Texas

Texas is #40 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. East Texas is at the top of the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment, with 26 percent of the respondents naming it the worst jurisdiction. The state of Texas ranks in the bottom five for judges’ impartiality.

Texas at a Glance

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In the News Today - July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 | News and Blog

Corporate Counsel notes that Stanford and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP have created an "impressive" database to showcase FCPA statistics. "Stanford's FCPA database matters because it is visual and updated in real time. Read More »

Come and Take It: Texas Resident Fights $2 Billion Wood Pile Lawsuit

July 19, 2016 | News and Blog

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and a $2 billion lawsuit over a wood pile certainly fits with this adage. Government prosecutors in Hunt County are seeking this astronomical amount from Kirk Grady and Republic Waste Services of Texas, alleging that Grady violated 13 Texas water and health codes by keeping a pile of wood on his land before selling it to Republic Waste in 2002. Read More »

In the News Today - July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016 | News and Blog

On the first day of their criminal trial, Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts and six co-defendants had their indictment reduced to 73 charges from the original 95. Read More »

Criminal Trial of Texas Plaintiffs' Attorney to Begin Today over Gulf Oil Spill Fraud Allegations

July 18, 2016 | News and Blog

The criminal trial of Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts is set to begin today. Read More »

In the News Today - July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016 | News and Blog

Four Vietnamese seafood workers and fishing boat owners have filed a complaint against their own plaintiffs' lawyers. The workers allege they agreed to be represented by the plaintiffs' firm in low-dollar claims against BP over work they supposedly performed during the Gulf oil spill cleanup, but that the "law firm improperly attempted to extend its representation to higher-value claims for economic losses." Read More »

WSJ Editorializes on the "Seedy" Collusion Between Plaintiffs Bar and Prosecutors

June 17, 2016 | News and Blog

"A seedy side of American law is the widespread collusion between the plaintiffs bar and government prosecutors, who trade contingency-fee lawsuits for campaign contributions," writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Read More »

In the News Today - April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 | News and Blog

8th Circuit Applies Halliburton; Overturns Class Cert in Best Buy Case: Two years ago, the SCOTUS decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund held that "defendants have the right at the class certification stage to show evidence that an alleged false statement did not impact a company's stock price, thereby rebutting the fraud on the market presumption of reliance." Read More »

In the News Today - April 8, 2016

April 08, 2016 | News and Blog

Abbott Labs Prevails in Texas FCA Case: Abbott Laboratories has prevailed in a False Claims Act case over allegations of the company's off-label stent marketing. Read More »

Federal Judge Rips Plaintiffs Firm, Hands State Farm Win in TX Hailstorm Case

March 29, 2016 | News and Blog

A federal judge handed a win to State Farm Lloyds, issuing a summary judgment against the Mostyn Law Firm in hailstorm litigation the judge found "factually unsupported." Read More »

In the News Today - March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016 | News and Blog

Highlighting Legal Fallout from Gulf Oil Spill: Texas Monthly highlights continued "legal fallout" from the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Read More »

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