Two Texas lawyers apparently have avoided being held in contempt of Congress, after they submitted documents on clients’ silicosis suits requested by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in February.
Kevin Schweers, spokesman for the subcommittee, says Jamshyd “Jim” Zadeh, principal in the Law Office of Jim Zadeh in Fort Worth, and John Fabry, an associate with Williams Bailey in Houston, were the only lawyers who failed to respond to letters the subcommittee sent on Feb. 17 to the managing partners at 13 firms — including seven in Texas.
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