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Oral Argument Before The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

On Friday morning, Attorney Mark Weitz argued on behalf of a long-time client in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. You can listen to his compelling and well-delivered oral argument here. The firm’s client had been sued in state court by Plains Capital Bank (PCB) under a breach of [..]

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Healthcare Provider Sues Large Insurer For Underpayments

Weitz Morgan recently filed suit against United Healthcare Services, Inc. on behalf of a pediatric healthcare provider that administers 24-hour in-home care to children who are ill or are in need of consistent medical attention. The healthcare provider contends that UHC failed to pay the claims of three insureds that were negotiated and settled as [..]

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Recovery in Bad Faith Peer Review For Healthcare Provider

Weitz Morgan recently successfully resolved a bad faith peer review case for a physician client against a large national healthcare system. The case centered around the physician’s hospital privileges being suspended after an internal review of a number of cases based on allegations of wrongdoing and negligence. Contending the revocation of privileges was improper because [..]

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Verdict Affirmed By District Court

Firm Successfully Defends $412K Verdict Weitz Morgan successfully defended a $412,000 verdict it had obtained in an adversary proceeding in 2015. The trial court held a debtor responsible for fraud in connection with the sale of a Pizza Patron franchise and awarded the claimant $412,000 in damages and attorney’s fees. The debtor appealed to the [..]

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Intervening In A Bid Protest

Protecting Your Award By Intervening Protests are a legal mechanism by which an interested party can challenge the outcome of a procurement. When an unsuccessful offeror chooses to protest an award, absent certain circumstances performance of the contract either may not begin or if it has begun must cease until the outcome of the protest. [..]

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Privity of Contract

An Enforceable Contract Between The Government And A Subcontractor Often in public procurements the government will make an award to a prime contractor and then for various reasons the prime will subcontract portions of the work to other vendors. These subcontracts are governed by common law and written agreements between the prime and sub. Even [..]

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ESI Discovery In Texas

Texas Supreme Court Case Clarifies ESI Discovery Written discovery has always been a significant expense to litigants primarily due to attorney time devoted to the review of voluminous documents. The prevalence of technology in our lives has had a correlative effect on the amount of discovery and therefore on the costs of litigation. Where once [..]

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Regulatory Updates – Veteran Owned Businesses and DIUx

VOSB Verification Guidelines Change The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a final rule on July 12, 2017 relating to verification of ownership and control of veteran owned small businesses. This new rule contains a minor revision to the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 to require re-certification of SDVOSB/VOSB status once [..]

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