Jury duty: Not many prospective jurors in Dallas County take the “duty” part seriously. Judge Gena Slaughter (pictured) tells senior reporter John Council what judges are doing about it.
Former client wins: A judge has confirmed an arbitration award in a case over alleged overcharging, according to a story by senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys.
Politics: Two political consulting companies have sued a Houston trial lawyer. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys talks with both sides.
SCOTEX: John Devine (pictured) speaks with senior reporter John Council about his run to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
BP oil spill: A New Orleans pension fund has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a consolidated shareholder action against BP PLC’s officers and directors.
Suit filed: A nationwide suit on behalf of county land officials is challenging Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s refusal to pay transfer fees on property.
Approach the bench: Judge Robin Darr (pictured) of Midland shares her thoughts about service overseas and on the bench with reporter Angela Morris.
Deal of the week: Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. plan to acquire The Shaw Group Inc., and senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys finds out who's working on the deal.
Litigator of the week: A client has millions of reasons to thank the San Antonio lawyer who led a trial team through a 41-day trial over trade secrets related to the Eagle Ford shale.
Law tech: See what the numbers reveal in a survey of lawyers from firms of varying sizes about data backups, security, cloud computing and social media.
Opinion: Michael Abcarian coaches lawyers on helping clients go for the gold in workplace compliance during the Olympics.
Opinion: Pro or no on pro se forms? Jonathan J. Bates offers his take.