Texas

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

Law Professors

Law profs victimized in tax-refund scam

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

Animal Law

Rancher ticketed for riding horse to Taco Bell

Court Security

Judge indicted in federal firearms case is suspended without pay

Criminal Justice

Judge is accused of illegal gun sales; government seeks forfeiture of 51 weapons

Business of Law

Steptoe lays off 32, including 14 attorneys, following energy-price drop

Judiciary

Judge’s home is raided; lawyer maintains his innocence of any charges that may be brought

Court Security

DA’s investigator taken into custody, charged with pointing gun at woman in courthouse

Business of Law

Dykema to acquire 118-attorney Texas firm

Consumer Law

Suit says debt-collection law firm submitted false affidavits, seeks to void thousands of judgments

Death Penalty

Hundreds of attorneys petition top Texas court over law prof’s 1-year suspension from pro bono work

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t hear case of inmate on death row for 30 years; dissenters see ‘glaring’ legal error