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AZA Beats Frivolous Anti-SLAPP Appeal in Construction Case 

HOUSTON – With criticism growing for how lawyers are abusing mid-case appeals, the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals today found that a local court was correct to toss a contractor’s frivolous attempts to use Texas’ anti-SLAPP law to delay an impending trial setting. The case now headed back to the trial docket of the 113th […]

Ten AZA Lawyers on Texas Rising Stars List for 2022 

HOUSTON – Ten AZA partners and associates were selected to this year’s Texas Rising Stars list of leading young attorneys, an honor based on peer nominations and independent research.   Earning recognition for business litigation were firm partners Taylor Freeman and Jason McManis, both on the list for five consecutive years, and associates Cameron Byrd, […]

Eleven AZA Associates Make US List of ‘Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch’ for 2021 

HOUSTON – Eleven associates with trial law firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, have been named to the list of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which honors attorneys for outstanding professional excellence early in their careers.    The honorees are Weining Bai, Cameron Byrd, Nathan Campbell, Justin Chen, Rey Flores, Justin Rowinsky, Neal Sarkar, Monica Uddin, Kelsi Stayart White and Patrick Yarborough, all selected for their commercial litigation work, and Kyril Talanov, chosen […]

AZA Prevails for Apache Corp. at Texas Supreme Court in Oil & Gas Arbitration Dispute

HOUSTON – AZA lawyers prevailed for client Apache Corp. before the Texas Supreme Court, which declined to review a lower court ruling that upheld Apache’s motion to compel arbitration and denied its opponent Wagner Oil’s attempt to stay arbitration. In late 2017, Apache initiated arbitration against Wagner Oil to recover over $15 million in legal […]

US Supreme Court Won’t Overturn NOV Win in $120M Discrimination Suit

HOUSTON – A $120 million discrimination lawsuit against oilfield equipment supplier National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV) has died on appeal as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider a petition for review filed by eight former NOV employees. The employees lost their discrimination case in a Houston trial in 2015. They had argued to the […]

US Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for National Oilwell Varco in $120 Million Suit

HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld a Houston federal jury verdict that found National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV) did not racially discriminate against African-American workers, who had sought $120 million in damages. A three-judge panel unanimously rejected the appeal filed on behalf of eight minority employees of the […]

WSJ: Texas Union Fights to Stay in Bankruptcy after Losing Defamation Case

HOUSTON – The Wall Street Journal reported that one of the country’s largest unions is trying to remain in bankruptcy as it confronts a $7.8 million defamation judgment against it won by Professional Janitorial Service of Houston Inc. in a Harris County court. The Texas branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) asked a […]

AZA Lawyer Zavitsanos Tells Newspaper How Social Media Aids in Jury Selection

HOUSTON – AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos was featured in a Texas Lawyer story explaining how social media research can ferret out crucial information about potential jurors that voir dire and jury questionnaires don’t reveal. The Texas Lawyer article, “Jury Consultants Need Not Apply — Winning Litigator Relies on Web Instead” (subscription required), details how […]

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 […]

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