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Fifth Circuit allocates between covered and uncovered amounts and finds punitive damages uninsurable under Texas law
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2008

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, has affirmed a district court's judgment that allocated $5 million of a $9 million settlement of an underlying claim to punitive damages and concluded that Texas public policy would not permit insurance coverage for punitive damages based on the extreme facts of the case

The Texas Railroad Commission finds EPA's claims against range resources without merit
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2011

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) has issued its much anticipated Proposal for Decision and Proposed Order following a hearing on EPA's claims that Range Production Company's fracking operations contaminated private drinking water wells in the Fort Worth, Texas area

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

Declaratory judgment ripe for adjudication even though retention not yet met
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2011

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas refused to dismiss an insurer’s declaratory judgment action simply because the applicable policy’s self-insured retention had not yet been satisfied

Texas loser pay bill becomes law effective September 1, 2011
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2011

On Monday, May 30, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed HB 274 into law

Reedhycalog UK, Ltd. et al. v. Diamond Innovations Inc., 6:08-cv-00325, E.D. Tex.
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • August 19 2010

The district court allowed five settlement agreements to be admitted at trial along with other license agreements - holding that any risk of confusion or prejudice was outweighed by relevance - with the caveat that the settlement agreements not be called out as settlement agreements at trial

Texas legislature announces study of technology issues
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus each announced legislative issues that will be studied by senate and house committees during 2010, leading up to the next Texas legislative session in 2011

Texas Supreme Court allows stock options as consideration for non-compete agreements
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2011

A recent decision by the Texas Supreme Court makes it easier for employers to enforce non-compete covenants

An update on motions to transfer in the Eastern District of Texas
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • December 3 2009

On December 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a writ of mandamus (an order) in the case titled In re Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., reversing the denial of a motion to transfer a case out of the Eastern District of Texas and ordering the district court to transfer the case

Medical charges adjusted as a result of insurance are not recoverable or admissible
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2011

In a significant win for defendants in cases involving insured medical expenses, the Texas Supreme Court has decided that medical expenses not required to be paid by or on behalf of the claimant are neither recoverable nor admissible at trial