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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...

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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...

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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....

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While the recent winter storms affected the entire country, Texas was uniquely unprepared for them. Individuals, families, and businesses have suffered damage to their homes and the places they work, absurd energy charges, not to mention injury and loss of life. Holding Electric Companies Responsible ERCOT, which manages the state’s electricity grid, and the American Electric Power Company, which is responsible for transmitting electricity across...

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Understanding how black boxes work and what data they contain is crucial when reconstructing a motor vehicle crash. Read this informative article featured in Trial Magazine, written by Fears Nachawati attorney, Patrick Luff, on what you can learn from a black box, how you and your crash reconstruction expert can use the information, and some of its limitations. Read Now: Unleash Black-Box Data  

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Many cancer victims critical of settlement structure, vow to pursue jury trials. DALLAS – More than 40,000 current claims on behalf of individuals diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma after exposure to the Bayer Monsanto Roundup herbicide remain unresolved as criticism mounts that a proposed settlement framework is inconsistent and unfair to cancer victims. Plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Roundup maker Bayer AG (OTCMKTS: BAYRY) increasingly see...

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Guidelines say plaintiffs in mass litigation benefit from more diverse legal teams. Trial lawyers at Fears Nachawati Law Firm have joined a coalition of law firms, judges and legal scholars as inaugural signatories on the Judicial Appointments Inclusivity Standard developed by the James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center at George Washington Law School. These guidelines and best practices encourage judges in class-action and mass tort...

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Founded in 2005, Lawdragon is one of the leading names in legal journalism, providing news, analysis, and insight into the day’s most pressing legal issues. This year the publication named Fears Nachawati Law Firm Named Partner Majed Nachawati to the legal publication’s overall 500 Leading Lawyers in America list and the nation’s 500 Leading Plaintiffs Consumer Lawyers list. Nachawati was recently featured as Lawdragon’s Limelight...

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Three Fears Nachawati attorneys have been selected as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers. Named partner Majed Nachawati, partner Darren McDowell and attorney Steve Schulte earned the 2020 Texas Super Lawyer distinction. This is the first time McDowell and Schulte have been selected. The annual peer-review listing selection is a four-step process that is objective, credible, and often the list is the go-to source for consumers looking...

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Bryan Fears and Majed Nachawati, co-founders of Fears Nachawati Law Firm, are among the attorneys heralded as “agents of change” by Texas Lawyer magazine in its 2020 listing of “Texas Trailblazers.” The pair were selected for their leadership in transforming the North Texas law firm they co-founded in 2006 into one of the top products liability plaintiffs’ firms in the nation. The firm remains focused on...

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The “Inside Edition” story aired on September 24, 2020 featuring two Fears Nachawati pending class-action lawsuits filed against ADT, one of the largest security companies in the country, alleging that an employee spied on customers and children over a seven-year period through their home security cameras. Attorney Amy Carter and plaintiffs Shana and Randy Doty and Amy and Heath Johnson were interviewed about their experience...

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A traveling exhibition called “Say Their Names,” honoring the lives of Black individuals killed by law enforcement, is currently installed in Dallas’ own Klyde Warren Park through Thursday, September 17. The memorial is one of several Say Their Names exhibitions popping up across the country inspired by a digital memorial by the same name. The Dallas exhibit was put together by Emily Clarke of Emily...

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Fears Nachawati announces the formation of a new appellate practice group. Leading this section are veteran appellate and complex litigation lawyers Ann Saucer and Misty Farris. Both attorneys have high-level leadership experience in venues ranging from state and federal trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, preparing appellate briefs and written and oral arguments across a wide variety of areas. This includes multidistrict litigation, class-actions...

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Fears Nachawati is happy to welcome trial lawyer Patrick Luff as the latest addition to our team. Patrick will be joining the firm’s catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and product liability litigation practices. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Patrick has been practicing law since 2014. In that time, he’s established a record of trying national cases and leading high-profile litigation. He’s...

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Fears Nachawati attorneys Bryan Fears, Majed Nachawati, Jonathan Novak and Brice Burris have each been selected to the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and among the most respected peer reviewed attorney guides in the country. Selection is based on a peer-review survey that includes confidential evaluations by peer lawyers in the same and related specialties, followed by a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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With business interruption claims being filed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions are now being asked regarding filing claims related to damage sustained in the wave of protests currently taking place across the country. The Dallas Business Journal spoke to Fears Nachawati partner Matthew McCarley on what business owners can expect. “This is different than the business interruption claims,” Matthew said. “With (COVID-19-related)...

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Fears Nachawati’s Jonathan Novak is leading a series of webinars providing a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in state and federal opioid litigation. A former DEA lawyer who investigated the role of large pharmaceutical companies in the spread of highly addictive prescription opioids, Mr. Novak is a key member of Fears Nachawati’s opioid litigation team in state and federal litigation. The firm is actively representing states, regional governments and other parties that have been ravaged by the epidemic of opioid addiction. The series...

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With shuttered businesses across the country now receiving denial of coverage letters in response to their business interruption claims, Fears Nachawati is fighting back. Two bad-faith insurance lawsuits were recently filed on behalf of Salum restaurant in Dallas, as well as Houston-based Frosch International Travel against Travelers Indemnity Company, which rejected both businesses’ claims without investigating what happened. In the case of Salum, Travelers has...

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In honor of its 15th anniversary, Lawdragon is releasing 15 separate lists honoring attorneys from across the country in a variety of practice areas. After earning a place among the legal publication’s overall 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Majed Nachawati has also ranked among the nation’s 500 Leading Plaintiffs Consumer Lawyers. The publication describes this elite group of attorneys in the following way: “Each and...

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Fears Nachawati Law Firm is donating $50,000 to Public Justice, P.C., a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting those affected by government and corporate abuse, as well as ensuring that individuals have fair and equal access to open courts and the civil and criminal justice system. Fears Nachawati’s donation will support Public Justice, as well as the organization’s Justice for All Fund, which was created specifically...

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The Supreme Court of Texas has rejected an attempt by restaurant Steak ‘n Shake to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former employee who was allegedly sexually assaulted by her manager. Trial lawyer Matthew McCarley of Dallas-based Fears Nachawati, who represents the plaintiff, said the ruling released Friday marks an important victory in efforts to hold businesses accountable for the actions of supervisors. With Friday’s...

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This year, Fears Nachawati co-founder Majed Nachawati has been named to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America for his skill and overall contributions to the legal profession. Majed has spent years fighting on behalf of individuals and communities ravaged by the opioid crisis, hurt by corporations that pollute the environment, and injured by defective products. Founded in 2005, Lawdragon is one of the leading names...

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Fears Nachawati has promoted three attorneys to partner. Misty Farris, Ann Saucer and Amy Shahan have proven to be great additions to the firm and are committed to its mission of providing the highest-quality legal services to those it serves. Misty’s experience lies in appeals and legal briefs, and she plays an important role in the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. She is also...

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Southern Food Group, LLC d/b/a Dean Foods and 42 affiliated companies filed petitions today under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Debtors have asked that all cases be jointly administered for procedural purposes. In its bankruptcy petition, Dean Foods lists $2.29 billion in assets and $2.18 billion in debts. Dallas based Dean Foods is America’s largest...

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Dallas trial lawyers demand transparency, accountability from e-cigarette industry DALLAS – Veteran mass tort lawyers at Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm are actively investigating injuries and illnesses blamed on Juul e-cigarettes and related vaping products. The Fears Nachawati trial team has extensive expertise uncovering questionable actions by medical and pharmaceutical companies and leading litigation on behalf of the victims of dangerous and defective products. Firm...

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When a woman was forced to undergo a painful surgery in order to have a defective medical device removed, Fears Nachawati took the lead and got her the compensation she needed to make sure her medical needs were covered. And the jury returned $3 million verdict in defective ivc filter case. The inferior vena cava is a large vein that takes blood from the lower...

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Fears Nachawati attorney Jonathan Novak recently appeared on The Story with Martha MacCallum to discuss the $10-12 billion offered by Perdue Pharma to settle the opioid lawsuits it’s currently facing in court. Jonathan discusses where the money should go, and why we seem to be in the exact same place we were in with Big Tobacco in the 1990s. You can watch the video below....

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While drug manufacturers and distributors are finally being held responsible for the opioid crisis they unleashed on the country, the task of correcting the widespread damages caused by opioid addiction has just begun. And still there will be those who insist the drug companies did nothing wrong. The Wall Street Journal recently published a letter by Fears Nachawati’s Bryan Fears and Jonathan Novak, written in...

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Dallas trial lawyer Majed Nachawati honored for class actions, mass torts DALLAS – Trial attorney Majed Nachawati, co-founding partner of Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm, has earned recognition on the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list. Mr. Nachawati’s selection to the annual peer-review listing was based on his class action and mass torts litigation work. He has successfully represented many individuals harmed by prescription drugs, medical...

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An Oklahoma judge returned a $572 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson on Monday, finding that the pharmaceutical giant’s misleading marketing of highly addictive prescription opioids had created a “public nuisance” in that state. “This is the most important decision yet in this ongoing public health crisis,” said Majed Nachawati, founding partner of Dallas-based Fears Nachawati PLLC, which represents regional governments and other plaintiffs in...

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Bryan Fears, Majed Nachawati of Dallas earn Best Lawyers in America recognition DALLAS – Trial attorneys Bryan Fears and Majed Nachawati, co-founding partners of Fears Nachawati Law Firm, have earned selection to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Fears was selected for work involving bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law. Mr. Nachawati was recognized for his work on behalf...

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An article by Fears Nachawati’s Jonathan Novak published in the Maryland Bar Journal examines the origins of the opioid addiction epidemic and the critical role that the legal system is playing in helping overwhelmed state and regional governments address long-term societal damages caused by opioid addiction. In “Bootstrapping the Opioid Epidemic: Civil litigators are assisting communities in recovering from the opioid crisis where the Federal...

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Nationally known lawyer Gale Pearson, who is helping to pioneer water contamination litigation, has joined Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm. A nationally certified clinical laboratory scientist, Ms. Pearson has served on several multidistrict litigation science committees. She helped lead Minnesota’s first lawsuits alleging water contamination by 3M-manufactured chemicals. Recently, she was named to the federal Plaintiffs Executive Committee leadership group for multidistrict lawsuits involving water...

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FORT WORTH, Texas – The $166 million jury verdict secured by Fears Nachawati for the son of a North Texas woman killed for the proceeds of her life insurance policies has been recognized by The National Law Journal as 2018’s largest intentional tort award in Texas. The May 2018 jury verdict in Tarrant County’s 141st Judicial District Court was also ranked the sixth largest among...

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The Dallas-based law firm Fears Nachawati has been retained by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners in Maryland to pursue a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors over their role in the epidemic of addiction to these painkillers. Representing the southern Maryland county is a legal consortium that features Matthew McCarley and Jonathan Novak of Fears Nachawati, along with attorneys from Ferrer, Poirot &...

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As concern mounts over health risks from so-called “forever chemicals,” environmental trial lawyers at Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm are investigating water contamination cases on behalf of states, counties and cities across the nation. Groundwater contamination from fluorine-based PFAS compounds has been reported at hundreds of sites across the U.S., threatening the drinking water of millions of Americans. Industrial chemicals including PFAS, PFOA and PFC...

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Fears Nachawati cofounders, Bryan Fears and Majed Nachawati, were among a small group of prominent Texas lawyers hosting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on a campaign-related stop in Dallas on Wednesday. Mr. Fears and Mr. Nachawati joined Lisa Blue Baron, Dori and Russell Budd, Lisa and Peter Kraus, John Driscoll, and Wendy and Marc Stanley in hosting a lunchtime fundraiser for Mr. Biden, who currently...

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