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Biggest Texas Cases of 2018

Bracewell LLP white collar lawyer Jeff Vaden analyzes several of the biggest Texas decisions of the year with Michelle Casady in Law360.

See what they are saying on decisions that paved the way for big-box retailers to begin selling liquor in the state, Attorney General Ken Paxton in fights over the constitutionality of plastic bag bans and paid sick leave ordinances, and rulings that sent two legislators to prison.

To have two such cases in a calendar year speaks to the dedication [of the Department of Justice] in pursuing public corruption cases, Vaden said.

They both certainly send a message, particularly to politicians involved in business dealings outside their core competencies or playing fast and loose with campaign funds, that they should be careful, he said.

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