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Hail attorneys sued for suing wrong adjuster, twice – expert calls it the ‘sue now investigate never’ approach

David Yates Mar. 27, 2017, 12:18pm

DALLAS – Since 2012, hundreds to thousands of lawsuits are filed after every hailstorm strike within the state of Texas, naming countless insurers, agents and adjusters as defendants.

AG Paxton: 5th Circuit’s ruling preserves Texas’ stay of EPA Regional Haze Rule

David Yates Mar. 23, 2017, 1:18pm

AUSTIN –On March 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton praised a ruling by the 5th U.S.

Ninth Court dismisses most of injury claim brought against Port of Beaumont

David Yates Mar. 23, 2017, 12:52pm

BEAUMONT – Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals have determined the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County has governmental immunity from an injury suit, dismissing most of the claims but allowing the plaintiff to re-plead one.

Provost Umphrey wants Leger’s $1M defamation claim arbitrated

David Yates Mar. 22, 2017, 12:01pm

BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm wants a defamation lawsuit brought by a former firm attorney out of the courts and in the office of an arbitrator.

Aside from Umphrey, Ferguson hauled in more fees than all other PU attorneys

David Yates Mar. 20, 2017, 3:02pm

BEAUMONT – For more than a quarter of a century Paul “Chip” Ferguson worked at Provost Umphrey, bringing in tens of millions more in attorney’s fees than the equity partners who booted him out the front door.

Texas SC allows Beaumont church a crack at attorney in $1M stolen funds suit

David Yates Mar. 20, 2017, 1:33pm

BEAUMONT – The Texas Supreme Court has ruled a local church has a claim against a defendant who was previously awarded summary judgment in litigation brought over the theft of funds from a $1 million Hurricane Rita settlement.

Texans for Lawsuit Reform releases ‘The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and its National Consequences’

David Yates Mar. 20, 2017, 12:21pm

AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform has released its latest paper, “The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and Its National Consequences,” a comprehensive look at Texas’ involvement with asbestos litigation – arguably the longest running mass-tort in America.

Provost Umphrey, Paul 'Chip' Ferguson end 20 month civil feud, reach settlement

David Yates Mar. 16, 2017, 3:17pm

BEAUMONT – The heated divorce between the Provost Umphrey Law Firm and one of its most lucrative partners ever was finalized last month, as both sides reached a settlement agreement following a lengthy arbitration process.

Justices axe $50K verdict rendered against American Air Systems

David Yates Mar. 15, 2017, 2:39pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently nixed a $50,000 jury verdict levied against American Air Systems over a leaky A/C unit.

Ninth Court guts Mostyn Law jury verdict win against State Farm, wipes firm’s fees too

David Yates Mar. 15, 2017, 2:02pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently shaved hundreds of thousands of dollars off a jury verdict win obtained by Mostyn Law in a trial against State Farm Lloyds that took place nearly two years ago.

State Farm lands summary judgment win in Mostyn Law hail suit

David Yates Mar. 14, 2017, 12:16pm

DALLAS - State Farm Lloyds recently secured another summary judgment win in a hailstorm lawsuit brought through the Mostyn Law Firm.

Texas asbestos law firm blasts FACT Act, calls bill ‘insidious’

David Yates Mar. 13, 2017, 4:57pm

DALLAS – Baron & Budd, a Texas law firm specializing in toxic torts, is calling the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017 an “insidious” bill that will make it “incredibly difficult” for asbestos claimants to sue.

Mostyn Law dismissed from breach of contract case, suit was brought by storm damage expert

David Yates Mar. 13, 2017, 4:19pm

HOUSTON – Houston attorney Steve Mostyn and one the companies he used to calculate storm damages are no longer locked in litigation.

Mostyn Law reaps 4 times more than client following Rita trial against TWIA

David Yates Mar. 10, 2017, 11:45am

BEAUMONT – One of the last remaining Hurricane Rita lawsuits was recently tried in Jefferson County, with the trial ending with a much larger payday for Mostyn Law than the firm’s clients.

Senate Business Committee hears hailstorm lawsuit reform bill

David Yates Mar. 9, 2017, 6:59pm

AUSTIN – On March 9, Senate Bill 10, better known has the hailstorm lawsuit reform bill, got its first hearing before the Senate Business and Commerce Committee.

Shut down: Port Arthur ISD’s bid for attorney’s fees in white woman’s discrimination suit

David Yates Mar. 9, 2017, 3:24pm

BEAUMONT – On March 9, the Port Arthur Independent School District had its motion for judgment nunc pro tunc denied by a district judge, shutting down the district’s attempt to revert a judgment in a discrimination suit.

Woman falls out of wheelchair while waiting for ride, sues Endoscopy Center of SE Texas for $1M

David Yates Mar. 9, 2017, 12:42pm

BEAUMONT – The Endoscopy Center of Southeast Texas was recently hit with a medical malpractice lawsuit, sued by a patient claiming she fell out of her wheelchair while waiting for a ride.

Tort reform groups voice support for hailstorm lawsuit bills

David Yates Mar. 8, 2017, 2:09pm

AUSTIN – On March 8 Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups voiced their support for Senate Bill 10 and House Bill 1774, legislation aimed at reining in hail storm lawsuit abuse, while ensuring consumers are protected.

KCSR non-suited from $1M personal injury lawsuit

David Yates Mar. 7, 2017, 3:21pm

BEAUMONT - The Kansas City Southern Railway Company was recently non-suited from a $1 million lawsuit alleging it was responsible for injuries a local man sustained during a rail yard collision.

Law Firm sues FEMA, seeks agency’s records on Sandy Claims Review program

David Yates Mar. 7, 2017, 3:06pm

WASHINGTON – In late February, the D.C.