Chandra Lye News

Newest Haynes and Boone hire calls law firm 'gold standard' of appellate practice

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2017

AUSTIN – Haynes and Boone has welcomed acclaimed longtime appellate lawyer Mike Hatchell to its team in the Austin office.

Supreme Court of Texas to hear appeal of plastic bag ban

By Chandra Lye | Sep 13, 2017

AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas has agreed to hear an appeal of a plastic bag ban application.

Paxton announces debt relief for students who attended Corinthian College

By Chandra Lye | Sep 5, 2017

AUSTIN – More than 4,000 Texan students who were unwittingly part of an alleged scam involving student loans have been released of their requirement to pay back the money.

District Judge Sparks tosses out Texas lawsuit over sanctuary cities

By Chandra Lye | Aug 18, 2017

AUSTIN – A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas against municipalities looking to become so-called sanctuary cities.

14th Court of Appeals rules Fairfield Industries can collect license fee from EP Energy

By Chandra Lye | Jul 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A contract dispute in Texas’ oil and gas sector over seismic data has been remanded.

Paxton reaches settlement with contact lens distributor Fine and Clear

By Chandra Lye | Jul 3, 2017

AUSTIN – Texas’ Attorney General has reached a settlement with a New Jersey distributor of contact lenses, which was alleged to have violated state law.

ACLU files for injunction against Senate Bill 4

By Chandra Lye | Jun 8, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Texas has filed for a preliminary injunction in an effort to block Texas Senate Bill 4.

Motorola ordered to pay $9 million in patent infringement case filed by Plano company

By Chandra Lye | Apr 10, 2017

MARSHALL – Motorola Mobility LLC has been ordered to pay $9 million after losing a patent infringement case.

Oil companies' dispute results in writ of mandumus

By Chandra Lye | Apr 4, 2017

BEAUMONT – A petition for a writ of mandumus was filed with the Texas Court of Appeals 9th District in a case involving BBX Operating and Geosouthern Energy Corp.

Paxton files amicus brief on immigration order, says president has 'discretion to protect safety of the American people'

By Chandra Lye | Mar 27, 2017

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is throwing support to the president’s immigration order.

States call for an end to EPA 'overreach' in letter

By Chandra Lye | Mar 21, 2017

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other attorneys general have written a letter to the Administrator of the Environment Protection Agency Scott Pruitt calling for an end to the "federal overreach" of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a press release from Paxton's office.

Texas ACLU attorney: Anti-abortion bills 'violate the constitutional limits' on state's ability to regulate procedure

By Chandra Lye | Mar 16, 2017

HOUSTON – Texas’ American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has said that women’s health and right to an abortion will be threatened if three proposed anti-abortion bills are passed.

Paxton on Trump's immigration order: 'Action shows decisiveness in answer to very real danger'

By Chandra Lye | Mar 8, 2017

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has voiced support of President Donald Trump’s latest executive order regarding immigration.

Judge approves two patent infringement suits against BlackBerry

By Chandra Lye | Feb 22, 2017

MARSHALL – A magistrate judge has given the go-ahead for two patent-infringement lawsuits against BlackBerry.

Robert Scott named Technology Lawyer of the Year

By Chandra Lye | Jan 2, 2017

SOUTHLAKE – Lawyer Monthly has named the managing partner of law firm Scott & Scott LLP the Technology Lawyer of the Year.

National Federation of Independent Business sues key members of Occupational Safety administration

By Chandra Lye | Dec 19, 2016

The organization has accused the OSHA of violating the law and letting union representatives have access to non-union workplaces.

Texas attorney general clarifies campus handgun legislation for colleges

By Chandra Lye | Dec 9, 2016

AUSTIN -- Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton has clarified the right of students at junior and community colleges to carry handguns on campus.

Dispute between Select Sports Group, Impact Sports heads to court

By Chandra Lye | Oct 25, 2016

HOUSTON – The courts have been called in to settle a dispute between two competing sports agencies. Select Sports Group (SSG) filed litigation against Impact Sports and have recently attempted to add defendants to the case. However, the defendants have filed a notice of removal, which was filed with the district court in Houston.

Convention of States group to stream simulation online

By Chandra Lye | Sep 26, 2016

DALLAS – A growing movement that calls for a change to the federal government’s powers has been gaining momentum in Texas.

Academics express concern about pending patent reform

By Chandra Lye | Aug 11, 2016

A coalition of more than 25 academics has submitted a letter to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives expressing concern over pending patent reform. The group said its concerns were largely with changes proposed to litigation venue rules.  

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