In the weeks before the deadline to file insurance lawsuits related to Hurricane Laura, a Houston-based law firm filed over 1,400 cases at the Lake Charles federal courthouse.
Now, those cases are under review and the law firm may face hefty fines if it is found to be preying on hurricane victims, as one judge says he suspects.
In a recent hearing, federal Judge James D. Cain issued a scathing takedown of what he suspected to be predatory practices by the firm, McClenny, Moseley and Associates.
‘Tell your partners in Houston stay the frick out of my court with this kind of trash,’ federal Judge James D. Cain of the Western District of Louisiana told lawyers from the firm during the hearing, according to a transcript obtained by The Times-Picayune | The Advocate.
Cain knows a thing or two about hurricane insurance cases. Presiding over those cases at the courthouse that accounts for one in five federal insurance lawsuits in the nation, he has, by his own estimates, handled about 7,000 of them.