TYLER – Despite a final judgment entered Sept. 30 in a lawsuit originally filed in April 2012 that pitted NobelBiz, Inc. against defendants Global Connect, LLC and TCN, Inc. in a patent infringement battle, the defendants have appealed numerous orders filed in the four-year life of the case, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reactivated appeals Oct. 31.
BEAUMONT – Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. and National Association of Security Companies won a preliminary injunction against portions of a presidential executive order that requires federal contracting officers to determine whether labor and employment law violations should keep contractors from winning government contracts.
AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas has denied an appeal filed by the city of Dallas in connection with the city of Corsicana, Navarro County and Navarro College’s (collectively, Navarro) request to investigate a potential tortious interference claim against Dallas, which is likely to exceed the $200,000 claim threshold that limits the County Court at Law of Navarro County’s jurisdiction.
BEAUMONT – A lawsuit filed against Rent-A-Center Texas LP (RAC) in connection with a dispute between an RAC employee and husband and wife customers will go to arbitration after the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont overturned an order denying the company’s motion to compel arbitration.
WASHINGTON – Cornell Law School professor Stephen Yale-Loehr believes the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a landmark case that will dictate whether President Barack Obama can bypass Congress to defer deportations and grant temporary work permits for millions of undocumented parents will be important for Texas, no matter which way the high court rules.
NEW ORLEANS – ExxonMobil Corp. recently asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a district court order that awarded $3.67 million to the company in an injury claim insurance coverage lawsuit filed against Electrical Reliability Services Inc. (ERS) and Old Republic Insurance Co.