Winning ways: Lisa Blue and Mark Lanier (pictured) discuss their top trial tips in a roundtable discussion moderated by senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys.
Unhappy in splitsville: A Houston divorcee has sued her attorney and his firm. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys examines the petition, including the claim that the woman lost more than $100 million in community assets because of the defendants’ actions.
Firm sued: A man from The Netherlands has filed a negligence suit against Crain, Caton & James. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys has more.
Fake firm alleged: An internal probe led to a criminal charge against a suspended New York lawyer who worked at a Houston company. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys gets the document that lays out the case against the in-houser and his wife.
Proposed cuts: Reporter Angela Morris examines how a mandate to identify budgets cuts at appellate courts and state agencies could impact lawyers.
Drug decision: The Texas Supreme Court adopts the learned intermediary rule. Senior reporter John Council looks at who bears the burden of proof.
Stanford sentenced: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys listened to convicted financier R. Allen Stanford's comments during his sentencing hearing.
Appellate lawyer of the week: A question at oral argument prompted a Houston associate to dig up some legislative history that made his client’s case even stronger, he tells senior reporter John Council.
Tech: Developing “fractional” arrangements — think vacation timeshares — with IT professionals can generate significant financial advantages for an organization.
Appellate practice: Martin J. Siegel walks lawyers through the ins and outs of waiver arguments.
Lawyerspeak: Annoyed that people text and play Angry Birds during your presentation? Learn how to nip that in the bud.