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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 […]

EMH Secures Successful Result in Delaware Bankrupt Proceeding

2016 | Category: Significant Cases
EMH attorney Joe Bain represented Direct Energy as forward contract merchant and party to multiple natural gas and electricity supply agreements involving multiple properties owned by the Sports Authority retail chain. In doing so, we were able to successfully assert Direct Energy’s rights as a forward contract merchant (as opposed to a utility) and achieve […]

EMH Lawyers Named Rising Stars

2016 | Category: Firm News
Houston, TX (March 21, 2016) — Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP is proud to announce that four of its lawyers – Joseph Bain, Kate Easterling, Blaire Bruns Johnson and Jason Richardson —  have been named to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list. The annual list of Texas’ top up-and-coming lawyers is based on a statewide poll of attorneys. […]