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Ruling upheld in 'death penalty' sanctions case involving East African Drilling

By Angela Underwood | Apr 11, 2018

HOUSTON – A panel of judges has affirmed a 215th District Court’s decision regarding "death penalty" sanctions rendered against a drilling company.

Ninth Court dismisses inmate's negligence suit against Texas Department of Criminal Justice

By Angela Underwood | Apr 11, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont panel of judges has reversed an 88th District Court’s decision that favored a Texas inmate injured in prison.

Paxton files brief with U.S. Supreme Court in support of travel ban

By Angela Underwood | Apr 10, 2018

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a friend-of-the-court brief signed by other state attorneys general with the U.S. Supreme Court in regards to President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Denied: Motion to dismiss on Texas Citizens Participation Act in Empire bar fight case

By Angela Underwood | Apr 9, 2018

HOUSTON – A panel of 1st District Court of Appeal judges have kept the bout between two parties alive over a bar fight complaint.

Black Lives Matter, other groups seek removal of Harris County judge over Houston Chronicle comments

By Angela Underwood | Mar 22, 2018

HOUSTON – Blacks Lives Matter: Houston and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, along with six other organizations, have called for the suspension and removal of the 209th District Criminal Court Judge Michael McSpadden for comments made in a Feb. 23 Houston Chronicle report the groups claim show racial bias.

1st District appellate court upholds summary judgment in medical malpractice case

By Angela Underwood | Feb 26, 2018

HOUSTON – A 1st District Court of Appeals panel of judges has affirmed a trial court’s ruling on an alleged medical malpractice-related death.

Paxton clarifies longevity pay concern regarding employees with state-supplemented salaries

By Angela Underwood | Feb 22, 2018

AUSTIN – If a county policy does not reduce a county judge's salary because the judge receives pay funded by the state, that county may deny the judge longevity pay, according to Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Paxton: City resources can be used by chamber of commerce free of charge if council agrees

By Angela Underwood | Feb 20, 2018

AUSTIN – Government property and resources can be used for commerce events if the city council approves, according to the attorney general.

Appellate Court upholds summary judgment in favor of Saybolt LP in testing dispute

By Angela Underwood | Feb 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment in favor of an oil inspector in a dispute over testing results.

9th District Court affirms stay of arbitration in hydrocarbon sales dispute

By Angela Underwood | Feb 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court's decision over a stay in a complicated complaint over hydrocarbon sales.

Court allows negligence suit against law firm Schiff Hardin to proceed

By Angela Underwood | Jan 16, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 15, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 2, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Dec 20, 2017

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

By Angela Underwood | Dec 12, 2017

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

By Angela Underwood | Dec 5, 2017

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

By Angela Underwood | Oct 30, 2017

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

By Angela Underwood | Oct 12, 2017

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

By Angela Underwood | Oct 4, 2017

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

By Angela Underwood | Oct 4, 2017

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.

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