Press Release

Haynes and Boone Secures Litigation Win for Client AT&T

May 21, 2021
A Haynes and Boone, LLP litigation team secured a win on behalf of firm client AT&T in the 281st Judicial District Court in Houston. AT&T filed suit after the defendant negligently drilled into and damaged the company's underground facilities.

After a three-day bench trial, the Court ruled in favor of AT&T, awarding damages for the repair of the global telecommunications company's underground facilities. The ruling was issued Feb. 26, 2021.

The Haynes and Boone team included Houston-based Partner Michael Mazzone and Associates Nik Abraham and Amy Rose. Under the guidance of Mr. Mazzone, Mr. Abraham was first chair during the trial and Ms. Rose served as second chair.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person trial in October necessitated additional safety measures, including masks and face shields. Witnesses were presented both in-person and via Zoom.

Haynes and Boone’s Litigation Practice Group lawyers look at the big picture, considering long-term impacts to clients’ businesses. It’s what sets Haynes and Boone apart from other large national law firms and from many litigation-only boutiques. The lawyers handle commercial litigation of all sizes and know that any matter can be “bet-the-company,” depending on the client. The firm’s unique approach ensures that the right team handles the right case. Whether the case is a contract dispute, a class action, a regulatory issue or is industry-specific, the lawyers are always mindful of a client’s need for efficiency and budget certainty.