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March 8, 2024 ǀ Texas Panhandle Wildfire Litigation – Firm launches new website, www.texaspanhandlefirelawyers.com, focused on helping ranchers, homeowners, businesses, and other property owners that have suffered property damages, lost livestock damages, lost profits, and other damages resulting from the Smokehouse Creek Fire, which Xcel Energy has acknowledged it sparked, and other Texas Panhandle wildfires, including the Windy Deuce Fire and Grape Vine Creek Fire. We also take on insurance companies for not properly paying claims.

February 6, 2024 ǀ Ski Collision Litigation – Firm files Complaint on behalf of client who sustained serious injuries when struck by another skier in a ski collision case at Stratton Mountain Resort.

January 24, 2024 ǀ Concrete & Cement Additives Antitrust Litigation – Firm files class action Complaint on behalf of indirect purchasers of concrete and cement additives against (i) the Sika Defendants, comprised of Swiss corporation Sika AG and its U.S. subsidiary, Sika Corporation; (ii) the Saint-Gobain Defendants, comprised of the French conglomerate Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A and its two U.S. subsidiaries, Chryso, Inc. and GCP Applied Technologies Inc., and its Saint-Gobain North America division; (iii) the Cinven Defendants, comprised of British corporation Cinven Ltd., its two U.S. subsidiaries, Cinven, Inc. and Master Builders Solutions Admixtures US, LLC, and Cinven Ltd.’s German subsidiary, Master Builders Solutions Deutschland GmbH; and (iv) the RPM Defendants, comprised of RPM International Inc., and its subsidiary, The Euclid Chemical Company, for conspiring to limit the supply, and artificially raise and fix the prices, of concrete admixtures, cement additives, and admixtures for mortar sold in the United States, from at least 2018 through 2023.

October 9, 2023 ǀ Beef Antitrust Litigation – Firm files Complaint on behalf of Quirch Foods and its affiliates against Cargill, JBS, National Beef Packing Co., Tyson, and their affiliates for conspiring to limit the supply, and artificially raise and fix the prices, of fresh/frozen beef and beef products sold in the United States, from at least 2015 through 2021.

October 1, 2023 ǀ Firm Lawyers Designated 2023 Texas Super Lawyers – Richard L. Coffman and Sonya B. Coffman designated 2023 Texas Super Lawyers. No more than five percent of Texas lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers. Texas Super Lawyers are exceptional lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list of Texas Super Lawyers is published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in the October 2023 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

August 24, 2023 ǀ Pork Antitrust Litigation – Firm files Complaint on behalf of Quirch Foods and its affiliates against five major pork producers, their affiliates, and Agri Stats, Inc. for artificially raising and fixing the prices of fresh/frozen pork and pork products, including ham, sausage, and bacon, sold in the United States, from 2009 through at least 2020.

March 29, 2023 ǀ Crop Protection Products Antitrust Litigation – Firm files class action Complaint on behalf of Wisconsin farmers against Syngenta Crop Protection, Corteva, Inc., and their affiliates for using restrictive agreements with large distributors and retailers disguised as “loyalty programs” to block the availability of crop protection products (CPPs) (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) containing lower-priced generic versions of the following “active ingredients:” Syngenta’s MESOTRIONE, AZOXYSTROBIN, and METOLACHLOR, and Corteva’s OXAMYL, RIMSULFURON, and ACETOCHLOR—thereby artificially inflating the prices of such CPPs and the CPPs manufactured by their generic competitors. In other words, from at least 2019 to the present, U.S. farmers have paid more for CPPs containing these active ingredients than they otherwise would have paid.

December 8, 2022 ǀ Crop Protection Products Antitrust Litigation – Firm files class action Complaint on behalf of Michigan farmers against Syngenta Crop Protection, Corteva, Inc., and their affiliates for using restrictive agreements with large distributors and retailers disguised as “loyalty programs” to block the availability of crop protection products (CPPs) (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) containing lower-priced generic versions of the following “active ingredients:” Syngenta’s MESOTRIONE, AZOXYSTROBIN, and METOLACHLOR, and Corteva’s OXAMYL, RIMSULFURON, and ACETOCHLOR—thereby artificially inflating the prices of such CPPs and the CPPs manufactured by their generic competitors. In other words, from at least 2019 to the present, U.S. farmers have paid more for CPPs containing these active ingredients than they otherwise would have paid.

August 19, 2022 ǀ Ski Collision Litigation – Firm launches a new website, www.skiinjurylawyers.com, focused on serious ski and snowboard accident and collision injuries and wrongful deaths.

May 24, 2022 ǀ Ski Collision Litigation – Firm secures a significant settlement for its clients in a ski collision case in Colorado federal court.

May 12, 2022 ǀ Beef Antitrust Litigation – Firm files Complaint on behalf of nineteen direct purchaser grocery wholesalers and retailers, meat distributors, and foodservice companies against Cargill, JBS, National Beef Packing Co., Tyson, and their affiliates for conspiring to limit the supply, and artificially raise and fix the prices, of fresh/frozen beef and beef products sold in the United States, from at least 2015 through 2021.

December 27, 2021 ǀ Beef Antitrust Litigation – Firm explores filing antitrust litigation against the four largest meatpacking companies in the world—JBS/Swift, Tyson, Cargill, National Beef Packing Co./Marfrig Global Foods, and their affiliates—for artificially raising and fixing the prices of fresh and frozen beef and beef products sold directly to grocery wholesalers and retailers, meat distributors, foodservice companies, and restaurants, from 2015 through 2020.

December 8, 2021 ǀ Pork Antitrust Litigation – Firm files Complaint on behalf of Unipro Foodservice, Inc. against the seven major pork producers, their affiliates, and Agri Stats, Inc. for artificially raising and fixing the prices of fresh/frozen pork and pork products, including ham, sausage, and bacon, sold in the United States, from 2009 through at least 2020.

December 7, 2021 | COVID-19 Wrongful Death Claims – Firm files benefits petitions with the federal government’s Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) on behalf of 7 clients.

November 24, 2021 ǀ TPC Group, Inc. Explosion Litigation – Firm files multiple Petitions on behalf of over 800 Jefferson County homeowners and business owners against multiple defendants for property damages, personal injury damages, lost profits, loss of use damages, and punitive damages resulting from the November 27, 2019 explosions at the TPC Port Neches, Texas chemical plant.

October 15, 2021 ǀ Firm Lawyers Designated 2021 Texas Super Lawyers – Richard L. Coffman designated a 2021 Texas Super Lawyer in Class Actions/Mass Torts and Sonya B. Coffman designated a 2021 Texas Super Lawyer in Family Law. No more than five percent of Texas lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers. Texas Super Lawyers are exceptional lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list of Texas Super Lawyers is published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in the October 2021 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

September 6, 2021 ǀ Firm Lawyers Designated 2021 Texas Super Lawyers – Richard L. Coffman designated a 2021 Texas Super Lawyer in Class Actions/Mass Torts and Sonya B. Coffman designated a 2021 Texas Super Lawyer in Family Law. No more than five percent of Texas lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers. Texas Super Lawyers are exceptional lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list of Texas Super Lawyers is published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in the October 2021 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

September 3, 2021 | COVID-19 Wrongful Death Claims – Firm files benefits petitions with the federal government’s Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) on behalf of 26 clients.

June 4, 2021 ǀ Pork Antitrust Litigation – Firm files Complaint on behalf of sixteen direct purchaser grocery wholesalers and retailers, meat distributors, and foodservice companies against the seven major pork producers, their affiliates, and Agri Stats, Inc. for artificially raising and fixing the prices of fresh/frozen pork and pork products, including ham, sausage, and bacon, sold in the United States, from 2009 through at least 2020.

May 18, 2021 ǀ Chickens Antitrust Litigation – Firm files seventh Complaint on behalf of direct purchasers against the major chicken producers, their affiliates, and Agri Stats, Inc. for artificially raising and fixing the prices of fresh/frozen whole chickens and parts and value-added chicken products sold in the United States, from 2008-2016.

April 1, 2021 ǀ New Office – After over twenty-five years in Beaumont, Texas, Firm relocates to the Upper Kirby District in Houston, Texas.

October 23, 2020 ǀ Chickens Antitrust Litigation – Firm’s clients join with other direct action purchasers to file Consolidated Complaint against the major chicken producers, their affiliates, and Agri Stats, Inc. for artificially raising and fixing the prices of fresh/frozen whole chickens and parts and value-added chicken products sold in the United States, from 2008-2016.

October 15, 2020 ǀ Firm Lawyers Designated 2020 Texas Super Lawyers – Richard L. Coffman designated a 2020 Texas Super Lawyer in Class Actions/Mass Torts and Sonya B. Coffman designated a 2020 Texas Super Lawyer in Family Law. No more than five percent of Texas lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers. Texas Super Lawyers are exceptional lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list of Texas Super Lawyers is published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in the October 2020 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

October 21, 2020 ǀ Chickens Antitrust Litigation – Firm files sixth Complaint on behalf of a direct purchaser retail grocery chain and a direct purchaser grocery wholesaler against the major chicken producers, their affiliates, and Agri Stats, Inc. for artificially raising and fixing the prices of fresh/frozen whole chickens and parts and value-added chicken products sold in the United States, from 2008-2016.

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