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Mostyn Law Firm sues over defective transvaginal mesh on behalf of W.V. woman

John Suayan Jan. 15, 2016, 3:48pm

Law firms in Houston and Charleston, W.V., have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a West Virginia woman and several others over what the plaintiffs allege is “a counterfeit, adulterated product.”

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Jan. 15, 2016, 8:11am

MARSHALL DIVISION Jan. 11 EmPOWERED Lifestyle Technologies, LLC v.

Suit claims Ted Cruz not natural born U.S. citizen, seeks disqualification of senator from presidential race

John Suayan Jan. 15, 2016, 8:06am


Carnival settles suit seeking lost wages after 6-year-old slams finger in door

John Suayan Jan. 11, 2016, 2:34pm

Having spanned three jurisdictions, two states and approximately six months, a lawsuit seeking lost wages, among other damages, from a well-known cruise line for a young girl’s finger injury was recently disposed. Miami federal court records show that plaintiffs Kirk and Esther Smith settled the case with Carnival Corp. on Sept. 23, 2015. The Southeast Texas Record on Mar. 5, 2015, reported that the Smiths sued Carnival Corp. after their then-six-year-old Karina’s finger was slammed in a door

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Jan. 8, 2016, 8:43am

Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. Google Inc.

Failed mobile home park investment yields lawsuit from Dickinson residents

John Suayan Jan. 5, 2016, 4:45pm

Two Dickinson residents have filed a lawsuit in response to a failed mobile home park investment. In the complaint filed Jan. 4 in the Galveston County 10th District Court, Richard Lee Cambric, III and Marie Lynette Kennie-Cambric claim that Integrity Landmark Realty, William S.

Auto accident with city of Galveston employee focus of complaint

John Suayan Jan. 3, 2016, 6:04pm

Galveston County residents Candy Watkins and John C.

Suit blames Marathon for failing to pay replacement workers during strike

John Suayan Jan. 3, 2016, 6:00pm

Marathon Petroleum Company LP is facing a lawsuit from a group of workers who claimed the defendant failed to pay them for working during the United Steelworkers-led strike at its Galveston Bay refinery earlier this year, recent Galveston County District Court records show. Attorney Scott Newar of the Law Office of Scott Newar in Houston filed the suit on behalf of plaintiffs Craig Ayers, Emil Adams, Willy Buchan, Rolo Garza and Adam Vidale in the Galveston County 212th District Court on Dec. 2

La Marque school district files lawsuit to prevent July 2016 closure

John Suayan Dec. 22, 2015, 2:16pm

A Texas school district set for closure after the current academic year has taken Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael L.

Conroe homestead residents take neighboring businesses to court over hazardous waste

John Suayan Dec. 22, 2015, 1:25pm

Houston attorneys Dennis C.

Petition for bill of review filed in woman's case against Santa Fe police, Galveston Co. Medical Examiner's Office

John Suayan Dec. 21, 2015, 9:22am

A Santa Fe woman who sued the city’s police department and the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office for erroneously declaring her husband’s death a suicide and lost recently filed a petition for bill of review. Barbara Younie’s five-page petition, filed Dec. 3 in the Galveston County 405th District Court, seeks to void the dismissal for want of prosecution that 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter issued on Oct. 27, 2015 against the plaintiff for failing to prosecute her claims.

2013 lawsuit over domain name slated for May 2016 jury trial

John Suayan Dec. 21, 2015, 9:05am

A nearly three-year-old legal battle over a domain name and Web site administration rights is slated for a jury trial in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division in May 2016, federal court records show. According to a recently amended scheduling order filed three months ago, Harris County resident John Speer’s lawsuit against Eric Saenz, Stephen Payne and Chris Caudill will be heard for four days albeit the dates have not been specified. The suit was originally headed toward a jury tri

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Dec. 21, 2015, 8:48am

MARSHALL DIVISION Dec. 14 Whirlpool Corporation v.

Houston auto dealership sued after Syrian jihadists seen with Texas City plumber's truck

John Suayan Dec. 15, 2015, 8:57am

A Houston auto dealership has been sued after international jihadists in Syria were allegedly seen with a Texas City plumber’s pickup truck, recent Harris County District Court records indicate. Mark Oberholtzer, doing business as Mark-1 Plumbing, Inc., initiated legal action against Charlie Thomas Ford, Ltd., doing business as Autonation Ford Gulf Freeway, in the Harris County 113th District Court on Dec. 9.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Dec. 14, 2015, 8:42am

TYLER DIVISION Dec. 7 Adaptix, Inc. v.

Federal complaint accuses Honda of patent infringement

John Suayan Dec. 8, 2015, 12:37pm

Plano-based Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC asserts in a federal lawsuit that American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Of America Mfg., Inc. committed infringement on a patent pertaining to systems and components that allow a user to remotely customize the operation of various functions in a car. Court papers filed Nov. Nov. 25 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division state that RCDI owns United States Patent Number 8,788,090, which is titled “System and Method for Crea

Planned Parenthood sues HHSC to stop termination of Medicaid provider agreements

John Suayan Dec. 8, 2015, 12:26pm

A group of Planned Parenthood facilities and patients have pursued legal action against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, its Office of Inspector General and their respective administrators, Chris Traylor and Stuart W.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Dec. 7, 2015, 12:00pm

SHERMAN DIVISION Dec. 1 8975 Licensing LLC v.

Woman sues city of Houston, claims police officer shot son for wearing hoodie

John Suayan Dec. 2, 2015, 3:33pm

The mother of a 26-year-old man who was purportedly shot and killed in early 2014 while in Houston police custody has pursued legal action against the city of Houston, RPI Management Company, LLC and patrolman Juventino Castro in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. In a lawsuit filed Dec. 2, plaintiff Janet Baker accuses Castro of fatally shooting Jordan Baker at the time the decadent was riding his bicycle through a strip mall located at 5700 W.

Plaintiff in wrongful termination suit against Papa John's files motion for default judgment

John Suayan Dec. 2, 2015, 10:25am

A Galveston County woman whose lawsuit claims she was fired from her job at a Papa John's in Texas City for reporting sexual harassment is seeking a default judgment. Alize Shannon asserts in court documents filed July 24 in the Galveston County 56th District Court that she, as a minor, rejected her general manager's advances only for the defendant to let her go. According to the original petition, the termination was an act of retaliation. Shannon submitted a motion for default judgment on N