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A look back at allegations of trial lawyer fraud leading up to Mikal Watts’ trial

David Yates Jul. 16, 2016, 1:25pm

Story CopyA look back at allegations of trial lawyer fraud leading up to Mikal Watts’ trial

Cracken, Hilliard accused of ‘shamefully’ stealing IDs of Deepwater victims; plaintiff seeks $100M in exemplary damages

David Yates Mar. 14, 2016, 11:08pm

HOUSTON – A recently filed lawsuit seeks an award of $100 million in exemplary damages against Texas attorneys John Cracken and Bob Hilliard for allegedly using case runners to steal the identities of Vietnamese-Americans damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Mikal Watts indicted for fraud in BP oil spill litigation

David Yates Oct. 23, 2015, 10:03am

Texas mega donor and prominent plaintiff’s attorney Mikal Watts has been indicated on allegations that he committed fraud when purportedly signing up tens of thousands of clients following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas-led collation gains amnesty win; Obama’s motion to stay denied

David Yates May 26, 2015, 4:04pm

Gov. Abbott

Brent Coon calls BP oil spill settlement agreement a ‘buzzard,’ wants clients to opt-out

David Yates May 7, 2015, 3:40pm

Brent Coon

La. U.S. Senate race: Cassidy criticizes Landrieu for aiding keg stand

David Yates Sep. 29, 2014, 6:52am

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu

Provost Umprhey gets $17M jury verdict for benzene plaintiff in Lake Charles

David Yates Feb. 21, 2012, 6:19am

Brown LAKE CHARLES - A plaintiff represented in part by Provost Umphrey attorney Darren Brown recently reaped a $17.5 million verdict in his benzene suit against several oil giants.

Lanier says plaintiff's bar faces royal battle over oil spill suits, fears BP bankruptcy

David Yates Aug. 13, 2010, 7:54am

Lanier HOUSTON-For at least one trial lawyer, the biggest possible disaster arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill isn't environmental, but rather BP declaring bankruptcy in the face of an endless stream of lawsuits.