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Appeals court dismisses utility company's suit against Fort Bend Independent School District

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 22, 2016, 1:51pm

TYLER — A utility company can’t force a school district to settle an outstanding invoice for services because a state law grants the district immunity from lawsuits.

BP takes oil and gas lease arguments to Texas Supreme Court

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 7, 2016, 3:57pm

AUSTIN — In oral arguments set for this week before the Texas Supreme Court, BP will make another attempt to hold onto an oil and gas lease for a well it shut in more than four years ago.

Bankrupt hospital company accuses Texas tribe of fraud

Taryn Phaneuf Jul. 26, 2016, 12:49pm

The owner of a Texas hospital has accused the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas of fraud and violating a federal labor law when its health plan and plan administrators refused to pay more than $2 million in medical benefits for services provided to an employee covered in the health plan.

Report gives Texas a 'D' in court diversity

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 29, 2016, 10:57am

WASHINGTON – New data on the makeup of state courts reveals that white men fill most judicial seats in Texas.

Texas has ninth-best economy among U.S. states, WalletHub analysis reports

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 14, 2016, 9:19am

AUSTIN – Texas boasts one of the top-10 best economies among the states, according to an analysis by personal-finance website, WalletHub.

Survey shows Texas is still the best state for business

Taryn Phaneuf May 13, 2016, 9:10am

AUSTIN — Texas continues its reign as the best state for business, according to Chief Executive magazine’s latest survey.

Homeowners sue Sabine River Authority over flood damage

Taryn Phaneuf May 13, 2016, 9:08am

ORANGE — Homeowners looking to force a state agency pay for the flood damage done to their homes in March could have a claim, but arguing the case will likely be a challenge, one law professor said.

Court reduces attorneys fees awarded to whistleblower

Taryn Phaneuf May 8, 2016, 10:04am

More than 18 months after a hospital operator agreed to pay $98 million to settle False Claim Act allegations with the federal government, an appeals court reduced the attorneys fees that should be awarded to one of the whistleblowers.

27 students earn scholarships for demonstrating potential in insurance business

Taryn Phaneuf May 4, 2016, 4:54pm

AUSTIN — More than two dozen insurance and risk management students at six Texas universities were awarded scholarships by the Insurance Council of Texas Education Foundation.

Texas AG makes 'clumsy, awkward' defense against civil charges, political scientist says

Taryn Phaneuf Apr. 12, 2016, 8:07am

Civil securities fraud charges filed Monday bring everything back to the surface over Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s relationship with a Texas tech company that includes allegedly accepting a commission in exchange for recruiting investors.

SCOTUS says states may base voter districts on total population

Taryn Phaneuf Apr. 7, 2016, 12:10pm

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton declared victory following the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision that states may base election districts on the total population, rather than just eligible voters.