No. 14-13-00784-CV.

462 S.W.3d 190 (2015)

Gary AARONII, et al., Appellants v. DIRECTORY DISTRIBUTING ASSOCIATES, INC., Richard Price, Steve Washington, Laura Washington, Roland E. Schmidt, Sandy Sanders, and AT & T Corporation, Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (14th Dist.).

Rehearing En Banc Overruled April 9, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cynthia Thomson Diggs , Judith Batson Sadler , Richard Warren Mithoff , Russell S. Post , Houston, TX, for Appellant.

L. Don Luttrell , Walter J. Kronzer, III , Carolyn Arm Russell , Houston, TX, for Appellee.

Panel consists of Chief Justice Frost and Justices Jamison and Wise.


In this appeal we address two issues of first impression. The first relates to the potential federal preemption of a Texas venue statute. The second involves the constitutionality of applying the state venue statute in the context of the federal statute's collective-action procedure. Acting under...

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