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Texas justices keep Russell Budd’s testimony on asbestos memo sealed

By David Yates | Aug 14, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court has opted to keep a deposition offered by one of the state’s most renowned asbestos attorneys on the infamous “Terrell memo” sealed away from the public.

Patient care workers allege Cornerstone Healthcare Group failed to pay for work during meal breaks

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 17, 2018

HOUSTON – Current and former direct patient care nurses for a medical facility operator allege that they were not paid for all hours worked.

Trial lawyer proclamation: Why the ‘heck’ shouldn’t Purdue pay for creating opioid epidemic

By David Yates | Jun 29, 2018

DALLAS – Because Purdue Pharma “made billions” selling opioids, “why the heck should it not pay for creating this epidemic” – that was the rhetorical question offered by attorney Jay Henderson, who represents numerous Texas counties currently engrossed in opioid litigation, at a recent conference.

How do you unseal a court record that doesn't exist?

By The Record | May 1, 2018

If a court record that doesn't exist can be kept sealed, surely it can be unsealed, too. If it doesn't exist, what's the point of keeping it sealed?

Justices question whether Russell Budd’s testimony on asbestos memo still exists

By David Yates | Apr 18, 2018

HOUSTON – If a 20-year old court record, which may or may not be an actual court record, no longer exists, how can jurisdiction exist – is the question justices raised in an asbestos case that’s even caught the attention of Texas’ chief lawyer.

Oral arguments slated in battle to unseal Russell Budd’s testimony on asbestos memo

By David Yates | Mar 14, 2018

HOUSTON – Next month, an appellate court will hear oral arguments on whether to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo.”

Opioid lawsuits cropping up all over Texas, TLR says ‘enriching’ law firms won’t cure epidemic

By David Yates | Feb 21, 2018

HOUSTON – Joining a nationwide trend, Texas municipals have begun suing the makers of opioids in recent months, alleging drug manufactures knew of the dangers but placed profits above the public good. And while no one is really debating that opioid addiction isn’t real or a problem, at least one group is questioning how enriching trial lawyers will cure the epidemic.

Russell Budd cannot postpone the inevitable forever

By The Record | Feb 20, 2018

There's no blood in the water (yet), but it's only a matter of time before Dallas plaintiffs attorney Russell Budd starts screaming and flailing his arms and perhaps goes under, figuratively speaking. It won't be the jaws of a shark that devour him, but the jaws of transparency and justice – justice delayed so far.

Texas AG joins legal fight to unseal Russell Budd’s testimony on famed asbestos memo

By David Yates | Feb 13, 2018

HOUSTON – Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking an appellate court to reverse a lower court that refused to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo.”

Deleted? Wiki page for Baron & Budd asbestos coaching memo gone

By David Yates | Jan 3, 2018

DALLAS – The Wikipedia page for the “Terrell memo,” the infamous cheat sheet revealing how Baron & Budd asbestos clients were coached up before depositions, is no longer up.

Baron & Budd investigating Papa John’s for allegedly failing to pay employees for training time

By David Yates | Dec 22, 2017

DALLAS – The national law firm of Baron & Budd announced it is investigating cases on behalf of current and former Papa John’s employees who may not have been paid all wages due to them for time spent participating in online training.

National Trial Lawyers honors 17 Baron & Budd attorneys

By John Severance | Sep 25, 2017

&&& DALLAS – Seventeen attorneys from the law firm of Baron & Budd recently were honored by the National Trial Lawyers, an organization that is comprised of trial lawyers from around the country.

Baron & Budd hired to investigate North Carolina PFC disposal concerns

By Carrie Salls | Sep 18, 2017

DALLAS – Baron & Budd PC, a law firm based in Dallas, will be one of two firms representing Brunswick County, North Carolina in a matter in which the county is looking to “recover costs and ratepayer funds required to investigate, manage, reduce and remove certain chemicals from drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River,” according to a statement released by Brunswick County on Sept. 6.

Barron and Budd attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America list again

By Angela Underwood | Sep 5, 2017

DALLAS – For four consecutive years, three Barron and Budd attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America.

Dallas firm Baron & Budd files class again against Wells Fargo over auto insurance charges

By Denise Royal | Aug 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A new federal lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court by a Dallas law firm is accusing troubled bank Wells Fargo of racketeering violations and fraud in relation to auto loans.

Baron & Budd file fresh round of suits against pharmaceutical distributors

By David Yates | Aug 15, 2017

DALLAS – On Aug. 14, the national law firm of Baron & Budd announced that they have filed lawsuits against the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors for their role in the widespread diversion of prescription opiates for nonmedical purposes.

How FACT Act would bring transparency to asbestos claims

By John Brieden and Morgan Little | Aug 14, 2017

Most Americans have seen those TV ads touting “billions of dollars” set aside for victims of mesothelioma, the lethal cancer associated with asbestos exposure. Few realize that these funds are also at the center of a national controversy that disproportionately affects military veterans.

Baron & Budd investigating potential claims against Cardinal Health

By David Yates | Aug 9, 2017

DALLAS - The Texas-based law firm of Baron & Budd is investigating potential claims related to allegations that Cardinal Health rounded the time worked each day by its employees in the company’s favor, which may have resulted in an underpayment of wages to affected employees.

Baron & Budd brings suit against pharmaceutical distributors for alleged role in creating opioid crisis

By David Yates | Aug 3, 2017

DALLAS – On Aug. 2, the Dallas law firm of Baron & Budd announced that they have filed lawsuits on behalf of four Ohio counties against the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors for their alleged role in the widespread diversion of prescription opiates for nonmedical purposes.

Julia Roberts will not star in this film

By The SE Texas Record | Jul 31, 2017

Lots of big-name attorneys rate citations and even dedicated pages on wikipedia, but how many paralegals are renowned enough to warrant wiki fame?

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