Austin Jury Finds Danish Woman Was Defrauded in $1.35M Condo Sale

A Travis County jury has returned a verdict against Chicago Title of Texas, LLC, and other real estate-related businesses, finding they defrauded a young Danish woman of all proceeds from the sale of her $1.35 million condominium at the exclusive … Continue reading

Buc-ee’s Sues Ex-Employee for Breach of Contract

A former assistant manager for a Texas convenience store is being sued by her ex-employer for leaving before her employment contract expired. According to the lawsuit, Kelley Rieves started working for the Buc-ee’s store in Cypress, Texas as an assistant … Continue reading

Richards Rodriguez & Skeith Announces Hire of Partner in Round Rock Office

Richards Rodriguez & Skeith has announced the hiring of Jim Howicz as a Partner in its Round Rock office. Howicz is a corporate and transactional attorney with more than 20 years of experience as in-house counsel, including lead counsel for Dell … Continue reading

Germer Beaman & Brown Names Managing Principal for Austin Office

Germer Beaman & Brown PLLC has named Rich Grafton as the Managing Principal for its Austin office. Grafton is a trial lawyer who focuses on representing corporations and businesses in litigation matters. His practice primarily involves product defect, construction defect, breach … Continue reading

Allensworth & Porter Hires New Partner

Allensworth & Porter, an Austin-based construction law firm, announced the addition of Amy Emerson as a partner with the firm. Emerson specializes in governmental immunity issues, and has represented clients in complicated contract disputes, constitutional suits, bond-validation suits and construction … Continue reading

University of Texas Assistant Football Coach Embroiled in Lawsuit over Contract

(Editor’s note: What follows is an excerpt from a lengthy story appearing in Sports Litigation Alert and Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics. To subscribe to either of those publications, visit As coaching college coaching contracts have become more sophisticated … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court Affirms Legal Setback for Lance Armstrong in Fraud Case

The Supreme Court of Texas has denied a request by attorneys representing famed cyclist and Austinite Lance Armstrong, who were seeking to stay an arbitration hearing on whether their client must pay back a company that paid him close $12 … Continue reading

Segal McCambridge Expands National Insurance Practice with New Hire

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. has announced the addition of veteran trial attorney Patrick M. Kemp to its Austin office as a shareholder. Kemp represents insurance companies throughout Texas, with a specific focus on defending insurance bad faith, complex coverage, and commercial … Continue reading

Lance Armstrong Settles and Avoids Questioning Under Oath

By Joseph M. Hanna, of Goldberg Segalla Just one day before Lance Armstrong was to be questioned under oath about his doping practices, he settled a lawsuit brought earlier this year and avoided his deposition. In February 2013, Acceptance Insurance … Continue reading