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Press Releases from Androvett Legal Media (17 total)

Houston Attorney Named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in 3M Bair Hugger Sur …

Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball helping lead more than 100 federal MDL cases nationwide 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 & Ball LLP has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) for more than 100 related lawsuits consolidated in Minneapolis federal court. Found in hospital

Two More College Softball Teammates Sue Over Deadly Oklahoma Crash

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson now represents three victims of 18-wheeler wreck DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas has filed negligence lawsuits on behalf of two members of the North Central Texas College (NCTC) softball team who were seriously injured when a distracted commercial truck driver collided with a team van last month in Oklahoma. Four students were killed, and several injured. NCTC student athletes

Fossil Gate Farms’ Stallion FG Ambassador Wins Top Honor at National Halter Ch …

World-class North Texas horse farm adds another prestigious title ARGYLE, Texas – Fossil Gate Farms is proud to announce that FG Ambassador has won the top National Championship honor for 2-year-old stallions at the recent National Halter Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. FG Ambassador was sired by Fossil Gate’s Im Tee Totally Cool, and his dam is RS Skip Clue. The stunning colt is full brother to FG Versace, a Fossil Gate

Heygood, Orr & Pearson Obtains $1.25 Million Table Saw Injury Verdict

DALLAS – Dallas-based Heygood, Orr & Pearson has won a $1.25 million jury verdict in Chicago federal court on behalf of an Illinois man who was severely injured while using a defective Ryobi table saw. The case is one of hundreds of similar injury cases being litigated by Heygood, Orr & Pearson involving defective table saws. In this case, 30-year-old Brandon Stollings lost his index finger and parts of two

Munck Wilson Mandala Congratulates Friends and Clients Recognized as Finalists, …

EY awards gala for the Southwest Region brings out the best of the best 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 Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and

Dallas Attorneys William Chamblee, Jeffrey Ryan Earn Places on the 2011 Texas Su …

DALLAS – William H. Chamblee and Jeffrey W. Ryan of Dallas-based Chamblee Ryan Kershaw & Anderson PC have earned places on the prestigious 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list. The names of Mr. Chamblee and Mr. Ryan will appear in the October issue of Texas Monthly, which publishes the Super Lawyers list each fall. Mr. Chamblee’s tireless efforts in general litigation landed his name on the Super Lawyers list. The Texas Super

White Bluff Owners Sue Developer Over Use of Property Owner Fees

DALLAS – More than 450 property owners at the White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney, Texas, have filed lawsuits against development owner Double Diamond-Delaware Inc. based on claims that the company collected millions in fraudulent property owners association fees. The lawsuits filed in state district courts in both Dallas and Hidalgo counties target Dallas-based Double Diamond, its CEO and president R. Michael Ward of Highland Park, Texas, who owns over 90

Wrongly Convicted Man Sues Texas Comptroller Over Denied Payments

Johnnie Lindsey says comptroller is inconsistently applying law AUSTIN, Texas – Johnnie Lindsey, a wrongly convicted Dallas man once featured on the Discovery Channel’s reality series “Dallas DNA,” has filed a lawsuit against Texas Comptroller Susan Combs for failing to consistently follow the law when determining compensation for exonerees. In the Monday filing at the Supreme Court of Texas, Mr. Lindsey claims the comptroller is ignoring a Supreme Court opinion issued in

Texas Comptroller Lobbied to Deny Payment for Wrongly Convicted Man

Attorneys for Billy Frederick Allen: Comptroller continues to block payment after lawmakers rejected lobbying attempt AUSTIN – Attorneys for a wrongly convicted Dallas man who spent 26 years in prison have filed court documents charging that Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office unsuccessfully lobbied the Legislature to create a technicality within the Tim Cole Act of 2011 in an effort to block the man from receiving compensation for the years he spent

McKool Smith Moves to New DC Office

McKool Smith, one of America’s leading trial firms, has relocated its Washington, DC office to 1999 K Street, an environmentally sustainable, state-of-the-art building designed by Helmut Jahn. “We’re excited about the move,” said Mike McKool, co-founder and Chairman of the firm. “Our DC office houses the firm’s expanding ITC litigation practice. We have an outstanding group of litigators in DC who are dedicated to serving our clients’ needs as the ITC

Mark Werbner Named Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

DALLAS – Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark S. Werbner of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner has been named as the 2011 recipient of the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year award. Werbner will receive the award during the DBA’s annual Bench Bar Conference in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, in September. The prestigious award is presented annually to a DBA member who best exemplifies the noble principles of the legal profession and who has

Texas Center for Legal Ethics Names 2011 Pope Awards Recipients

AUSTIN – The Texas Center for Legal Ethics is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Chief Justice Jack Pope Awards: Federal Judge Will Garwood and Austin attorney William Hilgers. The Pope Awards are given each year to one judge and one lawyer who epitomize the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. The awards honor one of the founders of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, former Chief

Texas Center for Legal Ethics Launches Redesigned Website

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE) has redesigned its website to make accessing the organization’s resources and training a more intuitive and user friendly experience. The refurbished website, located at http://www.legalethicstexas.com, is part of a revamp of TCLE’s online assets, including the creation of the organization’s first blog, “On the Merits,” and the launch of several new online educational courses. “At the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, we

Heygood, Orr & Pearson: Los Angeles Court Orders Watson Pharmaceuticals To Produ …

LOS ANGELES – Attorneys from Dallas’ Heygood, Orr & Pearson are announcing a Los Angeles Superior Court ruling that will require executives from Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: WPI) and its subsidiary companies to testify under oath and produce key documents as part of a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old woman who died while using the company’s fentanyl patch. LOS ANGELES – Attorneys from Dallas’ Heygood, Orr & Pearson are

Dallas’ Heygood, Orr & Pearson Representing Investors in Class-Action Lawsuit …

DALLAS – Attorneys from Dallas’ Heygood, Orr & Pearson have filed a class-action lawsuit in Dallas County on behalf of investors who claim Waco-based Life Partners Inc. is wrongfully withholding thousands of dollars investors paid in order to purchase so-called “life settlement” policies. Life Partners purchases life insurance policies from policyholders for the purpose of selling interests in those policies to groups of investors. Policyholders receive an immediate, but reduced, payment

Texas Insurance Case Brings Broad Implications for Insurers, Consumers

AUSTIN, Texas - A case currently pending before the Supreme Court of Texas could dramatically change the Texas insurance market, says attorney Don D. Martinson, counsel to Universal Underwriters of Texas Insurance Company, one of the parties in the case. Mr. Martinson, a name partner in Dallas-based Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin P.C., argued the case, In re Universal Underwriters of Texas Insurance Company, No. 10-0238, on Wednesday, December

Insurance Executives, Attorneys Preparing for 9th Annual Texas Legal Update Host …

DALLAS – Top executives and risk managers from some of the world’s leading insurance companies are joining local government officials and in-house corporate attorneys for the highly anticipated 9th Annual Texas Legal Update presented by the Dallas law firm of Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin. The free annual seminar is being held on Nov. 18, 2010, at the Addison Conference Center, which is hosting the event for the first time