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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
 
Two High-Profile Dallas Trial Boutiques Announce Merger
April 1, 2015
DALLAS – Two prominent Dallas trial firms are announcing a merger to form Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP, one of the largest litigation-focused boutiques in Texas. The merger of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail
 
Gruber Hurst Attorney Shonn Brown Featured in Live Interview with Fox 4 on Student Threat Policies
March 30, 2015
Attorney Shonn Brown on Student Threats Broadcast March 24 In the school environment, the school is in control of what happens there. The parents should look to avenues outside of the educational environment, whether or not
 
Patent Attorneys Adam Sanderson and Bill Munck Discuss Impact of PTAB Lawsuits with The Texas Lawbook
March 30, 2015
Is PTAB Biting into Eastern District Patent Caseload? Published March 27 “Every patent litigator, whether the plaintiff or defendant, must recognize that even though a case may be initially filed in district court, the
 
‘Celebration! White Rock’ Promises to be Bigger, Better in 2015
March 30, 2015
DALLAS – Just 10 days out from the second annual Celebration! White Rock, the event has already more than doubled its sponsorship income and is on track to beat the number of race registrations from last year by 50
 
East Texas Law Firm Now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
March 27, 2015
Ward & Smith, one of East Texas’ leading trial law firms, has added longtime firm partner Wesley Hill to the firm name at the newly renamed Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC. Hill has tried almost a dozen of his more
 
Maryann Zaki of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Cautions Texas Businesses to Beware of New California Regs
March 27, 2015
California is stepping up its already aggressive warnings on products that the state’s regulators view as potentially hazardous to health. The new warnings are proposed amendments to California’s Proposition 65.
 
Ruling in NCAA Appeal May Impact Every Industry Says Houston Attorney Eugene Egdorf
March 26, 2015
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently heard oral arguments in the landmark case against the NCAA over restrictions on what student-athletes can receive in exchange for participating in college
 
Dallas Attorney David Walsh Cautions That Court Ruling Clears Hurdles for Health Care Arbitration Agreements
March 26, 2015
The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that patients can be more easily compelled to sign arbitration agreements before they get medical care likely will have a significant effect on Lone Star state health care
 
Fossil Gate Farms’ Mr Yella Fella to be Inducted into Palomino Hall of Fame
March 24, 2015
ARGYLE, Texas – Fossil Gate Farms is proud to announce that legendary halter sire Mr Yella Fella will be inducted into the Palomino Horse Breeders of America Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honor will be awarded at the
 
Trial Lawyer Michael Hurst of Gruber Hurst Comments on Super Bowl Seating Case for The Dallas Morning News
March 23, 2015
Dallas jury awards $76,000 to Super Bowl plaintiffs, finds no fraud by NFL Published March 12 If attorneys’ fees can be awarded, Hurst said, that encourages the lawyers and plaintiffs to pursue the litigation. In this
 
Houston Chronicle Quotes Sutherland Partner David Baay in Transocean Appeal Article
March 23, 2015
Transocean loses appeal in safety board subpoena case Published March 12 "The Chemical Safety Board - an agency with no rule-making or enforcement authority, and one that struggles to survive from year to year - will now be
 
East Texas Commercial Litigator Bruce Smith of Ward, Smith & Hill Selected to American College of Trial Lawyers
March 23, 2015
LONGVIEW, Texas – Attorney Bruce A. Smith, a name partner at the East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, has been inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Smith has established an
 
Sutherland Attorney Travis McCullough Says Financing Options Still Exist in Oil Downturn
March 20, 2015
Amid the oil price downturn, many producers are looking for cash. However, many banks and other lending sources are paring back lending since no one knows for sure when or if prices will turn around. “There are
 
AZA Partner Tim Shelby Earns Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Ranking
March 18, 2015
HOUSTON – Commercial litigator Tim Shelby of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest rating
 
David Walsh of Chamblee Ryan Provides Insights to Law360 on Arbitration Agreements
March 17, 2015
Texas Health Care Providers Weigh Arbitration Agreements Published March 9 David Walsh of Chamblee Ryan Kershaw & Anderson PC, whose practice includes defending medical malpractice claims, said the TMLA's arbitration
 
East Texas’ Ward & Smith Adds Longtime Partner to Firm Name; Now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
March 17, 2015
LONGVIEW, Texas – Ward & Smith, one of East Texas’ leading trial law firms, is adding longtime firm partner Wesley Hill to the firm name. Ward & Smith Law Firm is now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC. Mr.
 
National Law Journal Article on ACA Mentions Amicus Brief by Hicks Thomas' Eric Grant
March 16, 2015
ACA Battle Lines Are Drawn Published February 9 Their brief, written by Eric Grant of Hicks Thomas in Sacramento, recites the theory in all its parts, focusing especially on the government's interpretation of words and
 
Gruber Hurst’s Jeff Erler Comments on Prime Prep Assault Case for The Dallas Morning News
March 16, 2015
Prime Prep sued over firing, assault Published March 1 Jeff Erler, a partner at Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank in Dallas who is not involved in the lawsuit, said there are several reasons to sue an organization
 
Dallas Morning News Features Munck Wilson Mandala's Multimillion TAOS Court Win
March 13, 2015
Plano-based TAOS wins $58.7 million judgment Published March 8 “Intersil had the opportunity and ability to buy TAOS but instead chose to embark on a course of conduct that involved lying, cheating and stealing,”
 
Michelle O’Neil of Godwin Lewis Analyzes Same-Sex Marriage Case with Texas Lawyer
March 13, 2015
The Wedding Planner: a Step-By-Step Legal Analysis of State’s First Same-Sex Marriage Published March 2 Family law attorney Michelle May O’Neil, who’s not involved in the case, said the plaintiffs’
 
CBS MarketWatch Story on Oil-Related Bankruptcies Includes John Melko of Gardere
March 13, 2015
U.S. oil regions are bracing for more bankruptcies Published March 10 “We're seeing ripples, but we're not seeing waves crashing on the shore," said John Melko, an attorney who specializes in financial restructuring
 
Tim Shelby of AZA Quoted in Dallas Morning News Article on Ziosk Lawsuit
March 13, 2015
Denton County man sues Dallas company, claims he invented pay-at-the-table tablets adopted by Chili's Published March 3 The token payment of $100 “made the contract legally enforceable,” said Silver’s
 
Dallas Attorney Shonn Brown Named to Savoy Magazine’s List of the Nation’s Top 100 Black Lawyers
March 12, 2015
DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial attorney A. Shonn Brown of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP has been recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers” in America in the
 
Sayles Werbner Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Texas Rising Stars Listing
March 12, 2015
DALLAS – Five attorneys from Dallas’ Sayles Werbner are being recognized among the top young lawyers in the state in the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list based on their courtroom work in Texas and across the United
 
Five Attorneys From Dallas Office of Deans & Lyons Named to Texas Rising Stars List
March 11, 2015
DALLAS – All five eligible attorneys at Dallas-based Deans & Lyons, LLP, have earned selection to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. Selected to the 2015 list are partner
 
Lanier Law Firm Named to Plaintiffs' Hot List
March 11, 2015
The editors of The National Law Journal have selected Houston-based The Lanier Law Firm as one of only 12 U.S. firms on the 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List. Led by founder Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm was recognized for
 
Alex Brauer from Dallas’ Bailey Brauer Named to Texas Rising Stars List
March 10, 2015
DALLAS – Attorney Alexander M. Brauer, a name partner in the Dallas trial and appellate boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been recognized on the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list for his work in litigation matters. This is
 
Nineteen Gardere Attorneys Named To 2015 Texas Rising Stars List
March 10, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 19 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in
 
Dallas Attorneys from Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin Named Among Texas’ Best Young Lawyers
March 10, 2015
DALLAS – Attorneys Joshua A. Skinner and Francisco J. Valenzuela from the Dallas law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., have been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list, marking the sixth
 
Houston Energy Litigator Jack Massey Discusses Feds, Industry Struggle with Oil Train Safety
March 10, 2015
Safety concerns about trains carrying crude oil are leading to tougher regulations. The latest accident occurred Feb. 16 in West Virginia when a train containing highly volatile Bakken shale oil derailed and exploded,
 
Garlock Asbestos Settlement Tied to Quality of Opposing Lawyers, ‘High Risk’ Facts, Venue
March 9, 2015
DALLAS – Recently released documents in the Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy show that the company decided to settle asbestos claims filed by attorneys from Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, partly
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Named to 2015 Texas Rising Stars List
March 9, 2015
DALLAS – Four attorneys from the Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been named to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. Dallas
 
Corporate Compliance Consultant Tom Fox Says Goodyear Tire Achieved 'Excellent' FCPA Settlement
March 9, 2015
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is paying roughly $16 million to settle the government's latest high-profile case against a U.S. company accused of bribing foreign officials. Houston-based corporate compliance consultant Tom
 
Texas Jury Returns $58.7 Million Trade Secret, Exemplary Damages Verdict for TAOS Inc.
March 9, 2015
PLANO, Texas – The Dallas technology-focused law firm Munck Wilson Mandala is announcing a $58.7 million trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, patent infringement and tortious interference verdict for firm
 
MCS Names Greg Smith Assistant VP, Compliance
March 6, 2015
Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC has named Greg Smith assistant vice president of compliance in the company's Ruston, Louisiana, office. Smith will oversee the Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions in Ruston for
 
Denise Kim, Heather Potts of Houston’s Kim Law Firm Again Named to Texas Rising Stars list
March 6, 2015
HOUSTON – The Kim Law Firm attorneys Denise H. Kim and Heather R. Potts have been selected for the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s up-and-coming young lawyers. Published by Thomson Reuters’
 
Eight Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Earn Texas Rising Stars Recognition
March 6, 2015
HOUSTON – The Houston-based trial firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is proud to announce that eight firm attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list, which
 
Androvett NewsWire: March 5, 2015: Crude-By-Rail | Goodyear Bribery | Top Plaintiffs’ Firm
March 5, 2015
Feds, Industry Struggle with Oil Train Safety Safety concerns about trains carrying crude oil are leading to tougher regulations. The latest accident occurred Feb. 16 in West Virginia when a train containing highly volatile
 
Hicks Thomas Files US Supreme Court Amicus Brief for Key Scholars Challenging Health Care Law Subsidies
March 3, 2015
HOUSTON – Among the legal briefs U.S. Supreme Court justices will be reviewing in the challenge to subsidies for the Affordable Care Act is one filed by the Houston-based litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP on behalf
 
The Lanier Law Firm Earns National Honors on 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List
March 3, 2015
HOUSTON – The editors of The National Law Journal have selected The Lanier Law Firm as one of only 12 U.S. firms to be named to the 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List, which identifies the country’s top law firms
 
Simon Greenstone Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
March 3, 2015
Applications are available for The Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Scholarship for students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. The scholarships, totaling up to $50,000, are for graduating high school seniors from
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Names Greg Smith Assistant Vice President of Compliance
March 2, 2015
PLANO, Texas and RUSTON, La. – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, has
 
Probate and Estate Lawyer Jessica Dunne Give ‘Thumbs Up’ to Facebook’s Estate Planning Option
March 2, 2015
Facebook’s announcement that it will allow users to designate a “legacy contact” to serve as their profile’s administrator after they die is the next logical phase in estate planning, says Dallas
 
Gardere’s Beverly Godbey Provides Drone Insurance Insights to Dallas Business Journal
February 27, 2015
Do you need drone insurance? Published February 27, 2015 "There are a variety of fairly serious risks that are associated with the use of drones," Godbey said. "Businesses that anticipate adopting drones into their
 
Physician Advocacy Must Withstand Scrutiny Says Dallas Health Care Attorney David Walsh
February 27, 2015
A recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine authored by two physicians highlights the potential advocacy power of doctors, but such exercises of free speech sometimes can lead to unintended legal issues.
 
The Lanier Law Firm's Eugene Egdorf Quoted in Law360 Article on Caddie Class Action
February 26, 2015
PGA Tour Wants Antitrust Class Action Transferred to Florida Published February 23 “This lawsuit is intended to protect the rights of caddies who are required to endorse tour sponsors with zero compensation from the
 
Joe Ahmad of Houston’s AZA Says Criminal Trade Secret Theft Charges on Upswing
February 26, 2015
Trade secret theft has been a federal crime since the passage of the Economic Espionage Act in 1996. But it wasn’t until the Justice Department’s creation of the Task Force on Intellectual Property in 2010 that
 
Derek Hollingsworth of Rusty Hardin & Associates Comments on Church Abuse Case on Fox 26 KRIV-TV
February 26, 2015
Former pastor accused of sexual abuse Broadcast February 23 The girls say they told her what her husband was doing to them, and that she did nothing. Their attorney, Derek Hollingsworth said of the Pastor's wife: "she would
 
AZA Partner Demetrios Anaipakos Named Texas Lawyer Litigator of the Week
February 26, 2015
HOUSTON – In recognition of his work in securing a $15.7 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of underdog Rembrandt Wireless Technologies, Demetrios Anaipakos of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi &
 
Smartflash Wins $532.9 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple
February 25, 2015
TYLER, Texas – A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has awarded Tyler, Texas-based Smartflash LLC a $532.9 million verdict after finding that technology giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
 
Unique Insurance Coverage Will Be Required for Drones Says Gardere’s Beverly Godbey
February 25, 2015
The recent release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s long-awaited proposed policies regulating remote-controlled aircraft brings the era of commercial drone use just a little bit closer. Although the first
 
Michelle May O'Neil of Godwin Lewis Interviewed by WFAA After Clerk Issues Same-Sex Marriage License
February 23, 2015
Travis Co. clerk issues marriage license to same-sex couple Broadcast February 19 "It could set a precedent...no appeal has been filed on that yet." Click here to view the entire broadcast.