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GBKH Lawyer Julie Ford Helps Win San Antonio Water Rights Case

The San Antonio Water System and Edwards Aquifer Authority won a significant water rights victory from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied an appeal by land owners seeking to revive rights to withdraw aquifer water.

Julie A. Ford, commercial litigator with George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP, together…

9
May

John Thomas Interviewed by Star-Telegram about Securities Fraud Settlement

Partner John W. Thomas was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for his role in bringing justice to consumers who lost their retirement savings in a securities scam. Mr. Thomas represented the court-appointed Receiver for Retirement Value, LLC which was found to have been engaging in a securities scam that…

18
Apr

John Thomas Earned Significant Victory in Securities Fraud Case

George, Brothers, Kincaid & Horton, LLP partner John Thomas earned a significant victory on March 4, 2016 when the Texas Third Court of Appeals affirmed judgments Mr. Thomas had obtained in a securities fraud case.  See, James Poe, Senior Retirement Planners, LLC v. Eduardo Espinosa in his Capacity as Receiver for…

7
Mar

GBKH Wins Dismissal in Case against Colorado State University

On April 3, 2015, GBKH attorney Nan Hazel succeeded in obtaining the dismissal of all claims against Colorado State University and its governing board by one of the school’s former graduate students. The student had not successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, but he nonetheless claimed that the university was…

17
Apr

Austin Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of $100 Million Bond Validation Suit

In a victory for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), GBKH succeeded in obtaining an order from the Austin Court of Appeals upholding a lower court’s dismissal of a $100 million bond validation suit brought by the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA). The suit sought approval of a bond issue under…

12
Mar

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds GBKH Client’s First Amendment Rights

On July 14th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found in favor of the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), which was represented by GBKH in a high-profile dispute over specialty license plates featuring an image of the Confederate battle flag. The Texas Department of…

21
Jul

GBKH Successfully Contests Lawsuit over Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Bonds

On June 9, 2014, a Travis County court dismissed a lawsuit that the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority filed to validate $100 million in bonds it proposed to issue in connection with a controversial water project. GBKH partners Jim George, Doug Brothers, and Gary Lewis appeared on…

14
Jul

GBKH Settles Claim against Largest Electric Power Holding Company in U.S.

GBKH partners Doug Brothers, Russ Horton, and Gary Lewis, together with the firms of Diamond McCarthy, LLP, and Martinec, Winn, Vickers & McElroy, represented Dan Bensimon, Litigation trustee, in the Crescent Resources bankruptcy. The Trust was formed as a vehicle to collect funds for the…

14
Jul

GBKH Settles Case with Insurer that Disavowed Agents’ Misconduct

GBKH partners Mark Kincaid and Suzette Selden worked with Guy Choate of the San Angelo-based law firm Webb, Stokes & Sparks in settling a significant legal action on behalf of Stephanie Lanford. Ms. Lanford had filed suit against the insurance company that issued her husband’s policy after misrepresentations were made by…

18
Apr

Lance Armstrong Settles High-Profile Fraud Case on Eve of Deposition by GBKH

On November 20th, cyclist Lance Armstrong settled a $3 million fraud case filed by GBKH on behalf of the Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Company, just one day before he was scheduled to give sworn testimony on his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Acceptance had paid Armstrong performance-related bonuses under the terms of an…

25
Nov

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