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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


GBKH Wins Pro Bono Fight to Keep Elderly Woman in Her Home

GBKH is proud to announce that it has succeeded in stopping the foreclosure of a home owned since 1968 by Aron Ezilla Ridge, a 75-year-old Austin woman in failing health. The Kansas City-based lender James B. Nutter & Co. had filed a lawsuit to foreclose on Ridge’s property, incorrectly claiming she had failed to pay $49 in property taxes. GBKH attorney Nan Hazel handled the matter on a pro bonoread more


Court Seizes Debtor’s Homestead for Securities Fraud

GBKH lawyers Russ Horton and Elizabeth von Kreisler successfully objected to a bankruptcy debtor’s homestead exemption, a rare achievement in Texas. The debtor had previously been found liable to a GBKH client for violations of securities law and fraud. After the debtor filed for bankruptcy, Mr. Horton and Ms. von Kreisler objected to the debtor’s homestead exemption under 11 U.S.C. §522(q), a new bankruptcy law that limits a debtor’s homestead exemption if the debt results from violations of securities laws. The court granted the requested relief and capped the debtor’s homestead, which otherwise would have been unlimited. … read more


GBKH Seeks Recovery for Oscar-Nominated Director Richard Linklater

GBKH is continuing to fight on behalf of Richard Linklater, the acclaimed director of Dazed and Confused, Before Sunset, and Bernie, in a case tied to the 2011 wildfire that devastated the community of Bastrop, Texas. Sadly, the fire destroyed the building housing Mr. Linklater’s film archives, a priceless collection that included a 35-millimeter print of the groundbreaking movieSlacker, costumes from Dazed and Confused, never-before-seen Super-8 films, and a long list of other items. … read more


GBKH Fights for Widow’s Benefits

After her husband’s death, two life insurers refused to pay benefits to the widow, claiming there were misrepresentations in the life insurance applications. GBKH attorneys Suzette Selden and Mark Kincaid represented the widow in settling claims against both insurers. For more information, see Torres v. MetLife Investors USA Ins. Co., Case No. D-1-GN-11-002331, 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County,… read more


GBKH Protects Rights of Local Wildfire Victims

Beloved chocolatiers Frans and Roselly Hendriks, owners of the ROSCAR chocolate company, lost their home and business in the 2011 wildfire that devastated the community of Bastrop, Texas. They believed that an insurance policy they had recently purchased would cover damage to personal property, when in fact it included only commercial property coverage. GBKH attorneys Suzette Selden and Mark Kincaid represented the Hendrikses against Nautilus Insurance Company, Bellamy Insurance Group, and agent Matt Murray. The case was settled shortly before it was scheduled to go to trial. For more information, see Frans Hendriks & Roselly Hendriks v. Nautilus Ins. Co., Bellamy Ins. Group, and Matt Murray, Case No. D-1-GN-12-000724, District Court of Travis County, Texas, 201st Judicial District.read more


Acclaimed Austin Firms Merge to Form Litigation Powerhouse

The partners of George & Brothers, L.L.P. and Kincaid & Horton, L.L.P. are pleased to announce they have merged to form George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP, effective October 1, 2012. GBKH pools the proficiencies of distinguished trial lawyers, while maintaining the flexibility, accessibility and efficiency of a boutique firm. The merger augments the litigation creativity and expertise that the partners of each nationally recognized firm have offered clients, independently, for more than two decades.

“We’re excited to combine the diverse experience and abilities of a number of extremely competent, highly regarded attorneys,” said Doug Brothers, Partner. “Most importantly, we’re excited about enhancing client value and relationships. As GBKH, we’ll remain committed to aligning our interests with our clients and efficiently and expertly solving legal problems, rather than prolonging them.”

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