Sandra Lane News

Report finds that patent verdicts in Eastern Texas court are split 50/50 between plaintiffs, defendants

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – When it comes to trials concerning patents, how accurate and fair is the jury? In most cases, juries award more favorable verdicts to plaintiffs than to defendants except in Texas, according to a report.

Rain-X makers awarded $1.3 million in damages in Rust-Oleum false advertising suit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 6, 2018

HOUSTON – Jurors in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on July 23 awarded $1.3 million in damages to Illinois Tool Works and its ITW Global Brands division, manufacturer of Rain-X, in a false advertising suit against Rust-Oleum Corp.

Appellate court affirms dismissal of woman's malpractice claims against law firm Walker Bright

By Sandra Lane | Aug 6, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals affirmed the 53rd District Court’s judgment in dismissing a legal malpractice suit filed by a widow who had retained a law firm to represent her.

DuPont to pay $3.1 million fine to settle damages over chemical spill in LaPorte

By Sandra Lane | Jul 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A stipulation of settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency and E.I. Du Pont de Nemours regarding a chemical spill was filed on July 23 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas.

Banks sue Landry’s to recover $20 million for data breach

By Sandra Lane | Jul 24, 2018

HOUSTON – On July 17, Landry’s Inc. petitioned a federal judge to declare summary judgment in a lawsuit against it filed on May 17 by Paymentech and JPMorgan Chase Bank.

Plaintiffs dismiss lawsuit against National Recall and Data Services, citing lack of funds to satisfy judgment

By Sandra Lane | Jul 24, 2018

DALLAS – The plaintiffs who had filed a lawsuit on behalf of millions of Texans over allegations a company obtained and illegally sold information about owners' automobiles have requested that all claims be dismissed without prejudice.

Texas appeals court increases damages awarded in wind turbine dispute by $3.4M, trial court awarded $15.3M

By Sandra Lane | Apr 9, 2018

HOUSTON – Spinning Star Energy, a provider of wind turbine energy, was awarded an increase of approximately $3.4 million in addition to the $15.3 million awarded by a lower court to compensate for the unauthorized sale of some of its property and its diminished value caused by the sale.

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