HOUSTON – Perhaps opting to strike first, The Mostyn Law Firm has filed a petition seeking declaratory judgment against a Beaumont law firm, asserting the statute of limitations has elapsed for it to be sued.
BEAUMONT – A bar patron is suing Luke’s Icehouse for failing to provide “warning signs” and “barriers” around the loose pea gravel spread across the sidewalk, which allegedly caused him to slip and fall.
AUSTIN – On May 5, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office filed a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction preventing Douglas W. Monahan and his company, iBackPack of Texas, LLC, from participating in deceptive crowdfunding schemes in violation of the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
“How can any appraiser be ‘disinterested’ or ‘impartial,’ as required by all insurance policies,” asks attorney Steven Badger, “when the appraiser has hundreds of appraisals for a single lawyer, in addition to also working for that lawyer as an expert witness and estimate writer?”
HOUSTON – Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke grabbed a myriad of headlines last month by proposing to spend $5 trillion in an effort to combat climate change.
What garnered little attention from the media, however, was a single sentence in the “guarantee net-zero emissions” part of O’Rourke’s plan: “Enforcing our laws to hold polluters accountable, including for their historical actions or crimes.”
BEAUMONT – The Texas Senate adopted a resolution honoring firm founder and legal legend Walter Umphrey for his legal accomplishments and philanthropic service to Southeast Texas and on behalf of all Texans.
HOUSTON – An insurance lawyer has been sued by an appraiser who claims to have worked with him closely on hundreds of lawsuits – a relationship that raises questions of bias in mass litigation against insurers, according to one industry expert.
HOUSTON - A court brief filed by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan will be part of the record considered by the U.S. Supreme Court today in a lawsuit seeking to prevent the U.S. Census Bureau from including a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.