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Trump DOJ punishes hedge fund manager who sued drug companies and shorted their stocks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 7, 2019

The Trump Justice Department, following a tougher policy toward dubious False Claims Act lawsuits by private citizens, has moved to dismiss a pair of lawsuits by a former hedge-fund manager who shorted stock in pharmaceutical companies he accused of a wide-ranging price-fixing conspiracy.

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Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

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Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Woman alleges driver's seat in Camry failed in rear-end collision

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A woman alleges her 1998 Toyota Camry had a defective occupational restraint system and caused injuries to her minor son.

Taco Bell customer alleges paint on ramp caused her to fall

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 16, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston Taco Bell customer alleges paint on ramp caused her to fall.

SightLine Health to pay $11.5 million to settle kickback allegations

By Dawn Geske | Apr 16, 2018

DALLAS – SightLine Health LLC has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit over allegations it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute regarding Medicare.

Mother alleges dog obtained from Almost Home Pet Rescue, Petsmart injured child

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 21, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County mother alleges her minor child was injured by a dog that was advertised as an animal that would be safe around children.

Woman seeks more than $1 million after fall in Houston parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a rock caused her to fall and break both legs in a Houston parking lot.

Ninth Court affirms SJ wins for Chase, Pleasure Pier HOA

By David Yates | Sep 25, 2017

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.

UPS hit with $2M suit after delivery driver rear-ends Mercedes

By David Yates | Aug 1, 2017

BEAUMONT – The United Parcel Service is being sued for an automobile collision that ended with a fatality and was allegedly caused by one of its delivery truck drivers last June.

Couple blames express carrier for crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 5, 2017

TYLER — A Smith County couple is suing an express carrier, alleging its negligence caused a crash that injured the husband.

Signature Industrial, International Paper square off in trial over contract breach

By David Yates | May 15, 2017

BEAUMONT – After nearly three years of litigation, a breach of contract lawsuit brought by Signature Industrial Services of Beaumont against the International Paper Company has been called up for trial.

Hospice companies agree to $12.2 million settlement in qui tam suits

By S. Laney Griffo | May 15, 2017

DALLAS – Five hospice companies agreed to a $12.2 million settlement in whistle-blower cases that claimed they paid kickbacks in exchange for referrals.

DOJ reverses position on Texas voter ID law

By Sara McCleary | Mar 30, 2017

HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that it will withdraw its claim that a Texas’ voter-ID law was implemented with discriminatory intent.

Paxton files amicus brief on immigration order, says president has 'discretion to protect safety of the American people'

By Chandra Lye | Mar 27, 2017

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is throwing support to the president’s immigration order.

Groups awaiting latest decision regarding the long-contested voter photo ID law

By Tricia Erickson | Mar 16, 2017

AUSTIN – Groups and individuals suing the state recently presented evidence in a hearing to determine whether or not the voting ID law, also known as SB 14, was enacted in 2011 with discriminatory intent.

Dyslexic FBI agent’s discrimination suit against AG Lynch set for spring trial

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – A FBI agent claiming he has been discriminated against because of his dyslexia recently had his lawsuit set for trial in March of 2018.

State Farm granted summary judgment in Mostyn foundation suit

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2016

DALLAS – State Farm Lloyds recently shut down another Mostyn Law lawsuit, obtaining summary judgment in litigation brought after the insurer denied a couple’s claim for foundation damage.

Appeal looks to overturn ban in transgender student bathroom case

By Dawn Geske | Nov 8, 2016

AUSTIN -- A notice has been granted for appeal in the Texas case involving the use of bathrooms by transgender students.

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