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Woman sues T&T World Nail Supply after bottle of polish breaks in hand

David Yates Sep. 12, 2017, 10:33am

BEAUMONT – Just about everyone has seen a film where a female actress complains about breaking a nail while escaping danger, but how many people can claim they’ve seen someone have a bottle of “dangerous” nail polish break and splinter into their hand while on the job?

Texas AG Paxton nails 3 companies with Harvey price gouging lawsuits

David Yates Sep. 12, 2017, 9:34am

AUSTIN – On Sept. 13, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed lawsuits against three Texas businesses, accusing them of unlawful price gouging while consumers were in need of fuel, shelter and other essentials as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

Justices reject appeal in Deepwater Horizon ID theft suit, Cracken Law keeps summary judgment win

David Yates Sep. 11, 2017, 2:56pm

HOUSTON – Last year, a lawsuit seeking an award of $100 million in exemplary damages was filed against Texas attorneys John Cracken and Bob Hilliard for allegedly using case runners to steal the identities of Vietnamese-Americans damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

AG Paxton files suit against ‘reputation management’ company

David Yates Sep. 11, 2017, 2:32pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a petition with the Harris County District Court alleging that Solvera, an online reputation management company, violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by abusing the legal system to deceive Harris County district court judges with its defamation lawsuits.

Ferguson Law anticipates suit over ‘wrongful death’ of Kirbyville High School principal

David Yates Sep. 8, 2017, 3:30pm

BEAUMONT – In June, The Ferguson Law Firm obtained a temporary restraining order to preserve evidence surrounding the May 23 death of Dennis Reeves, the Kirbyville High School principal.

Fifth Circuit rejects Philip Klein appeal in litigation against Layne Walker

David Yates Sep. 7, 2017, 12:46pm

BEAUMONT – Area blogger Philip Klein recently had an appeal shot down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in his litigation brought against former district judge Layne Walker.

Hail suits storm Texas courts in August, litigation slips past new insurance law

David Yates Sep. 6, 2017, 3:50pm

HOUSTON - More than one type of storm hit Texas in August, as two law firms have combined to flood courts with more than 200 weather-related lawsuits in an apparent rush to beat the state’s newest tort reform measure.

AG Paxton: Court ruling preserves Texas’ voter ID law

David Yates Sep. 6, 2017, 12:30pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded a Sept. 5 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that preserves Texas’ voter ID law.

First Harvey suit sneaks by new insurance law, seeks up to $1M in damages and 18 percent interest

David Yates Sep. 5, 2017, 11:46am

DALLAS – Even while Hurricane Harvey continued to dump records amount of rain on Houstonians, Texas trial lawyers publicly preached doomsday for insureds was rapidly approaching – warning victims to file their claims before a new law went into effect.

Trial lawyers clash with storm bill supporters over Harvey insurance claims

David Yates Aug. 31, 2017, 5:42pm

HOUSTON – Not long after Hurricane Harvey crashed upon Texas shores, trial lawyers began publicly urging victims to file insurance claims before Sept. 1 – the date a new law aimed at ending weather-related lawsuit abuse goes into effect.

Jefferson County appealing lower court’s ‘failure’ to dismiss sergeant’s whistleblower suit

David Yates Aug. 31, 2017, 11:53am

BEAUMONT – In late September, the Ninth Court of Appeals will hear oral argument on whether a district judge erred by not dismissing a whistleblower suit brought against Jefferson County by one of its sergeants.

Paxton vows to defend cConstitutionality of SB 4

David Yates Aug. 31, 2017, 11:14am

AUSTIN – On Aug. 30, Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to continue fighting for Senate Bill 4 after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the law is unconstitutional and that San Antonio is the proper venue for multiple lawsuits challenging the law.

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.