Firm News

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

Bob Allen to Speak at the ABA Litigation Section Insurance Coverage Conference in Tucson

On March 5, 2015 at the Annual Conference in Tucson, Bob will be a panelist presenting “Give & Take: The Battle Over Defense Dollars.” This panel will cover (a) the initial negotiation between carrier and policyholder regarding defense, rates and potential impact on later reimbursement; (b) managing the defense process – frustrations and tips from

Bob Allen Named to the Faculties of the 2014 University of Texas Insurance Law Seminar and the 29th American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Bad Faith Claims Litigation.

At the University of Texas Insurance Law Seminar, to be held on November 13-14, 2014 at the Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas, Bob will be speaking on “Why You Should Care About Gilbert, Ewing and Lennar Outside of the Construction Context.” At the American Conference Institute’s Bad Faith Claims Litigation National Forum, on November 18-19,

Bob Allen Elected Into The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel

The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC), established in 2012, is composed of preeminent coverage and extracontractual counsel in the United States and Canada, representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders. ACCEC is focused on the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes, peer-provided scholarship, professional coordination and

Law Offices of Robert D Allen Celebrates its First Anniversary

It has been a great year. With technology and my supporting lawyers, legal assistant and secretary, I was able to pick up right where I left off from the big firms. In addition to an active docket in state, federal and bankruptcy courts all over Texas, I acted as lead counsel in litigation in Colorado,

LORDA Obtains Dismissal of an Insured’s Amended Complaint in Protracted D&O Bad Faith Litigation

On behalf of Zurich American Insurance Co., Bob Allen convinced Dallas Federal Judge Sidney Fitzwater to dismiss a D&O bad faith lawsuit. This is the second dismissal scored by LORDA in this suit. Here, the court threw out the insured’s action for Declaratory Judgment on the duties to defend and indemnify on the basis that

Bob Allen to Speak at the American Conference Institute’s National Bad Faith Conference in Miami

Bob will participate in a panel exploring and analyzing “The Scope and Limits of the Duty to Defend, Duty to Settle and Initiating Settlement Negotiations.”

Bob Allen Announces Move to 10440 North Central Expressway as of November 15th, 2013

Bob Allen is moving the Law Offices of Robert D Allen to 10440 North Central Expressway, Suite 1450, Dallas, TX 75231. The phone number will change to (214) 891-5960. The fax number will change to (214) 891-5966. As before, you can reach Bob via email at

LORDA Client Wins Order from Federal Magistrate Forbidding Opposing Counsel from Withdrawing to Avoid Delay, Disruption and Prejudice

On October 2, 2013, Dallas Federal Magistrate David L. Horan ruled that counsel for the Defendant, a Swiss national owing over $2 million on a US Judgment, could not withdraw from the case; notwithstanding not being paid, because “the Court must balance Defendant’s Counsel’s hardship with the efficient administration if the case, the interest of

Court Rules for LORDA Client Steadfast Insurance Co. and Awards Independent Counsel a Mere 5.7% of a Requested Fee

This slam dunk win was reported in the Texas Lawyer and was profiled by national defense bar organization DRI. As part of the 25 page Memorandum Order, the court ruled that “the vast majority of the sought-after fees and expenses were not reasonable, necessary, or related to defending the Bonnemas against the Barrow Cross-Claim and/or