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Two mechanics allege employer failed to pay overtime

Philip Gonzales May 22, 2017, 2:35pm

MARSHALL — Two mechanics are suing their Marshall employer, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Customer blames Ford for defective car

Philip Gonzales May 22, 2017, 2:25pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing Ford, alleging breach of express and implied warranties.

Alleged 'consensus' on climate change challenged

The SE Texas Record May 22, 2017, 2:10pm

“Nine out of ten doctors agree . . .” That was a classic claim made in pharmaceutical advertising, and the assertion of a consensus of alleged authorities sounds impressive, but what does it really mean? The claim raises many obvious questions, such as: Were thousands of doctors surveyed and 90 percent of them in agreement, or was it just ten doctors total? Do the doctors have actual expertise in the use of the product they've endorsed, or do their specialties lie elsewhere? Were they paid for their opinions? Perhaps most important, why does one out of ten doctors disagree?

Supreme Court limits venue shopping in patent litigation, ruling may end East Texas supremacy

David Yates May 22, 2017, 2:07pm

EAST TEXAS – The rocket docket fueling patent litigation in Texas’ Eastern District may soon be crashing back to earth, as the U.S. Supreme Court has grounded forum shopping for infringement lawsuits.

Mother blames Target for daughter's injuries

Philip Gonzales May 22, 2017, 1:30pm

GALVESTON — A Galveston County woman and her child are suing Target, alleging negligence led to the daughter being injured by a faulty automatic door.

Customer blames massage business for injuries

Philip Gonzales May 22, 2017, 1:22pm

HOUSTON — A customer is suing a Houston massage business, alleging the defendants' negligence led to injuries.

‘Clock Boy’ lawsuit tossed, judge gives plaintiffs chance to amend pleadings

David Yates May 22, 2017, 1:08pm

DALLAS – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teen who became known as “clock boy” after being arrested for bringing a homemade timepiece to school in a pencil case.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan May 22, 2017, 11:02am

MARSHALL DIVISION May 17 MOZLY TECH LLC V. HUBSPOT, INC. 2:17-cv-00446

Docket of Jefferson County District Court of 172nd: June 2017

The SE Texas Record May 22, 2017, 11:01am

DENBURY GREEN PIPELINE TEXAS LLC V. TEXAS RICE LAND PARTNERS LTD ET AL (P)ZABEL, THOMAS A -(D)NO ATTORNEY AT THIS TIME

New business license issued in Jefferson County

The SE Texas Record May 22, 2017, 10:57am

May 5 - 12 License #:15183 Assumed Name:DIAMONDS FASHION 1 Address:39 NORTH 11TH ST, SUITE C, BEAUMONT, TX 77702 Owner Name:ESPREE BABY

Texas SC sides with Galveston County judge in suit brought by district judge

David Yates May 22, 2017, 10:53am

GALVESTON COUNTY, TX – On May 19, the Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion siding with Galveston County Judge Mark Henry in a long-running legal battle with 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox.

Lawsuit filed over Houston apartment shooting, former reality show contestant among plaintiffs

John Suayan May 19, 2017, 2:35pm

HOUSTON – A former reality show contestant alleges that she was one of the victims in a recent Houston apartment shooting, according to a lawsuit filed on May 15 in Harris County District Court.

Tenant blames apartment owner, pet owner for dog attack

Philip Gonzales May 19, 2017, 1:47pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a Cypress apartment owner and a pet owner, alleging their negligence led to an attack by dogs.

Motorist blames city of Houston for crash

Philip Gonzales May 19, 2017, 1:31pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County motorist is suing Houston, alleging negligent hiring of a driver.

Carnival cruise line blamed for injuries

Mike Torres May 19, 2017, 1:06pm

GALVESTON — A Texas man is suing Carnival cruise lines, alleging negligence led to him falling down the stairs of a Carnival ship.

Customer accuses glass manufacturer of fraud

Philip Gonzales May 19, 2017, 12:54pm

GALVESTON — A customer is suing a glass manufacturer, alleging common law fraud.

Family of killed worker seeks to compel ExxonMobil to cooperate in discovery

David Yates May 19, 2017, 9:28am

BEAUMONT – They family of a worker who died while working at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont factory recently filed a motion to compel discovery, contending the oil giant is refusing to cooperate.

Investment recruiter asks for new trial in alleged oil scam case

John Sammon May 19, 2017, 9:06am

HOUSTON – One of a group of businessmen the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleged sold fraudulent oil and gas investments to shareholders asked for a new court trial earlier this month, contending that his involvement in the case, recruiting investors, had ended before a summary court judgment determined that fraud had been committed.

Court finds in favor of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in case claiming malicious prosecution

John Sammon May 19, 2017, 9:05am

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas found in favor of an electric utility company sued by a man who alleged the company had engaged in malicious prosecution, negligence, conspiracy and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Texas, 13 other states create petition to court to permit Arizona to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

Kacie Whaley May 19, 2017, 9:03am

AUSTIN – On May 1, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the state would be joining 13 others in petitioning to help grant Arizona the right to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.