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Rotating equipment business alleges subcontractor owes $520,000

Philip Gonzales Aug. 26, 2016, 3:32pm

HOUSTON — A New York state rotating equipment supplier is suing a Houston subcontractor-supplier, alleging the defendant owes $520,000, 

Couple's lawsuit blames allegedly defective oven for husband's hand injury

John Suayan Aug. 26, 2016, 3:31pm

MARSHALL – An Upshur County couple’s federal lawsuit claims that the husband sustained an injury to his hand while using their oven to cook dinner.

Disabled woman accuses League City property operator of discrimination

Philip Gonzales Aug. 26, 2016, 3:20pm

GALVESTON — A disabled League City woman is suing a local property operator, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Air condition technician alleges former employers failed to pay overtime

Philip Gonzales Aug. 26, 2016, 1:58pm

HVAC service technician sues former employersTYLER — An HVAC service technician is suing Lightfoot Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc. and Alfred I.

Passenger alleges Vidor motorist caused vehicle crash

Philip Gonzales Aug. 26, 2016, 1:16pm

BEAUMONT — A Lumberton man is suing a Vidor motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Western Airways alleges Houston energy company owes $9,000

Philip Gonzales Aug. 26, 2016, 12:45pm

HOUSTON — Western Airways is suing a Houston energy company, alleging the defendant owes more than $9,000. 

Carpet, flooring business alleges Houston apartment owner owes $40,000

Philip Gonzales Aug. 26, 2016, 12:31pm

HOUSTON — A Dallas County carpet and flooring provider is suing a Houston apartment owner, alleging it owes more than $40,000.

Texas AG sends transgender guidance letter to schools, ACLU responds

David Yates Aug. 26, 2016, 9:44am

AUSTIN – On Aug. 25, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a guidance letter to educational institutions in Texas regarding the nationwide injunction issued by a federal court that blocked enforcement of the federal guidance letter on transgender restrooms. Paxton’s letter explains that, in light of the injunction, no educational institution in Texas needs to change its policies regarding intimate facilities to comply with the unenforceable federal guidelines.

Five face sanctions in case that used court as a 'bargaining chip'

Dawn Geske Aug. 26, 2016, 9:34am

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Five lawyers were handed sanctions under a ruling by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Fort Smith Division over moving a class-action suit to a more favorable location so that would impose greater payment to the lawyers.

Former lawyers with now-closed Beirne, Maynard and Parsons open new boutique firm

Deana Carpenter Aug. 26, 2016, 9:33am

HOUSTON – After the dissolution of Houston-based litigation firm Beirne, Maynard and Parsons in July, 10 of its lawyers have gone on to form a boutique litigation practice called Parsons, McEntire, McClery and Clark, with offices in Houston and Dallas.

Former adult film actress hits Facebook, Zuckerberg with $2 million defamation suit

John Suayan Aug. 26, 2016, 9:30am

HOUSTON – A former adult entertainer accuses Facebook of publishing information erroneously identifying her as transgender and has pursued legal action against the popular social media Web site in the United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas.

Tractor-trailer driver accused of negligence after I-20 accident

Philip Gonzales Aug. 25, 2016, 8:05pm

BEAUMONT – A transportation company and its driver are facing a suit after an accident on Interstate 20 in Smith County.

Homeowner alleges work wasn't completed or done properly on home

Philip Gonzales Aug. 25, 2016, 7:54pm

GALVESTON – A Galveston County woman alleges a contractor failed to complete work on her home.

The Wellpoint Cos. Inc. alleged to have not paid practice consultant for overtime work

Philip Gonzales Aug. 25, 2016, 7:41pm

HOUSTON — A practice consultant has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging she is owed unpaid overtime wages.

Customer blames credit union for fall that led to injuries

Philip Gonzales Aug. 25, 2016, 2:37pm

BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County woman is suing a Beaumont credit union, alleging negligence caused the plaintiff to fall and sustain injuries.

Employee alleges construction company failed to pay overtime

Philip Gonzales Aug. 25, 2016, 2:24pm

HOUSTON — A Texas man is suing a construction company, alleging failure to pay overtime.

Houston luxury property realtor alleges competitor violated copyright law

Philip Gonzales Aug. 25, 2016, 12:38pm

HOUSTON — A Houston property realtor is suing another local real estate business, alleging copyright infringement and unjust enrichment.

Fraud referral results in arrest and restitution in hail damage lawsuit

David Yates Aug. 25, 2016, 10:45am

DALLAS - An insurance fraud referral filed by the international litigation firm Zelle LLP on behalf of its insurance company client, Strata Underwriting Managers, has resulted in the felony criminal prosecution of a building owner for insurance fraud and payment of restitution to the insurance company.

Salon owner accuses former franchisee of trademark dilution

Philip Gonzales Aug. 24, 2016, 3:39pm

HOUSTON — A salon franchiser is suing a Cypress business owner, alleging trademark dilution and unfair competition.

Small businesses hit hard by lawsuit abuse

Sick of Lawsuits Aug. 24, 2016, 2:55pm

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NIFB), America’s leading small business association, small businesses in this country employ about half of private-sector employees, have generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade, and create more than half of nonfarm private gross domestic product. Yet these businesses are increasingly targeted with frivolous lawsuits by plaintiff’s attorneys that use ev