Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Fun 5s Players

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited opinion in the Steele v. GTECH Corporation case today.  The lawsuit was brought by over 1,000 lottery players against GTECH, the operator of the Texas Lottery.  The players contend that GTECH made the knowing decision to print misleading and fraudulent instructions on the Fun 5’s scratch-off […]

Dawn Nettles Files Motion for En Banc Reconsideration in Fun 5’s Appeal

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 […]

Did Exposure to Chemicals Cause My Leukemia?

I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia over one year ago.  After multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, I am happy to report that I am in complete remission.  As a trial attorney who has represented consumers for more than 30 years, I want to understand what caused my leukemia.  I will […]

Nettles and GTECH File Post Submission Briefs in Dallas

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 […]

Mark Lanier Obtains $1 Billion Verdict for Clients Against Johnson & Johnson for Defective Hip Implants

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 […]