Category Archives: N.D. Tex. News

Karen Gren Scholer and Matthew Kacsmaryk Nominated To Serve On N.D. Tex. Bench

Three days ago, the White House announced that Karen Gren Scholer and Matthew Kacsmaryk have been nominated to serve as Northern District of Texas judges. Ms. Scholer had previously been nominated by President Obama to a judgeship in the Eastern … Continue reading

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Judge Fitzwater Dissolves TRO, Clearing Way for City of Dallas to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue In Dallas’ Lee Park

On September 7, 2017, Judge Fitzwater dissolved the TRO he had previously entered restraining the City of Dallas from removing a statue of Robert E. Lee in Dallas’ Lee Park. This new ruling (available here) clears the way for Dallas to continue … Continue reading

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N.D. Tex. Judge Fitzwater Grants Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting The City of Dallas From Removing Statue of Robert E. Lee in Dallas’ Lee Park

This afternoon, the Northern District of Texas’ Judge Fitzwater issued a Temporary Restraining Order (available here) prohibiting the City of Dallas from removing its statue of Robert E. Lee that sits in the City of Dallas’ Lee Park. The City’s … Continue reading

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N.D. Tex. Jury: Nintendo Must Pay $10.1 Million For Infringing ILife’s Patent

On August 31, 2017, a jury in Chief Judge Lynn’s court found that Nintendo infringed a patent held by iLife Technologies through the sale of Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U video game systems and software, and that Nintendo failed to … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Seeking New Magistrate Judge

The Northern District of Texas has announced a new magistrate judge opening for its Dallas Division. Details concerning the position, and application process, can be found here. The application deadline is May 5, 2017.

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The Brick House and Court Reporting in the Northern District of Texas

The New York Times has published a follow-up article (available here) concerning Judge Kinkeade’s recent Facebook trial. Bottom line: when it comes to technology and courtroom reporting, it’s best to check your individual judge’s rules and procedures as to what is … Continue reading

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Jurors Award $500 Million In Damages in Zenimax v. Oculus Case

Today, jurors in the Northern District of Texas rendered their verdict in Zenimax Media Inc. v. Oculus et al. (verdict available here). The case has been in the news recently, mainly because Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, took the witness stand for the … Continue reading

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Amarillo Magistrate Judge Vacancy

The Northern District of Texas has announced that it intends to seek applications for a June 2017 magistrate judge vacancy in Amarillo, as soon as approval is granted to refill the position. Additional details, as well as a copy of … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas Selects New Magistrate Judge

On July 19, 2016, the Northern District of Texas announced that D. Gordon Bryant, Jr. has been selected as the Northern District’s newest magistrate judge (news release available here). Mr. Bryant has a B.B.A., with honors, from Baylor University and … Continue reading

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New Northern District Magistrate Judge Selected

Hal Roberts Ray Jr. will succeed Magistrate Judge Roach as Wichita Falls’ Magistrate Judge. As reported by the Witchita Falls Times Record News: Ray has law degrees from the University of Texas and the University of London. He clerked for U.S. … Continue reading

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