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Federal judge finds TC Heartland argument ‘unpersuasive,’ wants patent suit on East Texas docket

David Yates Jul. 20, 2017, 1:33pm

TYLER – The U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas, a favorite venue for patent litigation, will hold on to at least one more patent lawsuit for the time being, as a federal judge recently found a defendant’s TC Heartland argument “unpersuasive.”

Texas JP suspended after sexting in courtroom, using bailiff to buy drugs

David Yates Jul. 19, 2017, 1:49pm

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court recently suspended a Harris County justice of the peace following accusations that she sexted while in the courtroom and used her bailiff of buy drugs.

Jeffrey Crook joins Winstead’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

David Yates Jul. 19, 2017, 10:47am

DALLAS — Jeff Crook, a registered patent attorney, has joined Winstead's Intellectual Property Practice Group as Of Counsel in the Dallas office.

Texas AG obtains $25M in illegal debt colleting suit, Houston attorney was a defendant

David Yates Jul. 18, 2017, 2:09pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against Samara Portfolio Management and the Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act, Texas Debt Collection Act and the Identity Theft Protection and Enforcement Act.

Eminent domain fight between Denbury Green Pipeline and rice farmers now before Texas SC

David Yates Jul. 18, 2017, 1:54pm

BEAUMONT – After suffering a recent defeat, Denbury Green Pipeline Texas has taken its eminent domain case against Texas Rice Land Partners to the highest court in the Lone Star State.

Asbestos suit brought by man who worked at Texaco in 1947

David Yates Jul. 12, 2017, 10:25am

BEAUMONT – A lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure has been brought by a man who worked at a Texaco facility in the 1940s.

NFIB Texas applauds efforts to end government union partnership

David Yates Jul. 12, 2017, 10:08am

AUSTIN – The National Federation of Independent Business/Texas, the state’s leading small business association, applauds efforts of Texas lawmakers to end the practice of the state and local government collecting dues from public employees on behalf of national labor unions.

Product liability litigator joins McGuireWoods

David Yates Jul. 11, 2017, 3:15pm

DALLAS - John Henderson, a leading litigator in matters involving complex scientific issues, has joined McGuireWoods’ Product and Consumer Litigation Department as a partner in Dallas, where he will advise clients across industries in high-stakes product liability and mass tort litigation, according to a firm press release.

Naked hot tub goer gets violent after woman tells him no, $1M suit alleges

David Yates Jul. 11, 2017, 2:56pm

BEAUMONT – A hot tub party got heated after a Port Neches woman repeatedly spurned a naked man’s physical sexual advances, according to a recent lawsuit.

Beaumont ISD Fund answers fired teacher’s suit

David Yates Jul. 11, 2017, 2:00pm

BEAUMONT — Beaumont ISD, Self-Insured TASB Risk Management Fund has answered a suit brought by a former teacher, Ashli Feacher.

Texas SC squashes $1.9M verdict against Port Arthur company, Judge Floyd presided over case

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 1:41pm

BEAUMONT – For the better part of a decade, a slip and fall case has bounced between the Texas Supreme Court and Judge Donald Floyd’s 172nd District Court, rebounding favorably for a Port Arthur defendant company each time.

USAA appealing Mostyn hail win, Hidalgo County court had entered $665K final judgment in March

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 11:21am

McALLEN – USAA Texas Lloyd’s is appealing a sizeable final judgment levied against it in a hail lawsuit brought through The Mostyn Law Firm.

Baron & Budd investigating potential lawsuits alleging pharmaceutical distributor negligence

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 10:42am

DALLAS – On July 7, Baron & Budd announced the law firm is investigating potential lawsuits related to allegations that pharmaceutical distributors deliberately failed to monitor and report suspicious orders of opioids, potentially playing a central role in creating an opioid addiction epidemic throughout the U.S.

Texas AG obtains $900K judgment against Pearland developer of illegal subdivision

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 10:30am

AUSTIN – On July 7, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the entry of a $900,000 agreed judgment against Pearland developer Richard J. Burns in connection with his sale of property in an illegal Caldwell County subdivision known as Century Oak Estates.

2016 Texas Hail Losses surpass $5 billion, sets new record

David Yates Jul. 5, 2017, 11:25am

AUSTIN - 2016 wind and hail loss information released last week by the Texas Department of Insurance show that homeowner losses from hail in Texas were the highest annual losses ever recorded, exceeding $5 billion.

Owners of Kinsel Motors drop suit against family who took in pregnant daughter

David Yates Jun. 29, 2017, 11:27am

BEAUMONT – Less than two months into the litigation, Craig and Keely Kinsel, the owners of several vehicle dealerships in Southeast Texas, have dropped their lawsuit against the family who took in their minor daughter after they purportedly put her out on the street for refusing to get an abortion.

Winstead announces newest team members

David Yates Jun. 28, 2017, 1:43pm

HOUSTON – The national business law firm Winstead PC recently announced several new additions to their team.

Lawyer representing family sued by Craig and Keely Kinsel calls suit against clients ‘retaliatory’

David Yates Jun. 28, 2017, 1:21pm

BEAUMONT – The owners of Kinsel Motors have it within their power to end their retaliatory lawsuit against the family who took their pregnant daughter in after they purportedly put her out on the street, says the defendants’ attorney.

RealPage says S.B. 873 eliminates incentives fueling abusive lawsuits against apartment owners

David Yates Jun. 26, 2017, 1:52pm

AUSTIN – Earlier this month, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 873 into law, modifying the Texas water code to benefit apartment owners, operators and their residents, according to RealPage, a provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry.

Dallas Cowboys fan claims New Jersey judge denied bail after bar fight

David Yates Jun. 23, 2017, 9:24am

NEW JERSEY - a Dallas Cowboys football fan involved in a bar fight is claiming he was denied his constitutional right to bail by a New Jersey judge.