Two energy-trading companies in Houston sued their former general counsel on Jan. 8, alleging she took an ‘adverse role’ to them when siding with one of the two owners of the companies when the owners were negotiating a business split.
‘The only saving grace about the decision is it’s an unpublished decision,’ which does not have precedential value, said John Crouch, who represents a former employee who challenged a motion to compel arbitration. ‘There is that to be thankful for.’
Two years after suing a ‘Doe’ defendant for online defamation, a Dallas personal-injury firm claims it has unmasked the author of a negative online review: a competing firm’s former worker. To determine its damages, plaintiff Lenahan Law wants a partial list of defendant Ben Abbott PC’s clients.
Switching to mandatory electronic filing of court documents went better than expected, say six court clerks who seem optimistic despite glitches during the transition.
Houston’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment that splits a contingency fee between two Houston firms: Hightower, Russo & Capellan and Ireson, Weizel & Hightower.