Patent (office) pending: Senior reporter John Council finds out what Amanda Seward (pictured) said to her boss, Thompson & Knight partner Max Ciccarelli (pictured), that helped DFW land a regional patent office.
Garnishment writ application: Baker & McKenzie is appealing a Mississippi judgment that prompted a Texas company to apply for a writ of garnishment against the firm. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys has the details.
Clock work: Reporter Angela Morris writes about two Texas Supreme Court opinions that may prompt some lawyers to change how they document work time and communicate with third parties about cases.
PB & litigation: Senior reporter John Council speaks with lawyer Timothy T. Mitchell (pictured), who, with his family, has filed a legal-mal suit alleging a Georgia lawyer and his firm, as plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in a peanut butter MDL, didn’t tell them about a summary judgment motion that cost them their claims.
Oil and gas: Nautilus Insurance isn't required to pay for the independent counsel hired by an insured company because "the potential conflict in this case does not disqualify the attorney offered by Nautilus," the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Family court: What do Harris County judges think about domicile restrictions and premarital agreements?
Courtroom Wi-Fi: Contributor John Edwards explains how to capitalize on your connection.
Employment law: A worker is changing gender or dresses as the opposite sex after hours. Contributor David L. Barron helps explain what to do in nightmare territory for management.
Lawyerspeak: You too can be the master of a “memory palace” — and give great speeches — writes contributor Joey Asher.