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Houston Attorney Mark Thibodeaux Cautions that Health Care Data is Vulnerable to Cyberattack
June 25, 2015
Cybercriminals are committing identity theft by targeting Americans’ health records, which sell on the black market for 10 to 20 times more than credit card numbers. Houston attorney Mark Thibodeaux advises health care
 
Gardere Lobbying Team Earns Top Ranking on Texas Lawyer Lobbying Scorecard
June 24, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – The Government Affairs Practice Group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has once again topped the Texas Lawyer Lobbying Scorecard after representing more clients and reporting more compensation than any other
 
AZA Named Among Top US Patent Firms in International IP Guide
June 24, 2015
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA is recommended as one of the top seven U.S. plaintiff patent firms by the London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset
 
Extreme Rain Leads to Flood-Related Losses Says Austin Insurance Attorney Mark Kincaid
June 24, 2015
Insurance expert Mark Kincaid is advising business owners to brace for battle when they seek payment from their insurance companies for flood losses. “Unfortunately, business owners sometimes assume they have coverage
 
Bad Weather Policies Needed Year Round Says Dallas Employment Attorney Mark Shank
June 23, 2015
The record rainfall and resulting floods that have plagued Texas and surrounding states in recent weeks should prompt business owners and managers to consider their bad weather policies and practices. “Employers may
 
Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad Says Pied Piper Lawsuit Would End Differently in Texas
June 22, 2015
It’s a good thing Pied Piper, the fictional California-based tech company at the center of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” wasn’t founded in Texas, says executive employment lawyer Joe Ahmad of
 
Rice University Wins Summary Judgment Ruling in False Imprisonment Lawsuit
June 19, 2015
HOUSTON – A false imprisonment lawsuit against Rice University and a university police officer has been tossed out of court following a ruling by the 1st Court of Appeals in Houston. The appeals court found in June
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 18, 2015: Workplace Weather Policies | Health Care Data Vulnerability | Distressed Energy Assets
June 18, 2015
Reining In Bad Weather Policies The record rainfall and resulting floods that have plagued Texas and surrounding states in recent weeks should prompt business owners and managers to consider their bad weather policies and
 
US Appeals Court Rules for Black Teacher in Texas Discrimination Lawsuit against Frisco ISD
June 16, 2015
DALLAS – A former high school teacher from Texas has won a major victory in his racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Frisco Independent School District following a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit
 
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Teakell Contributes Chapter to Book Offering Insights to Defendants
June 15, 2015
DALLAS – Noted white-collar and general criminal defense lawyer John R. Teakell of Dallas is a featured author in a new book highlighting trends in state and federal criminal defense law along with thoughtful guidance
 
AZA Again Ranked Among Top Commercial Litigation Firms in Chambers USA
June 15, 2015
HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, again has earned recognition among the nation’s top commercial litigation firms in the 2015 edition of Chambers
 
Dallas’ Deborah Hankinson Selected to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
June 11, 2015
DALLAS – Noted Dallas appellate attorney, mediator and arbitrator Deborah Hankinson has been selected to the 2014-2015 listing of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. This is the third Lawdragon 500 selection
 
Driver Shortages Roil the Trucking Industry Says Dallas Attorney Peyton Inge
June 11, 2015
The nation’s unemployment rate continues to hover just over 5 percent, but one occupation is facing a growing demand and a shrinking workforce. The trucking industry has a current shortfall of some 35,000 to 40,000
 
Attorney Tom Fox Cautions Soccer Sponsors Should Be Mindful of FCPA
June 10, 2015
In the days since the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of more than a dozen officials of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, a light has begun to shine on soccer’s global sponsors, ranging
 
Dallas Attorney John Teakell Says Civil Rights Questions Remain in Mass Biker Arrests
June 9, 2015
More than two weeks after the deadly biker gang-related shooting at a Waco restaurant, a majority of the 177 people arrested remain in jail with bail set at $1 million. Dallas criminal defense attorney John Teakell of The
 
San Antonio Express-News Interviews Insurance Coverage Lawyer Amy Stewart on Cyber Insurance
June 9, 2015
Data breach insurance can be tricky Published May 22 No standardized policy has materialized yet, though. The coverage levels and terms therefore vary widely, Stewart said. On the positive side, though, negotiation is
 
Citizens Super PAC Gives Power to Everyday Citizens Says Co-Founder Chris Gober
June 9, 2015
Citizens Super PAC, the recently launched crowdfunding website for political advertising, is designed to offer a voice to the growing number of Americans who feel disenfranchised by the country’s current political
 
Audrey Mross from Munck Wilson Mandala Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against Abercrombie & Fitch
June 9, 2015
Attorneys React to High Court’s EEOC v. Abercrombie Ruling Published June 1 ‘Employers are on notice that they cannot avoid reasonable accommodation of applicants’ and employees’ religious practices
 
Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank partner Michael Lang in The Dallas Morning News on Firm’s U.S. Supreme Court Win
June 9, 2015
Supreme Court extends authority of bankruptcy judges Published May 27 Michael Lang, a partner at Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank in Dallas, said the Supreme Court rejected the argument because Sharif and his lawyers
 
Law360 Quotes Don Puckett of Skiermont Puckett LLP and Matt Anderson of Munck Wilson Mandala on the Supreme Court’s Induced Infringement Ruling
June 8, 2015
Attorneys React to High Court’s Induced Infringement Ruling Published May 27 ‘In recent years, the Supreme Court has substantially modified patent law making it easier to invalidate patents — Alice,
 
Sayles Werbner’s Mark Werbner Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on his Patent Case Victory at U.S. Supreme Court
June 8, 2015
Supreme Court Rules Against Cisco in Patent Case Published May 26 ‘This decision restores the common-sense notion that patents approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are presumed valid,’ said Mark
 
Houston’s AZA Named 2015 Best in Texas Litigation
June 5, 2015
Houston-based Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned selection as the Litigation Department of the Year for 2015 among similarly sized law firms by the publishers of Texas Lawyer
 
$16.5 Million Settlement Reached in Crude Oil Commodities and Antitrust Litigation
June 4, 2015
NEW YORK – Two London-based companies and certain employees involved in trading West Texas Intermediate crude oil (WTI) and oil futures have agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the defendants of
 
Dallas Law Firm Simon, Ray & Winikka Adds Three Partners
June 4, 2015
DALLAS – Increasing its capacity to provide exceptional service for business clients in Texas and throughout the U.S., Dallas’ Simon, Ray & Winikka LLP (SRW) is adding highly accomplished courtroom veterans
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 4, 2015: Waco Biker Arrests | Political Crowdfunding | FIFA FCPA Concerns
June 4, 2015
Civil Rights Questions Follow Mass Biker Arrests More than two weeks after the deadly biker gang-related shooting at a Waco restaurant, a majority of the 177 people arrested remain in jail with bail set at $1 million. Dallas
 
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Adds Kaitlyn Piazza as Summer Intern
June 2, 2015
DALLAS – Androvett Legal Media & Marketing is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Piazza is joining the firm as its summer intern for 2015. Ms. Piazza is a student at the University of North Texas, where she is
 
Texas Center for Legal Ethics Announces 2015 Pope Award for Integrity and Professionalism
June 2, 2015
AUSTIN – The Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE) is proud to announce that Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will receive the 2015 Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism
 
Sayles Werbner Dallas Attorneys Earn Chambers USA Litigation Rankings
June 1, 2015
DALLAS – Accomplished trial attorneys Richard “Dick” Sayles and Mark Werbner of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner are being recognized among the state’s top courtroom litigators in the 2015 edition of
 
AZA Named 2015 Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer Newspaper
June 1, 2015
HOUSTON – In recognition of the firm’s trial successes in 2014, Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned selection as the Litigation Department of the Year for 2015 among
 
Joe Ahmad of Houston’s AZA Discusses When a Secret Shouldn’t Remain a Secret
May 28, 2015
Companies should take steps to ensure that confidential information remains confidential, but they can’t do anything to discourage or retaliate against an employee who provides information to the U.S. Securities and
 
Austin Law Firm Weisbart Springer Hayes Adds Trial Lawyer Matt C. Wood
May 28, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas litigation boutique Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has added experienced trial and appellate lawyer Matt C. Wood, who joins the firm from the Austin office of Baker Botts LLP. Mr. Wood has
 
Attorneys at Dallas’ Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Win 2 of Texas’ Top Verdicts for 2014
May 26, 2015
DALLAS – Attorneys from Dallas-based Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, a nationally recognized trial law firm, won two of the largest verdicts in Texas last year, according to the publishers of VerdictSearch. The
 
AZA’s $11.4 Million Verdict in False Accusations Case Ranked Top Texas Jury Award of 2014 for Intentional Torts
May 22, 2015
HOUSTON – The $11.4 million jury verdict won by Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, for Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group LLC has been ranked as Texas’ top
 
Houston’s Lanier Law Firm Named Tops in Litigation for 2015
May 22, 2015
The Lanier Law Firm has been named the 2015 Litigation Department of the Year among mid-sized firms based on its stellar track record in trials during the past year. The annual honor presented by Texas Lawyer newspaper
 
Rebecca English Named Assistant Vice President of Operations for MCS Valuations
May 21, 2015
PLANO, Texas and SANDY, Utah – MCS Valuations, LLC (MCSV), a nationwide provider of appraisals, broker price opinions, and other valuation-related products to the financial services industry, has named Rebecca (Becky)
 
Attorney Peyton Inge Looks at Federal Agency’s Crack Down on Unsafe Trucking Operation
May 21, 2015
Dallas trucking defense attorney H. Peyton Inge IV says the recent federal shutdown of a Darlington, S.C.-based trucking operation is a reminder to all carriers of the importance of complying with hours-of-service and
 
Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer Steve Laird Earns Master’s in Trial Advocacy
May 20, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth truck accident lawyer Steven C. Laird is now one of the rare attorneys to earn a Master of Laws Degree in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, an exclusive
 
Nine Gardere Practices and 24 Attorneys Receive Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2015
May 20, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm maintained a strong rankings presence in 2015 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with nine practice groups
 
Kendall Law Group’s Matthew Scott Discusses Working Conditions in Nail Salons
May 20, 2015
Recent reports of unsafe working conditions and illegal substandard wages faced by nail salon workers are further evidence of the potential for harm to these service industry employees, says labor and employment attorney
 
Attorney Jeffrey Simon Claims Texas Asbestos Bill Still Hurts Victims
May 19, 2015
Texas legislators made key improvements to a bill that could negatively impact asbestos victims, but the bill should still give Texans who have been exposed to asbestos ample cause for concern, says Jeffrey Simon, a name
 
National Oilwell Varco Scores $395K from Mud King over Stolen Trade Secrets
May 18, 2015
HOUSTON – Houston-based National Oilwell Varco LP (NYSE:NOV), the worldwide designer and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling and production equipment, has won nearly $400,000 from Mud King Products Inc. after a
 
Amtrak Tragedy Highlights Lack of Federal Rail Oversight Says Dallas Attorney Brent Walker
May 18, 2015
The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia ultimately may prove to be the latest example of an industry that lacks effective governmental oversight in maintenance, operator training and passenger safety. “While
 
Catastrophic Injury Attorney Ron McCallum Says Train Speed Remains Engineer’s Responsibility
May 18, 2015
As the investigation proceeds into the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the question on everybody’s mind is whether the disaster was caused by human error, an equipment malfunction or other unknown factors.
 
Androvett NewsWire: May 14, 2015: Train Derailment | Energy Investment | Nail Salon Safety
May 14, 2015
Speed Control Remains Engineer’s Responsibility As the investigation proceeds into Tuesday night’s Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the question on everybody’s mind is whether the disaster was
 
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Partner Jeffrey Simon Discusses the Impact of H.B. 1492 on Asbestos Victims with Law360
May 13, 2015
Texas Bill Aims To Raise Bar On Asbestos Claims Published May 8 This bill gives asbestos manufacturers exactly what they want: delay,’ said Jeffrey Simon of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC. ‘And when your
 
Rice University, Campus Police Officer Win Texas Supreme Court Ruling
May 12, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Supreme Court recently concluded that Rice University’s police officers are “officers of the state” for purposes of reviewing whether the officers are entitled to official
 
Cab Cams Could Help, Hurt Trucking Company Says Attorney Peyton Inge
May 8, 2015
Dallas trucking defense attorney H. Peyton Inge IV says Swift Transportation’s decision to install driver-facing cameras in company-owned tractor-trailers is a double-edged sword in the push to maximize driver safety.
 
Dallas Mesothelioma Attorney Jeffrey Simon says ‘Hypocritical’ House Bill Potentially Devastating for Asbestos Victims
May 7, 2015
DALLAS and AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas House of Representatives will vote Friday on legislation that benefits asbestos manufacturers and penalizes victims who are dying from exposure to asbestos. If the bill passes, victims
 
ONDA Family Law’s Ryan Kirkham Published in Dallas Medical Journal
May 7, 2015
Medical Practice Valuation in the Event of Divorce in Texas Published May 2015 Another component to value is especially critical to medical practice: the intangible asset 'goodwill.' Goodwill represents the value of a
 
Deans & Lyons Dallas Trial Attorneys Michael Lyons, Brian Lauten Earn Best Lawyer Honors
May 6, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, is pleased to announce that co-founder Michael Lyons and firm partner Brian Lauten have been named to D Magazine’s 2015 list of the Best Lawyers in
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Honored Among Best in Dallas by D Magazine
May 4, 2015
DALLAS – Four Munck Wilson Mandala LLP attorneys have been named among Dallas’ best attorneys in 2015 based on their outstanding work in labor & employment law, commercial litigation and corporate law. The
 
As Internet Upends Music Biz, Pop Stars Turning to Trademark Law Says Amanda Greenspon
May 4, 2015
Count 2015 as the year pop music intersected with trademark law in a big way. Pop star Taylor Swift surprised many when she filed a raft of trademark applications seeking to protect and potentially monetize certain lyrics,
 
Houston Chronicle, KPRC Feature John Thomas of Trial Firm Hicks Thomas on Hotel Pool Electrocution Case
April 30, 2015
Family settles in pool electrocution lawsuit Published April 27 "They went through one of the most horrific experiences anybody can imagine," said Duran's lawyer, John B. Thomas. "Raul was a hero because he saved his
 
Rusty Hardin Featured in Texas Lawyer for Representation of Enterprise Texas Pipeline
April 30, 2015
Jury Awards $3.7M in Damages, Fees Against Energy Transfer Published April 27 "A pipeline operator cannot ignore its responsibility to maintain a pipeline just because it's not to its economic benefit when others have a
 
Colgate-Palmolive Hit with $13 Million Mesothelioma Verdict in California
April 29, 2015
DALLAS and LOS ANGELES – Attorneys from Dallas-based Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, a nationally recognized trial law firm, have won a $13 million jury verdict on behalf of a 73-year-old woman who contracted
 
Dallas Insurance Coverage Attorneys Amy Stewart, Tarron Gartner-Ilai Named to D Magazine 2015 Best Lawyers List
April 29, 2015
DALLAS – Amy Elizabeth Stewart, Managing Principal of the Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law, and firm Principal Tarron Gartner-Ilai have earned selection to D Magazine’s 2015 listing of the Best
 
Gardere Partner Michael Haynes Publishes Bankruptcy Protection Article in Oil & Gas Financial Journal
April 28, 2015
Protection Against Operator Bankruptcy Published April 27 In short, filing a memorandum of operating agreement in the applicable county records and with the appropriate secretary of state is a simple and inexpensive way to
 
Deans & Lyons Law Firm Adds Trial Attorney Eric Policastro in Dallas
April 28, 2015
DALLAS – The Texas trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, is pleased to announce that accomplished trial attorney Eric Policastro has joined the firm in Dallas. “Eric is an aggressive and talented young trial
 
Charla Aldous Earns Spot among D Magazine’s 2015 Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 28, 2015
DALLAS – For the 10th straight year, practicing attorneys in North Texas have named Dallas trial lawyer Charla Aldous to D Magazine’s exclusive list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. She earned selection to the 2015
 
Godwin Lewis’ Michelle May O’Neil Discusses Economics of Divorce With Dallas Business Journal
April 27, 2015
Dallas divorce lawyers expect business boom if gay marriage is legalized Published April 25 “They are in an absolute conundrum to know what to do with themselves from a legal perspective,” O’Neil said.
 
Enterprise Products Wins Breach of Contract Verdict Against Energy Transfer Partners in Houston
April 27, 2015
HOUSTON – A Houston district court jury has found that Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) breached its contract with competitor Enterprise Products Partners LP by failing to maintain the Old Ocean natural
 
‘Anti-Poaching’ Is Not Good Business Policy Says Attorney Audrey Mross
April 27, 2015
Companies aiming to retain high-quality employees should consider only proper means of doing so, says labor and employment attorney Audrey Mross at Dallas’ Munck Wilson Mandala, and not the tactics that have led to
 
Tom Fox Commentary on Oversees Corruption Issues Published in Texas Lawyer
April 27, 2015
Tips for Avoiding Overseas Corruption Missteps Amid Oil Downturn Published April 22 At this point, energy companies face two increasing compliance risks. The first is that companies will attempt to reduce their costs by
 
Eleven Gardere Attorneys Named to D Magazine’s 2015 Best Lawyers in Dallas List
April 27, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 11 Firm attorneys have been selected by their peers to D Magazine’s annual listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. The complete list of honorees is
 
Gardere Receives Dallas ISD Superintendent’s Award for Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – Dallas Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Mike Miles presented Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP with the 2015 Superintendent’s Award at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 23. The Firm was
 
Personal Injury Attorney Scott Callahan Comments on Blue Bell Recall for Houston Press, KTRK
April 24, 2015
The Blue Bell Recall: How Bad Is It? Published April 22 Even with doing a voluntary, product-wide recall, Blue Bell is at risk of third-party lawsuits. "They have to consider civil lawsuits by customers, investors,
 
Gardere Partner Blogs on the Enforceability of Confidentiality Agreements for Fuel Fix
April 24, 2015
Commentary: Is your confidentiality agreement enforceable? Published April 21 Simply entering into a CA may not be enough to protect such information. Recently, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a CA was
 
Five Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank Partners Featured Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – Five attorneys from the Dallas-based law firm of Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP have earned spots in D Magazine’s 2015 listing of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. The firm formed earlier this
 
Simon Ray & Winikka Founders Named Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – Once a year, the publishers of D Magazine ask Dallas attorneys to identify who they believe are the city’s top lawyers, and all three founding partners from Simon Ray & Winikka LLP made the list of
 
Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson Partner Will Reppeto Named Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – The Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce that partner William M. Reppeto III has been selected to D Magazine’s 2015 list of the Best
 
Attorney Tom Fox Cautions China’s Corruption Crack Down Requires Vigilance
April 24, 2015
The former chairman of China’s biggest oil company is currently on trial for bribery and abuse of power, the latest example of that government’s sweeping crackdown on corruption, including targeting Chinese
 
Pasadena ISD Students Win RESPECT Contest Sponsored by Houston Law Firm
April 23, 2015
HOUSTON – Four students from Pasadena Independent School District’s Dr. Dixie Melillo Middle School have been recognized for their winning entries in the RESPECT contest sponsored by local trial lawyers Kurt
 
Auto Dealership Acquisition Market Remains Hot According to Attorney John Shackelford
April 23, 2015
Booming auto sales and record profits at U.S. auto dealerships are leading to a spike in dealer acquisitions in Texas and nationwide. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Automotive recently acquired the Van Tuyl Group
 
Attorney Jeffrey Simon Argues SB 491 Could Mean Fatal Delay for Asbestos Victims
April 22, 2015
The Texas Legislature is considering a bill that could mean victims of asbestos exposure die before they are able to have their day in court, says Jeffrey Simon, a name partner in Dallas’ Simon Greenstone Panatier
 
Dallas-based Aldous Law Firm Changes Name to Aldous \ Walker
April 21, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas-based Aldous Law Firm is adding partner Brent Walker to the firm’s name and will continue representing clients as Aldous \ Walker in a variety of civil litigation matters. Mr. Walker has been
 
Dallas Attorney Caleena Svatek Looks at Texas High Court Ruling Allowing Seat Belt Use as Evidence
April 21, 2015
A recent Texas Supreme Court decision that allows defendants to introduce into evidence whether plaintiffs wore seat belts will change the legal landscape for many vehicle crash cases, says Dallas transportation attorney
 
Gardere Labor & Employment Partner Quoted in Austin American-Statesman Background Checks Article
April 20, 2015
Your employer wants to do a background check. Should you worry? Published April 18 And "the trend is that most employers are going to do it for all positions," said Cristina Portela Solomon, a labor and employment partner in
 
Gober Hilgers’ New Attorneys and Growing Practice Featured in Law360
April 20, 2015
Gober Hilgers Hires IP Ligitagor, Ex-Sabre GC In Dallas Published April 17 Hilgers told Law360 that the firm has more work than it can handle and particularly needed litigation assistance in the Eastern District of Texas. He
 
Wyly Family Representative Calls IRS Claim for Additional $3.2 Billion ‘Absurd’
April 17, 2015
DALLAS – An attorney representing the estate of Dallas businessman Charles Wyly and his brother Sam Wyly says the government’s latest attempt to extract money from them is way out of bounds. Internal Revenue
 
Shackelford Attorney Subvet West's Article on Construction Lawsuits Published in Texas Lawyer
April 17, 2015
Keys to Keeping Construction Projects From Breaking Bad Published April 7 While Texas has enjoyed a 22 percent spike in housing starts over the past couple years, contractors are seeing a downside based on the flurry of
 
Simon Greenstone Attorney Ron McCallum Says Recent Crashes Highlight Big Rig Dangers
April 17, 2015
In just over 48 hours this week, North Texas roads saw two massive 18-wheeler collisions that illustrate the oversized dangers posed by commercial trucks. In the first disaster, early Sunday morning in Fort Worth, an
 
Androvett NewsWire: April 16, 2015: Big Rig Dangers | Same-Sex Divorce | Seat Belt Responsibility
April 16, 2015
Recent Crashes Highlight Big Rig Dangers In just over 48 hours this week, North Texas roads saw two massive 18-wheeler collisions that illustrate the oversized dangers posed by commercial trucks. In the first disaster, early
 
Fox 4 News Broadcast on RadioShack Layoff Features Kendall Law Group Partner Matthew Scott
April 15, 2015
N. TX woman can’t get unemployment benefits due to sickness Broadcast April 6 “Because she's not able to actively look for work, that disqualifies her,” said Matthew Scott with the Kendall Law Group.
 
Mark Werbner Reflects on First Supreme Court Experience for Texas Lawyer
April 14, 2015
A Supreme Honor: Texas Lawyers Talk About Their First Appearance at the U.S. Supreme Court Published April 6 No matter how much they prepare, though, Werbner also stressed that any first-time lawyer should expect competing
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney and Equestrian Featured in The Dallas Morning News
April 14, 2015
Profile in Fitness: Tiffany Cooke, 27, gallops into a healthy lifestyle Published April 13 “Riding has always been a source of enjoyment, stress relief and a way to refocus that helps me maintain peace and balance in
 
Chamblee Ryan Partner Ryan Wozny Quoted in Dallas Business Journal Story on Telehealth
April 14, 2015
What’s up, Teladoc? Medical Board ruling threatens hypergrowth of telehealth provider Published April 9 Health care attorney Ryan Wozny, a partner at Dallas law firm Chamblee Ryan, said the Texas Medical Board is
 
Mark Lanier Earns Texas Bar Foundation Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
April 13, 2015
HOUSTON – Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm is being honored by the Texas Bar Foundation with the 2015 Ronald D. Sechrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award. The annual award recognizes an active
 
Sutherland’s Ram Sunkara Predicts Opportunities in Obama’s Clean Energy Order
April 13, 2015
President Obama’s recent order to federal agencies to drastically cut the government’s own greenhouse gas emissions widens the door of opportunity to clean energy providers. The order establishes binding targets
 
High-Profile Dallas Trial Boutiques Merge to Form Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP
April 10, 2015
Two highly regarded Dallas trial firms have announced a merger that establishes one of the largest litigation-focused boutiques in Texas. The merger of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP and Elrod PLLC brings together 30
 
Family Law Attorney Michelle May O’Neil: Texas Same-Sex Couples Need Supreme Resolution
April 9, 2015
On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage, heralding the possible resolution of one of the nation’s thorniest legal questions, says Michelle May O’Neil, a family law shareholder
 
‘Celebration! White Rock’ Raised $44,000, Awareness of Dallas’ Urban Oasis
April 9, 2015
DALLAS – The second annual Celebration! White Rock raised $44,000 for lake beautification and safety improvements and brought scores of lake supporters out to historic Winfrey Point on a breezy spring night. The April
 
Insurance Industry Crafting Own Regulations in Absence of FAA Drone Policies Says Gardere’s Beverly Godbey
April 8, 2015
Despite a push to speed up the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of commercial drone use in the United States, the reality is that drones already are being flown on a daily basis throughout the country for
 
Same-Sex Couples in Texas Remain in FMLA Limbo Notes Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais
April 7, 2015
Although same-sex couples in the rest of the country are now eligible for benefits provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act, same-sex couples in Texas may have to wait a bit longer to become eligible. As of March 27,
 
Lufthansa’s Admission Could Be Costly, Predicts Simon Greenstone’s Ron McCallum
April 6, 2015
Now that Lufthansa has revealed it was notified that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered a “serious depressive episode” several years ago, the prospect of the company facing astronomical damages for last
 
Gardere Victory Makes the National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts Listing
April 3, 2015
HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s $27.3 million victory on behalf of Firm client Curocom Energy LLC has been recognized among the National Law Journal’s “Top 100 Verdicts of 2014.”
 
Seven Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named to 2015 Texas Rising Stars List
April 3, 2015
DALLAS – The technology-focused law firm Munck Wilson Mandala LLP is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young lawyers. The
 
Houston Trial Lawyers Wesley Todd Ball, Kyle Farrar Earn Rare Honors
April 2, 2015
HOUSTON – After building one of the region’s hottest trial law firms and earning a string of record verdicts against tire, automotive and product manufacturers, Farrar & Ball, LLP, founders Kyle Farrar and
 
Gardere Promotes Five New Partners
April 2, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Firm Attorneys Nanette K. Beaird, Matt Crockett, Mary Elizondo Frazier, Adam C. Hull and Eunice Song have been elected to partnership
 
Midland Energy Tech Company Seeks Millions from Late Employee’s Estate
April 1, 2015
MIDLAND, Texas – Oilfield well-completion company Peak Completion Technologies Inc. has sued the estate of its late co-founder Ray Hofman, arguing he siphoned millions from the company for extravagant personal spending
 
Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship Awarded to SMU Student Angela Oliver
April 1, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP presented the 2015 Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship to law student Angela Oliver at the Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows Luncheon on April 1. Ms. Oliver is a second-year