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November 27, 2015
November 11, 2015
RGM lawyers Joel Reese and Adam Sanderson obtain $5.45 million jury verdict against Southwest Securities, Inc. (recently acquired by Hilltop Holdings). RGM proved at trial that Southwest Securities conspired with a New York real estate developer to defraud a group of local Dallas investors through the use of fake brokerage statements. Click here to read additional details about the trial and here to read the related Law360 article.
May 8, 2015
May 4, 2015
Texas Lawyer published an article by RGM Partner Adam Sanderson, who discusses how new USPTO guidelines will impact how patents will be evaluated for validity. To read the text of the article, click here.
March 6, 2015
Partner Adam Sanderson and Associate Leslie Chaggaris were named 2015 Rising Stars by Super Lawyer Magazine. The Rising Stars designation recognizes the state's top up-and-coming attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 years or less. The selection process for Rising Stars is entirely peer nominated and reviewed. After reviewing and scrutinizing the nominees, a panel selects those attorneys most worthy of being selected for the Rising Stars list and designates no more than 2.5% of the state's attorneys. Adam has been selected for the Rising Stars list for six consecutive years. This is the first year for Leslie to receive the honor.
January 20, 2015
Leslie Chaggaris received the 2014 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Presidential Merit Award.
November 7, 2014
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris secured a multi-million dollar judgment in favor of their client TGI Friday’s and its aligned partners as well as a take-nothing judgment on the defendants' $13 million counterclaims.
November 3, 2014
RGM partner Adam Sanderson was recently interviewed and quoted in Law360 regarding his thoughts about the effect patent acquisition groups could have on future software and patent litigation. Click here to read the full article.
August 22, 2014
RGM partner Adam Sanderson was recently quoted in the Dallas Morning News regarding his thoughts about the direction of software patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. The same article was also picked up and reprinted in the Houston Chronicle. Click here to read the full article.
July 9, 2014
June 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms fraud judgment obtained by RGM partner Pete Marketos. Click here to view the Fifth Circuit’s opinion. RGM’s clients were represented by partner Pete Marketos and associate Kendal Simpson on appeal.
June 18, 2014
June 3, 2014
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris, along with Haynes and Boone, won a complete jury verdict for TGI Friday’s in multi-million dollar partnership dispute, and take-nothing verdict on CBIF’s $13 million counterclaims. Click here to see the verdict.
April 16, 2014
The Court enters a $6.4 Million judgment in favor of the Rankin Family including damages plus attorneys’ fees. UPS had invoked the formal “Offer of Settlement” procedure, offering to settle all claims for only $300,000. The Rankins rejected that offer and invoked the procedure themselves by making a counteroffer that UPS rejected. Because the judgment against UPS was significantly less favorable than the Rankins’ offer of settlement, UPS was liable for the Rankins’ litigation costs, including their attorney fees.
February 11, 2014
RGM Partner Pete Marketos, along with The Perrin Law Firm, won a $5,000,000 jury verdict against UPS on behalf of their clients, the Rankin Family. Scott Rankin was cycling on a country road outside of Boerne, Texas, when he collided with a UPS truck in broad daylight. The collision broke Mr. Rankin’s neck and rendered him a quadriplegic. Mr. Rankin, who was 37 at the time of the accident, is a husband and father of three young children. Click here to see the jury’s verdict.
December 20, 2013
On December 20, 2013, RGM partner Pete Marketos, partner Adam Sanderson, and associate Leslie Chaggaris won a multi-million dollar verdict for RGM clients Infinity Global Technology, LLC and Charles Kirmuss as a result of E.F. Johnson Company’s fraud and breach of contract.
November 20, 2013
RGM partner Pete Marketos and associate Leslie Chaggaris obtain a unanimous jury verdict resulting in a “take nothing” judgment on One Technologies’ trade secret and non-compete claims and entitling RGM client Profinity, LLC to more than $11 million for One Technologies’ antitrust violations. Click here to see the jury’s verdict.
October 29, 2013
RGM earned the #1 Commercial Litigation Verdict in the United States for 2013, according to a recent report from VerdictSearch. Click here to view the related press release.
September 15, 2013
RGM partner Joel Reese's work on behalf of Uber was mentioned in a front-page story in the Dallas Morning News on Sept. 15, 2013. Click here to view the related press release.
August 21, 2013
Recent high-profile court victories won by Dallas' Reese Gordon Marketos LLP have earned the commercial trial law firm the 2013 "Litigation Department of the Year" award presented by Texas Lawyer newspaper in the small firm category.
"Reese Gordon Marketos, a firm less than three years old, won one of the nation's largest verdicts so far this year, and got a summary judgment affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a fraud and breach-of-contract suit filed against the firm's clients by T. Boone Pickens and Cowboy Athletics Inc.," writes Texas Lawyer in its Aug. 19 edition. "Those are heady results for the six-lawyer firm." Click here for the full article.
August 10, 2013
The Dallas Morning News recently profiled RGM partner Pete Marketos's $136 million fraud verdict against Mercedes-Benz in an article discussing the Texas appellate system. Click here to view the full article.
July 26, 2013
March 18, 2013
On March 18, 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment denying all claims of T. Boone Pickens and Cowboy Athletics, Inc. against RGM clients and other defendants in a case in which Pickens and Cowboy Athletics sought more than $33 million. Click here to view the Fifth Circuit's opinion. RGM's clients were represented by partners Joel Reese and Brad Gordon and associate Kendal Simpson.
March 7, 2013
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, RGM partner Pete Marketos and associate Leslie Chaggaris obtained a $130.3 million Final Judgment on behalf of RGM client Cardenas Metroplex on a unanimous jury verdict awarding fraud damages and exemplary damages against Mercedes-Benz and three of its employees.
March 6, 2013
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, RGM associate Kendal Simpson argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of a summary judgment that RGM partners Joel Reese and Brad Gordon, with Kendal's help, obtained in federal district court. The summary judgment denied all the claims of T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State University against RGM's clients and other defendants in a case in which Pickens and OSU sought more than $33 million in damages. The case was highly publicized, and Kendal's sterling argument was highlighted in the Texas Lawbook and the Dallas Morning News.
February 15, 2013
On Friday, February 15, RGM partner Pete Marketos and attorney Leslie Chaggaris won a $136 million fraud verdict against Mercedes-Benz after a two-week jury trial in Cameron County, Texas. Click here to view the full press release. Click here to view the full article from The Dallas Morning News.
A unanimous jury found for RGM client Cardenas Metroplex—a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Harlingen, Texas owned by Renato Cardenas, Sr.—on all counts, awarding more than $21 million in actual damages for fraud and misrepresentation and further finding, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Mercedes-Benz had caused Cardenas to execute a document through deception—a felony crime under the Texas Penal Code. The trial court further instructed the jury that Mercedes-Benz had destroyed, lost, or failed to produce material evidence in the case. The jury awarded $100 million in punitive damages against Mercedes-Benz, $10 million in punitive damages against its Chicago-based Regional Franchise Manager, and $2.5 million in punitive damages against each of two Mercedes-Benz field representatives.
November 2, 2012
On November 2, 2012, Law360 published an article relating to a multi-million dollar interest rate swap agreement, entitled, "Wells Fargo Can't Shed Claims in $101M Construction Loan Suit." RGM represents the defendants/counter-plaintiffs in that litigation. Click here to view the counterclaims that RGM filed against Wells Fargo on behalf of its clients.
November 1, 2012
On November 1, 2012, RGM filed a securities fraud lawsuit against Nuance Communications in connection with a $45 million acquisition of a privately held software company. RGM's clients seek more than $20 million in damages from Nuance after an arbitration panel found that Nuance fraudulently induced the former stockholders in the software company into a merger agreement.
October 4, 2012
BusinessWeek magazine published an article by Caleb Hannan on October 4, 2012, entitled "If Only T. Boone Pickens Had Died." The article discusses RGM's defense win in a $36 million lawsuit filed by T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State University against RGM's clients.
July 12, 2012
RGM's representation of certain defendants in a case against T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State University was highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled "Boone Calls the Plays as Largess Complicates Life at Alma Mater." The front-page story discusses the facts surrounding a pair of cases involving Boone Pickens and includes quotes of deposition testimony taken by RGM partner Joel Reese. RGM was successful in getting all claims filed by Boone Pickens against RGM's clients dismissed through motions for summary judgment in federal court.
March 19, 2012
Partners Joel Reese and Brad Gordon, along with associate Kendal Simpson, prevailed in a much publicized lawsuit against Boone Pickens. On March 9, 2012, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis granted the motion for summary judgment filed by RGM team, ending a more than two year lawsuit where Mr. Pickens and Cowboy Athletics sought more than $33,000,000 in damages. Click here for a copy of the opinion.
January 9, 2012
We are excited that Leslie Chaggaris has joined RGM as an associate. Leslie previously practiced business litigation with Thompson & Knight LLP after graduating, summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she received the D. Murray Hensley Award for Trial Excellence. Click here for Leslie's full biography.
April 18, 2011
Adam Sanderson has joined RGM as an associate. Adam, a 2006 cum laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, spent more than four years practicing business litigation with Dallas's Bickel & Brewer firm, and he previously obtained his MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Click here for Adam's full biography.
March 16, 2011
RGM has added associate Kendal Simpson, formerly a judicial law clerk for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and an associate with Haynes and Boone, LLP. Click here for Kendal's full biography. Kendal is a welcome and valuable addition to our firm.
February 1, 2011Joel Reese, Brad Gordon, and Pete Marketos formed Reese Gordon Marketos LLP—a commercial trial law firm dedicated to delivering exceptional results to clients with complex business disputes. Reese and Gordon, former partners in Winstead PC, and Marketos, a former partner in Haynes and Boone, LLP, designed RGM to leverage stellar trial advocacy, large-firm quality, and boutique-firm agility and efficiency. RGM offices in the Saint Paul Building in downtown Dallas, directly across from the Dallas Museum of Art.