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Employment Discrimination

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE   We represented a female in a sexual harassment case against a large national air conditioning manufacturer that has a plant in Tyler, Texas. Our client’s immediate supervisor, a male, continually made sexual remarks and was sexually aggressive towards the client over a 2-3 year period of time. The client was demoted and her wages were lowered because she denied her supervisor’s sexual advances. The supervisor also placed a crude, sexual drawing in her work area. Numerous co-employees saw the drawing, which further demeaned the client. Ultimately, after our client rejected a pre-suit settlement offer of...

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Premise Liability

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] CASES REPORTED BY VERDICT SEARCH     17-YEAR-OLD WAS FATALLY SHOT AT AFTER-HOURS BYOB NIGHT CLUB     12th Largest settlement in Texas as reported by Verdict Search in 2014 Settlement: $1,000,000 Case: Martin Blea, Sr., and Angelita Blea, individually and in their capacity as all of the heirs at law of Martin Blea, Jr. v. TI Club, LLC, JGC Management, LLC, and Bryan Scott Foster, No. DC-12-15045 Court: Dallas County District Court, 95th, TX Judge: Ken Molberg Date: 6/10/2014 Plaintiff Attorney(s): Guy I. Wade, III (lead), Derryberry Zips Wade Lawhorn, P.L.L.C., Waxahachie, TX; Daryl L. Derryberry, Derryberry Zips Wade Lawhorn, P.L.L.C., Tyler, TX Defense Attorney(s): John Howell House (lead), Burt Barr &...

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Securities Fraud

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Fraudulent Investment   We represented a group of investors who invested over $1,000,000 in a real estate/resort development which never materialized. We successfully negotiated a settlement that resulted in our clients obtaining a controlling interest in the successor entity as well as a substantial amount of real property.     Private Offering   We represented an investor in a private offering. In the case, we alleged, among other things, that the company and its founder engaged in securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the solicitation of our client’s investment money. We obtained a significant judgment against the company and the founders.     Private Offering   We...

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Construction Litigation

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] FAULTY CONSTRUCTION AND NEGLIGENT DESIGN   We represented a group of developers who developed a $25,000,000 lake project. In connection with this development, our clients had contracted for the construction of a 2,500 foot limestone sea wall which cost approximately $1,500,000. Our clients alleged that the wall failed in places. On behalf of our clients, we sued the engineer who designed the wall and the construction company who built the wall for the total cost of the wall. We negotiated a confidential settlement during mediation.     [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="26px"][mkd_button size="" type="solid" target="_self" icon_pack="font_elegant" fe_icon="arrow_carrot-right" font_weight="700" text="Contact Us Now" link="/contact-us/" color="#ffffff" background_color="#3e475d"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Oil & Gas Litigation

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] MINERAL INTEREST DISPUTE   We represented an individual and his small petroleum company involving a dispute regarding approximately a thousand mineral interests located throughout the country. The dispute centered upon title to the mineral interests and various deeds that purported to convey these mineral interests by and between the parties. The case was tried in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas. Because of the complexity of the case, the case was bifurcated into a two phase trial, with phase 1 taking a week to try. Based upon the jury’s favorable verdict in phase 1 of the trial, we obtained...

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Business Litigation

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Buy-Sell Agreement   We represented a former partner in a successful health care company involving the breach of a Buy-Sell Agreement. Our client was bought out by the company, and the company failed to pay our client based upon an alleged violation of the non-competition agreement. After the pretrial hearing and the day before the jury trial, the case was settled for a confidential amount.   Buy-Sell Agreement   We represented a former partner in a steel company who had sold his interest to his partner for a substantial sum. Our client alleged that, prior to the buyout, his former partner had failed to advise...

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Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Private Offering   We represented an investor in a private offering. In the case, we alleged, among other things, that the company and its founder engaged in securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the solicitation of our client’s investment money. We obtained a significant judgment against the company and the founders.     Private Offering   We represented a group of board members in a large securities fraud case in Dallas involving a $25,000,000 private offering of stock in an alternative energy company. Our clients were a group of investors who had obtained a seat on the board as a result of...

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18 Wheeler/ Commercial Wrecks

Facts & Allegations: On July 2, 2014, plaintiff Stacy Lee Scott, 46, a truck driver, was operating a 10-wheeler commercial truck on Interstate 20 West in Harrison County. Brittany Nicole Robinett was in a Ford F-350 pickup truck, hauling some drill pipe on a flatbed trailer. Robinett rear­ended Scott, whose in-cab video camera recorded the violent jarring of the impact. Scott claimed neck and back injuries....

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Personal Injury

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] CASES REPORTED BY VERDICT SEARCH     TRACTOR-TRAILER COLLISION ALLEGEDLY RESULTED IN DEBILITATING STROKES     Settlement: $1,400,000 Case: Danny Huddleston, as next friend of Wanda Huddleston v. DAT Truck Lines Inc., HNL Truck Lines Inc. and Handrijono Oetomo, No. 6:17-cv-00055-JRG Court: United States District Court, Eastern District, Tyler, TX Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Neutral(s): Richard Grainger Date: 3/06/2017 Plaintiff Attorney(s): Daryl L. Derryberry (lead), Derryberry Zips Wade Lawhorn PLLC, Tyler, TX, Tab E. Lawhorn, Derryberry Zips Wade Lawhorn PLLC, Tyler, TX, Craig D. Zips, Derryberry Zips Wade Lawhorn PLLC, Tyler, TX Defense Attorney(s): J. Hans Barcus (co-lead), Cantrell, Ray & Barcus, Huntsville, TX (DAT Truck Lines Inc., Handrijono Oetomo), Randy G. Walters (co-lead), Walters,...

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Wrongful Death

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] 17-YEAR-OLD WAS FATALLY SHOT AT AFTER-HOURS BYOB NIGHT CLUB   12th Largest settlement in Texas as reported by Verdict Search in 2014   Settlement: $1,000,000   Case: Martin Blea, Sr., and Angelita Blea, individually and in their capacity as all of the heirs at law of Martin Blea, Jr. v. TI Club, LLC, JGC Management, LLC, and Bryan Scott Foster, No. DC-12-15045   Court: Dallas County District Court, 95th, TX   Judge: Ken Molberg   Date: 6/10/2014   Plaintiff Attorney(s): Guy I. Wade, III (lead), Derryberry Zips Wade Lawhorn, P.L.L.C., Waxahachie, TX; Daryl L. Derryberry, Derryberry Zips Wade Lawhorn, P.L.L.C., Tyler, TX   Defense Attorney(s): John Howell House (lead), Burt Barr & Associates, LLP, Dallas, TX;...

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