Litigation and trial practice

PACER – Public Access to Court Electronic Records – has existed for some 20 years. Prior to PACER, lawyers and parties received court orders via regular old snail mail. But, with PACER, we would receive those orders via fax and then via email. PACER seemed like a good price, because it did not send a

Lex Machina, a service provided by Lexis Nexis, has released its latest report on employment litigation verdicts. That report shows a ten year high with $1.17 billion in jury verdicts between 2019 and 2021.  The report includes results from federal district and appellate courts.  Lex Machina points out that 21,193 employment matters were filed in

The Texas Attorney General’s flubbed a prosecution against six sex traffickers, because they lost contact with the victim. The high profile prosecutions was known as “Operation Fallen Angle.” In the small town of Gatesville, Texas, in central Texas, this prosecution was a big deal. Six persons accused of trading crystal methamphetamine for sex are now

Sometimes, it’s just better to not accept certain clients. I talked about a major error by the Alex Jones lawyers here. Well, that same lawyer, Andino Reynal, was even then due to appear in a Connecticut district court for a show cause hearing regarding the disclosure by Alex Jones lawyers of confidential information about

The trial regarding the death of University of Incarnate Word student Cameron Redus is set for Sept. 19, 2022.  Years of appeals over the issue whether the UIW police department enjoyed governmental immunity was resolved.  That issue was resolved in 2020. See my blog post about that Supreme Court of Texas opinion here.  After

Alex Jones’ attorneys committed a serious error during his trial.  I talked about that error here.  Andino Reynal’s law firm sent the wrong link to the opposing attorney.  Reynal’s law firm was trying to produce requested documents.  Instead of sending access to the requested documents, the law firm sent a link to Alex Jones’

On Friday, the jury in Alex Jones’ defamation trial heard evidence about his net worth. At the close of the trial, the jury awarded the two parents $45.2 million as punitive damages. That is much less than the $150 million they had sought. But, after the trial, the parents, Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis were

On Thursday, the jury in the Alex Jones trial awarded $4 million to the two parents, Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis as compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are intended to compensate the plaintiffs for their emotional suffering. On Friday, the trial will enter a new phase in which the court will address punitive damages. That probably