FORT WORTH – Texas justices will soon decide whether California municipalities took aim at Texas-based free speech by bringing climate change lawsuits against ExxonMobil, a Texas company, in California courts.
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TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.
AUSTIN – For the past year, numerous Texas counties pursuing opioid litigation against pharmaceutical giants have been subject to open records requests. The requests have sought a wide-range of information, including attorney solicitation emails, contract details with outside counsel and, in some cases, even time and expense records.
Potential defendants argue Texas court lacks jurisdiction.
SAN ANTONIO – Although he lost in the Democratic Primary last month, Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood had his campaign bolstered with $110,000 in contributions from lawyers he hired to represent the county in an opioid lawsuit.
BEAUMONT – A new lawyer feeding frenzy has swept through Texas – a rush to push counties onboard the opioid litigation train before the state can pull into the station.
Austin - Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of security fraud – a development that has one Democratic PAC calling the Republican greedy.
Tens of thousands asbestos cases are coming off the books in the state of Texas, dismissed for lack of medical proof.
MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - So-called “patent trolls” helped make the Eastern District of Texas the top spot for patent litigation in 2014, a recent report found.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - ,On Friday The Texas Supreme Court blocked BP from collecting $750 million from Transocean insurance policies.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A legal watchdog group suspects a PAC funded mostly by trial lawyers has committed multiple violations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Republican National Committee has established its latest Hispanic Advisory Council, targeting Hispanic voters in Pennsylvania.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two California Assembly Democrats have proposed a gun control bill Friday allowing anyone to target gun owners for firearm confiscation warrants.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A trio of famous conservative icons will appear in the upcoming film “Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?”
DELRAY, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A former heavyweight champ and Congressional hopeful is calling the recent Hobby Lobby decision a “blow to women’s health.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Perhaps the only thing keeping the Democratic supermajority in check in California is the state’s Supreme Court, suggests a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – With less than one month remaining before Election Day, candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court have booked more than $1 million worth of TV airtime for campaign ads in the four contested races.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Campaign attack ads accusing judicial figures of being soft on crime influence their decisions, according to new research sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Monday, a day before Election Day, a federal judge issued a consent decree allowing resubmitted absentee ballots to be counted in the race for House District 35.