The unprecedented settlement between an affiliate of ExxonMobil and the Canadian government ends a 16-year dispute. The winning team included Houston lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Brian Robison and two associates in the Dallas office of Gibson Dunn played significant roles representing Deutsche Telekom, the German parent company of T-Mobile, in its defeat of antitrust charges. The suit, brought by 13 states and the District of Columbia, is related to the telecom giant’s $27 billion merger with Sprint. In an exclusive interview, Robison talked with The Texas Lawbook about his team’s intense role in the litigation.
Dallas trial lawyer Ladd Sanger represented the families of two men who died in an “experimental” single-engine aircraft that the pilot had built from a kit that can be ordered online. Coppell-based Superior Air Parts agreed to pay $5 million and recall the defective product.
A federal jury in Sherman has delivered a take-nothing defense verdict for domain name company Sea Wasp LLC, which had been sued by one of its customers.
Mike Bolsinger, a former McKinney High School baseball star, is suing the Houston Astros claiming that the team’s sign stealing scheme destroyed his career as a major league pitcher. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Bolsinger, a resident of Carrollton, to the minor leagues after he gave up four runs in a single inning in 2017 against the Astros.
Dallas-based Simon Greenstone Panatier and partner Chris Panatier are taking on Johnson & Johnson claiming that the pharmaceutical giant has asbestos in its baby powder that has caused some users to develop a rare and deadly type of cancer. On Thursday, Panatier scored a $750 million verdict against J&J. It was the firm’s third jury win against J&J in two years. They have 14 more trials set for this year.
The issue stems from a public statement Southwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven made last February.
A Dallas state court ruled Friday that a former University of Texas football player’s lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association will remain in Dallas despite the NCAA’s efforts to move the case to Travis County.
“Meet me at the mall, it’s goin’ down,” has a whole new meaning beyond the lyrics in a 2006 hip-hop single after a jury found a real estate developer defrauded an investor in order to buy a Houston mall. Natalie Posgate details the story, which actually involved them meeting at the mall.
It took a Houston jury only 30 minutes to decide last month that the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam hadn’t defrauded a member of its own church. But not even a quick verdict can resolve the ongoing dispute over what happened to $2.3 million and who gets to call itself “UBCV.” Natalie Posgate sorts it out.