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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

Taking on Ebola: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Leads the Fight

By Anne Belli Perez |

"This is America's Ebola outbreak, and Dallas County is going to take point. The buck has to stop with somebody, and the buck will stop with me."

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.


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.

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.

Chief Justice Rogelio 'Roy' Valdez

Former Staff Attorney Sues Thirteenth Court of Appeals Chief Justice

By John Council |

Lawrence Morales II alleges his client was wrongfully terminated and refused another position at the Thirteenth Court of Appeals after reporting Chief Justice Rogelio "Roy" Valdez to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Ken Paxton, Republican candidate for attorney general

Securities Disciplinary Order Against Ken Paxton

By Angela Morris |

Sen. Ken Paxton, the Republican candidate for Texas attorney general, faces consequences after a state agency disciplined him for securities act violations.

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.

McKool Smith's Samuel Baxter

Jury Delivers $175 Million Verdict for Whistleblower

By Miriam Rozen |

In a lawsuit in which opponents had attempted unsuccessfully to disqualify him earlier this year, Sam Baxter cheered when a jury delivered a $175 million verdict for his client.

Survey: New Associates Want to Make a Big Splash in Smaller Pool

By Jeanne Graham |

According to Texas Lawyer's 2014 New Associate Hires Survey, the 2014 class is 14.1 percent smaller than it was in 2013 at the same 21 firms.

Ex-Clients Sue Lawyers, Allege They 'Abandoned' Them at Trial

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A Washington County man and a Houston company seek at least $3 million in actual damages from Houston lawyers Robert Pendergraft and William Haddock.