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​Court to Decide if Academy Can Be Sued for Role in Deadly Sutherland Springs Shooting

January 31, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (January 31, 2019) Today a Texas state court will decide if victims of the deadly Sutherland Springs shooting can sue Academy Sports + Outdoors for their role in the massacre. In November 2017, Devin Patrick Kelley entered into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, armed with a high-capacity assault rifle that he purchased from Academy, and killed 26 people, an unborn child, and wounded more than 20 others. Attorney for the victims’ families, Robert C. Hilliard, says that Academy negligently sold Kelley the Ruger AR-556 with a 30-round capacity magazine used in the shooting. Hillard states, “If a customer with an out-of-state driver’s license walks into a Texas gun store to purchase a firearm, the gun store, here Academy, is required by law to comply with both the laws of the state of Texas and the laws of the state where that purchaser lives.” Kelley presented a Colorado driver’s license to Academy when he purchased the Ruger.Although the Ruger model is legal in Texas, it is not legal in Colorado, where Kelley was listed as a resident on his license. Hilliard says, “There is no question Academy was required to follow the laws of both Texas and Colorado in that sale. Academy failed to do so as Colorado prohibits the sale of a Ruger AR-556 with a 30-round capacity. Academy should have never sold Kelley that Ruger.”


Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP: Florida Truck Owners Sue Over ‘Time Bomb’ In Engine

November 06, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hilliard, who recently filed a class action for Texas diesel truck owners, has now filed a 2nd class action lawsuit—this time on behalf of Florida diesel truck owners against the German-based company Bosch as well as US truck manufacturers for defective CP4 fuel injection pumps that disintegrate and destroy the truck's engine. Hilliard states, "Florida truck owners were cheated out of what they thought they were getting. Just like Texas truck owners. Without a healthy working CP4 your truck is slowly dying, just like heart failure in a person, sooner or later the heart stops and the body dies. We have clients who are seeing damage and failure early in the life of the truck. The reason? Every single CP4 is starved of lubrication and results in metal rubbing against metal in a highly pressurized environment, without lubrication--as a result the CP4 starts to shed tiny pieces of metal shards almost immediately, sometimes as early as mile one. By a hundred thousand miles, all truck owners see the costly results. Their engines self-destruct, the CP4 disintegrates and sends thousands of metal shards into the fuel injection system and every part of the engine—resulting in $8,000-$20,000 worth of repairs.


First New York Lawsuit Filed For Scooter Injury

September 11, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bob Hilliard filed a lawsuit on behalf of Victor Medina for serious injuries he sustained while operating his Immotor GO Electric Scooter in the Bronx, New York. Mr. Medina was riding his Immotor GO electric scooter in a neighborhood on a clear afternoon when his brakes suddenly and without warning engaged, causing Medina to be sent flying over the handle bars and onto the pavement. As a result of the accident, Medina was knocked unconscious and sustained a concussion, fractured left hand, facial lacerations, jaw dislocation, left shoulder laceration, and knee lacerations

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