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Texas AG files brief urging the Supreme Court to protect prayer at public meetings

David Yates Nov. 17, 2017, 9:20am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a coalition of 22 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the practice of lawmaker-led prayer at public meetings.

Johnson & Johnson hit with $247M verdict, thousands of more hip implant cases waiting in the wings

David Yates Nov. 16, 2017, 1:17pm

DALLAS – Six plaintiffs reaped a combined $247 million in damages following a trial against Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly defective hip implant device.

‘Hurricane’ Steve Mostyn reported dead, struggled with mental health issue

David Yates Nov. 16, 2017, 11:36am

HOUSTON – One of the largest funders of Democrats in the state of Texas passed away Wednesday “after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue,” according to a Nov. 15 statement issued by Amber Mostyn, Steve Mostyn’s widow.

Beaumont wins appeal in litigation by fired firefighter who allegedly attacked drunk driver

David Yates Nov. 15, 2017, 1:58pm

BEAUMONT – For the better part of a decade, litigation brought by a Beaumont firefighter, who was suspended indefinitely by the city after allegedly attacking and detaining an intoxicated driver, has bounced between venues.

Johnson & Johnson prevails in injury trial over pelvic mesh product

David Yates Nov. 14, 2017, 4:33pm

HOUSTON – A federal jury has found that there was no defect in a pelvic mesh product when it left the possession of Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Morgan Lewis adds veteran healthcare partners

David Yates Nov. 14, 2017, 10:57am

HOUSTON -- On Nov. 13, Morgan Lewis welcomed to its Houston office two veteran healthcare lawyers who represent hospitals, health systems, and other medical providers on a wide array of regulatory, transactional, litigation, and government investigations matters across the U.S.

Texas AG files more suits against businesses accused of price gouging during Harvey

David Yates Nov. 14, 2017, 10:47am

AUSTIN – On Nov. 13, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed more price gouging lawsuits against businesses accused of taking advantage of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.

ICT scholarships top $1M mark

David Yates Nov. 14, 2017, 10:41am

AUSTIN - On Wednesday the Insurance Council of Texas Education Foundation will join the University of North Texas in celebrating the Education Foundation’s surpassing $1 million dollars in scholarships and education funding given to support insurance education in Texas.

Texas appellate court hears asbestos case filed on behalf of late JC judge

David Yates Nov. 13, 2017, 3:07pm

BEAUMONT – The First Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of a deceased judge who died of mesothelioma and was allegedly exposed to asbestos while working at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Widow brings benzene lawsuit against Chevron, Texaco

David Yates Nov. 9, 2017, 3:09pm

BEAUMONT – A widow recently filed a benzene lawsuit against Chevron USA and Texaco.

Suits surface against German Pellets in Port Arthur

David Yates Nov. 9, 2017, 2:58pm

BEAUMONT – Two lawsuits have been filed in Jefferson County against German Pellets Texas, a company that has made headlines in recent months.

$1.1M jury award taken away from barge inspector who was thrown from gangway

David Yates Nov. 8, 2017, 11:17am

BEAUMONT – In August, a Jefferson County jury awarded $1.1 million in damages to Michael Stelly, who claims he stepped onto a gangway that gave way and nearly tossed him into the water after finishing his barge inspection.

MD Anderson cures discrimination claim, justices find suit not filed within statute of limitations

David Yates Nov. 8, 2017, 10:48am

HOUSTON – A trial court erred by not dismissing a discrimination claim brought against The University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center, an appellate court recently found.

Sex discrimination case against TxDOT up on appeal

David Yates Nov. 7, 2017, 2:03pm

BEAUMONT – The dismissal of a sex discrimination lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation is currently before the Ninth Court of Appeals.

Texas AG praises Trump and Congress for rescinding ‘unconstitutional’ Arbitration Rule

David Yates Nov. 7, 2017, 1:37pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton praised President Trump for signing into law a joint resolution passed by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives that rescinds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “unconstitutional” Arbitration Rule.

Parents seek to reverse BISD immunity win in suit over death of 3 year old

David Yates Nov. 7, 2017, 1:16pm

BEAUMONT – Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals have been tasked to decide whether the Beaumont Independent School District has immunity from a wrongful death suit.

Mostyn Law attorney not eligible to practice law in Texas, state bar site shows

David Yates Nov. 7, 2017, 12:18pm

HOUSTON – An insurance litigator with Mostyn Law is currently not eligible to practice law in Texas, according to the State Bar of Texas website.

Mostyn Law hail suit called up for trial then dropped, mistrial had already been declared during Harvey

David Yates Nov. 6, 2017, 4:20pm

McALLEN – The day after a Mostyn Law hail lawsuit was called up for trial, the plaintiff in the case filed a notice of non-suit.

Former Liberty County deputy has whistleblower suit gutted on appeal

David Yates Oct. 26, 2017, 2:15pm

BEAUMONT – Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals have reversed a trial court that denied Liberty County and several officials summary judgment in a whistleblower suit brought by a former deputy sheriff.

Texas AG files suit over ‘unlawful and discriminatory’ federal child placement law

David Yates Oct. 26, 2017, 12:27pm

AUSTIN – On Oct. 26, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alongside a Texas foster family challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act, which Congress created in 1978.