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Southeast Texas Record, February 10, 2016

A barratry lawsuit against Edinburg attorney Kent Livesay and two other individuals has been disposed after evidence was presented showing that the plaintiffs’ former counsel may have sought to entrap the defendants.

Southeast Texas Record, February 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – An Alabama couple is denying accusations that they defrauded the Deepwater Horizon claims program and insist they cannot repay $1.6 million awarded to them through the program because the money went to pay off a judgment against them.

Institute for Legal Reform, February 9, 2016

Cam Newton was pouting — and Peyton Manning smiling — after the Denver Broncos’ win in Super Bowl 50 last Sunday, but the biggest winner might have been the CBS television network, which raked in a record $377 million in Super Bowl TV commercials.

The Arizona Republic, February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON — Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake to increase transparency in the legal system has thrust the Arizona Republican into the middle of a heated battle over how victims of asbestos exposure are treated.

Toronto Sun, February 5, 2016

Why is a progressive Canadian union cozying up with one of the world’s most regressive regimes? Why are they boasting about meeting with officials of a government that Human Rights Watch says has “abused its power to harass, intimidate, and punish” its political opponents?

Penn Record, February 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Yahoo is seeking summary judgment in the case of a man who sued it for receiving tens of thousands of text message alerts.

Palmetto Business Daily, February 2, 2016

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that seeks to reduce fraud in asbestos claims and promote transparency between civil courts and asbestos bankruptcy settlement trusts.

Institute for Legal Reform, February 3, 2016

Today, the House Judiciary Committee will markup the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015 (FJPA). What is fraudulent joinder and why does it matter? Well, consider these situations:

Institute for Legal Reform, February 5, 2016

"A destructive force that threatens companies with annihilation for technical violations that cause no actual injury or harm to any consumer."

Southeast Texas Record, February 2, 2016

A federal jury recently found in favor of State Farm Lloyds in a suit brought by a Hidalgo County resident claiming the company failed to fully compensate him by paying to replace his cement tile roof following the March 29, 2012, hailstorm that swept through the area.

Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2016

On Friday, the Delaware Chancery Court took a step toward curtailing abusive deal litigation, but it still seems a long way from fixing the problem.

Forbes, January 26, 2016

A second company has accused plaintiff lawyers of using fraudulent tactics to win asbestos lawsuits, citing evidence uncovered after a federal judge opened records obtained in the bankruptcy of Garlock Sealing Technologies.

Southeast Texas Record, January 26, 2016

Although Steve Mostyn has finally responded to allegations he ditched his client after a Hurricane Ike suit soured, the presiding judge refused to sever and abate the third-party claim, ensuring the Houston attorney’s alleged conduct will be on display when and if the case goes before a jury.

Fox News Latino, January 23, 2016

Chevron Corp. hailed a District Court of The Hague ruling in favor of the U.S. energy supermajor in its legal battle with Ecuador, which had sought to nullify arbitral rulings handed down against the country in connection with a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment.

Madison Record, January 22, 2016

The Simmons Firm took an Idaho pipefitter’s asbestos lawsuit against Crane Co. to trial in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom in Madison County and asked the court to preclude the defense from referencing or providing evidence of additional asbestos exposures.

Southeast Texas Record, January 21, 2016

DALLAS - A hailstorm plaintiff represented by the Mostyn Law Firm recently filed a motion seeking exemption from mediation, accusing State Farm Lloyds of bad faith dealings for essentially not agreeing to a settlement that is worth three times the value of the insured’s home.

Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2016

The hopes of people involved in hundreds of lawsuits against General Motors Co. over a defective ignition switch were dealt a setback Thursday when a federal judge advised a group of lawyers to drop the first such suit amid revelations about alleged fraud involving the plaintiff.

Southeast Texas Record, January 14, 2016

DALLAS – On Jan. 12 State Farm Lloyds emerged victorious in the trial of a hailstorm lawsuit brought through the Mostyn Law Firm in Houston.

Sun Herald, January 19, 2016

GULFPORT -- San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts plans to represent himself in a massive BP fraud case that charges him and six associates with 95 felonies each.

JD Supra January 20, 2016

On January 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a 211-188 vote along party lines, H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016. 

Southeast Texas Record, January 20, 2016

Allstate Texas Lloyds recently filed suit against R. Kent Livesay, accusing the Edinburg attorney of fraudulently representing several storm victims and demanding payment on their behalf.

Southeast Texas Record, January 13, 2016

Nearly two years after their Hidalgo County home was damaged by a hailstorm, Armando and Aurora Martinez turned to the Mostyn Law Firm in Houston and sued their insurance provider, State Farm Lloyds, alleging breach of contract.

Institute for Legal Reform, January 13, 2016

On January 8th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. It’s an important step toward stopping pervasive fraud in the secretive asbestos trust system, which currently holds about $30 billion in assets.

Southeast Texas Record, January 12, 2016

Overwhelmed by thousands of lingering hailstorm lawsuits, Hidalgo County recently earned the title of “Judicial Hellhole,” bestowed by the American Tort Reform Association.

Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2016

Here’s another way some Wall Street debt traders are making money: suing.

The Hill, January 8, 2016

The House on Friday approved legislation to set new limits on class action lawsuits and new requirements for asbestos victims seeking compensation through the court system. 

Southeast Texas Record, January 11, 2016

Some may dismiss it as merely a symbolic gesture, but symbolic gestures can be powerful. They're often prerequisites for subsequent, substantial change. Without those seemingly futile efforts, no genuine reform would follow.