Residential Eviction Rules Renewed Until January 1, 2022

The Texas Supreme Court has issued the Forty-Fourth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster that renews as amended the rules to be followed prior to any residential eviction... More

Time Will Tell

An interesting argument on the timeliness of filing a patent infringement lawsuit was considered by Judge Gilstrap recently. In Seagen v. Daiichi Sankyo (2:20-cv-337-JRG) the defendant filed a motion to... More

Western District of Texas Update No. 2

Following up on the below discussion of Judge Albright’s new standing order regarding timing for the ruling on any motion to transfer, on May 25th the Federal Circuit Court of... More

Will Contestant Cannot Accept Benefits Of A Will While Challenging Its Validity

You have heard the saying “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”. Well, that’s exactly what was attempted recently in the probate proceeding of In the Estate of... More

87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature Adjourns

The 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature adjourned on Monday, May 31. Over the course of the 140-day legislative session: 6,927 bills were filed; 1,073 bills were passed; 221... More

State Court and Smith County Jury Trials Returning

To say last year was the year of abnormal is quite an understatement.  This year, thankfully, we are attempting to move toward a new normal.  One of the unfortunate consequences... More


On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated and expanded technical assistance related to COVID-19 and employers. A link to the EEOC Press Release is... More

Western District of Texas Update

As our patent litigation clients are aware, the Western District of Texas, and in particular Judge Albright in Waco, continue to receive a large number of patent case filings. Judge... More

Lessons from a Loss

As a trial lawyer for the past 25 + years, I have been fortunate to try dozens of cases.  Patent cases, commercial business disputes, personal injury matters, auto cases, and... More

Liability for Damages Caused by Drones in Texas: A 2021 Preview

Every time a drone takes flight, either by an experienced pilot or a novice, there exists a personal injury case just waiting to happen.  As it is in Texas, there... More