We were counsel for eleven mutual funds and private hedge funds in a securities fraud case against the underwriters and other parties involved in the issuance of $450 million in bonds by Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Company Ltd., a Thai steel company. The case settled favorably for our clients.
We represented Azurix Corporation, an affiliate of Enron Corporation, in a series of class-action securities fraud claims brought by individuals who purchased the company’s stock in an initial public offering. The claims were dismissed by the trial court for failure to state a claim under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The trial court’s order was […]
In a special feature by The National Law Journal, “Texas’ Big Guns,” NLJ highlights “the best in the Southwest” litigators who “earned national reputations.” Robin Gibbs was one of only ten litigators included in the feature. NLJ lauded Robin’s significant plaintiff and defense representation, noting that “he has won plaintiffs’ verdicts of nearly $500 million and beaten back demands of more than $1.2 billion […]
We were counsel for NEON and other of John J. Moore’s affiliated companies. BMC claimed damages exceeding $200 million resulting from Defendants’ alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. Defendants counterclaimed alleging antitrust violations. After denial of Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on Defendants’ counterclaims, the case settled favorably.
We represented five mutual funds managed by Merrill Lynch Asset Management in a suit alleging violations of federal and state securities laws arising out of the issuance of senior subordinated notes by Mid-American Waste Systems, Inc. The case settled favorably for our clients.
We represented Unocal Corporation in an action brought by Bridas Corporation alleging tortious interference with Bridas’s alleged agreements with the governments of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan to build a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan across Pakistan. We successfully obtained summary judgment for Unocal. The summary judgment was affirmed by the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in […]
We represented Defendants Stone Energy Corporation and Stone Petroleum Corporation (“Stone”) in a suit by Goodrich seeking the rescission of oil and gas contracts allegedly worth in excess of $10 million. A take-nothing judgment was entered in Stone’s favor following a jury verdict against Goodrich on all claims.
We represented Dr. Manfred Krukemeyer, formerly Chairman and beneficial sole owner of Paracelsus Healthcare Corporation, in a series of shareholder class actions and derivative suits involving allegations of improper accounting and financial reporting in connection with the merger of Paracelsus Healthcare Corporation and Champion Healthcare Corporation. Subsequent to the merger, Paracelsus Healthcare Corporation, the surviving entity, […]
We were counsel for Plaintiff in claims that Defendant breached its joint venture and contractual arrangements to develop air cargo facilities at the Newark and JFK airports. We secured a $309 million verdict for Plaintiff. Judgment was entered and the verdict was affirmed in all respects by an intermediate court of appeals. The case settled favorably […]
We were counsel for Pennzoil Company as a target in a hostile $6.4 billion takeover attempt by Union Pacific Resources Group, Inc. Gibbs & Bruns represented Pennzoil in the associated federal securities litigation and Delaware state court action. Our client successfully resisted an inadequate tender offer, and Union Pacific abandoned and withdrew its offer.