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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

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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

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John Suayan Jul. 30, 2015, 2:44pm

MARSHALL DIVISION July 27 Data Carriers, LLC v.

Woman claims Papa John's fired her for reporting sexual harassment

John Suayan Jul. 29, 2015, 4:28pm

A Galveston County woman has filed a lawsuit against the pizza chain that formerly employed her, alleging the eatery terminated her because she complained of sexual harassment by a superior. Court papers filed against Lavaston Foods LLC, doing business as Papa John’s Pizza, on July 24 in the Galveston County 56th District Court claim Alize Shannon was the target of unwanted advances as a minor from general manager Carlos Velez when she worked at the defendant’s store in Texas City. Shannon exp

Complaint accuses NFL of sabotaging fan event connected to Cowboys QB

John Suayan Jul. 27, 2015, 4:07pm

The National Football League is the target of a federal lawsuit claiming it sabotaged a fan-oriented event that was scheduled for July. The Fan Expo, LLC, which initiated legal action against the NFL in the Dallas County 193rd District Court on July 21, charges the defendant intimidated players into not participating in The National Fantasy Football Convention in Las Vegas. According to court papers, the NFL threatened to fine and “potentially” suspend the players if they graced the NFFC. “Th

Woman's lawsuit claims father pistol-whipped her in front of husband

John Suayan Jul. 21, 2015, 4:08pm

A Louisiana woman is pursuing legal action against her father after he allegedly pistol-whipped her last year. Caddo Parish resident Deanna Stanfield filed a lawsuit against Marion County citizen Robert Wall on July 21 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas, claiming the incident in question occurred at Wall’s residence in Bivins on Feb. 15, 2014. Stanfield explains that she and her husband were having a conversation when Wall “left the inside of his home, grabbed his pistol,

Electrician sues for $22 million after professional relationship with BISD severed, Wayne Reaud named as defendant

John Suayan Jul. 20, 2015, 2:43pm

A Beaumont electrician alleges several entities – including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Beaumont Independent School District, The Beaumont Enterprise and Beaumont attorney Wayne Reaud – committed acts that cost him a business contract with BISD and has filed a $22 million federal lawsuit. In court papers filed July 16 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Calvin Gary Walker, the proprietor of Walker’s Electric, explains that the defendants worke

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John Suayan Jul. 17, 2015, 11:24am

TYLER DIVISION July 14 Rothschild Location Technologies LLC v.

Child slips while climbing waterslide, parent sues Golden Nugget for lack of warning signs

John Suayan Jul. 16, 2015, 10:36am

A young child’s time at the swimming pool at a Louisiana casino almost three months ago has resulted in civil litigation. Fort Bend County resident Tiffany Rodriguez is suing Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LLC and Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. on behalf of J.R.

Visiting judge condemns Galveston County judge for interfering with judicial functions

John Suayan Jul. 13, 2015, 8:29am

A visiting judge presiding over the legal battle between Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox and Galveston County Judge Mark Henry recently issued a ten-page order granting temporary injunction in favor of the former. Judge Sharolyn Wood’s order, filed July 6, condemned Henry for purposely interfering with the independence of the county’s judiciary and its ability to perform its judicial functions, one of these being the employment of Bonnie Quiroga as director of Judicial Adm

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John Suayan Jul. 10, 2015, 10:59am

MARSHALL DIVISION July 7 DiamondOP, LLC v.

Santa Fe PD sued after classifying man’s death as suicide

John Suayan Jul. 7, 2015, 9:26am

A Santa Fe woman has brought a defamation lawsuit against the Santa Fe Police Department and the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, alleging the entities wrongfully classified her husband’s recent death as a suicide. Barbara Younie filed the suit on July 1 in the Galveston County 405th District Court. Court documents explain that emergency responders on Jan. 8 were summoned to Dakota Dave’s Meat Market in Santa Fe where the late David Younie worked.

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

MARSHALL DIVISION June 29 Symbology Innovations v.

Beaumont couple sues Texas City two years after toddler drowns at park

John Suayan Jul. 1, 2015, 10:03am

The July 2013 drowning death of a child at a public park is the subject of a lawsuit filed against the city of Texas City. In a complaint filed June 26 in the Galveston County 405th District Court, Beaumont residents Lecrease Jackson and Cedric Corbin claim a lack of barriers surrounding any part of the bodies of water at Texas City’s Carver Park led to their two-year-old child’s passing on July 6, 2013. The complainants and the child, whose name is not mentioned in the case, were attending a