Category Archives: Judge Boyle

Judge Boyle Transfers Trademark Infringement Case Where Personal Jurisdiction Found Lacking And Denies Jurisdictional Discovery

On July 14, 2017, Judge Boyle issued an Order (available here) in Springboards to Education v. Hamilton County transferring the case out of the Northern District of Texas due to lack of personal jurisdiction. The case involved allegations of trademark … Continue reading

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What’s A Reasonable Hourly Rate For A Copyright Litigator? Hint: Not $595/Hour According To Judge Boyle

On January 14, 2016, Judge Boyle issued an Order (available here) in Spear Marketing v.  BancorpSouth Bank ruling on the prevailing defendants’ requests for attorney’s fees. The Court found that the defendants were entitled to attorney’s fees under the Texas … Continue reading

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Judge Boyle’s Non-Compete Decision In Brink’s Case

I recently came across a thorough Memorandum Opinion and Order issued by Judge Boyle (available here) last year in Brink’s v. Patrick. The opinion contains an excellent summary of Texas law on non-competes. Of interest is Judge Boyle’s finding that … Continue reading

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Judge Boyle Dismisses Putative Class Action Brought By Consumers Against U.S. Hotel Chains and Online Travel Agencies

On February 18, 2014, Judge Boyle issued a decision (available here) that granted Defendants’ motion to dismiss a putative class action brought by consumers claiming they paid inflated prices on hotel rooms booked online. Judge Boyle found that the Complaint … Continue reading

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Judge Boyle Issues Opinion On Forum Selection Clauses

On August 13, 2013, Judge Boyle issued an Order Granting Motion to Transfer in LeBlanc v. C.R. England (Order available here). LeBlanc claimed that her former employer and supervisor sexually harassed her during her employment. In connection with her employment, … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Upholds Judge Boyle’s Invalidation of Farmers Branch’s Ordinance Prohibiting Illegal Immigrants From Renting Housing

On July 22, 2013, the Fifth Circuit released its opinion in Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch, No. 10–10751, 2013 WL 3791664 (5th Cir. 2013) (en banc). Farmers Branch’s Ordinance was passed by the active citizens of … Continue reading

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Free CLE Event With N.D. Tex. Judges — June 27, 2013

The Northern District of Texas has announced that it is offering a free CLE event. Per the Court: All attorneys and support staff are cordially invited to attend the Annual Judiciary Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and … Continue reading

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Federal Civil Practice Seminar To Be Held On January 29, 2013

The 27th Annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar, “Northern District Practice Points Every Lawyer Should Know,” will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Belo Mansion on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. The event is hosted by the Federal Bar Association, Dallas … Continue reading

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International Driver Training Sues 3D Defensive Driving For Trademark Infringement

On September 5, 2012, International Driver Training (IDT) sued 3D Defensive Driving (3D) in the Northern District of Texas. (Complaint available here.) IDT, according to the complaint, uses the marks COMEDY DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL, COMEDY DEFENSIVE DRIVING, and COMEDY DRIVING … Continue reading

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Spear Marketing’s Lawsuit Removed to the Northern District of Texas

In its lawsuit filed in Texas state court (available here), Spear Marketing accuses ARGO Data Resource and BancorpSouth Bank of, among other things, “maliciously stealing SMI’s confidential know-how . . . and other trade secret information relating to VaultWorks, SMI’s … Continue reading

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