Represented an expert witness in an effort to address and overturn a federal district court’s findings regarding the expert’s causation testimony in a securities arbitration, resulting in a Fifth Circuit appellate opinion completely vacating the adverse findings.
Prevailed in the Texas Supreme Court when the Court declined to grant an emergency mandamus petition filed by the defendant insurance company. Our clients sued the defendant insurance company in a $10 million commercial fraud lawsuit. After two years of intense discovery, we were able to establish the personal involvement of the insurance company’s CEO. After we convinced the trial judge to order the deposition of the insurance company’s CEO, the defendant argued that the CEO was protected by the Crown Central apex doctrine. The defendant insurance company immediately filed a petition for writ of mandamus with the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston. After receiving our briefing, the Court of Appeals denied the Petition for Mandamus. The insurance company appealed to the Texas Supreme Court on an emergency basis. After receiving our briefs, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in our clients’ favor and denied the petition for mandamus.
Won an appeal to the San Antonio Court of Appeals by obtaining a reversal of the trial court’s denial of our motion to dismiss our client for lack of personal jurisdiction in a suit over a crash along the United States-Mexico border involving multiple deaths and personal injuries. The Court of Appeals concluded that our client, a foreign airline, did not have minimal contacts that allowed it to be subject to Texas jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals ruled that the trial court abused its discretion and reversed and rendered, dismissing our client from Texas litigation (reported at 5 S.W. 3d 712).
Obtained a reversal of a $3.7 million judgment against a Fortune 500 utility company in the Texas Supreme Court in a case where the Court held that products liability law does not apply to cases where people contact overhead power lines (reported at 765 S.W.2d 784).
Advised a large death care company with appellate and securities issues after it lost a $500 million jury verdict.