Joseph Stalin’s infamous KGB chief, Lavrenti Beria, had a unique approach to justice. Instead of investigating a crime to find the culprit, he would arrest the “culprit” first and create a crime to pin on him. “Show me the man,” he boasted, “and I will find the crime.”
Do conversations stop when you enter a room? Do other people get up from the sofa when you sit down? Do front porch lights go off when you pull into a driveway? Do nightclubs have cover charges just for you?
When it rains, it pours. For Steve Mostyn, that's usually a good thing. The wind and rain that come with hurricanes and other storms, wreaking havoc on homes and businesses, are bad news for the owners of damaged property, but good news for Mostyn, because he is an attorney specializing in suing insurance companies (and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association), ostensibly on behalf of property owners with unsatisfied damage claims.
Millionaire Houston attorney John O’Quinn died in 2009, but his legacy of filing flimsy silicosis cases and cheating his clients lives on.
Oil and natural gas, parts for automated data processing machines, planes and aircraft engines, processors and controllers, integrated circuits, etc. – these are some of the highly valued products Texas makes and exports to the nation and the world every year, helping to keep our economy humming and giving us good reasons to be proud of our state.
Loopy had never starred in an internet video before, but her debut performance in a five-minute, adrenaline-charged, profanity-laced tour de force called “Booking Footage,” went viral almost immediately.
Well now, take down your fishing pole and meet me at the fishing hole We may not get a bite all day but don’t you rush away What a great place to rest your bones and mighty fine for skipping stones You’ll feel fresh as a lemonade a-setting in the shade Not many people know the words to “Fishing Hole,” but almost everyone knows the tune, the whistled version of which opened every episode of The Andy Griffith Show, the classic TV comedy featuring a folksy country sheriff an
Story Copy One of the last acts of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia before his death last week was to explain high court’s majority view in granting a stay of the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, pending the outcome of a challenge now being considered by the U.S.
Shingles are something you never want to have, unless they're on the top of your house or on the outside of your law office. Joe Cantu is fortunate not to have shingles, at least not on his roof, but he does have cement tiles up there, and some of them apparently got damaged when the March 29, 2012 hailstorm hit his Hidalgo County home.
Houston attorney Steve Mostyn must have been feeling cocky when he attended a hearing held by the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence back in 2010. The hearing, attended by tort reformers and trial attorneys, was called to address the problem of barratry in our state.
Speaking of a three-pronged approach to combatting swindling . . . Last week, we were doing just that, pointing out that “prosecuting swindlers is the third prong of an obvious three-prong solution, the first being a willingness on the part of defendants to fight back against fraud, and the second being a determination among judges to reject unreasonable claims.
Dallas commercial insurance attorney Steven Badger charges that some trial lawyers try to intimidate insurers into settling unjust claims, using a “scare tactic” that “can amount to insurance fraud.” Says Badger, “Lawyers and their teams of experts will significantly increase the alleged cost to damaged items and often add entirely new damage claim components that were never part of the original claim submitted to the insurer.”
Some may dismiss it as merely a symbolic gesture, but symbolic gestures can be powerful.