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GBKH Partner Russ Horton Named Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™

GBKH is proud to announce that Partner B. Russell “Russ” Horton has been named a 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, leading providers of services to the legal community. Russ’s practice includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, and he has extensive experience resolving complex commercial, patent, trade secret, antitrust, and securities disputes…. read more


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 Motor Vehicles had denied the SCV’s application for the license plate after a public outcry over its controversial design, and a trial court upheld the agency’s decision. The Court of Appeals reversed that ruling, finding that the state had violated the SCV’s right to free speech under the First Amendment…. read more


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 behalf of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and maintained that the river authority was not authorized by law to sell the bonds. … read more


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 creditors of the Crescent Resources bankruptcy estates. On the Trustee’s behalf, the firms pursued a $1.2 billion fraudulent-transfer claim against Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the United States. The Trust’s claim against Duke was settled for a confidential amount shortly before trial was scheduled to begin. … read more


GBKH Partner Presents Texas Public Information Act Paper to State Bar

On June 12, 2014, GBKH Partner Jim George presented Texas Public Information Act v. Discovery: A Matter of Timing, a paper he co-wrote with fellow Partner Suzette Selden, at the State Bar of Texas’s Advanced Administrative Law Seminar. The paper focuses on the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA), and Jim discussed Greater Houston Partnership v. Abbott and other recent cases interpreting the legislation. … read more


GBKH’s Name Partners Included in 2014 Texas Super Lawyers

GBKH is pleased to announce that all of its name partners, R. James George, Jr., D. Douglas Brothers, Mark L. Kincaid, and B. Russell Horton, have been selected for inclusion in 2014 Texas Super Lawyers®. Texas Super Lawyers is an annual list of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. GBKH is proud to have earned the respect of its colleagues…. read more


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 its agents. The insurance company initially removed the case to a federal court, but Ms. Lanford’s legal team succeeded in having it remanded back to state court…. read more


GBKH Sues Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) over $600 Million in Hurricane Ike Losses

On March 31st, GBKH filed a lawsuit in Austin, Texas, against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) related the organization’s improper shifting of hundreds of millions of dollars in hurricane-related losses onto the backs of the state’s coastal residents. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Ramiro “Gamby” Gamboa, a Corpus Christi-area homeowner whose property is covered by TWIA, the insurer of last resort for thousands of Texans living on the Gulf Coast. … read more


GBKH Partner Doug Brothers Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers

GBKH is proud to announce that Partner D. Douglas “Doug” Brothers has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in the nation. Extended only after careful investigation, fellowship in the College is reserved for experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality…. read more


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 insurance policy, and GBKH accused the cyclist of defrauding its client by concealing his drug use…. read more


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