Concerned Marine Mammal Scientists & Researchers File Amicus Brief in Support of Lolita, an Orca Living in Close Confinement for More than 45 Years

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On behalf of concerned marine mammal scientists and researchers, Kristen Schlemmer of Irvine & Conner PLLC filed an amicus brief (also known as a “friend of the court” brief) in support of a petition for rehearing of the Eleventh Circuit’s January 12, 2018 decision in People for the Ethical Treatment …

Update: Addicks Barker “Upstream” Flooding Lawsuit

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In Irvine & Conner’s lawsuit on behalf of “upstream” property owners affected by flooding during Tropical Storm Harvey, the Court ruled that the “Master Amended Complaint for Upstream Cases” that Irvine & Conner’s team filed would be the Master Complaint for all upstream cases. All other complaints and cases have …

Court Sets Schedule in Aquarium Tigers Case

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On December 14, the Court held a scheduling conference in Conley v. Houston Aquarium, Inc., which challenges the living conditions of four tigers who have been at the Aquarium since 2004 and who, by the Aquarium’s own admission, have not been outside for more than 13 years. The trial in the case …