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How the Texas Legislature saved billionaire John Paul DeJoria $123 million

The Texas billionaire wanted U.S. courts to throw out a hefty judgment won against him in Morocco. The law wasn’t on DeJoria’s side. So Texas legislators changed it.

Billionaire businessman John Paul DeJoria and wife Eloise Broady DeJoria at the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards at the Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas. The DeJorias were lauded for their corporate arts patronage in Texas. Feb. 22, 2017.

A duster in Morocco

U.S. President Bill Clinton (2ndR), King Mohammed VI of Morocco (R), Hillary Clinton (2ndL) and Princess Lalla Meryem (L) pose for photographers on the North Portico of the White House, June 20. The Clintons welcomed the King and his sister the Princess to a State dinner in their honor.

Home field advantage

A second front opens

Senator Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and State Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, at the state capitol.

The crucial amendment

“Home cooking”

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