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Posts Tagged ‘Mikal Watts’

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 […]

Editorial: Will Mikal Watts’s imaginary clients testify on his behalf?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Southeast Texas Record, October 26, 2015 By: Record News People all over town thought Elwood P. Dowd was crazy because he claimed to have a friend named Harvey. Having a friend named Harvey is not much of a stretch, but this Harvey was a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit, and that did strain credulity. People all over […]

Dem stalwart Mikal Watts indicted

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

San Antonio Express New October 21, 2015 By:  Guillermo Contreras A federal grand jury in Mississippi has indicted nationally recognized plaintiff’s lawyer and Democratic stalwart Mikal Watts of San Antonio on charges of making false claims and identity theft in relation to the litigation involving BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, […]

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.