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Hailstorms, the new hurricane litigation boom for Texas trial lawyers

Sep. 3, 2015, 3:11pm by David Yates

Where most people only see ice the size of golf balls falling from the sky, trial lawyers supposedly perceive golden nuggets raining down from the heavens, initiating tens of thousands of hailstorm lawsuits in just the past few years alone. more...

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Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co. asks court to void damaged boat claim

Sep. 3, 2015, 12:01pm by Molly English-Bowers

Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co. is suing a client over the client's allegedly fraudulent claims of damage to his boat.

Former employee claims age, disability discrimination

Sep. 3, 2015, 10:37am by Molly English-Bowers

A Jefferson County woman is suing her former workplace and former supervisor over a claim of disability and age discrimination and retaliation. She further asserts assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Cyclist sues motorist, alleging vehicular negligence

Sep. 2, 2015, 2:30pm by Molly English-Bowers

A Texas City man is suing a Trinity motorist, alleging he was hit by the defendant while riding his bicycle.

Ohio couple filed benzene suit against 14 petrochemical companies for husband's cancer

Sep. 2, 2015, 8:36am by John Suayan

An Ohio couple has pursued legal action against a host of petrochemical companies after the husband contracted cancer, recent Galveston County court records show. Columbus, Ohio residents Gregory and Patricia Justice filed a lawsuit in Galveston County 122nd District Court on Aug. 28, stating that BP Amoco Chemical Company, BP Corporation North America, Inc., BP Products North America, Inc. and eleven other entities are to blame for Gregory Justice developing acute myeloid leukemia in early 201

Woman claims firework struck her during 4th of July party, sues host

Sep. 2, 2015, 8:30am by John Suayan

A Galveston County woman’s lawsuit blames an Alvin man for injuries she allegedly sustained at a Fourth of July get-together on his property more than a year ago. In the suit, filed Aug. 24 in the Galveston County 10th District Court, plaintiff Kerry Vernell Crow-Hart asserts that she was a guest at William Thompson, Jr.’s residence on July 4, 2014, “when she was struck in the face by a firework mortar from a fireworks display set up at the home by” Thompson himself or someone upon Thompson’s i

Family sues General Motors, alleging negligence following fatal collision

Sep. 1, 2015, 2:14pm by Robbie Hargett

Beneficiaries of Linda Cox's estate are suing General Motors, alleging negligence in a car accident that killed Linda Cox and injured her spouse.

Galveston County woman sues car insurance firm, alleging refusal to pay benefits

Sep. 1, 2015, 2:05pm by Robbie Hargett

A Galveston County woman is suing her car insurance company, alleging it refuses to pay uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage following a vehicle accident the woman was in.

Drug suspect sues Houston police officers, alleging wrongful conduct

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:57pm by Carol Ostrow

A Texas man is suing a municipal jurisdiction and eight individual officers, alleging malicious abuse during a violent encounter that the plaintiff says constituted wrongful conduct.

Man sues travel insurance company for failing to cover mother's death in Nigeria

Sep. 1, 2015, 8:25am by John Suayan

Texas resident Eseoghene Ogbu-Sifo has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. should cover his mother’s 2013 death as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Nigeria. Ogbu-Sifo’s suit, filed Aug. 19 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, accuses Travelex of engaging “in deceptive practices for the sole purpose of avoiding payment of the plaintiff’s bona fide claim.” Court documents show that Ogbu-Sifo purchased the policy in question for his mot

Trial of collision suit continued due to illness

Aug. 31, 2015, 5:25pm by David Yates

A trial of a lawsuit brought by an area resident claiming he sustained spinal injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection has been continued. As previously reported, Wayne Earl Guice filed a lawsuit July 3, 2012, in Jefferson County District Court against Jonathan Quach. The case was suppose to go to trial on Aug. 31 but was continued due to illness, according to a courthouse official. Guice claims he was driving north on Gladys Avenue on May 24, 2012, when he