David Coale Discusses Texas Supreme Court ERCOT Ruling

The Supreme Court of Texas recently avoided ruling on an immunity case involving the Electric Reliability Council of Texas also known as ERCOT. LPHS appellate partner David Coale provided insight to Texas Lawbook, Law360 and the Houston Chronicle. “It’s no accident that this ruling came out soon after the recent winter storm,” he said. “This case involves a different immunity issue than liability for the power grid problems, but a […]

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David Coale Discusses the Significance of March 4 to KLIF News & Information in the Morning

March 4 is the day, for those who support Qnon, that former President Trump will take back the Oval Office. LPHS David Coale explains to KLIF News & Information in the Morning how this theory came to be and if there should be a concern. “There’s a lot of people out there that swap emails about this. Q took a big hit after the inauguration because the spokesman went away and […]

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Dallas Morning News Interviews David Coale on Whether Constitution Needs an Update

Former President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate in his second impeachment trial. During this process, many questions about the Constitution developed concerning whether it needs tweaking. LPHS appellate partner David Coale in the Dallas Morning News article “Donald Trump has raised constitutional questions that could be difficult to resolve” says the Constitution is vague on specific issues for a reason. ““The Constitution is quite stable,” Coale said. “Having […]

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David Coale Answers Questions on Senate’s Second Impeachment Trial of Former President Trump

The U.S. Senate has started the second impeachment trial of former President Trump. LPHS appellate partner and constitutional law attorney David Coale answers the question: Is this process constitutional? “There are two sentences in our Constitution that speak to this question, whether you can impeach the president after he has left office. Neither is directly on point […]

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KLIF Morning Radio, KTVT CBS 11 Dallas Interview David Coale on Constitutionality of Second Impeachment Trial

As U.S. Senators prepare for a second impeachment trial of former President Trump for inciting in January 6 insurrection, LPHS appellate partner and constitutional law expert David Coale discusses what the Constitution allows in the matter, including a challenge from the former president in federal court and the U.S. Supreme Court if convicted. “I doubt the courts will be that […]

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David Coale Discusses Potential Realignment in Texas Appellate Courts

The Texas Legislature is scheduled to convene January 12 for the 87th session. In a recent Law360 article, “Texas Legislation to Watch in 2021,” LPHS partner David Coale weighed in on a proposal to realign Texas appellate courts, which he says makes sense. “Having one trial-court jurisdiction within two, overlapping appellate jurisdictions creates a potential for conflicts and […]

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David Coale Talks to WBAP Morning News, KLIF Morning Radio on Texas Secession, and Electoral College

Can Texas secede from the union? One Texas lawmaker has already discussed proposing legislation on the matter. LPHS David Coale answers the question “Can Texas legally secede?”    “Absolutely not, the Supreme Court settled this question after the Civil War. There was a lot of litigation about what exactly had happened legally when the southern states seceded, and conflict resulted. And it has been settled since about 1870 that there is no […]

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David Coale Discusses Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Lawsuit Against Battleground States

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against four battleground states in the 2020 election and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the lawsuit. Seventeen other attorneys general have announced support for the lawsuit, in addition to President Trump. LPHS appellate partner David Coale talked to KLIF News & Information in the Morning, KXAN NBC […]

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Top 14 Commercial Litigation Boutique in the Nation

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of 14 top commercial litigation boutiques in the nation for 2021. Benchmark’s analysis of the firm includes,   “Lynn Pinker keeps regenerating,” testifies a local peer. “They have great people that are well known and well trusted around here.”  The analysis continues to speak highly of the […]

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