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Doug Brothers Offers Advice on Managing Business Litigation

Texas Lawyer’s “In-House Texas: Special Report on Litigation” featured an article by GBKH attorney Doug Brothers. In the article, “3 Essentials for Successfully Managing Business Litigation,” Doug offers step-by-step guidance for successfully resolving disputes by keeping the focus on the business solution… read more

4
Sep

Attorneys from Austin-based George Brothers Kincaid & Horton among Nation’s Best

AUSTIN, Texas – Five noted lawyers with the Austin-based business litigation firm George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP have earned selection to the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest and one of the most prestigious guides to the legal industry…. read more

19
Aug

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 contractually obligated to grant him a doctorate because it allowed him to participate in a graduation ceremony and published his name as a Ph.D. graduate. Nan has been a trial attorney practicing primarily in commercial litigation for more than 25 years. During her tenure at GBKH, Nan has represented several institutions of higher education.

17
Apr

GBKH Partner to Appear at State Bar’s Advanced Civil Trial Course

GBKH Partner Russ Horton will appear on three occasions later in the year as a featured speaker at the annual Advanced Civil Trial Course hosted by the State Bar of Texas. Russ will participate in panel discussions on trial skills and management on July 16th at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, on August 20th at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, and on October 29th at the Westin Oaks in Houston. Russ’s practice includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving complex commercial, patent, trade secret, antitrust, and securities disputes. For links to registration information, see the State Bar of Texas’s event list…. read more

14
Apr

GBKH Partner Interviewed by Texas Standard on Controversial Insurance Bill

On April 7th, the daily radio show Texas Standard turned to GBKH Partner Mark Kincaid for insight on Senate Bill 1628, a measure that would provide insurance adjusters, agents, and others with legal immunity from litigation filed by policyholders with legitimate claims. Mark had previously testified against the bill before the Texas Senate’s Committee on Business & Commerce, arguing that it would reward bad behavior by the insurance industry. “Insurance companies always have an economic incentive to deny the claim,” Mark told Texas Standard, “because they make more money that way.” … read more

7
Apr

GBKH Partner Testifies against Bill Granting Legal Immunity to Insurance Industry

On March 31st, GBKH Partner Mark Kincaid appeared before the Texas Senate’s Committee on Business & Commerce to testify against Senate Bill 1628. Introduced by Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), SB 1628 proposes sweeping changes to the state’s insurance code. Within its language is a provision giving insurance adjusters total immunity from legal actions filed by Texas policyholders, a clause barring policyholders from recovering any damages caused by unfair claim denials, and a measure threatening prosecution of policyholders for making innocent mistakes in claim amounts. … read more

31
Mar

GBKH Partner to Argue Case before Supreme Court of the United States

On March 23, 2015, GBKH Partner Jim George will argue a First Amendment case before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of the Texas Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. At issue is whether the State of Texas may regulate the content of certain speech, which in this case involves the denial of an application for an automobile license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag. Groups as diverse as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Cato Institute, and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State have filed briefs supporting the position maintained by GBKH’s client, … read more

23
Mar

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 the Texas Expedited Declaratory Judgment Act, but the broader relief sought by GBRA would have curtailed SAWS’s water rights. The Court of Appeals held that the relief sought by GBRA exceeded the scope of the statute. GBKH partners Doug Brothers and Gary Lewis led the firm’s efforts, and the matter has been covered by The San Antonio Express-News. … read more

12
Mar

GBKH Partner Argues False Claims Act Case at Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

On March 3, 2015, GBKH Partner Jim George argued for affirmance of the dismissal of a False Claims Act case brought against his clients, Davis S.R. Aviation, LLC, d/b/a Challenger Spares and Support, Challenger Repair Group, LLC, and Steve Davis. The plaintiff, George Gage, sued GBKH’ clients, Northrop Grumman Corp., Bombardier, Inc., and Orion Air Group, LLC, claiming various improprieties in the salvage and sale of aircraft parts to the federal government. The plaintiff’s initial case was dismissed by a lower court in July 2014…. read more

3
Mar

GBKH Earns Texas Appleseed’s 2014 Pro Bono Leadership Award

On November 20th, at its 13th Annual Good Apple Dinner, the public-interest justice group Texas Appleseed honored GBKH with its 2014 Pro Bono Leadership Award. GBKH is proud to be a longtime supporter of the organization, which promotes social and economic justice for the indigent, disabled, and members of other vulnerable groups around the state. Texas Appleseed recognized the law firm for its volunteer efforts on the issues of payday and auto-title lending reform…. read more

12
Dec

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