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Page Missing in Discovery = Award of $6K in Attorney Fees

By Miriam Rozen |

After learning about a federal judge's ruling this week, lawyers will check printers carefully before delivering discovery documents.

Dallas Judge: Doctor's Cow in Road Is Not Med Mal

By John Council |

In a case that's testing the reach of Texas tort reform laws, a Dallas judge has ruled that it's not a "health care liability claim" when a plaintiff hits a cow in the road that's owned by a doctor.

Rare Death Penalty Sanctions Issued

By Miriam Rozen |

District judge in Collin County orders defendants to pay nearly $900,000 in sanctions.

Fifth Circuit Kills Controversial Attorney Fee Rule

By John Council |

The ruling from the full court gets rid of Pro-Snax, a 1998 decision that allows for a "hindsight" analysis of whether an attorney's work benefited an estate before awarding attorney fees.

Judge Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges

By Angela Morris |

Williamson County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Tim Wright is off the bench after federal prosecutors unveiled a nine-count indictment accusing him of selling fireams to a convicted felon, helping to smuggle firearms and more.

Court Reporter Sentenced to Jail, New Trials Ordered After Inability to Produce Court Transcripts

By John Council |

Houston's Fourteenth Court of Appeals rules that trial records in two cases were "irretrievably lost" by a court reporter, but her lawyer says the missing records are the result of a computer snafu.

State Bar Deletes CLE Exemption for Elderly Lawyers

By Angela Morris |

Current state bar rules and regulations exempt attorneys over 70 from taking 15 credit hours of CLE each year. The approved change deletes those exemptions.

Thomas C. Wright, a founding partner in Houston's Wright & Close

Oil Heir Is Ordered to Pay $28 Million to His Lawyers

By John Council |

The Fifth Circuit has ordered Albert G. Hill III to pay more than $28 million he owes two Texas law firms in a disputed hybrid contingency fee agreement.

Woman Sues Three PI Firms, Lawyers for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A Mississippi woman files a negligence and breach of fiduciary duty suit against three Texas firms and three lawyers after her product liability suit was dismissed.

Bill Expands Attorney Fees in Breach of Contract Suits

By Angela Morris |

The House passed a bill that clarifies that plaintiffs in a breach of contract lawsuit can seek attorney fees from individuals and all types of business entities—not just corporations.