A state district judge has sanctioned William Brewer III after determining the prominent Dallas attorney engaged in an abusive litigation tactic by commissioning a pre-trial telephone survey meant to improperly influence a Lubbock County jury pool in a wrongful death case.

In the sanctions ruling, 72nd District Court Judge Ruben Reyes found that Brewer was responsible for conducting a poll over issues in Ken Teel v. Titeflex, a case in which Brewer was defending Titeflex, a company accused of manufacturing faulty flexible gas tubing that allegedly caused a deadly house fire.

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