Winning Key Pre-trial Legal Rulings.

In May and June 2018, Randy Roach and Danny Davis appeared as appellate counsel at trial to assist lead trial counsel John Zavitsanos in a suit by the world’s largest oilfield services company seeking over $400 million from a oilfield drilling company in connection with claims for breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and […]

Bob Cunningham served as co-director and presiding officer of the 2018 South Texas / Rio Grande Valley seminar “Insurance Law for Trial Lawyer and General Practitioners” in Brownsville, Texas, sponsored by the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas on February 16, 2018. He also presented on the topic of “New Life for […]

On February 6, 2018, the current and former owners of a small family data collection firm accused of corruption and conspiring to defraud the taxpayers of Hidalgo County out of millions of dollars during the reconstruction of 22 miles of levees with new border fencing along the Rio Grande River were exonerated. Just days after […]

On November 9, 2017, Randy Roach and former Appellate Court Justice Sharon McCally presented “Lessons Learned about Oral Argument from Teaching and Judging” to the Houston Bar Appellate Section.

On September 29, 2017, the Fifth Circuit unanimously reversed and rendered a $663 million judgment – reportedly the largest ever in a False Claims Act case – against Trinity Industries. United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Indus. Inc., 872 F.3d 645 (5th Cir. 2017). In this lawsuit, tried in the Eastern District of Texas, legal […]

Randy Roach was a panelist for the course entitled “Strategic Insurance Considerations for Corporate Policyholders” at the 14th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course. To obtain a copy of the publication, please click here.

Victory: $41 million verdict

On May 12, 2017, the jury awarded a verdict for approximately $41 million in Prime Natural Resources, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London, No. 2015-51137, In the 129th District Court of Harris County, Texas. The firm appeared as appellate counsel at trial to assist lead trial attorney John Zavitsanos of AZA in a suit arising from an […]

Bob Cunningham published an article entitled “McGinnis v. Phoenix Insurance Co.: Just What is the Texas Supreme Court Thinking” in the Fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Texas Insurance Law, the official publication of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. To obtain a copy of the article, click here.

Successful En Banc Rehearing in Fifth Circuit.

On March 24th, 2016, Randy Roach and Manuel Lopez successfully sought En Banc rehearing in the Fifth Circuit federal court of appeals on behalf of Stryker Corp. seeking to overturn an adverse panel opinion on an important removal jurisdiction issue. After briefing and oral argument by our lawyers, the En Banc court of appeals then […]

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