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Six Year Effort to Avoid Judgment Ends with 11 Months of Incarceration and Deportation

In 2011, while at Meckler Bulger & Tilson, Bob Allen received a call that would lead to most unusual case he has ever handled. His Zurich lawyer-friend described the situation where his client, Florida businessman Peter Denton, recently won a 2 million swiss franc (roughly $2 million USD) arbitration award against his former business associate

The Allen Law Group Obtains a Defense for a Property Manager from a Premise Owner’s Liability Insurer

September 27, 2017 On September 27, 2017, Houston federal judge Alfred Bennett granted summary judgment to TALG client Alliance Communities, Ltd. (“Alliance”) that the insurer of the owner of an apartment complex managed by Alliance owed Alliance a duty to defend in connection with a severe bodily injury case on file in Houston state court.

PRO BONO: Bob Allen Convinces Health Insurer to Retract a Coverage Termination for a Prematurely Born Baby

Upon learning of the plight of parents faced with their health insurance being canceled for their prematurely born baby because her birth certificate was not sent into the company within 60 days of her birth, Bob Allen took on their representation on a pro bono basis. There were hundreds of thousands of dollars in incurred

Bob Allen to Speak at the 2016 University of Texas Insurance Law Institute in Houston

One of the common threads in almost all coverage lawsuits is the potential for the policyholder, and sometimes the insurer, to recover their attorneys fees. Explore the legal, equitable, and evidentiary issues for recovering attorneys fees in insurance litigation.

Paige Pace Allen Joins Firm. Name Changes to The Allen Law Group

Paige, who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law, brings her 30 plus years of experience in tort litigation to The Allen Law Group. She has tried over 20 cases to a jury verdict along with at least as many arbitrations, bench trials and cases that settle during trial. Currently, Paige is handling a variety

Federal Magistrate Certifies Facts Showing Opposing Partys Conduct Constitutes Civil Contempt. District Judge to Hold Show Cause Hearing.

LORDA clients Peter Denton and his company Harvest Investors seek to collect on a multi-million dollar Swiss Arbitration award that has been confirmed into a U.S. judgment. The debtor is Swiss citizen Rudolf Suter, currently a Dallas-based optical company executive, who has resorted to obstruction and bankruptcy to avoid paying the judgment against him. In

LORDA Assists CGL Insurer in Obtaining a Substantial Recovery from a Pollution Insurer in Final 9-11 Mass Action

This result emanated from the navigation and negotiation of multiple insurers providing different lines of coverage with multiple layers over seven years of potential coverage. LORDA Principal, Bob Allen, represented a CGL carrier as its coverage counsel in connection with hundreds of bodily injury claims against one of the major commercial remediation companies involved in

Bob Allen Guides Ace European to a Rare 91a Dismissal. Judge Awards Fees.

In a classic forum battle pitting a first filed Texas action against a California action over the same transaction, Bob Allen, working with Clyde & Co., secured a dismissal of a Dallas suit for declaratory judgment brought by Ringler & Associates in deference to a subsequently filed suit for damages brought by ACE European and

LORDA Defeats a GC’s Attempt to Obtain AI Coverage from Sub’s Insurer

Galveston Federal Magistrate John R. Froeschner held oral arguments on March 11 and then two days later he issued a Memorandum Order recommending the granting of LORDA’s client Selective Insurance Company of South Carolina’s motion for summary judgment in a coverage dispute arising from a lawsuit over bodily injuries and a death at a construction

LORDA Wins a $27,605 Attorneys Fees Sanction for Client due to Opponent’s Obstruction of the Discovery Process

On Christmas Eve, U.S. Magistrate Judge David A. Horan issued a Memorandum Order awarding LORDA clients Peter Denton and Harvest Investors, LP $27,605 in attorney’s fees as a Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(5) Sanction because of their opponent’s failure to produce documents in a complex international collection action emanating from a multi-million dollar Swiss Arbitration