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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Lanier Law Firm PLLC

Recent News About The Lanier Law Firm PLLC

  • Discovery issues abound at Texas opioid MDL hearing

    HOUSTON – With the state’s first opioid trial set to go less than a year from now, discovery issues were at the forefront of discussion during a recent status conference hearing.

  • Lanier Law Firm ranks among nation's best

    HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm has once again been named one of the best law firms in the nation in the prestigious annual Best Law Firms guide assembled by U.S. News and World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, a firm press release states.

  • Ten Lanier Law Firm Attorneys earn honors from New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2019

    NEW YORK – Ten New York trial lawyers with The Lanier Law Firm have earned recognition from a leading peer-review rating guide for their representation of people harmed by dangerous products or through corporate negligence.

  • From The Lanier Law Firm: New Jersey teen files product liability lawsuit against Juul manufacturer

    NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey teenager is suing the makers of the JUUL e-cigarette in federal court, claiming that the pervasive social media marketing of the popular device led to his nicotine addiction, hospitalization and serious health problems.

  • Trial lawyers hate arbitration, except when they like it

    “Binding arbitration clauses are inescapable,” warns Texas Watch, a group funded by trial lawyers. “They appear in all forms of consumer contracts, big and small. Virtually every time you use a credit card, join a gym, buy a car or use your cell phone you are giving up your legal rights. If you have a dispute with one of these companies, you are forced into a closed, costly, and tilted process without any appeal or public record.”

  • Texas opioid MDL: Dallas County selected for first bellwether trial

    HOUSTON – Dallas County, the second most populated county in Texas, has been selected for the state’s first opioid bellwether trial.

  • Mark Lanier seeks to arbitrate legal malpractice suit against him

    HOUSTON – Despite the trial bar waging a war to end arbitration for more than a decade now, that hasn’t stopped some plaintiff’s attorneys from strategically placing arbitration clauses into contingency fee contracts and invoking that right when they themselves are sued by their clients.

  • City of Houston files opioid suit, Mark Lanier spearheading litigation

    HOUSTON – The largest city in Texas filed an opioid lawsuit Monday, naming more than two-dozen drug manufactures and distributors in the petition.

  • Legal malpractice suit accuses Mark Lanier of ‘being too busy accumulating accolades’ to handle BP oil spill claim

    HOUSTON – Instead of handling his client’s BP oil spill claim, attorney Mark Lanier had “more important” things to do, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

  • ‘Meritless’ whistleblower suits are under attack

    Football fans will tell you that not every whistle blown or flag thrown by a referee represents a genuine infraction of the rules. Some calls are reviewed and overturned. Fans will also tell you that obvious violations are sometimes not seen by the officials, or even ignored. (Just ask a New Orleans Saints fan.)

  • Blowing the whistle on bogus whistleblowers

    In 2009, millionaire Texas attorney Mark Lanier filed suit against Facebook, alleging that the social networking site had violated the privacy of users who voluntarily signed up to share personal information about themselves.

  • DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

    TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

  • Parents sue Surge Operating LLC, et al for $1M or more

    Parents accuse rubber seal distributors of gross negligenceHOUSTON — Parents are suing Surge Operating LLC, Apache Manufacturing Inc. and Knox Oil Field Supply Inc., rubber seal distributors, citing alleged gross negligence.Joe Stinson and Allison Stinson, individually and as representatives of the estate of Coby Lane Stinson, deceased filed a complaint on July 12, in the Galveston County District Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to supply a rubber seal that was safe for its intended use.According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, in June 9, 2017, Joe Stinson and Allison Stinson, individually and as representatives of the estate of Coby Lane Stinson, deceased Coby Lane Stinson was working on the Dyess 8AH location in Borden County to connect a manifold, also known as header, to a butterfly valve, when suddenly and without warning, the rubber Buna seal, supplied by defendants blown out of the valve, causing tremendous amount of water to strike him in the chest and throwing him approximately 20 feet into a backhoe.