Category Archives: Judge Fitzwater

Annual Judiciary Appreciation Luncheon to be Held on Thursday, June 26

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the annual Judiciary Appreciation Luncheon will be held at the Belo from noon until 1:30 p.m. Chief Judge Fitzwater will lead a panel discussion on Tips for Practicing in the Northern District of Texas – … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Grants Summary Judgment In-Part To Choice Hotels

On February 19, 2014, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued a detailed opinion (available here) that granted plaintiff Choice Hotels’ motion for summary judgment in-part. In particular, the Court granted summary judgment on all of Choice Hotels’ liability claims, but denied summary judgment … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Denies Motion for Summary Judgment in B-50.com, LLC v. InfoSync Services

On January 27, 2014, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued an Order (available here) denying the defendant’s motion for partial summary judgment regarding contributory infringement and inducement of the patent in suit.

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Mark Cuban Cleared Of Insider Trading By Northern District of Texas Jury

As has been widely reported (see here for example), Mark Cuban was cleared this week of insider trading by a jury in the Northern District of Texas. The SEC brought the case five years ago, and the case was tried … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban’s Insider Trading Trial Set To Start Today

As reported by 4-traders, Mark Cuban’s insider trading trial starts today in Chief Judge Fitzwater’s courtroom. The trial is expected to last 10 days.

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Denies Mark Cuban’s Motion For Use Of Jury Questionnaire And Additional Attorney Voir Dire

On September 10, 2013, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued an order (available here) that denied Mark Cuban’s motion for use of jury questionnaire and additional attorney voir dire. Cuban had requested “that the court permit a brief written jury questionnaire and … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Grants Partial Summary Judgment In Hoffman v. L&M Arts Case

On August 26, 2013, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued an opinion (available here) in Hoffman v. L&M Arts. The case involves Hoffman’s (a noted Dallas philanthropist’s) sale of a Rothko painting for $17.6 million. (For more details, see Hoffman’s complaint, which … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Grants Motion To Compel Arbitration In Sears Case

On August 14, 2013, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued an opinion (available here) in Estate of Juan Benitez v. Sears, a case involving the workplace death of a Sears employee. Sears moved to compel arbitration. According to Chief Judge Fitzwater: Sears … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Signs Letter to VP Biden on Devastating Effects of Sequestration

On August 13, 2013, 87 federal district court Chief Judges, including Chief Judge Fitzwater, wrote to Vice President Biden expressing grave concern about the impact that flat funding of the last several years, followed by sequestration, is having on the … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater To Mark Cuban, Summary Judgment Denied, Prepare For Trial

On March 5, 2013, Chief Judge Fitzwater denied Mark Cuban’s motion for summary judgment (decision available here) in the SEC’s case against Cuban. The SEC has brought a civil enforcement action against Cuban, alleging a misappropriation theory of insider trading. … Continue reading

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