Author: Mark Lanier

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”

Mark Lanier Named Trial Lawyer of the Year by National Trial Lawyers Group

Lanier Law Firm also honored among 25 most influential law firms in U.S.

HOUSTON – Members of an invitation-only organization of top trial lawyers have singled out attorney Mark Lanier as its Trial Lawyer of the Year, while recognizing The Lanier Law Firm among the Top 25 most influential litigation firms in the United States.

Mr. Lanier accepted the awards at The National Trial Lawyers’ February 2017 Trial Lawyers Summit in South Beach, Florida. In addition, members elected Mr. Lanier to the position of president-elect of The National Trial Lawyers; he will serve as president in 2018. Continue reading “Mark Lanier Named Trial Lawyer of the Year by National Trial Lawyers Group”

Juries Return Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts in Defective DePuy Hip Implants Lawsuits

Attorney Mark Lanier: Trials send strong message of accountability to Johnson & Johnson

DALLAS – In 2016, two federal juries in Dallas delivered significant verdicts on behalf of the victims of serious medical complications caused by defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.

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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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