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Kwok Wins #1 Verdict in 2013 – Former and Current Oiltanking CEOs Resign

28 Dec

Posted by Admin in In The News

Record Setting Verdict:  According to VerdictSearch, our jury verdict in Delgado v. Oiltanking was the highest jury award in Harris County across all categories of cases tried to verdict in 2013.  Additionally, National Law Journal named our jury verdict in Delgado v. Oiltanking a “Top 100” verdict nationwide for 2013.  Says Kwok, “This is a fantastic achievement for our trial team.  I’m grateful for the diligent efforts of everyone involved in getting this verdict.  It has been my great honor to represent the fine folks who have suffered greatly but have persevered under persecution.”  As expected, Oiltanking has appealed the verdict to the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston.  Read more about the status of the appeal  – HERE.

UPDATE:  According to a February 18, 2014 Market Watch article, CEO Carlin Conner, Oiltanking’s CEO at the time of the deadly explosion, resigned from Oiltanking shortly after our record verdict.  Our team deposed Mr. Conner two times and presented his testimony to the jury who heard this important case.  Says Kwok, “We found Mr. Conner to be genuinely concerned about safety at Oiltanking, I’m sure he will be missed.”  For Market Watch Article – click HERE.

UPDATE: According to a March 5, 2014 Houston Business Journal article, CEO Anne-Marie Ainsworth, Oiltanking’s CEO at the time of trial, also resigned from Oiltanking shortly after our record verdict.  Our team called Ms. Ainsworth to the witness stand during trial.  Says Kwok, “I found Ms. Ainsworth to be honest and caring, she readily admitted Oiltanking’s work at the time of this explosion was “sloppy” and she promised to make sure Oiltanking made changes to prevent future explosions.  Our team was sad to see her leave Oiltanking, she was an asset to the company.”  For Houston Business Journal Article – click HERE.