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Southeast Texas Record, January 24, 2017

AUSTIN – With the state lawmakers back in action, Texans for Lawsuit Reform has launched a new webpage dedicated to highlighting what the group calls the worst lawsuit abuse in Texas today – hailstorm litigation.

Southeast Texas Record, January 25, 2017

DEL RIO – A federal judge has ordered The Voss Law Firm to show cause on why its attorneys “should not be held in contempt, fined, imprisoned” and “reported to the State Bar of Texas” for seemingly keeping a pair of hailstorm clients “in the dark” for their own “benefit.”

Institute for Legal Reform, January 25, 2017

Ninety percent of the 25,503 plaintiffs in pharmaceutical product liability lawsuits between January 2010 and May 2016 in California are from out of state.


Institute for Legal Reform, January 24, 2017

A Toronto, Canada court has now done what several U.S. courts have already accomplished: Slapped down notorious plaintiffs’ attorney Steven Donziger’s efforts at a legal shakedown of Chevron Corporation.

Southeast Texas Record, January 23, 2017

AUSTIN – Next Tuesday, a Texas district judge will hold a hearing on whether to unseal testimony that could unearth a list of asbestos cases connected with the arguably infamous “Terrell memo,” the widely reported on “cheat sheet” revealing how Baron & Budd clients were coached up before depositions.

TX Business Daily, January 23, 2017

Texas homeowners will see higher insurance premiums or deductibles if state legislators do not curb alleged abuses relating to hailstorm lawsuits, according to Texans for Lawsuit Reform.

Over Lawyered, January 19, 2017

Over the last two decades, Texas engaged in a conversation as to the purpose and role of its civil courts. When that conversation began, the state’s courts had become virtual fiefdoms of trial lawyers

Southeast Texas Record, January 18, 2017

A group of Texas doctors are speaking out against personal injury lawsuit ads after a statewide study found an alarming number of physicians are increasingly concerned about legal advertisements targeting their patients for medical lawsuits.

Southeast Texas Record, January 12, 2017

DALLAS – State farm Lloyds recently defeated a hail lawsuit at trial, leaving Mostyn Law attorneys empty handed despite an opportunity to settle the litigation early for $23,600.

Forbes, January 11, 2017

A private law firm in line to earn millions representing the state of Washington has been active in recent years donating to candidates for state attorney general.

City Journal, January 11, 2017

A combination of low taxes, light regulation, and responsible levels of government spending define the Texas model. Though the model is sometimes honored in the breach, it is generally credited with playing a significant role in the state’s striking economic vitality. No state has created more jobs over the last 15 years. As residents of high-tax, high-spending regions continue to relocate to the Lone Star State, the virtues of the Texas approach seem self-evident.

Southeast Texas Record, January 9, 2017

BEAUMONT – In September, mega-attorney Steve Mostyn traveled all the way to Scotland to warn of the alleged dangers of vaginal mesh.

Laredo Morning Times, January 8, 2017

While frivolous hailstorm lawsuits remain a source of concern for South Texas, a well known law firm representing many cases in Webb County has been put on notice by a federal court judge.

Fox 29 News, January 4, 2017

Texas is #1 for the most hail claims in the nation accounting for 30% of all claims nationwide. Kimberly spoke with PCI CEO David Sampson about the rights property owners have when it come to making a claim.

Washington Times, January 9, 2017

Mesothelioma. For most of us, the name of this asbestos-caused lung cancer is synonymous with bad late-night TV commercials imploring those afflicted to sue for contracting the disease. And with good cause. For roughly 3,000 Americans each year, it is a death sentence.

Southeast Texas Record, January 5, 2017

McALLEN – Since 2012, the Mostyn Law Firm has brought hundreds of hailstorm lawsuits on behalf of Hidalgo County residents, many of which were removed to federal court.

Southeast Texas Record, January 4, 2017

HIDALGO COUNTY – In mid December, the Record reported that The Mostyn Law Firm ditched its hailstorm client only a month before the hearing of a State Farm Lloyds motion for summary judgment.

Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2017

Nestlé SA has been slapped with a lawsuit in California for allegedly underfilling boxes of its Raisinets candy.

Huffington Post, January 4, 2017

We have all seen those commercials for victims of mesothelioma, the lethal cancer linked to asbestos exposure, proclaiming the billions set aside for liability and urging calls to law firms. The litigation has been around for some 40 years, and the running joke is that “the future of asbestos litigation is reform, and always will be!” But is this self-propelled feedback mechanism about to end its loop?

Prudent Money, January 4, 2017

Bob talks with Lucy Nashed about the scam involving lawyers, insurance companies, and hail storms.

Reuters, January 4, 2017

A U.S. judge almost halved the award in a December jury verdict that ordered Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to plaintiffs in six lawsuits who said they were injured by DePuy's Pinnacle hip implants.

West Virginia Record, January 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – An Ona couple has named 199 defendants in a lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure caused lung cancer.

Southeast Texas Record, January 3, 2017

Last year was a rough one for Houston attorney Steve Mostyn, and he's probably glad it's over. Never mind that he brought the troubles on himself.

Forbes, December 20, 2016

Hershey's doesn't put enough Kisses in its bags. An extra charge for gluten-free items at P.F. Chang's violates federal law. TGI Friday's should disclose the price of alcoholic drinks on its menus, and Starbucks needs less ice in its iced coffee.

KXAN, December 21, 2016

KXAN (AUSTIN) — A Texas attorney, known for filing hundreds of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits in Austin, now appears to be peppering healthcare businesses across the state with letters asking the recipient to pay $2,000 or be sued for alleged ADA website violations. The letters related to alleged ADA website violations have landed in mailboxes from Amarillo to Beaumont.

Southeast Texas Record, December 20, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY – Following a summary judgment loss, the Mostyn Law Firm is asking for a new trial in a hail lawsuit against State Farm Lloyds.

Houma Today, December 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Products liability attorneys are girding for increasingly contentious litigation in California in the wake of a ruling this past August that allowed hundreds of out-of-state plaintiffs to pursue mass tort claims in the state's courts.

Faces of Lawsuit Abuse, December 19, 2016

Reform’s (ILR) survey of the Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016, announced today.

City Journal, December 15, 2016

Hail storms are rarely deadly, but they can inflict substantial property damage, especially to roofs and other exposed surfaces. Increasingly, hail storms in Texas are accompanied by another form of disaster, too, albeit one that is man-made: mass litigation.

TX Business Daily, December 15, 2016

Advocates arguing for reform to tackle alleged abuses by so-called “storm-chasing” lawyers want legislation to strip attorneys of any fees if they are found to have solicited clients door to door.