Houston lawyer Richard N. Laminack uses words such as “silly” and “ridiculous and not true” to respond to allegations contained in a Texas state court suit that describes him as a “sexual predator” who participated in an effort to defraud fen-phen clients by overcharging them for expenses.

Laminack denies the allegations in the suit, filed July 25 by Angela Robinson, who formerly worked for Laminack at two Houston plaintiffs firms. Robinson is suing Laminack; his current firm, Laminack, Pirtle & Martines; and the O’Quinn Law Firm, formerly known as O’Quinn, Laminack & Pirtle. In 2006, Laminack and Thomas Pirtle left O’Quinn Laminack to form Laminack, Pirtle & Martines, and John O’Quinn renamed O’Quinn Laminack the O’Quinn Law Firm.