The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to revisit its decision that Noble Energy Inc. has to indemnify ConocoPhillips in connection with the $63 million in environmental cleanup costs despite arguments that Noble’s predecessor wasn’t properly told about the indemnity agreement.
Cancer causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flood, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggered calls for the toxic wastes to be permanently moved.
The EPA confirmed the fears of citizens that Hurricane Harvey flooding spawned a leak in one of the most dangerous and vulnerable of Houston’s Superfund sites — the San Jacinto Waste Pits.
Volkswagen faces billions of dollars in fine in Texas for its admitted cheating on emissions tests, but the potential payday is being held up as the state Attorney General and county officials fight in court over which government agencies will get to claim a share of the proceeds from the German auto giant.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday held Noble Energy Inc. must indemnify ConocoPhillips for $63 million in environmental cleanup costs under an indemnity agreement that wasn’t disclosed when Noble’s predecessor bought oil and gas assets during a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Richard Mithoff was lead attorney for ConocoPhillips
A legal aid endowment fund for Texas veterans has been established to honor the legacy of Texas trial lawyer Joe Jamail. The Joe Jamail Endowment for Veterans Legal Services was established by Jamail’s longtime friend and one-time employee Richard Mithoff.
Litigator of the Week: Powerful Story Wins $27.7 million Judgment for Family of Man Killed in Bicycle Accident
Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff was named “Litigator of the Week” for a successful jury trial verdict: Topping the list of what Richard Mithoff has learned in 46 years as a trial lawyer is this useful gem, “I always believe the plaintiff is Exhibit A.” And that’s how Mithoff, 71, won a $27.7 million judgment Friday for the family of a man killed while riding his bicycle — without any eye witnesses or hard evidence to prove how it happened.
The family of a fallen firefighter killed in a bicycle accident has been awarded $39.95 million in a wrongful death suit against a landscaping company.
Fishermen, Landowners Allege Harm from Waste Pits in Suit Against Owners of San Jacinto River Superfund Site Locals With Cancer Blame Sludge Fouling San Jacinto River
More than 600 people are part of the ongoing legal dispute in Harris County. Filed in 2012, the case has grown into one of the largest environmental class action lawsuits in Texas history, according to attorney Richard Mithoff.