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Lawyer-driven hail litigation is the
worst lawsuit abuse in Texas today

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Personal injury trial lawyers are chasing hailstorms
all the way to the bank

Select Counties (Source: Courthouse News Service)

The Hail Cartel is chasing storms across Texas, tangling up homeowners in unnecessary lawsuits by promising a big payout at no cost. With tens of thousands of homeowners solicited, this is the worst lawsuit abuse in Texas today.

A Snapshot of Hail Lawsuits Across Texas







A Hailstorm of Baseless Claims

U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez blasts the mass-tort model storm-chasing lawyers use to get rich.
 


 

Click here to view Judge Alvarez's full order

Contractors swarm damaged neighborhoods after severe weather

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas– Storm victims anxious to repair and clean-up damage quickly found more help than they imagined with many offers coming uninvited.

Attorneys: Roofing Company Part Of Scheme To Take Homeowners’ Money

 

CEDAR HILL (CBS11) – Mary Burke has tried calling, texting and emailing Jorge Garcia.

Now, she’s protesting outside his Cedar Hill home.

“I will be here every weekend until we get some results,” said Burke.

Burke hired Garcia’s company House of Tomorrow to repair her mother’s roof after a hail storm.

Insurers, plaintiff's lawyers square off in Austin over hail storm bill

AUSTIN - Lobbyists representing insurance companies are pushing legislation they say will prevent premium increases by weeding out "abusive" lawsuits over damages caused by hail and other storms in what is shaping up as a battle royal with consumers and plaintiffs' lawyers.

Prominent Texas Lawyer Battered Court With Baseless Hailstorm Claims, Federal Judge Says

In March, mega attorney Steve Mostyn found himself in a small Texas border town far from his Houston home, called there to appear before a federal judge and explain why he shouldn't be sanctioned for filing baseless hail lawsuits against insurance companies.

In Case You Missed It: State Bar of Texas Suspends Storm-Chasing Trial Lawyer for Illegal Case Running

AUSTIN – The Southeast Texas Record has reported that Texas plaintiff’s attorney Kent Livesay has been suspended for one year by the State Bar of Texas for illegal case running in hailstorm damage lawsuits. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline charged Livesay with violating the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct by demanding damages from an insurance company on behalf of a client he did not represent.

All Hail Breaks Loose

Hail storms are rarely deadly, but they can inflict substantial property damage, especially to roofs and other exposed surfaces. Increasingly, hail storms in Texas are accompanied by another form of disaster, too, albeit one that is man-made: mass litigation.

Barratry Class Action Causes Shakeup At Texas Law Firm

SAN ANTONIO - The Texas law firm Speights & Worrich, which specializes in insurance disputes, has announced its decision to “significantly downsize,” claiming a barratry class action has “wrongfully damaged” the firm’s “professional reputation.”

Hail Damage Crisis

Webb County may soon be at the center of a rising crisis in Texas due to a skyrocketing number of hail damage lawsuits being filed.

Hailstorm Lawsuit Abuse Articles

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Texas needs hailstorm lawsuit reform