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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2018 – A Texas judge granted a temporary restraining order preventing a food and beverage company executive from working for a rival dairy company, based on alleged violation of a noncompetition agreement. Dean Foods alleged that Brett Johnson, its former vice president of operations, was likely to contact former customers and disclose trade secrets in violation of a noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreement he signed. Judge Jim Jordan blocked Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) from employing Johnson and set a hearing on the request for a temporary injunction filed by Dean Foods. “Under […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2018 – A lawsuit has been filed by the general contractor building what is soon to be the largest hotel in Austin, against a subcontractor, seeking at least $27 million in damages due to the project allegedly falling behind schedule. The Fairmont Austin, a 37-story hotel at 101 Red River Street, was originally scheduled to open in June 2017, but the opening has been pushed back several times, and the hotel is currently scheduled to open in early 2018. The developer said that the lawsuit had no effect on the timeline of the […]


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Garden City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2018 – . Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP is pleased to announce that Aida Leisenring has been designated as partner. In her new capacity, she will be primarily responsible for the launch and management of the firm’s New York City office at the Empire State Building. A graduate of Brown University, Ms. Leisenring earned her Juris Doctor from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 2006, graduating with honors. Since joining the firm, Ms. Leisenring has co-chaired numerous high profile felony trials resulting in acquittals in both state and federal courts. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2018 – Awards program recognizes America’s most innovative and accomplished in-house counsel for their achievements and significant contributions to the legal community. First Chair, the first organization designed to bring together a community of accomplished attorneys in private practice with their talented in-house peers in order to recognize achievement, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2018 First Chair Awards. Since 2011, the First Chair Awards have recognized in-house counsel from some of the country’s most recognized companies that have made significant contributions to the legal community. For a list of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2017 – Austin-based civil rights and tech attorney Omar W. Rosales scored a second Appellate victory in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Civil Rights case where U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s decision to deny attorney’s fees was reversed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on December 14, 2017 in 17-50109, Deutsch v. Becerra, Inc. Yeakel first denied ADA attorney’s fees and was reversed by the Fifth Circuit on August 29, 2016 in 16-50164, Deutsch v. Becerra, Inc. Yeakel then reduced the fees requested and said that any […]


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Bigger Law Firm Magazine guides its readers through adapting to the latest in legal marketing and technology in the newest print issue. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 – Dexter Tam takes on link building in the feature article, describing the necessity of link connections through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that leads to higher rates on Google search engine results pages. SEO includes website content, promotion and links, noting that some links are more valuable than others due to their origin and domain authority. Staying proactive with link building can lead to further success for a firm; […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – Texas trial attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and former Travis County top prosecutor have formed Hernandez and English LLP. The firm, based in Austin, will handle civil and criminal legal matters in Central Texas including Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe and other central Texas counties. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. is the founder of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Originally from the Gulf Coast, Mr. Hernandez has been trying civil and criminal cases on both sides of the docket helping plaintiffs with injuries and protecting […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – Law firms want to know how and why a client makes first contact, and Bigger Law Firm magazine has the answers. In the feature article, Brendan Conley explains the science behind how people, including clients, make decisions. He draws a series of distinctions between the perfectly rational, but fictional, beings that economists and others imagine people to be, and reactive, often illogical, real-world human beings. Understanding how decisions are made can help a firm make sound marketing decisions. As Dipal Parmar explains in the Virtual Impression update, a good website […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2017 – Freiberger Haber LLP to leverage more than 50 years of combined experience in delivering results oriented, client-centric representation to corporations, small businesses, partnerships and individuals. Jonathan Freiberger and Jeffrey Haber, former partners at prominent New York law firms, have come together to launch Freiberger Haber LLP. The new law firm will represent businesses and individuals involved in a broad range of complex business and commercial litigation matters. “Forming the firm gives us an opportunity to marshal our diverse and extensive experience,” Freiberger said. “Through litigation and counsel, we have helped guide […]


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Bona Law attorney Aaron Gott criticized a proposal in the U.S. Senate to give immunity to professional licensing boards in a blog post Tuesday, August 23, arguing that the bill would do little to reform overburdensome state occupational licensing laws while taking away the most effective tool for curbing anticompetitive abuses by boards. La Jolla, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2017 – The Restoring Board Immunity Act of 2017, proposed earlier this month by Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Benjamin Sasse, would give antitrust immunity to all boards of a state if the state (1) commissions a study […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2017 – Two Savannah, Georgia-based ready mix concrete companies filed an antitrust lawsuit Monday, July 24 alleging collusion among cement companies and other ready mix companies in coastal Georgia and southeast coastal South Carolina. Plaintiffs Mayson Concrete, Inc. and Southeast Ready Mix, represented by Bona Law PC, filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia alleging two separate but related conspiracies, one in each market. The complaint alleges that the cement companies have, since 2012, conspired to fix prices by agreeing to periodic coordinated price increases, while the ready mix companies have, […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – On August 9, 2017, Sanjiv N. Singh, A Professional Law Corporation, as lead counsel and The Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom, as co-lead counsel, filed a personal injury lawsuit in Superior Court in Santa Clara County seeking damages for the wrongful death of Jose Luis Delgado Lopez. Mr. Lopez was a construction worker assigned to 222 N. Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale California, the site of construction of one of Apple’s several new monolithic technology campuses. The lawsuit seeks recovery from several defendants, including the general contractor Level 10 Construction […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2017 – Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers welcomes Cecile Crabtree to its firm. A veteran trial lawyer, Cecile has an established reputation of tenacity and dedication to the legal practice, focusing on personal injury, commercial litigation, mass torts and white collar criminal defense among other legal practices. Cecile has worked with the Law Offices of Thomas J Henry, Mehaffy Weber, and McLeod Alexander in Corpus Christi, Beaumont, and Galveston. She has a law degree from South Texas College of Law and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Lamar University. Welcome Cecile […]


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San Jose, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2017 – Amy Carlson, Employment Rights Attorneys, LLP, acting as lead litigation and trial counsel, and Sanjiv N. Singh, APLC, as co-counsel, secured a zero dollar settlement for claims filed against a local rehabilitation center. The matter arose from an alleged discrimination claim by a former employee. The rehabilitation center denied any discrimination had occurred and cross-complained against the former employee for improperly receiving health insurance benefits for the employee’s dependents. ERA’s defense strategy included aggressive factual investigation—including requests for admissions in which the employee admitted most of her claims were without […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2017 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has changed his firm name due to fraudulent practices regarding the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and theft of identity. Recently Mr. Hernandez had been getting emails from all over the world requesting information on whether he was the counsel for employers posing to offer jobs to individuals worldwide requesting personal information. These fraud purveyors even copied logos and letterhead. In order to circumvent these matters and to further establish his practice is a trial and business litigation practice Mr. Hernandez decided that […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2017 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating OANDA Corp. (“OANDA”) on behalf of its foreign exchange trading customers. OANDA is one of the largest online foreign exchange trading platforms in the United States. It offers anyone the ability to trade foreign exchange (“Forex”) contracts which usually trade among banks and large institutions in the major interbank system. For years, OANDA has advertised that it allegedly offers “low spreads,” “competitive spreads” and “transparent” pricing with no hidden fees. As a result of its advertising, OANDA has become one the largest online […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm Magazine provides a map of marketing and technology strategies in the latest issue, available today. In the feature story, Brendan Conley dives into “client journey mapping,” a big-picture approach to marketing that will help firms develop a cohesive, end-to-end strategy. The client journey technique puts the client’s evolving relationship with the firm at the forefront. The firm’s marketing needs change at each successive stage of this relationship, from discovery and consideration to decision and engagement, and finally to lasting loyalty. BLF shines its Product Spotlight on Lawcus, […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2017 – The Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A./EastSide Title, Inc. is pleased to announce that Cindy Reilly has joined the firm as a Paralegal/Closing Coordinator. Cindy is a true native Floridian, born in Fort Lauderdale and raised off of Las Olas Boulevard. She attended Fort Lauderdale High School, then Colby-Sawyer College, graduating in 1984 with a B.S. in Psychology. She remained in the New England area after graduation, working for the ARC, mainstreaming and mentoring those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She eventually returned to Fort Lauderdale and worked for the American Swim […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2017 – Ajamie LLP is pleased to announce that founder Thomas Ajamie has been recognized in Chambers and Partners 2017 rankings of litigation attorneys. Based in London, Chambers has been conducting in-depth research and interviews to provide annual rankings of the world’s leading attorneys and law firms since 1990. These rankings, in turn, are based on various factors such as technical legal ability, professionalism, client service, diligence, and a host of other highly-valued qualities. In portraying Mr. Ajamie, Chambers and Partners noted: “Tenacious litigator” Thomas Ajamie of Ajamie LLP is a “strong advocate […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2017 – Ajamie LLP is pleased to announce that the Houston Bar Association (HBA) will recognize two of the firm’s attorneys at the HBA’s Annual Dinner meeting on May 18 at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston. Bar Association President Neil Kelly will recognize Courtney Scobie with the President’s Award for her participation in HBA’s AIDS Outreach Program. Ms. Scobie chairs the Outreach Committee, which is responsible for providing holiday gifts for families affected by HIV or AIDS and for hosting the Spring Luncheon for residents of Bering Omega House. In her […]


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