Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Featured Transactions

  • Ongoing personal injury defense docket for firm transportation client.
  • Successfully defended a regional consumer products distributor in an arbitration claim arising from an acquisition by a national distributor.
  • Successful defense of trucking company in death/explosion case, though we represented the company to make the insurance company and insurer hired lawyer actually resolved the claim within limits, which they did.
  • Obtained a take-nothing verdict after trial of Non-Subscriber personal injury case on behalf of a local dry cleaner.
  • Successful defense and settlement of trucking company from multiple Non-Subscriber personal injury cases.
  • Reached complex and comprehensive settlement on behalf of national steel processor against designer/fabricator of a bridge crane support structure in Kentucky and a second bridge crane support with the same design in Alabama, both of which were almost three football fields in length.
  • Successful defense and recovery of Texas furniture dealer against suit filed by a California furniture manufacturer where a five-week trial was held in Los Angeles and appeal pursued with the California Appellate Court.
  • Successful settlement of trucking accident claim where damages were asserted against manufacturing company exceeded liability and excess insurance in place.
  • Judgment obtained on behalf of a group of trucking companies holding as unconstitutional Section 4(f) of Senate Bill 1313: Bilbo Freight Lines v. Dan Morales C.A. No. H-93-3808 (U.S. District Court of Texas Houston Division).
  • Judgment obtained on behalf of group of medical professionals holding as unconstitutional Texas House Bill 1327: Bailey v. Morales, 190 F.3d 320 (U.S. Fifth Circuit).
  • Representation in arbitration of software company on employee/shareholder claims of wrongful termination, breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression claims where arbitration award was less than dollar amount offered by client prior to assertion of claim.
  • Successful defense of the largest privately held specialty food manufacturer in the United States from claims of ownership and royalty disputes by a former associate and holder of royalty agreement.
  • Defense in arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce and litigation of owner of offshore drill ship against claims by an offshore service provider.
  • Successful pursuit of claim on behalf of multi-national investor group in defending specific performance and damage claims relating to title report on a large apartment complex in Riverside, California.
  • Successful pursuit of claims on behalf of seller of national airport service provider for breach of the earn-out provisions under a stock purchase and related agreements against multi-national purchaser of such company.
  • In a multi-district claim involving a large industrial service company, successfully defended a Solid Waste Disposal Act claim.
  • Successfully defended a large industrial services client in a complex insurance premium and deductible dispute.
  • Successfully defended the sole owner of a produce company against an action for personal liability under the Trust provisions of the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act (PACA), including prevailing on an appeal of the judgment to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The resulting judgment and affirmation by the Court of Appeals led to the Department of Agriculture changing the rules applicable to payment agreements under the PACA.
  • Obtained arbitration award in favor of a contractor, then proceeded to collect on the award by foreclosure of the owner’s real property, resulting in firm client receiving ownership of land and improvements.
  • Obtained a judgment against a steel fabrication company, then successfully pursued collection of the monies due.
  • Obtained a judgment following trial in favor of a network consulting company, then collected on judgment.
  • Managed the appeal of an adverse trial court judgment which eventually resulted in the reversal of the trial court in favor of PDH’s client, in a case of first impression in the consumer law field.
  • Obtained a favorable summary judgment in a PACA collections matter and successfully defended the judgment on appeal to the 5th Federal Circuit, resulting in the full recovery of the amount owed to the firm’s client.
  • Obtained a jury verdict for a plaintiff in a multi-party real estate dispute resulting in a recovery of the property for his client.
  • Obtained a jury verdict for a plaintiff in a dispute over the failure of marine engines.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for former corporate officer in a shareholder oppression matter, which resulted in the buyout of the client’s disputed shares
  • Achieved take nothing judgment in representing employer in workers compensation nonsubscriber matter.