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Magistrate vacates order that called on YouTube, The Daily to pull Hayward clips

By Steve Korris | Jul 18, 2011

Mince NEW ORLEANS � In swift victory for free speech, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan confessed she lacked authority to pull video clips of testimony from former BP chief Tony Hayward from websites YouTube and The Daily.

****USE FOR PRINT*** Magistrate vacates order that called on YouTube, The Daily to pull Hayward clips

By Steve Korris | Jul 18, 2011

Mince NEW ORLEANS - In swift victory for free speech, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan confessed she lacked authority to pull video clips of testimony from former BP chief Tony Hayward from websites YouTube and The Daily.

Jury erred when awarding full payment for medical expenses, high court rules

By Steve Korris | Jul 10, 2011

Hecht AUSTIN � Angelina County District Judge Barry Randolph shouldn't have let a jury award accident victim Aaron Haywood $110,069 in medical expenses when Medicare discounts trimmed his bills to $27,739, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled on July 1.

Paralegal's prior work no conflict with current firm, Texas SC decides

By Steve Korris | Jul 6, 2011

Supreme Court of Texas AUSTIN � A little over six hours that paralegal Clyde Williams billed in a lawsuit on a prior job don't disqualify his current firm from the other side of the case, the Supreme Court of Texas decided on July 1.

Fatal spider bite at nursing home covered by malpractice law, high court decides

By Steve Korris | Jul 6, 2011

Johnson AUSTIN � Medical malpractice law covers a fatal bite from a brown recluse spider in a nursing home, the Supreme Court of Texas decided on July 1.

---FOR PRINT** Wal-Mart escapes $500 billion class action by one vote

By Steve Korris | Jun 28, 2011

Scalia WASHINGTON - By a single vote, retailer Wal-Mart escaped a class action that could have cost half a trillion and would have imposed court control on pay and promotions.

Galveston judge says BP Texas City pollution suits belong in England

By Steve Korris | Jun 28, 2011

Ellisor HOUSTON � As BP pleads in federal court that shareholder suits over the Deepwater Horizon explosion belong in England, Galveston County District Judge John Ellisor rules that shareholder suits over pollution in Texas City also belong in England.

Wal-Mart escapes $500 billion class action by one vote

By Steve Korris | Jun 23, 2011

Scalia WASHINGTON � By a single vote, retailer Wal-Mart escaped a class action that could have cost half a trillion and would have imposed court control on pay and promotions.

Deepwater Horizon widow reaches settlement with Transocean, BP

By Steve Korris | Jun 21, 2011

NEW ORLEANS � Deepwater Horizon widow Natalie Roshto, who sued rig owner Transocean and BP a day after the explosion, has settled her claims.

Texas SC finds lighter defect not to blame for girl's burns

By Steve Korris | Jun 21, 2011

AUSTIN � Bic Pen's J-26 lighter didn't cause a 6-year-old girl's clothing to catch fire, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled on June 17.

Blowout prevention maker, wellhead owner want jury trials in Deepwater Horizon litigation

By Steve Korris | Jun 14, 2011

Barbier NEW ORLEANS � Two lonely voices pleaded for U. S. District Judge Carl Barbier to hold jury trials in litigation over the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Texas insurance code allows race neutral credit scoring, justices tell California court

By Steve Korris | Jun 14, 2011

Green AUSTIN � Houston homeowner Patrick Ojo dodged Texas justice by starting a class action against his insurer in California, but Texas justice caught up with him.

Amended BP investor class action is rife with redaction

By Steve Korris | Jun 7, 2011

Ajamie HOUSTON - Retired investors suing BP over the Deepwater Horizon explosion claim to know what caused it, but the keys to their theory remain secret.

Shareholder class predicts BP will pay more than $40 billion for explosion

By Steve Korris | Jun 7, 2011

Yetter HOUSTON - BP will pay more than $40 billion for the Deepwater Horizon explosion, public pension funds of New York and Ohio predicted on June 6.

Texas SC upholds appointment of arbitrator in fraud case

By Steve Korris | Jun 6, 2011

Brister AUSTIN � Appellate judges elevated form over substance when they upheld a judge's appointment of an arbitrator, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled on May 27.

Texas SC orders $1.3M refund to seismic data company

By Steve Korris | May 31, 2011

Medina AUSTIN � Texas overtaxed seismic scientists at TGS-NOPEC Geophysical in Houston by $1,394,748, Supreme Court Justices ruled on May 27.

Recent decision shows justices divided over Texas' bifurcated appeals process

By Steve Korris | May 31, 2011

Guzman AUSTIN � Dallas County District Judge Gena Slaughter improperly confined a defendant in a civil suit for lying at a deposition, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled on May 27.

Hundreds of witnesses expected at BP trial; Deepwater Horizon captain to take the Fifth

By Steve Korris | May 17, 2011

Barbier NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers litigating the Deepwater Horizon explosion have identified hundreds of witnesses for a trial in February, but the star of the show won't perform.

Coon adds 'first responder' plaintiffs in BP litigation

By Steve Korris | May 17, 2011

Coon NEW ORLEANS - Brent Coon of Beaumont asserts claims for 125 clients in a potential class action over chemical effects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and cleanup.

Certificate of merit from engineer satisfies requirement, appeals court rules

By Steve Korris | May 10, 2011

Engineer Chander Nangia must defend himself in an Orange County suit alleging defects in a prefabricated steel building, Ninth District appeals judges decided on May 5.

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