Texas City business sues Dow, Union Carbide over alleged toxic plume release

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 Read More »

Toxic tort firm increases Gulf Coast presence

A Delaware-based asbestos law firm has expanded into Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, increasing its presence along the Gulf Coast. According to an Oct. 5 press release, Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson added 32 attorneys, all of whom focus their practices on toxic tort litigation, products liability and environmental litigation. “Our goal, from the very founding of our firm, has been to become the premier mass toxic tort firm in the country – this move helps get us there,” said James J. Read More »

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. Read More »