Monday, May 13, 2013
The focus of lawsuits stemming from the April 17 explosion at the West fertilizer plant may change, after news that Adair Grain Inc., doing business as West Fertilizer Co., holds only a $1 million liability insurance policy.
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Monday, March 4, 2013
More and more businesses are treating data security as one of their most important business risks, and a growing number of insurance companies are offering policies to help businesses prevent and respond to data breaches and attacks.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
In an Oct. 15 unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court ruling that upheld an insurance company's right to select defense counsel to represent Houston-based Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee in a legal malpractice suit. The insurer does not need to reimburse Coats Rose for the legal fees it paid to counsel the firm selected, the appeals court affirmed.
Monday, October 1, 2012
In his first solo trial, lawyer Chris Leavitt recently won $261,724.51 for his client Caribbean United Church. But it's a question jurors asked the Houston trial judge during deliberations that especially pleases Leavitt: Could they award the plaintiff more damages than it had sought?
Monday, July 30, 2012
The first piece of litigation Daniel Pipitone handled as a young associate in 1982 was a federal Jones Act suit for King Fisher Marine Service Inc. of Port Lavaca. Thirty years later, Pipitone still represents the company, now the Orion Marine Construction subsidiary of Houston-based Orion Marine Group.