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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.

U.S. Chamber asks Texas SC to ‘curb discovery gamesmanship’ in hail cases

David Yates Nov. 16, 2016, 1:31pm

AUSTIN – For the past year, an appeal brought by State Farm Lloyds has been before the Texas Supreme Court, in which the insurer’s allies contend trial lawyers are abusing discovery to force settlements in storm lawsuits.

State Farm granted summary judgment in Mostyn foundation suit

David Yates Nov. 14, 2016, 4:14pm

DALLAS – State Farm Lloyds recently shut down another Mostyn Law lawsuit, obtaining summary judgment in litigation brought after the insurer denied a couple’s claim for foundation damage.

Ninth Court: Judge ordered discovery of irrelevant information in Mostyn Hurricane Rita suit

David Yates Nov. 3, 2016, 12:25pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals has found a lower court abused its discretion by ordering “overbroad” discovery in a Hurricane Rita lawsuit brought against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Discovery order too broad in Mostyn Law hail cases, Texas SC finds

David Yates Oct. 31, 2016, 3:26pm

AUSTIN – National Lloyds will no longer have to fork over its internal management reports to The Mostyn Law Firm, with the Texas Supreme Court recently finding the information being sought by dozens of hail suit plaintiffs was “overbroad.” In the spring of 2012, two hailstorms rocked Hidalgo County, giving rise to thousands of lawsuits against insurance companies.

Rio Hondo ISD lands $1.5M settlement from TWIA suit; despite assurance, district not given ‘same exact contract’ as Brownsville ISD

David Yates Oct. 26, 2016, 3:54pm

RIO HONDO – Mostyn Law and Gilberto Hinojosa will reap 40 percent of the $1.5 million settlement Rio Hondo ISD obtained from its Hurricane Dolly suit – a percentage five points higher than what Brownsville ISD had to pay, even though Hinojosa, the area attorney who pitched the suit to the school board, said the district was getting the “exact same contract” as Brownsville ISD.

State Farm trial winning streak ends at 16, defeats two more Mostyn hail claims before losing

David Yates Oct. 25, 2016, 1:29pm

DALLAS – For more than a year now, State Farm Lloyds has been battling the surge of mass litigation being brought against all insurers within the state, capturing 16 trial wins before recently losing.

Ninth Court upholds $400K jury award in Ike suit, Mostyn Law reaped $237K in fees

David Yates Oct. 24, 2016, 4:08pm

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.

Mostyn Law brings $1M trip & fall against Casa Ole

David Yates Oct. 18, 2016, 1:38pm

BEAUMONT – On behalf of an area resident, Mostyn Law recently filed suit against Casa Ole, seeking up to $1 million in damages from the Mexican restaurant for a trip and fall injury.

Ninth Court to examine State Farm appeal of Mostyn Law’s $260K verdict win

David Yates Oct. 17, 2016, 1:21pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals is set to review a State Farm Lloyds appeal, which seeks to wipe a $260k jury verdict on the grounds that the opinions of the plaintiff’s expert witnesses were “unreliable and inadmissible.” The appeal stems from a week long trial against State Farm that took place in May 2015.

Mostyn Law, Hinojosa ‘brought’ notion of suing TWIA to school officials, according to audio recording

David Yates Oct. 5, 2016, 8:45am

RIO HONDO – Believing Rio Hondo ISD suffered the same inadequate insurance adjustment as a neighboring district following Hurricane Dolly, Gilberto Hinojosa, on behalf of Mostyn Law, “approached” school officials and “brought” to their attention the notion of filing a lawsuit, according to an audio recording.

Mostyn now claims another vehicle tried to goad him into racing when he wrecked his Ferrari; Williams Kherkher brought in

David Yates Oct. 4, 2016, 11:35am

HOUSTON – Mega attorney Steve Mostyn now says he wasn’t racing another vehicle in his Ferrari when he caused a wreck, but was actually attempting to avoid a collision with an unknown driver in a Camaro who allegedly tried to “provoke” him into racing.

Amber Mostyn among campaign finance panelists at Tribune Festival, mega-donor says politicians spend ‘inordinate’ time fundraising

David Yates Sep. 28, 2016, 11:24am

AUSTIN – Amber Mostyn, the wife of Steve Mostyn, recently participated on a campaign finance panel, telling the moderator that she thinks politicians spend an “inordinate” time fundraising – an opinion arguably supported by the fact her and her husband donate millions to Democrats.

Mostyn answers car wreck suit, says award of punitive damages against him would be unconstitutional

David Yates Aug. 4, 2016, 11:47am

HOUSTON –A prominent Texas trial lawyer who is no stranger to filing gross negligence claims recently answered a lawsuit contending a punitive damage award against him would violate his constitutional rights.

Insurer dubs Mostyn ‘puppet master,’ asks court to block ‘unethical’ counsel swap

David Yates Mar. 29, 2016, 2:43pm

What started as an ordinary Hurricane Ike lawsuit, evolved into complex multi-party litigation, with the most recent filings accusing “puppet master” Steve Mostyn of paying for the defense of the man who sued him for malpractice.

Mostyn ditched client after hurricane suit soured, malpractice claim alleges

David Yates Dec. 7, 2015, 11:45am

After Hurricane Ike ravaged his business, all Tony Nouri wanted was a fair settlement of approximately $120,000 from his insurance provider, which was only wiling to pay about a quarter of that amount.