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State Farm wins three in a row, defeats Mostyn Law hail suits at trial

David Yates Mar. 6, 2017, 12:09pm

AMARILLO – Last month, three hail lawsuits, two of which were brought through Mostyn Law, went to trial in Potter County.

Mostyn Law non-suits State Farm from hail suit prior to trial

David Yates Mar. 2, 2017, 1:22pm

DALLAS - The trial of a hail lawsuit against State Farm Lloyds slated for late February never took place, as the plaintiffs in the case filed a notice of non-suit a few days prior.

Senate committee approves bill aiming to end ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuits

David Yates Mar. 1, 2017, 11:12am

AUSTIN — Texans would no longer be allowed to sue doctors for a "wrongful birth" under a bill approved unanimously by the Senate State Affairs Committee on Feb. 27.

Abraham Watkins law firm hit with $1M breach of contract suit

David Yates Feb. 28, 2017, 2:22pm

HOUSTON – The self-proclaimed “oldest personal injury firm in Texas” was recently sued by a company seeking up to $1 million in damages for breach of contract. Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning filed suit against Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels & Friends on Feb. 16 in Harris County District Court.

Mostyn Law was pressed to submit final judgment in hail suit that netted $1.8M verdict

David Yates Feb. 27, 2017, 4:09pm

McALLEN – On Feb. 27, Mostyn Law submitted a motion for final judgment in a hail lawsuit that hauled in a $1.8 million verdict at trial.

Widow files benzene suit against 30 companies, BP and Chevron among defendants

David Yates Feb. 27, 2017, 3:38pm

BEAUMONT – A widow has filed a benzene suit against 30 companies, alleging they caused the death of her spouse.

Jefferson County collision suits settle before trial

David Yates Feb. 27, 2017, 3:22pm

BEAUMONT – Two automobile collision lawsuits slated for trial settled before a jury could be selected, according to a courthouse official.

New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

David Yates Feb. 27, 2017, 12:02pm

Feb. 17 - 23 License #:5347 Assumed Name:K & Y CONSTRUCTION Address:1048 13 ST AUGUSTA, PORT ARTHUR, TX 77642 Owner Name:MCPHERSON KEYANA License #:5349 Assumed Name:FROM ABOVE AERIAL VIDEOGRAPHY Address:3737 LEXINGTON AVE, PORT ARTHUR, TX 77642

Settled: Texas teacher’s ‘embarrassed’ suit against TruTV, John Langley

David Yates Feb. 23, 2017, 4:06pm

BEAUMONT – A settlement has been reached in a suit brought by an area teacher, who sued the makers of TruTV alleging he was embarrassed on national television following his arrest for public intoxication.

Ninth Court affirms dismissal of all charges against Jefferson County sheriff’s officer

David Yates Feb. 22, 2017, 3:22pm

BEAUMONT — In a unanimous Feb. 22 decision, the Ninth Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of all charges against Sgt. Chad Kolander, a long-time Jefferson County Sheriff’s department investigator.

Overseas litigation funder taps Texas lawsuit market, Houston attorney to head office

David Yates Feb. 22, 2017, 12:05pm

HOUSTON – One of the most successful litigation funding companies in the world has widened its U.S. reach, establishing a base of operations in Texas.

Texas AG: Amicus brief filed to protect 2nd Amendment rights outside of the home

David Yates Feb. 21, 2017, 1:03pm

AUSTIN – On Feb. 21, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas joined an Alabama-led 26-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Despite rise in hail lawsuits, homeowner complaints at record low

David Yates Feb. 21, 2017, 12:52pm

AUSTIN - Despite a half million hail claims resulting in a record $4 billion in insured losses last year, homeowner complaints to the Texas Department of Insurance were the lowest number ever recorded.

Mostyn Law denied new trial in hail suit against State Farm

David Yates Feb. 16, 2017, 10:57am

HIDALGO COUNTY – In November, The Mostyn Law Firm, located in Houston, was hit with a summary judgment loss in a hail lawsuit against State Farm Lloyds.

Ferguson Firm named Texas Top Tier Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

David Yates Feb. 15, 2017, 3:54pm

Beaumont – Beaumont-based The Ferguson Law Firm has been named as one of Texas’ Top Tier Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report.

Hailstorm lawsuit reform bill introduced in Texas Senate

David Yates Feb. 13, 2017, 1:12pm

AUSTIN – On Feb. 13, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, announced the filing of Senate Bill 10 – a piece of legislation aimed at ending hailstorm lawsuit abuse.

Barratry charge surfaces in Hidalgo County, hail lawyer accused of using contractors to secure agreement

David Yates Feb. 10, 2017, 1:32pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – A Mission physician recently hit an area lawyer with a barratry lawsuit, accusing the hail attorney of obtaining a contingency fee agreement through soliciting contractors – contractors who allegedly left the doctor’s commercial property in shambles once the money ran dry.

Mostyn Law reaps $1.8M verdict following hail trial in Hidalgo County

David Yates Feb. 8, 2017, 11:40am

McALLEN – A jury in Hidalgo County, crowned a “Judicial Hellhole” the past two years because of mass hailstorm litigation, recently awarded a hail claimant nearly $1.8 million in damages, saddling an insurance company with $800,000 in exemplary damages alone for allegedly acting with malice.

TLR announces addition of Sheets and Hobbs to outside legal team

David Yates Feb. 7, 2017, 2:05pm

AUSTIN – On Feb. 6, Texans for Lawsuit Reform announced the addition of former Texas State Rep. Kenneth Sheets and former Texas Supreme Court General Counsel Lisa Bowlin Hobbs to its outside legal team. 

Mostyn Law Hurricane Rita suit slated for trial in Jefferson County

David Yates Feb. 7, 2017, 1:51pm

BEAUMONT – A Hurricane Rita lawsuit brought by the Mostyn Law Firm has been slated for trial later this month.