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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The National Football League and the Atlanta Falcons are suing nine former Falcons players to force them to litigate workers' compensation cases in Georgia rather than in California, where dozens of current and former NFL players have sought compensation for injuries sustained from playing football. The suit appears to be part of a broader fight between the league and the players over how and whether current and former players should be compensated for injuries incurred on the playing field.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently in a case involving a discovery dispute that raises a question about the attorney-client privilege in workers' compensation cases. At issue in the mandamus proceeding is whether the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between an insurer, its lawyer and an employer that purchased workers' comp insurance. Houston solo Alan Daughtry represents the real party in interest.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Careerist interviews William Urquhart, one of the founders of litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Not only is his firm extremely profitable, but lawyers there take casual dress to the extreme.
Monday, July 11, 2011
A federal judge in Dallas has awarded attorneys' fees and issued a remand order, in part because factual allegations in an affidavit were mischaracterized and "unfavorable authority" was not disclosed by a defendant. Joe Longley, who represents the plaintiff in federal court, was awarded $10,000 in attorney's fees.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Usually when a plaintiff loses a worker's compensation claim before an administrative hearing officer, the litigation is over. That would have been the case for Terrica Barnes if not for the work of her lawyer. He convinced Houston's 1st Court of Appeals that Barnes' wrongful-death suit alleging gross negligence was not barred by res judicata and collateral estoppel, even though a Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) hearing officer already had denied her worker's comp claim.