A federal magistrate judge sanctioned Austin attorney Omar Rosales and ordered him to pay more than $175,000 in penalties for fabricating an email he presented in court and making offensive comments against a civil rights attorney with whom he’s embroiled in a disabilities lawsuit.
A tort reform advocate has argued that “storm-chasing” trial lawyers are driving the surge in hail litigation, placing a burden on Texans in the form of tort tax, the Texas House Insurance Committee has heard.
AUSTIN - The Texas House Insurance Committee recently met to hear testimony on the impact of mass hail litigation – a surge driven by trial lawyers out for profit, a tort reform advocate argued during the assembly.
AUSTIN – A torrent of litigation that followed two devastating hail storms that struck Hidalgo County in 2012 took center stage in the Texas Capitol on Thursday as a legislative panel considered whether such lawsuits should be limited to protect insurance carriers and policyholders statewide.
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.