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Signature Industrial, International Paper square off in trial over contract breach

David Yates May 15, 2017, 12:40pm

BEAUMONT – After nearly three years of litigation, a breach of contract lawsuit brought by Signature Industrial Services of Beaumont against the International Paper Company has been called up for trial.

Eagle Energy sued for $1M after pipe falls on worker’s head

David Yates May 11, 2017, 1:07pm

HOUSTON – A man alleging a pipe fell on his head because of unsafe working conditions is seeking more than $1 million in damages for his injuries.

MehaffyWeber expands litigation team in Houston

David Yates May 11, 2017, 12:47pm

HOUSTON – MehaffyWeber, a regional litigation and business firm, is expanding its litigation team by adding five new attorneys to its Houston office.

Applebee’s wants $143K trip & fall verdict halved, judge taking motion under advisement

David Yates May 10, 2017, 1:21pm

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County judge will soon decide whether to cut a $143,400 jury verdict in half in a suit brought by a woman claiming an Applebee’s host incidentally stepped on her foot, causing her to loose her balance and fall.

Suit alleges GM concealed a known defect in vehicles

David Yates May 9, 2017, 3:25pm

BEAUMONT – A suit seeking exemplary damages has been brought against General Motors, alleging the vehicle manufacture concealed a known defect in its vehicles.

Slip in the tub results in $1M suit against Motel 6

David Yates May 9, 2017, 2:58pm

BEAUMONT – A Bay City man alleging he slipped while in the tub nearly two years ago recently sued the owners of a Port Arthur Motel 6.

Mostyn Law floods Bexar County with hail suits right before HB 1774 vote

David Yates May 8, 2017, 3:14pm

SAN ANTONIO – Only a day prior to the Texas House approving a bill aimed at ending hailstorm lawsuit abuse, Mostyn Law attorneys filed dozens of lawsuits in Bexar County – an area hit hard by hailstorms the past year.

Paxton files lawsuit to uphold constitutionality of Texas sanctuary cities law

David Yates May 8, 2017, 3:06pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit asking the U.S.

Texas House passes hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill

David Yates May 4, 2017, 10:40pm

AUSTIN – Voting mostly along party lines, the Texas House tentatively passed H.B.

J&J wants $150M verdict nixed, says plaintiffs misrepresented that experts weren’t compensated

David Yates May 4, 2017, 12:39pm

DALLAS – Earlier this year, DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson appealed a trial court decision that would have them pay out $150 million in damages to five plaintiffs.

Texas AFT reaches settlement with TEA commissioner on teacher evaluation requirements

David Yates May 3, 2017, 3:12pm

AUSTIN – Because of a recent settlement, there will be no mandate to use STAAR test scores or “value added” in teacher evaluation systems. Texas AFT filed suit one year ago to challenge the authority of the Texas commissioner of education—Mike Morath—to dictate how to measure student performance for the purpose of teacher appraisals.

Orange woman hits BMW with lemon suit for vehicle purchased 3 years ago

David Yates May 3, 2017, 2:06pm

BEAUMONT – An Orange woman is accusing BMW of deceptive trade practices, alleging she was sold a lemon nearly three years ago.

Beaumont attorney sanctioned for filing frivolous lawsuit

David Yates May 3, 2017, 11:49am

BEAUMONT – Local attorney John Morgan was recently hit with $65,000 in sanctions for filing a frivolous lawsuit against the attorney who represented his ex-wife during their divorce proceedings.

Family of man killed while in custody of Harris County deputies awarded $11M

David Yates May 2, 2017, 3:12pm

HOUSTON – A jury recently found Harris County and a deputy liable for the death of 23-year-old Jamail Amron, during an unconstitutional seizure and use of excessive force in 2010.

Paxton, other AGs drop lawsuit brought over Stream Protection Rule

David Yates May 2, 2017, 1:03pm

AUSTIN – Hailing a complete victory, Attorney General Ken Paxton has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit brought by Texas and 11 other states against the Obama-era Stream Protection Rule.

Abbott signs anti-BDS legislation into law, action signals Texas’ support for Israel

David Yates May 2, 2017, 10:46am

AUSTIN – On May 2, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 89, known as the Anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions) bill, which prohibits all state agencies from contracting with, and certain public funds from investing in, companies that boycott Israel.

Strasburger & Price opens Beaumont office, adds two admiralty and maritime law attorneys

David Yates May 2, 2017, 10:39am

DALLAS – On May 2, Strasburger & Price LLP, a Texas law firm, announced the opening of a new office in Beaumont and the addition of two attorneys.

AG Paxton applauds court decision suspending EPA’s Clean Power Plan

David Yates May 1, 2017, 1:48pm

AUSTIN – On April 28, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded an appeals court decision that should allow the Trump administration to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Texas House names building in Capitol Complex to honor president George H. W. Bush.

David Yates May 1, 2017, 1:43pm

AUSTIN - The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of HCR 141, by Representative Jim Murphy (Houston) directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name a building at 1801 Congress Avenue after the 41st President of the United States, George H.

Ninth Court forces ExxonMobil into arbitration, oil giant had brought lawsuit against Lexington Insurance

David Yates May 1, 2017, 1:32pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently found a valid arbitration agreement exists between ExxonMobil and Lexington Insurance, ordering a lower court to reverse its ruling that denied the insurer’s motion to compel arbitration.