General Litigation

General Litigation Experience


Celanese Corp. v. Manuel Salado and Harry Ni, No. 201253858, 80th State District Ct. Near the end of August 2012, the defendants informed Celanese that they had each accepted a job offer from Bluestar, a subsidiary of ChemChina, to work in Beijing, China. The defendants then began working with their coworkers to insure a smooth transition. However, on September 17, 2012, Celanese suddenly, with no warning, fired them, escorted them off the premises, and obtained a TRO against them, preventing them from working for Bluestar. That same day Mr Mark Rohr, the Chairman and CEO of Celanese, sent a letter to the General Manager of ChemChina, requesting that ChemChina withdraw its offers of employment to Mr. Salado and Mr. Ni. The next day Mr. Salado and Mr. Ni hired Tim. By November 1, 2012, the lawsuit had ended. Mr. Salado had accepted a new offer of employment from Celanese, and Mr. Ni had confirmed his acceptance of the job offer from Bluestar.


Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, et al. v. Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Trustee Board, et al., No. 2009-80545, in the 270th District Court, Houston, Texas. (Several trustee board members sued by the church at the urging of the fired pastor, who had been fired by the board of trustees.).


Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor v. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc, OSHRC Docket No. 07-1584.


Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor v. O'Brien Wire Products of Texas Inc., OSHRC Docket No. 07-1582.


York Group, Inc. v. Horizon Casket Group, Inc., Civil Action No. H-06-0262, United States District Court For The Southern District Of Texas, Houston Division, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58954, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50180, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50189.


Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor v. Empire Steel Erectors, L.P., OSHRC Docket No. 05-1858.


Carl Green et al. v. Tyrone Green et al., No. 2004-49906, in the 281st District Court, Houston, Texas. (Two church members sued by the former pastor, who had been fired from his position as pastor.)


Mark Zeck v. Material Resource Recovery SRBP, Inc., Civil Action No. MO-03-CV-162, United States District Court, Western District of Texas. (Ex-employee alleged ownership of a patent application that he had secretly filed.)


Valvtechnologies, Inc. v. Beta International, Inc., No. 98-54852, filed November 12, 1998, in the 269th District Court, Houston, Texas. Contract dispute.


Heavin Ideas In Action v. Quikey Computers, No. 99-09-3800-C, in the 197th District Court, Cameron County, Brownsville, Texas. Alleged breach of a promise to provide a Y2K fix.


Beijing Metals & Minerals Import/Export Corp. v. American Business Ctr., Inc., in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Contract dispute, 993 F.2d 1178; 1993 U.S. App. LEXIS 14211.

Unfair Competition Litigation Experience


Facility Works v. Daniel and Highlights of Houston, No. H-97 1879, filed May 29, 1997, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. (Suit for false advertising.)


Valvtechnologies, Inc. v. Mogas Industries, Inc., No. H-95-101, filed January 12, 1995, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. (Suit for false advertising.)