Justice Nathan Hecht AUSTIN -- Insurance companies in Texas may use their staff attorneys to defend claims against their insured parties but only when there is no conflict of interest between the two sides, the Texas SC ruled this week.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Florida ranks worst in two key litigation-risk factors for business but will likely improve in future thanks to recent tort-reform measures, a nationwide study revealed today.
Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN -- The Texas Supreme Court has re-affirmed an earlier ruling that insurers must defend claims of property damage even where caused by the builders' defective workmanship.
Justice Antonin Scalia WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Plaintiffs cannot sue the makers of a medical device that cause harm if the device has been approved by the federal regulator, the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC) ruled last week.
Charles Rosenthal AUSTIN -- The embattled Houston-area DA at the center of a recent controversy involving Supreme Court Justice David C. Medina has resigned over various other charges.
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John L. Weimer BATON ROUGE -- A recent academic study of the Louisiana Supreme Court appears to cast doubt on arguments by judges that their rulings are not influenced by election-campaign contributions.
Judge Jim Jordan AUSTIN -- The Democratic candidate for Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court has bashed the state's top bench for continuing to pile up more unresolved cases.
David Medina AUSTIN -- Two of the Texas Supreme Court's most embattled Justices are facing more hostile fire over their spending habits.
David Medina AUSTIN -- Lawyers for Texas Supreme Court Justice David C. Medina are working to wipe clear his recent indictment on arson-related charges from the public record.
David Medina AUSTIN -- Grand jurors have blasted a decision by a Houston-area District Attorney to dismiss their indictment of Texas Supreme Court Justice David C. Medina on arson-related charges.
Charles Foti BATON ROUGE -- Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti has joined a law firm specialising in class action and personal-injury lawsuits.
Justice Anthony Kennedy WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investors lost yet another U.S. Supreme Court battle over whether third parties charged with fraudulently helping lift a stock price can be held liable.
Justice Harriet O'Neill AUSTIN -- Insurers can't deny coverage if an insured is tardy in filing so long as the delay doesn't harm the insurer, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in a split decision Jan 11.
Charles Foti BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti appears set on spending a legally-active final few weeks as AG before handing the reins to fellow Democrat Buddy Caldwell.
Judge Susan Criss AUSTIN -- The expected Democratic battle between two of the Lone Star State's leading female judges to challenge Republican Justice Phil Johnson for re-election to the Texas Supreme Court is officially on.
Craig Eiland AUSTIN -- A group of state legislators and labor organizations has asked the Texas Supreme Court to reverse a recent contentious decision that expanded employer protection in labor suits.
Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers landed a one-two punch on a Dallas-based drug maker and distributor in a drug-potency lawsuit.
Justice Paul W. Green AUSTIN -- The Texas Supreme Court will likely draw more fire from opponents accusing it of pro-business bias following an opinion last week in a class action suit against a prominent insurer.
Justice Nathan Hecht, right AUSTIN -- Plaintiffs' lawyers in the Lone Star State are complaining that the Texas Supreme Court goes out of its way to issue opinions that too often favor corporate defendants.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has created a separate health-based agency within his office that will also deal with all medical-based litigation.