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Texas AG praises Trump nomination of Deputy Solicitor General Campbell Barker to federal court in Tyler

AUSTIN – On Jan. 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton praised President Donald Trump’s nomination of Deputy Solicitor General J. Campbell Barker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Port Arthur sued for millions for handling of Gauthier disappearance case, attorney says officers turned PAPD into personal ‘playground’

BEAUMONT – Nearly three years ago, Joseph Gauthier’s truck was found empty and still running atop the Rainbow Bridge. His disappearance sparked headlines and an investigation that seemingly has only yielded a lawsuit.

Justices free TSU from suit brought over 2015 shooting death on campus

HOUSTON – Texas Southern University has immunity from a lawsuit alleging it should have done more to protect students and prevent a fatal on campus shooting, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals recently concluded.

Lamar University granted immunity in suit alleging professor denied tenure for opposing GRE

BEAUMONT – A Texas appellate court has granted immunity to Lamar University in a lawsuit brought by a professor, who alleges he was denied tenure because he opposed the Graduate Record Examinations on racial grounds.

Non-attorney questions constitutionality of not being able to run for district attorney

BEAUMONT – Not being an attorney shouldn’t exclude someone from running for district attorney, according to an appeal made by Michael David Bellow Jr. to the Texas Supreme Court.

Klein Enterprises hit with $2M suit over Hartman’s “bounty hunt,” Klein accuses attorney who brought suit of barratry

BEAUMONT – Another chapter has been added to the continuing drama between Philip Klein, a local PI and blogger, and Jeffrey Dorrell – a Houston attorney Klein claims is trying to “litigate” him “out of business.”

Livesay suspended again, Edinburg attorney charged with barratry

HIDALGO COUNTY – Over the past several years, Edinburg attorney Kent Livesay has experienced his own share of legal troubles, from being fingered in a barratry lawsuit to being suspended for misconduct.

Battle to seal divisive filing erupts in suit brought by Klein Enterprises, fallout surging past courtroom

BEAUMONT – A fiery feud that extends far beyond litigants in a lawsuit has turned up the heat at the Jefferson County courthouse, as the presiding judge in the case must now decide on whether to permanently seal a controversial court document.

Ferguson Law obtains TRO in fatal New Mexico 18-wheeler crash

BEAUMONT - The Ferguson Law Firm has obtained a temporary restraining order preserving all evidence related to a violent 18-wheeler crash outside of Albuquerque on Dec. 22.

Despite not being eligible to practice, Mostyn Law attorney identified on legal filings

HOUSTON – Although Molly Bowen is listed as not eligible to practice law, the Mostyn Law attorney has her name attached to several recent civil filings.

$1m auto collision suit settles before trial

BEAUMONT – An automobile collision lawsuit over an unsafe lane change settled the day the case was suppose to go to trial.

Continued: Trial of suit alleging man fell through Super 8 Motel floor

BEAUMONT – The trial of a lawsuit alleging a man fell through the floor of a Super 8 Motel has been continued.

Texas AG asks Supreme Court to protect state’s water rights to Rio Grande

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton said the powerful oral arguments his office presented Jan. 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court should result in a favorable decision for Texas in its years-long dispute with New Mexico over water rights to the Rio Grande River.

Citizen journalist arrested for scooping police

LAREDO – A citizen journalist and blogger was recently arrested for releasing the name of a border patrol agent who committed suicide before the police could put out a press release.

Abbott appoints Jimmy Blacklock to Texas Supreme Court

AUSTIN – On Jan. 3, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed and swore in Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court following Justice Don Willett’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Texas AG, 48 states reach $45M settlement with PHH Mortgage

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton, 48 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia reached a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based PHH Mortgage Corp.

Deleted? Wiki page for Baron & Budd asbestos coaching memo gone

DALLAS – The Wikipedia page for the “Terrell memo,” the infamous cheat sheet revealing how Baron & Budd asbestos clients were coached up before depositions, is no longer up.

TMZ video shows strippers lap dancing with Tony Buzbee during Harvey relief party

HOUSTON – One of Texas’ most prominent attorneys was the recent recipient of multiple lap dances while being serenaded by Snoop Dogg during a Harvey Relief party.

Houston Methodist can’t pass slip & fall off as a med-mal, justices find

HOUSTON – A slip and fall lawsuit brought against Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital “isn’t” a health care liability claim, according to the First District Court of Appeals.

Dismissed: Asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits against Chevron U.S.A.

BEAUMONT – A pair of lawsuits alleging mesothelioma through asbestos exposure brought against Chevron U.S.A. were recently dismissed.