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Deion Sanders’ $2.2M defamation verdict against Pilar axed by Texas appellate court

David Yates Aug. 30, 2017, 12:42pm

DALLAS – The heated divorce of Deion and Pilar Sanders made headlines in 2013, as accusations of cheating and child abuse surfaced in the media.

Mistrial declared in Mostyn Law $1M hail suit against USAA

David Yates Aug. 29, 2017, 11:53am

HIDALGO COUNTY – A mistrial has been declared in a Mostyn Law hail lawsuit against USAA Texas Lloyd’s.

Tort reform groups say storm bill hasn’t changed insurance claims process

David Yates Aug. 28, 2017, 4:53pm

HOUSTON – With the remnants of Hurricane Harvey still impacting the city of Houston, Texas tort reform groups have issued statements assuring victims that a passed bill aimed at enduring storm lawsuit abuse hasn’t changed the insurance claim process.

Insurance Council of Texas: Harvey could cause record damages and flooding

David Yates Aug. 25, 2017, 4:03pm

HOUSTON - Hurricane Harvey’s forecasted slow march through south Texas could result in record rainfall and insured losses. Harvey is expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi, which hasn’t seen a hurricane in 47 years.

Attorney who sued Starbucks after spilling hot coffee on her lap dismisses suit

David Yates Aug. 24, 2017, 5:06pm

HOUSTON - A Houston attorney has dismissed her lawsuit against Starbucks for burns she allegedly received after spilling “boiling” coffee on her lap.

AG Paxton: Texas will appeal voter ID ruling

David Yates Aug. 24, 2017, 10:00am

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton promised to appeal an Aug. 24 federal court decision granting a permanent injunction against Texas’ voter ID law (Senate Bill 14).

Christian Smith & Jewel sued for unethical representation of 2 sides

David Yates Aug. 23, 2017, 12:43pm

HOUSTON – A marketing company is accusing Christian Smith & Jewell, a Houston law firm, of unethically representing both it and its majority shareholder in a breach of contract suit.

Beaumont businessman accused of fraud after failing to deliver ‘smart home’

David Yates Aug. 22, 2017, 11:09am

HOUSTON – A Beaumont businessman is being accused of breaching his contract for failing to complete work on a “smart home,” even though he was paid thousands of dollars in advance.

Judge sanctions Voss Law for handling of hail suit, finds firm ‘hijacked’ litigation for own benefit

David Yates Aug. 21, 2017, 7:00pm

DEL RIO – From producing fraudulent documents to “hijacking the litigation process for its own benefit,” a federal judge has found the Voss Law Firm “engaged in intentional litigation misconduct” by bringing a hail lawsuit on behalf of clients that never actually signed a contingency fee agreement.

Asbestos supervisor sues Motiva after fire erupts, Brent Coon handling case

David Yates Aug. 18, 2017, 9:48am

BEAUMONT – An asbestos supervisor is suing Motiva Enterprises for injuries he suffered after a fire erupted.

14 Provost Umphrey attorneys selected to 2018 Best Lawyers in America

David Yates Aug. 17, 2017, 1:01pm

BEAUMONT – Best Lawyers in America has recognized 14 trial lawyers from Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm in its 2018 edition for a successful year representing plaintiffs in their respective legal practices.

Trial of Mostyn Law suit against State Farm pushed back again, continuance due to Rene Sigman’s departure

David Yates Aug. 16, 2017, 1:38pm

HOUSTON – A foundation lawsuit brought against State Farm Lloyds has been continued once again, primarily because the attorneys who were handling case for Mostyn Law left the firm last month.

Texas AG reacts to court’s redistricting ruling

David Yates Aug. 16, 2017, 12:51pm

AUSTIN – Although an Aug. 15 decision upheld the vast majority of Texas congressional district map, Attorney General Ken Paxton expressed his disappointment with a portion of a federal court decision on maps that the district court itself adopted in 2012 and have been in effect for the last three election cycles.

Baron & Budd file fresh round of suits against pharmaceutical distributors

David Yates Aug. 15, 2017, 2:18pm

DALLAS – On Aug. 14, the national law firm of Baron & Budd announced that they have filed lawsuits against the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors for their role in the widespread diversion of prescription opiates for nonmedical purposes.

TLRPAC endorses Tijerina for 13th Court of Appeals

David Yates Aug. 15, 2017, 2:12pm

AUSTIN – On Aug. 15, Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Judge Jaime E. Tijerina of Mission in his campaign for the 13th Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court to determine future of employer arbitration agreements, lower courts divided on issue

David Yates Aug. 15, 2017, 1:39pm

NEW ORLEANS – Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided against the National Labor Relations Board, finding that Convergys Corp. has the right to require employees to arbitrate disputes against the company, keeping them from initiating class action lawsuits.

Dispute over election of PA City Council position set for trial in November

David Yates Aug. 14, 2017, 2:32pm

PORT ARTHUR – In May, Tiffany Hamilton was a candidate for Port Arthur City Councilmember for District 2, losing the race by three votes.

Now in trial: suit alleging barge inspector thrown from gangway

David Yates Aug. 14, 2017, 1:59pm

BEAUMONT - Jury selection began Aug. 14 in the trial of a suit brought by Michael Stelly, who claims he stepped onto a gangway that gave way and nearly tossed him into the water after finishing his barge inspection.

Continued: $1M slip and fall suit against Baptist Hospitals

David Yates Aug. 14, 2017, 1:45pm

BEAUMONT – A slip and fall lawsuit against a Beaumont hospital that was previously set for trial in September has been continued.

Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of civil rights suit against former JC Judge Layne Walker

David Yates Aug. 10, 2017, 6:18pm

BEAUMONT – On Aug. 9, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a federal court’s dismissal of a civil rights suit brought by African-American attorney Stella Morrison against former 252nd District Judge Layne Walker.