Category Archives: Judge Godbey

Thinking About Suing Your Opponent’s Lawyer In Texas? Think Again — Judge Godbey Tosses Case Against Proskauer Rose Due To Attorney Immunity Doctrine

On November 2, 2017, Judge Godbey entered an Order (available here) in Dorrell v. Proskauer Rose. In the case, plaintiffs were a group of investors who purchased fraudulent certificates of deposit issued by Stanford International Bank Limited (i.e., the Stanford … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Grants Summary Judgment In AT&T’s Favor In Suit Brought By Advanced Media Networks

On August 25, 2017, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) granting AT&T summary judgment in Advanced Media Networks v. AT&T Mobility. Judge Godbey began by noting that his Markman opinion had found that the claim phrase “ethernet packet switching protocol” … Continue reading

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File Unjustified Motion for Protective Order Based on Motion to Dismiss, Pay Other Party’s Attorney’s Fees

On September 27, 2016, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) in Nu-You Technologies v. Eltoweissy. The plaintiff filed a motion for attorney’s fees, seeking about $4,500 to compensate it for the fees incurred in responding to defendants’ motion for … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Issues Order of Civil Contempt and Coercive Incarceration For Failure to Answer Discovery

Here’s a good reason to answer discovery—if you don’t, the judge can throw you in jail until you do. In Denton v. Suter, Judge Godbey issued an Order of Civil Contempt and Coercive Incarceration (available here). In the case, plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Rejects Texas’ Temporary Restraining Order Application Seeking To Prohibit Syrian Refugees From Being Settled In Texas

Yesterday, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) that rejected Texas’ application for a temporary restraining order that sought to enjoin the United States government from resettling Syrian refugees due to arrive in Texas. The application was premised on the … Continue reading

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Texas Sues Federal Government in Northern District of Texas To Prohibit Re-Settlement of Syrian Refugees

Yesterday, Texas sued the United States (complaint available here) in the Northern District of Texas. The lawsuit notes that, on November 19, 2015, Texas wrote the United States asking that it advise Texas whether it intended to resettle Syrian refugees … Continue reading

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Recent Claim Construction Decisions

Judge Godbey issued claim construction decisions in Mannatech v. Wellness Qwest (available here) and Lakesouth Holdings v. Ace Evert (available here); and Judge Lynn issued claim construction decisions in Katch Kan v. Can-OK Oil Field Services (available here) and Sorkin … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Denies Motion to Stay Patent Case Pending Inter Partes Review

On June 17, 2015, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) in Lakesouth v. Ace Evert. The Order denied the defendants’ motion to stay pending inter partes review. Judge Godbey found the fact that the patent in suit already went through … Continue reading

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Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Denied in Infinite v. Strukmeyer Case

Judge Godbey resolved plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction and defendants’ motion to dismiss in Infinite v. Strukmeyer, denying both motions. The Order is available here. Judge Godbey found that the plaintiffs had met the federal pleading standards with their complaint, but … Continue reading

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Default Judgment Entered in Dehn’s Innovations v. Cleanblastor

On March 10, 2015, Judge Godbey entered a default judgment (available here) in Dehn’s Innovations v. Cleanblastor. The judgment awarded attorney’s fees and treble damages totaling $223,000.

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