HO&P Cases

At Heygood, Orr & Pearson, we pride ourselves on providing our clients superior performance in all phases of a case from investigation to discovery and from trial preparation to trial presentation. Through our extensive experience and unparalleled ability and talent, we achieve for our clients the best possible outcomes regardless of the type of case. In fact, we have achieved outstanding results for our clients in a wide variety litigation. Some of the more interesting cases are described below.

Heygood, Orr & Pearson files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over Dodge, Jeep EcoDiesel emissions cheating

The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson has filed a lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler, parts supplier Bosch, and engine manufacturer VM Motori over allegations of emissions cheating on 2014-2016 Dodge RAM and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel trucks. The lawsuit accuses the three companies of racketeering, mail and wire fraud, deceptive trade practices, and violations of Texas consumer protection laws in connection with the sale of the affected Dodge RAM and Jeep Grand Cherokee models. Read the full article…

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Lawsuit Filed Against Audi by HO&P Over Gasoline Emissions Cheating

Heygood Orr & Pearson is representing clients in lawsuits being filed against Audi accusing the company of installing a software defeat device on certain gasoline powered models in order to hide the emissions levels of these vehicles. Audi is currently facing a number of lawsuits filed on behalf of vehicle owners who purchased or leased one of the vehicles equipped with the defeat device.  Read the full article…

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HO&P files lawsuits against Chrysler, Bosch on behalf of Dodge, Jeep owners over diesel emissions cheating

Heygood Orr & Pearson is representing clients in lawsuits against Chrysler and Bosch accusing the two companies of installing emissions defeat devices on 2014-2016 Dodge RAM 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 liter EcoDiesel models. This defeat device was designed to hide nitrogen oxide emissions from the vehicles that were up to 10 times above federal pollution limits.  Read the full article…

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Heygood, Orr & Pearson represent consumers who have elected to opt-out of the national VW class action settlement

Since the very beginning of the revelation of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have been working diligently to uncover the details of the scandal, to determine the identity of exactly which entities and individuals were involved in fraud, and  to bring justice to the consumers who were defrauded.  Read the full article…

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HO&P files wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Texas teen who died on Boy Scouts hiking trip

The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a Fort Worth teenager who died from heatstroke in June while hiking as part of a Boy Scouts summer camp.  The lawsuit alleges that the Boy Scouts of America were negligent for failing to provide adequate supervision during the hike and for allowing their son to go hiking during extreme temperature conditions. Read the full article…

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Volkswagen agrees to $14.7 billion settlement in Dieselgate emissions cheating claims over VW, Audi models

Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay $14.7 billion to settle a portion of the emissions cheating claims against the company in connection with the Dieselgate scandal. The settlement would be one of the largest even in a consumer class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. Read the full article…

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Heygood, Orr & Pearson partner Michael Heygood joins Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in California MDL over Volkswagen emissions cheating

Heygood, Orr & Pearson partner Michael Heygood has been named to the team of attorneys selected to help oversee the California litigation involving the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. Judge Charles Breyer appointed Mr. Heygood to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee that will oversee pretrial matters in the Volkswagen Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Read the full article…

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Water Damage Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of Texas Homeowner by Heygood, Orr & Pearson

A lawsuit on behalf of an Austin, Texas homeowner whose property suffered water damage and flooding as a result of runoff from his neighbor’s property has been filed by the law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiffs’ neighbor diverted the flow of water through his property, causing damage to both their land and their home. Read the full article…

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Court of appeals affirms certification of class action by life settlement investors against Life Partners, Inc.

A life settlement is the sale of an existing life insurance policy by the policyholder (who is typically an ill and/or elderly person) to another party. The policy is sold at a discount to the face amount. The policyholder receives a cash payment while the purchaser takes an ownership interest in the policy. The purchaser then receives the full amount of the death benefit paid out under the policy when the insured dies. Life settlements investments are often purchased by a group of investors who each buy only a fractional interest in a given policy. The purchasers also pay premiums as due to keep the policy in force until the policy matures. Read the full article…

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