Barbara Barron leads defense effort in Texas MDLs Resulting in Dismissal of Thousands of Silica and Asbestos Claims

Barbara Barron was tapped by both the Texas Asbestos and Silica multi-district litigation (“MDL”) judges to work with them and attorneys on both sides in dismissing the Texas asbestos and silica inactive dockets. A statute was passed two years ago, which requires the judges to dismiss all inactive MDL cases, but only provided a one year window for those dismissals to occur, beginning September 1, 2014. Barbara devised a system and then coordinated with fifteen other defense firms in creating...

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Posted in no categories | Thursday, June 11, 2015

MehaffyWeber Moonshiners Take Home Top Prize at Spindletop Spin

Saturday, June 6th the Jefferson County Bar Association hosted the 10th Annual Spindletop Spin. The event benefits the Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Foundation, which provides free or low-cost legal services to indigent and low-income residents. Teams from various local law firms manned the seven rest stops along the ride routes, which were decorated in different themes of each team’s choosing. A contest, held to judge the best rest stop theme, was won by the “MehaffyWeber...

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Posted in no categories | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Michele Smith Presides over TADC Spring Meeting in Galveston

In late April, the San Luis Resort in Galveston was full of defense counsel from all over Texas. This was the venue for the Texas of Association of Defense Counsel’s spring meeting. MehaffyWeber’s own Michele Smith presided over this yearly meeting welcoming to the gulf shores. Sandra Clark gave a presentation on cross examination of expert witnesses. Among the topics discussed, the recent Texas Legislative session was a topic at the front of everyone’s mind. Michele has spent...

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Posted in no categories | Tuesday, June 9, 2015