HOUSTON, March 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – attorneys represented Texas Winter storm blackout victims ask Texas Judges to expedite court hearings and require utility company representatives to quickly provide representatives for affidavits prior to litigation.
The spate of legal filings comes from the fact that additional unlawful death suits have been filed Harris and Dallas Counties. In addition, a motion was filed for company representatives to stand before litigation Bexar County of litigators with Dallas-based fears Nachawati law firm, San Antonio-based Watts Guerra LLP and new YorkParker Waichman LLP.
The law firms represent relatives of more than 30 people who died after state power grid manager ERCOT and power transmission companies failed to prepare for the predicted winter storm that resulted in widespread and persistent power outages as temperatures neared 0 degrees.
“Corporate defendants often benefit from stall tactics that make it harder to get information about who was responsible and what exactly happened,” said the trial attorney for Fears Nachawati Bryan fears. “These victims deserve answers.”
The legal proceedings allege that the companies acted negligently by failing to heed certain recommendations, including failing to winterize machines and properly control power during subsequent blackouts, following similar winter storms in 1989 and 2011. An application filed in Harris County The court is trying to expedite the discovery process in order to investigate the business relationships between the defendants and other potential parties to the dispute. The motion was filed in the lawsuit, Linda Brownindividually as the closest relationship of Doyle Aron Austin vs. Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. and CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
The application for pre-litigation deposit was filed on behalf of the son of a San Antonio Woman who died after her auxiliary oxygen machine was disabled during the prolonged power outage. The application is made under Rule 202 of the Texas Code of Civil Procedure and is intended for cases where timeliness to obtain an affidavit is considered critical. Defendants such as CPS Energy, Calpine Corp., Luminant Generation Corp., Vistra Corp., Duke Energy, NRG Energy, Exelon Generation Co., Tenaska Gateway Partners and Tenaska Inc. are being asked for testimony.
“By enabling utilities and providers to have a representative available to answer specific questions, relatives of these victims can focus their pursuit of justice efficiently and precisely,” said the trial attorney Mikal Watts by Watts Guerra LLP. “It is in everyone’s interest to make this basic information available early on so that our customers are not hit again by a slow and inefficient path to justice.”
“The most effective way to determine how this preventable tragedy occurred is to have company representatives provide some basic information at the beginning of this process,” he said Jerrold Parker by Parker Waichman LLP.
Watts Guerra, Fears Nachawati, and Parker Waichman have represented clients in infringement suits for decades. If you or someone you know is interested in filing a Texas power outage lawsuit, please call 1-800-800-4499 or visit the company’s Texas Power Outage website at https: // www. texaspowerfailure2021lawsuit.com.
Source fears Nachawati law firm