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Business Interruption Claims Update
Friday, May 8, 2020

Business Interruption Claims Update By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. The insurance industry responded to the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic with preemptive press statements that property insurance policies would provide no coverage—even before policyholders submitted any claims. Given this knee-jerk reaction, it is unsurprising that the first claims are being denied quickly, and without so much as a pretense of an investigation. Physical Loss or Damage Insurers are taking an “if you can’t see it,...

Business Interruption in a Pandemic World
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Business Interruption in a Pandemic World By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr.Equity Partner The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a dramatic economic effect throughout the United States, and on industries as diverse as electronics, auto manufacturing, construction, passenger cruises, shipping, travel, transportation, hospitality and healthcare. Supply chains and manufacturing have been disrupted by facility closures worldwide and ultimately there will not be an industry sector or business that will not be...

Provost Umphrey Employees Achieve 2019 Goal of Volunteering for 50 Charities
Thursday, December 12, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Attorneys and staff at Provost Umphrey Law Firm are proud to have accomplished their 2019 goal of volunteering at 50 local charities in honor of the firm’s 50th anniversary. The Beaumont-based trial law firm has a history of giving back to the community, and Provost Umphrey leaders wanted to recognize the firm’s anniversary by encouraging employees to volunteer at a charity of their choosing on the firm’s time. Art Museum of Southeast Texas “We work every day to serve...

Provost Umphrey Attorney Mike Hamilton Named to 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The publishers of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers magazine have named Provost Umphrey attorney W. Michael Hamilton to the 2019 list of top lawyers in the Mid-South, a designation he has earned annually since 2014. Mr. Hamilton heads the Nashville office of Provost Umphrey L.L.P. and primarily focuses on legal issues related to employee benefits, which earned him the Super Lawyers honors. He also handles plaintiffs’ personal injury and civil litigation. His clients include...

Texas-based Provost Umphrey Among Nation’s Best Law Firms for 12th Year
Friday, November 1, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Provost Umphrey Law Firm has earned a place in the 2020 Best Law Firms guide by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, marking the 12th year in a row the firm has received such recognition. Provost Umphrey earned top rankings in the Beaumont metro area for representing plaintiffs in mass torts and class actions, personal injury and product liability litigation. The Nashville office earned recognition for labor and employment litigation. To learn about the...

Provost Umphrey Awarded Second Top Verdict for 2018
Monday, July 1, 2019

Provost Umphrey attorneys Edward Fisher and Joe Fisher earned recognition among the Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2018 based on a comprehensive review by VerdictSearch.  The verdict is the fourth-largest product liability award and ranked 33 overall on the Top Verdicts list. Jurors in Denton County returned a $4.8 million verdict against ladder manufacturer Werner Co., after finding the company liable for the faulty design and marketing of an aluminum ladder that collapsed,...

Fisher Brothers Earn Texas Top Premises Liability Verdict
Monday, July 1, 2019

Provost Umphrey attorneys Guy Fisher, Joe Fisher and Taylor Thompson, earned recognition among the Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2018 based on a comprehensive review by VerdictSearch. The case was a $6.34 million Harris County negligence case against a suburban Houston apartment complex after the murder of a 15-year-old girl in one of the abandoned rooms at the complex. The verdict was the largest premises liability verdict in Texas last year.  The Fisher brothers, Thompson, as well...

Injured Utility Worker Sues CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric for Negligence
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston-area utility worker has filed a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, after he was severely injured in a fall from a company utility pole. On March 15, 2019, near Tomball, Texas, Garrett Wilder, an employee of electrical contractor L.E. Myers Co., went with his co-worker to the utility pole owned by CenterPoint Energy Houston to do maintenance work. The lawsuit says a CenterPoint employee on the site told him to climb the 100-foot pole to install...

Provost Umphrey Staff Contributes to Child Abuse Awareness
Monday, April 15, 2019

As part of the firm’s 50th anniversary celebration, the employees at Provost Umphrey volunteered with CASA of Southeast Texas to paint 211 crosses for child abuse awareness. Each cross represents a child who died from neglect or abuse last year. The crosses will be placed outside of CASA’s Calder Avenue office this month, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Provost Umphrey Law Firm encouraged employees to volunteer during business hours to accommodate CASA’s needs, as seen here...