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Judge Sanderson knocks out first trial, car wreck plaintiff lands $18K verdict

David Yates Jan. 20, 2017, 10:18am

BEAUMONT – New District Judge Justin Sanderson, 60th Court, recently wrapped up his first trial, with a Southeast Texas jury awarding a car wreck plaintiff $18,227.42 in damages. 

Former judge Dupuy prohibited from practicing law in Texas

David Yates Jan. 20, 2017, 9:49am

GALVESTON – In Lieu of disciplinary action, the Texas Supreme Court has accepted a motion for resignation from a former Galveston County judge who has been mired in legal troubles the past several years.

Texas AG joins 14-state coalition seeking repeal of expansion of Endangered Species Act

David Yates Jan. 19, 2017, 3:32pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 14 states in sending a letter to the incoming Trump Administration urging it to immediately repeal two new rules that broadly expand the definition of critical habitat for endangered species promulgated by the U.S.

Texas AG files petition to review EPA’s Protection of Visibility rule

David Yates Jan. 19, 2017, 2:30pm

AUSTIN – On Jan. 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the U.S.

Texas justices keep Heritage House Nursing locked in med-mal

David Yates Jan. 18, 2017, 11:57am

FORT WORTH – The Second Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling to not grant a motion to dismiss a medical malpractice complaint against a nursing facility.

AG Paxton seeks to halt ‘federal overreach’ into coal industry

David Yates Jan. 18, 2017, 10:40am

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined by 12 other states, has filed a petition for review and injunction of a final rule titled the “Stream Protection Rule” promulgated by the Obama administration’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

57 companies named as defendants in benzene suit

David Yates Jan. 17, 2017, 2:36pm

BEAUMONT – More than four-dozen corporate defendants have been named as defendants in a recently filed benzene lawsuit.

Ferguson Law Firm obtains TRO in suit brought over recent I-10 fatality

David Yates Jan. 17, 2017, 1:46pm

BEAUMONT - A district judge has issued a temporary restraining order to preserve evidence from the Jan. 10 18-wheeler crash that claimed the lives of a Southeast Texas couple.

Beaumont trial lawyer indicted, charged with creating false court documents

David Yates Jan. 13, 2017, 1:47pm

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County Grand Jury has indicted Beaumont attorney Kenneth Leigh Parker, Jr. for Tampering with a Government Record. 

Paxton announces $8.45M settlement with MB2 Dental Solutions

David Yates Jan. 12, 2017, 2:48pm

AUSTIN – On Jan. 12 Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a settlement with MB2 Dental Solutions and 21 affiliated pediatric dental practices.

State Farm defeats Mostyn hail suit at trial, firm had rejected $23K settlement

David Yates Jan. 12, 2017, 2:43pm

DALLAS – State farm Lloyds recently defeated a hail lawsuit at trial, leaving Mostyn Law attorneys empty handed despite an opportunity to settle the litigation early for $23,600.

Beaumont attorney Jay Old Joins Texas-based Hicks Thomas

David Yates Jan. 11, 2017, 12:23pm

HOUSTON – Veteran trial lawyer Jay Old has joined commercial litigation firm Hicks Thomas LLP where he will continue to represent construction, insurance, petrochemical and health care companies as part of his diverse client portfolio.

Ninth Court to review jurisdiction issue in suit over Mexican’s death in Explorer rollover

David Yates Jan. 10, 2017, 1:08pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals has agreed to hear oral arguments in a case questioning whether a Texas state court truly has jurisdiction over a lawsuit brought by Mexican Nationals over a fatal Explorer rollover incident that occurred in Mexico.

SCOTUS declines review of Texas Hazlewood Act, AG declares victory for veterans and taxpayers

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

AUSTIN – On Jan. 9 the U.S. Supreme Court’s opted not to review a ruling that upholding Texas’ Hazlewood Act, a decision Attorney General Ken Paxton praised and called a victory for veterans and taxpayers.

Mostyn Law files vaginal mesh suit in Jefferson County

David Yates Jan. 9, 2017, 3:20pm

BEAUMONT – In September, mega-attorney Steve Mostyn traveled all the way to Scotland to warn of the alleged dangers of vaginal mesh.

Under advisement: BISD motion for summary judgment in discrimination suit

David Yates Jan. 9, 2017, 2:30pm

BEAUMONT – Last July, the Beaumont Independent School District was sued by an educator alleging deliberate targeted racial discrimination over a seven-year period.

Continued: Trial of injury suit against Entergy Texas

David Yates Jan. 9, 2017, 2:29pm

BEAUMONT - A personal injury suit against Entergy Texas that was slated for trial next month has been continued till April.

Ferguson Law Firm attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

David Yates Jan. 6, 2017, 9:12am

BEAUMONT - The partners at Beaumont's The Ferguson Law Firm have been, after a nationwide peer review evaluation, chosen among The Best Lawyers in America for 2017.

Texas lawmakers to consider 'bathroom bill' in upcoming session

David Yates Jan. 5, 2017, 3:10pm

HOUSTON — On Jan. 5, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) announced the filing of Senate Bill 6, the Privacy Protection Act, aimed at stopping transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

Benzene suit names BP, 19 other companies as defendants

David Yates Jan. 5, 2017, 12:37pm

BEAUMONT – A total of 20 companies, a list that includes, BP, Chevron USA and Texaco, were recently named in a benzene lawsuit.