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Houston Janitorial Service Wins $7.8 Million from Union Over Disparagement

HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has delivered a $5.3 million verdict against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for wrongly disparaging Professional Janitorial Service of Houston when the company refused to recognize the union without a secret ballot by its employees. The judge added $2.5 million in prejudgment interest for a total of $7.8 […]

AZA Wins Sanctions Order Against Wells Fargo in Securities Fraud Lawsuit

NEW YORK – A federal judge in New York has sanctioned Wells Fargo Securities LLC for failing to comply with an order in March to produce documents and witnesses for depositions in the securities fraud suit brought by European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. The sanctions order is the latest win achieved by lawyers with the […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Houston Litigation Boutique AZA Again Earns ‘Best Law Firms’ National Ranking

HOUSTON – The commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized for the fourth year among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. Houston-based AZA, acclaimed as a boutique that can go head-to-head against much bigger law firms, […]

AZA Partner Todd Mensing’s Cross Examination Advice Featured in National News

HOUSTON – Advice from Todd Mensing, a partner in of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA, about effective cross examination was featured by national legal news service Law360. In the article “The 5 Worst Things To Do On Cross-Exam” (subscription required), Mr. Mensing told Law360 that difficult witnesses who try to dodge questions are a […]

Houston Appeals Court Says Corporate Officer Not Responsible for Debt

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas in Houston has found that a Harris County trial court erred by holding a corporate officer responsible for the debts of a failed local spa. In a July 23 opinion, a three-judge panel from the appeals court found that Francie Willis, a corporate […]

AZA’s $11.4 Million Verdict in False Accusations Case Ranked Top Texas Jury Award of 2014 for Intentional Torts

HOUSTON – The $11.4 million jury verdict won by Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, for Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group LLC has been ranked as Texas’ top verdict of 2014 in the intentional torts category, according to the legal reporting service VerdictSearch. In addition to being ranked No. 1 […]

National Oilwell Varco Beats Mud King In Stolen Trade Secrets Case

HOUSTON – Houston-based National Oilwell Varco LP (NYSE:NOV), the worldwide designer and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling and production equipment, has won nearly $400,000 from Mud King Products Inc. after a bankruptcy judge found that Mud King paid an NOV employee to steal hundreds of NOV’s secret mud pump blueprints that Mud King was […]

Midland Energy Tech Company Seeks Millions from Late Employee’s Estate

MIDLAND, Texas – Oilfield well-completion company Peak Completion Technologies Inc. has sued the estate of its late co-founder Ray Hofman, arguing he siphoned millions from the company for extravagant personal spending before he died in a plane crash. Midland, Texas-based Peak sued the estate of Mr. Hofman as well as his widow, Janna Fulfer Hofman, […]

Eight Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Earn Texas Rising Stars Recognition

HOUSTON – The Houston-based trial firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is proud to announce that eight firm attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s leading young lawyers. Selected to the 2015 listing in recognition of their business litigation work are AZA partners […]

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