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Recruiter Sues Holland & Knight Lawyer For Using Competitor

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Cassidy Recruiting of Dallas seeks up to $1 million from Houston lawyer Dean Schaner, alleging he broke a promise to work with it exclusively if pursuing a job at Holland & Knight.

Mikal Watts, partner at Watts Guerra. Photo©Mark Sobhani Photography

Acquitted, Watts to Pursue Criminal Justice Reforms

By Miriam Rozen |

"It is my new goal in life to use every resource available to me to reform a broken justice system," said the San Antonio plaintiffs lawyer who has earned $100s of millions in mass tort litigation during his career.

Mikal Watts, partner at Watts Guerra poses at his office in San Antonio.

Mikal Watts Found Not Guilty of Fraud Over Oil Spill Claims

By John Council |

San Antonio plaintiffs' lawyer Mikal Watts was acquitted by a federal jury Thursday in Mississippi on charges he submitted the names of phony clients seeking recoevery from the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Dallas Appeals Court Affirms 'Death Penalty' Sanctions In Civil Case

By Miriam Rozen |

Winning sanctions to terminate a civil lawsuit—so-called death penalty sanctions—may become a little easier in the wake of an Aug. 23 ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas in Dallas.

Judge Ken Starr

Former Baylor President Ken Starr Resigns Faculty Position

By Karen Sloan |

Ken Starr is leaving the faculty of Baylor University School of Law, three months after a campus sexual assault scandal forced him from university leadership.

The Late John M. O'Quinn's Firm Sued Again

By brenda sapino jeffreys |

Nearly seven years after well-known plaintiffs lawyer John M. O'Quinn of Houston died in an auto accident, his firm was sued by an unhappy former client.

The O'Quinn Law Library entrance at the University of Houston Law Center.

Texas Law Schools Battle in Court Over Name Change

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A federal judge in Houston heard four hours of evidence and argument at a hearing on the University of Houston's request for a preliminary injunction to stop another Houston law school from changing its name to Houston College of Law.

Austin Lawyer Beats Wal-Mart in Liquor Case

By John Council |

Staying the course for an association of retail liquor stores in Texas, Terrill & Waldrop's Alan Waldrop ensured that his client will have a say in Wal-Mart's attempt to challenge liquor regulations in the state.

Dallas Woman Sues City Council Member and Atlanta Lawyer for Barratry in Fatal Dog Mauling Case

By John Council |

In a newly filed barratry suit, a Dallas city councilwoman and an Atlanta plaintiff's lawyer face allegations they improperly solicited a woman for representation in a wrongful death suit after a pack of dogs mauled her mother.

Judges Orders Lawyer Not to Post Case-Related Prayers on Social Media

By Angela Morris |

While Mark Griffith of Griffith & Associates in Waxahachie claims he's being attacked for practicing his religion, prosecutors counter that it's about preserving fairness in their jury trials.