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 […]

Representative of Governor Meets With Lottery Petitioner

The Petition Denise Deckard’s parents purchased a Fun ‘s lottery ticket from the Texas Lottery Commission.  They believed they had won a substantial cash prize based on the clear language of the ticket’s instructions.  However, when they attempted to cash the ticket they were informed that they were not winners. Denise felt this was fundamentally […]

Author of Lottery Petition to Meet with Representative of Governor Abbott

Denice Deckard, the author of  a petition to restore honesty and fairness to the Texas Lottery Commission, is scheduled to meet with Jared Staples, Policy Advisor to Texas Governor Greg Abbott tomorrow, June 22nd.  Ms. Deckard started a petition on Change.org in reaction to the Fun 5’s scandal involving misleading lottery scratch-off tickets that were designed by […]

Appellant Brief Filed in Nettles Case in Dallas

Attorneys for Dawn Nettles have filed their Appellant’s Brief  in the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas.  The brief asks the court of appeals to overturn the Dallas trial court’s ruling that GTECH has “derivative immunity”.  The Dallas trial court’s decision in Ms. Nettles case is directly opposite to the decision reached by the Austin court […]

GTECH Files Appeal in Fun 5’s Case

GTECH Corporation (IGT) has filed a notice of appeal to the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin.  GTECH is asking the court of appeals to overrule the Austin trial court’s denial of GTECH’s Plea to the Jurisdiction.  In its Plea, GTECH claims it is immune from liability for any fraud claims because it is a […]

Mark Lanier Files Notice of Appearance in Fun 5’s Lawsuit

Texas trial attorney Mark Lanier has filed a Notice of Appearance to notify the court and counsel for GTECH Corporation (IGT) that he and his associate, Chris Gadoury, are appearing as lead trial counsel for the plaintiffs in the Fun 5’s lawsuit pending in Travis County. Attorneys Manfred Sternberg and Richard LaGarde continue to be counsel of […]

GTECH Files First Amended Plea to the Jurisdiction

GTECH Corporation filed its First Amended Plea to the Jurisdiction in the Fun 5’s lawsuit pending in Travis County, Texas.  GTECH alleges that it is immune from suit because it was merely doing what it was instructed to do by the Texas Lottery Commission.  Plaintiffs intend to show the court that it was GTECH, not the Lottery […]