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Paxton gives opinion on authority concerning court registry accounts

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in an opinion released Nov. 13 said a

EEOC Criminal Records Guidance 'critical tool to assist employers,' attorney says

LUBBOCK – The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) and the National Employment Law Project have filed a motion to intervene in a case by the State of Texas against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) involving criminal records guidance.

Western District of Texas dismisses diversity challenge against the State Bar of Texas

AUSTIN – On July 5, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled moot a white attorney’s claim of discrimination against the State Bar of Texas.

San Antonio files suit against state over immigration law

SAN ANTONIO – On June 1, the city of San Antonio filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to stop the state's new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4.

ACLU of Texas files suit against city of Houston over ban to stop homeless tents, panhandling

HOUSTON – The ACLU of Texas announced on May 15 that it has sued the city of Houston over its encampment and panhandling ordinances.

Texas House passes 3-D breast cancer screening bill

ADDISON – The Texas House of Representatives passed a new bill on May 5 requiring insurance companies in Texas to cover 3-D mammograms for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

Texas federal jury awards $20 million to pharmaceutical company in Cialis patent dispute

MARSHALL – A Texas federal jury awarded $20 million in royalties and damages to a German pharmaceutical company April 21 in a patent infringement case involving the makers of the drug Cialis.

Former Texas congressman charged with campaign funds violations

HOUSTON – Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has been charged with illegally diverting charitable donations to fund his campaign, according to FBI documents.

South Texas College of Law Houston maintains winning advocacy program

HOUSTON – South Texas College of Law (STCL) Houston has recently won its 124th and 125th national advocacy titles in a single weekend in trial and appellate advocacy tournament competitions.

Exxon sued over misleading shareholders on climate change

On Nov. 6, 2016, stockholders filed a class action suit against Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. claiming the company concealed knowledge of climate change to investors.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs wins fair housing case

AUSTIN, Texas -- A federal district court recently dismissed an ongoing fair housing lawsuit by Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (ICP), alleging the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) violated the Fair Housing Act by awarding too many federal tax credits to minority communities.

Apple settles patent dispute with Dot 23 Technologies

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) -- Apple Inc. has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit with Dot 23 Technologies Inc. that alleged Apple’s Siri voice assistant technology violated three patents. The terms of the settlement have not been publicly disclosed.