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Paxton files amicus brief with Supreme Court regarding Laredo's plastic bag ban

By Andrew Burger | Jun 28, 2017

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his office have filed an amicus brief with the state Supreme Court advocating in support of the Laredo Merchants Association’s contention that the city of Laredo’s ban on the use of plastic bags violates the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.

Jury awards Core Wireless $2.28 million in second patent infringement win

By Andrew Burger | Oct 19, 2016

MARSHALL -- A jury in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas has ordered LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. and parent LG Electronics, Inc. to pay Core Wireless Licensing $2.8 million based on a royalty rate of 6 cents per unit of smartphone sales for willfully infringing on two patents that Core acquired when it purchased intellectual property rights to Nokia wireless telecommunications and smartphone technology.

Texas awaits Supreme Court ruling on petition to reinstate voter ID law

By Andrew Burger | Oct 11, 2016

AUSTIN -- Texas filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court Sept. 23, requesting reinstatement of the Lone Star State's voter ID law. The petition comes as growing numbers of states enact voter identification laws in a bid to allegedly prevent election fraud.

Six Wal-Mart employees seek to resurrect sex discrimination class action

By Andrew Burger | Jul 28, 2016

A U.S. Circuit Court judge in San Francisco canceled a scheduled Aug. 19 hearing regarding a motion to intervene and review a Ninth Circuit judge's 2013 decision to deny class action status to a sex discrimination lawsuit involving current and former Wal-Mart employees. 

Texas attorney general leads 13-state challenge of federal unisex access rule

By Andrew Burger | Jul 12, 2016

AUSTIN – The Texas attorney general is leading a 13-state coalition in a bid to resist an Obama administration directive that would effectively require all public schools and businesses to open up all intimate areas – rest rooms, locker rooms, showers, etc. – to both sexes.

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