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DALLAS – Since mid August, participants in the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System have withdrawn nearly $500 million in funds, causing a “run on the bank” that the city’s mayor fears is exacerbating the financial peril of the Pension System.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

Dyslexic FBI agent’s discrimination suit against AG Lynch set for spring trial

David Yates Dec. 1, 2016, 10:52am

BEAUMONT – A FBI agent claiming he has been discriminated against because of his dyslexia recently had his lawsuit set for trial in March of 2018.

State Bar’s barratry case against Keith Gould ends with suspension

David Yates Nov. 30, 2016, 12:01pm

CORPUS CHRISTI – In 2014, attorney Keith Gould and his partner, Paul Andrews, made headlines after they were indicted by a Bexar County grand jury on felony barratry charges.

Texas, other states challenge new rules furthering Obama environmental agenda

David Yates Nov. 30, 2016, 11:13am

AUSTIN – On Nov. 29, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas and 17 other states filed a lawsuit challenging new federal rules broadly expanding the definition of “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

Marriot wins suit over Houston Super Bowl rooms, travel agency tried to resell block it purchased

David Yates Nov. 29, 2016, 1:40pm

HOUSTON – In September, JCD Marketing sued Marriott Hotel Services, seeking to compel the hotel to honor its obligations and provide a large block of rooms for Super Bowl weekend at its Galleria location.

August trial set in suit alleging Mostyn caused wreck while racing his Ferrari

David Yates Nov. 28, 2016, 4:36pm

HOUSTON – A trial date has been set in an automobile collision suit brought against Mega attorney Steve Mostyn, who allegedly caused an automobile collision while racing a Camaro in his Ferrari.

Papa John’s hit with $1M suit for driver’s crash

David Yates Nov. 23, 2016, 3:09pm

BEAUMOMT – An area resident is suing a popular pizza chain for more than $1 million for injuries she allegedly suffered in an automobile collision with a driver employed by the company.

Granted: Nationwide injunction against Obama’s ‘unlawful’ Overtime Rule

David Yates Nov. 22, 2016, 6:20pm

AUSTIN – On Nov. 22 a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S.

Hailstorm attorney suspended one year for misconduct, expert says enforcement efforts still not slowing down ‘bad actors’

David Yates Nov. 22, 2016, 4:07pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – Hailstorm attorney Kent Livesay has agreed to a one-year suspension for demanding damages from an insurance company on behalf of a client he did not represent – the latest enforcement effort that doesn’t seem to be slowing down the “bad actors” soliciting storm cases, says one industry expert.

Texas House to hear testimony on mass storm lawsuit impact

David Yates Nov. 22, 2016, 1:08pm

AUSTIN – Next month, members of the Texas House of Representatives will hear testimony on the trend of mass litigation that now follows every storm strike within the Lone Star State.