- The Gilmer Mirror, November 8, 2018
The Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services, created by Houston attorney Richard Mithoff, launched last year to provide a funding source for Texas veterans to have access to legal services. Since its inception, the endowment has raised more than $800,000.
- Law360, December 15, 2017
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.
- Houston Chronicle, September 29, 2017
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 Waster Pits.
- Reuters, September 29, 2017
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.
- San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site DataSeptember 28, 2017
statement of EPA concerning Superfund site at San Jacinto waste pits
- Houston Chronicle, July 7, 2017
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.
- Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of ConocoPhillipsLaw360, June 26, 2017
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.
- Houston Chronicle, June 14, 2017
A legal aid endowment fund for Texas veterans has been established to honor the legacy of Texas trial lawyer JoeJamail. The Joe Jamail Endowment for Veterans Legal Services was established by Jamail's longtime friend and one-time employee Richard Mithoff.
- Powerful Story Wins $27.7 million Judgment for Family of Man Killed in Bicycle AccidentTexas Lawyer, May 22, 2017
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 plantiff 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.
- Houston Chronicle, May 4, 2017
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 Riber Superfund SiteLocals With Cancer Blame Sludge Fouling San Jacinto RiverHouston Chronicle, February 13, 2017
More than 600 people are paart 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.
- Texas Lawyer, September 1, 2016
Richard Mithoff was named to Texas Lawyer magazine 2016 Professional Excellence Award, Lifetime Achievers
- San Antonio Express Journal, August 18, 2016
A Karnes County family has filed a lawsuit to get records from Marathon Oil Corp. to determine whether the company properly paid royalties for oil and natural gas leases on their land.
John and Kelly Foster filed their lawsuit before Judge Donna Reyeswith the 81st State District Court in Karnes County on Wednesday morning, and Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) officials had not been served the lawsuit as of Wednesday afternoon.
- As clock winds down, mineral owners want payment calculations verifiedSan Antonio Express-News, August 18, 2016
A Karnes County mineral owner has sued Marathon Oil Corp. to figure out whether the company is paying royalties correctly -- a common lawsuit in South Texas' 400-mile Eagle Ford Shale oil field and one that's in the rise.
- A Sense of Empathy: Noted Personal Injury Attorney is Representing Harris County in its Case Against VolkswagenRichard Mithoff Has Championed the Causes of Consumers, WorkersHouston Chronicle, August 7, 2016
- The Secret Lives of LawyersLaw360 In-Depth, August 7, 2016
- Houston Chronicle, July 7, 2016
- Med Mal in Texas: Time to Tweak the Reforms? Plaintiff and Defense Lawyers Both See Room for ModificationsTexas Lawyer, June 1, 2016
- Texas Lawyer, May 25, 2016
- Texas Law Book, April 14, 2016
- Lions of the Texas BarTexas Law Books, March 11, 2016
- Texas Lawyer, October 1, 2015
- County Retains Richard Mithoff to Help Litigate CaseHouston Chronicle, September 30, 2015
- September 28, 2015
- Southeast Texas Record, September 11, 2015
- 900,000 Bikes Recalled After One Accident Resulted in QuadriplegiaApril 22, 2015
Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly 1 million bikes for a safety issue that resulted in one rider becoming paralyzed. The recall involves bikes with a "quick release" lever on the front wheel that can interfere with the disk brakes, causing the wheel to stop turning or separate from the bike frame, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Texas Law Review recognizes MithoffApril 4, 2015
- ConocoPhillips Wants $63 million settlement reimbursed by Noble EnergyMarch 27, 2015
ConocoPhillips Wants $63 million settlement reimbursed by Noble Energy
HOUSTON -- A state appeals court in Houston agreed Wednesday with ConocoPhillips that Noble Energy owes responsibility to indemnify, or reimburse, ConocoPhillips with respect to a $63 million settlement for an environmental claim for damage to an oil field in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
Handling the case for ConocoPhillips was The Mithoff Law firm -- Richard Mithoff, Sherie Beckman and Warner Hocker; from Baker-Botts Tom Phillips, Macey StokesC
- Texas Lawyer, November 27, 2014
- November 14, 2014
- 2014 Recipient of TACTAS’s Lifetime of Excellence Advocacy AwardOctober 31, 2014
- Mithoff Law Pleased With Court's Ruling; Expect Case to Return to Trial CourtOctober 28, 2014
- Richard Mithoff Appointed to Executive Team of Lawyers for Texas Cases Against GM in Ignition Switch LitigationOctober 27, 2014
- Program renamed Richard & Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono ProgramOctober 15, 2014
- September 15, 2014
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- Fuelfix, Houston Chronicle, May 22, 2014
Some BP investors can form a class to sue the company over allegations it misled shareholders on how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, a federal judge ruled.
- April 29, 2014
Attorneys for BP investors told a federal judge that the British oil company misled the market for years on how safe its deep-water drilling operations were in the lead-up to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Texas Heart Institute drops its suit; Catholic Healthy ups dealHouston Chronicle, September 16, 2013
The Texas Heart Institute will partner with the Catholic hospital chain that bought the St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, ending a contractual dispute tied up in a Harris County district court since May.
- Opposition from county judge spurs nonprofit to head to courtHouston Chronicle, August 27, 2013
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said he would not place a 1-cent property tax on the November ballot intended to buoy area preschools, prompting a lawsuit by a local nonprofit that supplied tens of thousands of signatures on a petition asking him to do so.
- Houston Chronicle, May 16, 2013
The Texas Heart Institute, the St. Luke's Episcopal Health System's most valuate asset, is asking a Harris County court to declare it a free agent, a potentially huge wrinkle in the pending sale of the system to Catholic Health Initiatives.
- Bloomberg NEWS, April 8, 2013
Vantage Drilling Co. sued a BP Plc unit over what it claims was a $265.5 million increase in financing costs stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Austin American-Statesman, July 13, 2012
The Texas Gas Service violated safety rules in handling a gas leak reported in November at a North Austin house where a gas explosion killed a man in January, according to a report released by the Texas Railroad Commission.
- Texas Lawyer, May 21, 2012
Administrators of the estates of Joshua Bryant Berry and Robin Perlo Berry, who were killed in an accident in West Texas on July 2, 2011, and the guardian of the Houston's couple's three children have filed a strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty suit against Chrysler Group LLC and Chrysler Canada Inc.
- Houston Chronicle, May 15, 2012
Relatives of a Houston couple killed in a collision that also paralyzed two of their children filed a federal lawsuit against Chrysler, the maker of the family's minivan, and the other driver involved in the collision.
- Family of car crash orphans sue Chrysler for safety flaws: Allege design faults made Berry kids' accident worseCulturemap Houston, May 14, 2012
The accident in July 2011 was horrific — an SUV veered into the lane of the Berry family minivan near Fort Stockton, resulting in a front-end collision at highwayspeeds. The crash claimed the lives of Houstonians Robin and Josh Berry and seriously injured their three children, Peter, Aaron and Willa with Peter and Aaron being paralyzed.
- Bloomberg NEWS, February 7, 2012
BP Plc's investors can add more claims to a multibilliion-dollar lawsuit accusing the company of lying before and after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. judge ruled.
- Parents killed last summer in a had-on crashHouston Chronicle, October 27, 2011
A prominent Houston attorney will represent three children whose parents died in a head-on collision this summer in a possible product liability lawsuit.
- Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, April 6, 2010
An attorney representing a Seguin couple injured last month in a rollover tour bus accident in which two other passengers died has filed a lawsuit in a Brownsville district court alleging negligence and seeking compensatory and exemplary damages for his clients.
- The Seattle Times, September 30, 2009
The families of two Americans killed in the crash of an Air France air bus flight off the coast of South America in June filed a lawsuit claiming the airline and the plane's various manufacturers knew the aircraft had defective parts that could have caused the accident.
- Victims' kin hope awarad brings 'closure' and changes in safetyHouston Chronicle, June 5, 2009
Nearly four years after 23 Bellaire nursing home residents died in a fiery bus while evacuating from Hurricane Rita, their families have reached a settlement.
- Houma Today, May 9, 2009
The latest lawsuit filed after a January oilfield helicopter crash in a Terrebonne marsh killed eight people alleges that a replacement windshield and the negligence of the aircraft's owner and manufacturer are to blame.
- Successful capital campaign for Children's Museum of HoustonFebruary 2, 2009
How sweet it is to have the final dollars of a capital campaign in the bank in the middle of these rough economic times. Just ask Children's Museum of Houston capital campaign chairs Ginni and Richard Mithoff and Melissa and Michael Mithoff.
- No criminal charges filed in Jan. 2 accident that killed 1 passenger and injured 46Houston Chronicle, December 19, 2008
Victims in a bus crash near Victoria have agreed to a settlement with the insurance companies for the Houston owners, operators and driver of the motor carriers, lawyers said.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 18, 2008
A settlement has been reached involving personal injury claims filed over a Jan. 2 charter bus crash that killed one person and injured dozens more near Victoria.
- KHOU11 NEWS, December 18, 2008
In December, emergency crews arrived in Simonton to find Charles Tovar's 2005 Toyota Prius in a ditch. Family claims the airbags designed to keep their son safe failed. He was only 19 years old.
- Negligence cited in fatal rollover on Jan. 2 near VictoriaHouston Chronicle, January 16, 2008
The family of the man killed in a bus rollover south of Victoria filed a lawsuit against the bus operator, owner and driver, claiming their negligence led to the crash.
- Houston Chronicle, January 8, 2008
Chevron Corp. executives committed fraud when they told owners of a biodiesel plant in Galveston they would "not let you fail," but then refused to inject more money into the struggling project, partners in the venture alleged in a court filing.
- Gastric Bypass SurgeriesCBS News - 48 hours, December 5, 2007
"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson lost more than 100 pounds after weight loss surgery. So did singer Carnie Wilson, weatherman Al Roker and MTV's Sharon Osbourne. Its the kind of advertising money can't buy. But are unskilled doctors costing some patients their lives?
- Amarillo Globe - News, October 26, 2007
More than $200 million in natural gas will not be trapped under Hutchinson County after two companies reached agreement in Austin.
- Houston Chronicle, September 25, 2007
The families of 23 elderly residents of a Bellaire nursing home who died in a bus fire near Dallas while evacuating from Hurricane Rita two years ago have reached a settlement with the owners of the nursing home, attorneys in Houston confirmed.
- Houston Chronicle, April 15, 2007
A jury has ruled that Allied Van Lines should pay a group of Texans whose SUV was thrown into the air and caught fire, killing two people and seriously burning two others, when a moving van slammed into traffic stopped by a minor accident.
- Two family members died in auto crash, other victims severely burnedThe Daily Advertiser, April 11, 2007
A federal jury awarded damages to the victims of a July 2003 crash on Interstate 10.
- Allied Van Lines sued after deadly 2003 wreckThe Advocate, April 11, 2007
A federal jury returned a verdict in a July 2003 crash on the Atchafalaya Basin bridge that killed five people.
- Valley Morning Star, April 11, 2007
The victims of a 2003 vehicle accident in Louisiana were awarded damages by a federal jury.
- November 19, 2006
The trauma center at Ben Taub Hospital was renamed the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center.
- Houston Chronicle, May 4, 2006
- Richard Mithoff has racked up a string of victorius verdicts in high-profile lawsuitsHouston Business Journal, March 10, 2006
From a private 34th-floor penthouse overlooking downtown Houston, one of the state's most prominent legal renegades prepares the case for his latest cause.
- Victims' lawyers say funds set aside by the firm makes senseHouston Chronicle, July 27, 2005
Four months after an explosion rocked BP's Texas City refinery, the financial impact of the incident has finally reverberated to the energy giant's bottom line.
- Settlements of claims come as allegations of mismanagement dog the oil giantHouston Chronicle, June 23, 2005
BP has agreed to pay several families of those killed in the deadly Texas City refinery explosions to settle wrongful death claims, sources familiar with the cases said.
- Texas Lawyer, August 23, 2004
A jury returned a verdict finding Progressive County Mutual Insurance Co., Enterprise Leasing Co. of Houston and a customer were liable for an automobile accident in November 2000 in Houston that killed a 56-year-old Seabrook woman.
- Driver, rental car firm and insurance company must payHouston Chronicle, August 12, 2004
A Harris County jury awarded damages to the family of a woman killed by a drunken driver who had rented a car despite having multiple citations and a suspended license.
- Houston Chronicle, March 26, 2004
Ramesh Srungaram, a weight-loss surgeon for whom hospitals have settled 10 separate medical malpractice suits, has resigned his privileges at a local hospital and is closing his Houston practice.
- Failed entertainment venture pits New York financial firm against Houston power playersHouston Business Journal, November 14, 2003
A group of high-profile Houston business leaders are locked in a legal dispute with a major New York-based investment firm over a failed venture to develop entertainment venues.
- City & State, October 25, 2003
A worker who was seriously burned in a sugar plant explosion five years ago and the company responsible for installing an anti-explosion system at the facility have reached a settlement.
- Houston Chronicle, September 12, 2003
Texas has had a law on the books since 1989 requiring cranes to have insulators that prevent deaths from contact with power lines.
- Tyler Morning Telegraph, April 5, 2003
The company that operated a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus involved in a 2001 wreck that caused a 9-year-old girl to burn to death in front of her family has agreed to a settlement, the parents' attorney said.
- Texas Lawyer, 2003
The legal maneuvering has begun as Democrats and Republicans vie for the advantage in congressional redistricting battles being waged in Texas courts.
- Largest Verdicts of the YearFebruary 3, 2003
A Texas jury awarded damages to the family of a man who died in a rollover accident when his Chevrolet Blazer went out of control after the tread separated on a Bridgestone/Firestone tire.
- Houston Chronicle, August 15, 2002
The families of four women, one who died and three who were hospitalized in critical condition, are suing a weight loss program and a Houston doctor for allegedly botched stomach-stapling surgeries.
- Lubbock Avalanche - Journal, August 14, 2002
The families of four women who suffered complications from bariatric surgery have filed suit against the doctor and two health organizations associated with the surgery, including Highland Medical Center.
- Sears, Which Sold Tire, 35-Percent LiableLawyers Weekly USA, July 22, 2002
A Texas jury this month awarded damages to the family of a man who died in a rollover accident when a tire on the SUV in which he was riding blew out.
- A Bridgestone/Firestone product is involved, but the focus is on repairsThe National Law Journal, July 15, 2002
A Texas jury has awarded damages to the family of a man who died in a rollover accideant involving a Bridgestone/Firestone tire.
- Award goes to wife, son, parents of man killed in tire caseThe Beaumont Enterprise, July 4, 2002
An Orange County jury has awarded a Bryan family damages for a family member's death it said was caused by a defective and improperly repaired tire.
- Ohio company to pay recipients of articicial jointsHouston Chronicle - Metropolitan, February 5, 2002
The medical manufacturer that recalled 40,000 faulty artifical hips in Decemver 2000 -- thousands of them already implanted in patients -- has agreed to pay damages to settle law suits, attorneys announced.
- Houston Chronicle, September 18, 2001
The state court trial over congressional redistricting opened with lawyers representing state Democrats and Republicans laying out their cases.
- Star-Telegram, March 2, 2001
Vacuum pumps, which power cockpit instruments in small airplanes, have contributed to at least 82 deaths in 36 crashes since 1980, including a 1998 crash in New Orleans that killed three Denton County residents, safety reports indicate.
- Prominent Couple Honored with Hospital District Foundation's First Humanitarian AwardNovember 15, 2000
About 300 friends and supporters of the Harris County Hospital District celebrated a Jubilee of Caring Gala Dinner on Nov. 8.
- A Houston attorney leading the charge against Ford and Firestone knew there was a problem, but couldn't talkDetroit Free Press, November 7, 2000
Beating big corporations with big verdicts made Richard Mithoff one of the country's best known product liability attorneys.
- Data between Ford, Firestone includedHouston Chronicle Metropolitan, October 3, 2000
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has to publicly disclose documents related to its recall of some tires that have been blamed for vehicle crahes, a judge in Houston ruled.
- Texas Lawyer, September 25, 2000
Public Citizen Inc. wants the court to turn down a request from Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. for a protective order that would keep documents in a tire-tread suit private. Public Citizen, a nonprofit public interest group founded by Ralph Nader, filed the amicus curiae brief in a suit filed in state court by a Crosby woman who was injured in an accident in 1999 in a Ford Explorer equipped with Firestone tires.
- Crosby litigant gets help in effort to publicize tire problemsHouston Chronicle Metropolitan, September 19, 2000
A consumer watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader has gotten behind a Crosby woman's fight to disclose publicly any information that she gains on Firestone's tread-separation problems.
- July 30, 2000
- Doctors fear blessed event can turn into legal nightmareJuly 12, 2000
Since the late 1970s when childbirth returned to a more natural procedure and a family event, videotaping soon followed as delivery room routine.
- July 3, 2000
A videotape taken in the delivery room of a Houston hospital when a woman gave birth to a daughter in February 1999 turned out to be gripping evidence in a medical malpractice suit instead of the record of a joyous family occasion.
- April 12, 2000
A Kingwood hospital and two of its doctors were ordered by a jury to pay a family harmed by the doctors in the first known verdict in the state finding a hospital malicious for retaining a physician on its staff.
- Humble Observer & Sun, April 12, 2000
In an unprecedented jury decision, a Kingwood hospital and two of its doctors were found guilty of malice and ordered to pay damages to a local man, following surgery which left him incapacitated.
- Finding of malice against hospital a first for TexasApril 8, 2000
A jury ordered Columbia Kingwood Medical Center and two doctors to pay damages for botching a relatively simple back surgery and causing a 42-year-old man severe brain damage.
- January 14, 2000
A Houston family filed suit stemming from a bus crash in Colorado that killed three people and injured dozens of others traveling on a church-sponsored skiing retreat.
- The Best in the Southwest: these Longhorn litigators have earned national reputationsSeptember 13, 1999
Richard Warren Mithoff represents plaintiffs in personal injury, products liability and other cases, and was named Houston's best civil lawyer by the Houston Press
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