General Commercial, Intellectual Property and Personal Injury Litigation in Federal and Texas Courts with an emphasis on Class Actions, both Trials and Appeals.
Representing Businesses in Rate Case Class Action
Scott served as lead counsel in three class actions representing large businesses alleging worker's compensation insurance overcharges. The aggregate recovery for the classes was in excess of $277 million. Net of attorneys fees and expenses of $77.98 million, the class members received more than $195 million.
Representing ERISA Beneficiaries
Scott served as co-lead counsel in a suit by ERISA plan participants against Dynegy. Scott and his co-counsel recovered $9.975 million on behalf of the class. Net of attorneys" fees and expenses of $2.495 million, the class received $7.48 million.
Representing Families of Employees Insured under Corporate Owned Life Insurance (also known as "COLI," "BOLI," or, unfortunately, 'dead peasant' insurance)
Scott has obtained settlements of over $19.4 million for the families of deceased Wal-Mart and Fina employees after the companies bought and made themselves the beneficiaries of life insurance policies on the lives of their employees. Net of attorneys' fees and expenses of $6.44 million, the classes received $12.86 million.
Representing Dentists against Dental Support Organizations
As national counsel, Scott successfully defended a public orthodontic practice management company against a group of 65 orthodontists in 35 lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the country.
Having gained the highest level of expertise in corporate management of dental practices, Scott currently litigates on behalf of dental professionals against Dental Support Organizations (DSOs). DSOs seem to offer an attractive arrangement on the surface, which may reveal itself to be an inescapable web of contracts which sidelines the dentists' control over their practice. Once ensnared, the dentist is pressured to meet untenable production targets in order earn their previously routine salary, over and above the DSO's exorbitant "management fees."
Representing an Individual Denied Life Insurance Benefits
Scott represented a wife denied death benefits under a life insurance policy insuring her husband. The total recovery was $1.45 million, more than the face value of the policy. Net of attorneys" fees and expenses of $512,000, the client received $983,000.
Representing Businesses in Lawsuits over Intellectual Property Dispute
Scott has represented clients in intellectual property disputes, including trade secret battles where millions of dollars were at stake.