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Houston trial lawyer indicted for bribery

Texas Lawyer reports that Houston trial lawyer Warren Todd Hoeffner has been named in a federal indictment that alleges Hoeffner paid more than $3 million in bribes to two former claims adjusters for The Hartford Insurance Co. in connection with $34 million in settlements of silica-related suits.

Hoeffner's firm represented hundreds who claimed they had silicosis or other silica-related diseases.

The indictment notes that Hoeffner received over $5 million in attorney fees from the settlements. So he was apparently sharing 50% of his corrupt booty with his accomplices.

I am off on a 2500 mile solo motorcycle trip, so won't be posting for awhile. Happy 4th to all POL readers!



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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