Dallas oil executive Christopher Faulkner, the self-titled "frack master" who federal authorities said ran an $80 million scam, was arrested Sunday in the Los Angeles area. Read the article.
Forrest Smith met me at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning at his office in North Dallas. In our interview, the longtime lawyer and Dallas civic leader was simply operating under the guise of what I told him to operate under: that... More >
Law360, Dallas (September 12, 2016, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A Texas family that had invested in fractional working interests offered by an affiliate of Breitling Energy Corp. has sued the company and a handful of affiliates in Texas state court alleging fraud,... More >
A fight over craft beer names is brewing in southern Iowa. Knoxville-based Peace Tree Brewing, which makes a beer called No Coast IPA, is crying foul that a new brewery called NoCoast Beer Co. is opening in Oskaloosa. Read the article.
Here’s a fun “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” report! Renowned Dallas hostess (and author of a book on the subject) Janelle Friedman spent last Saturday night in the Hamptons, aka the East End (of Long Island.) The storied... More >
Law360, Houston (August 18, 2016, 7:36 PM ET) -- Country music star Randy Travis can't keep private a police video of his 2012 driving while intoxicated arrest, a Texas appeals court held Thursday, ruling that because the video has been redacted in... More >
The Dallas petroleum geologist accused of backing an $80 million oil-and-gas fraud says he did nothing shady. He blames Christopher Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy, who the SEC says sold investors a bill of goods. Read the article.
Wall Street’s top cop has charged the general counsel of a Texas-oil and gas company with violating a bevy of securities laws, including dropping almost $40,000 of company funds in a four-day period in 2014 at a Dallas gentlemen’s club. Read the... More >
DALLAS -- A 39-year-old Dallas oil and gas industry executive who calls himself the "Frack Master" in media appearances has been accused of defrauding investors out of $80 million, according to a government lawsuit announced today. Read the article.
A Texas energy mogul known in the media as the “frack master” allegedly carried out an elaborate $80 million fraud scheme to fund his extravagant lifestyle, including a penchant for strippers, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by the Securities and Exchange... More >
Breitling Energy Corporation CEO Chris Faulkner declared himself the "frack master" during dozens of cable TV appearances. The federal Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday he was actually a fraud master, charging him and seven associates with allegedly engineering an... More >
“60 Minutes” Correspondent Regales Dallas Audience With Tales of Worldly Adventure Read the article.
Bentley and Maserati rentals in Dallas. Private jet charters to California. A stay at a Ritz-Carlton hotel. A small fleet of three-wheel motorcycles. A Houston oilman was able to buy it all with just a phone and a credit card with a... More >
A Houston man alleges in a lawsuit he filed in Houston on May 3 that Justin Bieber smashed his cellphone after the singer saw him filming Bieber drinking from a "beer bong" in a Houston club. Read the article.
“What do you mean?” is the question Justin Bieber is asking his lawyers after a Houston man filed a lawsuit after the popstar allegedly broke his cellphone at a Houston nightclub. Read the article.
Law360, Houston (May 4, 2016, 5:03 PM ET) -- A Houston man filed suit in state district court Tuesday, alleging that Justin Bieber smashed his cellphone at a nightclub last month for taking a picture of the Canadian pop star while he... More >
Houston - "Is it too late to say sorry?" Justin Bieber famously asks in one of his hit songs. Yep, it just might be too late for Bieber now that the pop star has been slapped with a $100,000 lawsuit for allegedly... More >
Justin Bieber may have bought himself the most expensive phone in the world, because a guy who claims the singer destroyed his cell has filed a lawsuit seeking as much as $100,000. Read the article: http://www.tmz.com/2016/05/03/justin-bieber-sued-cellphone-beer-bong/#ixzz47dL51jO3
Randall Mize says the white noise machine inside his Bryan Place condo is no match for the drunks outside. Bargoers brawl, park in his driveway, urinate on his lawn and race each other down Ross Avenue, Mize said. Read the article.
As Mobil Oil’s corporate counsel, Forrest Smith tried cases from Louisiana to Alaska. He mediated more than 500 disputes. Ninety-eight percent resulted with settlements. He took a major tax case to the Supreme Court of the United States. Read the article.
Within days of his now-infamous run-in with a city employee, Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs was verbally abusive to two other city workers, according to emails obtained by The Dallas Morning News. Read the article.
Dallas City Attorney Warren Ernst pushed police to take action last spring against council member Scott Griggs in the wake of a high-profile run-in with a top city official. Read the article.
“How many employers yell at their employees every day?” Friedman said. “That’s not a crime. Someone at City Hall made it a crime… Someone needs to be held accountable for the politics of pursuit.” Read the article.
When Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs stormed into the city secretary’s office last April upset about a meeting agenda, Bilierae Johnson’s life was about to change. Read the article.
Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs will not be charged in connection with an allegation that he threatened a city worker in April. Read the article.
The death of the founder and chairman of Irving-based tortilla manufacturer Gruma Corp. threatens to flatten one of North Texas’ largest companies as the businessman’s family and purported heirs fight over his $4 billion-plus fortune. Read the article.
A landlord-tenant disagreement involving Gearbox Software is threatening the video game developer’s move into a new building in Frisco. Read the article.
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For much of the day, I’ve worked to confirm word that council member Scott Griggs extended an apology this week to assistant city secretary Bilierae Johnson for raising his voice at her at City Hall. Read the article.
Attorneys for Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs released results of a polygraph Saturday saying Griggs never threatened a city employee, as he was publicly accused of doing Friday. Read the article.
Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs is accused of using his position to influence the actions of a member of the Dallas City Secretary's Office, the Dallas police announced late today. Read the article.
Consider yourself served: 5 unusual Dallas County lawsuits Head to head: Plaintiff’s attorney Jason Friedman goes up against … well, no one yet. Status: Friedman has subpoenaed Craigslist for the IP address associated with the posts and other relevant documents. “Whoever it... More >
Mike Ribeiro sued by Texas nanny NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Ribeiro's former nanny in Texas is suing the Predators center, accusing him of assaulting her and his wife of threatening her in 2012. The lawsuit contains no specific details except alleging Ribeiro... More >
(Bloomberg) -- Former billionaire Samuel Wyly was sued by his ex-wife over claims he hid stock in companies he controlled during their 1991 divorce. Wyly, who helped build companies including arts-and-crafts retailer Michaels Stores Inc., filed for Chapter 11 protection last year... More >
The movie “American Sniper,” based on the life of ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has brought in more than $130 million in domestic ticket sales in its first week. But the SWAT team training business that Mr. Kyle founded after leaving the military... More >
Marcos Ronquillo and Jose Gonzalez joined Friedman & Feiger of Dallas in November, joining Forrest Smith, who made the move in October. Read the article.
Marcos Ronquillo said he's already managed his own law firm for three decades, now he'd like to run the city where he's practiced all those years as Dallas' mayor. "I decided, given where I am in my professional law practice and career,... More >
The other day, I was speaking on a panel to a group called Leadership Dallas. These are smart people who care about the future of this city, and I was honored to be asked to join a group of journalists to talk... More >
Attorney Marcos Ronquillo announced his plans to challenge Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in the May 2015 municipal election Thursday. Ronquillo says he wants to fix some of Dallas’ problems he says are now being ignored or overlooked by the current administration. For... More >
Marcos Ronquillo joins Friedman & Feiger Attorneys At Law practicing in business and corporate law, commercial civil litigation and international trade law. Marcos has over thirty years of trial experience representing governmental agencies and Fortune 500 companies in high-profile cases. Read the... More >
Jose Gonzalez joins Friedman & Feiger Attorneys At Law practicing commercial civil litigation. He is recognized for his experience as a commercial litigator and trial attorney representing public governmental entities and Fortune 500 companies at the federal, state and municipal levels. Read... More >
Forrest Smith joins Friedman & Feiger after a lengthy career specializing in government relations and helping businesses and individuals with complicated state and local tax issues. Forrest currently serves as the Chairman of the Dallas Better Business Bureau. Read the article.
Dallas lawyers Marcos Ronquillo and Jose Gonzalez, who have known each other since 1971 and practiced together for decades, joined Friedman & Feiger as partners on Nov. 17. Separately, Forrest Smith joined Friedman & Feiger on Oct. 1 as a senior partner.... More >
Noted Dallas lawyer Marcos Ronquillo and two other prominent legal eagles are joining Friedman & Feiger Attorneys At Law. Pssst, by the way: Ronquillo is mulling a mayoral run. "This is an opportunity for me to continue my law practice and to... More >
"This should never have happened to me or anybody else." DALLAS -- A man who was beaten outside of a Dallas restaurant is taking legal action to prevent similar incidents occurring in the future. "Never did I expect to get attacked... More >
JANELLE FRIEDMAN & YVETTE FEIGER KICK-OFF ESSENTIAL ENERGY FALL "WOMEN IN BUSINESS" NETWORKING RECEPTIONS WITH AMERICA’S SASSIEST LIFESTYLE GURU STEVE KEMBLE 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 16th Janelle Friedman and Yvette Feiger will kick-off the Fall series of Essential Energy... More >
Steve Kemble wore an Easter bonnet to emcee the Easter in Lee Park Pooch Parade in April, 2014. Photo: Alexandra Olivia Essential Energy's Janelle Friedman and Yvette Feiger host a networking reception for female business leaders featuring "America's Sassiest Lifestyle Guru"... More >
Taya Kyle's attorneys argue that the evidence presented at this summer's trial did not support the jury's $1.8 million award to Jesse Ventura for defamation and unjust enrichment. Watch the video.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the... More >
A wealthy Dallas real estate developer claims in a lawsuit that his wife had an affair with her plastic surgeon, secretly sold a $1.1 million diamond to promote a book and planned to replace the diamond with cubic zirconia. The wife, who... More >
We mentioned the Crosland divorce earlier today. Luke says Mary was having an affair with the couple’s plastic surgeon and claims she secretly sold a $1 million diamond ring to promote a book she wrote with the doc. Usual Dallas stuff. What... More >
Congratulations to Jason Friedman! Jason was recently elected to the position of Texas State Bar 6th District Grievance Committee Chairman. Jason has been a committee member of the Texas State Bar 6th District Grievance Committee for several years and is also... More >
It’s been months since we checked in on the legal dispute pitting the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle against his former business partners. But as The Wall Street Journal points out, there’s been a twist: Craft International filed for bankruptcy Friday... More >
Co-Chaired by Janelle and Larry Friedman, the "Celebrating Gloria" luncheon,a tribute to the life of Gloria Campos, was held at the Fairmont Hotel benefiting City Square's TRAC program. Luncheon festivities included a fun roast "Live From Gloria's Studio" by WFAA broadcasters... More >
The widow of slain Navy sniper Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle, is now the victim of identity theft. The suspect accused in the crime is someone who provided security detail for her during her recent book tour. Taya's credit card thefts happened over... More >
Everything has changed for Taya Kyle in the year since the death of her famed husband, Chris Kyle, a legendary rifleman known as the deadliest military sniper in U.S. history. In the months since her husband was gunned down by a fellow... More >
We're offering unique opportunities to contribute to the 2014 Woman to Woman luncheon benefiting Jewish Family Service. Read the article.
Randy Travis has lost his bid to stop the public disclosure of dashcam video that shows him naked during his 2012 arrest for driving while intoxicated. But the country singer plans to appeal a Travis County judge's... More >
Every day is painful for Luis Rocha. "In one sense, I've been blessed," he said. "In the other sense, it's been hell." He said he's blessed to be alive, but he had to have open heart surgery to repair the damage caused... More >
The teen who accused professional baseball player Torii Hunter’s son of sexual assault in May 2012 admitted it didn’t happen during a deposition with attorneys obtained by News 8. Darius McClinton Hunter's life was turned upside down for a sex assault... More >
In court documents filed this month, the former business partners of slain American Sniper Chris Kyle claim his widow engaged in “character assassination” when she sued them just before Christmas. On December 23, Taya Kyle claimed in documents filed in Dallas County... More >
Since the day after Christmas, incumbent Dallas County Precinct 5 Constable Beth Villarreal and challenger Susan Lopez-Craig have been involved in a legal tussle that seeks to answer the age-old question: “What’s in a name?” But this morning they abruptly ended their... More >
It’s turning into a nasty Democratic primary fight, and it’s all over a name. Read the article.
Construction on the new Drive-up to the Rosewood Center for Family Arts is now finished! Read the article.
The widow of revered Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle says her late husband's business partners have shut her out of the company she helped build. Read the article.
Two days before Christmas, the widow of slain American Sniper Chris Kyle sued the tactical-training company her husband started in 2009, alleging that the men now in charge are conspiring to “steal” it from her. When reached by The Dallas Morning News... More >
Mark Mednansky’s recipe for success is being put to the test. As the CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Inc., Mednansky is charged with running 39 restaurants across 20 states under three award-winning brands: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Sullivan’s Steakhouse and... More >
Pat Snuffer and the new owner of the Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar name were due in court Monday morning to wrestle over the fate of the Lower Greenville Avenue spot where in 1978 Pat debuted the original Snuffer’s. But that court date... More >
Taya Kyle, the lone defendant in a lawsuit brought by Jesse Ventura over her slain husband’s book, is now the plaintiff in litigation filed Monday morning in Dallas County. Read the article.
Leave it to Janelle and Larry Friedman to hit it out of the ballpark—again. A couple of year ago, they orchestrated a Children’s Medical Center benefit. The CMC folks were so impressed with their efforts, they came a-calling for the Friedmans to... More >
The Legacy Senior Communities’ “The Yes! Event: One Special Night” welcomed more than 400 guests to a dinner planned by Todd Events at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Read the article.
The "Celebration of our Century" Gala was a huge success, and we have you to thank. Read the article.
This Saturday, more than 800 Children’s Medical Center donors, civic leaders and friends will attend the hospital’s sold-out Celebration of Our Century gala at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Read the article.
That means there’s going to be a huge party! Read full article.
Dallas men and women dressed in their daytime finest strolled into the Brook Hollow Golf Club for the much-anticipated KidneyTexas annual luncheon and fashion show, an important fundraising event that helps raise awareness for kidney disease. Read full article. ...
An eight-year-old boy who was shot in the face outside of his Northeast Dallas apartment complex last month is due to get out of the hospital this week, and police are hoping he can tell them what happened in the moments before... More >
The Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) allows a person to help secure a strong and vibrant Jewish community for their children and grandchildren to enjoy. A LOJE gift provides food for the hungry, assists the elderly, helps rescue Jews facing hardship and... More >
If it seems as though investment opportunities are flying from the woodwork these days, there's a reason. They are. Throughout most of the 20th century, physicians earned and enjoyed the highest level of respect from both patients and members of the business... More >
Attorneys representing Darius McClinton-Hunter, the 17-year-old son of Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter, want more than $10 million from those who accused the teen of forcing girls to have sex with him in May 2012. That's according to a lawsuit filed... More >
Janelle Friedman founded Essential Energy as a platform for women business leaders to network, exchange ideas and forge new business and personal relationships. Six Essential Energy receptions are held each year featuring a prominent speaker at each reception. Past Essential Energy speakers... More >
While the Dallas Cowboys were breaking records on the field during the Playoff game, an entirely different crowd spent the game sipping Cabernet and rubbing elbows at Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar. Read full article.
It’s not every party where Kansas’s Dorothy greets you at the front door, but that was the little gal in the blue gingham dress with white apron at Sambuca’s Uptown Sunday night. She welcomed guests to the Paws Cause’s “The Wizard of... More >
Janelle and Larry Friedman and the firm, Friedman & Feiger Attorneys At Law, raised funds and produced the memorable "Kids Just Wanna Have Fun" Gala benefitting Children's Medical Center with a live performance by Cyndi Lauper. Pictured left to right are... More >
Thousands of North Texas foster children benefitted from the Friends of Wednesday’s Child “Belonging” luncheon which was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas on Friday, December 3rd. Sponsored by Friedman & Feiger Attorneys At Law, the luncheon featured a “Heart of the... More >
Boomers Want to Pick What Grandkids Will Call Them: Meet Glamma and Papa Doc. Read full article.
Each year, Friedman & Feiger Attorneys At Law donates time and fund-raising efforts for notable childrens' charities. This year, the Friedman & Feiger Foundation threw a holiday party for hundreds of children from the Salvation Army's Gene and Jerry Jones Center... More >