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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.

Southeast Texas Record, January 7, 2016

More than a month after being named in a third-party complaint, Houston attorney Steve Mostyn still has not responded to allegations he ditched his client after a Hurricane Ike suit soured.

Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2016

As it apparently seeks to boost the political prospects of candidates calling for drastic new regulations of prescription-drug pricing, the dishonesty of the Health and Human Services Department in reporting “public list prices” instead of negotiated prices that were actually paid by insurers, taxpayers and consumers appears to be modeled on a tactic long used by parasitic personal-injury lawyers (“Drug Spending Dementia,” Review & Outlook, Dec. 24).

Modern Healthcare, January 4, 2016

Legislation the House is expected to take up this week would make it virtually impossible to get judges to certify class-action lawsuits, according to the bill's critics. Its supporters, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, say it would merely foil suits that benefit no one but lawyers.

Southeast Texas Record, January 4, 2016

Southeast Texas trial lawyers feasted on automobile collision lawsuits in 2015, filing several hundred in the Jefferson County District Clerk’s Office.

Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2016

The number of securities class-action lawsuits filed in federal courts last year ticked up to the highest level in several years.

The Orange County Register, January 1, 2016

For the third time in four years, California has been named the No. 1 judicial hellhole in the United States by the American Tort Reform Foundation.

The Daily Signal, December 23, 2016

In nine courts around the country, trial lawyers and judges work together in extracting large sums of money from people who may not deserve it, according to a new report.

Free Beacon, December 23, 2015

A major Hillary Clinton donor and trial lawyer is seeking to serve as his own co-attorney in a sweeping Deepwater Horizon fraud case, but federal prosecutors are fighting the proposal and claiming it would confuse jurors and muddy the trial.

Automotive News, December 23, 2015

DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Imagine a robot car with no one behind the wheel hitting another driverless car. Who’s at fault?

Southeast Texas Record, December 17, 2015

AUSTIN, TEXAS—On Dec. 16 Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) announced a new statewide consumer education campaign, urging Texans to “Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor.”

New York Post, December 17, 2015

If you think you aren’t paying for years of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s (legal) corruption, think again. For decades, Silver carried water for the trial lawyers in Albany, and even when he’s in prison, we’ll all still be stuck with the bill.


Institute for Legal Reform, December 17, 2015

It seems like notorious plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger's long-running battle against Chevron is the lawsuit that will never die.

Southeast Texas Record, December 17, 2015

A tort reform group has christened the nation’s leading venue for patent litigation, the Eastern District of Texas, and Hidalgo County, home to more than 10,000 hailstorm lawsuits, as “judicial hellholes.”

Southeast Texas Record, December 15, 2015

Several groups, including the world's largest business federation, recently filed amicus briefs in two actions pending before the Texas Supreme Court, arguing trial lawyers are abusing discovery to force insurers to settle even frivolous lawsuits.