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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.

Free Email and Attorney-Client Privilege

By Chris Castle |

A lawyer's duty to maintain the confidentiality of privileged communications is axiomatic. Given Google's scanning and data mining capabilities, can lawyers using Gmail comply with that duty without their clients' informed consent?

Lawyer Gives $694,000 to Bexar County D.A. Challenger

By Angela Morris |

"That kind of money is really unheard of," said Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Susan Reed about challenger Nicholas "Nico" LaHood's campaign contributions.

GC Pay Packages Dwarf BigTex Partner Compensation in 2013

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The general counsel of 50 companies on the Fortune 1,000 list are among the highest-paid executives at their companies.

Edith Jones

DC Council Dismisses Edith Jones Misconduct Complaint

By John Council |

Former Fifth Circuit Chief said she never said some races are more prone to crime. "I have never felt, much less stated, that some groups are prone or predisposed toward crime," Edith Jones said according to the order.

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2014 Texas Legal Departments of the Year

Texas Lawyer's editorial department is pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Legal Departments of the Year awards. We have selected corporate legal departments from Texas-based companies that stand out in six specific categories of achievement.

GeoTag Takes Two Steps Back in Patent Battles, One Step Forward in Fee Fight

By Miriam Rozen |

In a patent battle, Domino's Pizza Inc. won on Oct. 7 a summary judgment motion for non-infringement against store-locator technology company GeoTag, Inc., which has filed claims against more than 400 corporate defendants.

3 simple tips for disrupting gender bias in hiring practices

By Michael P. Maslanka |

These small changes have potential to do more good than women's initiatives and stand-alone bias training, which can make diversity metrics worse.

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."

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.