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Personal injury lawyer spends another million on Davis’ campaign for Texas governor

Monday, August 4th, 2014

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Over the past few months, personal injury trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn continued to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign coffers of state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

Attending this party will cost you at least $1,000

Friday, June 27th, 2014

By Peggy Fikac Houston Chronicle June 26, 2014 DALLAS — As Democrats gather for their state convention, big-deal Democratic supporter Lisa Blue Baron is hosting a fundraiser for the Lone Star Project, which is directed by Matt Angle, an adviser to Sen. Wendy Davis who has long been active in pro-Democratic efforts in Texas. Davis, […]

Watts on the sidelines for big Democratic races

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

By Gilbert Garcia San Antonio Express-News March 27, 2014 In October 2008, Mikal Watts helped to save Wendy Davis’s political life. At the time, Davis was a former Fort Worth council member in the stretch run of her insurgent bid to unseat Republican state Sen. Kim Brimer. Four weeks before the election, Watts — a […]

Lawyer alleged to have falsified clients in BP settlement sued by group of fishermen

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A group made up largely of Vietnamese-American fisherman has filed a class action lawsuit against a Texas attorney who they claim improperly named them as clients in settlement claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

BP claims fraud by S.A. lawyer

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

BP on Tuesday sued high-profile San Antonio plaintiffs lawyer Mikal Watts, accusing the Democratic stalwart of fraud in the class-action litigation over the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP Hits Plaintiffs’ Lawyer With Fraud Suit Over Spill Claims

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Companies are punching back hard at plaintiffs’ lawyers, and today BP (BP) threw what it described as a haymaker at Mikal Watts, one of the most influential mass-tort attorneys in the country.

White House Rejects Asbestos Bill

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

By Andrea Drusch Politico November 13, 2013 President Barack Obama’s administration came out against a key piece of asbestos legislation Tuesday just days after headlining a fundraiser at the homes of two of the top asbestos litigators in the country. In a swing through Texas last week, two of the country’s top asbestos attorneys, Russell […]

Mostyn forms new lawyers’ group to focus on campaign donations

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

By Marilyn Tennissen October 23, 2013 Southeast Texas Record Not happy with the amount of money the Texas Trial Lawyers Association is spending on political campaigns, three big name attorneys have formed a new group to help support their favorite candidates. Houston attorney Steve Mostyn, the biggest donor to Democratic candidates in the state, has […]

Mega-Donor Forms New Trial Lawyer Association

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

By Jay Root October 22, 2013 Texas Tribune The state’s top Democratic donor, trial lawyer Steve Mostyn, is spearheading a new group of like-minded attorneys who want to shake up politics — and the storied Texas Trial Lawyers Association along with it. Mostyn and two heavy-hitter trial lawyers, Amy Witherite of Dallas and Kurt Arnold […]

S. Texas Dems already Ready for Hillary

Monday, November 11th, 2013

By Gilbert Garcia San Antonio Express News November 8, 2013 It was a coronation without a monarch. That was the feeling in the air as a who’s who of South Texas Democrats packed the downtown law office of über-donorMikal Watts for a Hillary Clinton presidential fundraiser Wednesday night, three years before the next president is elected, and at least […]