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Texas SC squashes $1.9M verdict against Port Arthur company, Judge Floyd presided over case

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 1:41pm

BEAUMONT – For the better part of a decade, a slip and fall case has bounced between the Texas Supreme Court and Judge Donald Floyd’s 172nd District Court, rebounding favorably for a Port Arthur defendant company each time.

USAA appealing Mostyn hail win, Hidalgo County court had entered $665K final judgment in March

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 11:21am

McALLEN – USAA Texas Lloyd’s is appealing a sizeable final judgment levied against it in a hail lawsuit brought through The Mostyn Law Firm.

Class action suit accuses Uber of improper pay practices

John Suayan Jul. 10, 2017, 10:46am

HOUSTON – A popular rideshare company is accused in a federal class action lawsuit of failing to properly compensate its drivers.

Baron & Budd investigating potential lawsuits alleging pharmaceutical distributor negligence

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 10:42am

DALLAS – On July 7, Baron & Budd announced the law firm is investigating potential lawsuits related to allegations that pharmaceutical distributors deliberately failed to monitor and report suspicious orders of opioids, potentially playing a central role in creating an opioid addiction epidemic throughout the U.S.

Texas AG obtains $900K judgment against Pearland developer of illegal subdivision

David Yates Jul. 10, 2017, 10:30am

AUSTIN – On July 7, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the entry of a $900,000 agreed judgment against Pearland developer Richard J. Burns in connection with his sale of property in an illegal Caldwell County subdivision known as Century Oak Estates.

Selective Outrage

Mark Pulliam Jul. 7, 2017, 2:11pm

Is Sen. Kamala Harris the victim of partisan politics, or its savvy practitioner and beneficiary?

It's Time to Modernize NAFTA and Texas Knows How

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz Jul. 7, 2017, 10:02am

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was enacted 23 years ago, an economic surge in Texas ensued thanks, in part, to a significant boost in trade with our neighbor to the south. Today, more than 380,000 Texas jobs hinge on free trade with Mexico. Agreements like NAFTA have strengthened our state's economy as a whole, too. More than a third of total goods, worth $92 billion, are exported from Texas to Mexico annually.

Lee, Cruz: In Trump era, it's time to reassess Western Hemisphere alliances

U.S. Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz Jul. 7, 2017, 9:47am

As citizens of the United States, we recognize the rights of foreign peoples to live and govern themselves as they see fit. Just as the American people would not tolerate another nation dictating to us how to run our country, we believe other people should be able to make their own laws free from outside interference.

Paxton joins 20-state coalition of attorneys general in letter to EPA regarding WOTUS rules

Karen Kidd Jul. 6, 2017, 2:07pm

AUSTIN – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army are moving to rescind the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) following a 20-state coalition, including Texas, calling for the preservation of the states' role in protecting the nation’s water sources.

TriMax Media to appeal $2.3 million verdict

John Severance Jul. 6, 2017, 2:07pm

AUSTIN – TriMax Media along with Laura Woodruff, WREI Inc. and Josh West filed an appeal April 21 to block a $2.3 million judgment against them in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas.

Visitor blames Houston hospital for chair collapse

Philip Gonzales Jul. 6, 2017, 1:13pm

HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing a local hospital, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Former employee alleges Century 21 failed to pay proper wages

Philip Gonzales Jul. 6, 2017, 12:58pm

LUFKIN — A Lufkin man is suing Century 21, alleging retaliation, violation of applicable minimum wage law and wrongful termination.

Townhouse owners accuse real estate company of fraud

Philip Gonzales Jul. 6, 2017, 12:46pm

HOUSTON — Nine Houston townhouse owners are suing a real estate company and president, alleging fraud and breach of warranty.

Houston MTA blames driver for crashing into train

Philip Gonzales Jul. 6, 2017, 12:38pm

HOUSTON — Houston's MTA is suing a vehicle owner and driver, alleging their negligence caused a crash with an MTA train.

Worker blames drilling, manufacturing companies for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jul. 6, 2017, 12:26pm

HOUSTON — A Texas worker is suing, alleging unsafe working conditions and a manufacturing defect led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Repair service alleges contractor owes more than $112,000

Philip Gonzales Jul. 5, 2017, 2:55pm

HOUSTON — A Katy repair service provider is suing a Houston contractor , alleging breach of contract in failing to pay more than $112,000.

Passenger blames cab company, driver for stabbing

Philip Gonzales Jul. 5, 2017, 1:59pm

Harris County resident accuses cab company and driver of gross negligenceHOUSTON — A passenger is suing Greater Houston Transportation, d/b/a Yellow Cab and Gbenga Oluwolle, cab company and driver, citing alleged failure to protect.Destiny Davis filed a complaint on July 3, in the Galveston County District Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to properly train its independent contractor driver.According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in July 29, 2015, she was stabbed repeatedly inside defendants' cab.

Consumer accuses lending company of telephone harassment

Philip Gonzales Jul. 5, 2017, 1:37pm

HOUSTON — A Kingwood woman is suing a New York lending company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

2016 Texas Hail Losses surpass $5 billion, sets new record

David Yates Jul. 5, 2017, 11:25am

AUSTIN - 2016 wind and hail loss information released last week by the Texas Department of Insurance show that homeowner losses from hail in Texas were the highest annual losses ever recorded, exceeding $5 billion.

Texas Supreme Court to review patent agent-client confidentiality privilege

John Sammon Jul. 5, 2017, 8:05am

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court will review whether patent agents who advise their inventor clients should be granted the same confidentiality privileges attorneys have with their clients - the first time a state supreme court has taken up the issue.