Monthly Archives: June 2015

Magistrate Judge Horan’s Heller v. City of Dallas Opinion: Laying Down the Law With Respect to Discovery Responses

Late last year, Magistrate Judge Horan issued a 62 page opinion (available here) in Heller v. City of Dallas, 303 F.R.D. 466 (N.D. Tex. 2014). The opinion is notable in many respects, as it provides important guidelines that should be followed … Continue reading

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Rutherford Federal Rules Amendments CLE (Part 2)

This post continues our discussion of Rebecca Rutherford’s excellent CLE on the amended federal rules, presented on June 2, 2015. Our first post, covering the changes to Rule 26, can be found here. This post addresses the second portion of … Continue reading

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If You Hire “Cadillac” Counsel, Don’t Expect The Court To Require Your Opponent To Fully Reimburse You

That’s the lesson coming out of the Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy decision (available here) from the Southern District of New York. The general “American Rule” is that a successful litigant is not entitled to recover its attorney’s fees from its … Continue reading

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Rutherford Federal Rules Amendments CLE (Part 1)

Last Tuesday, Rebecca Rutherford gave a CLE on the upcoming amendments to the Federal Rules (which, absent congressional action, will take effect in December 2015). Ms. Rutherford is a former law clerk of former Magistrate Judge Kaplan, a current law … Continue reading

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Judiciary Appreciation Luncheon (June 19, 2015)

The Northern District of Texas has sent the following announcement regarding a free CLE event on Friday, June 19, 2015: All attorneys and support staff are cordially invited to attend the annual Judiciary Appreciation Luncheon, which is sponsored by the … Continue reading

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