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Macey Reasoner Stokes

Shell Oil Prevails Against Former Employee Pursuing Defamation Claim

By Miriam Rozen |

The energy company wins, arguing that the internal report it gave DOJ during an FCPA violations investigation qualified as absolutely privileged.

Innocence Project of Texas Chief Counsel Resigns, Unhappy with NY Branch

By John Council |

Amarillo criminal defense lawyer Jeff Blackburn has a certain flair for the dramatic, as is demonstrated in his recent resignation letter as chief counsel of the Innocence Project of Texas.

Jeffrey Tillotson

Man Sues Blue Bell in Listeria-Related Lawsuit

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Plaintiffs attorney says the lawsuit against Blue Bell of Brenham may be the first since its products were connected to Listeria infections.

Judge Leonard E. Davis

Federal Judge Overturns $25M Verdict Because of 'Worst Conduct Ever'

By Miriam Rozen |

Court ruling describes Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which previously represented a corporate plaintiff that forged trial documents, as "another victim" of the fraudulent conduct.

Judge Carter Tinsley Schildknecht

Judge Disciplined for 'New York Jew' Comment

By John Council |

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct disciplined 106th District Court Judge Carter Tinsley Schildknecht for religious/cultural bias after she referred to a district attorney as a "New York Jew" during a private conversation, and criticized another prosecutor's beard because it made him look "like a Muslim."

Business Lawyers Prepare for Open Carry

By Angela Morris |

Will businesses allow open carry? Lawyers say if a business prohibits open carry, it needs procedures if a customer has a gun. Lawyers are divided about whether allowing open carry brings litigation risks.

Innocence Project of Texas Board Responds to Chief Counsel's Resignation Letter

By John Council |

"Our board does not agree with complaints Jeff made in his resignation letter concerning the Innocence Project," according to the board's statement.

Ex-Clients Sue Three Texas Firms, Seven Lawyers

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A group of Mexican residents allege that their personal injury suits were dismissed because of the negligence of lawyers.

Galvin B. Kennedy, founding partner in Kennedy Hodges in Houston

Busy Time: Unpaid Overtime Claims in Energy Industry Keep Labor Lawyers on the Clock

By Miriam Rozen |

"These claims are worth a lot," said Galvin Kennedy, partner in Houston's Kennedy/Hodges, who represents the workers.

Potential Liability Issues in Deadly Twin Peaks Shootings

By Chris Hamilton |

With reports of earlier violent gang confrontations at the Waco Twin Peaks and more than 20 uniformed police officers sitting in the parking lot when the shootings began, it may be challenging to contend in court that no one in management had a reason to know of an unreasonable and foreseeable risk immediately preceding the attack.