Kacie Whaley News

Paxton dismisses lawsuit against U.S. government that challenged DACA

By Kacie Whaley | Sep 27, 2017

AUSTIN – As a response to the Trump Administration phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed some individuals who came to the U.S. as undocumented minors to remain in the country, Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 5 dismissed a lawsuit that the state of Texas filed against the U.S., according to a press release.

State Bar of Texas and others offer free legal help for qualifying Harvey survivors

By Kacie Whaley | Sep 13, 2017

AUSTIN – As a response to the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has caused Houston, Texas law organizations are coming together to offer the survivors free legal services.

14th Court of Appeals sends Tony's Barbeque and Steakhouse settlement dispute back to lower court

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 31, 2017

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed rulings made by a Texas district court in a settlement case between a restaurant and a lot owner.

Paxton files brief in support of Arlene's Flowers owner in LGBT discrimination suit

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 29, 2017

AUSTIN – A 14-state coalition has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the First Amendment right of Barronelle Stutzman, a Washington-based floral shop owner who was sued over allegations of sexual orientation discrimination, the Texas Attorney General's office reported.

First District upholds ruling in favor of Progressive after defendant attempts to represent self

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 14, 2017

HOUSTON – A man sued by Progressive County Mutual Insurance Co. has lost his appeal after failing to construct a proper briefing while representing himself.

Critics say Gov. Abbott stopped local control of industries to accommodate special interests

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 2, 2017

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott's latest decision to discontinue local government control of property development and construction industries has resulted in critics expressing that he is kneeling to special interests.

Report says patent cases in Texas court may decrease by 1,000 per year after Supreme Court decision

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's May 22 decision to reduce the states in which patent owners are allowed to file infringement lawsuits is expected to reduce 1,000 cases per year in Eastern Texas and increase cases in the District of Delaware by 500, Unified Patents has predicted.

Dallas law firm announces it's looking at potential suits against GM over defeat device allegations

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 20, 2017

DALLAS – Law firm Baron and Budd is looking at potential lawsuits over allegations that General Motors manufactured trucks that cheat on emission tests.

Texas, 13 other states create petition to court to permit Arizona to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

By Kacie Whaley | May 19, 2017

AUSTIN – On May 1, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the state would be joining 13 others in petitioning to help grant Arizona the right to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Newspaper loses lawsuit seeking Fort Bend County to release information on bribery allegations

By Kacie Whaley | May 15, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas Court of Appeals has thrown out a lawsuit Hartman Newspapers filed against Sheriff Troy E. Nehls and Fort Bend County in a dispute based on a withholding of investigation documents.

Whirlpool awarded $7.6 million in case against TST Water over water filter design

By Kacie Whaley | Apr 24, 2017

MARSHALL – Appliance giant Whirlpool Corp. was awarded $7.6 million by a jury that found a California-based water filter company copied a Whirlpool design.

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