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Phillip Sampson Successfully Defends Parex in Galveston County State Court

May 30, 2007

GALVESTON, TX (May 30, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partner Phillip L. Sampson and his team obtained favorable jury findings last week in a trial for Parex Incorporated in Galveston County state court.

Parex is a manufacturer of stucco products, including exterior insulating and finishing systems (EIFS), used as the exterior cladding on commercial and residential structures.  The Plaintiffs had alleged multiple causes of action and sought over $4 million against Parex.

After a week and half of trial, a Galveston County jury found that Parex’s EIFS product was not defective, that Parex was not negligent, and that Parex did not violate the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  The case settled while the jury was still out, with only one question unrelated to Parex's liability remaining undecided.  Parex was pleased with the jury's findings and also glad that a reasonable settlement was reached with the plaintiffs.

“I’m extremely proud of our team,” said Mr. Sampson.  “It was a very tough case, and our team rose to the occasion,” he added.

The Bracewell & Giuliani team included: Richard F. Whiteley, James W. Caldwell, Marit M. Babin and David W. Morris.