Saturday 25th March 2017
Appellate Law
Appellate law deals mainly with what judgments are appealable, how appeals are brought before the court, what will be required for a reversal of the lower court (e.g., a showing of "abuse of discretion," "clear error," etc.), and what procedures each party must follow.

Appellate law also involves such issues as posting and challenging appellate bonds, writs of habeas corpus (Habeas Corpus Act), writs of execution, writs of restitution, writs of quo warranto, writs of procedendo, writs of supersedas, writs of prohibition, writs of mandate, writs of administrative mandamus, writs of certiorari, and other forms of discretionary relief, pursuit of further relief on remand, post-verdict motions, and other issues.
Arbitration
In United States law, the Federal Arbitration Act is a statute that provides for judicial facilitation of private dispute resolution through arbitration. It applies in both state courts and federal courts.
Civil Litigation Defense
Unlike criminal prosecution, civil action is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to recover a right. Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations. At the same time, civil litigations can entail public law issues.

If you are entering a civil litigation lawsuit, contact one of our civil litigation attorneys.

A civil litigation lawsuit is started as soon as the plaintiff files a written complaint. The defendant will then respond and deliver a written "answer" to the complaint in order to make any kind of plea.
Commercial Litigation
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes arising in the corporate and commercial sectors, such as asset and venture capital projects, banking transactions, civil fraud, corporate governance, EU/competition, financial services regulation, mergers and acquisitions, share capital reorganisations and professional negligence.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › ASARCO, Inc.
  • › B.P. Newman Investment Company
  • › Commercial Underwriters Ins. Co.
  • › El Paso Disposal, Inc.
  • › First Nationwide Mortgage Corp.
  • › Insignia Financial Group
  • › Koger Equity, Inc.
  • › Little Caesars Enterprises
  • › Navajo Refining Company
  • › North Park Lincoln
  • › Paccar, Inc.
  • › Ramsey Steel, Inc.
  • › Simon Property Group
  • › The Southland Corporation
Construction Litigation
Our construction cases have ranged from those based on simple breach of contract claims with economic damages, including delay damages, to major construction catastrophes involving death and personal injury.
Corporate and Finance
Corporate finance involves mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work (essentially, companies buying other companies or businesses) and equity fundraising (which usually involves companies raising money by selling their shares to investors on the stock markets). Clients are typically large companies or banks.

Attorneys

Governmental Litigation
These cases involve issues concerning administrative law, insurance and insurance insolvency, government contracts, procurement, and health care, among others.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › City of El Paso
  • › County of Bexar
  • › County of Maverick
  • › Texas Department of Transportation
  • › Ysleta Independent School District
Insurance Law and Negligence
Insurance law is the name given to practices of law surrounding insurance, including insurance policies and claims. It can be broadly broken into two categories - regulation of the business of insurance and regulation of claim handling.
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London. Insurance law includes bad faith litigation and coverage opinions.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › American International Group (AIG)
  • › American Mercury Insurance Group
  • › Berkley Risk Administrators
  • › Canal Indemnity Co.
  • › Cardinal Health Care Corp.
  • › Century American Insurance Company
  • › Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London
  • › Church´s Fried Chicken, Inc.
  • › Circle K Corporation
  • › CNA Insurance Companies
  • › Employers General Insurance Company
  • › H. E. Butt Grocery Company
  • › Holiday Inns, Inc.
  • › Insignia Financial Group
  • › ITT Specialty Risk Services, Inc.
  • › Kemper National Insurance Companies
  • › Liberty Mutual Group
  • › Lincoln General Insurance
  • › McCoy Corporation
  • › McDonald´s Corporation
  • › Mervyn´s, Inc.
  • › Mid-Continent Casualty Company
  • › National Union Fire Insurance Company
  • › Peter Piper, Inc.
  • › Phillips 66 Company
  • › Pizza Hut of America, Inc.
  • › Progressive Casualty Insurance Co.
  • › Royal & Sunalliance
  • › Simon Property Group
  • › St. Paul Travelers
  • › State Farm Insurance Companies
  • › The Southland Corporation
  • › The Travelers Indemnity Company
  • › Time Warner Communications
  • › Tosco Corporation
  • › Utica National Insurance Group
  • › Walgreen Co.
  • › Zurich U.S. Healthcare-Specialities
Labor & Employment Law
Employers in every industry constantly face numerous challenges in business. RMJ lawyers have been there every step of the way for clients in helping them address employment-related issues and labor-related conflicts.

RMJ helps clients steer clear of the courtroom by providing clients exceptional service, advice, and effective representation that may help avoid costly employment litigation. Employment counseling, including audits and the development and maintenance of proper personnel policies, are some effective tools in managing employment aspects in business.

Federal and state laws govern many aspects of the employer- employee relationship. Inside the courtroom, RMJ attorneys maintain a superior reputation for successfully resolving disputes and successfully defending clients at trial.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • › Church´s Fried Chicken, Inc.
  • › Dustrol, Inc.
  • › Holiday Inns, Inc.
  • › Pizza Hut of America, Inc.
  • › St. Mary´s Law School
  • › Taco Bell, Inc.
  • › Walgreen Co.
  • › Ysleta Independent School District
Liquor Liability
Civil liability of tavern owners, social hosts, employers, and others, for negligent service of alcohol to intoxicated persons and minors.
Oil & Gas Law
Oil and gas law in the United States is the branch of law that pertains to the acquisition and ownership rights in oil and gas both under the soil before discovery and after its capture, and adjudication regarding those rights.

The law regulating oil and gas ownership in the U.S. generally differs significantly from laws in Europe because oil and gas are often owned privately in the U.S. as opposed to being owned by the national government in many other countries.
Personal Injury
Personal injuries, as their name implies, are injuries to an individual person. Crimes are wrongful acts against society. The government punishes those who commit crimes with criminal penalties. For personal injuries, the government does not punish the wrongdoer but gives the victim the right to pursue a private, civil lawsuit, called a tort action, against the wrongdoer.

Some wrongful acts are both crimes and torts, and can subject the wrongdoer to both criminal penalties and tort remedies.
Pharmaceutical Malpractice
A malpractice lawsuit can be brought against any kind of professional, including psychologists, clergy, accountants, financial advisors, doctors, and lawyers. Two common types of professional malpractice claims are those against doctors and lawyers.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › American Physicians Insurance Exchange
  • › Caronia Corporation
  • › Medical Claims Management
  • › Medical Protective Insurance Comp
  • › St. Paul Travelers
  • › Texas Medical Liability Trust
  • › The Ensign Group, Inc.
  • › The University of Texas System
  • › TMLIUA (JUA)
  • › Walgreen Co.
  • › Zurich U.S. Healthcare-Specialities
Product Liability
Products liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts (at the top of the chain), an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler,and the retail store owner (at the bottom of the chain).

Products containing inherent defects that cause harm to a consumer of the product, or someone to whom the product was loaned, given, etc., are the subjects of products liability suits. While products are generally thought of as tangible personal property, products liability has stretched that definition to include intangibles (gas),naturals (pets), real estate (house) , and writings (navigational charts).

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › American Water Heater Corporation
  • › Cooper Cameron
  • › Crane Co
  • › Dover Elevator Company
  • › Gater Rubber Company
  • › General Motors Corporation
  • › Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • › Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.
  • › Hyundai Motor America
  • › Ingersoll-Rand Coporation
  • › Kawasaki Motors
  • › Orkin-Rollins, Inc.
  • › PowerScreen International
  • › Riddell Sports Group
  • › WD-40 Company
  • › Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Professional Malpractice
A malpractice lawsuit can be brought against any kind of professional, including psychologists, clergy, accountants, financial advisors, doctors, and lawyers. Two common types of professional malpractice claims are those against doctors and lawyers.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › American Physicians Insurance Exchange
  • › Caronia Corporation
  • › Medical Claims Management
  • › Medical Protective Insurance Comp
  • › St. Paul Travelers
  • › Texas Medical Liability Trust
  • › The Ensign Group, Inc.
  • › The University of Texas System
  • › Walgreen Co.
  • › Zurich U.S. Healthcare-Specialities
Toxic Tort And Environmental Law
State and federal environmental laws can touch many areas of business. Some business owners have become so concerned over potential liability that their environmental concerns make or break deals.
The laws regulate numerous activities ranging from the handling of dangerous chemicals and the disposal of toxic waste to the building of new facilities and the rights of workers to know which chemicals are present in the workplace.

Awareness of laws and regulations in this area can help a savvy business owner avoid substantial future costs and liability for noncompliance. Businesses that comply with environmental laws and regulations also are more likely to avoid exposure to liability for toxic torts.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › Agra Earth & Environmental, Inc.
  • › ASARCO, Inc.
  • › CBS Corporation
  • › Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • › Orkin-Rollins, Inc.
Transportation
Though accidents can occur virtually anywhere and under any circumstances, some of the more serious and costly accidents occur while people are involved in transportation-related activities. Tort litigation involving transportation-related activities can be extremely complicated.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › Cardinal Health Care Corp.
  • › Carolina Casualty Co.
  • › Contract Freighters. Inc.
  • › Fleming Companies, Inc.
  • › H. E. Butt Grocery Company
  • › J.D. Abrams, Inc.
  • › Roadrunner Distribution Services, Inc.
  • › Sun Metro Transit System
  • › Texas Department of Transportation
  • › TNT Bestway, Inc.
  • › Union Pacific Railroad
  • › Wilshire Insurance Group
  • › Zero Motor Freight, Inc.
Workers Compensation
Each year thousands of Texas employees suffer work-related injuries. Like most states, Texas has a workers' compensation system to compensate employees for accidental injuries occurring in the workplace. Workers' compensation law is complicated and frequently subject to change.

An employee with any questions concerning workers' compensation you may get information from his or her employer or from the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission.

Attorneys

Representative Clients
  • › ACE U.S.A.
  • › American Garment Finishers
  • › Berkley Risk Administrators
  • › County of El Paso
  • › Farah Manufacturing, Inc.
  • › Liberty Mutual Group
  • › Lumbermen´s Mutual Casualty Company
  • › National Union Fire Insurance Company
  • › St. Paul Travelers
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