Representative Corporate Clients Include:
FedEx Corporation– Memphis, Tennessee
FedEx Express – Memphis, Tennessee
FedEx Ground – Memphis, Tennessee
Swift Energy Company– Houston
Illuminations Lighting Design– Houston
Orr Commercial Group– Houston
Assetdynamx Healthcare– Dallas
Dakota Blue Homes– Houston
Supreme Electrical Services and Supply, Inc. (SESSCO) – Houston
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – New Orleans / Florida
Houston Foam Plastics – Houston
Joists of Texas – Houston
American Mortgage Group – Houston
Care Temps, LLC– Houston
Johnston, LLC (Engineering) – Houston
Engineering & Terminal Services, L.P. – Houston
Mid America Industrial Pipe & Supply III, L.P. – Houston
Terminal Consulting, Inc. – Houston
Petrochemical Warehouse & Supply, Inc. – Houston
AMCAP Mortgage – Houston
MMA Insurance Services, LLC – Houston
Representative Cases Include:
David Anthony v. Brookshire Brothers, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas at Lufkin. Race Discrimination – Title VII, 42 USC §1981. Represented Defendants. Judgment for Defense.
Charles Hickman v. Commercial Coating Services, Inc. in Houston Federal Court. As reported on local Houston Fox News, “The Big Story”, October 1, 2003, represented African-American man who was allegedly choked with a noose in the workplace by Caucasian workers at international company with only one African-American employee. One employee criminally charged. Also reported on other Houston local news broadcasts – October, 2002 and Fox 26 News, February, 2006; KPRC, KHOU, KTRK News, AP News, New York Times,Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle,Conroe Courier, The Guardian (London), The Age (Australia) and others. November 2007 – CNN Special Investigations Unit.
Amber Allen v. DCI Biologicals, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas at Lufkin. Sexual Harassment. Represented young female employee who was ‘flashed’ the genitals of a male employee who was engaged to be married to the company supervisor. After reporting the exposure, the female employee was allegedly fired. Settled for Confidential Amount. Case reported in newspaper in East Texas.
Castellano v. Whole Foods Markets, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas at Houston. Same-sex Sexual Harassment – Alleged Attempted Rape. Represented Plaintiff. Settled for Confidential Amount.
William P. Monteleone v. Albertson’s, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas at Fort Worth. As reported in Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Houston Chronicle, May 2005, representing deaf man taunted and harassed at his workplace, the Tarrant County distribution center for Albertsons’, Inc. Settled for Confidential Amount.
Saunders v. Worldwide Operating, Inc., et.al. in the 189th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Sex Harassment – Alleged Forcible Sexual Intercourse. Represented Plaintiff. Matter Resolved confidentially.
Allen Caradine v. Harry Burgess, in the Judicial District Courts of Harris County, Texas. Multiple suits. Theft of Trade Secrets, Interference with Contract, Business Disparagement, Dissolution of Partnership, Corporations and Joint Ventures, Splitting of Patent and other Assets, TNRCC regulatory involvement with Underground Storage Tanks, Shareholder Derivative Suit. Represented Caradine. Resolved by Agreement.
Probe Protection v. Akal Security, Inc., in the Judicial District Courts of Harris County,Texas. Theft of Trade Secrets, Interference with Contract, Business Disparagement. Represented Plaintiff. Spoliation Instruction against Defendants as sanctions. Recovered all damages and all attorneys’ fees in settlement.
EJR, A Minor Female Child, et.al. v. Matthews, et.al. in the 269th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Represented Minor 4-year-old girl mauled by a dog in the face. Nerve damage kept girl permanently from smiling.
Gallagher, et.al. v. Delta Airlines, et.al. In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas at Lufkin. Misplaced Cargo – Deceased Person’s Body and Casket – Missed his own Funeral. Represented Plaintiffs. Settled Confidentially.
Fridrik Gudmundsson, et. al. v. Julie’s Aircraft Service, et. al. in El Paso State Court and New Mexico Federal District Court in Las Cruces. Wrongful Death. Represented family members of five deceased passengers killed in commuter airline crash in Reykjavik, Iceland. Plane was allegedly modified in El Paso by U.S. owner at U.S facility then transported to Iceland for air taxi use. After less than 6 weeks of flying time, it crashed killing all but three occupants immediately, one died within a week, one lived for 6 months and one lived for almost a year before succumbing to their injuries. Crash circumstances reported heavily in Iceland media. Matter resolved confidentially.
Sawyer, et al v. Helicopter Services, Inc. and Robinson Helicopter Company, Inc., in the 129th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Wrongful Death. The matter was resolved pursuant to confidential settlement.
Brian Taylor, et. al. v. Fortis Insurance Company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas at Houston. Insurance Bad Faith. As also reported on Fox News at 9, Houston, Texas, August, 2002. Insurance company raising premiums on and denying claims for health care of a Houston Engineer who sustained massive brain injuries when he fell at his home on November 11, 2002. Settled for Confidential Amount.
Parties Undisclosed Due to Confidentiality Agreement, in the Harris County District Courts. Represented 55-year-old man injured in a racing bike crash when he hit a curb and the bicycle forks broke at a glue point. Alleged defective manufacturing.
Glinder Riggins v. Valujet, et.al., in the 352nd Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas. Wrongful Death stemming from Air Disaster in Florida Everglades. Represented Minor Plaintiff and Wife of Decedent. Side Note, Case partially litigated in Arkansas Chancery Court, resulting in Reported Case: In Re Estate of Joelaun Donte Snowden, 13 S.W.3d 598 (Ark. App., 2000).
Parties Undisclosed Due to EEOC Confidentiality Agreement, Represented woman sexually assaulted by co-worker in hotel room of international luxury hotel chain. Hotel chain was warned, other women had been accosted sexually by the same perpetrator as had woman ultimately assaulted. Perpetrator in prison due to acts on client.
Estate of Dave Lacey Wilkes v. Comcast of West Florida, et.al., Represented son and widow of chief pilot of a large mosquito-dusting service in wrongful death and survivor action. Pilot was killed along with his co-pilot when his Piper Aztec struck a Florida unlighted 500-plus foot communications tower in the pre-dawn hours of September 11, 2004 and crashed. Reported in various newscasts. Settled in June 2008 for Confidential Amount.
KM, Minor Child et.al. v. Sam’s East, Inc. in Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas at McAllen. Represented 2½ year old minor child who was brain damaged in malfunctioning shopping cart basket when child seat collapsed in South Texas. Settled for confidential amount in 2008.
In Re Curtis Lavern Jones, Jr. in 434th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County, Texas . Represented father whose son was killed working on a seismic boat in Bay in Southern Texas. Reported in various local newscasts. Case settled for confidential amount during trial in November, 2008.