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Insurer dubs Mostyn ‘puppet master,’ asks court to block ‘unethical’ counsel swap

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

By: David Yates Southeast Texas Record March 29, 2016 What started as an ordinary Hurricane Ike lawsuit, evolved into complex multi-party litigation, with the most recent filings accusing “puppet master” Steve Mostyn of paying for the defense of the man who sued him for malpractice. After Ike ravaged his business, Tony Nouri sought $120,000 from […]

State Farm defeats Mostyn hail claim, judge threatens to sanction him

Monday, March 28th, 2016

By: David Yates Southeast Texas Record March 28, 2016 State Farm Lloyds recently added to its string of civil victories in hailstorm litigation, obtaining a summary judgment win in a lawsuit brought by the Mostyn Law Firm – a suit a federal judge found “factually unsupported,” like “many” of the storm claims brought by the […]

Stormy weather for Steve Mostyn

Monday, March 28th, 2016

By: David Yates Southeast Texas Record March 28. 2016 When it rains, it pours. For Steve Mostyn, that’s usually a good thing. The wind and rain that come with hurricanes and other storms, wreaking havoc on homes and businesses, are bad news for the owners of damaged property, but good news for Mostyn, because he […]

Mostyn still hasn’t responded to legal malpractice claim against him

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

By: David Yates, 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. After Ike ravaged his business, Tony Nouri sought $120,000 from his insurance provider, Underwriters at […]

Accused trial lawyer wants to represent himself at trial

Friday, December 18th, 2015

By: Guillermo Contreras San Antonio Express News December 16, 2015 Nationally recognized trial lawyer Mikal Watts of San Antonio is asking a judge to let him represent himself in his fraud case. Watts is charged in Mississippi with fraud, identity theft and conspiracy over allegedly fraudulent claims made in litigation against oil giant BP over […]

San Antonio attorney accused of BP fraud wants to salvage reputation stat

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Sun Herald, November 16, 2015 By: Anita Lee GULFPORT — San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts wants his day in court sooner rather than later in a massive BP fraud case, but at least two more of the seven defendants is asking for a delay, saying they need more time to prepare for trial. The seven […]

Texas lawyer indicted over BP oil spill litigation had sought ‘tens of millions’ in ’07 MC Vioxx trial

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Madison Record, November 5, 2015 By: Ann Maher Texas attorney Mikal Watts, under indictment for fraud and identity theft in the BP oil spill litigation, may be hoping for “red and black” jurors if the case against him ends with trial rather than a plea in the Southern District of Mississippi. Watts, 48, of Corpus […]

Man facing BP fraud charges was convicted in Fen-Phen case

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Sun Herald, November 4, 2015 By: Robin Fitzgerald GULFPORT — A sixth defendant in a $2.3 billion BP fraud case has pleaded not guilty to charges similar to his conviction 10 years ago for providing false names for claims against the manufacturer of the diet drug Fen-Phen. Gregory P. “Greg” Warren’s 2005 guilty plea in […]

That Time a Dog Claimed $46,000 in Damages From the BP Oil Spill

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Bloomberg Business, October 30, 2015 By: Paul Barrett BP has been complaining for a long time that many claims filed after its April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were phony. Now there’s more evidence to back that up. BP has admitted fault in connection with the huge spill and is in the […]

Obama and Clinton fundraiser, Julian Castro patron indicted on fraud charges

Monday, October 26th, 2015

By: Timothy P. Carney Multimillion-dollar Democratic donor and Clinton and Obama fundraiser Mikal Watts was indicted on fraud charges this week. Federal prosecutors say his class-action suit against BP after the oil spill was built in part on phony clients. Watts’ attorney said the charges “are related to allegations that Watts committed fraud or forgery […]