The Story Behind the Arab Bank Trial
When federal jurors in Brooklyn, N.Y., issued their recent liability verdict against Arab Bank, plc, for helping finance terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens, the unanimous decision moved the plaintiffs one step closer in their 10-year quest for justice.
The 11-person jury’s verdict followed 10 years of litigation and appeals up through the U.S. Supreme Court. The first trial involved 24 terrorist attacks that were perpetrated by Hamas, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza between 2001 and 2004. Following six weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, the verdict marked the first time a financial institution has been held civilly liable for materially supporting terrorism.
Notice of Settlement
To all Persons and Entities Who Have Held Common Stock of Sun River Energy, Inc. from August 2010 – the Present: Please click on the following link to read the notice about the Proposed Settlement in David Neiger, et al. v. Sun River Energy, Inc. v. Donal R. Schmidt, Jr., et al., in the District Court of Dallas County, Texas, 134th Judicial District.
Mark Werbner, Co-Counsel Honored by The American Lawyer for Arab Bank Verdict Win
The American Lawyer magazine is honoring Mark Werbner of Sayles Werbner and other members of the trial team that successfully represented nearly 300 U.S. victims of international terrorism in the landmark terrorism-financing verdict recently handed down against Jordan-based Arab Bank.
Sayles Werbner’s Torian, Nicholson Publish Article on Protecting Clients’ Wins
DALLAS – Dallas attorneys Mark E. Torian and Darren Nicholson of Sayles Werbner recently authored a commentary article in the legal publication Texas Lawyer that provides important advice for protecting clients’ court wins from unwanted tax burdens.
N.Y. Judge OKs Trial for Sayles Werbner Clients in Arab Bank Terrorism Case
NEW YORK – A New York federal judge has ruled in favor of a group of terrorism victims represented by Sayles Werbner and firm co-founder Mark Werbner by denying a court motion filed on behalf of Arab Bank in the long-running lawsuit over cash payments made to the families of suicide bombers and other terrorists affiliated with the Palestinian group Hamas.
Dallas Trial Law Firm Sayles Werbner – Litigators of the Week: $60 Million More Texas Lawyer
In the two decades since they opened Dallas’ Sayles Werbner, Richard Sayles and Mark Werbner had never tried a case together until they represented Commil USA in federal court in Marshall, a collaboration that led to victory — twice.
On April 8, the retrial in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. resulted in a $63.8 million verdict. The jury, which deliberated less than two hours, decided Cisco had induced infringement on a patent for wireless technology developed by three Israeli engineers; Commil had purchased that patent in 2006 for $400,000, Werbner says.
Arab Bank Ruling Featured in The New York Times
National Publication Features Sayles Werbner’s Successful Defense of Newegg
DALLAS – Intellectual property trial lawyer Richard Sayles, co-founder of Sayles Werbner, is featured in a recent story published by The American Lawyer about a substantial, favorable verdict for Mr. Sayles’ client Newegg Inc. following a weeklong patent infringement trial against Chicago-based Soverain Software.
White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Werbner on KTVT – CBS – Dallas
Sayles Werbner co-founder Mark Werbner defends Dallas attorney Ray Jackson against federal contempt of court charges stemming from the Dallas City Hall corruption trial.
Trial Lawyer Richard Sayles Featured in The Dallas Morning News
Sayles Werbner co-founder discusses his victory in the largest patent verdict in U.S. history.