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Court allows negligence suit against law firm Schiff Hardin to proceed

MARSHALL – The Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas partially granted and partially denied a law firm's motion to dismiss a claim against it filed by an insurance company.

Appellate court rules trial court abused discretion in case regarding service on Canadian woman

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a ruling from the 212th District Court of Galveston County in an appeal involving whether a Canadian woman was properly served.

9th District reverses and remands ruling in favor of former client in attorney fee dispute

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a ruling in an attorney's fee case.

Eastern Texas judge dismisses patent infringement case against Nutanix over venue issue

MARSHALL – A Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas judge has dismissed a patent infringement complaint based on venue.

Family members of man struck and killed at SXSW Festival appeal wrongful death suit to federal court

NEW ORLEANS – The mother and child of Steven Craenmehr, who was killed when an allegedly intoxicated driver drove through road block signs into pedestrians in 2014 at the SXSW Festival, has appealed their case to the U.S. 5th District Court of Appeals after a district court dismissed their wrongful death suit.

First District Court of Appeals dismisses claims against Steamboat Capital Management in investment case

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas granted and denied two appellants' special appearance motions in an investment strategy lawsuit.

FTC honors Consumer Protection Division with Partner Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Court of appeals tosses medical negligence against University of North Texas

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

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.