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Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria rejected a proposed settlement that would have limited the ability of cancer victims exposed to Bayer AG’s Monsanto Roundup weed killer to pursue lawsuits for relief. Fears Nachawati co-founder Majed Nachawati praised the ruling, saying the judge’s decision sent an important message to Bayer AG and a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who had crafted a settlement that at best was flawed and unfair. “Because of today’s order from Judge Chhabria, justice for present and future cancer victims prevailed.  We applaud Judge Chhabria for soundly rejecting Bayer, Monsanto and [plaintiffs’ lawyer] Cabraser’s Faustian bargain,”…
Every year, D Magazine asks lawyers throughout North Texas to candidly nominate peer attorneys for its Best Lawyers in Dallas list. For a region full of great lawyers, it’s tough competition to find a place on the list. Join us in congratulating firm co-founder Majed Nachawati and firm partner Darren McDowell for their inclusion in D’s exclusive 2021 listing. Under Mr. Nachawati’s leadership, the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm has grown into one of the nation’s most formidable and active plaintiffs’ litigation firms. Mr. Nachawati and Mr. McDowell are involved in high-profile litigation on the national level, including multidistrict litigation seeking…
D Magazine profiled Fears Nachawati attorneys Bryan Fears and Patrick Luff in its May issue, highlighting their work on behalf of Texans impacted by the blackouts caused by February’s winter storms. Read more about how Bryan and Patrick are working to hold the utility companies accountable and bring our local communities relief. The post Bryan Fears and Patrick Luff Profiled by D Magazine appeared first on Fears Nachawati Law Firm.…
While the recent winter storms affected the entire country, Texas was uniquely unprepared for them. Individuals, families, and businesses have suffered damage to their homes and the places they work, absurd energy charges, not to mention injury and loss of life. Holding Electric Companies Responsible ERCOT, which manages the state’s electricity grid, and the American Electric Power Company, which is responsible for transmitting electricity across the state, failed to prepare for the predicted winter storm, which caused widespread and prolonged power outages, with temperatures dropping as low as 13 degrees. Fears Nachawati recently filed one of the first lawsuits…
Understanding how black boxes work and what data they contain is crucial when reconstructing a motor vehicle crash. Read this informative article featured in Trial Magazine, written by Fears Nachawati attorney, Patrick Luff, on what you can learn from a black box, how you and your crash reconstruction expert can use the information, and some of its limitations. Read Now: Unleash Black-Box Data   The post Unleash Black Box Data: A guide to motor vehicle crash reconstruction appeared first on Fears Nachawati Law Firm.…
Many cancer victims critical of settlement structure, vow to pursue jury trials. DALLAS – More than 40,000 current claims on behalf of individuals diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma after exposure to the Bayer Monsanto Roundup herbicide remain unresolved as criticism mounts that a proposed settlement framework is inconsistent and unfair to cancer victims. Plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Roundup maker Bayer AG (OTCMKTS: BAYRY) increasingly see a jury trial as the only avenue for justice, said trial lawyer Majed Nachawati of Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm. The Fears Nachawati Law Firm has filed motions on behalf of clients with non-Hodgkins lymphoma…
Agrochemical giant Syngenta Group, based in Switzerland and Chinese-owned, has downplayed the dangers of paraquat for generations, leaving farm workers and others exposed to the chemical with mounting medical bills and a severely impacted quality of life. Fears Nachawati Law Firm is fighting back. The firm recently filed the first federal lawsuits on behalf of two men diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after exposure to paraquat. Fears Nachawati has among the largest paraquat lawsuit caseloads in the nation. What is paraquat? First produced in the 1960s, paraquat is a toxic chemical used in various commercial herbicides. Due to its toxicity, the…
Guidelines say plaintiffs in mass litigation benefit from more diverse legal teams. Trial lawyers at Fears Nachawati Law Firm have joined a coalition of law firms, judges and legal scholars as inaugural signatories on the Judicial Appointments Inclusivity Standard developed by the James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center at George Washington Law School. These guidelines and best practices encourage judges in class-action and mass tort multidistrict litigation (MDL) to consider gender, ethnic and geographic diversity when appointing lawyers to leadership positions. For generations, leadership of multidistrict litigation has been mostly composed of white male lawyers. The report released in March 2021…
Fears Nachawati Law Firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Avani Javia to the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO). Avani has been with Fears Nachawati Law Firm for 13 years and is a licensed attorney. Since joining the firm in 2008 as a legal assistant, her role expanded over the years beyond legal work to business operations. Avani served as Director of Operations for the law firm for 8 years and gained a deep understanding of every aspect of the firm’s business operations. In her 13 years with Fears Nachawati, Avani has helped the firm grow to over…
Fears Nachawati Law Firm is pleased to announce the promotion of three new partners: Brice Burris, Sarah Poormon, and Steve Schulte. The three attorneys have proven their ability to attain strong results for Fears Nachawati clients and will each bring unique experiences to the partnership team. Burris, Poormon, and Schulte will join founding partners Bryan Fears and Majed Nachawati, as well as Matthew McCarley, John Raggio, Darren McDowell, Misty Farris, Ann Saucer and Amy Shahan. “Each of these three new partners is well-deserving of their new title and have shown exemplary leadership traits,” said Bryan Fears, co-founder of the law…