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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Judgment for CITGO in Employee Race Discrimination Lawsuit

HOUSTON – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has upheld a summary judgment in favor of CITGO Petroleum Corp. in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by an employee who was fired for unprofessional behavior and threatening a co-worker. Attorney Monica Uddin of the Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & […]

Apache Corp. Sues Eagle Ford Oil Field Services Firms for Fraud

SAN ANTONIO – The Houston-based oil and gas company Apache Corp. has filed a lawsuit in Bexar County alleging massive fraud by a group of oil field service companies operating in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Apache by Houston-based Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or […]

Houston’s AZA Named Texas Powerhouse Law Firm by National Legal Publication

HOUSTON – Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is one of only 13 in the state named a Texas Powerhouse by the legal news service Law360. “AZA now claims 31 of the city’s toughest litigators,” says Law360 in “Texas Powerhouse: Ahmad Zavitsanos.”  “Having developed a reputation over the last […]

Houston Law Firm AZA Earns Top Commercial Litigation Rankings from Chambers USA

HOUSTON – The Houston-based law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, and three firm partners are top-rated in commercial litigation in the just-released 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Chambers USA profile of AZA describes the firm as a “rapidly growing boutique practice with an impressive […]

AZA Completes Sixth Trial of 2014 with Take-Nothing Win

HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has issued a take-nothing verdict for a Houston businesswoman who was sued over proceeds from allegedly fraudulent commercial property sales. The court victory marks the sixth trial completed by lawyers from the Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, since the beginning of 2014. […]

Houston Law Firm AZA Named Among City’s Largest Energy Practices by Houston Business Journal

HOUSTON – Commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned selection to the Houston Business Journal’s 2014 list of local law firms with the largest energy practices. The list, which appears in the April 25 issue, is based on the number of energy lawyers working in Houston-area firms. This […]

Houston Appeals Court Delivers Take-Nothing Judgment in Trade Secrets Case

HOUSTON – A Houston appeals court has cleared a group of defendants in a trade secret misappropriation case by overturning an earlier $4.4 million judgment and awarding a take-nothing judgment. Houston commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, successfully represented Milo Nickel and Michael LeBlanc, former executives of Plaintiff MBI […]

Houston Jury Awards Tech Company $11.4 Million Over Competitor’s False Accusations to Government Agencies, Customers

HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has awarded $11.4 million to Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group L.L.C. after a competitor made false accusations of tax violations to Function One’s then-largest customer. The jury’s verdict includes $1 million in punitive damages based on the conduct of Function One competitor Accudata Systems Inc., which also […]

AZA Attorney Featured in National News Coverage of ‘Meritless’ Appeal to Texas Supreme Court

HOUSTON – Following her successful defense of a client in a 2011 non-compete case, AZA attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher characterized the plaintiff’s petition for review by the Texas Supreme Court as “meritless” in a Feb. 19 story in the legal publication Law360, “Oilfield Co. Asks Texas Justices to Nix Ex-Worker’s Fee Award.” The article explores […]

Former Continental Pilots File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Unfair Treatment by Union

HOUSTON – Six former Continental Airlines pilots who now work for the merged United Airlines have filed a class-action lawsuit against their own union today based on claims their seniority was unfairly stripped when the two airlines merged in 2010. The lawsuit accuses the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) of breaching its duty of […]

Houston Law Firm AZA Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial Litigation

Litigation boutique wins national recognition from The Best Lawyers in America HOUSTON – The Houston-based complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) is being recognized as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” yet again by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in […]

Houston Appeals Court Affirms Sizable Legal Fee Award to AZA Client

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court upheld a jury award of $750,000 in attorneys’ fees for AZA’s client – a ruling that means the award will stand as the fourth-largest defense verdict delivered in Texas in 2011. Attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher of Houston’s Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) successfully defended Mistras […]

AZA Law Firm Celebrating 20 Years of Growth in Houston

Firm, partners responsible for making law, among top legal counsel in the state HOUSTON – Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is celebrating two decades of legal firsts, successful work for clients and overall firm growth since opening its doors with only two attorneys 20 years ago this month. Founded in […]

Attorney John Zavitsanos from Houston’s AZA Recognized among Nation’s Best for Client Service

HOUSTON – Accomplished attorney John Zavitsanos, a founding partner of the Houston complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized for providing superior client service based on a recent survey of top corporate counsel at U.S. companies. BTI Consulting Group, a 20-year-old Massachusetts-based polling […]

Three AZA Courtroom Attorneys Earn Selections in “Who’s Who in Energy” List

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is home to three attorneys who have earned selection to the “Who’s Who in Energy” list of energy industry leaders in seven major U.S. cities. AZA partners Sean Gorman, Todd Mensing and John Zavitsanos were selected […]

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