Claim at Third Court

By Angela Morris |

"I played tennis two to three times per week, sometimes four. Of course, I can't serve, and I can't hit hard, so I can't play tennis. That is the tragedy of the accident … it stopped me from ever playing tennis again," said UT law professor John "Jack" Sampson.

Litigator of the Week: Over $100K Won in Attorney Fees in $18K Dispute

By Miriam Rozen |

"The linchpin to this litigation was a contract" between his client and the home entertainment system contractor that called for the winner of any litigated disputes to receive attorney fees, said Jett Williams, a partner in the Henke Law Firm in Houston.

 Mikal Watts of Watts Guerra Craft in San Antonio

No Wrap-Up Yet on Federal Criminal Probe of Mikal Watts

By Miriam Rozen |

"Mikal is a good lawyer, and people know he is a good lawyer. While the investigation is unfortunate, he continues to carry out his duties to his clients," Robert McDuff, a solo criminal defense lawyer who represents Mikal Watts, wrote in his email.

Disciplining Judges: State Commission on Judicial Conduct Must Strike a Balance Between Confidentiality, Openness at First Public Hearing

By Angela Morris |

"We have to make sure we are not commenting or acknowledging anything of a confidential nature," Seana Willing, executive director of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, said about commission members and staff.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Bar Exam. Photo By Hewlett Askew

Texas Bar of Law Examiners to test takers: No risks, expect grades

By Miriam Rozen |

All's well now, reported Julia Vaughan, executive director of the Texas Board of Law Examiners. The 2,929 people who took the Texas bar exam in late July should receive their grades by Nov. 6, as originally scheduled, Vaughan said.

Steven Dieu, assistant Harris County attorney

Paying it Forward: Lawyer, Former Child Refugee, Puts a Human Face to Unaccompanied Minor Crisis

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"They are children. They are not numbers. Talk to them. They have a unique experience," said Assistant Harris County Attorney Steven Dieu.

Deal of the Week: Lawyer Flies Solo in $278 Million Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

It's not his first time being the only attorney on a deal on behalf of his client.

Case Summaries

Inadmissible: 'Cold Justice' Renewed

TNT has renewed "Cold Justice" for a third season. It's the real-life. crime-investigation TV show starring former Harris County Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler.

Parties Back at Federal Circuit in Important Patent Case

By John Council |

Peter Corcoran, an East Texas solo patent attorney who clerked for former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader, said that Eastern District federal judges have recently cited three times either Highmark or Octane Fitness v. ICON Health & Fitness.

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EnergyBuzz: Akin Gump Partner Leads Two Half-Billion Dollar Energy Deals in Three Weeks

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"Looking back, it was a lot of fun. I love what I do, and I love negotiation with reasonable business people and lawyers, and it was fun," said Michael Byrd, partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Houston.

VerdictSearch: Woman Bitten by Boyfriend's Dog Awarded $100,000

A jury awarded $100,000 to a woman who was bitten in the face by her boyfriend's German shepherd.

Lawyers Line Up to Do Pro Bono Immigration Work

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Kenedy Ranch Rights Earned in 1960s as Fee Now at Stake in Lawyer's Family Feud

By Angela Morris |

"The underlying case has to do with a partnership. There are a lot of parties. Who owns what in that partnership is the underlying case," said Alberto Alarcon, who represents a centenarian lawyer, his wife and a partnership.

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The Innocent Seller and Foreign Manufacturer: Where Does this Leave the Injured Plaintiff When it Comes to Apportioning Responsibility?

By Chelsie King Garza |

Nonmanufacturing sellers who brand the products and resell them become the target defendant under circumstances when the plaintiff can prove certain facts.

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Three Things Lawyers Can Learn From Teachers

By Michael L. Slack |

Like a teacher, it's a lawyer's job to identify and simplify key, complex elements of the case before speaking to a judge and jury.

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Planet of the Apes: More Women, Less War?

By Kathleen J. Wu |

One need only look at those countries where women are marginalized to see the consequences of having a society dominated solely by men. Not only are those societies more violent, but the overall standard of living in those countries is much lower than our own.

Jim Moseley

Party Committees Choose Candidates for Justice

By John Council |

"Unless I'm going to stay until I'm 75, now is the time to make a move. And they offered an opportunity that I think is exciting: to develop an appellate practice and teach other lawyers how to do that,'' Jim Moseley said of his new firm.

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Federal Judge Sanctions Firm, Three Lawyers

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The judge ordered the firm to deliver a copy of the order to all of its attorneys.