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Texas Supreme Court ruling gives defendants greater protection under expanded anti-SLAPP law, lawyer says

By Tricia Erickson | Aug 28, 2017

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court recently expanded the state’s form of the anti-strategic lawsuit against public participant (SLAPP) law ruling that a defendant can pursue a motion for dismissal even if they deny the claims of the First Amendment activity in the lawsuit.

Dallas firm handling suits for California residents affected by TCE plume

By Tricia Erickson | Jul 19, 2017

EL CAJON, Calif. – What started as just a concerned mother calling Dallas-based law firm Baron and Budd because her child’s elementary school popped up on a list of polluted schools turned into an investigation that revealed a California community is sitting on top of a toxic plume.

Oculus seeks partial new trial against video game maker ZeniMax after $500 million award

By Tricia Erickson | Jun 26, 2017

DALLAS – The battle continues in a high-profile case in Texas as Facebook Inc. subsidiary Oculus engaged in post-trial motions recently before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade arguing no evidence proves the jury’s finding that resulted in a $500 million award to video game maker ZeniMax Media Inc.

Sexual assault victim wants Century Surety Co. to cover nearly $22 million judgment against pizzeria owner

By Tricia Erickson | Jun 20, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is appealing a lower Texas court’s ruling that Century Surety Co. is not responsible to cover the nearly $22 million owed to her from her successful sexual assault suit against the owner of Pastazios Pizza Inc.

Groups awaiting latest decision regarding the long-contested voter photo ID law

By Tricia Erickson | Mar 16, 2017

AUSTIN – Groups and individuals suing the state recently presented evidence in a hearing to determine whether or not the voting ID law, also known as SB 14, was enacted in 2011 with discriminatory intent.

League City loses out on $13 million payout from insurance company in an appeals take-nothing decision

By Tricia Erickson | Feb 23, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas insurance company is holding its ground as the 1st Court of Appeals affirmed a take-nothing decision by a lower court Jan. 31, negating the $13 million sought by a hurricane-damaged city.

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