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The ADA Litigation Monster

Mark Pulliam Jun. 14, 2017, 2:32pm

A landmark law to protect the disabled has spawned senseless mandates, abusive lawsuits, and stratospheric costs.

Customer blames food market for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jun. 14, 2017, 2:17pm

HOUSTON — A customer is suing property owners of a Randall's supermarket, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Smith County couple blames truck line for causing crash

Philip Gonzales Jun. 14, 2017, 1:56pm

MARSHALL — A Smith County couple is suing a truck line owner, alleging its negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiffs.

Apartment tenant blames property operators for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jun. 14, 2017, 1:44pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County apartment tenant is suing property operators, alleging their negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Delivery driver alleges Papa John's failed to pay overtime

Philip Gonzales Jun. 14, 2017, 1:11pm

HOUSTON — A Washington County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Papa John’s, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Welder alleges energy exploration company failed to pay overtime

Philip Gonzales Jun. 14, 2017, 12:22pm

HOUSTON — A welder has filed a class action lawsuit against an oil and gas exploration company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Texas appeals court affirms $441K judgment in injury suit against Advanced Tire

David Yates Jun. 13, 2017, 3:54pm

HOUSTON – The First Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling awarding a plaintiff more than $441,000 for injuries he received while working for Advance Tire and Wheels.

Customer blames skin care business for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jun. 13, 2017, 3:01pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a skin care provider, alleging its negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Customer blames retail store operator for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jun. 13, 2017, 2:27pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a retail store operator, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Employee blames roofing contractor for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jun. 13, 2017, 2:13pm

HOUSTON — An employee is suing a roofing contractor, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Worker blames maritime companies for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jun. 13, 2017, 2:07pm

HOUSTON — A Texas maritime worker is suing marine and shipyard companies, alleging their negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Maritime worker alleges employer's negligence caused injuries

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 13, 2017, 1:23pm

GALVESTON — A Florida maritime worker is suing a Danish container cargo company, alleging its negligence led to injuries to the plaintiff.

Passenger blames United Airlines, employees for injuries

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 13, 2017, 1:23pm

&&& HOUSTON — A Houston passenger is suing United Airlines and employees, alleging negligence and breach of duty in causing injuries to the plaintiff.

Houston pension solution challenged by firefighters, expert says city in a ‘world of trouble’ if courts rule against

David Yates Jun. 13, 2017, 10:46am

AUSTIN – For the past year, the pension woes of Houston and Dallas have made headlines. And while both cities acquired legislative patches this session, an expert who has been following the issue suspects the stitching may not hold.

Texas Supreme Court -- Model of Judicial Integrity, Unlike California

Mark Pulliam Jun. 13, 2017, 8:55am

The Texas Supreme Court has a unique structure, reflecting the state’s stubbornly independent-minded culture. Most state supreme courts have jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases and have seven (or fewer) members, who are appointed by the governor and face the voters — if at all — only for periodic “retention” elections. The Texas Supreme Court, in contrast, hears only civil appeals (criminal cases are decided by the co-equal Texas Court of Criminal Appeals) and has nine members, all of whom are subject to statewide partisan elections. The last feature is quite unusual; only seven states select judges in this manner. Despite this distinctive design, the Texas Supreme Court succeeds at steering a steady jurisprudential course in a cautious, low-key style.

Uniloc alleges Google unlawfully used patented technology for its Google Hangout app

Shanice Harris Jun. 13, 2017, 8:33am

MARSHALL – Computer security company Uniloc USA Inc. and Uniloc Luxembourg SA are alleging that Google Inc. uses their patented technology in the Google Hangout app.

Youth soccer club asserts former employees violated non-competition agreements

John Suayan Jun. 12, 2017, 3:43pm

HOUSTON – A Harris County youth soccer club has pursued legal action against four former employees for allegedly breaking their non-competition agreements.

Galveston County couple alleges insurer, adjuster breached policy

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 2:28pm

GALVESTON — A Galveston County couple is suing an insurer and adjuster, alleging breach of a property insurance policy.

African-American grill cook accuses Aramark of racial discrimination

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 2:10pm

HOUSTON — A black Harris County man is suing Aramark, alleging deprivation of equal employment opportunities.

5 consumers accuse Credit One of invasion of privacy

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 2:01pm

HOUSTON — Five consumers are suing Credit One, alleging illegal debt collection practices.