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5th District Court of Appeals upholds arbitration confirmation in Southwest Securities case

DALLAS – The Texas 5th District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling by the 44th Judicial District Court upholding a ruling confirming an arbitration award in a case involving Southwest Securities Inc.

Case against Dallas County by former sheriff's deputy sent back to trial court

DALLAS – The court of appeals for the 5th District partially affirmed and partially reversed a lower court’s decision regarding the case of Rodney D. Bailey, a sheriff's deputy who sued Dallas County and others over allegations of wrongful termination.

Dallas Co. jury awards developer $98 million in commercial dispute case

DALLAS – A nearly four-year-old commercial dispute lawsuit pitting a luxury home developer against BBVA Compass bank recently ended with a Dallas County jury issuing a $98 million verdict, according to recent Dallas County District Court records.

Dallas Co. woman says forced attendance of Halloween company party affront to her Christian faith

DALLAS – Halloween is associated with costumes, candy, and the occult, but to one Dallas County woman, it is an affront to her religion and a reason she allegedly lost her job.

Mostyn Law dumps hail client before trial, insurer seeks to dismiss case

DALLAS – Mostyn Law recently withdrew its representation of a hail client – a move that comes only a month before the case was set to go to trial.

Jury awards $4 billion in punitive damages to American Airlines exec widow, children

DALLAS – The heirs of Max Hopper, a deceased American Airlines executive, have come out more than victorious in their suit against banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. over allegations of breach of fiduciary duty.

Mostyn Law hail case dismissed for want of prosecution, second suit on the verge of DWOP

DALLAS – Mostyn Law hail suits brought in Dallas County are seemingly starting to thaw, as one case has already been dismissed for want of prosecution, and a second looks like it will soon go the same way.

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

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.

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

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

Dallas photographer awarded $1M, jury finds former clients defamed her with false TV interview, online posts

DALLAS – In 2014, a contract dispute between Andrea Polito, a wedding and portrait photographer, and her clients made headlines and went viral.

Black employee accuses excavating company of discrimination

SHERMAN — A black Dallas County man is suing an excavation company, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Homeland Insurance seeks removal of Double Diamond case to federal court

DALLAS – Homeland Insurance Co. of New York has filed a notice of removal in its ongoing insurance coverage dispute against Double Diamond Delaware Inc.

Mostyn Law wants $1M hail suit reinstated, case was dismissed for want of prosecution

DALLAS – Mostyn Law is asking a district judge to reinstate a hailstorm lawsuit the firm allowed to be dismissed for want of prosecution.

Conservative host says Glenn Beck fired her for abortion stance, comments on The View

DALLAS – A conservative media personality alleges that Glenn Beck fired her for her views on abortion and has pursued legal action against the ex-Fox News host, recent Dallas County District Court records show.

Passerby blames owner for dog attack

GALVESTON — A Dallas County man is suing a dog owner, alleging negligence in failing to prevent injuries.

Bank accuses gemstone sellers of fraud

GALVESTON — A banking corporation is suing gemstone sellers, alleging fraud by nondisclosure.

Dallas County woman says Mosaic Residential failed to repair water leaks

GALVESTON — A Dallas County woman is suing Mosaic Residential Inc., Mosaic Residential GP LLC and Mosaic Residential II LP, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and damages.

State Farm defeats Mostyn hail suit at trial, firm had rejected $23K settlement

DALLAS – State farm Lloyds recently defeated a hail lawsuit at trial, leaving Mostyn Law attorneys empty handed despite an opportunity to settle the litigation early for $23,600.

State Farm trial winning streak ends at 16, defeats two more Mostyn hail claims before losing

DALLAS – For more than a year now, State Farm Lloyds has been battling the surge of mass litigation being brought against all insurers within the state, capturing 16 trial wins before recently losing.