The $50,000 retainer: Dallas criminal-defense solo C. Tony Wright (pictured) tells senior reporter John Council he has learned a valuable lesson when it comes to making attorney’s fee agreements.
Firm breakup: A battle royal between former law partners ended in a draw. Senior reporter John Council finds out what happened to Shaw & Lemon.
Automaker sued:Chrysler Group LLC and Chrysler Canada Inc. face a strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty suit over a fatal Texas car wreck, writes senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys.
EDTX: A string of recent defense verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas has the patent bar buzzing about whether it’s a new era in that traditional plaintiffs stronghold.
Howdy, Justice: Retired Justice John Paul Stevens (pictured) tipped his hat to UT law school grads during a recent speech in Austin.
Appellate lawyer of the week: If not for the work of a Houston law partner, Krobar Drilling would be out $175,000 for undelivered equipment. Senior reporter John Council drills down into the case of the missing mud pump.
Dealmaker of the week:Linn Energy LLC of Houston didn’t turn to outside counsel to negotiate a joint venture agreementwith an affiliate of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys finds out who handled the deal.
Law tech: Upgrading hardware and software requires personnel persuasion, too.
Tax law: Mark Melton helps new law firms map the tax road in front of them.
From the Bench: James M. Stanton helps lawyers learn how to prevail at a summary judgment hearing.