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No evidentiary hearing, no sanctions
  • Carrington Coleman
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

To obtain attorney’s fees as a sanction under TRCP Rule 13 or Chapter 10 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a party must present supporting

District Court Precludes Defendant from Making Disparaging Remarks Directed at Patent and Trademark Office in Front of Jury But Permits Plaintiff to Make Remarks Consistent with Presumption of Validity
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

Core Wireless Licensing ("Core Wireless") filed a patent infringement action against LG Electronics, Inc. ("LG"). As the matter approached trial

Texas Court Of Appeals Reduces $115 Million Punitive Award To A Mere Shadow Of Itself
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

Courts applying BMW and State Farm often emphasize the Supreme Court’s admonition that the constitutional line is not “marked by a simple

We can’t all be winners - or prevailing parties
  • Carrington Coleman
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

Contrary to what you may have learned in pee wee soccer, everyone can’t be a winneror under the terms of the Texas Theft Liability Act, a

The new Texas two-step: Texas Supreme Court articulates evidence spoliation framework
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 19 2014

Spoliation of evidence has, for some time, remained an important topic relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. Many companies

Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Aldridge: the Texas Supreme Court changes the rules on destroyed evidence
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

On July 3, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court announced significant changes in how Texas courts address claims that evidence has been destroyed &mdash

Civil tort actions
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2013

In this action alleging that natural gas drilling activities in the vicinity of plaintiffs’ home caused property damage and personal injuries, the

Defendants proximity to Delaware leads to transfer out of the Eastern District of Texas
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

Plaintiff filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a number of defendants in the Eastern District of Texas.

Objection, your honor: hearsay in state and federal court
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

In "The Evidence Rules Every New Trial Lawyer Should Know," a recent article for the American Bar Association Litigation Section, 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr. begins with this thought: "The definition of hearsay is straightforward."

Plaintiff's discovery misconduct leads to award of $800,000 in attorneys' fees
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2011

In a patent infringement action, the district court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment based on the on sale bar and dismissed plaintiff's claims with prejudice.