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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.

Mostyn Law brings two new hail suits eight days after being put on notice

David Yates Jan. 5, 2017, 11:46am

McALLEN – Since 2012, the Mostyn Law Firm has brought hundreds of hailstorm lawsuits on behalf of Hidalgo County residents, many of which were removed to federal court.

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.