Litigator of the Week

Vuk Vujasinovic, VB Attorneys, Houston.

Baylor Football Stadium Project Drowning Leads to $19M for Ironworker's Family

By Miriam Rozen |

The family of an ironworker who drowned in 2014 won a more than $19 million final judgment, based on a jury verdict against Austin Bridge & Road, a subcontractor that helped erect a football stadium project for Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Doctor's Homemade Model of Male Anatomy Helps Her Prevail in Negligence Case

By Miriam Rozen |

Marc Calvert remembers when he recognized that his client, family physician Lilette Daumas, would have the stamina to defend herself successfully against a negligence claim at a trial.

Kenneth Soh, Kirkland Soh LLP

Strategy in $1.45M Med Mal Verdict Involved Plaintiff's Daughter Testifying as an Expert

By Miriam Rozen |

Even though he expects the $1.45 million jury verdict he won this month for his clients to be slashed in a final judgment to about $275,000 because of statutory caps, Kenneth Soh expresses no regrets about trying a medical malpractice case in Texas.

Crossfit Muscles Through With Defense Win

By Miriam Rozen |

After a one-week trial and several hours of deliberations, Crossfit Inc. and a Houston affiliate won a 10-2 take-nothing verdict against a plaintiff who alleged he had suffered from rhabdomyolysis, a serious syndrome due to a direct or indirect muscle injury, after a complimentary introductory workout.

Brian Butcher

Dog Bite Leads to $695K Jury Verdict

By Miriam Rozen |

In a negligence case in the 415th District Court in Parker County, a jury issued this month a $695,000 verdict against the owners of a canine that bit their neighbor.

Lawyers Win $213K in Attorney Fees Representing Dad

By Miriam Rozen |

Lewis Isaacks, a partner in Plano's Gay Mccall Isaacks Gordon & Roberts, and Emily Newhouse, a Plano solo, together represented Newhouse's father, a crop insurance representative, and his company in a dispute against the owner of an insurance company.

Tom Rhodes

Knock Out: $17.47M Verdict After Recreational Boxing Matches

By Miriam Rozen |

A removed helmet ranked as the most challenging hurdle for Tom Rhodes during a trial that concluded with a jury awarding $17.47 million to his clients, including a teen who suffered head injuries after engaging in a recreational boxing event.

Justin Strother, Strother Law Firm, Houston.

Nightclub Battle Leads to $818K Final Judgment

By Miriam Rozen |

Justin Strother helped a nightclub owner in Houston prevail on allegations that a co-owner of the nightclub did not comply with fiduciary obligations.

James Gibson

Houston Lawyer Jason Gibson Wins $53 Million Jury Verdict for Clients

The clients were family members of Angel Garcia, a 28-year-old construction worker who died while working on renovations to Texas A&M's Kyle Field.

Brad Caldwell

Apple Inc. Seeks Mistrial After $625M Jury Verdict

By Miriam Rozen |

Brad Caldwell, a principal in Dallas' Caldwell, Cassady & Curry, represents the plaintiff VirnetX, which filed against the iPhone maker. He has no illusions that the verdict, one of the largest an East Texas federal jury ever issued, will end the lengthy litigation saga between the two companies.

Donna Peavler

Target Wins Take-Nothing Verdict

By Miriam Rozen |

How many shopping carts does it take to win a take-nothing jury verdict for Target Corp.? The answer: 200,000, or about four years' worth of carts an attendant returned to a store, according to Donna Peavler.

Doug Kubehl, Baker Botts, partner, Dallas.

Baker Botts Scores $8.2M Verdict in Eastern District of Texas Patent Infringement Battle

By Miriam Rozen |

A patent infringement battle between two rival companies selling Voice over the Internet protocol (VOIP) technology has led to an $8.2 million jury verdict for Baker Botts' client GENBAND U.S.

A Bench Trial Scores $49,600 in Attorney Fees

By Miriam Rozen |

In a Jan. 12-issued final judgment, 165th District Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield in Houston awarded William Harmeyer's client, PMB Precision Medical Billing, $37,500 in damages, as well as pre-judgment interest, and $49,600 in attorney fees.

Christina Ponig Maccio

Judge Awards $1.47 Million in Attorney Fees

By Miriam Rozen |

When a judge knows how hard you've worked, let the bench decide attorney fees.

Anthony

Buzbee Wins $41 Million Verdict in Spider Bite Death Case

By Miriam Rozen |

After a six-day long trial, Tony Buzbee's client, the estate of Jose Flores, a seaman who died after being bitten by a spider while working on a vessel, won a $41 million jury verdict against the company that operated the ship.

Scott Powers c/o Baker Botts, Austin TX.

Litigator of the Week: $50M Final Judgment for Stanford Receiver

By Miriam Rozen |

For Baker Botts' Scott Powers, however, a victory against former treasury manager who worked with Stanford didn't appear assured, in part because the dollar figures at stake were so large. "You are seeking a large judgment against a defendant that obviously doesn't have the resources. That is a challenge when it comes to selling your case to the jury," Powers said.