On July 12th, Roach Newton, LLP scored a major appellate win for the Firm’s client, BP Lower 48, in the Beaumont Court of Appeals, when that court reversed and rendered judgment for BP after the trial court awarded title to a valuable oil and gas property to plaintiffs in a declaratory judgment. Yet another excellent […]

At its annual meeting on June 28, 2018, the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas re-elected Bob Cunningham to the governing Council for a third 2-year term, running from June 2018 to June 2020. Bob has served on the Council since 2014.

On June 15, 2018, Randy Roach joined Houston Appellate Court Justice Bill Boyce and Fifth Circuit Judge Stephen Higginson at the University of Texas 28th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals seminar and presented “Improving Oral Argument from the Perspective of Practitioners and Judges.” To view the video series click here

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 […]

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