We represented Arcadian Corporation, a fertilizer manufacturer, in a suit brought in the name of the Port Authority by the Port Authority’s subrogated insurance carriers.  The carriers sought to hold certain fertilizer manufacturers liable under a products liability theory for property damage sustained by the Port Authority as a result of the 1993 terrorist bombing of […]

The firm was lead counsel for the Defendant in royalty suit alleging underpayment of royalties, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligent misrepresentation.  Pre-trial damages claims exceeded $400 million; demand at trial exceeded $61 million.  The jury found that Plaintiffs were barred from pursuing their claims and that Plaintiffs’ damages were less than $150,000.  Based […]

International Commercial Litigation, published by Euromoney, revealed in its May issue the results of its first World Litigation Survey, highlighting top litigators and litigation firms. Gibbs & Bruns ranked tenth on “The Best in the World” list of U.S. litigation firms.  Only 15 firms were included on the list. Robin Gibbs was individually ranked on the list […]

  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.