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In Context: Gov. Rick Perry's Indictment

The following timeline details the events that unfolded in Texas courts following Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg's drunk driving conviction in April 2013 through Gov. Rick Perry's booking Aug. 19.

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Trial Starts in Sanctioned Facebook Judge's Appeal

By Angela Morris |

A judge who was sanctioned for writing about a case on Facebook is getting a new trial, with one side claiming that her posts cast doubt on her impartiality and the other side arguing that the judge's free speech rights protect her conduct.

Stereos Get Six Major Automakers Sued for Patent Infringement

By John Council |

"They just took his magic little box, and they put it into their system,'' said Alfred Fabricant, who represents Blitzsafe Texas in a patent infringement suit filed against six major foreign automakers in the Eastern District over a device that integrates music players into car stereos.

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Few Lawyers Volunteer to Serve on DA's Panel Investigating Sandra Bland's Death

By Miriam Rozen |

Instead of appointing the volunteer panel of lawyers, the Waller County DA should have asked a chief administrative judge for the district courts to appoint a prosecutor pro tem, said Dick DeGuerin.

Gov. Rick Perry, middle, and his lawyers David Botsford, left, and Tony Buzbee confer at a pre-trial hearing to face abuse-of-power charges in the 390th District Court at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Thursday November 6, 2014.   JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Appeals Court Dismisses One of Two Charges Against Perry

By Angela Morris |

Former Gov. Rick Perry will face just one felony charge after an appellate court dismissed his charge of coercion of a public servant. Perry still faces a charge of abuse of official capacity.

2015 Salary & Billing Survey: Firms Give Modest Raises in 2015 to Administrators and Support Staff

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

According to median salary raises in Texas Lawyer's Salary & Billing Survey, marketing directors got raises on the high end and law librarians received raises on the low end.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Attorney Wins 'Old Fart' Discrimination Ruling

By John Council |

"What the court honed in [on] was that the [supervisor] was going to get rid of the old farts. And sure enough he did,'' Alfonso Kennard said of his plaintiff client's age discrimination victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Lawyer Faces Disbarment for Fake Insurance Claim

By Angela Morris |

The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals on July 24 heard arguments about disbarring Robert Glen Vernon Jr., who defrauded an insurer by making false claims about a 1977 Superbowl football and other sports memorabilia.