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Texas Supreme Court declines to review $1.7M aviation verdict

David Yates Jun. 20, 2017, 1:42pm

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court will not review the top aviation verdict for all of Texas in 2013. The Houston-based law firm Arnold & Itkin secured the judgment, totaling nearly $1.7 million, on behalf of Derek LeBlanc, who was injured in a helicopter crash while on route to work on an oil platform in the Gulf.

AG Paxton joins 10-state coalition supporting sanctuary cities executive order

David Yates Jun. 19, 2017, 1:08pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that Texas joined a 10-state coalition filing an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Order regarding sanctuary cities.

Texas AG urges FCC to reject broadband industry petition to strip states of consumer protection powers

David Yates Jun. 19, 2017, 1:03pm

AUSTIN – In an effort to protect Texas consumers, Attorney General Ken Paxton on June 19 urged the Federal Communications Commission to deny a petition by the broadband industry to strip states of their authority to investigate and settle claims over false and misleading advertising about broadband Internet speed.

Ferguson Law named a Best Law Firm in America, chosen in three categories

David Yates Jun. 16, 2017, 3:24pm

BEAUMONT – Beaumont’s The Ferguson Law Firm has again been recognized for excellence in the representation of their clients.

Grapefruit size hail strikes Mideland/Odessa, TDI sends fraud investigators to area

David Yates Jun. 15, 2017, 2:50pm

MIDLAND - Wind gusts of up to 72 miles per hour and hail as large as grapefruit struck the Midland/Odessa area on June 14, ensuring thousands of West Texans woke up to damaged roofs and automobiles with shattered windshields.

FEMA sued for excluding couple from Sandy Claims Review process, firm alleges agency bypassed lawyers

David Yates Jun. 15, 2017, 2:24pm

NEW YORK – A complaint for injunctive relief has been brought against the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Texas AG announces ongoing investigation to help address opioid crisis

David Yates Jun. 15, 2017, 1:24pm

AUSTIN – On June 15, attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office is working with a bipartisan coalition of a majority of state attorneys general on an investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.

Non-profits can raffle off booze, Texas AG opines

David Yates Jun. 14, 2017, 3:22pm

AUSTIN – The Office of the Texas Attorney General recently found that a court would likely conclude current law does not prohibit nonprofits from raffling off alcohol as a prize.

Texas appeals court affirms $441K judgment in injury suit against Advanced Tire

David Yates Jun. 13, 2017, 3:54pm

HOUSTON – The First Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling awarding a plaintiff more than $441,000 for injuries he received while working for Advance Tire and Wheels.

Houston pension solution challenged by firefighters, expert says city in a ‘world of trouble’ if courts rule against

David Yates Jun. 13, 2017, 10:46am

AUSTIN – For the past year, the pension woes of Houston and Dallas have made headlines. And while both cities acquired legislative patches this session, an expert who has been following the issue suspects the stitching may not hold.

Hail attorney facing criminal charges, accused of engaging in organized crime

David Yates Jun. 9, 2017, 10:16am

AUSTIN – A Texas hail attorney who has already had his law license suspended for a year is now facing criminal charges. According to a Tarrant County criminal docket, Edinburg attorney Kent Livesay has a bond hearing today. The offense – engaging in organized crime.

Houston attorney sues United Airlines for millions, claims employees laughed and cursed at him, assaulted him

David Yates Jun. 8, 2017, 10:46am

HOUSTON – Almost two years ago, a pair of United Airlines employees allegedly laughed at, cursed at and even physically injured an area attorney when he asked for a new boarding pass, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

The Legal 500 recognizes Baron & Budd for mass tort and class action expertise

David Yates Jun. 7, 2017, 2:20pm

DALLAS - On June 7, The national law firm of Baron & Budd announced it has been honored by The Legal 500 for its work representing plaintiffs in product liability, mass tort and class action cases.

Texas SC proves retired district judge right, planning commission has immunity definitively yanked

David Yates Jun. 7, 2017, 9:05am

BEAUMONT – In June 2015, the Ninth Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a now-retired district judge’s decision denying the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission governmental immunity. Two years later, on May 17, the Texas Supreme Court issued a mandate stating that its ruling reversing the Ninth Court is final, confirming Judge Gary Sanderson, formerly of the 60th District Court, was ultimately right in his decision to waive the commission’s immunity.

Paxton leads 16-state coalition urging President Trump to protect individual rights from regulatory overreach

David Yates Jun. 6, 2017, 6:30pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging President Trump to lead a regulatory reform effort to protect individual rights from federal overreach.

Ferguson Law obtains TRO to preserve evidence regarding death of Kirbyville High School principal

David Yates Jun. 6, 2017, 4:47pm

BEAUMONT - The Ferguson Law Firm has obtained a temporary restraining order to preserve evidence surrounding the May 23 death of Dennis Reeves, the Kirbyville High School principal.

Jefferson County jury levies $122M verdict against International Paper

David Yates Jun. 5, 2017, 2:53pm

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County jury recently handed down a $122 million verdict in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by Signature Industrial Services of Beaumont against the International Paper Company.

Property suit against Jefferson County back up on appeal

David Yates Jun. 1, 2017, 1:49pm

BEAUMONT – Last year, the Ninth Court of Appeals reinstated a civil case against Jefferson County alleging wrongful foreclosure of a tax sale. The case is now before justices again after a district judge granted the county summary judgment.

Baron & Budd investigating potential lawsuits regarding alleged GM emissions fraud

David Yates Jun. 1, 2017, 11:28am

DALLAS – On May 30, Baron & Budd announced it is investigating potential lawsuits related to recent allegations that General Motors installed “defeat devices” on more than 705,000 GM Duramax branded diesel trucks.

Mostyn Law wants $1M hail suit reinstated, case was dismissed for want of prosecution

David Yates May 31, 2017, 4:22pm

DALLAS – Mostyn Law is asking a district judge to reinstate a hailstorm lawsuit the firm allowed to be dismissed for want of prosecution.