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FAQs: The FMLA Amendments and Paid Sick Leave Requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020 in response to Covid-19 infecting Americans. Our attorneys weigh in on the most commonly asked questions regarding the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act under FFCRA. For Employers Q: When is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act take...

Provost Umphrey Files Suit against Equinor (formerly Statoil)
Friday, December 20, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Beaumont-based law firm, Provost Umphrey, has filed a series of individual lawsuits in Harris County, Texas against Equinor, a Norwegian based energy company (formerly Statoil) and its related oil and gas entities. The firm is representing over 200 mineral owners that have been underpaid oil and gas royalties by the international energy company. “Equinor disregarded both express and implied provisions of its lease agreements and entered into ‘sham’ transactions with its own gas...

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...

Refinery Explosion Rocks Southeast Texas
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Provost Umphrey filed class action lawsuit for property damage due to TPC explosion Beaumont, TX – On November 27 at 1:00 am, residents of Port Neches and surrounding areas were awakened by two loud explosions and a bright orange flash that filled the sky. It is reported that tanks at Texas Petrochemical Group (TPC) located in Port Neches off TX-Spur 136 exploded releasing butadiene and hydrocarbons. TPC has not released the cause for the explosions and the air quality of the surrounding areas...

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...

What’s Old Is New: Vaping and Big Tobacco
Friday, October 25, 2019

Article published in Best Lawyers Vaping and e-cigarettes have recently spent a considerable amount of time in the news. Much of this is due to lawsuits taking aim at manufacturers who took a product they knew to be dangerous and targeted young audiences through purposely misleading advertising. That the vaping industry chose to travel down this path is hardly surprising. After all, Big Tobacco had such success using the same playbook — why not try it again?

Nine Provost Umphrey Attorneys Named Among Best in Texas for 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Nine attorneys with Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, have earned recognition in the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers guide published by Thomson Reuters. Firm equity partner Bryan O. Blevins Jr. has been recognized for his work representing plaintiffs injured by consumer products. Equity partners Edward D. Fisher, Joe J. Fisher II, D’Juana Parks, James E. Payne and David P. Wilson made the prestigious annual listing for their representation of plaintiffs involved in a...

Two Years Later, Harvey Victims Still Fighting for Recovery Funds
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

While many families and businesses continue to struggle to recover from Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Insurance reports that Insurance Companies are currently holding almost $4 billion in estimated payments on existing claims. In Jefferson County, 42,000 Harvey claims have been filed with over 45% closed with “no” payment at all. Unfortunately, those denied insurance benefits will have to contend with a new law favoring insurance companies that was passed by the Texas Legislature...