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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.