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Family of killed worker seeks to compel ExxonMobil to cooperate in discovery

David Yates May 19, 2017, 9:28am

BEAUMONT – They family of a worker who died while working at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont factory recently filed a motion to compel discovery, contending the oil giant is refusing to cooperate.

Baron & Budd investigating potential suits regarding PFOS and PFOA contamination of drinking water

David Yates May 18, 2017, 1:31pm

DALLAS – On May 17, Baron & Budd announced it is investigating potential lawsuits related to a recent finding that the water supply in the City of Airway Heights, Washington, may be contaminated with dangerous, perfluorinated chemicals known as PFOS and PFOA.

Ninth Court finds OCI Beaumont not liable for employee’s parking lot mishap, shuts down vicariously liable claim

David Yates May 18, 2017, 1:02pm

BEAUMONT – An employer is not on the hook for an employee’s automobile accident, so long as the accident occurred off duty and off premises, according to a recent Ninth Court of Appeals finding.

Discovery ongoing in $1M trip & fall against Casa Ole

David Yates May 17, 2017, 4:42pm

BEAUMONT – Discovery issues seem to be ongoing in a trip and fall lawsuit brought against Casa Ole.

U.S. Chamber urges Texas governor to sign hailstorm reform legislation

David Yates May 17, 2017, 4:13pm

AUSTIN – With both the Texas Senate and House cleared, House Bill 1774, a piece of legislation aimed at ending abusive and frivolous hailstorm litigation, is now on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

Mitchell Williams attorney accepted to Federation of Regulatory Counsel

David Yates May 17, 2017, 12:05pm

AUSTIN – Julie Pomerantz, an attorney with Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, has been accepted to the Federation of Regulatory Counsel.

Woman who initiated I-10 pileup claims no-evidence of her causing subsequent crashes

David Yates May 17, 2017, 11:57am

BEAUMONT – A woman named as a defendant in an automobile collision lawsuit recently filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that, even though she apparently initiated a pileup on I-10, there’s not evidence she caused the subsequent crashes.

Texas joins states filing amicus brief to support school rights

David Yates May 17, 2017, 11:04am

AUSTIN – On May 15, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief in the U.S.

Brownsville agrees to repeal ‘illegal sales tax’ on plastic bags

David Yates May 17, 2017, 10:52am

AUSTIN - Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against the city of Brownsville after it formally repealed its “illegal sales tax” on plastic bags.

Texas Senate approves hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill

David Yates May 16, 2017, 2:54pm

AUSTIN – The Texas Senate has tentatively approved House Bill 1774, commonly referred to as the hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill.

Healthcare providers sued for resuscitating patient, children claim mother needlessly suffered

David Yates May 15, 2017, 2:22pm

DALLAS – The children of a deceased woman are suing her healthcare providers for violating her do not resuscitate order, needlessly causing her to suffer “over 10 days of anguish, agony, and torment,” according to the suit.

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.