Fun 5’s Depositions Begin

                Joseph Lapinski, GTECH Corporation’s Texas Account General Manager was deposed yesterday in Austin.  Highlights from Mr. Lapinski’s sworn deposition testimony will be shared with Fun 5’s clients in a confidential e-mail update in the coming weeks. Depositions are set for three employees of GTECH Corporation’s Instant Ticket Printing […]

Fun 5’s Update

We are reviewing over 9,000 pages of documents in preparation for the sworn deposition testimony we intend to take of employees of GTECH Corporation and the Texas Lottery Commission.  In the meantime, a confidential e-mail was sent to all Fun 5’s clients of Manfred Sternberg and Richard LaGarde on July 1, 2015.  If you did […]

Congratulations to Kristina Hernandez

LaGarde Law Firm associate, Kristina Hernandez, was recently elected to serve as Corresponding Secretary for the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH). We all wish Kristina much success in her role as an officer of the organization.

Economists Predict Recession for Houston

The Houston Business Journal reports that top economists believe Houston is headed for a recession as a result of declining oil prices.  The report cites the last major drop in oil prices in 1986 which led to a regional recession in Texas.   Read the full article here. >>

Louisiana bans further installation of deadly guardrails

At the end of October, Louisiana joined the growing number of states that have banned any new installations of the ET-Plus highway guardrail. The guardrail has been linked to numerous deaths since 2005, when a design change produced a deadly malfunction. According to numerous reports, the new design caused a piece of metal that normally […]

Making headlines: Fiat Chrysler’s failure to act on Jeep fuel-tank fire risk

In June of 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked Fiat Chrysler to recall millions of Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles because of a deadly problem with fuel-tank fires. Fiat Chrysler refused to acknowledge any problem with the fuel tanks, but after pressure, they decided to recall some, but not all, […]

Henry Giessel – Trial Lawyer and Texas Legend

It was great to see Henry Giessel at the Houston ABOTA annual gala on Friday evening.  Henry was born in Germany in 1927 and attended the University of Texas Law School were he was editor of the UT Law Review.  He remains one of the most effective and skilled trial lawyers I have ever gone […]

In Houston, appellate court upholds twenty-four million dollar judgement over radioactive land

On July 24, the First Court of Appeals in Houston refused to throw out a $24.5 million award made against Forest Oil Corp. as part of a legal battle that stretches back to 2004. Ten years ago, James McAllen, owner of McAllen Ranch in Santillana, sued Forest Oil Corp. Forest had contracted use of the […]