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Southeast Texas Record, April 24, 2017

AUSTIN – Since the courts were apparently no help, those wishing to inflate Texas’ medical malpractice cap on non-economic damages are now turning to the state legislature.

Southeast Texas Record, April 21, 2017

HOUSTON – A Houston woman is suing a public adjusting firm for $200,000 in damages, claiming she was fired for questioning the company’s “propriety.”

Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2017

Plaintiffs lawyers have a business model built around litigation tourism, suing in state courts known for friendly verdicts and big jury awards. The Supreme Court hears a pair of cases Tuesday that could upend this violation of federalism and due process.

Huffington Post, April 22, 2017

America’s longest-running personal injury litigation, the one infamous for those TV mesothelioma ads, is having a “moment” right now, with state and federal authorities considering how best to regulate payment from billions of dollars held in special bankruptcy trusts.

Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2017

It’s good to be a Senator, especially if you are a Republican who is the most important opponent of tort reform on Capitol Hill. Witness the largesse that the plaintiffs bar is bestowing on South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham in its moment of maximum political peril.

Southeast Texas Record, April 20, 2017

AUSTIN – On April 20, the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee passed Senate Bill 10 by Chairman Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills).

Texans for Lawsuit Reform, April 18, 2017

TLR devotes significant resources including a team of four lawyers and TLR’s capable staff to follow thousands of bills as they move through every committee in both the House and Senate and on to the Governor’s desk for signature. Throughout the process, TLR works with lawmakers, staff and stakeholders to ensure the legislation is precisely written to implement good public policy without negative unintended consequences to our civil justice system.

Capitol Weekly, April 18, 2017

California is renowned for trailblazing some of the nation’s most stringent transparency and disclosure laws. We have the Brown Act, which requires local governments to be transparent about meetings and actions. In many cases, governmental worker and salary history is published. We have transparency in supply chains, designed to help root out human trafficking. In general, California can truly be called the Sunshine State.

Southeast Texas Record, April 18, 2017

AUSTIN – A Texas tort reform group found information in its report all too familiar but it's likely news to the every-day Texan, a spokesperson for the group said during a recent interview.

San Antonio Express News, April 17, 2017

In reluctant testimony, a state district judge said it was “chilling” to hear District Attorney Nico LaHood threaten to destroy the practices of defense attorneys during a heated exchange in her chambers in February.

Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2017

Plaintiffs’ lawyers have long solicited clients through television advertisements that warn of a drug’s potentially harmful side effects.

Texas Lawyer, April 13, 2017

Here's a political riddle: What does Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have in common with Democratic-leaning plaintiff lawyers, including Lisa Blue, Mikal Watts, Bob Hilliard and Wayne Fisher?

Southeast Texas Record, April 10, 2017

AUSTIN – Since 2003, there’s been at least one issue nearly all Texas Republicans could unite behind – tort reform.

Fox News, April 10, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch took the first of two oaths to be sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice Monday, having survived a grueling confirmation process where he faced Democrats still angry over Republicans' blockade of former President Barack Obama's nominee last year.

Austin American Statesman, April 7, 2017

First we get hit with high-intensity storms that pummeled parts of our state this past week with large hail. Next, we get soaked by storm-chasing personal injury lawyers looking to line their pockets.

Houston Chronicle, April 4, 2017

AUSTIN - The House Insurance Committee approved a hotly contested bill on Tuesday that supporters say will protect homeowners and business policyholders from the detrimental effects of unnecessary lawsuits over hail and other storms.

Southeast Texas Record, April 4, 2017

BEAUMONT – While the trial of the last remaining Hurricane Rita lawsuit may be in books, the case is far from over – as Mostyn Law and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association recently filed contrasting motions for entry of final judgment.

Southeast Texas Record, April 3, 2017

After all, if a hail storm causes damage to a home, and a policyholder is dissatisfied with the settlement of his claim, the appropriate response should be to sue the insurance company, right? Why sue the company's employees or contractors?

Southeast Texas Record, March 29, 2017

AUSTIN – During a recent hearing on the hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill, Mostyn Law’s head of litigation told members of the Texas House Insurance Committee that nobody, even her law firm, likes storm-chasing attorneys.

Southeast Texas Record, March 28, 2017

BEAUMONT – On March 28, the Texas House Insurance Committee heard testimony on what has been dubbed the hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill – a piece of legislation, depending on who you talk to, aimed at either ending a civil crisis or giving insurers immunity from civil suits.

Institute for Legal Reform, March 29, 2017

Emerging technologies are changing how we live, travel, and buy goods and services. If the pace of this transformation continues as expected, in 2025, it may be common for a refrigerator to reorder our food and a drone to deliver it, while a driverless car takes us to the spaceport for a flight into low-earth orbit.

Huffington Post, March 24, 2017

The insular world of asbestos litigation, best known for those ubiquitous mesothelioma TV ads, is having a decidedly non-insular month, with the U.S. Congress considering greater transparency. Concurrently, more than a dozen state attorneys general are investigating potential Medicaid fraud by some of the nation’s largest bankruptcy trusts.

Southeast Texas Record, March 27, 2017

DALLAS – Since 2012, hundreds to thousands of lawsuits are filed after every hailstorm strike within the state of Texas, naming countless insurers, agents and adjusters as defendants.

Fox and Hounds, March 22, 2017

California’s business climate is more predictable than its weather. It’s always one storm after the other. Companies relocate to states where they are welcomed rather than vilified and preyed upon. Capital is moved to more jobs-friendly states. Productive workers just get out, or are left behind with few good opportunities to prosper in their field.

Southeast Texas Record, March 14, 2017

It sometimes seems like Texas taxpayers bankrolled a billion-dollar trust fund for the personal use of attorney Steve Mostyn.

Southeast Texas Record, March 10, 2017

BEAUMONT – One of the last remaining Hurricane Rita lawsuits was recently tried in Jefferson County, with the trial ending with a much larger payday for Mostyn Law than the firm’s clients.

American Pharmacy News Report, March 10, 2017

U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has sent letters to the American Bar Association and every state bar association, urging the organizations to adopt requirements for warnings on trial lawyer advertisements that urge patients to discontinue the use of some medicines.