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Crane operator's complaint blames loss of job of 24 years on age discrimination

John Suayan Sep. 9, 2015, 1:18pm

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City of Houston, United Airlines sued over man’s death at Bush Airport

John Suayan Sep. 9, 2015, 1:12pm

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.

Dude Perfect voluntarily dismissed from copyright infringement lawsuit

John Suayan Sep. 9, 2015, 12:59pm

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

Ohio couple filed benzene suit against 14 petrochemical companies for husband's cancer

John Suayan Sep. 2, 2015, 8:36am

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

Woman claims firework struck her during 4th of July party, sues host

John Suayan Sep. 2, 2015, 8:30am

A Galveston County woman’s lawsuit blames an Alvin man for injuries she allegedly sustained at a Fourth of July get-together on his property more than a year ago. In the suit, filed Aug. 24 in the Galveston County 10th District Court, plaintiff Kerry Vernell Crow-Hart asserts that she was a guest at William Thompson, Jr.’s residence on July 4, 2014, “when she was struck in the face by a firework mortar from a fireworks display set up at the home by” Thompson himself or someone upon Thompson’s i

Man sues travel insurance company for failing to cover mother's death in Nigeria

John Suayan Sep. 1, 2015, 8:25am

Texas resident Eseoghene Ogbu-Sifo has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. should cover his mother’s 2013 death as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Nigeria. Ogbu-Sifo’s suit, filed Aug. 19 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, accuses Travelex of engaging “in deceptive practices for the sole purpose of avoiding payment of the plaintiff’s bona fide claim.” Court documents show that Ogbu-Sifo purchased the policy in question for his mot

Legal malpractice lawsuit against Arnold & Itkin closes

John Suayan Aug. 28, 2015, 12:28pm

A legal malpractice lawsuit that focused on Houston law firm Arnold & Itkin, L.L.P.

Abbott appoints fresh round of district judges

John Suayan Aug. 28, 2015, 11:02am

Gov. Greg Abbott recently appointed three more district judges, bringing his total to seven judges appointed in the final weeks of August. On Aug. 26 Abbott appointed David Perwin to the 505th Judicial District Court; Susan Rankin to the 254th District Court; and Chad Bridges of Sugar Land to the 240th Juridical District Court.

Alleged breach of Ashley Madison databases triggers class action lawsuit

John Suayan Aug. 26, 2015, 9:30am

The company behind the Ashley Madison online dating website is the target of a class action federal lawsuit alleging a breach in its security system. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Aug. 21 in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas, the unidentified plaintiff explains that the breach in question to defendant Avid Life Media, Inc.’s databases last month resulted in compromised security of his and class members’ personal, financial, and other information. “On or about Ju

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Aug. 24, 2015, 7:33am

TYLER DIVISION Aug. 17 IDQ Operating, Inc. v.

Dude Perfect used song in videos without permission, lawsuit alleges

John Suayan Aug. 19, 2015, 8:25pm

A Missouri man is suing a Frisco-based sports and comedy entertainment group and two other entities in Sherman federal court on allegations they infringed on his copyrights in the instrumental composition and sound-recording of an instrumental song. Adam Crask’s lawsuit, filed Aug. 17 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, claims Dude Perfect, LLC; The Integer Group, LLC; and Pringles LLC used the musical piece in question, titled “Go Bananas”, in a nationwide advertising cam

Man accused of pistol-whipping daughter says it was self-defense

John Suayan Aug. 19, 2015, 2:09pm

A Marion County man whom a recent federal lawsuit alleges assaulted his daughter with his gun has filed an original answer. In court papers filed Aug. 10 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas, defendant Robert Wall asserts he was defending himself against plaintiff Deanna Stanfield. Stanfield, the answer explains, advanced on Wall and shone a light in his eyes while verbally threatening him with bodily injury. The plaintiff sued Wall on July 21, claiming she and her husban

Lawsuit says 2009 plane crash injured minor, cites engine failure

John Suayan Aug. 17, 2015, 2:58pm

A League City woman has pursued legal action in response to a plane crash five years ago that injured a younger relative, according to recent Galveston County District Court records. Farida Hill’s lawsuit, filed Aug. 14 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, shows Thomas Craig Hill piloted a 1946 Piper Cub J3 aircraft with Z.H.

Woman blames hearing aid business for trip in entryway

John Suayan Aug. 13, 2015, 10:26am

What was supposed to be a visit to a Galveston hearing aid business for a Galveston County woman has resulted in a personal injury lawsuit. In court papers filed on Aug. 11 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, Karen Hancock claims she “tripped on a defective and dangerous entry way” while making her way into Galco Hearing Aid Services at 2724 61st Street on Aug. 22, 2013. Galco is named a defendant in the case as is Don Mafrige, the owner of the strip mall of which it is located. Hanc

Offshore oil rig accident results in litigation

John Suayan Aug. 11, 2015, 9:10am

A Houston attorney has filed a lawsuit in response to a recent offshore oil rig accident that killed a worker and injured 28 others. Francis I.

Woman sues Best Western for alleged rat bite

John Suayan Aug. 10, 2015, 8:57am

An alleged rat problem at a Galveston hotel is the subject of a Harris County woman’s lawsuit. Grace Tobin filed the personal injury lawsuit against Sky Light Equity Holdings, Inc. on Aug. 5 in the Galveston County 212th District Court, claiming she “was bitten and scratched by a rodent on her left wrist” while staying at the Best Western Plus Seawall Inn & Suites on Aug. 13, 2013. The suit says Tobin sustained serious and disabling personal injuries that have required extensive medical treatm

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Aug. 7, 2015, 3:41pm

MARSHALL DIVISION Aug. 3 Freeny et al v.

Sandra Bland's mother files wrongful death lawsuit against DPS officer who pulled her over

John Suayan Aug. 4, 2015, 7:09pm

The mother of a Chicago woman who was found dead in a Waller County Jail cell last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Houston federal court. Naperville, Ill., resident Geneva Reed-Veal’s suit, filed Aug. 4 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, pins the July 13 death of Sandra Bland on Waller County, the Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS Officer Brian T.

Dallas judge orders pizzeria to pay rape victim $16M

John Suayan Aug. 4, 2015, 4:09pm

A Dallas judicial district court judge recently sided with a woman who sued a pizza restaurant for sexual assault and awarded her more than $16 million in damages. Dallas County 193rd District Court Judge Carl Ginsberg issued a final judgment on July 28 ordering defendants Pastazios Pizza, Inc. and Ajredin “Danny” Deari to pay the unnamed woman $16,432,336.83, according to court records. Jane Doe initiated legal action on Apr. 24, 2013, claiming she went to interview for a job at Pastazios in

Woman checking messages on iPhone causes fatal collision, survivors sue Apple

John Suayan Aug. 4, 2015, 3:51pm

Apple Inc. faces a federal lawsuit alleging the tech giant failed to design a smart phone 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