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LN Commemorates 100th Release Of Texas Litigation Guide: Download The Free Excerpt
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LexisNexis recently celebrated the 100th product release for Texas Litigation Guide, marking more than 32 years that LexisNexis and Matthew Bender have been providing this important resource for Texas litigation attorneys. Aileen Stirling, RLS VP... Read More

LDF Applauds Confirmation Of James E. Graves Jr. To 5th Circuit
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) said it applauds the U.S. Senate's vote Feb. 14 to confirm James E. Graves Jr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Fifth Circuit is the federal appellate... Read More

Former Solicitor General Of Texas James C. Ho Rejoins Gibson Dunn's Dallas Office
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DALLAS - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that James C. Ho has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Dallas office, after serving for the past three years as the solicitor general of Texas. Ho will continue to focus his practice on complex... Read More

Vandeventer Black LLP: U.S. Supreme Court Establishes Enforceability Of Forum-Selection Clauses
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By James Rixey In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court established that contractual forum-selection clauses deserve near absolute deference and should be enforced in all but the most exceptional cases when deciding transfer of venue under 28 U... Read More

Michigan Federal Judge Is 6th To Strike Down Prohibition On Same-Sex Marriage In Wake Of United States v. Windsor
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 21, Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan struck down MCLS Const. Art. I, § 25 , an amendment to the Michigan Constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage, Deboer v.... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Swells
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by State Net

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $20.8 billion final settlement with BP over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. That sum is $2.1 billion bigger than the $18.7 billion initial settlement announced in July, which was already the... Read More

Texas Federal Court Is Latest To Strike Down State Prohibitions On Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the Western District of Texas struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. This ruling was the latest in a series of federal rulings handed down in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision... Read More

July Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During July, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top five cases captured our attention this past month, so we thought you might like to... Read More

Texas Psychologist's Lawsuit Survives Motion To Dismiss
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A Texas psychologist, who is also an attorney and is recognized nationally for her expertise and experience, on June 26 survived a motion to dismiss her lawsuit alleging that the State of Texas bars her unconstitutionally... Read More

DLA Piper: Zachry v. Port of Houston Authority: Texas Supreme Court Rules for Contractor Despite No-Damages-for-Delay Clause
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by DLA Piper

By Ileana M. Blanco , Cristopher Farrar and Cara Vasquez The Texas Supreme Court has issued a decision that could have a huge impact on the construction industry in Texas involving several high-profile issues the industry has passionately debated for... Read More

Texas Jury Awards $6.5 Million, Including $ 5 Million In Punitives, To Construction Worker Who Suffered Partial Foot Amputation Following Worksite Injury
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On May 29, 2012, Rolando Cumpian was working for Leal Welding & Erection, Inc. in San Antonio, TX. At that time, Leal was operating as the subcontractor for Joeris General Contractors, Ltd., which was acting as the general contractor for a construction... Read More

Judge Denies Monitoring, Future Medical Expenses In Criminal Pollution Case
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — (Mealey’s) Compensation for future medical expenses, court-ordered medical monitoring and relocation from allegedly polluted properties is not justified by the evidence, the Texas federal judge sentencing CITGO Petroleum... Read More

BP Agrees To Pay $18.7 Billion To Resolve Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) BP Exploration & Production Inc. will pay $18.7 billion over the course of 18 years to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) and natural resource damages claims from the federal government and states of Alabama, Florida... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: U.S. Supreme Court Issues Significant Forum-Selection Decision
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by Duane Morris LLP

There has been confusion in the courts over the years regarding the appropriate mechanism to enforce forum-selection clauses, which are now routinely included in many commercial and personal contracts. Such clauses typically require any dispute between... Read More