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AZA Partner John Zavitsanos Discusses Trial Techniques in Law360 Article
April 28, 2016
HOUSTON – From reading the Rules of Evidence before each trial to using pop culture references with jurors, John Zavitsanos, co-founding partner of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA,
 
Texas Court Awards $77 Million Following 16th Largest Verdict of 2015
April 26, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP, is announcing the entry of an opinion and order by Judge Richard A. Schell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas awarding firm client,
 
Deborah Hankinson Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas List for 2016
April 26, 2016
DALLAS – Noted Dallas appellate lawyer and strategist Deborah Hankinson of Hankinson LLP has earned recognition on D Magazine’s 2016 listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. This is the 11th time the former Texas
 
Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorneys Named Among Dallas’ Best
April 26, 2016
DALLAS – The name principals at Dallas-based Caldwell Cassady & Curry are being recognized by other attorneys for their work in intellectual property and commercial litigation in the 2016 listing of the Best
 
Arizona Jury Awards $17 Million in Asbestos Death of Navy Civilian Employee
April 25, 2016
PHOENIX – A federal jury in Phoenix awarded $17 million in damages to the family of a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Navy who died from the fatal asbestos disease mesothelioma after working for years in the
 
Trial Attorneys Michael Lyons, Brian Lauten of Deans & Lyons Earn Place on Best Lawyers in Dallas List
April 22, 2016
DALLAS – Attorney Michael Lyons, co-founder of the Dallas-based trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, and firm partner Brian Lauten have earned selection to the 2016 D Magazine list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
 
Dallas Jury Invalidates Wife’s Deathbed Will Signed Under Husband’s Undue Influence
April 22, 2016
DALLAS – A Dallas County probate court jury unanimously found that a 72-year-old husband improperly influenced his dying wife to sign a new will the day before she died. The new will gave her second husband effective
 
Alex Brauer Named Among D Magazine’s 2016 Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 21, 2016
DALLAS – Attorney Alex Brauer, co-founder of the complex litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been named to D Magazine’s exclusive list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2016 based on his work for clients
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Partners Scott Downing, Jeff Anderson Selected to Dallas’ Best Lawyers List
April 21, 2016
DALLAS – Two partners at the Texas-based Family Law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been selected to D Magazine’s 2016 list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. This marks Scott
 
Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson Attorneys Earn Spots in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 21, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, PC, is pleased to announce that attorneys Peter Anderson, Bill Chamblee, Jeff Kershaw and David Walsh have been named to the list of D
 
Ten Gardere Attorneys Recognized on D Magazine’s 2016 Best Lawyers in Dallas List
April 21, 2016
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to congratulate the 10 talented attorneys from the Firm who have earned recognition in D Magazine’s 2016 Best Lawyers in Dallas list. “The recognition in D
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Forms MCS Solutions, Promotes Chad Mosley as its Chief Operating Officer
April 21, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, (MCS) a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance, valuations, title and settlement services for the financial services
 
Dallas Mediator John DeGroote Named Among Best by National Law Journal, D Magazine
April 20, 2016
DALLAS – DeGroote Partners is proud to announce that firm founder John DeGroote has been named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural ADR Champions list of top mediators in the U.S. and also among the best
 
Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad Says Report Offers Employers Non-Compete Guidance
April 20, 2016
Many employers are counting on their employees’ lack of knowledge when asking them to sign non-compete clauses, according to the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent report on the economic effects of non-competes.
 
Gardere Welcomes Environmental Attorney Laura Whiting to the Firm’s Dallas Office
April 19, 2016
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome accomplished environmental lawyer Laura Whiting as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Whiting joins Gardere’s environmental practice group
 
Houston Attorney Thomas Fox: Can Panama Papers Provide New Evidence for Past Cases?
April 19, 2016
The Panama Papers, a treasure trove of leaked information about secret offshore accounts, are getting a look from the U.S. Department of Justice for possible crimes involving the U.S. financial system. The DOJ likely will
 
Energy Companies Pressing Texas Lawsuit against Apache Corp. over Oil and Gas Payment Shortages, Lease Terminations
April 18, 2016
MIDLAND, Texas – Two Texas-based energy companies and a third from Oklahoma are moving forward with their state district court lawsuit against Houston-based Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA). As described by Apache in its SEC
 
Austin Law Firm Weisbart Springer Hayes Adds Attorney Danielle Taylor
April 18, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas litigation boutique Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has added Danielle Taylor, a recent honors graduate of Baylor University School of Law, to the nine-attorney firm. Ms. Taylor earned numerous
 
Dallas Attorney Michael Wilson Looks at Causes of Plummeting Eastern District Patent Litigation Rate
April 18, 2016
After a record-breaking year for patent litigation filings in 2015, federal courts in the Eastern District of Texas have experienced a nearly 50 percent drop in new patent infringement claims so far this year. While a
 
Jefferson County Jury Clears Beaumont Motel in Premises Liability Case
April 15, 2016
BEAUMONT, Texas– An East Texas jury has completely cleared a Beaumont motel accused of negligence by a woman who claimed a self-closing pool gate injured her ankle. Plaintiff Donna Rudolph was staying with family at
 
Dallas Law Firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry Joins Red River Land Battle
April 13, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – Attorneys from the Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry have joined the litigation team representing a group of Texas landowners who say the federal government is attempting an illegal land grab
 
East Texas Attorney Michael Smith Honored with Sam B. Hall Civic Service Award
April 13, 2016
MARSHALL, Texas – East Texas trial lawyer Michael C. Smith from the Marshall office of Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, recently was honored with the 2016 Sam B. Hall Civic Service Award presented by East
 
Gardere Partner Cindy Nelson Named Chair of Firm’s Hospitality Industry Team
April 12, 2016
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Cynthia Brotman Nelson has been named chair of the Firm’s hospitality industry team, effective April 1. Ms. Nelson has more than 25 years of
 
Sayles Werbner Attorneys in Dallas Named to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
April 11, 2016
DALLAS – Attorneys Robert L. Sayles and Sawyer Neely of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner have earned selection to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers for their litigation expertise.
 
Minority Accounts for Majority of Malpractice According to Dallas Health Care Attorney David Walsh
April 6, 2016
A new, nationwide study of medical malpractice claims published by The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that a small number of physicians – 1 percent – accounted for the majority of the more than 66,000
 
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Client Featured in New York Times on Growing Silicosis Risk
April 6, 2016
DALLAS – The New York Times recently wrote about the growing number of silicosis cases among workers who produce “engineered stone” countertops. The article describes the plight of Ublester Rodriguez, a
 
Dallas-based Trial Law Firm Chamblee Ryan Opens Tyler Office, Names Jarad Kent as Partner
April 5, 2016
TYLER, Texas – The Texas law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson has opened a new office in Tyler, the firm’s first expansion outside of Dallas in its 18-year history. The firm’s growing roster of
 
Dallas Attorney Mark Shank Receives DBA Award for Service
April 4, 2016
Mark Shank, managing partner of the Dallas litigation boutique Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP, has received the 2016 Fellows Justinian Award from the Dallas Bar Foundation. Each year the award is given to a local
 
Dallas Attorney Peyton Inge Looks at the ‘Uberization’ of Local Trucking
April 4, 2016
The “Uberization” of American commerce is now rolling into another heavily fragmented sector: the $80 billion-a-year local trucking industry. Convoy, a Seattle start up founded by former Amazon employees, has
 
Gardere Promotes Four New Partners in Dallas, Houston
April 1, 2016
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Firm Attorneys Chris Deskin, Rick Jordan, Mike Seely and Glenn T. Singleton have been elected to partnership, effective April 1. “These distinguished
 
Attorney Mark Shank Receives Dallas Bar Foundation’s Fellows Justinian Award for Volunteer Service
March 31, 2016
DALLAS – Accomplished attorney Mark A. Shank, managing partner of the Dallas litigation boutique Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, has been honored with the 2016 Fellows Justinian Award by the Dallas Bar Foundation,
 
Gardere Partner Cristina Solomon Sworn in as President of AWA Houston
March 30, 2016
HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Cristina Portela Solomon has been inducted as president of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys, effective April 1. The AWA is the only
 
Hicks Thomas Represents EMED Technologies Seeking Injunction against RMS Medical Products for Infusion Devices FDA Warns Are Adulterated and Misbranded
March 29, 2016
SACRAMENTO, California – California-based medical device manufacturer EMED Technologies Corp. is seeking a federal court injunction to stop competitor Repro-Med Systems Inc. (doing business as RMS Medical Systems) from
 
TransData Licenses Smart Electric Meter Patents to Aclara Technologies
March 29, 2016
DALLAS – March 29, 2016 - TransData, Inc., the longest continuously operating manufacturer of ANSI digital electricity meters and related energy measurement products for the electric utility industry, today announced
 
GODWIN PC CEO Donald E. Godwin Honored Among Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
March 28, 2016
DALLAS – Esteemed trial lawyer, Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of Texas trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC, has been selected among the 2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, his second consecutive year
 
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Judgment Won by Provost Umphrey Law Firm
March 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling awarding $5.8 million against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) in favor of more than 3,000 workers from an Iowa meat-processing plant who were not
 
SMU Student Sues Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority over Secretly Recorded Racy Video
March 23, 2016
DALLAS – A senior at Southern Methodist University has filed a “Jane Doe” lawsuit against the national Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority after she and other members were secretly recorded on video in their
 
Dallas’ Darrell W. Cook & Associates Wins Fee Fight Against State Bank of Texas
March 23, 2016
DALLAS – An unwritten rule says lawyers and law firms should never sue their clients even if they refuse to pay their legal bills. But attorney Darrell Cook and his team of debt collection lawyers at Dallas’
 
New York Appeals Court Says Law Firm Wrongly Excluded from Bank of America Settlement
March 22, 2016
NEW YORK – A three-judge federal panel has overturned a lower court ruling that excluded a Dayton, Ohio-based law firm from claiming $6.2 million in attorneys’ fees as part of a $2.4 billion settlement with Bank
 
Trial Date Set for TransData’s Smart Meter Patent Infringement Lawsuits in East Texas
March 22, 2016
DALLAS – March 22, 2016 - Patent infringement lawsuits filed by TransData Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of digital electricity meters and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products, against Texas
 
Lavish Spending Can Trap Executives says Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad of AZA
March 22, 2016
Most people probably have seen the Wounded Warrior Project’s powerful TV commercials featuring severely wounded veterans and the struggles their families face when they return home. The top two executives of the large
 
Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorneys in Dallas Named to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 21, 2016
DALLAS – Six attorneys from the Dallas-based patent infringement and commercial litigation firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry have earned spots on the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers
 
Gardere Partner John Melko Named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow
March 21, 2016
HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Financial Restructuring and Reorganization Partner John P. Melko was inducted by The American College of Bankruptcy as a Fellow in the 27th Class of the
 
Missing April Visitation Deadlines Would Be Foolish, Could Be Taxing says Dallas Family Lawyer Marilea Lewis
March 21, 2016
For most, the flip of the calendar at the end of March means it is time to confront April Fool’s Day and Tax Day. But for divorced parents in Texas, April 1 and April 15 carry a completely different significance.
 
Corruption Culture Pervades Troubled Refinery says Houston Lawyer, Ethics Consultant Thomas Fox
March 18, 2016
Houston lawyer and ethics consultant Thomas Fox says the failure of the Houston area’s troubled Pasadena Refinery System to operate safely is emblematic of the plant’s ugly backstory of alleged corruption. An
 
Dallas Jury Awards Nearly $500 Million Against J&J Unit in Bellwether Hip Implant Trial
March 17, 2016
DALLAS – A federal jury in Dallas has awarded a $497.6 million verdict to five people who suffered a variety of debilitating physical problems after receiving metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy
 
Court OKs Litigation Financing in Delaware Intellectual Property Case
March 17, 2016
WILMINGTON, Delaware – In a closely watched case involving litigation financing, a Delaware judge refused to dismiss the matter, finding that third-party financing can be used to support a lawsuit. The ruling came in
 
Houston FCPA Blogger, Lawyer Thomas Fox Honored as ‘Top Author’ on Compliance in 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards
March 17, 2016
HOUSTON – Writer, lawyer and independent consultant Thomas Fox of Houston has been selected as a “Top Author” in the JD Supra 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for his articles on corporate compliance. Mr.
 
Deans & Lyons Trial Lawyers Selected to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 16, 2016
DALLAS – For a second consecutive year, every eligible lawyer at Dallas-based Deans & Lyons, LLP, has been selected to the annual Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top young attorneys in the state.
 
Nine from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Earn 2016 Texas Rising Stars Honors
March 15, 2016
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is proud to announce that nine attorneys from the Houston-based trial law firm have been named to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list, which
 
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton Bolsters Legal Expertise in All Offices
March 14, 2016
DALLAS – Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, is proud to announce the addition of six attorneys as the firm expands its litigation and counseling services in its Texas offices in Dallas, Austin and Corpus
 
Stephanie Barnes Named President of Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
March 10, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Accomplished intellectual property lawyer Stephanie Barnes of East Texas-based Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, is taking on a new professional role as the President of the Eastern District of
 
AZA Lawyer Adam Milasincic Featured in Legal Magazine Cover Story
March 10, 2016
HOUSTON – Trial attorney Adam Milasincic of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, or AZA, is the focus of a cover story published in the Super Lawyers Magazine’s Texas Rising Stars
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Named to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 9, 2016
DALLAS – Two attorneys from the Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, once again have earned recognition among the state’s top young lawyers in the 2016 edition of the
 
MCS Moving HQ to Lewisville
March 9, 2016
Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, is relocating its corporate headquarters from
 
Eagle Ford Mineral Owners Sue Chesapeake Energy for Royalty Underpayments
March 8, 2016
DALLAS – Members of South Texas’ prominent Dilworth family and related owners of mineral rights located on three of the family’s Texas ranches are suing Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) and the other
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Expands Product Line with Acquisition of EPIC Real Estate Solutions
March 8, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, (MCS) a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, announced today that it
 
Houston’s Mark Lanier Honored by Texas Tech
March 8, 2016
Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston recently was honored as one of three recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards presented by Texas Tech University. Lanier earned his law degree at
 
Houston Consultant Thomas Fox Publishes Corporate Compliance Leadership Guide
March 7, 2016
HOUSTON – Seasoned corporate compliance adviser Thomas Fox has published a new book that helps corporate officers reach the next level in making compliance part of their companies’ “everyday DNA.”
 
Mass Deportations Not Without Consequences Says Austin Health Care Attorney William Hopkins
March 7, 2016
The increasing anti-immigrant stance shared by several current political candidates might be touching a nerve with some, but the sudden removal of a large number of immigrants from the workforce could have a profound impact
 
Provost Umphrey Attorneys Honored Among Texas’ Best Young Lawyers
March 4, 2016
BEAUMONT, Texas – Two attorneys from Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., are being recognized among the best young lawyers in the state in the 2016 edition of Texas Rising Stars from the publishers
 
AZA Attorney Jane Langdell Robinson Says Defamation Case Could Change Standard of Proof
March 4, 2016
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed against a small Houston-area newspaper and a reporter who wrote a false story attacking the local chief deputy sheriff and his son. The
 
Seventeen Gardere Attorneys Recognized on 2016 Texas Rising Stars List
March 4, 2016
DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of
 
New Civil Antitrust Claims Filed Against Chesapeake, SandRidge Energy
March 3, 2016
DALLAS --- A class of oil and gas royalty owners has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corporation, SandRidge Energy Corp. and former SandRidge CEO Tom Ward. The 14-page lawsuit, filed by attorneys
 
Latin Music Star Luis Coronel, Empire Productions Win Federal Copyright Ruling
March 3, 2016
LOS ANGELES – A California federal court has issued a complete dismissal of copyright infringement and breach of contract claims filed against Luis Coronel, the 2014 Latin Billboard Music Awards New Artist of the Year,
 
Dallas Attorney Paula Bennett Named Partner at Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson
March 2, 2016
DALLAS – The Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce the promotion of Paula A. Bennett to partner in the firm’s Dallas office. To learn more about Ms. Bennett,
 
Brain Injury Victim Reaches Confidential Settlement with Trucking Company the Week Before Trial
March 1, 2016
DALLAS – Less than one week prior to the start of jury selection in Dallas County District Court, a confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the family of a 16-year-old girl from Wylie, Texas, who
 
Chris Simmons Named Partner at Dallas-based Trial Law Firm Deans & Lyons
February 29, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial law boutique Deans & Lyons, LLP, is pleased to announce the promotion of trial attorney Christopher J. Simmons to Partner in the Dallas office. Mr. Simmons has represented
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Relocating Company Headquarters to Lewisville, Texas
February 29, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, is relocating its
 
Houston Attorney Named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in 3M Bair Hugger Surgical Blanket Lawsuits
February 25, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS – After leading the way in lawsuits against 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) over serious infections linked to the company’s Bair Hugger surgical blanket, Houston attorney Kyle Farrar of Kaster Lynch Farrar &
 
Texas Cowboy Sues The American for Share of $1 Million Purse
February 24, 2016
AMARILLO, Texas – Rodeo professional Reese Riemer of Stinnett, Texas, has sued rodeo organizers Rural Media Group Inc. of Gretna, Nebraska, and RMG Events LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, for failing to pay his winnings
 
Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fort Bend Defamation Case
February 23, 2016
HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed against a Houston-area newspaper and a reporter who wrote a false story attacking the local chief deputy sheriff and his son.
 
MCS Celebrates 30 Years as Industry Leader
February 23, 2016
Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary
 
Simon Greenstone: Recent $1M Verdict Confirms Asbestos Still a Danger
February 22, 2016
A Philadelphia federal jury has awarded $1 million to the estate and widow of a Pennsylvania millwright who died of mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos products on the job. The Feb. 9 award is the sixth mesothelioma
 
Dallas Data Privacy, Security Attorney Matt Yarbrough Discusses Concerns with iPhone Ruling
February 19, 2016
Alarms are being raised among many smartphone and cell phone users following this week’s federal court ruling that Apple Inc. must help the FBI break into an encrypted cellphone used by one of the terrorists in the
 
Dallas Law Firm Gardner Haas Adds Litigator Jeremy Camp as Partner
February 18, 2016
DALLAS – The trial law firm Gardner Haas PLLC has added experienced commercial litigator Jeremy Camp as a partner. To see Mr. Camp’s full bio, click here: http://gardnerhaas.com/bio-camp.php Mr. Camp joins
 
AZA Named Among Both Top Energy, Top IP Law Firms in Houston Law Guide
February 18, 2016
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been ranked among both the top energy and top intellectual property (IP) law firms in the 2016 edition of the Houston Business Journal Law
 
Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry Promotes Justin Nemunaitis to Principal
February 17, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry has promoted associate Justin T. Nemunaitis to principal in recognition of his outstanding legal work and leadership at the firm. Like all the attorneys at
 
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association Announces 2016 Officers, Directors
February 17, 2016
PLANO, Texas – The Eastern District of Texas Bar Association has kicked off its 20th year by selecting some of the state’s top attorneys as officers and directors for 2016. The Eastern District Bar is dedicated
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Celebrates 30 Years as Leader in Property Preservation and Valuation Services
February 16, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, is proud to celebrate
 
AZA Secures Another Multimillion-Dollar Victory for National Oilwell Varco
February 12, 2016
HOUSTON – A Houston state court jury this week returned a take-nothing verdict in favor of National Oilwell Varco, L.P., (NYSE: NOV), after finding that a former employee who sought more than $20 million in damages was
 
Philadelphia Jury Awards $1 Million in Millwright’s Asbestos Exposure Death
February 12, 2016
PHILADELPHIA and STAMFORD, Conn. – A Philadelphia federal court jury has awarded $1.085 million in damages to the estate and widow of a millwright from Zelienople, Pennsylvania, who died of mesothelioma after working
 
Burns Charest Files Lawsuit Calling for Clean-Up of ‘Toxic Stew’ in Lafayette, Louisiana
February 10, 2016
Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area contains a
 
Real Estate Investment by Foreigners on Radar of U.S. Regulators Says Attorney Thomas Fox
February 9, 2016
U.S. regulators recently have signaled they will target questionable real estate investments by foreign shell companies, says Houston lawyer and consultant Thomas Fox, who specializes in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at
 
Former Fortune 500 General Counsel David Black Joins Carrington Coleman in Dallas
February 9, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, has bolstered its corporate transaction and counseling services with the addition of former Fortune 500 general counsel David W.
 
US Crackdown Hampering Mexico Bank Transactions According to Jaime Treviño of J.A. Treviño Abogados
February 8, 2016
Warnings from bank regulators have prompted U.S. banks to cut off customers in Mexico who rely on cross-border transactions in dollars. Some global banks are now wary of dealing with Mexican banks and their customers out of
 
Dallas Firm Wins Second Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple for VirnetX
February 5, 2016
Attorneys with the Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry, PC won a $625.6 million verdict earlier this week in favor of Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. in a patent infringement lawsuit against technology giant
 
AZA, Firm Attorneys Again Earn Chambers USA Commercial Litigation Honors
February 5, 2016
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 Texas in the 2016 edition of
 
Ward, Smith & Hill Helps VirnetX Win $625.6 Million Verdict in Eastern District
February 4, 2016
TYLER, Texas – Attorneys from the East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, helped Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX (NYSE MKT: VHC) win a $625.6 million patent infringement verdict against technology
 
VirnetX Wins $625.6 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple in East Texas
February 3, 2016
TYLER, Texas – Attorneys with the Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry won a $625.6 million verdict today in favor of Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSE MKT: VHC) in a patent infringement lawsuit against
 
Louisiana Case Seeks Clean-Up of Contaminated Lafayette Property
February 3, 2016
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette have filed a claim seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area
 
Sutherland Grows Texas Energy Practice in Houston and Austin with Eight Recent Appointments and Moves
February 3, 2016
HOUSTON (February 3, 2016)—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is broadening its Texas energy practice by adding two experienced lawyers in Houston and an accomplished energy regulatory attorney in the firm’s
 
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Hires Social Media Strategist
February 2, 2016
DALLAS and HOUSTON – The Texas-based legal public relations and marketing firm Androvett Legal Media & Marketing is proud to announce the addition of Holly Scimeca as the firm’s new Social Media Strategist
 
Austin Attorney Kevin Terrazas Earns Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law
February 1, 2016
AUSTIN – Accomplished trial and appellate lawyer Kevin Terrazas of the Austin, Texas-based litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal
 
St. Louis Jury Awards $4.1 Million in Asbestos Death of Wisconsin Electrician
February 1, 2016
ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis jury has awarded $4.1 million in damages to the widow of an electrician from Westfield, Wisconsin, who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer caused by exposure to
 
Missouri Supreme Court Affirms City of St. Louis Venue for GM Ignition Switch Cases
January 27, 2016
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – The Supreme Court of Missouri ruled yesterday in favor of vehicle owners who are suing General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) over an ignition switch defect that led to at least 169 deaths and forced
 
Rose•Walker Law Firm Adds Attorney Faith Eaton in Dallas
January 26, 2016
The national trial and business law firm Rose•Walker LLP has added attorney Faith Eaton in the firm’s Dallas office. Her practice will involve all aspects of commercial litigation, including business litigation,
 
Leading Supply Chain, Franchise and Restaurant Industry Attorneys Join Gardere in Dallas and New Denver Office
January 26, 2016
DALLAS/DENVER – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Joyce Mazero and Leonard H. (Len) MacPhee will lead the Firm’s Global Supply Network Industry Team from its Dallas and new Denver
 
AZA’s Joe Ahmad Stresses Importance of Keeping Trade Secrets Secret
January 26, 2016
The recent guilty plea of former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa for his unauthorized access of a protected computer owned by the Houston Astros serves as a strong reminder for businesses that their
 
GODWIN Employment Attorney Elisaveta Dolghih Looks at Question of Role of Perception In Discrimination Matters
January 25, 2016
The question at the heart of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments heard this week in Heffernan v. City of Paterson is whether a city government can legally discriminate or retaliate against an employee based on a mistaken