A Texas City business initiated legal action against The Dow Chemical Co. and Union Carbide Corp., claiming property damage from a toxic plume release. In a lawsuit filed Sept. 30 in the Galveston County 212th District Court, Yode Investments asserts the defendants “released or caused to be released an underground plume of six toxic chemicals that entered (its) property” at the intersection of Highway 146 and FM 1765 on May 1 earlier this year. The suit shows that the chemicals in question rel
Family represented by Arnold & Itkin claims law firm obtained $240K in attorney's fees through barratry
The family of a man who was killed in a collision with an Amtrak train is suing Houston law firm Arnold & Itkin, L.L.P., alleging the defendant secured $240,000 through “illegal and unethical” barratry. Plaintiffs Judy Gauthier, the widow of the late Larry Gauthier; Lucretta Nickerson, his daughter; and his grandchildren Jermaine and Yolanda Gauthier filed a lawsuit against Arnold & Itkin and its principals, attorneys Kurt B.
A Montgomery County man has filed a lawsuit against Time Warner Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., New Line Productions Inc., and famed sibling writers Chad and Carey Hayes on grounds the entities unlawfully produced and exploited the 2013 supernatural horror movie The Conjuring. Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas records show Tony DeRosa-Grund initiated legal action on Sept. 22.
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A federal lawsuit accuses Baker Hughes, Inc. and Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc., doing business as a Baker Oil Tools, Inc., of property damage caused by defective sub-surface gas and oil storage equipment. In the suit filed Sept. 21 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, Triuva Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH alleges Baker Hughes poorly designed and manufactured the equipment in question.
The Houston District of the Southern District of Texas recently received a lawsuit that was first filed in the Harris County 215th District Court and alleges that the city of Houston enacted practices detrimental to the business of Richmond Ventures, Inc. Richmond Ventures first sued the city on July 23.
A Galveston hearing aid business implicated in a woman’s personal injury lawsuit recently contested the allegations against it. Galveston County District Court records note that Galco Hearing Aid Services entered an original answer into the suit by Karen Hancock on Sept 9. Hancock sued Galco and Don Mafrige in Galveston County 56th District Court last month after she purportedly sustained injuries to her arm and knee on Aug. 22, 2013, while making her way to Galco’s property. The suit says th
Apple wants texting while driving suit dismissed, says issue is for the legislature and not the courts
Arguing that distracted driving is an issue for the legislature and not the courts, Apple, Inc. formally responded to a federal lawsuit alleging it failed to design a smartphone that disables texting while driving and thus prevent a 2013 motor vehicle accident that claimed the lives of two women and paralyzed a young boy who overcame cancer. Court records show that on Sept. 17 Apple submitted a 23-page answer and motion to dismiss into the suit, filed by plaintiffs Kimberly Meador, Amos Standar
GameStop Corp. and Wal-Mart Inc. recently filed original answers to a federal lawsuit accusing them and several other entities of infringing upon patented microprocessor production technology. Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas records show GameStop and Wal-Mart, as well as the discount retailer’s subsidiary Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC, entered their rebuttals into DSS Technology Management, Inc.’s suit on Sept. 8. DSS is pursuing legal action on grounds United States Patent Number
Bowie County resident Bobby Cummings has filed a lawsuit against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, claiming a train ride last year resulted in him injuring his knee. The suit, filed Sept. 15 in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern Division of Texas, explains that Cummings tried to purchase a fare with a disability discount on Aug. 5, 2014, only to be issued a senior citizen ticket. The next day, the suit says, Cummings boarded the train and “was told by th
A professional basketball player is suing 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. over injuries he allegedly sustained a few months ago while working out at the company’s Friendswood location, Galveston County District Court records show. In a lawsuit filed Sept. 14 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, plaintiff and Friendswood resident James Blasczyk states he was playing basketball at his hometown’s 24 Hour Fitness club sometime in May when he suffered the injury in question. The suit claims the fa
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A Ghanaian woman recently filed a lawsuit in response to her husband’s 2014 death from injuries sustained while working on the inter-terminal rail at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Isabel Alama-Apamibola’s suit asserts Bombadier Transportation System; Bombadier, Inc.; the City of Houston and United Airlines are responsible for the passing of William Coffy. The litigation began in the Harris County 125th District Court on July 16.
A lawsuit targeting a Frisco-based sports and comedy entertainment group and two other entities for alleged copyright infringement came to a close last month, according to Sherman federal court records. Plaintiff and Missouri resident Adam Crask entered a voluntary dismissal without prejudice notice into his suit against Dude Perfect, LLC; The Integer Group, LLC and Pringles, LLC on Aug. 31. Crask, professionally known as Skyy Stylez, sued the trio for using a song titled “Going Bananas” in a
An Ohio couple has pursued legal action against a host of petrochemical companies after the husband contracted cancer, recent Galveston County court records show. Columbus, Ohio residents Gregory and Patricia Justice filed a lawsuit in Galveston County 122nd District Court on Aug. 28, stating that BP Amoco Chemical Company, BP Corporation North America, Inc., BP Products North America, Inc. and eleven other entities are to blame for Gregory Justice developing acute myeloid leukemia in early 201