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Suit alleges Harris County judges circumvented defendant's constitutional right to bail

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2019

HOUSTON – A lawsuit involving the on-going fight between bail reform and the legal right to bail was filed Feb. 14 in Harris County District Court.

Jurisdiction plea granted in Brian ‘Strong Arm’ Loncar estate case, widow accuses Dallas County judge of helping to hide $1.5M from her

By David Yates | Feb 14, 2019

DALLAS – The Texas lawyer once known as “The Strong Arm” allegedly also had sneaky fingers, according to his widow, who claims Brian Loncar hid millions from her with the help of his staff and other attorneys, one of whom is sitting Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

Past and present Texas Bar presidents trade letters over ‘unprecedented’ voter ‘suppression’

By David Yates | Feb 13, 2019

AUSTIN – A former Texas Bar president is asking the current to withdraw an opinion request made to Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been called upon to determine if 76,000 “senior” lawyers around the state have the right to vote on the election of Texas Young Lawyers Association officials.

Major hotel chains seek to dismiss antitrust suit, online booker alleges conspiracy to inflate prices

By David Yates | Feb 11, 2019

TEXARKANA – By agreeing not to bid on each other’s branded keywords, major hotel chains allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to stifle competition, keep prices high and make it harder for consumers to comparison shop – that’s the primary accusation made in an antitrust lawsuit brought by TravelPass, an online travel agency.

Ferguson Law attorney Leger wins $2.94M workplace safety verdict in wrongful death case against Chevron Pipeline

By David Yates | Feb 8, 2019

LOUISIANA - When Jane Leger, a partner at The Ferguson Law Firm, was asked to try a wrongful death case in Louisiana, she faced a challenging federal venue, a case that had been originally dismissed, and an expert witness who blamed her own client.

Ferguson Law brings multi-million dollar suits against Pizza Hut for delivery driver collisions

By David Yates | Feb 6, 2019

BEAUMONT – One the same day, The Ferguson Law Firm brought two lawsuits against Pizza Hut, each seeking more than $1 million in damages for automobile collisions allegedly caused by delivery drivers.

Denied: Injunction seeking to stop Port Arthur from demolishing Harvey-damaged building

By David Yates | Feb 6, 2019

BEAUMONT – A district judge has denied an injunction seeking to stop the city of Port Arthur from demolishing a building that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

HC Attorney Ryan sues Kuraray for 2018 explosion, alleges Clean Air Act violations

By David Yates | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON - Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit against Kuraray America for violations of the Texas Clean Air Act. The violations allegedly occurred as a result of an explosion and flash fire that occurred at the company’s Pasadena manufacturing plant in May 2018.

Allstate hit with back-to-back plaintiff verdicts in JC court, awards total more than $212K

By David Yates | Feb 5, 2019

BEAUMONT – Allstate didn’t fare to well at the Jefferson County courthouse in January, as the insurance company was hit with back-to-back plaintiff verdicts.

Mostyn Law sues bank for its cut from Sandy claim

By David Yates | Feb 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A law firm that has handled “tens of thousands” of lawsuits against insurance companies is suing a bank for its expenses and fees owed from a Superstorm Sandy claim.

Martin Transport dismissed from discrimination suit

By David Yates | Feb 1, 2019

BEAUMONT – A discrimination lawsuit brought against Martin Transport has been dismissed with prejudice.

Former HC treasurer sues man who poured water on him, seeks more than $1M in damages

By David Yates | Jan 31, 2019

HOUSTON – Orlando Sanchez made splash headlines in December when water was dumped on his head at press conference. A month later, the former Harris County treasurer is alleging assault and suing.

Discovery issues crop up in burning vape suit, plaintiff seeks more than $1M in damages

By David Yates | Jan 31, 2019

BEAUMONT – Discovery issues have manifested in a lawsuit brought over a vaporizer that allegedly caught fire while in a man’s pocket.

Allstate non-suited following jury verdict of $183K in JC

By David Yates | Jan 30, 2019

BEAUMONT – Recently filed court records show Allstate Fire and Casualty was non-suited from a lawsuit a month after a jury delivered a verdict of more than $183,000 in damages against the insurance company.

Parties seek to continue trial setting in case between Gulf Coast Electric, Morganti Texas

By David Yates | Jan 30, 2019

BEAUMONT — An agreed motion for continuance was recently filed in a breach of contract suit brought by a Jefferson County electric business against a contractor.

State rep. files Harvey suit against Farmers, Daly & Black representing her

By David Yates | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A member of the Texas House of Representatives is suing an insurance company for not paying her what she believes was owed on a Hurricane Harvey claim.

Adam Peavy sues for his cut from Paxil litigation, attorney alleges he was ‘cheated’ out of millions

By David Yates | Jan 29, 2019

HOUSTON – A squabble between trial lawyers fighting over proceeds from Paxil litigation settlements has given rise to a lawsuit – a complaint teeming with allegations ranging from skimming off the top to pocketing money from lawsuit lenders.

JC auto collision suit against settles before trial

By David Yates | Jan 28, 2019

BEAUMONT – An automobile collision lawsuit settled days before its trial date.

Ferguson’s Cody Dishon becomes one of youngest board certified attorneys in Texas history

By David Yates | Jan 28, 2019

BEAUMONT – At age 30, Cody Dishon has accomplished a lot. He is a partner at the Ferguson Law Firm and was recognized statewide as a Rising Star as a litigator. He made his mark in 2018 for his work in helping achieve multiple million-dollar results.

Lanier Law Firm: U.S. doesn’t have an ‘absolute’ right to dismiss ‘meritorious’ FCA complaints

By David Yates | Jan 24, 2019

TEXARKANA – The U.S. government does not have an absolute, unreviewable right to dismiss meritorious lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act – that’s the argument Lanier Law Firm lawyers are making to keep their whistleblower complaints alive.

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