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Race not a factor in Port Arthur ISD’ firing of white woman, jury finds

David Yates Jan. 4, 2017, 1:05pm

Race not a factor in Port Arthur ISD’ firing of white woman, jury finds BEAUMONT – Race was not a motivating factor when the Port Arthur Independent School District opted not to renew a white teacher’s employment contract, a jury recently found.

Mostyn Law seeks to bail on another hailstorm client

David Yates Jan. 4, 2017, 12:09pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – In mid December, the Record reported that The Mostyn Law Firm ditched its hailstorm client only a month before the hearing of a State Farm Lloyds motion for summary judgment.

Continued: trial over Applebee’s host stepping on customer’s foot

David Yates Jan. 3, 2017, 3:28pm

BEAUMONT – A continuance has been ordered in a lawsuit brought by Carolyn Rhymes, who claims an Applebee’s host, while taking a step backwards, incidentally stepped on her foot, causing her to loose her balance and land on her butt.

Judge Sanderson hands gavel off to son

David Yates Jan. 3, 2017, 3:05pm

BEAUMONT – A sizeable portion of the Jefferson County trial bar showed up for the Jan. 3 swearing in ceremony of the 60th District Court’s newest judge, Justin Sanderson, who succeeds his father, Gary Sanderson.

Texas AG throws support behind suit challenging minority quotas at State Bar

David Yates Dec. 29, 2016, 1:14pm

AUSTIN – on Dec. 29, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit challenging a sex and race quota for an open seat on the State Bar of Texas Board. Several weeks earlier, attorney Greg Gegenheimer had sued the State Bar Board of Directors, asserting the defendants are violating the Equal Protection Clause by maintaining a race and sex-based quota scheme.

Davis Law Group scores $72K verdict in hail suit against State Farm

David Yates Dec. 20, 2016, 2:15pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – The Davis Law Group recently secured a jury verdict of $72,000 on behalf of clients claiming State Farm refused to fully reimburse them for damages caused by a hailstorm.

Mostyn Law seeks new trial following State Farm win in hail suit

David Yates Dec. 20, 2016, 12:15pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – Following a summary judgment loss, the Mostyn Law Firm is asking for a new trial in a hail lawsuit against State Farm Lloyds.

Texas’ Hidalgo County named a ‘Judicial Hellhole’ for second straight year

David Yates Dec. 15, 2016, 9:51am

McALLEN – For the second year in a row Texas’ Hidalgo County, arguably the birthplace of mass hailstorm litigation, has been named a “Judicial Hellhole” by the American Tort Reform Association.

Federal judge puts Mostyn Law on notice, says firm ‘unleashed a hailstorm’ of ‘baseless claims’

David Yates Dec. 15, 2016, 8:38am

McALLEN – In March, mega attorney Steve Mostyn found himself in a small Texas border town far from his Houston home, called there to appear before a federal judge and explain why he shouldn't be sanctioned for filing baseless hail lawsuits against insurance companies.

Mostyn Law bails on hail client after State Farm moves for summary judgment

David Yates Dec. 13, 2016, 3:57pm

HIDALGO COUNTY –The Mostyn Law Firm, founded by mega attorney Steve Mostyn, ditched their hailstorm client only a month before the hearing of a State Farm Lloyds motion for summary judgment, recent court filings show.

U.S. Court of Appeals wipes $16.7M patent verdict against Hilite International

David Yates Dec. 12, 2016, 4:28pm

DALLAS – On Dec. 12 the U.S.

Port Arthur ISD in trial over white woman’s firing

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

BEAUMONT – The Port Arthur Independent School District will be in trial this week over a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former white teacher.

Plaintiff in discrimination suit against BISD asks for continuance

David Yates Dec. 12, 2016, 3:51pm

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

Texas, 42 other states reach $19.5M settlement with Bristol-Myers

David Yates Dec. 12, 2016, 3:06pm

AUSTIN – On Dec. 8 Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the state of Texas will receive $1,015,420 in a $19.5 million settlement that 42 other state attorneys general reached with the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Federal judge tosses 3 Mostyn hail suits against State Farm

David Yates Dec. 7, 2016, 12:59pm

McALLEN – A federal judge recently granted State Farm Lloyds summary judgment in three different hail lawsuits, all of which were brought by Mostyn Law in Houston.

Dallas mayor sues Police Fire Pension System to stop mass withdrawal of funds

David Yates Dec. 7, 2016, 11:57am

DALLAS – Since mid August, participants in the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System have withdrawn nearly $500 million in funds, causing a “run on the bank” that the city’s mayor fears is exacerbating the financial peril of the Pension System.

Texas House told mass hail litigation driven by trial lawyers, triggering ‘tort tax’ upon all Texans

David Yates Dec. 6, 2016, 3:30pm

AUSTIN - The Texas House Insurance Committee recently met to hear testimony on the impact of mass hail litigation – a surge driven by trial lawyers out for profit, a tort reform advocate argued during the hearing.

Ninth Court affirms award of $237K in fees to Mostyn Law in Ike suit

David Yates Dec. 5, 2016, 3:02pm

BEAUMONT - In October 2014, a jury found in favor of plaintiffs Rene Lampson and Justina Henriquez, levying a $400,000 verdict against National Security Fire & Casualty for failing to properly reimburse the Port Arthur residents following Hurricane Ike.

Brent Coon & Associates secured $1.2M verdict in wrongful death suit

David Yates Dec. 5, 2016, 2:45pm

ANGLETON – The Bent Coon & Associates law firm recently landed a $1.2 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Justices nix Baptist Hospitals’ $200K summary judgment win against Reytec Construction

David Yates Dec. 1, 2016, 11:24am

In October 2012, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas sued Reytec Construction Resources, alleging the company left a mound of dirt in its parking lot after a lease with the hospital expired.