• Busy Time: Unpaid Overtime Claims in Energy Industry Keep Labor Lawyers on the Clock

    "These claims are worth a lot," said Galvin Kennedy, partner in Houston's Kennedy/Hodges, who represents the workers.

  • Man Sues Blue Bell in Listeria-Related Lawsuit

    Plaintiffs attorney says the lawsuit against Blue Bell of Brenham may be the first since its products were connected to Listeria infections.

  • Energy Employers Pin Hopes on Big Trucks to Slow Workers' Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits

    Defense counsel hope to reverse a recent trend of workers suing energy industry employers for unpaid overtime.

  • Newsmakers: Week of May 25

    H. Victor "Vic" Thomas, an appellate attorney in personal injury and business litigation, has joined Preis in Houston.

  • Maintaining Ethical Integrity as a Creative Litigator

    Litigators are known for their zealous representation, creative advocacy, and quick "on their feet" thinking. Yet they are still required to follow all applicable rules of ethics. This poses unique challenges and risks for attorneys who specialize in litigation.

  • Business Lawyers Prepare for Open Carry

    Will businesses allow open carry? Lawyers say if a business prohibits open carry, it needs procedures if a customer has a gun. Lawyers are divided about whether allowing open carry brings litigation risks.

  • Same-Sex Couple Responds to AG's 'Mean-Spirited' Brief

    "The idea that we're waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in this case [Obergefell v. Hodges], but you're asking for the Texas Supreme Court to reach out and invalidate a valid marriage in the interim—it seems not just mean-spirited, it seems it would violate constitutional rights,'' said Kurt Kuhn who represents Texas' first legally married same-sex couple.

  • Innocence Project of Texas Chief Counsel Resigns, Unhappy with NY Branch

    Amarillo criminal defense lawyer Jeff Blackburn has a certain flair for the dramatic, as is demonstrated in his recent resignation letter as chief counsel of the Innocence Project of Texas.

  • Firearms Lawyers to Educate on Open Carry

    As business lawyers prepare to counsel companies on new policies and procedures under a bill to legalize people to carry holstered handguns openly, another company plans to educate gun owners about the change.

  • Transocean, Halliburton & BP: Settlement Frenzy

    BP, Halliburton Co. and Transocean Ltd. each reached settlements this week in the litigation stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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