Charlie Goehringer and Kelli Smith’s Recent Appellate Victory:
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth District of Texas recently affirmed an order dismissing the claims of approximately 100 landowners who sued the Sabine River Authority of Texas for an alleged unconstitutional taking, after their properties flooded in March 2016 as a result of a historic rainfall that led to the opening of nine Toledo Bend Dam spillway gates. The opinion can be found at Waller v. Sabine River Auth. of Tex., No. 09-18-00040-CV, 2018 WL 6378510 (Tex. App.—Beaumont Dec. 6, 2018).
Collin Shellenberger and Hunter Davidson’s Recent Funeral Home Liability Victory:
Collin and Hunter recently obtained a judgment in favor of one of their funeral home clients in a dispute regarding the right to dictate a decedent’s funeral and burial arrangements; case styled Gary Barnhill v. Russell S. Robinson, Jr., Arnulfa Delafuenete Hernandez, d/b/a DNA Mobile Home Movers, and Lumberton Family Funeral Home, LLC; Cause No. 57237; In the 88th Judicial District Court of Hardin County, Texas.
Christy Amuny’s Recent Presentations:
“Experts in the Car Wreck Case – Do You Really Need Them?” to the Jefferson County Bar Association Car Wreck CLE
“Personal Injury Cases – What Your Attorney Needs from You” to the Southeast Texas Association of Paralegals Seminar
“Hot Topics in Litigation” to the Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting in September
Chris Leavins’ Recent Appointment:
Chris Leavins was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas
Mitch Smith’s Recent Recognition:
Mitch Smith was recently recognized for his service as Editor of the Jefferson County Bar Journal for the past decade. The article is available in Vol. 13, Issue 3 of the Jefferson County Bar Journal
Ryan Bueche and James Hicks’ Recent Trials:
Ryan and James recently obtained a favorable verdict in Cause No. D-1-GN-15-001845; Jacob South and Rachel Andrews v. Roger Dale Pierce and Gulfside Supply, Inc. in the 345th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas
Collin Shellenberger and Hunter Davidson’s Recent Insurance Coverage Dispute Victory:
Collin and Hunter recently obtained a judgment in favor of one of their insurance company clients in a coverage dispute case styled Dana Dorman v. Christina Martin and Meghann Muldoon, et al; Cause No. 2016-69194; In the 270th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas
Tom Bullion and Chris Blackerby’s Recent Trials:
Tom and Chris recently obtained a defense verdict in a suit alleging manufacturing and design defects of a tire caused a double fatality in Cause No. CV14-1833; Kimberly Witt, Deceased, et al v. Michelin North America, Inc., et al in the 43rd Judicial District Court of Parker County, Texas
Gregg Brown’s recent trials:
Gregg recently obtained a defense verdict in a major construction accident case in Cause No. DC-15-05396; Maria Meira, et al. v. J.H. Strain & Sons, Inc., et al.; In the 95th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas
Franklin Hopkins & Maria Hexel’s recent events:
An appeal to the Texas Department of State Health Services resulted in the insurance company withdrawing their recoupment request from the provider/client
Recent Presentations by Missy Atwood:
Missy Atwood has given the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) presentations recently:
Legal Issues for Attending Physician Providing End of Life Care: Update on Advance Directives and the Impact of SB11 Presented to St. David’s Medical Center in December 2017 and North Austin Medical Center in March 2018
HIPAA and State Privacy Law Compliance for Law FirmsPresented “Survey of State and Federal Laws that affect Trauma Service Providers and their Patients: HIPAA, EMTALA, DNR Statute, Consent laws, and Surrogate Decision Makers” to Trauma Services at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center on June 1, 2018.
Presented “Survey of State and Federal Laws that affect Trauma Service Providers and their Patients: HIPAA, EMTALA, DNR Statute, Consent laws, and Surrogate Decision Makers” to Trauma Services at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center on June 1, 2018.