Category: Law Firm News

Teen Suing Idaho School District for Civil Rights Violations Adds High-Powered Attorneys to Legal Team

Lanier Law Firm Pursuing Discrimination, Negligence Claims for Victim

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm has been named co-lead counsel of the trial team representing a mentally challenged student who was the alleged victim of sexual abuse, racial taunting, and physical violence by fellow football players at an Idaho high school.

The federal lawsuit, filed last year, claims that the individually named school board trustees, administrators, teachers and coaches of the Dietrich School District chose to ignore the ongoing physical and mental abuse being suffered by Antwon McDaniel, effectively depriving him of his constitutional rights. The racially-motivated violence inflicted on the now 19-year-old Mr. McDaniel, who is black, included anal rape with a coat hanger by several white football players in 2015.

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Central Florida Homeowners Sue over Toxic Radiation from Phosphate Mines

Lanier Law Firm says homebuyers kept in dark about cancer-causing contamination

TAMPA, Fla. – The Lanier Law Firm has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners in Central Florida, charging that operators of phosphate mines failed to warn them about dangerously high levels of radiation.

Newly obtained information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirms that the Lakeland-area subdivisions of Oakbridge and Grasslands have been exposed to toxic contamination from phosphate strip mines operated by Drummond Company. Continue reading “Central Florida Homeowners Sue over Toxic Radiation from Phosphate Mines”

Family of Texas Man Killed in Biloxi Bus Crash Retains Lanier Law Firm

Lanier Law Firm: Bus-train collision in Mississippi demands answers

AUSTIN – The Lanier Law Firm is representing the family of Kenneth Hoffman, one of four people killed earlier this week when the tour bus they were riding in was hit by a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Mr. Hoffman was among 49 bus passengers from a senior citizen center in Bastrop, Texas, heading to Boomtown Casino in Biloxi. Continue reading “Family of Texas Man Killed in Biloxi Bus Crash Retains Lanier Law Firm”

Rick Meadow of Lanier Law Firm Gets Key Role in Cancer Lawsuits against J&J

Houston lawyer named to committee driving talcum powder litigation

HOUSTON – Acclaimed Houston trial lawyer Richard “Rick” Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the federal multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer claims involving the company’s talcum powder products.

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Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit

Dallas Jury Returns $1 Billion Plus Verdict in Defective DePuy Hip Implants Lawsuit

Attorney Mark Lanier: Third MDL bellwether trial sends strong message

DALLAS – A federal jury in Dallas has returned a combined verdict of more than $1 billion on behalf of six people who suffered serious medical complications caused by defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.

The verdict includes more than $30 million in actual damages for the six plaintiffs and more than $1 billion in punitive damages assessed against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy.

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