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15 Lawyers So Far Working at Orrick's New Houston Office

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A total of 15 Houston lawyers from six firms have started working at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's new Houston office over the last two weeks.

14th Court of Appeals Reverses $21M Verdict Over Oil Blast Death

By Angela Neville |

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals recently overturned a Harris County jury's $21 million judgment based on wrongful death and personal injury cause of action against Oiltanking Houston, involving an explosion that killed a contract worker.

Study: Many Lawyers Suffer From Alcoholism, Depression

By Angela Morris |

A newly published study shows that 21 percent of attorneys qualify as problem drinkers, 28 percent struggle with depression and 19 percent have anxiety.

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Federal Judge Retirements Hit Texas Hard

By John Council |

Texas now has 12 current or future federal judicial vacancies—including two seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit—caused by a rash of retirements by the state's longest serving judges.

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Federal Judge Retirements Hit Texas Hard

By John Council |

Texas now has 12 current or future federal judicial vacancies—including two seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit—caused by a rash of retirements by the state's longest serving judges.

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5 Lawyers Move to Alston & Bird From Bracewell

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A group of five corporate lawyers join Alston & Bird's Dallas office in the financial services and products group.

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Apple Inc. Seeks Mistrial After $625M Jury Verdict

By Miriam Rozen |

Brad Caldwell, a principal in Dallas' Caldwell, Cassady & Curry, represents the plaintiff VirnetX, which filed against the iPhone maker. He has no illusions that the verdict, one of the largest an East Texas federal jury ever issued, will end the lengthy litigation saga between the two companies.

Attorney Fee Fight Over Hefty Personal Injury Settlement

By Angela Neville |

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Horan recently dealt with a fierce dispute over a fee sharing among attorneys who represented a plaintiff in a personal injury case in Dallas that concluded with a substantial settlement with Fluor Intercontinental.

Austin Businessman Sues Andrews Kurth for Legal Malpractice

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

In an amended petition, an Austin businessman adds Andrews Kurth as a defendant in a lawsuit he filed against an Austin venture capital firm and two of its executives.

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Board Upholds Ex-Prosecutor's Disbarment for Egregious Conduct

By John Council |

An appellate board has upheld the disbarment of Charles Sebesta, swatting back his technical argument for why he should retain his bar card after the ex-prosecutor sent an innocent man to death row and hid exculpatory evidence in the process.