Firm News

McClanahan Myers Espey congratulates its co-counsel for complete victory in Texas court of appeals

March 27th, 2014

The firm’s clients win a complete victory in the case Hunter Buildings & Manufacturing v. MBI Global (read the Court’s opinion here).  Credit for this victory belongs to McClanahan Myers Espey’s co-counsel in the case.  The firm therefore congratulates Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing of Houston, Texas, Sanders, O’Hanlon & Motley of Sherman, Texas and Wright & Close of Houston, Texas for their hard-earned victory.

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in Baker v. American Greetings Corp.

September 20th, 2013

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in the cases Baker v. American Greetings Corp. and Collier v. American Greetings Corp., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Mike Myers is named one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation”

July 25th, 2013

Mike Myers is named as one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation” by H-Texas Magazine.

Firm’s client wins victory in Beijing appellate court

January 5th, 2013

The Beijing Higher People’s Court of The People’s Republic of China affirms a decision in favor of the firm’s client, Beijing Zhongyi Zhongbiao Electronic Information Technology Co., Ltd., in its copyright infringement case against Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.

ITC dismisses investigation against firm’s client

January 4th, 2013

The International Trade Commission decides in favor of the firm’s client, Houston-based manufacturer ClearCorrect Operating, and dismisses a pending investigation against the company.

Mike Myers is named one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation”

July 24th, 2012

Mike Myers is named one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation” by H-Texas Magazine.

Randy McClanahan is named a Texas “Super Lawyer”

June 10th, 2012

Randy McClanahan is named a Texas “Super Lawyer,” a peer-recognition of  the top 5% of Texas attorneys in specific practice areas as reported by Law & Politics Magazine.  This is Randy’s ninth consecutive year to earn the recognition.

“Why Your Company May Want You Dead” (quoting Mike Myers)

January 10th, 2012

Article, “Why Your Company May Want You Dead” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article at TheStreet.com.

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in Atkinson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

December 29th, 2011

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in Atkinson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

New book describes several of the firm’s cases

October 15th, 2011

Ellen E. Schultz’s 2011 nonfiction book Retirement Heist, how companies plunder and profit from the nest eggs of American workers describes several of the firm’s past cases involving corporate-owned life insurance.

McClanahan Myers Espey launches re-designed web site

November 12th, 2010

The firm is pleased to announce the launch of its re-designed web site and express thanks to the people at Stem Legal who created and implemented the new concepts.

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in Havenstrite v. Hartford Life Insurance Co.

September 27th, 2010

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in Havenstrite v. Hartford Life Insurance Co., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

McClanahan Myers Espey named as counsel for the class action settlement in Richard v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

September 10th, 2010

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in Richard v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Randy McClanahan is named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers for Business Litigation"

June 25th, 2010

Randy McClanahan is named one of Houston’s ”Top Lawyers for Business Litigation” by H-Texas Magazine.

Mike Myers is named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation"

June 25th, 2010

Mike Myers is named one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation” by H-Texas Magazine.

The trial between American Traffic Solutions, Inc., represented by McClanahan Myers Espey, and Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.

May 20th, 2010

Phoenix television station KPHO reports on the trial between American Traffic Solutions, Inc., represented by McClanahan Myers Espey, and Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.  Watch the broadcast.

National Public Radio affiliate KUAR reports on the firm’s case Atkinson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (quoting Mike Myers)

May 7th, 2010

National Public Radio affiliate KUAR reports on the firm’s case Atkinson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (quiting Mike Myers).  Listen to the broadcast.

Mike Myers argues before the Florida Supreme Court in a case involving Wal-Mart's "corporate-owned" or "dead peasant" insurance policies.

May 4th, 2010

Mike Myers argues before the Florida Supreme Court in a case involving Wal-Mart’s “corporate-owned” or “dead peasant” insurance policies on the lives of Florida employees.  Watch the argument.

"Widow of banker settles life insurance case" (quoting Mike Myers).

January 8th, 2010

Article, “Widow of banker settles life insurance case” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article in the Houston Chronicle.

"Widow presses her case in battle over insurance" (quoting Mike Myers).

January 7th, 2010

Article, “Widow presses her case in battle over insurance” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article from the Houston Chronicle.

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in I-20 Seagoville Partners v. Clear Channel Outdoor Inc.

October 20th, 2009

McClanahan Myers Espey named as class counsel for the class action settlement in I-20 Seagoville Partners v. Clear Channel Outdoor Inc., et al., in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Mike Myers appears on ABC's Good Morning America to discuss "dead peasant" insurance policies.

October 2nd, 2009

Mike Myers appears on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss “dead peasant” insurance policies.  Watch the segment.

Mike Myers discusses corporate-owned and bank-owned life insurance.

October 2nd, 2009

Mike Myers appears in the documentary film “Capitalism:  A Love Story” and discusses corporate-owned and bank-owned life insurance.

Randy McClanahan is named a Texas "Super Lawyer"

June 11th, 2009

Randy McClanahan is named a Texas “Super Lawyer,” a peer-recognition of the top 5% of Texas attorneys in specific practice areas as reported by Law & Politics Magazine.  This is Randy’s seventh consecutive year to earn the recognition.

"Life settlement firms that hit skids could hurt policy sellers" (quoting Mike Myers).

June 7th, 2009

Article, “Life settlement firms that hit skids could hurt policy sellers” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article in Investment News.

Randy McClanahan is named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers for Business Litigation"

June 1st, 2009

Randy McClanahan is named one of Houston’s ”Top Lawyers for Business Litigation” by H-Texas Magazine.

Mike Myers and Bob Espey are named as two of Houston's "Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation"

June 1st, 2009

Mike Myers and Bob Espey are named as two of Houston’s “Top Lawyers for Civil Litigation” by H-Texas Magazine.

The Wall Street Journal article "Banks Use Life Insurance to Pay Bonuses" describes the firm's case Johnson v. Amegy Bank, N.A.

May 20th, 2009

The Wall Street Journal article “Banks Use Life Insurance to Pay Bonuses” describes the firm’s case Johnson v. Amegy Bank, N.ARead the article in the Wall Street Journal.

Randy McClanahan and McClanahan Myers Espey are described as legal innovators for their concept of "legal insourcing."

April 15th, 2009

Randy McClanahan and McClanahan Myers Espey are described as legal innovators for their concept of ”legal insourcing.”  Read the article in the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Magazine.

The firm's client, Clear Correct, Inc., resolves its intellectual property dispute against a competitor.

April 9th, 2009

The firm’s client, Clear Correct, Inc., resolves its intellectual property dispute against a competitor.  Read about the case resolution.

"Pay to the order of . . ." (quoting Mike Myers)

March 2nd, 2009

Article, “Pay to the order of . . .” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article in Texas Lawyer magazine.

"Suit accuses bank in 'dead peasant' case" (quoting Mike Myers)

February 24th, 2009

Article, “Suit accuses bank in ‘dead peasant’ case” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article in the Houston Chronicle.

"Million-Dollar Check, Widow Got None" (quoting Mike Myers)

February 24th, 2009

Article, “Million-Dollar Check, Widow Got None” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article from The Wall Street Journal.

"Challenger sues Align over patent" (quoting Randy McClanahan)

February 20th, 2009

Article, “Challenger sues Align over patent” (quoting Randy McClanahan).  Read the article.

"ClearCorrect, Inc. Files Declaratory Judgment Against Align Technology, Inc., the Maker of Invisalign" (quoting Randy McClanahan)

February 17th, 2009

Article, “ClearCorrect, Inc. Files Declaratory Judgment Against Align Technology, Inc., the Maker of Invisalign” (quoting Randy McClanahan).  Read the article at MSNBC, Marketwire.

Rules in favor of the firm's client in a case involving Wal-Mart's "Dead Peasant" insurance policies.

February 11th, 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rules in favor of the firm’s client in a case involving Wal-Mart’s “Dead Peasant” insurance policies.  Read the court’s opinion.

Judgment in favor of Blue Sky Medical Group, Inc. (a company represented at trial by Randy McClanahan and Bob Espey)

February 2nd, 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirms a judgment in favor of Blue Sky Medical Group, Inc. (a company represented at trial by Randy McClanahan and Bob Espey) that it did not infringe a competitor’s patents.  Read the court’s opinion.

McClanahan Myers Espey is featured in a National Law Journal article addressing corporate owned life insurance,…

January 30th, 2009

McClanahan Myers Espey is featured in a National Law Journal article addressing corporate owned life insurance, bank owned life insurance and an insurer’s potential liability stemming from the recent opinion in Havenstrite v. Hartford Life Insurance Company. Read the article.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in the case Havenstrite v. Hartford Life Insurance Company rules…

December 31st, 2008

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in the case Havenstrite v. Hartford Life Insurance Company rules that the firm’s clients, persons whose lives were insured by policies of corporate owned life insurance (“COLI”), stated a claim against Hartford for misappropriation of their personal information, including their name, date of birth, sex, and Social Security number.  Read the court’s opinion.

"Policies offer small business a credit lifeline" (quoting Mike Myers)

December 14th, 2008

Article, “Policies offer small business a credit lifeline” (quoting Mike Myers).  Read the article in Investment News.

"Photo radar company sues rival in Arizona suit"

November 14th, 2008

“Photo radar company sues rival in Arizona suit” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Mike Myers appears on the Rick Gillis Employment Radio show.

October 4th, 2008

Mike Myers appears on the Rick Gillis Employment Radio show and discusses issues concerning Corporate and Bank Owned Life Insurance.

Mike Myers testifies before the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

August 28th, 2008

Mike Myers testifies before the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation concerning business arrangements known as Stranger Owned Life Insurance, Stranger-Oriented Life Insurance and Speculator-Initiated Life Insurance.

Randy McClanahan appears in Forbes magazine discussing his trial practice.

June 2nd, 2008

Randy McClanahan appears in Forbes magazine discussing his trial practice. (read the article).