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Fifth Circuit confirms dismissal of process server’s suit against Layne Walker

David Yates Apr. 18, 2017, 5:06pm

BEAUMONT – On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit confirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint brought by a process server against the former Jefferson County district judge who had him arrested.

DuPont named in wrongful death lawsuit

David Yates Apr. 12, 2017, 3:45pm

BEAUMONT – A toxic tort accusing E.I.

Texas House hears testimony on hailstorm bill

David Yates Mar. 28, 2017, 6:48pm

BEAUMONT – On March 28, the Texas House Insurance Committee heard testimony on what has been dubbed the hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill – a piece of legislation, depending on who you talk to, aimed at either ending a civil crisis or giving insurers immunity from civil suits.

PU attorneys bring in the big bucks, but at what cost to society?

The SE Texas Record Mar. 27, 2017, 3:05pm

Last October, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the reversal of a $32 million settlement against Domino's pizza chain won by former Provost Umphrey (PU) attorney Paul Ferguson Jr.

Provost Umphrey wants Leger’s $1M defamation claim arbitrated

David Yates Mar. 22, 2017, 12:01pm

BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm wants a defamation lawsuit brought by a former firm attorney out of the courts and in the office of an arbitrator.

Aside from Umphrey, Ferguson hauled in more fees than all other PU attorneys

David Yates Mar. 20, 2017, 3:02pm

BEAUMONT – For more than a quarter of a century Paul “Chip” Ferguson worked at Provost Umphrey, bringing in tens of millions more in attorney’s fees than the equity partners who booted him out the front door.

Provost Umphrey, Paul 'Chip' Ferguson end 20 month civil feud, reach settlement

David Yates Mar. 16, 2017, 3:17pm

BEAUMONT – The heated divorce between the Provost Umphrey Law Firm and one of its most lucrative partners ever was finalized last month, as both sides reached a settlement agreement following a lengthy arbitration process.

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.

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.

U.S. News & World Report honors Provost Umphrey, Blevins says its a 'great distinction'

Carrie Salls Dec. 8, 2016, 11:15am

BEAUMONT – Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP has earned the Best Law Firms designation from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America for its continued success in the courtroom on behalf of its clients.  

Texas oil owners file suit against oil company for unpaid royalties

JoAnn Seltzer Nov. 7, 2016, 7:05pm

VICTORIA – Texas mineral rights owners claim an oil company purposefully deceived them for at least two years by manipulating production data, according to a complaint filed in the Southern District Court of Texas, Victoria Division.

Valero moves for summary judgment in suit brought by Layne Walker

David Yates Oct. 18, 2016, 3:36pm

BEAUMONT- Valero Energy has moved for summary judgment in litigation brought by a former district judge, who sued the energy giant for breach of contract, seeking to extract more than $6 million in damages.

13 attorneys honored at Provost Umphrey as Best Lawyers In America

Dawn Geske Aug. 19, 2016, 9:05am

A number of lawyers from a Beaumont, Texas-based law firm were named The Best Lawyers In America.

Wal-Mart shopper faults company for PA store slip and fall

Carol Ostrow Jul. 15, 2015, 9:26am

A Jefferson County resident filed a lawsuit against a Delaware-based retailer doing business in Texas over alleged premises negligence in 2014. Karen Kaiser filed a complaint against Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC in Jefferson County District Court June 19, claiming liability in April 2014 when she supposedly slipped and fell on the defendant’s premises.

Speak Easy Lounge goer moves chair, smashes finger, sues

David Yates Jul. 14, 2015, 8:54am

While hanging out at a Port Arthur restaurant, Georgina Thomas attempted to scoot her chair forward and smashed her finger.

Partial abatement granted in insurance suit against Progressive

David Yates Jul. 8, 2015, 11:47am

A Beaumont judge recently granted an insurance company’s motion to partially abate a lawsuit alleging the insurer failed to honor its contractual obligations.