Case Studies

If you would like to know more about the knowledge and expertise of our attorneys, the areas of law we’re proficient in, or the wide range of cases we’ve taken on, trust us, we’re more than happy to talk about it. Meanwhile, we have curated a selection of our work to show you what we have accomplished and how it has benefited our clients.  These examples will illustrate the skills we bring to the table and give you a taste of how we can help you.

  • Defended real estate developer against multiple suits in Alabama and Texas by lenders and bondholders seeking to recover a substantial amount related to a 230-acre mixed-use real estate development in Spanish Fort, Alabama, resulting in a settlement under which the developer retained ownership, free and clear, of the retail portion of the development, including approximately 200 acres of land.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international soft-drink company in breach-of-contract suit against the owner of a distributor, after first prevailing in an interlocutory appeal on choice-of-law issues. Winspear v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., 2014 WL 2396142 (Tex. App.—Dallas, April 9, 2014).
  • Represented a Texas-based exploration and production company that specialized in underbalanced horizontal drilling techniques against tortious interference and related allegations made by a Pennsylvania-based company, which ultimately resulted in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing all claims against the company.
  • Represented owner in litigation related to design and construction defects at utilities plant, which involved, among other things, analyzing potential warranty and contract claims, working with owner and consulting experts to determine causes of failure, and preserving evidence for litigation.
  • Conducted pre-suit investigations for government agency into potential violations of fiduciary obligations by officers and directors of financial institutions and their outside professionals and recommended filing suit as appropriate.
  • Obtained take-nothing judgment on behalf of financial client in a two-week trial concerning a lease repudiation.
  • Co-chaired product liability suit in MDL proceeding.
  • Successfully represented parties in dozens of trials, evidentiary hearings and requests for extraordinary relief, including TRO’s and temporary injunction trials, in state and federal courts across Texas.
  • Counsel for the plaintiff in Vizant Technologies, LLC v. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, Cause No. DC-15-00368 (191st Judicial Dist., Dallas Cty., Tex. 2017).  The case involves breach of contract claims against the Airport Board and raises issues regarding governmental immunity.  The court recently denied a plea to the jurisdiction based on immunity.  That order is currently on appeal.  
  • Counsel for the plaintiff in State of New York ex rel. Leonard Campagna v. POST Integrations, Inc., Index No. 100516/14 (N.Y. Supr. Court).  The case involves claims by a Relator on behalf of the State and City of New York under the New York False Claims Act alleging that the defendants failed to register to do business and pay taxes to the State and City of New York.  The case raises complicated tax and nexus issues.
  • Counsel for the defendant in Highland Credit Opportunities CDO, L.P. v. UBS AG, No. 10-16004 (192d Dist. Ct., Dallas Cty., Tex. 2012).  The case involved a breach of contract claim in connection with a distressed debt trade. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendant on most claims, leaving only a breach of contract claim to be determined at trial. Following the trial, the court entered a complete judgment in favor of the client on the remaining claim.  
  • Counsel for a hospital system in several confidential arbitration matters from 2007 to 2012 involving disputes over payment of healthcare claims. The arbitrations resulted in significant monetary judgments in favor of the client.
  • Counsel for a healthcare insurance defendant in In re Managed Care Litigation, 430 F. Supp. 2d 1336 (S.D. Fla. 2007).  The case involved claims against healthcare insurance companies with respect to billing and prompt payment practices.  The federal court ultimately granted summary judgment in favor of the client.
  • Counsel for an underwriter in Ryan v. Flowserve, 245 F.R.D. 560, 577. (N .D. Tex. 2007).  The case involved claims under Section 11 of the Securities Act and raised issues regarding loss causation.  The court granted summary judgment in favor of the client.
  • Defense jury verdict in federal court for power generation company against employee alleging racial harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
  • Take nothing arbitration award on behalf of publicly traded energy company against former General Counsel alleging breach of contract.
  • Federal Court summary judgment on behalf of Fortune 500 oil company against former employee alleging gender discrimination and retaliation.
  • Defense jury verdict in federal court for national insurance company against two former employees suing for age and race discrimination.
  • Numerous successful summary judgments on behalf of ERISA disability and life insurance benefit plans, employers and insurers.
  • Successfully handled numerous appellate matters in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Texas intermediate appellate courts.
  • Took over representation for client whose divorce had been pending for a year without settlement and brought case to conclusion within two months.
  • After Child Protective Services opened an investigation against parents for abuse resulting from their serious drug and alcohol addiction, successfully represented aunt in obtaining custody of children as an alternative to foster care.