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Texas attorney taking U.S. border tactics case to Supreme Court

David Hutton Feb. 14, 2017, 12:24pm

CORPUS CHRISTI – A Texas attorney is taking the case of a 15-year-old Mexican boy killed by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in a cross-border shooting to the highest court in the United States.

Credit analyst alleges Black & Decker failed to pay proper overtime

Philip Gonzales Feb. 14, 2017, 12:11pm

HOUSTON — A Fort Bend County woman is suing Stanley Black & Decker and a pipeline company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Paxton files amicus brief in case of military member's discipline over posting Bible verse

Nicholas Gueguen Feb. 13, 2017, 4:51pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the case of Monifa Sterling v. the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court should reject lower court's loose venue interpretation

The SE Texas Record Feb. 13, 2017, 3:21pm

“When a single district court hears so many cases, not because of convenience or connection to the dispute, but because it is chosen by litigants on one side, the perception of a neutral justice system is undermined.” That's one of several cogent comments made by Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton and 16 other state AGs in an amicus brief filed last week in a U.S.

Harris County couple accuses auto repair business of fraud

Philip Gonzales Feb. 13, 2017, 3:18pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County couple is suing an an auto repair shop, alleging fraudulent misrepresentation.

Registered nurse accuses former employer of discrimination

Philip Gonzales Feb. 13, 2017, 2:34pm

SHERMAN — A Grayson County registered nurse is suing a Plano hospital, alleging age discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Wife blames apartment operators for husband's shooting death

Philip Gonzales Feb. 13, 2017, 2:17pm

HOUSTON — A widow and her children are suing Houston apartment operators, alleging negligence in failing to prevent the death of the plaintiff's husband.

Landlord alleges former tenant breached lease

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

GALVESTON — A Galveston County landlord is suing a former tenant, alleging breach of a lease agreement.

Hailstorm lawsuit reform bill introduced in Texas Senate

David Yates Feb. 13, 2017, 1:12pm

AUSTIN – On Feb. 13, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, announced the filing of Senate Bill 10 – a piece of legislation aimed at ending hailstorm lawsuit abuse.

Consumer accuses RX Pharmacy of invasion of privacy

Philip Gonzales Feb. 13, 2017, 12:49pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing RX Pharmacy Services, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Bank accuses gemstone sellers of fraud

Philip Gonzales Feb. 13, 2017, 12:31pm

GALVESTON — A banking corporation is suing gemstone sellers, alleging fraud by nondisclosure.

Jefferson County 60th Court District: March 2017

The SE Texas Record Feb. 13, 2017, 11:54am


New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

The SE Texas Record Feb. 13, 2017, 11:52am

Feb. 3 - 9 License #:3678 Assumed Name:ACE IMAGEWEAR Address:735 LIBERTY AVENUE, BEAUMONT, TX 77701 Owner Name:SHEPHERDS UNIFORM & LINEN SUPPLY COMPANY License #:3705

League City officer sues following denial of appeal

John Suayan Feb. 13, 2017, 11:49am

GALVESTON – Alleging his appeal of an indefinite suspension from the League City Police Department was denied, Jim Bitner has pursued legal action.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Feb. 13, 2017, 11:49am


Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System accused of discrimination

Philip Gonzales Feb. 10, 2017, 1:39pm

TYLER — A Whitehouse woman is suing a local health care system, citing alleged unlawful employment practices.

Barratry charge surfaces in Hidalgo County, hail lawyer accused of using contractors to secure agreement

David Yates Feb. 10, 2017, 1:32pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – A Mission physician recently hit an area lawyer with a barratry lawsuit, accusing the hail attorney of obtaining a contingency fee agreement through soliciting contractors – contractors who allegedly left the doctor’s commercial property in shambles once the money ran dry.

Woman's 2015 death from mesothelioma prompts litigation

John Suayan Feb. 10, 2017, 9:14am

HOUSTON – A woman’s 2015 death from mesothelioma has prompted her spouse and her eldest son to pursue legal action.

Immigration groups file class-action lawsuit against Trump administration

Kristin Regula Feb. 10, 2017, 8:46am

HOUSTON – Three immigration advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Trump Administration concerning the ban on travel for seven countries. Those groups are the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and the National Immigration Project. While there are currently six plaintiffs in the suit, there is the potential for additional plaintiffs to join in the lawsuit due to the fact that the suit is a class action.

Federal employee accuses Veterans Affairs officials of discrimination

Philip Gonzales Feb. 9, 2017, 1:22pm

HOUSTON — A Sugar Land woman is suing Veterans Affairs officials, alleging race- and gender-based discrimination.