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Trucking Litigation: Why You Should Hire an Attorney to Represent You After a Truck Accident

The attorneys at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have vast personal experience in representing clients who have suffered losses from trucking accidents.  Whether it involves the loss of a loved one, catastrophic personal injury, or even more minor injuries, some truck accident victims are reluctant to take legal action because they do not want to re-live…

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Recent “Tort Reform” Developments in Texas

The Texas Senate recently voted unanimously in favor of the “loser pays” tort reform bill, H.B .274.  As originally crafted by the House, the bill would have awarded attorney’s fees to defendants if they made an offer to settle which the plaintiff turned down and the jury returned with an award for the plaintiff for…

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New Opioid Pain Patch

In July of 2010, the FDA approved a new opioid pain patch containing Buprenorphine called Butrans.  Previously, the only opioid pain patch available in the US was a pain patch containing Fentanyl (e.g., Duragesic, Sandoz, Mylan).   This new product (available in Europe for years) is a welcome advancement in US patient safety.  While Buprenorphine is…

HO&P Partners Selected as Super Lawyers
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HO&P Partners Selected as Super Lawyers

Texas Monthly magazine recently selected Heygood, Orr & Pearson name partners Michael Heygood, Jim Orr and Eric D. Pearson as 2011 “Texas Super Lawyers.” In compiling their list of outstanding attorneys, Texas Monthly magazine use a rigorous multi-step process combining peer nominations and evaluations with third party research.

HO&P Files Life Settlement Class Action
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HO&P Files Life Settlement Class Action

Attorneys from Heygood, Orr & Pearson have filed a class-action lawsuit in Ellis County on behalf of Texas investors who say Waco-based Life Partners Inc. charged excessive premiums on the company’s so-called “life settlement” policies.

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Los Angeles Court Orders Watson Pharmaceuticals To Produce Documents, Provide Depositions in Fentanyl Patch Death Lawsuit

Attorneys from Heygood, Orr & Pearson recently obtained a ruling from a Los Angeles Superior Court ordering executives from Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. to testify under oath and produce key documents as part of a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old woman who died while using the company’s fentanyl patch.