May 15 was a busy day for the name partners at the Tyler, Texas-based Martin Walker law firm. Each billed 14.5 hours at $750 an hour, for a total of $21,750, to review lawsuits six Texas counties were preparing to file against opioid manufacturers and distributors that day.
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HOUSTON – A federal lawsuit accusing a catering service of terminating a Dallas County woman for pushing back against sexual harassment was recently dismissed.
Facing complaints of excessive fees, Texas counties release billing records of their opioid lawyers for free
Texas counties that demanded tens of thousands of dollars to provide billing records from outside attorneys representing them in opioid lawsuits have mostly agreed to hand them over for free
DALLAS — On Sept. 20, a federal judge in Dallas ordered Dallas County to stop its practice of automatically using money bail to detain people arrested for misdemeanors and felonies, a press release states.
DALLAS – A local family won its two-year-old lawsuit against Toyota on Aug. 17 when a jury reached a $242 million verdict in their favor, according to recent Dallas County District Court records.
Provost Umphrey lawyer working with storm attorney named in barratry scheme, dozens of insurers sued by father-son duo
BEAUMONT – While a father-son attorney duo isn’t particularly remarkable, a court records search shows that a Provost Umphrey lawyer has worked with his son, whose name was previously mentioned in a barratry scheme, on dozens of storm lawsuits throughout Texas.
Public officials in multiple Texas counties have resisted the allure of easy money and just said no to plaintiffs attorneys peddling opioid lawsuits.
When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.
HOUSTON – A Dallas County woman alleges an insurance carrier claims processing company failed to pay for overtime work.
DALLAS – The surviving relatives of a Houston hotel employee who perished on the job during a hurricane last year have sued her employer and several others, according to recent Dallas County District Court records.
HOUSTON – Dallas County residents Stacy and Philbert McCoy are suing Pappas Restaurants, Inc., doing business as Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, in response to an alleged shooting at the eatery earlier this year.
SHERMAN – A Dallas County man alleges that his former Denton County employer owes him unpaid wages.
HOUSTON – Joining a nationwide trend, Texas municipals have begun suing the makers of opioids in recent months, alleging drug manufactures knew of the dangers but placed profits above the public good. And while no one is really debating that opioid addiction isn’t real or a problem, at least one group is questioning how enriching trial lawyers will cure the epidemic.
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.
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 – 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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.