Month: June 2022

Hartline Barger Obtains Full Dismissal on Summary Judgment

Dallas, Texas, June 29, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP announced another victory for the Hartline Barger Navistar team in Nashville, Tennessee! The lawsuit was part of pattern litigation related to Navistar’s MaxxForce engine. In First Express, Plaintiff purchased 40 trucks with the MaxxForce engine alleging various fraud and warranty claims arising out of the purchase and operation. After careful consideration of the facts and the law of Tennessee, the Court threw out the case entirely. Congratulations to Jeff Patterson, Clayton Callen, Luke Spencer, and Jake Ramsey on obtaining full dismissal on summary judgment!


Hartline Barger Attorney Jim McInerny Secures a Victory for a Workers’ Compensation Carrier

Dallas, Texas, June 17, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP Jim McInerny secured a victory for a workers’ compensation carrier by successfully defending against a claim for death benefits, alleging that a worker died after he was exposed to COVID-19 at work.  At an administrative hearing, Jim argued there was no evidence work was the only place the worker could have been exposed to COVID-19, and that the claim for benefits was not filed within the one-year limitations period under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.  The administrative judge agreed, and found in favor of the insurance carrier.  Both the carrier and the insured are pleased with the outcome.