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Jane Robinson to Argue Patent Agent Privilege Before Texas Supreme Court
June 19, 2017
HOUSTON – Appellate and trial lawyer Jane Langdell Robinson of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, will argue before the Texas Supreme Court that patent agents advising their
 
Dallas-based Carrington Coleman Adds Patent Law, Estate Planning Attorneys
June 8, 2017
DALLAS – Intellectual property attorney Seth Horwitz and estate planning and probate attorney Catherine Bright Haws have joined the Dallas office of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, as Of Counsel.
 
Shackelford Bowen McKinley & Norton Attorney John Shackelford Interviewed in Law360
June 23, 2016
Texas Housing Bias Row May Affect Developer Building Plans Published June 15, 2016 “For developers, it’s going to give us guidance,” John Shackelford of Shackelford Bowen McKinley & Norton LLP said of
 
Dallas Trial Attorney Frank Branson Quoted in USA TODAY
June 23, 2016
Disney's liability, prior knowledge questioned Disney's liability, prior knowledge questioned Disney's liability, prior knowledge questioned June 19, 2016 “If they have a knowledge of (alligators’ presence),
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney Michael McCabe Wins Defamation Case at Supreme Court of Texas
June 22, 2016
Dallas Lawyer Convinces Supreme Court to Toss Defamation Case with Shocking Allegation Published June 20, 2016 "When a private individual sues a media defendant over a report of an official proceeding of public concern, the
 
Noted Houston Attorney James Edward Maloney Launches New Trial Firm
June 22, 2016
HOUSTON – Longtime Houston trial lawyer James Edward “Jim” Maloney has established his own law office to represent businesses and individuals seeking successful resolutions of commercial disputes through
 
Lanier Law Firm Attorney Discusses PGA Tour Caddies’ Lawsuit with CNBC
June 16, 2016
Caddies file appeal in $50 million lawsuit against PGA Tour Published June 16, 2017 "When the world's leading sports network says the PGA Tour treats caddies like 'outside dogs,' then you know there is a problem," said
 
Attorney Randy Gordon of Gardere Wynne Sewell Authors Law360 Article
June 16, 2016
The Bayer-Monsanto Deal Through An Antitrust Lens Published June, 13, 2016 Antitrust laws in the United States arose in the late 19th century against, on the one hand, a backdrop of commerce dominated by monopolistic trusts
 
Gardere Partner Michelle Schulz Named Co-Chair of Firm’s International Practice
June 16, 2016
DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Michelle Schulz has been named co-chair of the Firm’s international practice, effective immediately. She will lead the group alongside
 
Professional Golf Caddies File Appeal in California PGA Tour Lawsuit
June 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys representing 168 professional golf caddies in California federal court have filed an appeal seeking to overturn a ruling that dismissed the caddies’ claims against the PGA Tour Inc. for
 
AZA Attorney Jane Langdell Robinson Quoted in Houston Chronicle Article
June 16, 2016
Outhouse trademark dispute hits the fan Published June 15, 2016 Texas Outhouse v. Texas Waste is not the first tussle over the use of the Lone Star in company logos, said Jane Langdell Robinson, who handles copyright issues
 
Dallas’ Skiermont Derby Named One of Nation’s Top Patent Litigation Firms
June 16, 2016
DALLAS / LOS ANGELES – Skiermont Derby LLP has been named to the IAM Patent 1000 list, which ranks the Dallas-based boutique as one of the top 10 patent litigation firms in Texas. The 14-lawyer firm with offices in
 
Bankruptcy Trustee Dismisses Case After Expert Fails On Cross Examination
June 16, 2016
HOUSTON – The trustee for a bankrupt company decided to drop his lawsuit after watching his expert witness cross examined by an attorney from Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.(AZA), clearing
 
KDFW FOX 4 Interviews Attorney Barry Sorrels About Grand Jury Procedures
June 14, 2016
District Attorney to re-submit Fort Worth Shooting suspect to different grand jury Published June 9, 2016 “It’s a matter of policy rather than law, and it’s unusual, but it does happen,” explained
 
Chesapeake Lawyer Joining Lanier Law Firm Featured in Texas Lawyer
June 14, 2016
In-House Lawyer Who Hired W. Mark Lanier Joins His Firm Published June 9, 2016 After working with Houston trial lawyer W. Mark Lanier and his firm on trade secrets litigation for Chesapeake Energy Corp., high-ranking,
 
Houston’s Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler Earns National Ranking in Chambers USA
June 14, 2016
HOUSTON – The Houston-based oil and natural gas pipeline law firm Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC has earned selection among the top firms nationally for its oil and gas regulatory and litigation work in the prestigious
 
Godwin PC Attorney Robert McGuire Speaks to US News & World Report
June 13, 2016
4 Tips to Be a Better Executor "You're not really representing yourself as an executor," McGuire says. "You're really representing other heirs most likely, or you also have some duty to creditors." Read the entire article
 
Inside Counsel Quotes Houston-based Attorney Tom Fox
June 13, 2016
SEC agrees to non-prosecution agreements in two cases involving alleged bribes to Chinese officials Published June 10, 2016 “It is absolutely essential that both Nortek and Akamai Technologies reported the issues
 
Truck Wreck Attorney Steve Laird Discusses Roadcheck 2016 with KTVT CBS 11
June 13, 2016
Crackdown On Truck Inspections Keeps Offenders Off Roads Published June 9, 2016 “They may have bad brakes, they may have bad tires, they may have bad couplings,” said Steve Laird, an attorney who focuses on
 
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton Lawyer Named Among Nashville’s Best
June 13, 2016
NASHVILLE – Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, is proud to announce that firm attorney Lauren Kilgore has earned a spot on the 2016 Best of the Bar list published by the Nashville Business Journal. Ms.
 
Law360 Talks to Deans & Lyons About Houston Expansion
June 10, 2016
Deans & Lyons Expands To Houston With Addition Of 5 Attys Published June 8, 2016 Dallas-based Deans & Lyons LLP is adding a team of five trial attorneys from the Houston offices of Beirne Maynard & Parsons LLP
 
Dallas Internet Attorney Kenton Hutcherson Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article
June 10, 2016
Louisiana Bill Prevents Wi-Fi Hotspot Blocking Published June 3, 2016 “The FCC has a lot on its plate,” Hutcherson said. “So while the FCC can say this is illegal, it’s hard to get them to
 
Lanier Law Firm Adds Corporate Attorney Reagan Bradford in Houston
June 9, 2016
HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm has added experienced corporate and litigation attorney Reagan E. Bradford as a member of the firm’s commercial litigation team in Houston to represent clients from a variety of
 
Dallas-based Trial Law Firm Deans & Lyons Expands to Houston
June 8, 2016
DALLAS – Noted Dallas-based trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, is expanding its Texas footprint with the addition of five prominent trial attorneys in the firm’s newly opened Houston office at 1001 Fannin
 
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Hires Media Relations Strategist, Former Broadcast Journalist in Dallas
June 2, 2016
DALLAS and HOUSTON – The Texas-based legal public relations and marketing firm Androvett Legal Media & Marketing has added experienced broadcast journalist Sophia Reza as a Legal Media Consultant in the
 
Gardere’s Carrie Hoffman Authors Article in Law360 on Employer Pregnancy
June 2, 2016
Airline Pilots Highlight Employer Pregnancy Obligations Published May 27, 2016 Gardere attorney Carrie Hoffman writes, "Four female pilots along with the Americans Civil Liberties Union filed charges asserting that Frontier
 
Caldwell Cassady & Curry’s Brad Caldwell Named Intellectual Property Trailblazer
June 2, 2016
DALLAS – Accomplished Dallas attorney Brad Caldwell of Caldwell Cassady & Curry is being recognized as one of the top intellectual property attorneys in the United States on the second annual Intellectual Property
 
Criminal Defense Attorney Barry Sorrels Quoted in ESPN Article About Baylor Scandal
June 2, 2016
Federal agency receives Title IX complaint against Baylor June 1, 2016 "Because of the appearance of impropriety here, those cases need to be reopened by some independent law enforcement agency and taken a close look at to
 
T. John Ward of Ward, Smith & Hill Earns National Intellectual Property Honors
June 2, 2016
LONGVIEW, Texas – Former Federal Judge T. John Ward of Longview, Texas-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, is being recognized on The National Law Journal’s 2016 Intellectual Property Trailblazers list as one of
 
Christopher Hamilton of Standly Hamilton Quoted in E&E News About Water Well Explosion Case
June 1, 2016
A flash fire, third-degree burns and an investigation without end Published June 1, 2016 "The reason we're not seeing a determination is because there's really only one determination they can make," Hamilton says. "And they
 
Carrington Coleman Partner David Black Quoted in Law360 Article
June 1, 2016
4 Bad Habits All GCs Need To Break Now 4 Bad Habits All GCs Need To Break Now Published May 31, 2016 “I have seen all too often in small and large departments, GCs are used to running with a project or case from
 
23 Gardere Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Texas and Nation
June 1, 2016
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes 23 Gardere Attorneys and 9 Practice Areas Published May 31, 2016 Nine practice groups and 23 individual attorneys with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have been recognized in the annual Chambers USA:
 
Philip Hilder of Hilder & Associates, P.C. Convinces Appeals Court to Reinstate Clean Air Lawsuit
June 1, 2016
5th Circ. Revives Enviros' $641M Exxon Pollution Suit Published May 27, 2016 Published May 27, 2016 5th Circ. Revives Enviros' $641M Exxon Pollution Suit Published May 27, 2016 Exxon Mobil Corp. will have to face a $641
 
International IP Guide Lists AZA Among Top Texas Patent Firms Again
June 1, 2016
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by the London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset
 
Fort Worth Attorney Authors Fort Worth Star-Telegram Commentary on International Roadcheck 2016
May 31, 2016
Danger looms in annual road safety blitz Published May 27, 2016 One of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road is coming next week, although a majority of drivers will never realize the risks because they
 
Chambers USA Ranks AZA Again Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms
May 27, 2016
HOUSTON – Houston trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, once again is being recognized as one of Texas’ top commercial litigation firms after earning a spot in the
 
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes 23 Gardere Attorneys and 9 Practice Areas
May 27, 2016
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that the Firm has once again maintained strong standings in the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with nine
 
Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Nicole Knox Comments on Betterman v. Montana Decision in Law360
May 26, 2016
Attorney’s React To High Court’s Speedy Trial Ruling Published May 19, 2016 "While the result in this case is fundamentally unfair and contrary to basic American liberties and freedoms, the Supreme Court’s
 
Texas Lawbook Covers Carrolton’s TransData Patent Infringement Lawsuits
May 26, 2016
TransData Poses Billion-Dollar Issue for Itron, Landis+Gyr Published May 24, 2016 TransData Poses Billion-Dollar Issue for Itron, Landis+Gyr Two trials in East Texas later this year will go a long way in determining whether
 
Dallas Insurance Coverage Attorney Mark Ticer Quoted in the ABA Journal
May 26, 2016
Barratry suit says law firm collaborates with contractors to target homeowners with storm damage Published May 20, 2016 “This is a very real and deceitful scheme that is carried out in this state every day by those
 
AZA Attorney Tim Shelby Represents Apache Corp. in Lawsuit Against Former Executive
May 25, 2016
Apache Sues Former Exec for Stealing Trade Secrets Published May 24, 2016 The former head of Apache Corp.’s Egyptian operations misappropriated sensitive trade secrets earlier this year when he left the Houston oil
 
Verdict Won by Law Offices of Frank L. Branson Among Year’s Largest in Texas
May 25, 2016
DALLAS – A $43 million verdict achieved by The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson of Dallas over a partnership dispute involving a West Texas mineral rights leasing deal is ranked as the fourth-largest jury award in Texas
 
Texas Lawyer Names Kyle Farrar of Farrar & Ball “Appellate Lawyer of the Week”
May 24, 2016
Kyle Farrar Named ‘Appellate Lawyer of the Week’ Following Important Medical Product Liability Ruling Published May 23, 2016 David Carlson was allegedly burned so badly by an infrared medical treatment device
 
The Monitor Speaks to Dallas Attorney Frank Branson about Possible Liabilities in Laredo Bus Crash
May 24, 2016
Casino could be held liable in deadly bus crash Published May 17, 2016 Earlier this month Frank Branson, a Dallas attorney who specializes in high-stakes personal injury cases, won an $11 million lawsuit against the Choctaw
 
Chairman and CEO of Godwin PC Donald E. Godwin profiled in Law360
May 24, 2016
Trial Pros: Godwin's Donald Godwin Published May 23, 2016 Successful trial attorney Donald E. Godwin talks to Law360 about his most interesting trial, his trial experience, and his advice to lawyers on the eve of their
 
Gardere Client NextSeed First National Funding Portal Approved Under New Crowdfunding Regulations
May 23, 2016
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Firm client NextSeed US LLC is the first online funding portal to be approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory
 
KDFW FOX 4 Quotes Dallas Attorney Frank Branson on Honda Airbag Lawsuit
May 18, 2016
Arlington family sues Honda after airbag seriously injures daughter Published May 18, 2016 Dallas attorney Frank Branson provides perspective on a lawsuit regarding faulty airbags. “Part of the problem is an auto
 
Criminal Defense Attorney Barry Sorrels of Sorrels Udashen Anton Quoted in Fort Worth Star-Telegram
May 17, 2016
Why Odor vs. Bautista wasn't a crime Published May 16, 2016 Criminal defense attorney Barry Sorrels discusses why Texas Rangers Rougned Odor was within his rights as a player during the fight with Blue Jays Jose
 
Texas Homeowners File Class-Action Lawsuit over Property Damage Insurance Scam
May 17, 2016
DALLAS – Thousands of Texas homeowners who have been victimized by severe weather may also be victims of a wide-ranging conspiracy involving door-to-door solicitors, public insurance adjusters and attorneys, according
 
Dentists File Class-Action Lawsuit Against 3M over Faulty Dental Crowns
May 17, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS – Dentists from Georgia and Texas have filed a proposed class- action lawsuit in Minnesota federal court against Minneapolis-based 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), claiming that the company’s Lava Ultimate dental
 
Elsa Manzanares of the Law Firm Gardere Wynne Sewell Quoted in a Chief Executive Article on Companies in Cuba
May 13, 2016
Cuba: American Boards Must Assess the Benefits for Both the Short-and Long-Term Published May 13, 2016 In fact, companies “should conduct a full risk-based legal analysis before embarking on any transaction involving
 
Dallas Attorney Frank Branson Talks to Fort Worth Star-Telegram about Verdict in Choctaw Casino Bus Crash
May 13, 2016
Dallas jury orders Choctaw Nation to pay $11 million in 2013 casino bus crash Dallas jury orders Choctaw Nation to pay $11 million in 2013 casino bus crash Dallas jury orders Choctaw Nation to pay $11 million in 2013 casino
 
Deans & Lyons Founding Partner Gregory Deans Profiled in Law360
May 12, 2016
Trial Pros: Deans & Lyons' Gregory Deans Published May 11, 2016 Law360 profiles Gregory Deans of Deans & Lyons LLP on his trial experience, preparation routine and his advice to first-time trial lawyers: Trial
 
ExxonMobil Settles Negligence Lawsuits Over Deadly Texas Refinery Blast
May 12, 2016
BEAUMONT – More than three years after a deadly explosion at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery, ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) has settled negligence lawsuits filed by the parents of two workers who were killed and six
 
Gardere Welcomes Litigator Sean Whyte to Dallas Office
May 10, 2016
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome accomplished litigator Sean M. Whyte as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. He joins the Firm from Alston & Bird, where he has practiced since 2011.
 
Law Schools at UT-Austin and University of Houston Offer First Courses on Eminent Domain Law
May 10, 2016
AUSTIN and HOUSTON – The University of Texas School of Law is offering the state’s first law school course devoted solely to eminent domain law, and the University of Houston Law Center will be starting a similar
 
Nicole Knox Recognized on D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2016 List
May 5, 2016
DALLAS ― Criminal defense attorney Nicole Knox has been named to D Magazine’s exclusive 2016 listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for her extensive work in the courtroom and community. Ms. Knox focuses her
 
Barry Sorrels Again Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas for Criminal Defense
May 4, 2016
DALLAS – Accomplished criminal defense attorney Barry Sorrels once again has been selected among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by his peers in the legal community and the publishers of D Magazine. He first earned a place
 
Dallas Jury Returns Combined $10.9M Verdict Against Choctaw Nation in Casino Bus Death
May 2, 2016
DALLAS – A Dallas County jury returned a combined $10.9 million verdict against the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for its role in a deadly 2013 crash of a charter bus that was carrying elderly North Texas residents to the
 
Sayles Werbner Founders Earn Dallas Legal Honors after Noteworthy Year
May 2, 2016
DALLAS – Accomplished attorneys Richard A. “Dick” Sayles and Mark S. Werbner of Sayles Werbner recently notched their eighth consecutive selections to D Magazine’s prestigious list of the Best Lawyers
 
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