Robert Burford obtained pretrial dismissal of a multi-million securities against Azurix, Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling and Rebecca Marks. The suit involved a series securities fraud action brought by shareholders of Azurix for alleged misrepresentations in the company's IPO. The win for Azurix, Lay, Skilling and Marks during the midst of the Enron scandal was affirmed on appeal by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.