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Johnson & Johnson seeks to have federal judge banned from bellwether trial

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 9:13am

NEW ORLEANS – Johnson & Johnson has petitioned the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to remove a federal court judge from adjudicating over a fourth bellwether trial stemming from a dispute involving metal-on-metal hip implants that have already cost the company nearly $1 billion in judgment payouts.

Urseti appeals Austin court's decision to remove Watts as counsel

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 9:08am

SAN ANTONIO – State Sen. Carlos Uresti has appealed the disqualification of his counsel in a fraud case involving claims the current lawmaker was once involved in a Ponzi-like scheme that defrauded a woman who was a client of the litigator.

Appellate court upholds dismissal of former Port Arthur ISD employee's free speech claims

Glenn Minnis Aug. 9, 2017, 12:53pm

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont has affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of claims where a Port Arthur Independent School District employee claimed free speech violations by the district and key superiors.

WickFire CEO 'confident' appeal filed by TriMax Media will rule in WickFire's favor

Glenn Minnis Jul. 24, 2017, 1:16pm

AUSTIN – WickFire CEO Chet Hall remains as confident as ever nothing will change in his company’s ongoing litigation against internet ad placement competitor TriMax Media.

Supreme Court declines to hear Emmert v. Hulcher liability dispute, $2 million cut stands

Glenn Minnis Jun. 28, 2017, 10:45am

AUSTIN – A 2nd Court of Appeal's decision to cut $2 million from a jury award in a liability dispute will stand after the Texas Supreme Court declined to review the matter.

Texas Supreme Court upholds reversal of $7.9 million lower court verdict in hospital dispute

Glenn Minnis Jun. 26, 2017, 1:30pm

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court has rejected a request to review a breach of contract dispute between two nearby hospitals where a lower court reversed a $7.9 million verdict in favor of Lake Travis Transitional LTCH LLC.

Appeals court finds Harris County officer immune from personal liability in crash

Glenn Minnis Jun. 20, 2017, 10:29am

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of a Harris County constable charged with allegedly injuring a woman and her two young children while chasing a fleeing motorist.

Homeland Insurance seeks removal of Double Diamond case to federal court

Glenn Minnis Jun. 9, 2017, 12:55pm

DALLAS – Homeland Insurance Co. of New York has filed a notice of removal in its ongoing insurance coverage dispute against Double Diamond Delaware Inc.

Bill of cost deadline extended for Imperium IP Holdings in Samsung patent case

Glenn Minnis May 23, 2017, 9:06am

SHERMAN – Imperium IP Holdings (Cayman) LTD has been granted a bill of costs extension stemming from its winning suit against Samsung Electronics Co. LTD, et al.

KBR recovers almost half-billion dollar judgment, resolves lengthy commercial dispute

Glenn Minnis May 1, 2017, 12:47pm

HOUSTON – KBR Inc. has reached settlement with PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion on a nearly half-billion dollar judgment that was first rendered nearly a decade ago.

Federal judge rules Title IX suit against Baylor University can proceed

Glenn Minnis May 1, 2017, 8:53am

AUSTIN – A federal judge in Texas has ruled a onetime Baylor University student’s deliberate-indifference suit naming former school football coach Art Briles as one of several defendants can move forward.

ACLU leading a fight against Trump travel ban

Glenn Minnis Feb. 28, 2017, 3:11pm

HOUSTON – American Civil Liberties Union senior staffers are aggressively monitoring the Trump administration’s stated intention of reenacting a form of the travel ban recently struck down in federal court as unconstitutional in charting the organization’s next course of action in the ongoing saga.  

Rep. Flynn's Dallas Police and Fire System pension plan gets closer look

Glenn Minnis Feb. 23, 2017, 3:44pm

DALLAS – The end to longtime battle over a solvent Dallas Police and Fire System pension plan could finally be in sight, albeit with both sides of negotiators left feeling as shortchanged and as taken for granted as ever. 

Doctors speak out on personal injury lawsuit ads in Texas

Glenn Minnis Jan. 18, 2017, 11:03am

Texas doctors out to reform personal industry lawsuit advertising industry

Paxton weighs in on lawsuit aiming to overturn state bar diversity laws

Glenn Minnis Jan. 6, 2017, 9:00am

&&& AUSTIN – A federal court suit challenging the legality of the state of Texas’ attempts to diversify its State Bar governing board now has the official support of local Attorney General Ken Paxton.