CASE RESULTS

PRACTICE AREAS

$2,600,000,000 | Boy Scout Abuse

BOY SCOUT ABUSE: Member of the Coalition against Abuse in Scouting: Sexual molestation settlement in the amount of $2,600,000,000 (two billion, six hundred million dollars)

$1,875,000,000 | Pharmaceutical Injury

MDL Cause No. 18-0358, Texas Opioid Litigation; Master File No. 2018-63587. Counsel for City of Houston and numerous Texas counties. Currently the Chairman of the Expert Witness and Damages Committee for Texas Opioid MDL; case disposition: producing a partial settlement of $1,875,000,000 ( one billion eight hundred and seventy five million dollars)

$45,000,000 | Pharmaceutical Injury

Settlement for a group of plaintiffs who developed weight gain and diabetes while taking an anti-depressant.

$41,000,000 | Property Damages

Hayden v. Atochem North America, Inc., Elf Aquitaine, Ind., Elf Atochem North America, Inc.; C.A. No. H-92-1054; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Lead counsel for certified medical monitoring and property damages class action involving ten thousand residents in Bryan and College Station, Texas who had been exposed to arsenic emissions from the cooling towers of a pesticide manufacturing plant. In addition to substantial monetary compensation, the class received long term medical monitoring, which was one of the first  medical monitoring protocols included as an integral component of a complex toxic tort settlement. Case disposition: $41,000,000 (forty one million dollars)

$31,000,000 | Property Contamination

Elzina Avalos, et al. vs. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., Civil Action No. H-89-3487; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Co-counsel on a case that involved two Superfund sites emitting hazardous chemicals as a result of dumping activities by major petrochemical companies between 1961 and 1972. Plaintiffs’ causes of action were based upon negligence, gross negligence, nuisance, trespass and CERCLA. Case disposition: $31,000,000 (thirty one million dollars)

$31,000,000 | Property Damages

Simms, Jr., et al. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al; Cause No. 93-5767-B; 117th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas. Co-lead counsel in a property damage case that was certified as a class action against 12 oil refining companies for damages arising out of the escape of pollutants benzene and hexavalent chrome into soil and groundwater for approximately 5,000 properties along the Corpus Christi ship channel; a subset of personal injury hematological cancer cases were also  brought in a companion case and settled. Case disposition: $31,000,000 (thirty one million dollars)

$4,000,000 | Industrial Accident

Industrial accident at the Tennessee Valley Authority  involving amputation of arm: $4,000,000. (four million dollars)

$3,000,000 | Property Contamination

Plaintiff’s property was contaminated with lead caused by the excavation of an old foundry site.

$2,500,000 | Auto Pedestrian

A pedestrian suffered a severe leg injury when she was hit by a garbage truck while attempting to cross the street.

$2,150,000 | Property Damages

Representing cotton farmer whose cotton crop was destroyed from over spraying of 2,4-D: $2,150,000 (two million one hundred fifty thousand dollars)

$1,200,000 | Personal Injury

A pedestrian suffered a severe leg injury when she was hit by a garbage truck while attempting to cross the street.

$500,000 | Slip and Fall Injury

Verdict for Slip-and-Fall victim after he fell on a slippery floor in Defendant’s plant, causing him to suffer a severe head injury.

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