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Dan Garrison of Texas' Garrison Brothers Distillery.

A Shot of Red Eye: Texan Beats California Company In Trademark Fight Over 'Cowboy Bourbon'

By John Council |

Just as Cowboy Bourbon was becoming recognized as one of the nation's finest whiskeys, Garrison Brothers became the target of a trade infringement lawsuit filed in a Northern District of California federal court by Allied Lomar, an international liquor distributor. Allied Lomar alleged they had registered a trademark for "Cowboy Little Barrel" in 2001 and that Garrison Brothers were infringing on their product.

Judge Kristen Hawkins, 11th District Court

History is Made as Texas' Oldest Court Gets First Woman Judge

By MARY ALICE ROBBINS |

Kristen Brauchle Hawkins made history on Jan. 9 when she was administered the oath of office as judge of the 11th District Court in Houston.

Fifth Circuit Rejects Appeal of Serial Killer Who Had Lawyer Ask Jury for Death Penalty

By John Council |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has rejected the appeal of a confessed Houston serial killer who had his trial counsel request a jury sentence him to death, only to change his mind later and file an appeal alleging the attorney failed to present mitigating evidence.

Mark Stratton, Greenberg Traurig in Austin

Shannon Gracey Lawyers Join Greenberg Traurig in Austin

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Greenberg Traurig expanded its litigation strength in Austin this month with three lateral hires from dissolving firm Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller.

Daniel L. Butcher, managing partner of Strasburger & Price in Dallas

Strasburger Grows in Three Cities as Shannon Gracey Lawyers Find Homes

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Strasburger & Price has added six lateral hires in three Texas offices, including five lawyers from Fort Worth-based Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, which had begun to shutter its doors at the end of 2016.

Houston-Heavy Lineup at Latham and Kirkland Guides $2.3B Anadarko Asset Sale

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Anadarko unloads shale assets in South Texas to Sanchez Energy and Blackstone, roping in deal lawyers from at least four firms.

Dr. Seuss' Aphorisms Apply in Houston Legal Battle Pitting Defamation Against Free Speech Claims

By Miriam Rozen |

In a legal battle unfolding in state court in Houston, four white Bengal tigers, a billionaire, an aquarium, a restaurant, a very small pool and a few artificial tree branches all figure into the allegations.

Jason Boatright.

Abbott Appoints Former Assistant Attorney General to Dallas' Fifth Court of Appeals

By john council |

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Jason Boatright, a lawyer who once served as chief of the opinion division during Abbott's tenure as Texas Attorney General, to fill a vacant seat on Dallas' Fifth Court of Appeals.

Jay Old, partner with Hicks Thomas in Austin, TX.

Hicks Thomas Adds Six Lawyers, New Offices in Austin and Beaumont

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Trial lawyer Jay Old and five others from his firm join Houston-based litigation firm Hicks Thomas.

Unclaimed Property Reform Bill Set for Panel Hearing

By Tom McParland |

A Senate panel is set to consider Wednesday a bill to overhaul Delaware's system for collecting unclaimed property, a significant source of state revenue that has recently come under attack.