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Verdict Search, a leading national source for verdicts and settlement news and research, has selected Muņoz v. Brown's Machine Works among its 2011 Top Texas Verdicts. Mathew Matheny of Provost Umphrey L.L.P., represented plaintiffs Stacy Alexander, and her daughters, Lauren and Megan Muņoz, who were all injured in the accident. The jury awarded $970,770.86 to the family after finding driver Yolanda Brown, of Brown's Machine Works, at fault in the accident.

Verdict Search, a leading national source for verdicts and settlement news and research, has selected Eagle-Pro Construction v. Coastal Caverns Inc. among its 2011 Top Texas Verdicts. Beaumont attorney, Jane S. Leger of Provost Umphrey L.L.P., represented Eagle-Pro. Jurors awarded Eagle-Pro $280,238 for the breach of the oral agreement and an additional $691,568 for the breach of the Jan. 7, 2009 services agreement, which included damages for the remaining contract balance and 15 change orders.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced on Oct.3 that former U.S. magistrate judge Chad Everingham has joined as a partner in its intellectual property practice in the firm's newly established office in Longview, Texas. Mr. Everingham has had a distinguished career in both public service and private practice. For four years, he served as a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, one of the busiest patent litigation courts in the federal system. Mr. Everingham will advise clients on an array of intellectual property litigation matters, with a particular focus on patent litigation.

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