Lone Star laterals: Research editor Jeanne Graham finds out whether more or fewer lawyers were making moves in 2010.
Cortez v. Johnston: Judge Carlos Cortez seeks to seal the deposition he gave in his now-nonsuited defamation suit against Dallas lawyer Randy Johnston. Senior reporter John Council attends the hearing.
Fee forfeiture and fen-phen: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys examines a disgorgement order against George Fleming and his firm, Fleming & Associates.
Dirty downloading: Senior reporter John Council examines why rejected joinder and the specter of ad litem expansion could complicate adult film companies' attempts to enforce their copyrights.
Applying the brakes: A Texas judge stays a contempt proceeding, and a plaintiff's lawyer wants to know why he didn't get the letter or the stay.
Approach the bench: Senior reporter John Council talks with a judge who has faced the toughest court in the land.
The literate lawyer: Michael P. Maslanka explores what poetry can teach lawyers about themselves.
In practice: Murray Fogler argues that lawyers should not forgo their opportunities to make the director's cut on deposition excerpts.