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Dallas Lawyer Convinces Supreme Court to Toss Defamation Case with Shocking Allegation

By John Council |

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Dallas Lawyer Convinces Supreme Court to Toss Defamation Case with Shocking Allegation.

Houston Attorney Sues Starbucks Over Hot Coffee


In a case that may be a replay of one of the most notorious tort cases in American history, a Houston attorney recently filed a case against Starbucks alleging that she was seriously burned by hot coffee that was served to her from a drive-thru window.

University of Houston Regents Sue Houston College of Law

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The University of Houston board of regents filed a federal infringement suit against the newly named Houston College of Law.

Jim Harrington, director and attorney for the Texas Civil Rights Project, an Austin nonprofit

Sanctions for Slang? Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer Fights Racism Allegations In Federal Court

By John Council |

In 43 years of fighting on behalf of minority voters, farm workers and people with disabilities, Austin civil rights lawyer Jim Harrington says he's been called plenty of derogatory names, but never this one: Racist.

Longtime Big Law Trial Lawyer Opens Own Litigation Shop

By Brenda sapino jeffreys |

Looking for some "fun cases," trial lawyer James Edward "Jim" Maloney left Andrews Kurth to open a solo practice in Houston.

Donald Trump

Pensive Trump at Buzbee Home: "I Can Live Either Way"

By Miriam Rozen |

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, appeared at a fundraising party in Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee's home.

Baker Botts Reporting Triggers SEC's Probe into Investment Adviser with NFL & MLB Clients

By Miriam Rozen |

Shortly after the Super Bowl last February, two partners in Houston's Baker Botts and principals with their client, a Dallas-based investment advisory firm, reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission concerns about likely problems with investments in a ticket-selling business that an adviser had initiated for a number of clients, including major league sports stars. This week, prompted by that reporting, the SEC announced it had filed a complaint against Ash Narayan, an adviser who previously worked from a Newport Coast, California, office of RGT Capital Management, the Dallas-based firm and others.

Texas and Volkswagen Shake Hands on $50M Partial Settlement

By Miriam Rozen |

Shortly after Volkswagen announced a $14.7 billion deal to settle claims in the United States with consumers and the federal government related to its alleged diesel emissions deceptions, Texas unveiled a partial settlement, calling for the German carmaker to pour some $50 million into state coffers.

Andrews Kurth managing partner Bob Jewell

Andrews Kurth Jumps on Salary Bandwagon

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Houston-based Andrews Kurth is the latest large Texas firm to raise associate salaries to the new, higher market rate set by Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Commentary: The Supreme Court's New Whistleblower Decision Is Huge


As someone famously said, "We live in a material world." After the Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar decision, this is particularly true in at least two ways.