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Paralegals File Class Action Against PI Firm, Claim Overtime Wages Owed

By John Council |

Alfonso Kennard claims law firm worked his paralegals "like mules" and failed to pay them for working more than 40 hours a week.

Lisa Blue Baron, partner, Baron and Blue in Dallas

Federal Prosecutors Cleared in Lisa Blue Case

By John Council |

Both Malcolm Bales, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, and Shamoil Shipchandler, a then assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to handle Blue's case, said they were not previously aware Blue had filed a complaint against the office.


Tony Buzbee Sues to Recoup $1.5M Investment in Dance Movie

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Anthony "Tony" Buzbee invested $1.5 million in a dance movie he thought would feature Justin Timberlake or Ryan Gosling.

State Bar Ethics Committee To Reconsider Controversial Opinion

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas decided on Oct. 15 to reconsider Opinion No. 642.

Hip Replacement Device Defendants Win Take-Nothing Verdict

By Miriam Rozen |

On Oct. 23, a jury issued a favorable verdict for defendants Depuy Orthopedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, after an almost two-month trial in the first bellwether case in the hip replacement device multidistrict litigation in Dallas federal court.

Handling of Handwritten Will Lands Lawyer In Legal-Mal Lawsuit

By Angela Morris |

"My clients disputed it from day one. That should have been examined," said Houston solo William Robertson, who represents 15 relatives embroiled in a probate dispute.

Houston Lawyers, Firm Sued By PR Providers for Over $8 Million in Fees

By Miriam Rozen |

The plaintiffs claim they helped the lawyers get hired by many seafood restaurants and dealers as well as other BP oil spill claimants from eight states.

Patrick Juneau

Class Counsel Ask Court to Reject BP's Motion to Disqualify Claims Administrator

By Miriam Rozen |

Counsel to the class plaintiffs in the 2010 multidistrict oil spill litigation want a Louisiana federal judge to deny BP's attempt to remove Patrick Juneau as claims administrator of the Court Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) because of his alleged conflicts.

Stats Shed Light on Lawyer's Top E-Filing Complaints

By Angela Morris |

"I think it takes us to voice our issues so that maybe they can at some point come up with a little more consistency among the counties, the rejection policies and the providers," said plaintiffs lawyer Laura Tamez.

Firm Sues Ex-Client, Lawyer, to Recover Contingency Fee

By Angela Morris |

"It's so petty and sad that some plaintiffs lawyers just don't get the big picture," said defendant-lawyer Carl Barry of Austin. "They would literally risk malpractice litigation."