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Bizarre Scientology Case Comes to Bizarre Conclusion

By John Council |

In a move that stunned her lawyers, a Texas woman has dropped her lawsuit alleging that the Church of Scientology engaged in a relentless and bizarre harassment campaign against her—including sending her a sex toy at work.

Ken Starr

Prominent Baylor Law School Alumni Shocked by Ken Starr's Reported Dismissal

By John Council |

Baylor University President Ken Starr, who is best known as the special prosecutor for investigating former President Bill Clinton's affair with an intern, has reportedly been dismissed from his post by the school's Board of Regents—a move that shocked many prominent alumni of the school.

Ernest Aliseda, Member, Dykema Cox Smith, McAllen

GC Moves to Firm in South Texas

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Ernest Aliseda leaves his general counsel position to return to the trial practice as a member of Dykema Cox Smith in McAllen.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington, D.C.

SEC Alleges Two Texas Attorneys Assisted in $13.8M Loan Scam

By John Council |

Two Texas attorneys are facing fraud allegations after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused them of collecting $13.8 million from investors for escrow accounts, keeping a portion of that money for themselves and using the rest for undisclosed risky investments.

Houston Lawyer Sues For Share of Big Fee

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Alejandro Padua of Houston and his firm sued Houston plaintiff's lawyer Jason Gibson and his firm, alleging they failed to share in fees for a suit that ended with a $55.8 million judgment.

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Houston Firm Opens Office in Taipei

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Vinson & Elkins opened an office in Taipei, Taiwan on May 16 and plans to focus on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, renewable energy and corporate matters there.

Cha'Mira Keener, South Texas College of Law student

Student Overcomes Bleak Background, Earns Law Degree

By Angela Morris |

Graduating law student Cha'Mira Keener's interest and passion for juvenile law comes from the personal understanding of what it means to a child when no one stands up for you.

Monte, a German Shepherd, is the property in dispute in Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. v. Lydia Lira and Alfonso Lira

Supreme Court Decision Returns Beloved Dog to Owner

By John Council |

Even the Texas Supreme Court is a sucker for a good lost dog story. And in a decision that will warm the hearts of canine lovers everywhere, they recently issued a decision that returned Monte the dog to his owners in Houston.

V&E, Sidley Work on $4.4B Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Sidley Austin represents Range Resources of Fort Worth in its pending acquisition of Houston's Memorial Resource Development Corp. for $4.4 billion including $1.1 billion in assumed debt.

Texas Supreme Court building

Texas Supreme Court Finds Disregard of the Law is No Reason to Vacate Arbitration Awards

By John Council |

Take a deep breath before agreeing to binding arbitration because the Texas Supreme Court has just ruled that trial courts cannot vacate an award because an arbitrator manifestly disregarded the law.