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Kevin A. Sullivan, chairman and CEO, Winstead

Gross Revenue, Net Income Up at Winstead

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Gross revenue improved by 11 percent and net income by 11.9 percent in 2014 at the Dallas-based Winstead.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes

5th Circuit Takes Case Away From Judge Lynn Hughes

By John Council |

The appellate court reversed the Houston federal court judge twice after he dismissed a qui tam action against Shell—and this time they ordered the case reassigned to a different court.

T. John 'Johnny' Ward Jr. is a partner in Longview's Ward & Smith

NPE Wins $532.9 Million in Patent Suit Against Apple

By John Council |

The big verdict proves once again that Eastern District of Texas jurors do not care if a plaintiff is a "nonpracticing entity"—a company that owns a patent but produces no products—according to lawyers.

Woman Wins 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Verdict

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A Tarrant County jury found Jennifer Lynn Pedroza was a partner in company that first published books in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy.

Houston Lawyer Hit With Disciplinary Suit Over Bankruptcy Work

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Commission for Lawyer Discipline filed a disciplinary suit against Houston lawyer Calvin C. Braun Jr. alleging he filed documents without obtaining his client's signature.

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, now a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin

Bracewell Picks New Head of Austin Office

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Dale Wainwright, a partner who is a former Texas Supreme Court justice, is the office's new managing partner.

'Apparent Gamesmanship' Leads to Sanction

By Miriam Rozen |

Order issued by magistrate in long-running case pending from bankruptcy-related fraudulent transfer allegations.


For Online 'Unboxers' Earning Money From Endorsements, Old School Marketing Rules Still Apply

By Steve Thomas |

Whether vlogger, blogger, podcaster, or mere social-media butterfly, if they receive compensation of any kind for touting a product, endorsers they are.

From left to right: Dawn Goodfriend (older daughter), Sarah Goodfriend, Suzanne Bryant, Travis County clerk Dana DeBeauvoir and Ting Goodfriend (younger daughter)

High Court Issues Stay Against Same-Sex Marriages

By Angela Morris |

The Texas Supreme Court's ruling was in response to the attorney general's request to stay any further same-sex marriage activity after a probate judge issued a marriage license to a lesbian couple in Travis County.

George Fleming, of Houston's George Fleming and Associates

Plaintiffs Lawyer's Claims Dismissed Against Lawyers, Firms

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Houston judge dismisses claims brought by Houston lawyer George Fleming against two Houston firms and five lawyers.