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AZA Partner John Zavitsanos Discusses Trial Techniques in Law360 Article

HOUSTON – From reading the Rules of Evidence before each trial to using pop culture references with jurors, John Zavitsanos, co-founding partner of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently discussed his trial techniques with the national legal news service Law360.  In the article, “Trial Pros: Ahmad Zavitsanos’ John Zavitsanos,” the noted […]

Jefferson County Jury Clears Beaumont Motel in Premises Liability Case

BEAUMONT, Texas– An East Texas jury has completely cleared a Beaumont motel accused of negligence by a woman who claimed a self-closing pool gate injured her ankle. Plaintiff Donna Rudolph was staying with family at the Americas Best Value Inn in August 2012, when she claimed the pool’s self-closing gate hit her ankle. She said […]

Court OKs Litigation Financing in Delaware Intellectual Property Case

WILMINGTON, Delaware – In a closely watched case involving litigation financing, a Delaware judge refused to dismiss the matter, finding that third-party financing can be used to support a lawsuit. The ruling came in an intellectual property lawsuit filed by Boston-based Charge Injection Technologies Inc. (CIT) against Delaware-based E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. The […]

Nine from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Earn 2016 Texas Rising Stars Honors

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is proud to announce that nine attorneys from the Houston-based trial law firm have been named to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s leading young lawyers. AZA partner Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher and associates Jamie Alan Aycock, Sammy Ford IV, Benjamin […]

AZA Lawyer Adam Milasincic Featured in Legal Magazine Cover Story

HOUSTON – Trial attorney Adam Milasincic of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, or AZA, is the focus of a cover story published in the Super Lawyers Magazine’s Texas Rising Stars 2016 edition, which recognizes the top young attorneys in the state. The magazine is published by Thomson Reuters legal division, which selects the […]

Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fort Bend Defamation Case

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed against a Houston-area newspaper and a reporter who wrote a false story attacking the local chief deputy sheriff and his son. The reporter, who previously worked at the sheriff’s department, blamed the chief deputy when she was fired after […]

AZA Named Among Both Top Energy, Top IP Law Firms in Houston Law Guide

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been ranked among both the top energy and top intellectual property (IP) law firms in the 2016 edition of the Houston Business Journal Law Guide, which lists the city’s leading firms in several areas of legal expertise. AZA is ranked alongside some of […]

AZA Secures Another Multimillion-Dollar Victory for National Oilwell Varco

HOUSTON – A Houston state court jury this week returned a take-nothing verdict in favor of National Oilwell Varco, L.P., (NYSE: NOV), after finding that a former employee who sought more than $20 million in damages was rightfully fired for a safety violation and not the victim of race discrimination. The jury in Harris County […]

ZKey Sues Facebook in California

HOUSTON – New York City-based ZKey Investments, LLC, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against Facebook Inc. over the popular networking website’s alleged infringement of a key patent held by ZKey. In the lawsuit, ZKey says Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook has willfully and deliberately infringed ZKey’s U.S. Patent No. 6,820,204, which covers technology that […]

AZA, Firm Attorneys Again Earn Chambers USA Commercial Litigation Honors

HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, again has earned recognition among the nation’s top commercial litigation firms in Texas in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition to the overall firm’s ranking, AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios […]

Texas Court Upholds $15.7 Million Patent Infringement Verdict for Rembrandt Wireless

MARSHALL, Texas – Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has upheld a $15.7 million jury verdict in favor of Rembrandt Wireless Technologies LP after denying a request for a new trial on damages issues filed by Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Rembrandt is a business […]

AZA Ranked Among Top Energy Law Firms by Houston Business Journal

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, once again has earned a spot on the Houston Business Journal’s list of the leading energy law firms in Houston, alongside some of city’s biggest and oldest firms. The Houston Business Journal Book of Lists 2015-2016 includes the largest companies in Houston from a […]

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