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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.

American Eagle accuses competitors of selling illegal T-shirts

Dee Thompson Apr. 25, 2017, 12:06pm

HOUSTON -- American Eagle Outfitters is suing two competitors, alleging they are selling T-shirts with illegally copied trademarks.

Man alleges he was injured in accident with underinsured driver, Old Republic Insurance refused to pay claim

Dee Thompson Apr. 17, 2017, 11:06am

HOUSTON – A La Porte man claims Old Republic Insurance Co. has refused to pay all of his auto accident claim after an incident with an underinsured driver.

Doctors allege former employer failed to timely pay compensation, fraudulently withheld earnings

Dee Thompson Apr. 17, 2017, 11:05am

HOUSTON – Five doctors are suing an oncology clinic claiming fraud in regard to their former employment with the practice, specifically their monetary compensation.

Congressmen join forces to end forced mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts

Dee Thompson Mar. 21, 2017, 9:13am

WASHINGTON – On March 7, a Capitol Hill coalition of lawmakers including Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) convened to highlight the importance of ending forced mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts and introduced legislation to force companies to give consumers more options in the event of a dispute.

Disney faces patent infringement suit from Texas brothers over technology in its Magic Bands

Dee Thompson Mar. 13, 2017, 1:28pm

MARSHALL – A complaint for patent infringement has been filed against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide Inc. by Plaintiffs Charles C. Freeny III, Bryan E. Freeny and James P. Freeny in the Marshall Divison of the Eastern District of Texas alleging Disney unlawfully used a type of wireless communication technology that it now uses widely in its MagicBands.

Southwest Airlines flight attendants file class action lawsuit against union, seek recall of board members

Dee Thompson Feb. 21, 2017, 8:36am

DALLAS – On Feb., 6 a petition was signed by more than 7,000 of the Southwest Airlines flight attendants in the Transport Workers Union Local 556, demanding the recall of 12 of the executive board members over alleged violations of the constitution and bylaws of the Transport Workers Union of America.

Security technology giants battle over patent claims

Dee Thompson Dec. 19, 2016, 12:43pm

Securus has claimed victory in a recent win before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, but rival GTL maintains it wasn't a win at all.

GE-Baker Hughes merger appears good for shareholders, bad for employees

Dee Thompson Nov. 23, 2016, 1:58pm

General Electric announced Oct. 31 it would combine its oil and gas division with Baker Hughes in a $7.4 billion dollar deal to be completed in mid-2017.

Texas judge continues to fIght Obama Administration on bathroom equality

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2016, 2:10pm

A judge in Texas is seeking to nullify the Federal Directive that anyone of any gender can use the bathroom of their choice.