Law360 and Texas Lawyer Highlight Fears Nachawati Appellate Victory in Long-Running Steak ‘n Shake Sexual Assault Lawsuit
August 7, 2020
Law360 and Texas Lawyer each highlighted new developments in a nine-year legal battle between Steak ‘n Shake and a former employee who filed a sexual assault lawsuit against the casual restaurant chain after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a manager during a late-night shift in 2011. A ruling by the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas this week sets the stage for a jury...
Gale Pearson Appointed to Leadership Role in Pound Civil Justice Institute
August 4, 2020
Fears Nachawati trial lawyer and senior counsel Gale Pearson has been appointed to serve as secretary at the Pound Civil Justice Institute, a national legal think tank devoted to providing support for the U.S. civil justice system, as well as state and federal appellate courts. A veteran trial attorney of more than 25 years, Ms. Pearson is a trailblazer in fighting on behalf of communities whose...
Fears Nachawati Files Class-Action Suit Over Unfair JPMorgan Chase Pandemic Loan Practices
July 31, 2020
While small businesses all over the country have been forced to lay off staff, and in some cases, close down altogether, JPMorgan Chase gave large commercial banking clients preferential treatment as it administered emergency loans through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Fears Nachawati has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Illinois technology company Ajira AI LLC. According to the lawsuit, Chase...
Fears Nachawati Donates to Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Endowment
July 7, 2020
Fears Nachawati has been recognized by the Dallas Bar Association for its $50,000 donation to the Justice Forever Fund. The fund is the endowment of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, which, according to former DBA president Michael Hurst, was created to support “justice for all people, for all times.” The DVAP was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and...
Matthew McCarley Answers Questions on Business Interruption Insurance
July 6, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread, leaving businesses all over the country in jeopardy, Fears Nachawati partner Matthew McCarley sat down to answer some questions for those who may be filing business interruption claims with their insurance providers. What can a business do if an insurance company refuses to pay a business interruption claim? Unfortunately, people have come to believe that when an insurance company denies...
One Step Closer: Matthew McCarley Appointed to the Texas Opioid Fee Committee
June 23, 2020
Dozens of municipalities across Texas have filed lawsuits against distributors and sellers of opioids. A settlement is still on the horizon, while a Texas Fee Committee was appointed on June 5, 2020 to determine fees and expenses that will soon be owed for the suits. This is a step closer towards helping those impacted by the opioid crisis. The committee will focus on an allocation...