Texas Issues Revised Winter Storm Death Toll
July 26, 2021
Last week, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued a news release revising the official number of deaths resulting from Winter Storm Uri, which caused a catastrophic failure of the state’s electricity grid, resulting in prolonged blackouts, property damage and deaths. The previous death toll from the February storm stood at 151. This latest release revises that number upward to 210, an increase of...
Law360: Judges Should Foster Diversity In MDL Leader Appointments
June 16, 2021
Fears Nachawati co-founder Majed Nachawati and firm attorney Michael Gorwitz give an expert analysis for Law360 on fostering diversity in multidistrict litigation leadership positions. “MDL leadership positions are important because they have the ability to shape crucial litigation across the entire country. Unlike a class action, which involves the resolution of a large number of distinct claims in a single action, an MDL ties together...
Majed Nachawati and Matthew McCarley Recognized Among Lawdragon’s Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
June 16, 2021
Fears Nachawati partner and co-founder Majed Nachawati and partner Matthew McCarley have been selected by legal publication Lawdragon to its annual list of the nation’s top plaintiff consumer lawyers. Both attorneys have built solid reputations for defending the public from dangerous products, corporate polluters, and companies who put profit above people. Featured on the 2021 list of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, both Majed...
The Texas Winter Storm And Power Outages Killed Hundreds More People Than The State Says
May 28, 2021
BuzzFeed News has published an analysis on the catastrophic failure of Texas’ power grid in February that killed hundreds more than the state has acknowledged. FN co-founder Majed Nachawati comments. “It’s astounding and it is disturbing, and our job is to make sure we hold the [power] generators, who we believe primarily responsible, accountable for the untimely deaths of these 80 deceased victims,” Nachawati said....
Fears Nachawati Praises Judge’s Denial of Flawed Roundup Weed Killer Settlement
May 27, 2021
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria rejected a proposed settlement that would have limited the ability of cancer victims exposed to Bayer AG’s Monsanto Roundup weed killer to pursue lawsuits for relief. Fears Nachawati co-founder Majed Nachawati praised the ruling, saying the judge’s decision sent an important message to Bayer AG and a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who had crafted a settlement that at...
D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas Honors Majed Nachawati & Darren McDowell
May 10, 2021
Every year, D Magazine asks lawyers throughout North Texas to candidly nominate peer attorneys for its Best Lawyers in Dallas list. For a region full of great lawyers, it’s tough competition to find a place on the list. Join us in congratulating firm co-founder Majed Nachawati and firm partner Darren McDowell for their inclusion in D’s exclusive 2021 listing. Under Mr. Nachawati’s leadership, the Fears...