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What happened to Kent Livesay should happen to other rule breakers

The SE Texas Record Nov. 29, 2016, 11:21am

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to abide by their clients' decisions concerning representation.

SEIU headed for the trash heap?

The SE Texas Record Nov. 21, 2016, 8:55am

It's not nice to gloat, but sometimes you just can't help yourself.

Supreme Court rejects Ferguson's Domino theory

The SE Texas Record Nov. 14, 2016, 10:10pm

The lyrics to Van Morrison's 1970 hit sum up pretty well how Provost Umphrey attorney Paul Ferguson Jr. must be feeling, now that the High Court has affirmed the reversal of a $32 million settlement he won against a national pizza chain three years ago.

Too much money in politics, says big donor

The SE Texas Record Nov. 8, 2016, 9:16am

Whether you call it hypocrisy, audacity, or gall, there's plenty of it in politics.

Sixteen wins in a row!

The SE Texas Record Nov. 1, 2016, 9:25am

That'll get you to the Superbowl – if the victories come in stadiums and the champs are a football team.

Does the Houston Chronicle care selectively about facts and fairness?

The SE Texas Record Oct. 24, 2016, 3:29pm

Suppose you were accused of arson, were innocent and could prove it, but the court wouldn't let you present the perfect piece of exculpatory evidence.

Speights & Worrich implodes from hail-storm damage claims

The SE Texas Record Oct. 17, 2016, 4:44pm

More than 10,000 hail-damage lawsuits are expected to be filed in Texas this year. The number's likely to drop now that Speights & Worrich has announced its decision to “significantly downsize.”

Beaumont's daily paper: The Brent Coon Enterprise

The SE Texas Record Oct. 10, 2016, 3:00pm

It looks like congratulations are in order for Brent Coon.How do we know? Because Brent Coon told us so.  Not directly, of course, but through his publicity firm, The Beaumont Enterprise.The editors at the Enterprise do not officially act in the capacity of press agents for Coon, but they might as well. He sends a press release and they print it, verbatim.

Getting Mostyn out of state politics

The SE Texas Record Oct. 3, 2016, 7:17pm

Attorney Amber Mostyn thinks there's too much money in politics, and she should know.

Texas lawyer cites barratry in class action suit against Arizona lawyers

The SE Texas Record Sep. 26, 2016, 1:35pm

There are good and bad representatives of every profession.

Insurance companies go Coon hunting

The SE Texas Record Sep. 19, 2016, 6:05pm

“What we try to do with our clients is get them what we can, where we can.” That's what Texas attorney Brent Coon was quoted as saying three years ago in a Wall Street Journal article about the rise in claims against asbestos trust funds.

A judge can’t plead ignorance of the law

The SE Texas Record Sep. 13, 2016, 8:02am

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa has served as a Cameron County judge, a 107th District Court judge, and a 13th Court of Appeals judge. He couldn't possibly not know what barratry is or be unaware that it's against the law?

“Sure, barratry's a crime, but are you really going to punish me for it?”

The SE Texas Record Sep. 5, 2016, 10:04pm

Imagine if the laws against murder were rarely enforced. We'd see an increase in homicides over time, until the point where the situation became intolerable and the public demanded a crackdown.

You're welcome, Voss!

The SE Texas Record Aug. 30, 2016, 9:13am

Talk about ingrates! All the publicity we give to trial lawyers like Brent Coon, Steve Mostyn, and Bill Voss and not a single thank-you from any of them. Not one word.

There ought to be a law against barratry, and there is!

The SE Texas Record Aug. 23, 2016, 11:14am

There ought to be a law!How many times have you heard that one?The funny thing is, when people say it, there often is a law: a law already in existence that prohibits, restricts, regulates, taxes, or otherwise penalizes the very action or practice they think there ought to be a law for.

Will Wortham and Sanderson bring their sons into the 'family business'?

The SE Texas Record Aug. 16, 2016, 11:35am

There are lots of family businesses in Beaumont. Lovoi & Sons Pharmacies is one of them. Jasper Lovoi Sr. opened up a drugstore in Beaumont over 80 years ago. His son, Jasper Jr., now runs the company and his grandson, Jasper III, is also on staff, carrying on the tradition.

Tick, tock

The SE Texas Record Aug. 9, 2016, 3:09pm

Time is running out for Clock Boy – and all others posing as victims. Our country's overrun with them: misfits, malcontents, grievance mongers, agitators, radicals, subversives, antisocial socialists, and the attorneys and publicists who aid and abet them.

A dream worth having

The SE Texas Record Aug. 1, 2016, 3:16pm

Maybe you've had this dream. You've spent your whole life watching the bad guys win too often and the good guys lose too often, and you just hope that you'll live long enough to see the tables turned and the creeps get what's deserved. You dream about that day and how satisfying it will be to see justice done.

The new big thing: defending plaintiff’s attorneys

The SE Texas Record Jul. 26, 2016, 9:56am

A few years ago, the big opportunity for lawyers in our area was representing purported victims of the Gulf Oil Spill.

Don't let a lawyer be your doctor

The SE Texas Record Jul. 19, 2016, 11:09am

The following is a public service announcement from the Southeast Texas Record: Have you or a loved one taken medical advice from a personal injury attorney and suffered a serious injury, side effect, or even death?