2154 ABA Journal Texas articles.
John Luke Hill Jr., a Houston trial lawyer who went on to become Texas attorney general, secretary of state and chief justice of the state supreme court, died today of…
Jul 10, 2007 12:07 AM CDT
One of the largest law firms in El Paso is dissolving, as roughly a third of its lawyers merge with an Austin, Texas, law firm and other attorneys go elsewhere.…
Jul 6, 2007 6:48 PM CDT
A pastor had a First Amendment right to disclose a parishioner’s affair to church members, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.
The court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Peggy Lee…
Jul 2, 2007 5:28 PM CDT
A federal judge has blocked a law that would require landlords in one Texas town to verify that tenants are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants.
U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay…
Jun 20, 2007 7:06 PM CDT
A disbanded Dallas law firm is facing a $20 million suit for malpractice and breach of contract filed by a former business client that claims lawyers counseled it to accept…
Jun 15, 2007 1:13 PM CDT
The case of a former executive at Dynegy Inc. illustrates the importance of company-paid legal fees.
Former Dynegy accountant Jamie Olis maintains he didn’t have the resources to mount an adequate defense against criminal charges after his company ceased paying fees, according to a Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) account of his case. He claims then-U.S. Attorney Michael Shelby pressured the company to stop paying fees.
A civil jury in Texas agreed, ordering the energy company last month to pay $2.5 million in damages for wrongly holding back the fees.
But the verdict came too late for Olis, who is serving a six-year prison term for helping create sham financial transactions.
Jun 12, 2007 3:52 PM CDT
A Texas lawyer will seek a new trial following his theft conviction for pressuring men for money after they had sex with his wife, who is also a lawyer.
San Antonio lawyer Ted Roberts will argue in his new trial motion that the charges proved by prosecutors did not match those in the indictment, Texas Lawyer reports.
Last week Roberts was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime.
Jun 11, 2007 1:46 PM CDT
A juvenile court commissioner in Riverside, Calif., has halted the adoption of a 2-year-old girl named Heaven to consider uniting the child with her sex-offender father.
A Texas couple wants…
Jun 6, 2007 7:30 PM CDT
Sentenced this week to five years in prison for extorting money from men who had affairs with his wife, a Texas attorney was unrepentent. “It is incredible to me after…
Jun 6, 2007 12:25 AM CDT
The death penalty may be no laughing matter to many. But a condemned man in Texas is asking folks on the outside to send him jokes, so he can select…
Jun 5, 2007 12:46 AM CDT
Rudolph Giuliani’s decision two years ago to become a partner in the Manhattan office of a Houston, Texas, law firm at a point in life when many practitioners are retiring…
Jun 4, 2007 7:54 PM CDT
A 74-year-old retired priest who allegedly killed a parishioner decades ago reportedly is walking around as a free man today at least in part because the Catholic Church may have…
May 31, 2007 7:32 PM CDT
An unusual execution of a woman may be about to take place in Texas. If so, it would be only the 12th in the entire country since the U.S. Supreme…
May 31, 2007 12:33 AM CDT
Sixty-six employees at the Texas Youth Commission have been fired because they had felony arrest records, according to a state official leading an investigation.
Among them were a case manager…
May 3, 2007 1:29 PM CDT
A Texas judge has ruled that state juries may not decide whether Vioxx manufacturer Merck & Co. withheld information from the Food and Drug and Administration.
Apr 23, 2007 3:12 PM CDT