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Press Releases from The Lanier Law Firm (24 total)

The Lanier Law Firm Joins Lawsuit Against EA Sports over ‘NCAA Football’ Vid …

Mass tort lawyer of the year joins team representing former student-athlete HOUSTON – Noted courtroom attorney Mark Lanier of the The Lanier Law Firm has joined the trial team representing former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart in a closely watched right-to-publicity lawsuit against video game publisher EA Sports. Mr. Hart is seeking compensation for the unapproved use of his likeness and physical description in a series of EA Sports’ popular “NCAA Football”

Former Houston Texans Punter Sues Over Injury Caused by Reliant Stadium Field

HOUSTON – A former punter for the National Football League’s Houston Texans has filed a state district court lawsuit against the owners and managers of Reliant Stadium based on claims that the stadium’s poor field conditions caused him to suffer a career-threatening leg injury. Brett Hartmann was the NFL’s leading rookie punter when the Texans played the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 4, 2011. In the game’s closing moments, Mr. Hartmann was

East Texas Patent Infringement Lawsuits Target Google, Yahoo!, Others Over Cloud …

SHERMAN, Texas – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a series of patent infringement lawsuits filed on behalf of Longview, Texas-based Titanide Ventures LLC against a group of companies accused of infringing patents covering cloud storage technology. The lawsuits are filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, against Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), Los Altos, Calif.-based

The Lanier Law Firm Leads National Conference on Asbestos Litigation

HOUSTON – Trial attorney Richard Meadow, who leads the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm, is serving as Co-Chair of an upcoming national conference on asbestos litigation. The law firm is one of the lead sponsors for “Trying an Asbestos Case – How to Get the ‘W’,” an informative program for the nation’s top asbestos attorneys taking place on Jan 25, 2011, at the Hub Cira Centre in Philadelphia.

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Asbestos Verdict Against John Crane Inc.

CHARLESTON, W.V. – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a liability verdict issued late yesterday in Charleston, W.V., against industrial manufacturer John Crane Inc. after jurors found that the company’s asbestos-laden products caused a retired pipefitter to contract the deadly lung disease mesothelioma. Robert L. Wood and his wife Candice were represented at trial by attorneys from the Houston and Los Angeles offices of The Lanier Law Firm and the Mt.

Federal Panel Grants Lanier Law Firm Motion For Hearing on National Coordination …

HOUSTON - A panel of seven federal judges has granted The Lanier Law Firm’s motion for a hearing to determine the national coordination of all DePuy hip device cases in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197). The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted the motion on Oct. 15, 2010, and scheduled a hearing on the DePuy hip implant litigation for Nov. 18,

The Lanier Law Firm Highlighted Among Best Law Firms in Houston

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm, one of the nation’s premier trial law firms, has been singled out by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the top law firms in Houston. The firm earned a spot on the Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Houston in the 2010 “Best Law Firms” rankings released today. The listing recognizes the top law firms in 81 practice

The Lanier Law Firm Investigating 401(k) Retirement Plan for BP Employees

NEW YORK – The Lanier Law Firm is investigating possible legal claims related to a 401(k) retirement plan for U.S. employees of energy giant BP (NYSE: BP). The law firm believes there are potential violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) by those in charge of BP’s retirement plan, which is known as the BP Employee Savings Plan (“ESP”). The Lanier Law Firm has maintained a prominent

Contingency-Fee Patent Cases Helping The Lanier Law Firm Fuel Growth in Palo Alt …

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Lanier Law Firm, a national litigation firm, is continuing to expand the firm’s operations in Palo Alto, Calif., based on a unique, contingency-fee approach to intellectual property cases where clients pay no fees up front, and the firm gets paid only if it wins. Unlike many law firms that require clients to pay costly expenses and other charges while their cases are being prepared, The

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Addition of Appellate Attorney Jack L. White

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing the continued expansion of the firm’s Houston office with the addition of appellate practitioner and former U.S. Supreme Court Clerk Jack L. White. A West Point graduate who served five years as an Army officer before graduating with honors from law school, Mr. White recently completed a prestigious term as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. In addition

The Lanier Law Firm’s Rick Meadow Recognized Among Top Attorneys in New York i …

NEW YORK – New York trial attorney Richard D. “Rick” Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm has earned recognition among the state’s top personal injury attorneys in the New York Super Lawyers list published in The New York Times Magazine. Mr. Meadow, who leads The Lanier Law Firm’s office in New York, was selected to the 2009 list based on his work in a variety of personal injury matters, including cases

Houston’s Mark Lanier Honored Among Texas’ Top 10 Attorneys

HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm has been selected by his peers as one of the Top 10 attorneys in Texas. Mr. Lanier is recognized in the annual Texas Super Lawyers list published in Texas Monthly magazine. This is the seventh consecutive year that Mr. Lanier has earned selection to the list of the state’s top attorneys, and the second time he has been

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Huge Expansion in Houston; Asbestos Expertise Grow …

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a huge expansion in Houston, including the addition of six new attorneys in the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Group and an additional 14,000 square feet of office space to help meet the increasing demand in cases involving exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances. Respected asbestos litigators M. Clay Fostel, formerly of Houston’s Heard Robins Cloud Black & Lubel, and William H. Barfield, previously

Two From The Lanier Law Firm Recognized Among Texas’ Top Young Attorneys

HOUSTON – Attorneys Angela Barmby Greenberg and Dara Grisbee Hegar, associates in the Houston office of The Lanier Law Firm, are featured in the 2009 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. This marks the fourth consecutive year Ms. Hegar has earned the distinction, and the third for Ms. Greenberg. Rising Stars selections recognize the top Texas attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger, and those

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Nintendo Over …

TYLER, Texas – Attorney W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Kyoto, Japan-based video game giant Nintendo Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary on behalf of a small Ohio technology company based on claims that Nintendo infringed the company’s patented technology to produce the popular Wii video game. The lawsuit, Motiva, LLC v. Nintendo Co., LTD, et al., No. 6:08-cv-429, was filed

Mark Lanier Recognized Among Texas' Top Attorneys

HOUSTON – Once again Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing. Additionally, Mr. Lanier received special recognition as one of the state’s Top 100 attorneys. The 2008 listing of the state’s top lawyers appears in the October issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazine. This marks the sixth consecutive year for Mr. Lanier to be

The Lanier Law Firm Opens Los Angeles Office

The Lanier Law Firm is pleased to announce the opening of its Los Angeles office. Firm founder W. Mark Lanier will head the new office, with Julie Drenner joining the firm as an associate. \"Though we have successfully represented West Coast clients out of our other offices, we felt the nationwide nature of our practice made it important to establish a permanent California presence,\" says Mr. Lanier. \"With offices on both

Mark Lanier Honored As One of Texas’ Top Ten Attorneys

HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has earned a spot among the Top 10 attorneys in Texas, as determined in a statewide survey published in the October issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines. The Top 10 ranking is in addition to Mr. Lanier’s inclusion on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list. Mr. Lanier has appeared on the prestigious list each year

Merck & Co. Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees, Costs Following VIOXX® Consumer F …

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New Jersey Superior Court judge Carol E. Higbee has ordered pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. to pay fees and costs to a group of attorneys who proved in court that Merck committed fraud by deceiving doctors about the cardiovascular risks of the popular painkiller VIOXX® and deliberately hiding information about those risks from physicians. Merck could have settled both consumer fraud claims for less than $5,000, but

Congressional Hearings Focus on FDA’s Handling of Avandia

At a June 6, 2007, congressional hearing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was questioned on its handling of the dangers associated with GlaxoSmithKline’s diabetes drug Avandia. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, accused the FDA of being to lax in monitoring the safety of Avandia. He said the FDA never completed a required post-market study of the drug, constituting “a major failure of

Attorney at The Lanier Law Firm Honored As One of Texas’ Rising Stars

HOUSTON – Dara Grisbee Hegar, an associate at The Lanier Law Firm in Houston, has earned a spot among the 2007 Texas Rising Stars. Rising Stars selections are based on nominations made by attorneys appearing on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyer list. The designation is reserved for the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice fewer than 10 years. “Dara brings exceptional legal skills

Trial Attorney Says Merck is 'Step Closer to Accountability' as VIOXX Trial Cont …

Attorney Mark Lanier: 'Merck Can't Turn a Loss Into a Win Just By Saying It's So' ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury on Friday in New Jersey Superior Court imposed a serious and strong verdict against Merck & Co., finding that the manufacturer of VIOXX(R) withheld information and made misrepresentations to doctors and to the public about the heart attack risks associated with

Mark Lanier Recognized Among America’s Top Plaintiff’s Lawyers

HOUSTON - W. Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm with offices in Houston and New York, has earned a spot among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America. This marks the second time Mr. Lanier has been honored by the publication, which selected him as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America last year. Lawdragon is a quarterly print and online publication dedicated to the legal profession.

Decades After Discovery of Asbestos Risk, Mesothelioma Still a Silent Killer

More than 30 years after the dangers of asbestos became commonly known, new cases of mesothelioma—a rare and deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure—are still being diagnosed. One reason is that mesothelioma can take up to 40 years to develop. So workers who came into contact with asbestos in the late 1960s and early 1970s may only now be starting to show symptoms. Asbestos had been used in many

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