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AG Paxton Reaches Settlement with Vivint, warns of door-to-door sales tactics

David Yates May 31, 2017, 1:37pm

AUSTIN – On May 31, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office reached a settlement with home security company Vivint over allegations it violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Texas SC finds ‘proportionality is the polestar’ in e-discovery disputes

David Yates May 30, 2017, 4:17pm

AUSTIN – Trial courts need to be balanced when it comes to their rulings in electronic discovery disputes, as the Texas Supreme Court recently found judges must recognize “proportionality is the polestar.”

Ellis Décor employee trips over clutter, sues for $1M

David Yates May 30, 2017, 3:28pm

BEAUMONT – Ellis Décor and Garden is facing a trip and fall lawsuit.

3-D Mammography bill heads to Abbott’s Desk

David Yates May 30, 2017, 2:54pm

AUSTIN – On May 28, Texas House Bill 1036 was passed in the Texas Senate on May 28 with very strong support. The bill now heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for signature before becoming law. Because the bill passed with a two-thirds majority vote, HB 1036 will go into effect immediately upon Gov. Abbott’s signing.

Malachi Daws accepted as a 2017 AIOPIA’S 10 Best in Texas For Client Satisfaction

David Yates May 26, 2017, 9:12am

BEAUMONT - The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Texas’s Personal Injury Attorney Malachi Daws as 2017 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, according to a press release.

Texas, 42 other states reach $33M settlement with Johnson & Johnson

David Yates May 25, 2017, 2:55pm

AUSTIN – On May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will receive more than $2.2 million in a $33 million, 43-state settlement with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.

Paxton: $2M settlement to Baylor College of Medicine for pediatric neurological research

David Yates May 24, 2017, 2:39pm

AUSTIN – On May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Baylor College of Medicine will receive $2 million from a settlement reached by Texas with Questcor Pharmaceuticals.

Owners of Kinsel Motors sue family for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress

David Yates May 24, 2017, 12:41pm

BEAUMONT – The Owners of Kinsel Motors are suing a family for verbally assaulting them in public.

Continued: JC trial of trip & fall suit against Walgreens

David Yates May 24, 2017, 12:18pm

BEAUMONT – An upcoming trial of a trip and fall lawsuit against Walgreens has been continued.

Man asserts Voss Law hired him to secure hail clients, firm calls claim bogus

David Yates May 23, 2017, 4:06pm

SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County man is suing The Voss Law Firm, alleging he is owed nearly $100,000 for securing hundreds of hailstorm clients for the Houston-area law firm.

AG Paxton announces $18.5M settlement with Target to resolve 2013 data breach

David Yates May 23, 2017, 3:33pm

AUSTIN – On May 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve a multistate investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach.

Supreme Court limits venue shopping in patent litigation, ruling may end East Texas supremacy

David Yates May 22, 2017, 2:07pm

EAST TEXAS – The rocket docket fueling patent litigation in Texas’ Eastern District may soon be crashing back to earth, as the U.S. Supreme Court has grounded forum shopping for infringement lawsuits.

‘Clock Boy’ lawsuit tossed, judge gives plaintiffs chance to amend pleadings

David Yates May 22, 2017, 1:08pm

DALLAS – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teen who became known as “clock boy” after being arrested for bringing a homemade timepiece to school in a pencil case.

Texas SC sides with Galveston County judge in suit brought by district judge

David Yates May 22, 2017, 10:53am

GALVESTON COUNTY, TX – On May 19, the Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion siding with Galveston County Judge Mark Henry in a long-running legal battle with 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox.

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.