Newsletter - Newshttps://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Newsen-us2019-01-20T20:28:44.0172713-06:00SEPTEMBER 2018https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=559/6/2018 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for the thirteenth year in a row.<br>JANUARY 2018https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=871/17/2018 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem argued the case of <i>Marquinez v The Dow Chemical Company</i> before the Delaware Supreme Court.&nbsp; You can watch the video <u><a href="https://livestream.com/accounts/5969852/events/8016608/videos/168702557">here</a></u>, with Mike's argument beginning at 22:40.<br>APRIL 2017https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=834/25/2017 12:00:00 AMMike Brem and Laura Jones obtained summary judgment in Brazoria County district court dismissing all of&nbsp; plaintiff's claims with prejudice in an action where plaintiff alleged trespass, nuisance, and an implied easement over property leased by our Fortune 50 client.<br>MARCH 2017https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=803/15/2017 12:00:00 AMThe United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal in favor of our client in <i>Alkhawaldeh vs The Dow Chemical Company</i>.&nbsp; Partner Mike Brem argued the case in the Fifth Circuit in December and, along with Janet Garza, handled this Title VII case throughout.FEBRUARY 2017https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=862/13/2017 12:00:00 AMMike Brem and Janet Garza obtained a dismissal of our client in the Southern District of Texas in a construction dispute.&nbsp; Read the district court's opinion <a href="html/2017-02-13%20News_Opinion%20Dismissing%20Zachry%20(16-cv-0365).pdf">here</a>.<br>JANUARY 2017https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=851/25/2017 12:00:00 AMThe American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources recently published, in their <a href="html/2017-01-25_News%20Item%20Article%20from%20ABA.pdf">Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee Newsletter</a>, Senior Counsel Jim Smith's analysis "District Court Assesses $8.3 Million for Tribes' Past Costs for UCR Site; Teck Raises Procedural Issue on Appeal," which discusses <i>Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd</i>.<br>DECEMBER 2016https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=5912/7/2016 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem argued the case of <i>Alkhawaldeh v The Dow Chemical Company</i> in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Listen to his portion of the argument <a href="html/BREM-Oral_Argument_(Alkhawaldeh)_2016-12-06.mp3">here</a><a href="html/2016-12-06_16-20069%20Oral%20Argument%20(Brem%20section%20only).mp3"></a>.DECEMBER 2016https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=5412/5/2016 12:00:00 AM<b>Minimize Enforcement Risks:</b> Email <a href="mailto:jsmith@sdablaw.com">jsmith@sdablaw.com</a> to schedule his presentation "Fundamentals of Environmental Enforcement." <u>Where:</u> On site at your company; works great as a "Lunch and Learn." <u>Length:</u> One (1) Hour, Includes Q&amp;A. <u>Cost:</u> Complementary!&nbsp; <u>Benefits:</u><b> </b>Help your employees understand and avoid the consequences of environmental enforcement; hear real stories about enforcement matters; discuss how a Trump EPA may affect enforcement, nationally and locally.MAY 2016https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=815/25/2016 12:00:00 AMThe Westlaw Journal Environmental recently published Senior Counsel Jim Smith's analysis "Jury Must Hear The State's Role in Delaying Environmental Remediation In a Condemnation Case," which discusses <a href="html/2016-05-25%20Expert%20Analysis-State%20Role%20in%20Delay%20Env%20Rem.pdf"><i>Caff&eacute; Ribs, Inc. v State of Texas</i></a><i></i>.<span style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"></span></span><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DoNotShowInsertionsAndDeletions/> <w:DoNotShowPropertyChanges/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> 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2016https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=795/19/2016 12:00:00 AMMike Brem and Janet Garza obtained a $20.53 million judgment in federal court in Houston, in favor of our client, a major international deepwater drilling contractor.<br>MARCH 2016https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=843/2/2016 12:00:00 AMThe Westlaw Journal Environmental recently published Senior Counsel Jim Smith's analysis "Negligent Noise Nuisance Case Presents Substantial Issues to Texas Supreme Court," which discusses <i><a href="html/2016-03-02%20Expert%20Analysis-Negligent%20Noise%20Nuisance.pdf">Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v Gardiner</a></i>.<br>FEBRUARY 2016https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=532/9/2016 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem successfully tried an arbitration before the Texas Seed Arbitration Board, which heard the consolidated complaints of thirteen growers against our seed producer client and two distributors.&nbsp; A unanimous panel found for our client on every issue of fact and conclusion of law.DECEMBER 2015https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=781/10/2016 12:00:00 AMHoustonia Magazine named Jim Smith to their annual list of Top Lawyers for Environmental/Natural Resources. <br><a href="http://www.houstoniamag.com/"><img alt="" src="https://www.sdablaw.com/html/1215_Houstonia_Cover_Final_muo57v2.jpg" style="border:0px solid black;" height="99" width="75"></a><br>DECEMBER 2015https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=6512/31/2015 12:00:00 AMMike Brem and Janet Garza obtained complete summary judgment for our Fortune 50 client in a Title VII case involving claims of religion, race, color, and national origin discrimination and retaliation.<br>SEPTEMBER 2015https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=779/15/2015 12:00:00 AMPartners Peggy Brenner and Mike Brem have been named <a href="http://profiles.superlawyers.com/texas/houston/lawyer/michael-l-brem/c76e7a36-ac0d-4887-8edf-cdaf0f5c28d2.html">Texas Super Lawyers</a> for 2015.&nbsp; This is the tenth straight year that Mike has earned this distinction.<br>MAY 2015https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=765/5/2015 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.<br>MARCH 2015https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=753/1/2015 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem and his wife Kate were featured on the cover of the March edition of <i><a href="http://www.magazinevolume.com/16546IN/">West University Essentials</a></i> magazine for their volunteer work with the Houston Livestock Show &amp; Rodeo.SEPTEMBER 2014https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=749/30/2014 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem argued the case of <i>Patrickson, et al vs Dole Food Co, et al</i> in the Hawai'i Supreme Court. <a href="html/SCOA_091814_30700-brem%20clip.mp3">Click here</a> to listen to Mike's part of the argument.<br>SEPTEMBER 2014https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=739/22/2014 12:00:00 AMMike Brem and Janet Garza obtained summary judgment on limitations in favor of our Fortune 50 client as to 2,700 plaintiffs from Latin America in a Delaware federal district court.<br>SEPTEMBER 2014https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=729/12/2014 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem has been named a <a href="http://www.superlawyers.com/texas/lawyer/Michael-L-Brem/c76e7a36-ac0d-4887-8edf-cdaf0f5c28d2.html">Texas Super Lawyer</a> for 2014.&nbsp; This is the ninth straight year that Mike has earned this distinction.<br>SEPTEMBER 2014https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=689/4/2014 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem obtained <a href="html/2014-09-04%20Order%20Granting%20ROH%20CO%20MSJ%20(Lee).pdf">summary judgment</a> for a subsidiary of our Fortune 50 client in an asbestos case in Philadelphia, PA.&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>JUNE 2014https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=706/2/2014 12:00:00 AMAndrew Schirrmeister was interviewed in the June issue of Fortune, Forbes and Money Magazines. <br><a href="html/2014-05-01%20Article_ACS.pdf"><img alt="" src="https://www.sdablaw.com/html/MAGAZINE-FORTUNE-JUNE-2014 (2).jpg" style="border:0px solid black;" height="99" width="75"></a> <a href="html/2014-05-01%20Article_ACS.pdf"><img alt="" src="https://www.sdablaw.com/html/MAGAZINE-FORBES-JUNE-2014 (2).jpg" style="border:0px solid black;" height="99" width="75"></a> <a href="html/2014-05-01%20Article_ACS.pdf"><img alt="" src="https://www.sdablaw.com/html/MAGAZINE-MONEY-JUNE-2014%20(2).jpg?14610" style="border:0px solid black;" height="99" width="75"></a><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>JUNE 2014https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=696/1/2014 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem has been elected to the Houston Livestock Show &amp; Rodeo's Board of Directors.&nbsp; Mike also continues to serve as Chairman of the Show's Merchandise Committee.DECEMBER 2013https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=6712/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIn an article appearing in the January issue of <i><a href="html/2013-12-12%20News%20Item.pdf">Inside Counsel</a></i> magazine, DuPont Legal recognized the contributions of its preferred law firms, including Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem, LLP.<br>DECEMBER 2013https://www.sdablaw.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=6612/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPartner Mike Brem obtained <a href="html/2013-12-09_Order_Granting_TDCC_MSJ.pdf">summary judgment</a> for our Fortune 50 client in a wrongful death suit in Brazoria County state court.&nbsp; This was a case where plaintiffs' decedent allegedly died of asphyxiation.<br>