Mark Lanier

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    No Regrets: America's Dan Bunnell On the Reunion That Never Was

    While some classic rock-era bands have been able to carve out a comfortable touring niche on the strength of a couple of hits, others face an opposite dilemma in trying to cram all or most of their most popular material in a show. In the '70s, America notched up a number of success with tracks incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Katherine Mabel "Emily" Jones: Dead Teen's Family Sues Rick's Cabaret Over DWI Crash

    The survivors of an 18-year-old woman who was killed when a drunk driver allegedly smashed into her doing 130 mph have sued Rick's Cabaret, saying the strip club employs dancers through a policy that encourages them to overserve customers. Katherine Mabel Jones, 18, known to her friends as Emily, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Mark Lanier Hits The Big Screen

    When we read in the Wall Street Journal that Houston mega-lawyer Mark Lanier had a role in a new movie called Puncture, we assumed it was about a class-action suit involving defective killer tires, and that the above video was an early trailer for it before a name change. Alas, no. Puncture involve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Mark Lanier's 2010 Desperate Christmas Party Performer: Sting

    Nah, you're not invited​Mega-lawyer Mark Lanier each year throws an outrageous Christmas party, because there's nothing better to do with money than throw an opulent, look-at-me event that doesn't even serve liquor for all the dads who've had to drag their kids out to ride the rides.The event also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Local Lawyers Unimpressed With Transocean's Bid To Limit Its Oil-Spill Exposure

    Photo courtesy US Coast GuardPLEASE let the oil-spill litigation be heard here, Houston hotel owners pray​Transocean, the Houston company that owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon rig that is currently gushing huge amount of oil into the Gulf, is looking to limit the amount of damages they may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    More Musical Medocrity For Houston's Private Party Of The Year

    ​For those folks out there wondering if superlawyer Mark Lanier had suddenly -- after all these years -- finally developed good musical taste, you can rest assured: He hasn't.Tort King Lanier is famous for his Christmas parties, elaborate (if liquor-free) bacchanals that feature kiddie rides, top- ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2009

    Getting Schooled

    A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    NCAA To Recommend Sickle-Cell Testing As A Result Of Rice Football Player's Death

    Dale Lloyd was a promising Rice football player who had shined at Lamar High. Three years ago, the freshman collapsed at a workout and died.His family sued the university and Rice; a settlement was announced today that could go towards seeing that the tragedy helps someone else one day.After his dea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Miley Cyrus's Successor At Houston's Most Senselessly Lavish Party? Maybe Elton John

    Texas Lawyer magazine is reporting that Mark Lanier, the lawyer who puts on an amazingly expensive Christmas party each year, will follow up Miley Cyrus with Elton John next year.The magazine's blog also notes that Lanier says his "Have A Miley Christmas" bash raised $250,000 for a charity that help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Wii Will, Wii Will Sue You

    Hey all you Wii fanatics, sitting out there happily glazy-eyed, thinking you're actually exercising, thinking the Japanese must be freakin' genuises (genuiiii?) for inventing this thing -- you're wrong. You're wrong because a) Happiness shouldn't come from an electronic bowling game; b) It ain't ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Battle Of The Junkyard Dogs

    The tragic death of Rice freshman football player Dale Lloyd, who collapsed during a practice in 2006, might just turn into an epic courtroom battle. Mark Lanier, the Houston plaintiffs' lawyer known for Vioxx, big verdicts and the most lavish, if liquor-free, Christmas party in town, is representi ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    GOP Jitters

    While a party chair guards his rear, Vision America makes judges nervous