Our Dallas Office

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 224626
Dallas, Texas 75222

Physical address:
2223 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208

214.946.8000 phone
214.946.8433 fax

Our Santa Fe Office

505 Cerrillos Road, Suite A209
Santa Fe, NM 87501

505.986.0600 phone
505.986.0632 fax

Our Houston Office

2000 West Loop South, Suite 2200
Houston, Texas 77027

713.401.9901 phone
214.946.8433 fax

DP&S is back-to-back in the Texas Supreme Court!

DP&S is proud of its partners, Kirk Pittard and Rick Thompson, who went back-to-back in the Texas Supreme Court this week.

On Tuesday, Kirk presented argument on behalf of the Respondents in University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center v. Lance McKenzie and Deborah Diver, No. 17-0730.  The case involves a question of sovereign immunity claimed by M.D. Anderson after one of its physicians used a particular chemical fluid–designed to disperse a chemotherapy drug during treatment–that caused the clients’ daughter’s brain to swell and ultimately killed her.  You can watch Kirk’s argument here.



On Wednesday, Rick presented argument on behalf of the Petitioner in Barbara Technologies Corp. v. State Farm Lloyds, No. 17-0640.  This case involves the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act and whether the insurer’s invocation of a policy’s appraisal process and then payment of the appraisal award, but only after forcing the insured to sue its insurer, protects the insurer from penalties–interest and attorney’s fees–under the Act.  You can see Rick’s argument here.

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