A Chance to See Grant the Eco-Artist in Action!

Grant is working on a 40×50 canvas (his second largest piece). He has decided to create a garden with butterflies, frogs, dragonflies, humming birds, lady bugs and more. As always, we can’t wait to see the final results … it’s one-of-a-kind.

Come see Grant demonstrate his amazing techniques. Take pictures with Grant. Julie and Grant will sign their new book,
Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is MORE.

For more information about Grant visit: www.JigsawGrant.com

Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe at the Houston Zoo!!! Wow!

By Andrea Schmauss –

Saturday, April 28th, from 9am – 1pm, our good friends Grant and Julie Maniér will be at the Houston Zoo with their new children’s book, “Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe – Different is More.” This event is being hosted by the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Program and the Houston Zoo. Come early, meet the writer and illustrator, and receive a complimentary paperback version of Grant and Julie’s book, while supplies last.

In the story-line, Grant the giraffe is the newest baby to be born at the city zoo. Grant appears to be a regular giraffe until the other animals notice that there is something different about the way he looks. His spots aren’t spots at all—they are shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces! As Grant grows up and spends time with the other animals, they learn that he is different in many other ways. Follow Grant’s journey as he sets off to discover his special talent and not let his differences stand in the way of his big dreams. Get ready to be amazed by this young giraffe and discover what different minds CAN do. The story is based on Grant Maniér’s real life circumstances living with special differences. Both followed their dreams, despite their challenges.

Grant Maniér (maun-YAY), a young talented Eco-Artist combines his two worlds: autism and art. His obsession with paper became his form of art therapy. Grant is changing the perceptions of how to reduce, reuse, and recycle by creating extraordinary collages using thousands of pieces of recycled calendars, magazines, posters, puzzles and more. The Nations Law Firm is proud to sponsor this amazing young man as he continues to spread his message of acceptance, hope, and eco-responsibility.

https://www.grantsecoart.com/grant-the-artist

New Office Expansion for the Nations Law Firm

 

The Nations Law Firm is proud to announce the opening of our second Houston office. Conveniently located in the Westchase area, the new 21,000 square foot office space allows ample room for the firm’s expanded operations. We have an entire floor with plenty of space for both equipment and personnel and room to grow even more. Mr.Nations, who has been practicing law for 50 years now, has no intention of slowing down any time soon, as evidenced by the firm’s ever-growing client base. Please note: There are no changes to our contact information including our telephone numbers, extensions, fax number, email, and mailing addresses.

JURY AWARDS $3.6 MILLION IN FIRST BARD IVC TRIAL

In the first bellwether trial of the Bard IVC Filter litigation, a federal jury ruled against the manufacturer C. R. Bard. On March 30, 2018, jurors in Phoenix ordered Bard to pay $1.6 million in compensatory damages to Plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker, who was harmed by an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter made by C. R. Bard. Howard L. Nations of The Nations Law Firm was a member of the trial team and represented Ms. Booker in Court. In the trial that lasted more than 2 weeks, the jury decided that Bard is 80% liable for Ms. Booker’s injuries. Bard was also ordered to pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages, taking the jury only 16 minutes to reach their decision.

This is one of several thousand lawsuits filed against the New Jersey-based Bard Company, the first IVC trial against Bard, and only the second trial against an IVC filter manufacturer, the first being a case against Cook Medical last November in Florida.

In Ms. Booker’s case, the IVC filter tilted, perforated her vena cava, broke apart, and pieces of the metal device then traveled to her spine and heart. As a result, she underwent open-heart surgery in 2014 to repair the damage and attempt to remove the broken filter parts. They were unable to remove a piece of the filter near her heart and it remains there today, leaving Ms. Booker with the ever constant fear that at any moment the piece of metal could move again and cause an imminent risk of death.

WHAT IS AN IVC FILTER?

IVC filters (inferior vena cava filters) are implanted in the vena cava, the largest vein in the body, which carries de-oxygenated blood to the right atrium of the heart and to the lungs. The implants are used in patients for various conditions, namely deep vein thrombosis in the legs. These devices are intended to prevent blood clots from breaking off and migrating to the organs such as the heart, brain and lungs, where blood clots settle and can become life-threatening.

If you or someone you know may have developed complications after IVC implantation, please contact our offices at (800) 269-3050 or fill out this form for a free case evaluation.

Police Navidad

I.T. Administrator, Andrea Schmauss, with Blue Santa
I.T. Administrator, Andrea Schmauss, with Blue Santa

The year is 1984 and a Houston Police Officer was tasked with arresting a man for shoplifting. The officer soon discovered that sadly the man was stealing clothing for his children’s Christmas. The officers involved were so moved by the suspect’s heartfelt story that they asked for donations from the other officers to purchase toys for the children’s Christmas.

The response was overwhelming and the officers donated so much money that the officers were able to purchase toys, not only for the man’s children, but also for an additional dozen disadvantaged children.

Since 1984 the heart of the Blue Santa has grown to over 1500 Houston Police Officers donating bi-weekly to this program. The sponsoring officers are responsible for wrapping and delivering the toys to the families that the officers have identified.

Along with community partners and the officers’ donations, the Blue Santa program currently provides toys to approximately 10,000 economically disadvantaged children every year.

Our IT Administrator, Andrea Schmauss, is very active in volunteering with law enforcement and the community. When she heard that the Blue Santa was attending a party for children and was unescorted as all his elves were busy making toys in the North Pole, she had the idea to don her Christmas Blue and see if she could audition to be one of Santa’s helpers. As you can see, Santa hired her on the spot. We hope she returns from the North Pole very soon. Police Navidad!!!!

For more information on The Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program go to http://www.houstonbluesanta.org/HoustonBluesanta.org/Blue_Santa_Houston.html