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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


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


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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