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Sons of inventor drop patent suit against Disney over MagicBand device

John Sammon Jul. 18, 2017, 9:57am

BEAUMONT – The sons of a Texas inventor who challenged Disney Parks and Resorts for allegedly infringing their father’s patented wireless connecting system without authorization have dropped voluntarily their suit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Jefferson County immune from constable’s request for arbitration, court decides

John Sammon Jul. 12, 2017, 10:39am

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals of the Ninth District of Texas turned back the request of a former police constable to have Jefferson County arbitrate a settlement in his alleged wrongful termination case.

Texas Supreme Court to review patent agent-client confidentiality privilege

John Sammon Jul. 5, 2017, 8:05am

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court will review whether patent agents who advise their inventor clients should be granted the same confidentiality privileges attorneys have with their clients - the first time a state supreme court has taken up the issue.

Texas appeals court rejects new trial for couple seeking damages to home from Hurricane Ike

John Sammon Jun. 20, 2017, 10:36am

HOUSTON – Two attempts to seek a new trial from a couple who alleged their insurer had failed to provide adequate payments for their home after it was damaged by Hurricane Ike has been turned back by the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas.

Former Baylor University financial aid officer Kinyon and university settle lawsuit

John Sammon Jun. 1, 2017, 1:50pm

HOUSTON – A former Baylor University financial aid officer who sued the university contending she was terminated because she reinstated the scholarship of a former football player wrongly kicked off the team for alleged sexual misconduct settled the case last week in an agreement with the university.

Investment recruiter asks for new trial in alleged oil scam case

John Sammon May 19, 2017, 9:06am

HOUSTON – One of a group of businessmen the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleged sold fraudulent oil and gas investments to shareholders asked for a new court trial earlier this month, contending that his involvement in the case, recruiting investors, had ended before a summary court judgment determined that fraud had been committed.

Court finds in favor of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in case claiming malicious prosecution

John Sammon May 19, 2017, 9:05am

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas found in favor of an electric utility company sued by a man who alleged the company had engaged in malicious prosecution, negligence, conspiracy and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Texas ACLU sends letters to 13 counties regarding its concerns with potential ICE agreement

John Sammon Apr. 25, 2017, 8:29am

HOUSTON – The Texas American Civil Liberties Union sent letters to 13 Texas counties warning them against agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it said would compromise public safety; and in a separate move filed a lawsuit against the federal government demanding access to records showing how airports are handling President Donald Trump’s travel ban.