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Archived News Releases

Gardere Welcomes Partner Arcie Jordan to the Firm’s Austin Office
September 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome Arcie I. Jordan as a corporate partner in the Firm’s Austin office. Ms. Jordan joins Gardere from Jackson Walker LLP and brings more than 20 years’
 
Security at Center Stage in McDonald’s Verdict According to Standly Hamilton Attorneys
August 11, 2014
The $27 million verdict handed down recently in Brazos County against fast-food giant McDonald’s is spotlighting the importance of customer safety for businesses that rely on late-night revenue. Jurors found
 
Dallas Trucking Defense Attorney Bill Chamblee Looks At Proposed Changes to Hours of Service Regulations
July 28, 2014
Smartphones and tablets likely will play a key role in helping trucking companies and truckers track their miles in the near future, says Dallas trucking defense lawyer Bill Chamblee. “Realizing that more than 60
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Peter Vogel Addresses Constitutionality of Facebook Search Warrants
July 28, 2014
Looking for evidence of disability fraud, the Manhattan district attorney served Facebook with nearly 400 search warrants as part of a long-term investigation. Despite its strenuous objections, Facebook ultimately complied,
 
Gardere Strengthens Presence in Mexico, Names Robert Arena Executive Partner
July 28, 2014
MEXICO CITY – On July 1, 2014, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, which has historically operated in Mexico through a joint venture arrangement with its longtime joint venture partner, Arena y Asociados S.C., entered into an
 
Standly Hamilton Attorneys Represent Families of Students Killed in McDonald’s Incident
July 25, 2014
Jurors in Bryan, Texas, are being asked to decide whether fast food giant McDonald’s should be held liable for the 2012 deaths of two students from nearby Blinn College. Denton James Ward, 18, of Flower Mound was
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorney Juan Garcia Named President of Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
July 24, 2014
HOUSTON – Attorney Juan C. Garcia, a partner and commercial litigator in the Houston office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, is the new president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, an organization
 
Law360 Profiles Gardere’s Quan Vu in its Dealmakers Series
July 24, 2014
Having represented lenders, issuers, borrowers, sponsors, purchasers, and public and private companies in transactions totaling approximately $20 billion, Hoang “Quan” Vu of Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Houston
 
Androvett NewsWire: July 24, 2014: McDonald’s Deaths | Trucking E-Logs | Leveraged Lending
July 24, 2014
McDonald’s Faces Trial Over Students’ Deaths Jurors in Bryan, Texas, this week are being asked to decide whether fast food giant McDonald’s should be held liable for the 2012 deaths of two students from
 
Gardere’s Michael Abbott Looks at Impact of the Defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act With HR Executive
July 21, 2014
Just over a year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, the number of companies offering benefits to same-sex couples is growing. As companies begin expanding these benefits, they
 
Mike Hilgers of Gober Hilgers Discusses With Law360 How Small Firms Can Compete for Cases
July 19, 2014
While potential clients may be somewhat hesitant to turn a large case over to a small firm, being able to identify and then pursue the types of cases that best fit your firm are essential keys to landing increasingly
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Catherine Webking Discusses AEP Branding Ruling With Law360
July 18, 2014
Saying their use would constitute joint marketing and promotion between the companies, a Texas appellate court has ruled that the American Electric Power Company’s unit of AEP Retail Energy cannot use the AEP name and
 
Article Lauds AZA’s Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher for Superb Opening Statement
July 18, 2014
HOUSTON – Attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, delivered an opening statement to a jury in May that a respected Houston judge says is
 
Alice Corp. Ruling Might Spur Patent Suits While Stemming Advances, Cautions Adam Sanderson of Reese Gordon Maketos
July 18, 2014
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely will trigger more patent litigation and could discourage innovations in software, says software litigation attorney Adam Sanderson. “In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the
 
Litigator Kent Sullivan Says Texas Businesses Could Be Affected by Records Ruling
July 17, 2014
The way Texas businesses manage their records may be affected by a recent Texas Supreme Court decision. The ruling reversed a $1 million jury verdict won by a former professional football player who hurt his back when he
 
E-Discovery Savings Can Come at a Cost, Cautions Mike Hilgers of Gober Hilgers
July 16, 2014
The past several years have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of electronic communication data involved in complex litigation, as well as higher costs for processing, reviewing and producing discovery documents.
 
MCS Names Stephen C. Porter as General Counsel
July 15, 2014
Mortgage Contracting Services, a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, has named Stephen C. Porter as the company’s general counsel.
 
Dallas Attorney Mark Shank Suggests Non-Competes are Factoring into Tech Relocation Decisions
July 14, 2014
The exodus of high-tech companies from states such as California is contributing to triple-digit increases in North Texas’ job growth. But one underpublicized incentive for the relocations may be the stronger
 
New East Texas Emergency Care Heliport Will Serve Anderson County, Surrounding Communities
July 11, 2014
FAA-approved facilities to benefit residents through emergency transport capabilities BRADFORD, Texas – Emergency responders in Anderson County and the surrounding region soon will have access to new heliports that
 
Dallas Attorney Holt Foster Looks at Twitch’s Legal Concerns
July 11, 2014
It may be the fastest-growing video platform on the planet, but legal questions about its operations are being raised just as rapidly. Although its estimated 45 million monthly users absorb more bandwidth than Facebook,
 
New MCS General Counsel Profiled in Texas Lawbook
July 11, 2014
Mortgage Contracting Services’ new General Counsel, Stephen Porter, was profiled recently in Texas Lawbook. In the article, “Stephen Porter Settling in as New GC at Mortgage Contracting Services”
 
Family Law Attorney Jeff Anderson Discusses Debt and Divorce
July 11, 2014
The difficult process of divorce shouldn’t be compounded by ongoing disputes over the division of assets and debts. In the CreditCards.com story “Debt and Divorce: 5 Steps to Make a Clean Credit Split”
 
Vacant Property Security Promotes Tony Pocorobba to Vice President
July 11, 2014
CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 – Vacant Property Security, LLC (VPS), a trusted leader in securing both residential and commercial properties, has named Tony Pocorobba vice president in the company’s Bristol,
 
Androvett NewsWire: July 10, 2014: Twitch Growth | Software Protection | Efficient E-Discovery
July 10, 2014
Twitch’s Growth Raising Legal Questions It may be the fastest-growing video platform on the planet, but legal questions about its operations are being raised just as rapidly. Although its estimated 45 million monthly
 
Dallas Business Journal Features Chamblee Ryan’s Bill Chamblee in Q&A
July 10, 2014
Dallas Business Journal legal reporter Bill Hethcock spent some quality time recently at trial lawyer Bill Chamblee’s property in Roanoke, discussing a broad range of topics, including Mr. Chamblee’s growing
 
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Judgment for CITGO in Employee Race Discrimination Lawsuit
July 8, 2014
HOUSTON – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has upheld a summary judgment in favor of CITGO Petroleum Corp. in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by an employee who was fired for unprofessional
 
Longview’s Ward & Smith Adds Noted Family Law Attorney Brett F. Miller
July 8, 2014
LONGVIEW, Texas – Longview, Texas-based law firm Ward & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of distinguished attorney Brett F. Miller to lead the firm’s new family law practice and handle civil
 
Gardere’s Peter Vogel Discusses Role of Special Master to Law360
July 8, 2014
Knowing the details of the appointment order will help attorneys asked to serve as a Special Master, an expert appointed by a judge to oversee specific issues in litigation, Gardere Wynne Sewell partner Peter Vogel told
 
Law360 Features Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Alfredo Ramos
July 8, 2014
International energy attorney Alfredo Ramos has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell and will work in the firm’s Houston and Mexico City offices, focusing on oil and gas work. Law360 takes a look at what the addition of this
 
Gardere Welcomes International Oil & Gas Attorney Alfredo Ramos in Houston
July 7, 2014
HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Alfredo Ramos as a partner in the Firm’s Houston office. Mr. Ramos joins the Corporate Practice Group, where he will focus on handling oil &
 
Dallas Insurance Coverage Boutique Amy Stewart Law Adds Experienced Litigator Tarron Gartner-Ilai
July 7, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas-based insurance coverage law firm Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tarron Gartner-Ilai as a principal in the firm. With more than 25 years of experience in insurance coverage
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Carrie Hoffman Discusses Young v. UPS with Law360
July 1, 2014
With the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to review Young v. United Parcel Service, a company’s obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination act might finally be clarified. Carrie Hoffman of Gardere Wynne Sewell was among
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Names Stephen C. Porter as General Counsel
July 1, 2014
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, has named Stephen C. Porter as the
 
Martin Siegel & Chad Ruback Quoted on Hobby Lobby Case
July 1, 2014
Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson didn’t realize that a for-profit corporation could impose its religious values by deciding which federally required benefits employees receive until the high court Hobby
 
Forum on Law, Culture & Society Moving to NYU School of Law
July 1, 2014
NEW YORK – The Forum on Law, Culture & Society – which for nine years has hosted lively conversations with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, film director Oliver Stone, and Supreme Court Justice
 
Three From McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Named Among San Antonio’s Best Family Law Attorneys
June 27, 2014
SAN ANTONIO – For the fourth time, all three attorneys from the San Antonio office of the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., have earned selection to S.A. Scene
 
ContentGuard Featured Among App Developers Flocking to N. Texas
June 25, 2014
The Dallas Morning News interviews ContentGuard Chief Product Officer Scott Richardson for a story discussing the boom in app development jobs in North Texas. ContentGuard’s move to Plano represents just one corporate
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Congratulates Friends and Clients Recognized as Finalists, Winners of 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
June 25, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas-based technology law firm Munck Wilson Mandala is proud to congratulate our friends and clients recognized as finalists and winners of the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the Southwest
 
Family Law Attorney Richard Orsinger Receives Texas Bar Foundation Honor
June 25, 2014
Attorney Richard R. Orsinger has been selected to receive the Texas Bar Foundation’s 2014 Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award. Orsinger, a name partner in the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson &
 
Apache Corp. Sues Eagle Ford Oil Field Services Firms for Fraud
June 24, 2014
SAN ANTONIO – The Houston-based oil and gas company Apache Corp. has filed a lawsuit in Bexar County alleging massive fraud by a group of oil field service companies operating in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian
 
Gardere’s Scott Deatherage Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Greenhouse Gases with Law360
June 24, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air
 
Houston Attorney Joseph Marrs Says More Understanding of Advance Directives Needed
June 23, 2014
Family issues and the courtroom turmoil surrounding the final days of the late “American Top 40” king Casey Kasem highlight the need for better understanding of an advance directive in a will package, says
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Featured Among Law360’s Texas Powerhouse Firms
June 20, 2014
For its inaugural list of Texas Powerhouse law firms Law360 selected 13 firms, including Gardere Wynne Sewell, as the leading firms in Texas. Gardere was honored for “building on its historical strengths in energy and
 
Dallas Attorney William Munck Says Trademark Cancellation Puts Redskins on Defense
June 20, 2014
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled decades-old federal trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins team name, saying that the term “redskin” is disparaging to a substantial group of Native
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 19, 2014: Redskin Trademark | Kasem Lessons | Medical Data Breaches
June 19, 2014
Redskins on Defense After Trademark Canceled The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled decades-old federal trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins team name this week, saying that the term
 
Groundbreaking Set For Gardere’s Future Home at McKinney & Olive
June 19, 2014
DALLAS – On June 19, 2014, Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC broke ground on the long-awaited $225 million tower at McKinney & Olive, with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP set to be the anchor tenant upon completion in the
 
Gardere’s Holly O’Neil Discusses Firm’s Excitement Over New Office Space with Dallas Business Journal
June 19, 2014
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC official broke ground on June 19 for one of Dallas’ most anticipated new commercial projects, a 20-story, 530-quare-foot office and retail tower at McKinney and Olive. The Dallas
 
Houston’s AZA Named Texas Powerhouse Law Firm by National Legal Publication
June 17, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is one of only 13 in the state named a Texas Powerhouse by the legal news service Law360. “AZA now claims 31 of the
 
Dallas Appellate Attorney Rey Rodriguez of Hankinson LLP Named to 2014 D Magazine Best Lawyers Listing
June 13, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Rey Rodriguez, a partner in the Dallas civil appellate boutique Hankinson LLP, has been selected to the D Magazine 2014 list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas, marking his fourth consecutive selection
 
Houston FCPA Attorney Tom Fox Says a Few Simple Questions Reveal Compliance
June 12, 2014
Complying with laws barring overseas bribery can seem complicated. But Tom Fox of Houston’s Tom Fox Law, who has advised companies for years on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, says it boils down to some simple
 
Law360 Profiles Gardere’s Kim Yelkin in Female Powerbrokers Series
June 11, 2014
The executive partner of Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Austin office and chairwoman of the firm’s government affairs and insurance regulatory practice groups, Kim Yelkin was profiled as part of Law360’s Female
 
Skiermont Puckett LLP Named Among World’s Top Patent Litigation Firms
June 10, 2014
DALLAS – Skiermont Puckett LLP, and founding partners Paul J. Skiermont and Donald Puckett, have been named to the 2014 Intellectual Asset Managers Patent 1000, a list of the world’s leading patent practitioners.
 
Texas Collegiate Baseball League Wins $2.9 Million Judgment in Antitrust Trial
June 10, 2014
FORT WORTH – A Tarrant County judge has issued a judgment of $2.9 million against a team owner in the Texas Collegiate Baseball League for taking part in an unlawful league boycott that violated antitrust laws and
 
Peter Vogel of Gardere Wynne Sewell Examines the Right to be Forgotten for eCommerce Times
June 10, 2014
Landmark rulings in Europe regarding personal privacy and the “right to be forgotten” on the Internet may forever alter the conventional wisdom of “once on the Internet, always on the Internet,”
 
Family Law Attorney Jeff Anderson Cautions Enforcing Divorce Court Orders Can Be Tricky
June 10, 2014
Once a divorce is final, ex-spouses often have to deal with the sticky business of making sure they each comply with court orders regarding custody, child support, property division and other elements included in the divorce
 
Gardere’s Leslie Ritchie Robnett Suggest Texas is Headed to Subsurface Lease Market in FuelFix Commentary
June 10, 2014
With recent court cases suggesting an evolution in the Texas energy market, the Houston Chronicle’s FuelFix industry blog turned to Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Leslie Ritchie Robnett to explore the regulatory
 
Gardere Women’s Council Hosts ‘The Legacy of Watergate’ at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas
June 9, 2014
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Women’s Council recently hosted “The Legacy of Watergate: Ethics of Representing an Entity Under the Current Model Rules,” a two-hour CLE program featuring former
 
Gardere Environmental Attorney Scott Deatherage Says There are No Easy Answers on Limiting Carbon Emissions
June 6, 2014
The release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited proposal for limiting carbon emissions from power plants leaves Texas “between a rock and a hard place,” says environmental attorney Scott
 
Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais Discusses Protracted Divorce Case with the Houston Chronicle
June 6, 2014
Amid claims that her petition for divorce from Houston hand surgeon Michael Brown was improperly stalled by her attorneys’ failure to settle the case, Rachel Brown filed suit seeking the forfeiture of all the
 
AZA Spotlighted in News Story “‘Two Greeks and a Sheik’: AZA is Exhibit A for Litigation Boutiques”
June 6, 2014
HOUSTON – The story of the 20-year-old Houston commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, or AZA, is told in a recent article from The Texas Lawbook highlighting the law
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 5, 2014: Emission Limits | Accounting Fraud | Drones on Hold
June 5, 2014
No Easy Answers on Limiting Carbon Emissions The release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited proposal for limiting carbon emissions from power plants leaves Texas “between a rock and a hard
 
AZA Profiled As Top Litigation Boutique
June 5, 2014
The story of the 20-year-old Houston commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, or AZA, is told in a Texas Lawbook online story highlighting the rise of the trial law firm. In the
 
Jeff Thompson Named Vice President of Operations, Dan Hoeh Named Assistant Vice President of Operations for Mortgage Contracting Services’ Growing Facility in Ruston, Louisiana
June 4, 2014
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance for the financial services industry, has named Jeff Thompson as the new vice
 
Environmental Attorney Scott Deatherage Discusses Proposed Carbon Regulations with Law360
June 4, 2014
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules regulating carbon emissions from power plants drew immediate criticism from many Texas lawmakers. Law360 talked to some of Texas’ leading
 
DOJ Gets More Leeway in Foreign Bribery Probes
June 3, 2014
A federal appeals court ruling last week supports U.S. prosecutors’ definition of a “foreign official” when it comes to overseas bribery cases. “The finding by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
 
Houston Law Firm Legge Farrow Honored in Texas’ Best Litigation Departments of 2014
June 3, 2014
HOUSTON – The Houston civil litigation firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P. is being honored for having the 2014 Texas Litigation Department of the Year in the small firm category by the publishers
 
Kim Law Firm Wins Court Judgment Worth $20 Million for Houston’s Cathlind Energy in Oil and Gas Lease Dispute
June 2, 2014
MIDLAND, Texas – Houston lawyer John Kim has won a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for Houston-based oil exploration company Cathlind Energy Ltd. in a hotly contested dispute with Midland-based Great Western Drilling
 
Arrests Can Solve Adverse Land Possession
June 2, 2014
Media reports of hundreds of cases where individuals have claimed ownership of empty or abandoned properties in North Texas could be solved with simple arrests by police, says Dallas trial lawyer Charles “Trey”
 
Attorneys Rusty Hardin, Philip Hilder Quoted in Texas Tribune
May 29, 2014
From the Texas Tribune: The new law went into effect this year, nearly three years after Morton was released from prison. After Morton was freed in 2011, a court found that the prosecutor in his case intentionally withheld
 
State Overreached On Property Acquisition
May 29, 2014
Earlier this month, a Harris County judge ruled that the Texas Department of Transportation not only overreached, but also acted prematurely in condemning businesses along Loop 610 in Houston. While the state reportedly
 
Houston Law Firm Arnold & Itkin Claims Top Texas Aviation Verdict for 2013
May 28, 2014
HOUSTON – The nearly $1.7 million verdict won by Houston civil litigation firm Arnold & Itkin LLP for an offshore worker who was injured in a helicopter accident is being recognized as the top aviation verdict in
 
Dallas Family Law Attorney Michael D. Wysocki Earns Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from UT Tyler
May 28, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Michael D. Wysocki, a partner in the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., recently received the Distinguished Young Alumnus award from the University of Texas
 
Houston’s Hicks Thomas Earns One of Texas’ Top Verdicts for 2013
May 28, 2014
HOUSTON – A $4.2 million verdict won by Houston’s Hicks Thomas LLP for a woman whose husband died because of a medical misdiagnosis is one of last year’s top 25 verdicts in Texas and the state’s
 
Stopping Smartphone Theft
May 28, 2014
“Apple picking” is slang for one of the nation’s most lucrative crimes: the theft of a cellphone. An estimated 3.1 million mobile devices were stolen last year in the U.S. and federal statistics suggest
 
Houston Law Firm AZA Earns Top Commercial Litigation Rankings from Chambers USA
May 27, 2014
HOUSTON – The Houston-based law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, and three firm partners are top-rated in commercial litigation in the just-released 2014 edition of Chambers USA:
 
Protecting Workers’ Rights to be Unhappy
May 27, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employers may not create policies broadly forbidding behavior such as “negativity” or “gossip.” The NLRB concluded that a hospital violated federal
 
Rey Rodriguez Joins Hankinson LLP
May 26, 2014
Dallas attorney O. Rey Rodriguez has joined the Dallas-based appellate boutique Hankinson LLP as a partner. He represents clients in appellate courts throughout Texas and nationally, and has successfully argued before the
 
Chambers USA Rankings Feature 25 Gardere Attorneys and 11 Practice Areas
May 23, 2014
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Once again, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is recognized among the best law firms in the nation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, earning national recognition for its work
 
Did NFL Encourage Prescription Drug Abuse?
May 23, 2014
More than 500 former professional football players have joined a lawsuit charging that the NFL pressured them to take painkillers and sleep medication without prescriptions to speed up injured players’ return to the
 
Androvett NewsWire: May 22, 2014: OK to be ‘Unhappy’ | Kill Switches | TxDOT Condemnations
May 22, 2014
Protecting Workers’ Rights to be Unhappy The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employers may not create policies broadly forbidding behavior such as “negativity” or “gossip.” The
 
Craig Florence of Gardere Wynne Sewell Talks to Law360 About Litigation Trends
May 21, 2014
Dallas juries have ruled in favor of businesses in a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts so far in 2014. In looking at this trend, Law360 talked with some of Texas’ top litigators, including Craig Florence of
 
MCS CEO Caroline Reaves Announces Louisiana Service Center Expansion
May 20, 2014
Mortgage Contracting Services, a nationwide provider of property preservation services for the financial services industry, is doubling the size of its Ruston, La., business process outsourcing center. The expansion will
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorneys Matt Gatewood, Carter Williams Unveil Safety Litigation Blog
May 19, 2014
Fracking and toxic torts. Worker injuries and insurance claims. Pipeline explosions and shareholder suits. Those are just some of the judicial and regulatory issues tackled in the new blog, safetylitigation.com, recently
 
Family Law Attorney Richard Orsinger Earns Top Honor for Continuing Legal Education Article
May 19, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Richard R. Orsinger, named partner in the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., recently received the 2013 Franklin Jones Best Continuing Legal Education Article
 
Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais Predicts Bishop’s Divorce Could Be Same-Sex Marriage Inroad
May 16, 2014
For proponents of gay marriage, the impending divorce of V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, could be viewed as another advance in the fight to legalize same-sex unions, says attorney Amber Liddell
 
Plano-based ContentGuard Chief Product Officer Scott Richardson says Avoiding ‘Big Data’ Problems Up to Individuals
May 15, 2014
A recent report from the Obama administration calls for broader legal protections for email and other digital content, as well as greater limits on how businesses and law enforcement agencies can access and use that
 
AZA Completes Sixth Trial of 2014 with Take-Nothing Win
May 14, 2014
HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has issued a take-nothing verdict for a Houston businesswoman who was sued over proceeds from allegedly fraudulent commercial property sales. The court victory marks the sixth trial
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Gabriel Ruiz Examines Mexico’s Energy Reforms
May 14, 2014
Big investments are expected to come quickly following the Mexican government’s announcement last week of new market-friendly proposals to open up the nation’s energy industry. Implementation of the sweeping
 
Dallas Appellate Attorney Rey Rodriguez Joins Hankinson LLP
May 14, 2014
DALLAS – Experienced appellate attorney O. Rey Rodriguez has joined the Dallas-based appellate boutique Hankinson LLP. Mr. Rodriguez joins Hankinson LLP from the international firm Norton Rose Fulbright. His decision
 
Dallas Attorney William Munck says Comedian Taking Patent Troll Lawsuit Standing Up
May 13, 2014
Popular comedian and top-rated iTunes podcaster Adam Carolla is going on the offensive to defend himself in a suit filed against him in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by so-called patent troll
 
Chris Hamilton of Standly Hamilton Named Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
May 13, 2014
DALLAS – Trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton, LLP, has earned selection to D Magazine’s 2014 listing of The Best Lawyers in Dallas based on his work in business litigation for
 
Thompson & Knight Attorneys Hosting Brazilian Energy Seminar
May 12, 2014
The Brazilian oil and gas sector is “open again” for foreign investment. “In just the past few years, the Brazilian state-controlled company, Petrobras, discovered the largest oil fields found in a
 
Gardere Helps FGE Secure EPA Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1.2 Billion Clean Natural Gas Power Plant
May 12, 2014
DALLAS – On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final greenhouse gas emission permit to FGE Texas LLC for the construction of two natural gas-fired combined-cycle electric generation
 
Androvett NewsWire: May 8, 2014: Serious Patent Fight | Big Data Threats | Safety Litigation
May 8, 2014
Comedian Takes Patent Troll Lawsuit Standing Up Popular comedian and top-rated iTunes podcaster Adam Carolla is going on the offensive to defend himself in a suit filed against him in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
 
Peter Vogel of Gardere Wynne Sewell Examines IoT Security for eCommerce Times
May 6, 2014
The IoT – the Internet of Things – has been discussed for decades and with the growth of the Internet, many new technologies have been included in it, complicating management of security, writes Gardere Wynne
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorney Peter Vogel Writes on Cybersecurity for the Texas Bar Journal
May 1, 2014
Attorneys, as well as anyone else who uses a computer or cellphone for digital communication are at risk of cyberattacks. In his commentary “Attack Plan,” written for the Texas Bar Journal, Peter Vogel of Gardere
 
AZA’s John Zavitsanos Provides Deposition Advice in National Publication
May 1, 2014
HOUSTON – Noted litigator John Zavitsanos, co-founder of Houston law firm Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing PC, or AZA, says attorneys are mistaken when they urge a corporate client to hedge everything
 
David Warden of Houston’s AZA says Wells Fargo Fraud Suit Won’t Be Dismissed
April 30, 2014
A lawsuit filed by European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. over an alleged fraud scheme involving $1.5 billion in subprime mortgage-backed securities recently cleared a significant hurdle when a New York federal judge denied the
 
OpenForum Talks With Employment Attorney Carrie Hoffman About ADA Guidelines
April 30, 2014
Questions about how to respond to an employee’s request for unpaid leave related to medical treatment are among the many aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act that continue to perplex HR departments across the
 
Bankruptcy Attorney Sid Scheinberg of Godwin Lewis Talks With Law360 About Energy Future’s Future
April 29, 2014
Despite the massive scope of Energy Future Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy filing, the prospect for the company to exit Chapter 11 within nine months is possible. However even with a prepackaged bankruptcy in place,