We were counsel for nine mutual funds managed by Merrill Lynch Asset Management; Franklin Advisers, Inc.; and other mutual fund Plaintiffs in a suit alleging violations of federal and state securities laws arising out of the issuance and sale of $73 million in mortgage revenue bonds used to develop six private prisons in Texas. The […]
Houston Business Journal gave Gibbs & Bruns top honors as the Texas law firm with the highest academic credentials in the state. HBJ‘s report is based on a study by Dallas-based attorney search firm Howard C. Bloom Co. The study ranked Texas law firms based on a variety of academic criteria including law firm prestige, law review experience, Order […]
We represented Defendant Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. in a class action seeking damages in excess of $500 million. The case concerned allegations of negligence and securities fraud against Morgan Stanley in its role as financial advisor and underwriter to the Republic Bank-Interfirst Bank merger. The case settled favorably for Defendant.
Robin Gibbs was co-lead counsel along with former partner Paul Dobrowski representing Plaintiff distributor. Robin and Paul obtained a $4.1 million judgment, following a five week jury trial, against Defendant manufacturer for breach of joint venture agreement.
We represented Defendants in a lender liability case involving claims of $10 million in actual damages and $34 million in punitive damages. We secured a verdict for Defendants on all liability issues with zero damages. The matter was affirmed on appeal.
We were counsel for Plaintiff in claiming that Defendant breached a joint venture agreement to develop cogeneration projects. We secured a $60 million jury verdict for Plaintiff. The case settled favorably on appeal.
We were counsel for Defendant Coastal in a suit by Tenneco and Northwestern Pipeline Company seeking injunctive relief and damages against Coastal to prevent construction of an $800 million natural gas pipeline in the western United States. The injunction was denied. The matter was affirmed on appeal.