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Two Burns Charest Lawyers Appointed to Lead Hurricane Harvey Flooding Class-Action Claims
November 22, 2017
HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has appointed two attorneys from the firm of Burns Charest LLP to lead proposed class-action claims arising from flooding in Houston that resulted from Hurricane Harvey. Seasoned trial lawyers Daniel Charest and Larry Vincent of Burns Charest were appointed co-lead counsel, along with Charles Irvine of
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Acquires Carrington Home Solutionsí Field Services Division
November 20, 2017
LEWISVILLE, Texas ─ Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of services to the mortgage industry, has reached an agreement to acquire the property preservation division from Carrington Home Solutions, LP (CHS). MCS will assume responsibility to inspect and maintain CHS’ existing portfolio. Under the acquisition,
 
Federal Jury Returns $247 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implants Case
November 16, 2017
DALLAS – A federal court jury in Texas returned a $247 million verdict on behalf of six people who suffered serious medical complications caused by the defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. The one-man, seven-woman jury deliberated for 14 hours before reaching its
 
Houston-based Wright & Close Ranked Nationally Among Best for Appellate Law
November 15, 2017
HOUSTON – The appellate and civil litigation firm Wright & Close has earned recognition among the best law firms in the U.S. for its appellate work, placing it in the 2018 national legal guide published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The firm’s noteworthy appellate practice produced a national Tier 1
 
Veteransí Families Take Midland Train Crash Case to Texas Supreme Court
November 15, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas – Surviving family members of three of the four military veterans killed by a Union Pacific train in Midland in 2012 are asking the Supreme Court of Texas to review the dismissal of their wrongful death claims. “My husband earned a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart fighting for his country,” says Angie Boivin,
 
US Supreme Court Wonít Overturn NOV Win in $120M Discrimination Suit
November 9, 2017
HOUSTON – A $120 million discrimination lawsuit against oilfield equipment supplier National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV) has died on appeal as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider a petition for review filed by eight former NOV employees. The employees lost their discrimination case in a Houston trial in 2015. They had argued to the high court that
 
Second-Year AZA Lawyers Win Complex Federal Lending Jury Verdict
November 3, 2017
HOUSTON – In a jury verdict that will mean recovery of $1 million for its insurance company clients, two 2015 University of Texas School of Law graduates prevailed in a complex and relatively uncommon Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) secured credit dispute involving insurance company claims over structured-settlement payments, secured lending
 
Groundbreaking Patent-Related Antitrust Litigation Earns National Award for Heim, Payne & Chorush
November 2, 2017
HOUSTON – Intellectual property and patent-related antitrust litigation law firm Heim, Payne & Chorush is being honored by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) for the firm’s groundbreaking antitrust litigation efforts against drug manufacturers that abuse patent laws to illegally restrain competition. Houston-based Heim, Payne &
 
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