Baron and Budd Selected to the National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ “Hot List” for Eighth Time

  Baron and Budd Selected to the National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ “Hot List”
  for Eighth Time

Business Wire

DALLAS -- October 02, 2012

The national law firm of Baron and Budd was selected to the National Law
Journal’s prestigious Plaintiffs’ “Hot List" for the eighth time since the
list was established ten years ago. Each year, the National Law Journal
requests nominations and completes an exhaustive analysis before selecting law
firms for this legendary, highly regarded honor. The annual list recognizes
plaintiffs' firms that have doneexemplary, cutting-edge work representing
people or entities harmed by corporate misconduct. Baron and Budd was one of
only 19 firms selected for inclusion this year.

Russell Budd (Photo: Business Wire)

Russell Budd (Photo: Business Wire)

In yesterday's announcement, theNational Law Journalnoted the breadth of
Baron and Budd's work, stating, "The limelight for Baron and Budd stretched
across industries during the past year — including a deepening of the firm's
role in financial-sector class actions." The announcement alsohighlightedtwo
of Baron and Budd's most significant and recent cases: the precedent-setting
settlement in the BP oil spill litigation and a consumer class action against
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Baron and Budd shareholder Scott Summy served on the BP
oil spill’s steering committee that reached a $7.8 billion settlement with BP
PLC in March 2012, and the firm sat on the plaintiffs' executive committee in
the Chase overdraft litigation, resulting in a preliminarily approved
nationwide settlement of $110 million.

"I am so proud to be selected for such a distinguished honor," said Russell
Budd, president and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd. "As a law firm
dedicated to protecting the rights of anyone who has been harmed, it’s very
rewarding to be recognized for our willingness to take on new and meaningful
litigation on behalf of consumers who have been taken advantage of in so many

Baron and Budd remains at the forefront of litigation on a national scale. The
firm continues to actively represent businesses and individuals harmed by the
BP oil spill and consumers harmed by a number of banking fraud issues as well
as maintaining its cornerstone practice representing victims of asbestos

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge,
Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with over 30-years
of "Protecting What’s Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by
negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large
and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental and business
entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil spill, Qui Tam,
California Proposition 65 violations, unsafe drugs and medical devices,
Chinese drywall, deceptive advertising, consumer financial fraud, securities
fraud and asbestos cancers such as mesothelioma.

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