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December 10, 2014 
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Gray Reed & McGraw Secures Major Victory for Oil and Gas Operator

(Houston) –Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Julia Palmer, Andy Landry, and Preston Kamin won a two-week jury trial in the 270th District Court resulting in a major verdict in their client’s favor.

The client, a major oil and gas operator, was fracing a gas well in the Haynesville shale formation when wellhead equipment rented from the defendant catastrophically failed.  Afterward, as a result of a sudden uncontrolled high pressure release, the well was lost, forcing the operator to re-drill the well.

The jury found the defendant to be 100% at fault and the rented equipment to be a  defective product.  The jury further found no fault on behalf of  Gray Reed’s client, the operator.

“We are understandably pleased with the decision,” Gray Reed attorney Julia Palmer said.

About Gray Reed & McGraw

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas and Houston. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas transaction and litigation, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit