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October 2nd, 2017

Recording-Setting But Totally Bogus FCA Verdict Reversed by Fifth Circuit

A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last Friday reversed a record-setting federal False Claims Act verdict of $663 million in a case so willfully mishandled by the trial judge that it sunk the Eastern District of Texas into the ignominious rankings of Judicial Hellholes two years ago . . . → Read More: Recording-Setting But Totally Bogus FCA Verdict Reversed by Fifth Circuit

April 30th, 2012

Potato Chip ‘Labeling’ Suit Latest of Ridiculous Consumer Class Actions in Northern California

Wilson v. Frito Lay is the latest food-related class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding to the growing wave of ridiculous consumer class action lawsuits filed there . . . → Read More: Potato Chip ‘Labeling’ Suit Latest of Ridiculous Consumer Class Actions in Northern California

April 3rd, 2012

Louisiana Supreme Court Joins Growing Number of State High Courts Upholding Limits on Medical Liability Damages

Louisiana has joined the growing majority of states whose high courts have upheld statutory limits on medical liability damages awarded by juries. These limits provide greater protection for doctors, which decrease the likelihood of doctors fleeing the state, thereby, increasing patients’ access to health care and increasing the standard of care which is available. . . . → Read More: Louisiana Supreme Court Joins Growing Number of State High Courts Upholding Limits on Medical Liability Damages

March 29th, 2012

Good News from the Eastern District of Texas: Reasonable Limits on Noneconomic Damages Upheld as Constitutional

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas has upheld the constitutionality of the Lone Star State’s 2003 limits on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases . . . → Read More: Good News from the Eastern District of Texas: Reasonable Limits on Noneconomic Damages Upheld as Constitutional

January 25th, 2012

Retired Texas Judge to Argue Patent Cases in His Old Court

And some folks wondered why the latest Judicial Hellholes report placed the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (ED Texas) — and all the patent trolls who flock to it — at the top of its Watch List. Well, wonder no more. . . . → Read More: Retired Texas Judge to Argue Patent Cases in His Old Court

August 24th, 2011

Will Surging Patent Litigation Make Eastern Texas the First Federal Court District to Be Declared a ‘Judicial Hellhole’?

Echoing growing concerns voiced by the high-tech and finanacial service sectors, ATRA president Tiger Joyce’s August 24 letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal criticizes the patent troll-friendly federal courts in the Eastern District of Texas . . . → Read More: Will Surging Patent Litigation Make Eastern Texas the First Federal Court District to Be Declared a ‘Judicial Hellhole’?