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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.