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December 9, 1992
The proposed sale of the Houston Rockets to Arkansas broadcast executive Bob Hernreich and Houston attorney John O'Quinn has fallen through, according to a Houston radio station.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2009 | Associated Press
John O'Quinn, the Houston trial lawyer who won a $1-billion verdict in a diet drug case and shared more than $3 billion in legal fees representing Texas in tobacco litigation, died today in a car crash. He was 68. O'Quinn was killed with his driver when their sport utility vehicle slammed into a tree in Houston, attorney Neil McCabe at the O'Quinn Law Firm confirmed. O'Quinn, known for a folksy style and rapport with jurors, represented plaintiffs in personal-injury and product-defect lawsuits, winning billions in jury verdicts and out-of-court settlements.
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SPORTS
December 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Houston Rocket owner Charlie Thomas has signed an agreement in principle to sell the NBA franchise to Arkansas broadcast mogul Bob Hernreich and Houston attorney John O'Quinn, according to published reports, for an estimated $80 to $85 million.
SPORTS
December 9, 1992
The proposed sale of the Houston Rockets to Arkansas broadcast executive Bob Hernreich and Houston attorney John O'Quinn has fallen through, according to a Houston radio station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2009 | Associated Press
John O'Quinn, the Houston trial lawyer who won a $1-billion verdict in a diet drug case and shared more than $3 billion in legal fees representing Texas in tobacco litigation, died today in a car crash. He was 68. O'Quinn was killed with his driver when their sport utility vehicle slammed into a tree in Houston, attorney Neil McCabe at the O'Quinn Law Firm confirmed. O'Quinn, known for a folksy style and rapport with jurors, represented plaintiffs in personal-injury and product-defect lawsuits, winning billions in jury verdicts and out-of-court settlements.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2002
The largest donations made this year to the Democratic Party headquarters building fund: Haim Saban, Los Angeles entertainment mogul, $7 million. Stephen L. Bing, Los Angeles real estate heir and businessman, $5 million. John O'Quinn, Houston trial lawyer, $1 million. Jon Corzine, U.S. senator from New Jersey, $250,000. American Federation of Teachers, $150,000. Source: Federal Election Commission Los Angeles Times
BUSINESS
December 15, 1988 | Associated Press
A state jury on Wednesday ordered a Tenneco Inc. subsidiary to pay $600 million in damages for breaking a contract with an Ohio gas producer. After three days of deliberations, the 12-member jury ruled 10-2 that Tenneco's Tennessee Gas Pipeline subsidiary broke a contract to buy natural gas from Floyd Kimball, who was doing business as Red Hill Oil Co. of Dover, Ohio.
NEWS
March 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
Dow Chemical Co. hid tests indicating that silicone may not be safe for use in the body, a lawyer charged Thursday at the start of the nation's first class-action trial over silicone breast implants. "This case is about . . . values--putting safety ahead of profit," said John O'Quinn, the attorney for the eight named plaintiffs. The company never hid anything, countered Dow Chemical attorney Lorna Propes, who said Dow Corning Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 1996 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Feel free to be confused and flummoxed by the end of "Frontline's" provocative 90-minute report tonight, "Breast Implants on Trial." For those who have assumed that silicone breast implants have been proved to be medically harmful, be prepared for a surprise. For those who detect the Trojan horse of unrepentant corporate reaction behind the largely Republican-driven effort for tort reform, be prepared for a shock. For those who have faith in the jury system, be prepared to get depressed.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
A light blue 1975 Ford Escort GL once owned by Pope John Paul II sold at auction here Saturday for $690,000 to a Houston multimillionaire who said he planned to put it in a museum he wanted to build in his hometown. "To me, it's a piece of history," said John O'Quinn, 62, a personal injury lawyer who made a fortune in a multibillion-dollar settlement between Texas and tobacco companies in 1998. "What a great human being Pope John Paul was."
SPORTS
December 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Houston Rocket owner Charlie Thomas has signed an agreement in principle to sell the NBA franchise to Arkansas broadcast mogul Bob Hernreich and Houston attorney John O'Quinn, according to published reports, for an estimated $80 to $85 million.
OPINION
August 13, 2002
Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe is remodeling and expanding a house and doing what every homeowner is warned against: He's paying upfront, down to the wallpaper and faucets, even before the first wall is torn down. The reason is not stupidity but an ingenious, greedy political calculation. The "house" is a new Democratic Party headquarters and the funds are unregulated campaign contributions known as soft money, which become illegal Nov.
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