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Author claims copyright infringement

Annie Cosby Dec. 12, 2014, 2:45pm

A Harris County man is suing over claims Chicago University Press published a book using copyrighted material from his own book without his permission.

Windy City residents giving to Texas gubernatorial candidate’s campaign

David Yates May 6, 2014, 12:01pm

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – From renowned authors to trial lawyers, Chicago residents are filling the campaign coffers of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

Lawyer for plaintiffs in BP case known as a Renaissance man in legal community

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 9, 2013, 2:04pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Samuel Issacharoff, the New York University School of Law professor who is representing a group of class action plaintiffs against oil giant BP, often is described as a Renaissance man.

Justice Wainwright to step down from Texas Supreme Court at end of month

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 20, 2012, 11:13am

Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright has announced he will resign his seat on the court to join an Austin law firm.

Legally Speaking: President Obama, time for a refresher course on Constitutional Law"

John G. Browning Apr. 17, 2012, 6:53am

Browning At a March 30, 2007, campaign fundraiser, then-candidate Barack Obama stated "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president, I actually respect the Constitution."

Abbott names George Mason professor as Texas solicitor general

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 13, 2010, 6:14am

Mitchell AUSTIN � A faculty member from George Mason University in Virginia has been appointed as the chief appellate lawyer for the state of Texas, Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Friday.

Obama expected to nominate Kagan to Supreme Court

Chris Rizo May 10, 2010, 7:55am

Kagan WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-President Barack Obama later today is widely expected to announce his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Beyond the rhetoric: The impact of asbestos litigation

The SE Texas Record Nov. 17, 2008, 2:49am

Reaud The impact of asbestos litigation is etched in stone, even as the carving continues.

Texas Supreme Court to stay conservative

David Yates Nov. 6, 2008, 6:24am

Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (R) In stark contrast to the nation's swing to the left, Texas voters have elected to keep the state's Supreme Court conservative, voting back in three incumbent Republicans.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (11:30 p.m.) -- Texans reelect Republican justices to state Supreme Court

Marilyn Tennissen Nov. 4, 2008, 5:38pm

Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson With 65 percent of statewide votes counted, Texas voters have reelected three incumbent Republicans to seats on the state Supreme Court over Democratic challengers.

Advocacy groups wants to end software patents, infringement litigation

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 10, 2008, 7:52am

End Software Patents Executive Director Ben Klemens A non-profit advocacy group wants to see patents on software -- and the infringement lawsuits that often follow -- eliminated, claiming the current patent system hurts business and stifles innovation.