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Miller Knauff Law Firm has been asked to sponsor the Texas Tech University School of Law Top Grade Award for first year law students. The award will be called Miller Knauff Law Firm Top Grade Award.

On January 31, 2013, the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth reversed the trial court in part in LIT HW 1, L.P. v. The Town of Flower Mound, et. al., 3013 WL 362760. Murray Joseph Rossini made the oral argument to the Second Court of Appeals In LIT HW 1 in which the court of appeals reversed the trial court in part, agreeing with Rossini that the Board of Adjustments of Flower Mound used the wrong standard when denying our client’s appeal of a building official’s building code ruling. This ruling provides a party who is appealing an adverse building code ruling in the Town of Flower Mound with authority to ensure that the Flower Mound Board of Adjustment uses the correct standard of review.

Murray Joseph Rossini appeared as the lunch speaker of the Dallas Claims Association on January 9, 2013, and presented his paper and PowerPoint on underground utility law. This paper has been approved by the Texas Department of Insurance for continuing education for insurance adjusters in Texas.

Mike Miller and Scott Greener tried a case styled Driver vs. Poyner Water Supply to verdict and obtained a defense verdict on liability. The case involved a claim against a water supply corporation for damage to land after the construction of a pipeline in a disputed easement. The Plaintiff alleged trespass and negligence and the case was defended on the theory of implied easement and easement by estoppel.

Murray Joseph Rossini authored a legal article on the topic of "Damages for Negligent Injury to an Oil or Gas Well." Drawing on his experience in oil and gas matters and on the Texas case law in this area, Rossini discusses the damage measures available for a claimed injury to an oil and gas well, including the reasonable and necessary cost of repair, in this paper. This paper has been approved for one hour of credit of continuing education for insurance adjusters in Texas. Please contact Murray at (469) 916-2536 or (214) 850-5280 with questions about oil or gas well damages or if you would like to schedule Murray to speak on this topic.

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