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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…
D Magazine highlighted new developments in the opioid litigation involving the government, plaintiffs, and other firms in cases that are some of the most complex ever attempted. Fears Nachawati, a Local Law Firm, is Taking on the OxyContin Industry and Winning BY WILL MADDOX PUBLISHED IN HEALTHCARE BUSINESS DECEMBER 7, 2020 2:00 PM OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reached a global $8 billion opioid settlement of criminal and civil charges with the U.S. Justice Department in October. A local firm has been at the heart of the litigation against the drug producer.  Fears Nachawati is a Dallas-based personal injury firm that has…
You land a new and exciting job offer; you’re ready to sign on the dotted line, but your contract includes a non-compete. You ask: Is this even legal? What happens if this job doesn’t work out? Would I be able to find other work? Can this be enforced? Under Texas law, the answer is yes, maybe, and so long as it’s reasonable. In the great state of Texas, businesses can negotiate contracts with their employees that restrict their ability to compete against the business when they depart or move on to greener pastures. These agreements are known as “covenants not…
Founded in 2005, Lawdragon is one of the leading names in legal journalism, providing news, analysis, and insight into the day’s most pressing legal issues. This year the publication named Fears Nachawati Law Firm Named Partner Majed Nachawati to the legal publication’s overall 500 Leading Lawyers in America list and the nation’s 500 Leading Plaintiffs Consumer Lawyers list. Nachawati was recently featured as Lawdragon’s Limelight Profile discussing why he pursued a career in law. Majed Nachawati was raised by a single mother who couldn’t afford to finish law school. His career has since been focused on advocating for individuals and…
Fears Nachawati Law Firm is recognized for the first time, as a Best Law Firm, by U.S. News. The firm was ranked in two practice areas, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, in the Dallas Fort Worth region tier 3 in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” edition are recognized for professional excellence, as reflected in clients’ and peers’ consistently impressive ratings. This achievement signals an exceptional combination of quality work and breadth of legal knowledge…
The first trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) talc-based products since the nationwide COVID-19 shut down in March and the first talc trial were held virtually over Zoom began last week in California state court. J&J and other defendants opposed holding the trial virtually, but the judge, in this case, pressed forward with the current talcum powder trial in light of the Plaintiffs’ rapidly failing health. The case received expedited consideration after being filed less than a year ago. In addition to J&J, defendants also include retailers Safeway, CVS-owned Longs Drugs, and Lucky Stores, along with O’Reilly Auto Parts and…
The Fifth Court of Appeals sitting En Banc expressed skepticism of an ambulance company’s arguments for ending a patient death suit. The three-justice panel’s August 2019 decision affirmed the dismissal of the late Gary Lew Maypole II’s family’s suit against Acadian Ambulance Service Inc. because the medical authorization form was missing information unknown to his surviving family members. The family requested a rehearing before the full en banc Court in February, and en banc review was granted, with the entire court hearing oral arguments Thursday via Zoom. Gary Maypole II was admitted to a Sunnyvale hospital in July 2015 with…