Litigation and trial practice

Attorney-General Ken Paxton is determined to get into trouble. He filed that very weak lawsuit in 2021 seeking to overturn the 2020 election results. Sixteen Texas lawyers, including four former Texas bar presidents, filed an ethics complaint about that weak lawsuit. In Texas, any person can submit a complaint about a lawyer’s ethical practices. I

We all know defense firms sometimes spy on opposing parties, but evidence of that spying is very rare. But, there was such evidence in one Georgia case. Cruz Mezquital sued a driver who was insured by American Family Insurance. She won a $30 million judgment. On appeal, the verdict was reversed. The higher court ordered

Alex Jones of InfoWars has been conducting the strangest litigation. He has completely refused to cooperate in discovery in two major lawsuits. His conduct was so bad that that one court found him in default as a sanction. Now, he has filed a Chap. 11 bankruptcy petition. Chap. 11 does not involve a final accounting.

This really is not how to manage a lawsuit. A Connecticut judge has ordered that Alex Jones be sanctioned $25,000  per weekday until he appears for his deposition. The Judge found Mr. Jones in contempt of court for missing two deposition dates. It is very odd that Jones has totally failed to cooperate in discovery

I have written before about Alex Jones here and here. The Infowars broadcaster and purveyor of conspiracy theories was found in default against Sandy Hook Elementary plaintiffs in 2021. Now, the parties appear to be engaging in discovery about his income. In the Connecticut lawsuit, they appear to be preparing for a trial just

Attorney General Ken Paxton is in trouble, again. The AG filed that silly, weak lawsuit in 2020 over Donald Trump’s election loss. The suit lacked any evidence. Some 16 Texas lawyers filed a complaint about that frivolous lawsuit with the Texas Bar Association. Among the many lawyers who joined in filing the complaint are four

It used to be that chief law enforcement officers respected the courts and and the laws they must enforce. But, Ken Paxton sees things differently. The chief law enforcement officer for the state recently went on Mike Lindell’s website, Frank, and urged his supporters to contact the judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals