Representation of a nation-wide natural gas
transportation, storage, gathering, processing and distribution
company against ground water contamination claims arising from
historical operations at a processing and distribution facility in
Integral member of a successful prosecuting trial team in a
four-week trial alleging systematic and rampant failures of multiple
contractors hired for the construction of a inter-state natural gas
Representation of a national bridge-financing company in connection
with default on a loan for hot-dip galvanizing facility in Robstown
that included environmental disputes, valuation issues and fraud
Defense of trustee against a $7 million
indemnity claim by international oil field services company, Smith
International Inc., obtaining summary judgment dismissing all
claims, which decision was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of
Defense of leading chemical manufacturer in an action by an employee
of an independent contractor who claimed he contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos while working at client’s
facility. Following extensive discovery, the
court granted client a summary judgment dismissing all claims.
Defense of multi-national chemicals and
plastics corporation in mesothelioma action,
obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims based on the
defendant's lack of control over the manner, method and operative
detail of the plaintiff’s work.
Successful defense of employer from employee
claiming breach of a purported employment contract and wrongful
termination, obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims
against client, which judgment was affirmed on appeal.
Representation of insurance carrier in multi-million claim for
coverage asserting that a “sudden and accidental” exception to
standard general commercial liability policy pollution exclusion
required coverage in appeal to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.