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9th District court denies appeal for woman who alleged marriage was voided

S. Laney Griffo Jul. 19, 2017, 8:38am

BEAUMONT – A Texas court has denied an appeal from a woman who claimed fraud, breach of contract and violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act after her marriage was found to be a farce.

Texas plaintiff files suit against GM over allegedly defective ignition switches

John Severance Jul. 19, 2017, 8:36am

HOUSTON – In a filing last month in New York District Court, General Motors Corp. agreed to settle more than 200 lawsuits related to allegedly defective ignition switches that caused vehicles to stall and prevent airbags from deploying in a crash.

Mother claims West Houston Medical Center failed to protect daughter

Philip Gonzales Jul. 18, 2017, 11:05pm

HOUSTON — A mother is suing a health care provider, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent her daughter's injuries and death.

Obama holdover wreaking havoc at federal consumer agency

The SE Texas Record Jul. 18, 2017, 2:11pm

Plaintiff's attorneys hate arbitration, but their hatred isn't arbitrary. It's well thought out and payday driven.

Texas AG obtains $25M in illegal debt colleting suit, Houston attorney was a defendant

David Yates Jul. 18, 2017, 2:09pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against Samara Portfolio Management and the Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act, Texas Debt Collection Act and the Identity Theft Protection and Enforcement Act.

Widower blames apartment complex operators for death of spouse, child

Philip Gonzales Jul. 18, 2017, 2:08pm

BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County widower is suing Beaumont apartment complex operators, alleging breach of duty and wrongful death.

Eminent domain fight between Denbury Green Pipeline and rice farmers now before Texas SC

David Yates Jul. 18, 2017, 1:54pm

BEAUMONT – After suffering a recent defeat, Denbury Green Pipeline Texas has taken its eminent domain case against Texas Rice Land Partners to the highest court in the Lone Star State.

Customer blames Houston barbecue restaurant for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jul. 18, 2017, 1:41pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing Houston barbecue restaurant operators, alleging negligence led to her suffering injuries.

Patient blames doctors for persistent pain

Philip Gonzales Jul. 18, 2017, 1:24pm

HOUSTON — A Brazoria County patient is suing two Harris County doctors, alleging their negligence caused her injuries.

Visitor blames apartment complex for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jul. 18, 2017, 1:13pm

GALVESTON — A Houston woman is suing a League City apartment complex, alleging negligence led to her suffering injuries.

Judicially Supervised Plunder

Mark Pulliam Jul. 18, 2017, 10:15am

The unexpected retirement of Judge Janice Rogers Brown, 68, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will trigger a well-deserved celebration of her extraordinary judicial career, both as a federal appellate judge (since 2005) and previously as a member of the California Supreme Court (1996 to 2005). It will be difficult for President Donald Trump to appoint a replacement that comes anywhere close to filling the shoes of the of the forceful, fearless, and independent Brown, whose nomination by President George W. Bush to the nation’s second most influential court in 2003 was delayed for two years by Democratic opposition.Despite a filibuster in the U.S. Senate, Brown was ultimately confirmed in 2005 by a 56 to 43 vote, when the so-called Gang of 14 reached an agreement to avoid Republicans’ invocation of the “nuclear option.” Hopefully, Brown will continue to serve on the D.C. Circuit as a judge with “senior status.”

Sixth District appeals court strips Harleton Oil of interest sale award

Carrie Salls Jul. 18, 2017, 9:58am

TEXARKANA – Harleton Oil & Gas Inc. will no longer receive $6.8 million it was awarded by the 71st District Court, Harrison County in connection with a sale of deep right interests in an oil and gas leasehold after the 6th District Court of Appeals at Texarkana reversed part of the district court’s ruling.

Sons of inventor drop patent suit against Disney over MagicBand device

John Sammon Jul. 18, 2017, 9:57am

BEAUMONT – The sons of a Texas inventor who challenged Disney Parks and Resorts for allegedly infringing their father’s patented wireless connecting system without authorization have dropped voluntarily their suit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Former employee claims G.W. Phillips Concrete Construction failed to pay overtime premium

Philip Gonzales Jul. 18, 2017, 9:30am

HOUSTON — A construction worker has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employer, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

Houston man files class action seeking unpaid overtime wages

Philip Gonzales Jul. 17, 2017, 4:25pm

HOUSTON — Hourly paid employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against an employer, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

Optech4D allegedly failed to repay advances

Philip Gonzales Jul. 17, 2017, 3:30pm

HOUSTON — A lender is suing Optech4D Inc., citing alleged breach of promissory note.

Woman claims Woman's Hospital of Texas failed to warn of slippery floor

Philip Gonzales Jul. 17, 2017, 2:01pm

HOUSTON — A woman is suing a health care facility, citing alleged negligence.

Dallas, Collins County residents claim cleaning company failed to pay them overtime

Philip Gonzales Jul. 17, 2017, 2:00pm

SHERMAN — Hourly paid employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against their employer, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

Harris County medical device salesman seeking $1 million in damages from surgery center, doctor

Philip Gonzales Jul. 17, 2017, 12:10pm

HOUSTON — A medical device salesman from Harris County is suing a doctor and surgery center, citing alleged breach of agreement and conversion.

Pasadena resident accuses 99 Cents Only Store of negligence in slip and fall

Philip Gonzales Jul. 17, 2017, 10:00am

HOUSTON — A Pasadena woman is suing a dollar store, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.