Rio Hondo ISD lands $1.5M settlement from TWIA suit; despite assurance, district not given ‘same exact contract’ as Brownsville ISD
RIO HONDO – Mostyn Law and Gilberto Hinojosa will reap 40 percent of the $1.5 million settlement Rio Hondo ISD obtained from its Hurricane Dolly suit – a percentage five points higher than what Brownsville ISD had to pay, even though Hinojosa, the area attorney who pitched the suit to the school board, said the district was getting the “exact same contract” as Brownsville ISD.
BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals is set to review a State Farm Lloyds appeal, which seeks to wipe a $260k jury verdict on the grounds that the opinions of the plaintiff’s expert witnesses were “unreliable and inadmissible.” The appeal stems from a week long trial against State Farm that took place in May 2015.
Speights & Worrich to ‘significantly downsize,’ barratry class action against firm cited as reason why
SAN ANTONIO - The Texas law firm Speights & Worrich, which specializes in insurance disputes, has announced its decision to “significantly downsize,” claiming a barratry class action has “wrongfully damaged” the firm’s “professional reputation.” Other sources confidentially tell the Record that the law firm is actually dissolving and transferring all of its current clients to another law firm.
Mostyn Law, Hinojosa ‘brought’ notion of suing TWIA to school officials, according to audio recording
RIO HONDO – Believing Rio Hondo ISD suffered the same inadequate insurance adjustment as a neighboring district following Hurricane Dolly, Gilberto Hinojosa, on behalf of Mostyn Law, “approached” school officials and “brought” to their attention the notion of filing a lawsuit, according to an audio recording.