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Amber Mostyn among campaign finance panelists at Tribune Festival, mega-donor says politicians spend ‘inordinate’ time fundraising

David Yates Sep. 28, 2016, 11:24am

AUSTIN – Amber Mostyn, the wife of Steve Mostyn, recently participated on a campaign finance panel, telling the moderator that she thinks politicians spend an “inordinate” time fundraising – an opinion arguably supported by the fact her and her husband donate millions to Democrats.

Mostyn goes to Scotland, presents mesh evidence to parliament

David Yates Sep. 27, 2016, 11:34am

HOUSTON – Steve Mostyn’s vaginal mesh crusade is now international, with the Texas trial lawyer paying a visit to Scotland on Sept. 20 to warn of the alleged dangers of the product. Steve and Amber Mostyn, founders of Mostyn Law, presented their findings to Scottish Parliament Member Neil Findlay.

Second ‘Clock Boy’ suit filed, Fox News and Glenn Beck among defendants

David Yates Sep. 26, 2016, 5:54pm

Another chapter has been added to the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teen who became known as “clock boy” after being arrested for bringing a homemade timepiece to school in a pencil case.

Houston attorney losses to State Farm again following storm trial

David Yates Sep. 26, 2016, 4:02pm

ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS – State Farm Lloyds recently came away victorious in a storm lawsuit, with a jury finding the insurer honored its policy.

Total Petrochemical points finger at Kinder Morgan in wrongful death suit

David Yates Sep. 21, 2016, 3:28pm

BEAUMONT – A recent motion to designate a responsible third party seeks to make sure a jury has the opportunity to assign blame to Kinder Morgan if the defendant should be non-suited from a wrongful death lawsuit.

Appeals court halts Mostyn Hurricane Rita lawsuit, alleged ‘discovery abuse’ at issue

David Yates Sep. 20, 2016, 3:24pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently stayed a Hurricane Rita lawsuit brought against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, finding temporarily relief should be granted to prevent “undue prejudice.” Around a decade ago, plaintiff David James, who is represented by Houston attorney Steve Mostyn, filed suit against TWIA, Brush County Claims and adjuster David Gutierrez, alleging the defendants underpaid his Rita claim.

Texas, Nevada AGs lead coalition of 21 states against Obama’s ‘Overtime Rule’

David Yates Sep. 20, 2016, 2:22pm

AUSTIN – On Sept. 20 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a lawsuit on behalf of 21 states challenging the Obama administration’s latest action – the U.S.

J.C. Penney, Parkdale Mall object to entry of jury verdict in trip & fall

David Yates Sep. 19, 2016, 3:21pm

BEAUMONT – A pair of defendants are objecting to entry of a jury verdict in a trip and fall lawsuit, asserting the alleged dangerous condition was obvious.

Texas appellate court upholds Houston firefighters’ fund as constitutional

David Yates Sep. 19, 2016, 2:45pm

HOUSTON – The Fourteenth Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that found the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund was constitutional.

Mikal Watts non-suited from Deepwater ID theft suit

David Yates Sep. 15, 2016, 3:11pm

HOUSTON – Texas trial lawyer Mikal Watts has been non-suited from litigation brought over identity theft following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Judge grants Voss motion to dismiss, but says allegations surrounding law firm ‘are concerning’

David Yates Sep. 14, 2016, 4:29pm

HOUSTON – After reviewing several “voluminous” filings, a federal judge has rejected an insurance company’s bid to keep The Voss Law firm locked in litigation it suspects was brought on a plaintiff’s behalf without her knowledge, agreeing the firm’s behavior was “concerning” but ultimately not a matter for the court.

SEIU civil trial calls into question inner workings of labor union

David Yates Sep. 14, 2016, 2:27pm

HOUSTON – Earlier this month, a Harris County jury ordered Service Employees International Union to pay Professional Janitorial Services - Houston $5.3 million in damages, finding the Chicago-based labor union made false claims about the company’s business practices and treatment of employees.

Lawsuit lender seeks to have lending agreements sealed from public eyes

David Yates Sep. 13, 2016, 5:57pm

HOUSTON – Next month, a district judge will hold a hearing on whether to keep the business transactions of a lawsuit lender sealed from the public as the litigation brought against it unfolds.

JC jury delivers $251K verdict against J.C. Penney, Parkdale Mall

David Yates Sep. 12, 2016, 4:07pm

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County jury recently delivered a $251,894.58 verdict against J.C. Penney and Parkdale Mall following the civil trial of a trip and fall lawsuit.

Mostyn non-suited from legal malpractice lawsuit

David Yates Sep. 12, 2016, 11:45am

HOUSTON – When Steve Mostyn answered a legal malpractice suit brought against him earlier this year, the Houston attorney called the action “groundless” and “brought for the purpose of harassment,” requesting the court award him sanctions.

Study contends big business dominating state supreme courts, author says Texas’ laws stacked against plaintiffs

David Yates Sep. 12, 2016, 11:22am

AUSTIN – A report released earlier this month purportedly analyzed the influence of big business on state supreme courts, finding high courts with multimillion-dollar elections favor corporations.

Brent Coon, RM&Q and others hit with $19.5M suit, insurers seek coverage payments from asbestos law firms

David Yates Sep. 9, 2016, 2:14pm

HOUSTON – Several high-profile Texas law firms have been sued a group of insurers, all of which claim the lawyers dipped into asbestos trusts and then failed to reimburse them for millions of dollars for medical coverage provided to their clients.

Like Scalia, U.S. judicial nominees for Texas frown upon use of restatements

David Yates Sep. 8, 2016, 2:03pm

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 7 the U.S.

Diligent Delivery Systems dismissed from overtime suit

David Yates Sep. 7, 2016, 5:22pm

HOUSTON – A Harris County man who alleged he was not paid overtime wages while employed as an account manager has dismissed his claims against the defendant.

Law firms settle Stanford Ponzi cases, land $240M in recoveries

David Yates Sep. 7, 2016, 5:13pm

DALLAS – On Sept. 7 three law firms, Strasburger & Price, Castillo Snyder and Neligan Foley, announced settlements worth $240 million in recoveries for the more than 18,000 victims of a massive Ponzi scheme, orchestrated from Houston by jailed financier Allen Stanford, who is currently serving a 110-year sentence in federal prison in Florida.