Texas Lawyer Cites $500 million Judgment in Naming Nina Cortell as One of Its Winning Women 2014


After winning a verdict for $319 million in damages against a Houston pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners turned to a Haynes and Boone, LLP team led by appellate partner Nina Cortell to help convince the judge to enter a judgment in line with the jury's findings.

ETP's confidence in Cortell and her team paid off. On July 29, Judge Emily Tobolowsky of the 298th District Court in Dallas awarded ETP more than $500 million in her final judgment in Energy Transfer Partners v. Enterprise Products Partners, a dispute over whether the parties had entered a partnership to build a pipeline.

According to several news media reports, it's the largest civil judgment ever awarded by a Dallas state court judge.

"It's the largest judgment I've been involved in," said Cortell, who has been practicing law for 38 years.

Excerpted from the Texas Lawyer, August 29, 2014. To view full article, click here.


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