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Former Cancer Agency Official Found Not Guilty

Jerry Cobbs , a former high-ranking official with the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), was acquitted by an Austin jury. He was accused of improperly  securing an $11 million grant for a biotechnology firm by misleading his…


Rusty Hardin Wins 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Lawyer Newspaper

Texas Lawyer newspaper announced that Rusty Hardin was among only 22 lawyers on their 2015 Professional Excellence Award: Lifetime Achievers list. This list recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State. Mr.…


Testimony begins in trial for Ex-CPRIT official Jerry Cobbs

Firm lawyers Rusty Hardin and Jennifer Brevorka, representing ex-cancer agency officer Jerry Cobbs in an Austin trial, told jurors in opening statements that their client became a scapegoat for his embattled employer that faced allegations of corruption over how it…


HCC Settles With Ousted Chancellor For $850,000

Rusty Hardin and firm lawyer Jennifer Brevorka represented former Houston Community College chancellor and general counsel Renee Byas and successfully negotiated an $850,000 payout for her, including attorneys fees. Ms. Byas worked to update policies at the community college  but…


Rusty Hardin Named A National Trial Ace by Law360

Houston lawyer Rusty Hardin was one of 50 national lawyers named as Trial Aces by the respected national legal news service Law360. In a story titled "Law360's Trial Aces Make Winning Look Easy" (subscription required) Mr. Hardin is named with…


Rusty Hardin on NBC Nightly News & Today Show discussing controversial traffic stop of Sandra Bland

Rusty Hardin appeared on NBC Nightly News and NBC's The Today Show in stories about the case of Sandra Bland, who died in the Waller County jail after an arrest resulting from a traffic stop. Controversy over her arrest and…


Enterprise Products Partners Victory Over ETP Dubbed “Stern Justice”

A Texas Lawyer story on the jury victory of Houston-based Enterprise Products Pipeline LP  over rival Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP began :  "A group of Houston jurors recently doled out stern justice to a natural gas pipeline operator they…


Enterprise Products Wins Breach of Contract Verdict Against Energy Transfer Partners in Houston

A Houston district court jury has found that Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) breached its contract with competitor Enterprise Products Partners LP by failing to maintain the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline so Enterprise could service its Gulf Coast…


HCC Wants to Seal Records in Lawsuit Yet Again

The Houston Community College is still trying to keep documents secret in the legal fight it started with its former general counsel. The Houston Press reports April 14, 2015: "Houston Community College is attempting to seal internal records in the…


Attorney Hollingsworth: Doctor convicted of poisoning lover deserves new trial

Attorney Derek Hollingsworth, who defended Dr. Ana Gonzalez at trial, is featured on a KPRC NBC-TV 2 story discussing new evidence that has led to a request for a new  trial for the doctor convicted of aggravated assault and sent…


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