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Arbitrators’ Award Boosts Asbestos Case Settlement to $178.5 Million for Refinery, Chemical Workers
Monday, December 10, 2018

BEAUMONT, Texas – More than 2,000 refinery and chemical workers and their families in Southeast Texas will be awarded another $140 million for asbestos exposure thanks to an arbitration award and settlement of a nearly 30-year-old legal case. The award, from a three-judge arbitration panel, comes in addition to a previously agreed-upon $38 million settlement in the case, Cimino v. Raymark Industries, which began in 1990. Altogether, a bankruptcy trust will pay $178 million to resolve the claims...

South Carolina Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fire-Related Workplace Death
Monday, November 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – The family of a man who died from severe burns he suffered in 2015 while working at a paper plant in North Charleston has settled the wrongful death suit filed in his case after jury selection in the United States District Court in South Carolina. Terms of the settlement, filed in U.S. District Court Judge David C. Norton’s court, are confidential.Brian Allen, 43, of Summerville, was on a lift at the plant performing welding work above several tanks of solution. The...

Safe Driving Tips for Black Friday
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, people from across the nation are preparing to travel home to celebrate the holiday with their family and loved ones. After everyone has enjoyed their delicious Thanksgiving feast, people usually shop the huge Black Friday sales in preparation for Christmas. According to the Washington Post, about 70% of American adults shopped some of the biggest sales during Black Friday weekend last year. According to a 2015 survey, Black Friday accidents increased by...

Werner Co. Hit with $4.8M Jury Verdict for Defective Ladder
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Jurors have returned a $4.8 million verdict against Greenville, Pennsylvania-based Werner Co., finding the ladder company liable for the faulty design and marketing of an aluminum ladder that collapsed, permanently injuring a Lewisville man.The jury in Denton County District Court determined that the company knew of problems with the Werner Model 354 Type II ladder and was negligent in not warning consumers of the risks when using it. The jury deliberated for a day and a half before reaching...

Provost Umphrey Attorney Mike Hamilton Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The publishers of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers magazine have named Provost Umphrey attorney W. Michael Hamilton to the 2018 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...

Provost Umphrey Law Firm Named to Best Law Firms for 11 Consecutive Years
Thursday, November 1, 2018

US News – Best Lawyers honors Beaumont firm for courtroom accomplishments BEAUMONT, Texas – Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., has earned recognition in the 2019 Best Law Firms listing published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, marking the 11th year in a row the firm has been recognized for its outstanding trial expertise. Provost Umphrey received a Metropolitan Tier 1 designation for its work with plaintiffs involved in mass torts, class actions, personal injury and...

Seattle Jury Awards $19M for Severe Injuries from Defectively Designed Boom Lift
Friday, October 26, 2018

A jury in Washington state awarded a Texas resident $19.19 million for life-altering injuries he suffered after falling 25 feet in an attempt to escape the basket of a defectively designed Genie boom lift. Jurors found Genie Industries Inc., owned by Terex (NYSE: TEX), liable for faulty design and defective operating mechanisms of the trailer-mounted boom lift used by Jason McNeal, 43, of Silsbee, Texas, who was injured. The jury deliberated for a day and a half before returning its verdict in...

Nine Provost Umphrey Attorneys Named Among Best in Texas for 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Beaumont firm’s plaintiff’s attorneys recognized on Texas Super Lawyers list BEAUMONT, Texas – Nine attorneys with Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, have earned recognition in the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers guide published by Thomson Reuters. Firm equity partner Bryan O. Blevins Jr. has been recognized for his work representing plantiffs injured by consumer products. Equity partners Edward D. Fisher, Joe J. Fisher II, D’Juana Parks, James E. Payne and David Philip Wilson made the...