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Texas justices keep Russell Budd’s testimony on asbestos memo sealed

By David Yates | Aug 14, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court has opted to keep a deposition offered by one of the state’s most renowned asbestos attorneys on the infamous “Terrell memo” sealed away from the public.

McGuireWoods’ Becky Diffen Honored Among Top Wind Industry Legal Pros

By David Yates | Aug 14, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – McGuireWoods partner Becky Diffen was selected for A Word About Wind’s “Top 100 Legal Power List” honoring legal professionals whose work has influenced the global wind power market.

Ferguson Law attorney recognized for Texas’ largest verdict in workplace safety case

By David Yates | Aug 14, 2018

BEAUMONT – Jane Swearingen Leger, a partner The Ferguson Law Firm in Beaumont, has been recognized for obtaining the largest jury award in Texas for a lawsuit involving workplace safety.

Benzene lawsuit names 21 companies for plaintiff’s alleged exposure in ‘60s

By David Yates | Aug 13, 2018

BEAUMONT – Chevron USA and 20 other companies have been named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging the plaintiff was exposed to benzene in the 1960s and 1970s.

Chevron, other companies seek to reset trial of benzene lawsuit

By David Yates | Aug 13, 2018

BEAUMONT – Chevron USA and several other companies recently filed a motion to reset a trial of a benzene lawsuit slated for next month.

Accomplished employment litigator Meghaan Madriz joins McGuireWoods in Houston

By David Yates | Aug 13, 2018

HOUSTON – Meghaan Madriz, an accomplished employment litigator with deep experience representing employers in wage-and-hour matters, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in the firm’s Houston office. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in labor and employment law.

Google Earth photos not enough to support injury from inflatable ‘tube man’ at Mattress Firm, justices find

By David Yates | Aug 9, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court recently affirmed a ruling in a trip and fall lawsuit denying the use of Google Earth satellite photos, which showed the varying positions of a an inflatable “tube man” at an area Mattress Firm, as evidence.

Paxton recovers $110M for Texas in Medicaid fraud settlements

By David Yates | Aug 8, 2018

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Aug. 7 that pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca agreed to pay $110 million to the state of Texas to settle lawsuits alleging that the company falsely and misleadingly marketed two of its drugs in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.

Baseball mom’s lawsuit is misdirected

By David Yates | Aug 8, 2018

Woman sued Big League Dreams Sports Park after baseball struck her in stands.

Provost Umphrey throws financial support behind Chappell in race to replace Judge Floyd

By David Yates | Aug 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – Throughout the years, the Provost Umphrey Law Firm has generously backed Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, come election time.

Woman claims she fell because step was same color as concrete, sues Legacy CDC for exemplary damages

By David Yates | Aug 7, 2018

BEAUMONT – A local woman is suing a non-profit organization for exemplary damages because of a trip and fall injury she allegedly sustained two years ago because a step was the same color as the concrete.

Texaco, dozen other companies hit with asbestos lawsuit

By David Yates | Aug 7, 2018

BEAUMONT – More than a dozen companies have been hit with a recently filed asbestos lawsuit.

Auto collision trial in JC ends with 10K verdict

By David Yates | Aug 6, 2018

BEAUMONT – A lawsuit brought over a rear-end collision ended with a Jefferson County jury awarding more than $10,000 in damages to the plaintiff.

Countersuit filed in case over property deal

By David Yates | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON — A countersuit has been filed in a lawsuit brought by a Harris County couple against a business partnership.

CenterPoint Energy clears suit alleging fire in Houston injured woman who was out of the country

By David Yates | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A woman who sued CenterPoint Energy for injures allegedly caused by a fire that erupted half-a-block away from her downtown condominium received no help from the First Court of Appeals on Thursday, as justices affirmed the company’s summary judgment win.

Mostyn Law Facebook page bombarded with dozens of 5-star reviews in 24 hours

By David Yates | Aug 1, 2018

While the concern of fake news continues to plague social media, it seems election interference isn’t the only topic raising eyebrows.

TWIA Board approves 10 percent rate hike for windstorm insurance

By David Yates | Jul 31, 2018

Texans living near the Gulf Coast can expect to see a larger windstorm insurance bill next year.

The Law Offices of Joseph Malley nominated as a 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers Finalist

By David Yates | Jul 31, 2018

DALLAS - The Law Offices of Joseph Malley has announced that the firm has been named a 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers finalist by The National Law Journal in the area of Privacy & Data Breach area of law.

Benzene suit faults 21 companies for man’s exposure in ‘60s

By David Yates | Jul 30, 2018

BEAUMONT – More than 20 companies have been named as defendants in a benzene lawsuit brought by a man who was allegedly first exposed to the chemical in the 1960s.

Justices pave over crash suit against TxDOT

By David Yates | Jul 30, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court does not have jurisdiction over a personal injury lawsuit brought against the Texas Department of Transportation, an appellate court recently opined.

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