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Ninth Court dismisses most of injury claim brought against Port of Beaumont

David Yates Mar. 23, 2017, 12:52pm

BEAUMONT – Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals have determined the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County has governmental immunity from an injury suit, dismissing most of the claims but allowing the plaintiff to re-plead one.

Company accuses former employee of violating non-compete agreement

Relee Cruz Mar. 23, 2017, 12:33pm

GALVESTON — A chemical decontamination company is suing a former employee who, after resigning, allegedly violated a non-compete agreement and misappropriating the employer's proprietary information.

Car audio technician sues former employers for unpaid wages, overtime pay

Relee Cruz Mar. 23, 2017, 12:32pm

HOUSTON — A former technician at a car audio and security systems store is suing his former employers, alleging he's owed unpaid wages and overtime pay.

Insurer moves to separate itself from litigation ensnaring policyholder

Relee Cruz Mar. 23, 2017, 12:27pm

SHERMAN — Colony Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit seeking a court ruling that any judgment resulting from claims brought against one of its policyholders can't be covered by insurance.

Nonprofit sues justice of peace over courtroom prayer practice

John Suayan Mar. 23, 2017, 10:50am

HOUSTON – A Montgomery County Justice of the Peace is accused of violating three individuals’ First Amendment rights by implementing a courtroom prayer practice, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Houston on Mar. 21.

Maritime businesses sue over 2014 oil spill

John Suayan Mar. 23, 2017, 9:02am

GALVESTON – Two maritime businesses have pursued legal action in response to a 2014 oil spill in Galveston Bay, recent Galveston federal court records show.

Provost Umphrey wants Leger’s $1M defamation claim arbitrated

David Yates Mar. 22, 2017, 12:01pm

BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm wants a defamation lawsuit brought by a former firm attorney out of the courts and in the office of an arbitrator.

Rampy named a top attorney in Texas

Deb Rogers Mar. 22, 2017, 10:53am

DALLAS – Holly Rampy was a small part of one of the biggest murder cases in Texas.

Attorney general disagrees with federal ruling of gerrymandering of state congressional maps

Zachary Lewis Mar. 22, 2017, 10:53am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton disagreed with a ruling made by federal judges claiming Republican lawmakers used gerrymandering when redrawing congressional district lines and lessening the voting power of minorities.

Rep. Farenthold renews call for protection of 'innocent sellers'

Carrie Salls Mar. 22, 2017, 10:52am

WASHINGTON – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) reintroduced a bill known as the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act that is designed to shield vendors who do not actually design or manufacture the products they sell from defect-related litigation.

Jack in the Box patron sues for $500,000 after fall

Philip Gonzales Mar. 21, 2017, 8:03pm

A patron at a Jack in the Box is suing for $500,000 after allegedly sustaining injuries two years ago when she slipped on a wet floor in the restaurant.

Hunters Creek lot owner allegedly hid code violations

Philip Gonzales Mar. 21, 2017, 5:09pm

Two home buyers have filed suit against a lot owner in Hunters Creek for allegedly concealing code deficiencies in a new home project and interfering with an existing sales contract.

Former employee sues food services firm

Philip Gonzales Mar. 21, 2017, 2:59pm

A former employee of Ben E. Keith Co. is suing the firm, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and gender discrimination.

Can Activist Judges Be Controlled?

Mark Pulliam Mar. 21, 2017, 9:22am

The disquieting spectacle of three unelected judges (all appointed by President Barack Obama) enjoining the signature initiative of the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump, without even citing the statute—8 U.S.C. section 1182(f)—that expressly authorizes the action they just stopped, has focused public attention as never before on the threat posed by liberal judicial activism to our system of self-government.

States call for an end to EPA 'overreach' in letter

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 9:14am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other attorneys general have written a letter to the Administrator of the Environment Protection Agency Scott Pruitt calling for an end to the "federal overreach" of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a press release from Paxton's office.

Congressmen join forces to end forced mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts

Dee Thompson Mar. 21, 2017, 9:13am

WASHINGTON – On March 7, a Capitol Hill coalition of lawmakers including Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) convened to highlight the importance of ending forced mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts and introduced legislation to force companies to give consumers more options in the event of a dispute.

Jury awards woman $1.35 million in condo fraud settlement

John Myers Mar. 21, 2017, 9:13am

AUSTIN – A woman who claimed she was defrauded out of $1.35 million from the sale of her West Austin condominium has won her lawsuit against Chicago Title of Texas LLC and other businesses.

Texas company settles lawsuit against Ford over LED product patent infringement claims

David Hutton Mar. 21, 2017, 9:12am

TYLER – Ford Motor Co. has settled a lawsuit filed by the manufacturer of light-emitting diode products, alleging the automaker infringed on one of its patents for LED directional control technology in the headlights of some vehicles.

Possibility of more hailstorms this year will 'continue to put more pressure on rates' for insurance

Zachary Lewis Mar. 21, 2017, 9:11am

AUSTIN – Manager of Public Relations & Membership of the Insurance Council of Texas Mark Hanna expressed his concerns with the increased number of storms and whether or not 2017 will mirror previous years.

Bills to curb storm-chasing lawyers seeing 'strong response' from Texas businesses, individuals

Sara McCleary Mar. 21, 2017, 9:10am

HOUSTON – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR), a nonpartisan group whose self-proclaimed objective is to “restore litigation to its traditional and appropriate role in our society,” is making headway in its efforts to curb “storm-chasing” lawyers.