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Judge tosses Voss Law hail suit, considers sanctioning firm for keeping clients ‘in the dark’ for own ‘benefit’

David Yates Jan. 25, 2017, 2:38pm

DEL RIO – A federal judge has ordered The Voss Law Firm in Houston to show cause on why its attorneys “should not be held in contempt, fined, imprisoned” and “reported to the State Bar of Texas” for seemingly keeping a pair of hailstorm clients “in the dark” for their own “benefit.” On Jan. 20, U.S.

Barge inspector seeks new trial in suit over ‘inadequate lighting’ trip & fall

David Yates Jan. 24, 2017, 1:58pm

BEAUMONT – A barge inspector is seeking a new trial of his suit, which sought punitive damages from a maritime company for injuries he received after tripping and falling because of an alleged lack of “inadequate lighting.” Charlie Ducote filed suit against Enterprise Products Partners on July 22, 2015 in Jefferson County District Court.

Tort reform group launches hailstorm lawsuit abuse website

David Yates Jan. 24, 2017, 9:30am

AUSTIN – With the state lawmakers back in action, Texans for Lawsuit Reform has launched a new webpage dedicated to highlighting what the group calls the worst lawsuit abuse in Texas today –hailstorm litigation.

SCOTUS declines to hear Texas voter ID case

David Yates Jan. 23, 2017, 3:29pm

Washington, D.C. – On Jan. 31 the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not hear arguments at this time over Texas’s photo ID law, which the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as racially discriminatory last summer.

Motion seeks to expose deposition linked to Baron & Budd asbestos memo

David Yates Jan. 23, 2017, 1:27pm

AUSTIN – Next Tuesday, a Texas district judge will hold a hearing on whether to unseal testimony that could unearth a list of asbestos cases connected with the arguably infamous “Terrell memo,” the widely reported on “cheat sheet” revealing how Baron & Budd clients were coached up before depositions.

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.