Plaintiff Dawn Nettles has asked the Court of Appeals for the 5th District in Dallas for an en banc reconsideration of its decision to grant immunity to GTECH (n/k/a IGT) the private contractor that operates the Texas Lottery. In Nettles’ Motion for En Banc Reconsideration, Nettles’ appellate attorney, Peter Kelly, asked the entire Dallas Court of […]
Over 1,000 Texas consumers filed a letter brief with the Austin Court of Appeals today. The brief was was filed in response to a letter brief filed by GTECH (IGT). In its brief, GTECH urged the Austin Court to adopt the ruling recently made by the Dallas Court of Appeals. The Dallas opinion held that […]
A three-judge panel of the Dallas Court of Appeals issued an opinion today in which the court ruled that GTECH has “derivative governmental immunity” which shields it from being sued for fraud related to the Texas Lottery’s Fun 5’s scratch-off game. A copy of the opinion can be read here: Dallas Court of Appeals’ Opinion.
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Attorney Peter Kelly, appellate counsel for Dawn Nettles, filed Nettles’Post Submission Brief with the Dallas Court of Appeals. The brief deals with the question of whether the Texas Legislature intended for GTECH to have derivative governmental immunity. In response, GTECH’s appellate counsel filed GTECH’s Response to Nettles’ Post Submission Brief. In its response, GTECH argued that the Texas […]
Mary Pat and I have had the privilege of representing the families of many consumers who were injured or killed by vehicle safety defects. The most heartbreaking incidents involve motor vehicles that have been recalled but for some reason the current owner of the vehicle never got the word. We want all our clients and […]
Houston attorney, Mark Lanier, obtained a $1 Billion jury verdict today for his clients against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of DePuy Pinnacle hip implants. The Dallas federal court jury found that Johnson & Johnson’s hip implants were defectively designed and that the company failed to properly warn consumers of their dangers. Details of the […]
The following news story appeared on Time Warner Cable News in Austin following arguments held before a three judge panel of the Austin Court of Appeals in the Fun 5’s lawsuit: Texans Suing Lotto Ticket Makers Over Misleading Punctuation
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GTECH filed its Reply Brief in the Austin Court of Appeals. In its brief, GTECH maintains that it did not exercise any discretion in deciding to use misleading language on the Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets. GTECH urges the Court of Appeals to overrule the trial court and to hold that GTECH is entitled to immunity […]