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SKV Obtains Dismissal of Securities Class Action

SKV partners Craig Smyser and Ty Doyle, along with counsel Michelle Stratton and associate Crystal Robles, won a dismissal of a purported securities class action on behalf of client Nobilis Healthcare, Van 'T Hoofd v. Nobilis Health Corp., Cause No. 4:18-cv-04727 (S.D. Tex.).

Texas Energy Co. Gets $1.4B Award In Venezuela Bribe Case

A Houston energy company that claimed it was forced out of business because it refused to bribe officials at Venezuela's state-run oil corporation convinced a Texas federal judge on Thursday to enter a $1.4 billion judgment against the former energy minister of the South American country.


Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, or “SKV”, the elite trial and litigation boutique in Houston, today announced the start of construction of their expanded office-space on floor 28 at 717 Texas. The firm will be moving from their current office at 700 Louisiana Street where the offices are 22,388 square-feet. Their new office location will expand to 27,795 square feet. SKV will take possession of the entire 28th floor for their expanded office project.

Fed. Circ. Ships $93M WesternGeco IP Row Back To Texas

The Federal Circuit on Friday ordered a Texas district court to decide whether to hold a new trial to determine if WesternGeco LLC can recover $93.4 million in lost profits from Ion Geophysical Corp. in a long-running patent case, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.