Ex-Superior Offshore CFO Gets Insurance Suit Revived

A Texas appeals court ruled Tuesday, September 15th, that the former CFO of Superior Offshore International Inc. can proceed with his claim that XL Specialty Insurance Co. wrongly refused to defend or indemnify him in underlying bankruptcy litigation, holding there are still questions regarding the possibility of coverage. In a 20-page opinion, a panel of theLearn More

Appeals Court Favors ex-CFO in Insurance Dispute over Coverage in Bankruptcy

(Sept. 16) – A Houston appeals court ruled Tuesday that a lower trial court must consider whether an insurance company breached its duty to a former Superior Offshore International executive when it refused to provide certain coverage the executive claimed was included in the director-and-insurer policy. The alleged coverage involved expenses former Superior Chief FinancialLearn More

College Station, Texas – Property Owner and Land Owner Rights Conference

College Station has been a hub for growth in recent years, and this growth has triggered the development of several large-scale infrastructure projects that will require the use of eminent-domain to reach fruition. In an effort to help educate local landowners of their rights in these proceedings, Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge hosted the PropertyLearn More

Joe Marrs Named One of Houston’s Top Lawyers

H-Magazine named Joseph Marrs one of Houston’s top lawyers in commercial litigation in 2015. The magazine uses peer and client nominations as well as background checks to compile its annual list of top Houston attorneys.

JMEH Partners Selected as ‘Rising Stars’ in Eminent Domain, Plaintiff Civil Litigation, and Securities Litigation

Texas Super Lawyers Magazine selected JMEH Partners Luke Ellis, Joseph Marrs, and Yusuf Bajwa as “Rising Stars” in eminent domain, plaintiff civil litigation, and securities litigation, respectively, in its 2015 publication. The magazine annually publishes a list of top attorneys chosen through a comprehensive selection process and reserves the “Rising Star” merit for the topLearn More

Joseph Marrs and Justin Hodge Elected to Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation

JMEH partners Joseph Marrs and Justin Hodge have been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognitionLearn More

Jury Awards Landowner $393,165 in Condemnation Case

Luke Ellis, Justin Hodge, and Jacob Merkord won a Wichita County jury trial regarding the reduction in value caused by a 345kV high-voltage electric transmission line easement.  The dispute began in December 2011 when Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC sued a Wichita County landowner to gain 33.65 acres of easement area to construction and maintainLearn More

Livestock Weekly – San Angelo, Texas

Photo of the “Kelo House” in Kelo v. City of New London. [Ellis] has been fighting for landowners who have had their property taken by the government since 2009. Ellis told listeners that for years before Kelo, attorneys like himself labored in relative obscurity because eminent domain wasn’t on the radar of property owners. KeloLearn More

Luke Ellis Speaks About Private Property Rights at Texas Public Policy Foundation

Luke Ellis was invited to speak at the 13th Annual Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy (TPPF) Orientation, one of the nation’s top policy conferences held in Austin on January 8, 2015.  Luke spoke on a panel called “Protecting Property Rights Amidst the Texas Miracle” along with State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, Chris Mosley (Attorney, City ofLearn More