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FTC honors Consumer Protection Division with Partner Award

Angela Underwood Oct. 30, 2017, 3:54pm

AUSTIN – A federal organization has recognized the Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division with an award for its efforts to combat fraud and deception.

9th District affirms ruling in Walden Marina's favor in boat dock slip case

Angela Underwood Oct. 12, 2017, 9:34am

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's ruling over an injury allegedly sustained at a boat dock slip.

Federal appellate court seeks answer from Texas Supreme Court on discovery rule

Angela Underwood Oct. 4, 2017, 6:27pm

ATLANTA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is asking the Texas Supreme Court to help answer a product liability case question in a case filed by a Texas woman.

Expert: Three years on, Alice ruling has eliminated patents that burdened the system

Angela Underwood Oct. 4, 2017, 6:27pm

WASHINGTON – A 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on "abstract" patents has hit patent litigation hard and reduced the burden on software developers in the three years since its ruling, according to two experts in the intellectual property law.

Appeals court upholds summary judgment for Old American County Mutual Fire Insurance, Statewide Claims Service

Angela Underwood Sep. 25, 2017, 3:06pm

HOUSTON – The 1st District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling in favor of two insurance companies in a dispute filed by an allegedly injured motorist.

Yahoo! ordered to pay $4.4 million after backing out of March Madness contest

Angela Underwood Sep. 12, 2017, 9:12am

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Chief Judge Carl Stewart reversed a district court’s ruling in favor of Yahoo! Inc. and ordered the web service to pay $4.4 million for breach of contract.

Federal court enjoins SB4, Texas files appeal

Angela Underwood Sep. 12, 2017, 9:11am

AUSTIN – The state's Senate Bill 4 has caught the attention of immigration, legal, labor and public groups.

Whole Foods securities fraud class action dismissed again

Angela Underwood Sep. 7, 2017, 9:20am

AUSTIN – The Austin Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has dismissed a second amended securities fraud class action against Whole Foods.

Barron and Budd attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America list again

Angela Underwood Sep. 5, 2017, 3:04pm

DALLAS – For four consecutive years, three Barron and Budd attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America.

Judge: FACT Act would prevent 'abuse' of double-dipping

Angela Underwood Aug. 23, 2017, 1:00pm

HOUSTON – Attorneys double-dipping from asbestos trusts funds that rightfully belong to affected veterans is unacceptable, according to a past American Legion National commander and judge.

Lexington Insurance Co., Metro Hospitality Partners hailstorm damage dispute continues

Angela Underwood Aug. 21, 2017, 8:48am

HOUSTON – A Texas insurance company is disputing the exclusion of pre-trial evidence in a legal battle with a Lone Star hotel over hailstorm damage.

Paxton files brief regarding New Mexico Ten Commandments case with Supreme Court

Angela Underwood Aug. 21, 2017, 8:19am

AUSTIN – The Supreme Court and the Ten Commandments meet again.

Court of appeals tosses medical negligence against University of North Texas

Angela Underwood Aug. 18, 2017, 9:11am

FORT WORTH – The Texas 2nd Court of Appeals has reversed a decision denying University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNT) motion to dismiss a medical negligence claim.

Court rules for enforceable arbitration provision in legal fight between church, Dow Roofing

Angela Underwood Aug. 18, 2017, 9:11am

FORT WORTH – Reversing a trial court’s decision denying arbitration, the Texas 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled both a roofing company and a church entitled to enforceable arbitration provisions can argue their case.

Core Wireless appeal in Apple patent infringement case is denied

Angela Underwood May 8, 2017, 12:44pm

BEAUMONT – A federal district court has rejected an appeal from Core Wireless SARL in its dispute with Apple over allegations of patent infringement.

Ninth District rules wife was improperly included in misappropriation of funds case

Angela Underwood Apr. 11, 2017, 11:18am

BEAUMONT – A trial court discharged the account of a wife who was improperly named in a lawsuit against her ex-husband, according to a recent appeals court ruling.

Ninth District denies Layne Walker's motion to dismiss case filed by investigator

Angela Underwood Apr. 10, 2017, 8:38am

BEAUMONT – A state appeals court has denied a former Texas judge's request to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a man who was arrested for allegedly disrupting the court while attempting to serve the judge a summons.