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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…
Three Fears Nachawati attorneys have been selected as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers. Named partner Majed Nachawati, partner Darren McDowell and attorney Steve Schulte earned the 2020 Texas Super Lawyer distinction. This is the first time McDowell and Schulte have been selected. The annual peer-review listing selection is a four-step process that is objective, credible, and often the list is the go-to source for consumers looking for a lawyer. Researchers for Thomson Reuters-owned Super Lawyers compile the annual list of honorees based on nominations from more than 70,000 practicing lawyers in Texas. A blue-ribbon panel of attorneys assists with final selections.…
Johnson & Johnson has agreed in principle to contribute to the all-in settlement deal that would resolve opioid lawsuits against the company.  The additional commitment brings Johnson and Johnson up to $5 billion in total contributions. The settlement is part of the $48 billion frameworks that four states North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Pennsylvania announced one year ago in which Johnson & Johnson and four other companies Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Teva agreed to provide $22 billion in cash. In addition, $26 billion worth of generic opioid addiction treatment, product distribution, and data tracking measures. “The settlement is an…