HOUSTON – A recent appeals court opinion in a trade secret case is being touted as a victory for the impacted company and a watershed ruling in the state of Texas.
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HOUSTON – The Texas 1st District Court of Appeals has reversed a permanent injunction and remanded a lower court’s ruling of injunctive relief for further proceedings in a trade secrets lawsuit.
BEAUMONT – The Texas 9th District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s “take-nothing” judgment favoring Neches Federal Credit Union in a lawsuit over a home construction project.
NEW ORLEANS –The city of San Antonio has asked the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision to overturn an $84 million verdict in the city’s dispute with online travel companies over Texas' hotel-occupancy tax ordinances.
AMARILLO – The Texas 7th District Court of Appeals at Amarillo has upheld the public reprimand of attorney Laurie Ray Hamlett, who was found by a trial court to have violated professional conduct rules.
14th Court of Appeals upholds ruling in former Clear Creek ISD employee's unemployment benefits case
HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling upholding the Texas Workforce Commission’s denial of unemployment benefits.
HOUSTON – The New Year promises to be a busy one for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas with a docket that includes pending cases against a former Texas lawmaker and two of his aides.
DALLAS – The Texas 5th District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling by the 44th Judicial District Court upholding a ruling confirming an arbitration award in a case involving Southwest Securities Inc.
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with attorneys general from all other states and the District of Columbia, have reached a $13.5 million settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a complaint over alleged off-label marketing and deceptive claims about four of its prescription drugs.
HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has sided with owners of The Houston Chronicle and CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in their battle against a libel lawsuit filed by a Houston lounge.
HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Pizza Hut of America isn’t entitled to a slice of the $427,100 that the Houston Community College System paid tenants of a shopping center it condemned.
MARSHALL – The Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas jury has awarded Ericsson $75 million in its patent infringement case against TCL Communication Technology Holdings, agreeing that TLC infringed on the company’s patent for a software control system in mobile devices.
HOUSTON – A U.S. Court of Appeals judge has sided with Ballard Exploration Co. for interest and attorney’s fees in a case that claimed the company wrongfully withheld royalties.
HOUSTON – A U.S. district court judge has denied a series of requests from three Houston-area churches seeking money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make repairs to their buildings damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. district court judge has cleared social media outlets in a lawsuit stemming from a 2016 mass shooting in Dallas that left five police officers dead.
HOUSTON – The Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas has granted summary judgment to the landlord of a Houston shopping center who had filed a complaint against an insurance company that had rejected a claim for liability coverage in an underlying lawsuit connected to commercial leases.
AUSTIN – In an effort to prevent Texas from becoming a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants seeking abortions, Attorney General Ken Paxton headed an eight-state coalition to head off abortion on demand for aliens who are in the United States illegally without success.
HOUSTON – A settlement has been reached in Chevron USA Inc.’s lawsuit against Ronald Guajardo in which the company had alleged the contractor stole proprietary information.
HOUSTON – Fox Television Stations LLC has filed a motion to compel discovery in a discrimination claim filed against the company in Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, stating the plaintiff hasn't responded to requests.
HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has rejected a former employee's appeal of the claims against the Houston Independent School District, upholding a lower court’s dismissal.