Representative Cases

Negligence & Wrongful Death:

  • Defense of security company from claims involving the drowning death of a child at a community pool.

    Results: Settlement - Dismissal of claims against client for the payment of a nuisance amount of money.

  • Defense of a oil company from claims involving an explosion and death of a worker.

    Results: Settlement – Dismissal of claims against client for payment of an undisclosed amount of money.

Business & Intellectual Property:

  • Prosecution of claims on behalf of Plaintiff involving a breach of a License Agreement involving royalties from a patent relating to the funding process for pre-paid debit cards.

    Result: Jury Trial - Client awarded in excess of $18,000,000 against the Defendant.

Negligence/Construction & Products Liability:

  • Defense of a subcontractor in a construction defect case involving a mass transportation facility with claimed damages exceeding $6,000,000.

    Result: Summary Judgment - Client was dismissed from the lawsuit after summary judgment proceedings on the issues of the economic loss rule and the express negligence test.

  • Defense of a subcontractor in a construction defect case involving water intrusion in an apartment complex with claimed damages exceeding $11,000,000.

    Result: Summary Judgment – Client was dismissed from the lawsuit after summary judgment proceedings on the issues of negligence and breach of warranty.

  • Defense of a manufacturer of bathtubs in construction defect claim involving an apartment complex.

    Result: Settlement – Dismissal of claims without payment of money in settlement.

  • Defense of subcontractor in a construction defect/products liability case involving the explosion of a propane tank at an apartment complex resulting in serious bodily injury with claimed damages exceeding $2,000,000.

    Result: Settlement – An undisclosed amount of money was paid for a full release of claims.

  • Defense of a supplier of materials in a construction defect case involving an apartment complex.

    Result: Settlement – Client was dismissed from the lawsuit without the payment of money.

  • Defense of subcontractor (security alarm installer) in a residential construction defect/water intrusion case.

    Result: Client was dismissed from lawsuit after the conclusion of the Plaintiff's deposition.

Negligence, DTPA & Employment:

  • Defense of a nightclub owner whose employees were accused of sexually assaulting a patron.

    Result: Jury Trial – Jury verdict in favor of client for no negligence and no violations of the DTPA.

  • Defense of a surveying company whose employees were involved in a boating accident involving serious bodily injuries.

    Result: Settlement – Dismissal of claims against Client after payment of a nuisance amount of money.

Negligence & Dram Shop (Liquor) Liability:

  • Defense of a nightclub owner accused of over-serving a patron involved in a motorcycle accident resulting in traumatic brain injury.

    Result: Settlement – Settlement of claims for less than $50,000.

  • Defense of nightclub owner accused of over-serving a patron involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.

    Result: Settlement – A full dismissal of claims without the payment of money by client.

Fiduciary/Guardianship & Bank Liability:

  • Prosecution of claims against the former guardian for stealing approximately $900,000 from the guardianship estate of an elderly person. Prosecution of claims against various banks for negligence in releasing money to guardian.

    Result: Judgment against the former guardian for $1,000,000. Settlement with banks for approximately $900,000.

Fiduciary & Fraud:

  • Defense of attorney sued for securities fraud involving financing and development of real estate.

    Result: Federal Judge granted a Rule 12(b)(6) motion resulting in a dismissal of all claims.

  • Prosecution of claims against a mortgage broker for committing fraud in a real estate transaction.

    Result: Settlement – An undisclosed amount of money paid to our client after obtaining an awarded in excess of $130,000 against the broker.

Conversion:

  • Defense of a medical facility against claims of conversion of jewlery during a medical procedure.

    Result: Settlement – Dismissal of claims against Client for the payment of a nuisance amount of money.

Business: Commercial Leases & Fraud:

  • Prosecution of claims on behalf of nightclub owner (Tenant) involving a commercial lease dispute with property owner (Landlord).

    Result: Settlement – An undisclosed amount of money paid to our client on the first day of the jury trial.

Employment & Intellectual Property:

  • Prosecution of claims on behalf of Plaintiff involving a theft of trade secrets and violation of non-competition agreements relating to geophysical resistivity technology.

    Result: Settlement - Client received a full assignment of all domestic & international patent rights from Defendants and a permanent injunction against Defendants from engaging in competition in 9 countries, for multiple years.