Mini-Markmans: Judge Leonard Davis (pictured) of the Eastern District of Texas talks with senior reporter John Council about setting early claims-construction hearings in some patent cases.
Dallas dust-up: Reporter Miriam Rozen writes that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants to put two legal battles with Ross Perot Jr. in front of one Big D judge.
Prove it up: Reporter Angela Morris writes about a case before the Texas Supreme Court that could affect how lawyers keep time records when seeking attorneys' fees.
Dallas Stars: A prepackaged bankruptcy plan filed Sept. 15 may pave the way for the sale of Dallas’ NHL team. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys speaks with Martin Sosland (pictured, left) and Glenn West (pictured, right) who represent Dallas Stars LP, about the plan.
Toyota suits: The Central District of California is the frontline of Toyota sudden-acceleration litigation, but Texas and other states are getting in on the multidistrict litigation action.
Appellate lawyer of the week: A Houston solo told senior reporter John Council he was surprised when the government stepped in and removed to federal court a $700,000 state court default judgment he won on behalf of a medical-malpractice client.
Trial practice: Tom Hagemann and Marla Poirot examine opportunities for advocates in hearsay definitions at the federal and state court levels.