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EMH Attorneys Participate in HBA Constitution Day Celebration

2016 | Category: Firm News
HOUSTON, TX. (October 1, 2016) -– Four EMH attorneys recently participated in Houston Bar Association’s (HBA) Law Week Reading Program, reading to students at local elementary schools to celebrate Constitution Day.  The EMH lawyers — Cole Conkling, Andrew Edison, Bradford Hendrickson and Casey Minnes — also spoke to the young students about the legal profession […]

EMH Prevails in Broker/Dealer Case

2016 | Category: Significant Cases
HOUSTON, TX. (September 6, 2016) — EMH attorneys Andrew Edison, Jason Richardson and Kate Easterling obtained post-verdict judgment as a matter of law in favor of securities broker/dealer on claims of fraud involving the sale of variable annuities to early retirees. After a week-long jury trial and various post-verdict motions, United States District Court Judge […]

Edison Named Texas Super Lawyer

2016 | Category: Firm News
HOUSTON, TX. (September 6, 2016) — EMH partner Andrew Edison has been recognized for the eighth consecutive year by Texas Monthly magazine as a Texas Super Lawyer. Texas Monthly recognizes outstanding attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a rigorous, multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, evaluation of attorneys based on 12 […]

EMH Prevails in 49ers Coverage Dispute

2016 | Category: Significant Cases
EMH Partner Jodi Swick prevailed on behalf of First Mercury in obtaining an order that Great Divide is required to share in the defense of the San Francisco 49ers, in a suit by victims of a beating at Levi’s Stadium.  Although First Mercury had a “primary and non-contributory” clause in its policy, the court still found […]

Jodi Swick Again Recognized by the Legal Community

2016 | Category: Firm News
Oakland, CA. (July 16, 2016) – Jodi K. Swick, partner in the California office of Edison, McDowell & Hetherington, LLP, has once again been recognized by her peers for her professional accomplishments. Jodi has been selected for inclusion in the the 2016 list of Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a designation earned by […]

Dismissal of Consumer Protection Case Affirmed by Eleventh Circuit

2016 | Category: Significant Cases
EMH partner Jodi Swick represented a life insurance company in an action alleging violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”) California Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), and Financial Abuse of an Elder, for improperly canceling a policy for non-payment of premiums and concealing/discouraging the option of selling the Policy on the secondary market. Plaintiff’s case […]

EMH Houston Office Moves to First City Tower

2016 | Category: Firm News
Houston, TX. (June 11, 2016) – Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP, a national trial litigation boutique law firm focused on meeting the litigation and trial needs of its clients, will relocate its Houston headquarters to the First City Tower, located at 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2700, Houston, Texas 77002.  The larger space will accommodate EMH’s […]

EMH California Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Excellence in Insurance Law

2016 | Category: Firm News
Oakland, CA. (June 1, 2016) – The California office of Edison, McDowell & Hetherington, LLP has been recognized again by Chambers & Partners for excellence in Insurance Law. This is the second year in a row that the California office of EMH has been recognized, in its second year of eligibility. Chambers & Partners USA […]

Fifth Circuit Affirms Trial Verdict in Louisiana Mold Exposure Case

2016 | Category: Significant Cases
EMH attorneys Andrew Edison and Hutson Smelley represented a property insurer sued in Louisiana by plaintiffs alleging personal injuries from mold exposure, achieving a complete defense verdict from the jury that was affirmed on appeal. rubin-v-american-insurance-co

EMH Secures Defeat of Class Certification Motion in RICO Case

2016 | Category: Significant Cases
EMH partners David McDowell and Amy Boyea represented a life insurer in a class action alleging RICO violations and fraud based on the putative class members’ adoption or participation in voluntary employees’ beneficiary association plans (VEBA Plans) under IRC 419A(f)(6); plans that allegedly did not provide the promised tax benefits. The case resolved after EMH […]