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State Farm defeats Mostyn hail suit at trial, firm had rejected $23K settlement

David Yates Jan. 12, 2017, 2:43pm

DALLAS – State farm Lloyds recently defeated a hail lawsuit at trial, leaving Mostyn Law attorneys empty handed despite an opportunity to settle the litigation early for $23,600.

Mostyn Law files vaginal mesh suit in Jefferson County

David Yates Jan. 9, 2017, 3:20pm

BEAUMONT – In September, mega-attorney Steve Mostyn traveled all the way to Scotland to warn of the alleged dangers of vaginal mesh.

Mostyn Law brings two new hail suits eight days after being put on notice

David Yates Jan. 5, 2017, 11:46am

McALLEN – Since 2012, the Mostyn Law Firm has brought hundreds of hailstorm lawsuits on behalf of Hidalgo County residents, many of which were removed to federal court.

Mostyn Law seeks to bail on another hailstorm client

David Yates Jan. 4, 2017, 12:09pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – In mid December, the Record reported that The Mostyn Law Firm ditched its hailstorm client only a month before the hearing of a State Farm Lloyds motion for summary judgment.

Made any resolutions for 2017, Steve Mostyn?

The SE Texas Record Jan. 3, 2017, 2:01pm

Last year was a rough one for Houston attorney Steve Mostyn, and he's probably glad it's over.

Mostyn Law seeks new trial following State Farm win in hail suit

David Yates Dec. 20, 2016, 12:15pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – Following a summary judgment loss, the Mostyn Law Firm is asking for a new trial in a hail lawsuit against State Farm Lloyds.

Texas’ Hidalgo County named a ‘Judicial Hellhole’ for second straight year

David Yates Dec. 15, 2016, 9:51am

McALLEN – For the second year in a row Texas’ Hidalgo County, arguably the birthplace of mass hailstorm litigation, has been named a “Judicial Hellhole” by the American Tort Reform Association.

Federal judge puts Mostyn Law on notice, says firm ‘unleashed a hailstorm’ of ‘baseless claims’

David Yates Dec. 15, 2016, 8:38am

McALLEN – In March, mega attorney Steve Mostyn found himself in a small Texas border town far from his Houston home, called there to appear before a federal judge and explain why he shouldn't be sanctioned for filing baseless hail lawsuits against insurance companies.

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.

Texas lawyers are showing insurers the Doors

The SE Texas Record Dec. 13, 2016, 12:51am

We apologize to the late Jim Morrison for the liberties taken with “Riders on the Storm,” but you must admit that the version we created with unaltered consciousness makes considerably more sense and actually communicates something.

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.

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.

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.