The wife of well-known Beaumont, Texas, plaintiffs lawyer Walter Umphrey filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging a Houston woman seduced Umphrey and induced him to transfer money and property worth more than $2 million to her without the wife’s knowledge, consent or authorization.
Umphrey is a prominent Texas plaintiffs lawyer who obtained billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in asbestos litigation. He is also well-known for helping negotiate a historic $17.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies on behalf of the state of Texas.
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