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Chef Kent Rathbun wins the right to use his own name and likeness for now

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2017, 9:09am

DALLAS – Chef Kent Rathbun continues a costly dispute with his former business partners over the use of his name and likeness, but the state's 5th District Court of Appeals has granted him the right to use his own name and likeness while the lawsuit is pending, based on the doctrine of “unclean hands.

Appellate Court upholds convicted criminal's breach of contract claim against former attorney

Dee Thompson Nov. 10, 2017, 9:11am

HOUSTON – A convicted criminal won his breach of contract case against his former defense attorney but lost his claim that the attorney had stolen money from him.

Attorney loses disbarment appeal in the Texas Supreme Court

Dee Thompson Nov. 5, 2017, 6:50pm

AUSTIN: On Oct. 20 the Texas Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals in the case of Ikechukwu Nweze, an attorney who was disbarred after faking an automobile accident and fabricating medical bills.

iLife claims it is entitled to $25 million for Nintendo patent award

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2017, 9:37am

DALLAS – After winning its patent infringement case against Nintendo last August, iLife is now asking for not only the $10.1 million award from the jury but also prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, and costs. This proposed amount totals $25 million.

Monsanto, Helena Chemical take discovery dispute to Texas Supreme Court

Dee Thompson Oct. 30, 2017, 3:41pm

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in a discovery dispute between chemical companies Helena Chemical Co. and Monsanto.

Phoenix Insurance Co. denies it should cover damages to a pipeline allegedly caused by a defective pipe

Dee Thompson Oct. 18, 2017, 11:32am

HOUSTON – Both parties in a lawsuit regarding a damaged section of the Silver Dollar Pipeline are seeking a motion for summary judgment.

Texas Supreme Court to decide when the statute of limitation starts in a products liability case

Dee Thompson Oct. 18, 2017, 11:31am

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court on Oct. 6 agreed to review a question from the 11th Circuit in a case that asks when the statute of limitations starts to run on a lawsuit regarding an allegedly defective pelvic mesh insert.

Paxton files amicus brief in case regarding unaccompanied minor's request for abortion

Dee Thompson Oct. 18, 2017, 11:30am

SAN FRANCISCO – A pregnant 17-year-old unaccompanied immigrant known only as Jane Doe has been added to a case pending in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California that seeks to preserve her right to have an abortion in Texas.

First District Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment in landlord/tenant arbitration dispute

Dee Thompson Oct. 16, 2017, 1:45pm

HOUSTON – An appellate court has upheld a trial court’s decision in a landlord/tenant dispute between two couples who have been in a dispute over arbitration.

Attorney: Tigers at Houston Aquarium 'deserve better'

Dee Thompson Oct. 11, 2017, 8:49am

HOUSTON – The Houston Aquarium and Landry's Inc. faces a lawsuit over their allegedly inhumane treatment of the tigers at the facility.

Attorney general says law enforcement officers can receive naloxone prescriptions

Dee Thompson Oct. 11, 2017, 8:49am

AUSTIN – On Oct. 4, Attorney General Ken Paxton released an opinion stating that under the Texas Health and Safety code law enforcement officers are authorized to receive prescriptions of naloxone to individuals who have overdosed on opioids.

Appellate court denies Vopak Terminal Deer Park motion for rehearing in contract breach case

Dee Thompson Oct. 5, 2017, 9:30am

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has denied a motion for rehearing in a contract case between an ethanol trade and distributor and a bulk tank storage service.

Schutt Sports, Riddell Inc. football helmet dispute transferred to Illinois court

Dee Thompson Sep. 13, 2017, 9:51am

MARSHALL – A case involving the patented designs of football helmets has been moved from Texas to an Illinois federal court.

Effective Exploration claims BlueStone Natural Resources is using 'strawman arguments' in patent dispute

Dee Thompson Sep. 7, 2017, 9:21am

MARSHALL – A dispute over an oil well drilling patent continues to be fought, despite motions filed on both sides.

U.S. attorneys state Watts should be 'immediately disqualified' from Uresti case

Dee Thompson Aug. 31, 2017, 11:08am

SAN ANTONIO – At a court hearing on Aug. 7, Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti, (D-San Antonio) argued that attorney Mikal Watts should not be disqualified as his attorney, despite the fact they both represented the same client, Denise Cantu, several years ago.

Paxton leads coalition arguing against the federal government's Persuader Rule

Dee Thompson Aug. 21, 2017, 8:22am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined with 17 other state leaders to ask the U.S. Department of Labor to permanently rescind the Persuader Rule.

Deion Sanders fails to appear at hearing regarding Prime Prep Academy

Dee Thompson Aug. 18, 2017, 9:14am

DALLAS – Legal woes continue for Deion Sanders long after the school he founded, Prime Prep Academy, closed its doors in 2015.

Court battle between Erykah Badu, former manager continues

Dee Thompson Aug. 16, 2017, 12:46pm

DALLAS – The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals at Dallas ruled that Erykah Badu’s comments on social media about former manager Paul Levatino were protected free speech, however the case is going back to the trial court for further rulings.

Bathroom bill, teacher pay increase on agenda for special legislative session next month

Dee Thompson Jun. 12, 2017, 7:54am

AUSTIN – A special state legislative session to be held July 18 recently was announced by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Retail giant J. C. Penney's settles class action suit over securities

Dee Thompson Jun. 7, 2017, 8:53am

TYLER – A class-action lawsuit filed against retailer J. C. Penney by Alan B. Marcus and other investors has now been settled for $97.5 million and other concessions.