Author: Mark Lanier

The Lanier Law Firm in Houston Named One of America’s Best Law Firms

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm once again has earned selection as one of the nation’s best law firms in the annual survey published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

The firm is ranked in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” edition as a National Tier 1 practice in the area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs, as well as earning Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Houston in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs.

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EpiPen Maker Mylan Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit

Lawsuit seeks damages for Mylan’s unconscionable sales tactics

HOUSTON – A class-action lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical giant Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL) seeks damages for consumers victimized by the company’s cutthroat sales and marketing tactics related to controversial price increases for Mylan’s EpiPen injectors.

The lawsuit filed by The Lanier Law Firm and Sharp Law on behalf of consumers who have purchased EpiPen injectors charges that Mylan began a series of aggressive price increases shortly after it acquired the rights to sell the EpiPen in 2007. Mylan required consumers to purchase the EpiPen in pairs and raised the retail price from $57 in 2007 to more than $600 today, even though pharmaceutical industry sources estimate each injector can be produced for less than $30.

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Lanier Law Firm Representing Gas Royalty Owners in Class Action Against BP

Oklahoma royalty owners being shortchanged by energy giant, lawsuit says

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm has filed a proposed federal class-action lawsuit against a subsidiary of energy giant BP PLC based on claims that the company improperly deducted processing and other charges from natural gas royalties that are owed to a group of royalty owners in Oklahoma.

The national legal publication Law360 reported on the case in “BP Unit Underpaying Okla. Gas Royalties, Suit Says” (subscription required). Continue reading “Lanier Law Firm Representing Gas Royalty Owners in Class Action Against BP”

Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Named Among New York’s Best

Firm lawyers recognized for work in class actions, cases involving dangerous products

NEW YORK – Eight attorneys from the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm have been named among the best in the state with their listing on the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New York Metro Rising Stars lists by the publishers of Super Lawyers.

Catherine Heacox and David Kuttles earned spots on the Super Lawyers list for their work for plaintiffs injured by dangerous products. Evan M. Janush, Managing Attorney for the firm’s New York office, was selected to the exclusive list for his representation of plaintiffs in class actions against some of the world’s most recognizable companies. This year marks the fourth consecutive Super Lawyers selections for Ms. Heacox and Mr. Janush and the first for Mr. Kuttles.

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Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn Spots on 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm in Houston is home to four attorneys who have earned spots on the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list for their work in a variety of cases involving everything from maritime law to class actions to appellate work.

Firm founder W. Mark Lanier once again was named one of the Top 10 attorneys in the state and the Top 100 in Houston based on his work in class actions, mass torts, business litigation and plaintiffs’ personal injury claims. He also was recognized recently in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which ranked him as the Lawyer of the Year in Houston for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. Earlier this year, he helped win one of the year’s top jury verdicts on behalf of five victims of faulty metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by the DePuy Orthopaedics division of Johnson & Johnson.

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