Morrow & Sheppard are experienced personal injury and business trial lawyers who have handled a wide variety of cases. To learn more about whether we can handle your case, please contact us now for a free, confidential consultation.
Below are just a few examples of cases we have handled.
Onshore Personal Injury & Products Cases
Dangerous product and drug cases involving:
Failure to warn
Failure to provide adequate instructions
Faulty surge protectors, extension cords, and other electrical consumer products
Motor vehicle defects
Defective industrial equipment including ladders, safety rails, stairs, forklifts, and dock levelers
Negligent entrustment by rental car companies
Dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices
Defective boat engines and components
Asbestos/mesothelioma injury cases
18 wheeler trucking and motor vehicle accident cases involving:
Failure to provide proper escort
Failure to obey traffic signals
Failure to keep a proper lookout
Failure to control vehicle
Failure to follow traffic laws
Abuse of drugs and alcohol by truck drivers
Failure to erect proper lighting and warnings while parked
Failure to plan safe route for oversized loads
Injuries involving motor vehicles and pedestrians
Injuries involving motor vehicles and bicycle riders
Premises liability cases involving:
Failure to provide adequate security foreign oil drilling site in Yemen
Failure to provide adequate security at chemical complex in Saudi Arabia
Failure to properly secure apartment complex
Failure to warn of dangerous property conditions in workplaces
Oilfield and pipeline cases involving:
Electrocution and power line incidents
Neck and back injuries
Refinery, plant, industrial, and chemical facility cases involving:
Burns and explosions
Unsafe working conditions
Neck and back injuries
Slip and falls
Falls from height
Dock leveler and overhead door injuries
Grating and drainage injuries
Failure to barricade or warn
Failure to follow safety policies
Represented breast implant mass tort settlement fund in various disputes related to administration of plan.
Offshore & Maritime Cases
Jones Act and Maritime personal injury cases brought against oil companies, drilling contractors, and oilfield services companies, involving:
Death or dismemberment
Lifting and hoisting injuries
Falls from height
Slip and falls
Neck and back injuries
Crushed and mashed fingers, arms, and legs
Basket transfer injuries
Allisions and collisions
Unseaworthy ships, tankers, and offshore drilling rigs
Represented offshore drilling contractor as plaintiff in billion-dollar contract lawsuit against oil company arising from post-Macondo delivery of sixth-generation newbuild drilling rig; oil company rejected rig and alleged it was defective and delivered late; after many years of litigation, case settled on favorable terms.
Represented chemical manufacturer as plaintiff in federal maritime shipping and cargo contamination dispute involving vessel arrest and assertion of maritime liens; case settled on favorable terms.
Represented publicly traded gaming company in commercial arbitration arising from construction of eight-figure floating casino; case settled on favorable terms.
Represented numerous shipping companies, oil companies, drilling companies, and oilfield services companies in breach of contract, shipping/COGSA, and vessel arrest cases.
Obtained dismissal of foreign vessel engine manufacturer in breach of warranty action based upon inconvenient forum.
General Commercial & Contract Disputes
Tried commercial arbitration for Fortune 500 company in multimillion-dollar dispute arising from medical IT sales and services contract; following the hearing, fearful of adverse judgment and attorneys’ fees award, opposing party dismissed all of its claims against the client.
Tried Texas state district court case for defendant Fortune 500 airline in dispute arising from the airline’s alleged fraud, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and breach of contract of carriage; jury returned a defense verdict.
Represented Fortune 500 airline in cases governed by the Warsaw Convention, Montreal Convention and Airline Deregulation Act and assisted with related investigations by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.
Represented venture capital fund in contractual dispute with entity that provided services to startup company; case settled on favorable terms.
Represented marine equipment manufacturer in warranty and breach of contract dispute with customer; case settled on favorable terms.
Represented major stock clearing corporation in commercial lawsuit arising from a stock dividend distribution; case settled on favorable terms.
Represented foreign company in lawsuit brought by mortgage-backed investment trust alleging tens of millions in damages for breach of contract and fraud.
Represented logistics company seeking millions in damages for breach of contract and deceptive practices in connection with failed cargo-handling venture. Case settled on eve of trial on confidential terms.
Represented financial accounting software company in fraud and breach of contract dispute in federal court against national distributor.
Represented real estate development company seeking millions in dispute for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with major commercial real estate transaction.
Represented hospital in lawsuit for breach of contract involving millions of dollars in unpaid medical claims.
Corporate Governance Disputes
Represented public energy company and its officers in a lawsuit brought by preferred shareholders and bondholders alleging violations of securities laws and fraud.
Represented public company in class action and derivative securities lawsuits alleging accounting and disclosure irregularities.
Represented minority shareholder in closely held energy trading company in lawsuit alleging shareholder oppression.
Represented company in dispute against former officers seeking millions for breach of fiduciary duty.
Employment Related Disputes
Represented publicly traded manufacturing company sued over incentive compensation for employees. Obtained dismissal and handled all aspects of appeal. Appellate court affirmed dismissal.
Represented commodities trader in noncompetition and trade secret dispute with former employer.
Obtained permanent injunction on behalf of a human resources company against former employees regarding disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information.
Represented services company in dispute with former officers and employees over bonus compensation.
Defended former officers of technology company in dispute alleging breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and theft of trade secrets.
Energy Related Commercial Disputes
Represented offshore drilling contractor plaintiff in billion-dollar contract lawsuit against oil company arising from post-Macondo delivery of sixth-generation newbuild drilling rig; oil company rejected rig and alleged it was defective and delivered late; after nearly 3 years of litigation, case settled on favorable terms.
Handled pipeline construction disputes for oilfield services providers.
Represented public oil and gas company sued for over $150 million in dispute alleging failed exploration activities spanning several years. Obtained full dismissal and handled appeal. Appellate court affirmed dismissal.
Represented energy company in contract and fraud dispute seeking tens of millions of dollars for failed drilling and fracking program involving dozens of wells.
Obtained judgment on behalf of public energy company plaintiff seeking damages in contract dispute regarding supply of offshore equipment spanning several years.
Represented Fortune 50 energy company in pipeline contract dispute involving damages caused by defective pipe.
Obtained injunction on behalf of oil refinery against joint venture partner in dispute involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of funds.
Represented public energy company in contract lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in connection with pipeline construction project.
Obtained dismissal of federal and state lawsuits against fuel distribution and supply company arising from operations in Latin America.
Represented energy company in arbitration dispute concerning West African offshore lease rights.
Represented Fortune 50 company at arbitration proceeding stemming from claims in multiple-states and alleging tens of millions in damages caused by chemical manufacturing facilities.
Obtained summary judgment dismissal in favor of energy company in biofuels trading dispute.
Represented downstream oil and gas company in gas-to-liquids intellectual property dispute.
Represented oilfield services company in pipeline construction dispute.
Insurance & Property Damage Claims
Failure to pay hurricane damage claims
Failure to provide medical benefits
Failure to settle third-party claims
Real Estate Disputes
Represented numerous commercial landlords and tenants in lease disputes.
Represented Fortune 500 company in dispute with homeowners over alleged damage to land.
Represented commercial tenants and pipeline companies in eminent domain disputes.
Represented real estate developer in partnership dispute.
Represented breast cancer screening center in lease dispute with landlord.
Many clients want to keep their results confidential. Below are just a few examples of plaintiffs’ cases our attorneys have handled at M&S or at their prior firms. There are many more. We have also successfully handled numerous defense cases involving millions of dollars.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more.
$XX Million settlement for wronged drilling contractor in maritime tort and breach of contract lawsuit against major oil company. Total attorneys’ fees and expenses exceeded $3 million.
Confidential Settlement for Jones Act seaman for personal injuries sustained while aboard supply vessel in maritime lawsuit.
Confidential Settlement in AAA maritime arbitration over casino construction project.
Confidential Settlement for client involved in crash with AT&T delivery truck.
$2,090,000.00 settlement for wronged Mexican valve distributor. Total attorneys’ fees and expenses were $812,650.87.
$925,000.00 settlement for chemical manufacturer against cargo tanker operator. Total attorneys’ fees and expenses exceeded $250,000.
$380,000.00 settlement for manufacturer in dispute with bulk transportation company. Total attorneys’ fees and expenses exceeded $150,000.
$210,000.00 settlement, plus concessions for tenant in commercial real estate dispute. Total attorneys’ fees and expenses exceeded $100,000.
$250,000.00 settlement in pipeline construction dispute. Total attorneys’ fees and expenses exceeded $100,000.
Confidential Settlement in commercial real estate dispute.
Confidential Settlement in services contract dispute.
Confidential Settlement for pipeline company in dispute with airport over costs of relocating pipeline to accommodate runway expansion.