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$416 Million Verdict
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The stakes were high for a petroleum geologist who studied a potential oil and gas reserve when she took her research to a major oil and gas production company hoping to partner with them in the production of this field. She believed she was meeting in confidence with people she could trust. Unfortunately, they misled…

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$250 Million + Settlement
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When the BP Horizon disaster occurred, we were there to help those who found their businesses and livelihoods suddenly and unexpectedly destroyed. CMZ represented numerous business and property owners extending from Southeast Texas all along the Gulf Coast to Key West, Florida. Each client’s business and needs were unique. We worked for hand in hand…

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$143.4 Million Verdict
$143.4 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

When an underground liquid natural gas storage cavern exploded and destroyed over 20 residents homes and property, CMZ took on the case many firms were unwilling to take. After taking numerous depositions and months of discovery, CMZ collected the evidence proving three gas and pipeline companies had pumped far more gas into the cavern than…

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$55 Million Verdict
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When a giant oil company thought it could get away with stealing the oil royalties from poor folks in a small East Texas community, they thought our clients would not fight back. They were wrong. Our clients had no money to fight an oil company or pay an attorney. But, we agreed to take their…

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$27.8 Million
$27.8 Million 150 150 admin

CMZ represented the owners of a company who merged with a larger competitor company. The merger provided stock in the larger competitor company to our clients. A few days after the merger, the larger competitor announced that its fourth-quarter earnings were below expectations. Our clients had been provided with financial documents and a prospectus that…

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$23 Million Settlement
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When a propane explosion in Wyoming caused a Houston lady to suffer a traumatic brain injury and burns over 60% of her body, CMZ was able to procure a $23 Million settlement that is allowing her to receive necessary medical care and treatment for the remainder of her life. A nationwide propane company cut corners…

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$17 Million Settlement
$17 Million Settlement 150 150 admin

Early one morning, an 18 wheeler attempted to make a U-turn on a dark East Texas road in front of a young man on his way to work. Initially, it was believed the young man was at fault and going too fast. Fortunately, the clients did not wait to contact CMZ. We immediately sent experts…

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$16.9 Million Verdict
$16.9 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Civil litigation has helped make our communities and the products we use safer. At CMZ, when a Houston escalator injured a young boy, we took action. The escalator industry was aware the movement of an escalator could pinch and hold shoes between the steps and side rail of an escalator. Through discovery, CMZ found a…

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$16.7 Million Verdict
$16.7 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Our client was stopped on the road waiting for oncoming traffic to clear so he could make a left turn into a restaurant for lunch when he was suddenly rear-ended by a large moving truck. The impact was so severe it paralyzed him from the waist down. The moving company refused to accept responsibility and…

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$9.6 Million Verdict
$9.6 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

When tragedy struck this East Texas family, they reached out to CMZ to help find answers. A pickup truck crossed the centerline of the highway striking our client head on. The wreck killed both drivers. The pickup truck driver had no driver’s license and the insurance company wanted to settle quickly with our clients, but…

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$8 Million Verdict
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When a high profile public official was subjected to multiple instances of slander and defamation by a media outlet, he called CMZ. Slander and defamation laws, especially pertaining to public officials, are complex and these cases are very difficult to prove. Through extensive discovery, we were able to prove the false statements were made recklessly…

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$8 Million Verdict
$8 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

The life of this couple was forever changed following a wreck that occurred when our client was struck by a tire that broke loose from an oncoming vehicle. A few days before the crash, the tires had been rotated at a nationally known retail store. CMZ was able to prove through documentation that the store…

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$5 Million Settlement
$5 Million Settlement 150 150 admin

This heartbreaking story arose when a well known food manufacturer began marketing a nutritional supplement marketed to people with the inability to eat regular foods. Our client was a __ year old boy who died in his father’s arms as his father fed him a bottle of the formula. The product had been marketed to…

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$4.55 Million Verdict
$4.55 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Our client’s wife and young daughter were tragically killed by an 18 wheeler when the driver went off the road to his right, overcorrected left, and jack-knifed across the road hitting our clients head on. The driver argued a deer ran out in front of him and he steered right to avoid hitting the animal…

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$4.5 Million Verdict
$4.5 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Turning over a loved one to a nursing home is difficult. Many facilities provide excellent care. But, as we have all seen, the treatment and conditions in some nursing homes can be horrendous. When the family of a West Texas man who died after nursing home neglect called CMZ, we took action to uncover a…

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$2.7 Million Verdict
$2.7 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Our client’s father was killed by a mail delivery truck that hydroplaned and hit him. The delivery company claimed rain was the cause of the wreck and that the road was defective blaming the Texas Department of Transportation. After extensive discovery, CMZ was able to prove not only that the driver was going too fast…

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$2 Million Verdict
$2 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Our client and his family were rear ended by an 18 wheeler while stopped for traffic on a bridge in Louisiana. Our client was a successful business man who initially did not appear to be injured in the wreck. But, after the dust settled, his family began to notice changes in his behavior and his…

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$2 Million Verdict
$2 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

We all fear being hit by an object flying off a loaded 18 wheeler or being trapped and crushed between two 18 wheelers on the highway. Our client’s father was tragically killed when both happened to him. He was traveling along a major highway approaching a low overhead railroad crossing when the load hauled by…

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$1.6 Million Verdict
$1.6 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

We often think of 18 wheelers as the danger on the roadway. But, 18 wheeler drivers can be just as vulnerable to severe injury and death. When tragedy struck the family of this 18 wheeler driver, they reached out to CMZ to help get answers. Our client’s husband was tragically killed in a wreck on…

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$1.1 Million Verdict
$1.1 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex involving multiple medical issues, lengthy discovery, and costly experts. Juries are often reluctant to find the local doctor liable either because of respect in the community or the fear of increasing insurance and medical costs. Defense attorneys prey on this fear and oftentimes negligent health care is excused by…

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$1.1 Million Verdict
$1.1 Million Verdict 150 150 admin

Our client fell while shopping in a grocery store. The grocery store initially paid for our client’s medical treatment. But, when it became obvious he was seriously injured and required surgery, the store denied responsibility and refused to pay for further medical care. Fortunately, he hired CMZ. We filed suit and obtained the store surveillance…

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Confidential Settlement
Confidential Settlement 150 150 admin

In an unprecedented case, CMZ represented multiple individuals in South Texas suffering from various chronic illnesses or disabling conditions in a suit under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The clients all sought medical treatment at the same South Texas clinic and were covered under the same health insurance. The clinic tried to drive them away…

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