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Maersk settles lawsuit brought by victims of Somali piracy

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Confidential Settlement Most injury lawsuits don’t change the world. This lawsuit effectively ended Somali piracy. Brought by nine of the crew members who were attacked by pirates on April 9, 2009, aboard the Maersk Alabama, this lawsuit made the world of global shipping and maritime security recognize the threat of Somali piracy could no longer be ignored […]

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Historic verdict awarded to family of deceased ironworker

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On Thursday, April 14, 2016, a Harris County jury returned a nearly $18 million verdict in favor of the family of an ironworker. Jose Dario Suarez, 55, drowned during the construction of the pedestrian bridge for Baylor University’s football stadium in January 2014. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the construction companies. Mr. […]

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ExxonMobil settles lawsuit brought by workers

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Confidential Settlement On April 17, 2013, a fire broke out at the company’s refinery in Beaumont, Texas. Vuk and I were the first legal team to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from the judge. The TRO restricted Exxon from destroying or tampering with any evidence that would be needed to determine the cause of the fire. We worked with Exxon […]

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ENSCO Offshore settles Jones Act lawsuit

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John is the definition of a hard worker: a true pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps kind of guy. He went to work at the age of 16 to provide for his family after his mom got sick, and he’s never stopped working. From construction, painting, and home building to working his way up the ladder in the offshore industry, he […]