Jury duty is something we must not shirk

Via The Eagle By EDDIE LUCIO Jr. Special to The Eagle Texans love a tall tale, and when it comes to jury service there’s usually no shortage of stories and excuses for why people cannot serve. Yet, it’s the right to a trial by a jury of our peers that is one of the most […]

Beaumont attorneys show financial support for local judge up for re-election

Via the Washington Examiner BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Beaumont plaintiffs attorneys are donating thousands of dollars to the re-election campaign of one the local judges who routinely presides over their civil lawsuits. From Jan. 1 to June 30, Judge Donald Floyd, a Democrat, collected nearly $13,000 for his re-election bid to the 172nd District […]

Law professor: U.S. SC rulings could reduce abusive claims filed by patent trolls

Via the Southeast Texas Record WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that overhaul the rules governing court-awarded attorneys’ fees in patent cases will have “significant” implications for so-called patent trolls, one law professor says. In April, the nation’s high court released opinions in Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness […]