Having survived a battle with Leukemia, I am concerned by the latest report in the Houston Chronicle that a spike in benzene levels has been detected near the Deer Park site of the ITC chemical plant fire. Benzene is a major cause of leukemia which is a cancer of the bone marrow. Leukemia is a […]
GTECH filed its Reply Brief on the Merits in the Fun 5’s scratch-off lottery ticket lawsuit currently pending before the Texas Supreme Court. Now that all the briefs have been filed in Steele et al. v. GTECH, the Supreme Court is likely to take one of two steps. It may either deny GTECH’s Petition for […]
The Supreme Court of Texas has requested that the parties provide detailed briefs on the merits in both the Steele mass action lawsuit and in the Nettles lawsuit against GTECH. The Court gave the parties in both cases the following deadlines: Petitioner’s brief due no later than October 29, 2018; Response brief due November 19, […]
GTECH has asked the Texas Supreme Court to review and reverse the Austin Court of Appeals’ opinion in the Fun 5’s lawsuit. The Austin court’s opinion held that GTECH can be sued for fraud. The Austin court rejected GTECH’s argument that it should be immune from suit. GTECH’s Petition for Review is currently pending before […]
GTECH filed its long-awaited Petition for Review in the Texas Supreme Court today. GTECH is asking the Supreme Court to reverse the decision by the Austin Court of Appeals which held that GTECH can be sued for fraud. Over 1,000 Texas Lottery players allege that GTECH chose to use language on the Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets that […]
Dawn Nettles has asked the Texas Supreme Court to review the decision of the Dallas Court of Appeals in her lawsuit against GTECH (IGT). The Dallas Court ruled that GTECH was entitled to immunity from fraud claims brought by Ms. Nettles. Ms. Nettles alleged that GTECH made a knowing decision to use instructions that represented […]
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 […]
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 […]
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The Plaintiffs in the Fun 5’s lawsuit against GTECH (International Game Technology), filed their Brief of Appellees in the Austin Court of Appeals yesterday. A copy of the brief can be read >>here<<.