AUSTIN – On Jan. 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton praised President Donald Trump’s nomination of Deputy Solicitor General J. Campbell Barker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
BEAUMONT – Nearly three years ago, Joseph Gauthier’s truck was found empty and still running atop the Rainbow Bridge. His disappearance sparked headlines and an investigation that seemingly has only yielded a lawsuit.
HOUSTON – Texas Southern University has immunity from a lawsuit alleging it should have done more to protect students and prevent a fatal on campus shooting, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals recently concluded.
BEAUMONT – A Texas appellate court has granted immunity to Lamar University in a lawsuit brought by a professor, who alleges he was denied tenure because he opposed the Graduate Record Examinations on racial grounds.
BEAUMONT – Another chapter has been added to the continuing drama between Philip Klein, a local PI and blogger, and Jeffrey Dorrell – a Houston attorney Klein claims is trying to “litigate” him “out of business.”
HIDALGO COUNTY – Over the past several years, Edinburg attorney Kent Livesay has experienced his own share of legal troubles, from being fingered in a barratry lawsuit to being suspended for misconduct.
BEAUMONT – A fiery feud that extends far beyond litigants in a lawsuit has turned up the heat at the Jefferson County courthouse, as the presiding judge in the case must now decide on whether to permanently seal a controversial court document.
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton said the powerful oral arguments his office presented Jan. 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court should result in a favorable decision for Texas in its years-long dispute with New Mexico over water rights to the Rio Grande River.