Smithfield Foods’ North Carolina subsidiary was sued in hundreds of nuisance suits claiming damages for odors emanating from concentrated animal feeding operations. There have been three trials thus far resulting in substantial awards for the plaintiffs. Another seven trials are scheduled for Raleigh.
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP elected eight attorneys to its partnership with the promotions of Kathleen M. Benton, Joseph R. Connelly III, Phil J. Montoya, Jr., Paula D. Pendley, Ashley R. Presson, Bartek Rejch, Douglas R. Simek, and Zachary M. Wilson III.
- August 21, 2018
Seventeen lawyers from Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP have been selected by their peers for inclusion to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.
- August 2, 2018
Bart Rejch and Joe Connelly prevailed on a motion to quash service of summons in California for lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of HPTY’s client, a national retailer.
- July 25, 2018
Douglas R. Simek has joined the Dallas office. Simek brings more than 15 years of experience as a trial lawyer and litigator defending corporations in complex product liability and toxic tort litigation.