Texas

White-Collar Crime

Attorney is convicted of conspiring to bilk criminal defense clients out of big bucks

Natural Disasters

After flooding sends a river through its historic law offices, Houston PI firm cleans up

Criminal Justice

Family law attorney who shot estranged husband is cleared by grand jury

Tort Law

Texas restaurant that was site of biker shootout faces lawsuit by neighboring eatery

Criminal Justice

Convictions are tossed in satanic day-care case; concurrence decries ‘witch hunt’ prosecution

Energy Law

Local fracking bans are banned under a new Texas law

Judiciary

Texas judge is admonished for ‘New York Jew’ and Muslim beard comments, marathon court session

Criminal Justice

Nearly 200 charged after 9 die in Texas biker brawl; courthouse, other buildings under heavy guard

Trials & Litigation

Law firms will pay $3.7M to help settle suits over Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford

Criminal Justice

Nonlawyer accused of running law offices and $1.6M in thefts faces bankruptcy and tax charges

Legal Ethics

Texas judge reprimanded for Hannibal Lecter speech to Patriot PAC, impatient remarks

Judiciary

Power outage closes Houston courthouses, but judge marries one young couple on the sidewalk

Opening Statements

Texas craft brewers sue the state over a law restricting their distribution rights

Labor & Employment

Rapped for photo taken with Snoop Dogg, state trooper files whistleblower suit against department

Labor & Employment

Facebook posts get day care worker fired before job begins, add 12 days to paratrooper’s enlistment

Legal Ethics

Judge rebuked for posting on Facebook about trials she was overseeing says ethics panel got it wrong

Criminal Justice

Worker who stole cash from federal magistrate’s purse and gun from court office gets prison time

Real Estate & Property Law

Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords in business bankruptcy case

Trials & Litigation

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel, DA says

Careers

New BigLaw associates make the most money in NYC, says survey