recent verdicts & decisions
Since the founding of our firm in 1994, we have achieved an enviable record of success in notable cases across the country. The following verdicts and decisions offer a representative summary of recent cases in which the firm obtained favorable results for our clients. Each case we handle involves a variety of unique factors, and the verdicts and decisions presented here do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Attorneys Obtain Complete Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Jury Trial – On February 10, 2017, HDBD partner Brian Rawson and associate Roy McKay obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of VR Park at Waterford Apartments in a premises liability trial in Galveston County, Texas. [Read More…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Attorneys Secure Defense Verdict for DFW Neuro-Rehabilitation Center in Age Discrimination Lawsuit – December 14, 2016. HDBD partners Darrell Barger and Brian Rawson, and associate Roy McKay obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of Pate Rehabilitation Endeavors, Inc. in an Age Discrimination in Employment Act lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, before U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay. [Read More…]
HDBD Attorneys Roy McKay & Brian Rawson Win Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Lawsuit – Greenville, Texas, March 16, 2016. Brian Rawson and Roy McKay, of the Dallas office of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP, obtained a complete summary judgment on behalf of the owner of an apartment complex in a premises liability lawsuit in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas. [Read More…]
HDBD Partners Help Score Big Win in First GM Bellwether Trial – Dallas, Texas, January 26, 2016. Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer helped score a big win for GM in the first bellwether trial of the GM Ignition Switch MDL on January 21 when Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his case with prejudice after the close of Plaintiff's case-in-chief. [Read more...]
HDBD Attorneys Aaron Burke and Perrin Fourmy Win Summary Judgment For Major Oil Exploration and Production Company – Midland, Texas, April 2, 2015. HDBD attorneys Aaron Burke and Perrin Fourmy won a summary judgment for a major oil exploration and production company in a wrongful death lawsuit arising from an accident on an oil and gas drilling rig. [Read more...]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP achieves defense verdict on behalf of publicly traded hospitality company in labor and employment arbitration involving sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge allegations. – Houston, Texas, February 19, 2015 – Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP announced an arbitration victory after attorneys Darrell Barger, Brian Rawson, and Roy McKay successfully defended a publicly traded hospitality company in a labor and employment dispute involving allegations of sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge. [Read more...]
HDBD Attorneys Brian Rawson and Roy McKay Win Summary Judgement in Premises Liability Lawsuit – Tarrant County, Texas. On February 10, 2015, Dallas attorneys Brian Rawson and Roy McKay won a summary judgment for Blue Valley Apartments, Inc. in a premises liability lawsuit in Tarrant County, Texas. [Read more...]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP successfully defends trucking company in wrongful termination case. - Fort Worth, Texas, August 21, 2014. Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys Edward A. Davis and Jim McInerny successfully defended a major trucking company in an employment case claiming the employer retaliated against the employee for filing a comp claim. The Plaintiff was injured in November of 2011 while working on the job, and although she was still physically unable to work a month later, she was terminated after repeatedly failing to update her employer on her status. The Plaintiff argued that she had indeed reported to the company and claimed she had cell phone records of approximately 30 phone calls to her employer within the month. [Read more...]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP successfully defends trucking company accused of hit and run. - ALVARADO, Texas, August 18, 2014. Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorney Edward A. Davis secured a verdict for a major trucking company in a jury trial alleging a hit and run accident in Alvarado, Texas. The Plaintiff sued the trucking company, claiming that she sustained personal injuries and damages to her car after being run off the road by one of the company’s salt water disposal tankers. She further argued that the accident was due solely to the negligent actions of the rig driver. [Read more...]
HDBD defends a property management company in a two-week jury trial ending with a complete defense verdict. – August 20, 2013 (Dallas, Texas). HDBD attorneys Darrell Barger and Kristina Culley secured a defense verdict for a property management company after a two week trial in Houston, Texas. Two residents of an apartment complex were killed when a fire broke out and engulfed the building. The Plaintiffs alleged that the smoke alarms were not functioning properly and the emergency box at the gate entrance was in disrepair, delaying the firefighters.
After Barger and Culley presented a strong defense to these allegations, the jury returned a verdict which cleared the property management company of any negligence, and placed full responsibility for the death of both victims on the woman who started the fire.
HDBD successfully defends Nissan Forklift Corporation in a jury trial involving a complex dealership agreement dispute. – August 2, 2013 (Dallas, Texas). HDBD attorneys Jeff Patterson and Adrienne Russell successfully defended a manufacturing company in a jury trial in St. Louis, Mo., in a case involving the termination of a dealership agreement. Many claims were invalidated early in litigation, and the sole issue for trial was whether Defendant had “good cause” to terminate, cancel, or not renew the dealer agreement. Patterson and Russell argued that statutory good cause existed due to ADL’s failure to comply with the reasonable requirements of their agreement, which were imposed consistently on similar dealers. Plaintiff was asking for $2.4 million, but after Defense Counsel demonstrated that Plaintiff suffered no harm or lost profits, the jury returned a defense verdict and no damages were awarded.
HDBD achieves defense verdict for trucking company in jury trial involving a high-speed crash between an 18-wheeler and an SUV. – May 22, 2013 (Dallas, Texas). HDBD attorneys Darrell Barger, Brian Rawson, and Stephanie Roark successfully defended a trucking company and one of its drivers in a three-week jury trial in Cleburne, Texas. The case involved a high-speed crash between the company’s 18-wheeler and the Plaintiffs’ SUV. Plaintiffs’ counsel called more than 25 witnesses in an attempt to prove the defendants’ negligence and asked the jury to award more than $21 million dollars in damages to Plaintiffs. After brief deliberations, the jury returned a verdict barring the primary Plaintiff from recovery and severely limiting his passenger’s recoverable damages. [Read more…]
Bridgestone Americas Receives Defense Verdict in Jury Trial Defended by HDBD Partner Scott Edwards – February 22, 2013 (Dallas, Texas). Scott Edwards and his co-counsel successfully defended Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC in a four-week jury trial in Nashville, TN earlier this year. The driver of a 1998 Ford Explorer suffered fatal injuries in a single vehicle accident in Mexico in which the vehicle’s left rear tire allegedly sustained a tread/belt detachment. The driver failed to maintain control of the vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and overturn. The plaintiffs claimed that the subject tire was defective. Plaintiffs also sued Ford Motor Company, alleging negligence in the design of the Explorer and in equipping the vehicle with the Firestone tire.
At trial, Bridgestone Firestone presented evidence that the tire was not defective and failed as a result of being punctured, improperly repaired, and operated in a damaged condition for a significant period of time. The defense further argued that the driver was negligent for operating his vehicle with the damaged tire and for driving at an excessive rate of speed. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict.
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Attorneys Win Wrongful Death Jury Trial – January 8, 2013 (Dallas, Texas). According to court documents, on the night of December 26, 2010, a truck driver for Texas Premier Resources, LLC (Premier) accidentally pulled into the wrong saltwater storage site. [Read more…]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Receives Defense Verdict in Jury Trial Defended by Abby Mathews and Larry Grayson of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP – December 24, 2012 (Dallas, Texas). Abby Mathews and Larry Grayson, partners in the Dallas office of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP, successfully defended American Honda Motor Co.,Inc. in a products liability case. [Read more…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Obtains $4.2 Million Award for Huawei Technologies – September 7, 2012 (Dallas, Texas). HDBD partner Jeff Cox recently secured a multi-million dollar victory on behalf of a new client to the firm, Huawei Technologies. After filing suit, being forced to arbitration, fighting to get the matter back in court, and multiple changes in opposing counsel, Mr. Cox and his team recently convinced a U.S. District Court judge to award Huawei $4,281,233.00, plus attorneys' fees and costs. [Read more…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Attorneys Win Dismissal in Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawsuit Arising From Gas Pipeline Explosion – September 5, 2012 (Dallas, Texas). Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys Kyle Dreyer and Aaron Burke recently won a dismissal of their client from a personal injury lawsuit arising from a large gas pipeline explosion. [Read more…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Successfully Defends Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Facility in Medical Malpractice Jury Trial – August 2, 2012 (Houston, Texas). Following a two-week medical malpractice jury trial in Dallas, Texas, Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys Darrell Barger and Brian Rawson won a defense verdict for an assisted living and rehabilitation provider with multiple facilities in Texas. [Read more…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Attorneys Achieve Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit – July 20, 2012 (Houston, Texas). Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys, Richard Crews, Jeff Cox, and Roy McKay aggressively defended their clients in a class action lawsuit involving the King’s Crossing subdivision and the development of a golf course. [expand/collapse]
Last month, Richard Crews questioned the plaintiff’s ability to represent the class action suit and filed a motion to show authority. Increasing the stakes, he also filed counterclaims against the plaintiffs, seeking recovery of attorney’s fees, both with respect to defending the class action suit and the individual claims.
As a result, the plaintiffs filed a nonsuit on their claims which prevented any further refilling. Jeff Cox and Roy McKay assisted Mr. Crews by setting up protective orders that made the case very difficult for the plaintiffs to move forward. There are related cases that stem from the original, but this dismissal concludes the most dangerous portion of the claims for the firm’s clients.
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Successfully Defends Clients in Litigation Over Complex Business Dispute, Achieves Significant Verdict in Countersuit – July 18, 2012 (Houston, Texas). Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys Jim Corbett and Donald Crump won a $1.47 million judgment for their clients following a jury trial in litigation over a complex business dispute. [Read more…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Successfully Defends Major Discount Clothing Retailer in Premises Liability Lawsuit – July 17, 2012 (Houston, Texas). Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys Marshall Rosenberg and Kevin Tompkins secured a jury verdict for a major discount clothing retailer after a week-long trial in Galveston, Texas. [Read more…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Partner Melissa Dorman Wins Defense Verdict For GHX Industrial, LLC – July 16, 2012 (Houston, Texas). Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP partner Melissa Dorman won a jury trial for GHX Industrial, LLC, in a warranty case involving an industrial hose rupture resulting in a $14 million loss at a chemical processing plant. [Read more…]
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Successfully Defends American Honda Finance Corporation in Employment Gender Discrimination Trial – May 29, 2012 (Dallas, Texas). American Honda Finance received a complete defense verdict following a jury trial involving allegations that the company blocked a former employee’s promotions and did not provide equal pay because of her gender. [Read more…]