Andrea Dearden News

Texas motorcycle club looking to end threat of trademark infringement

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 15, 2014

The head of a Texas motorcycle club says a Virginia company has no right to accuse him of trademark infringement. Darren Cole filed a lawsuit against Hard on the Throttle Motorcycle Club Inc. on Aug. 11 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas.  Cole says in 2003 he organized a group of leisurely motorcycle riders into the Hands on the Throttle Riderz, a club sometimes referred to

Galveston mom files lawsuit over son's fishing hook injury

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 12, 2014

A Houston mother is suing a Galveston County man after her son allegedly was snared by a fishing hook on the man's boat. Catherine Gabel, individually and on behalf of her son, Haden, filed a lawsuit Aug. 12 in Galveston County District Court against John Owens. According to the lawsuit, Owens' boat, "Son of Sea", was tied to the boat the Gabels were on in Nassau Bay Cove in August 2012. Gabel says

UTMB sued for $1M after man injured in malfunctioning elevator

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 12, 2014

A Galveston County man is asking for more than $1 million after he was allegedly hurt in a University of Texas hospital elevator.

Santa Fe man accused of not paying cabinet installer

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 12, 2014

A cabinet installer alleges a Santa Fe man owes him more than $6,200 for unpaid renovation work. Ralph Chisholm, doing business as Ralph Chisholm & Son, filed a lawsuit against Jeremy B. McCollum on Aug. 12 in Galveston County District Court. 

Denton County woman files discrimination claim against owner of storage facility

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 12, 2014

A Denton County woman alleges her former employer fired her because an on-the-job injury left her partially disabled. Cynthia Ormiston filed the discrimination complaint against Strategic Capital Holdings and TriNet HR Corp. on Aug. 11 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas. 

Seaman files negligence claim against two ship owners

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 12, 2014

A seaman is suing two companies he says are responsible for injuries he allegedly received when two vessels collided off the Texas coast. Robert Parker III filed a lawsuit Aug. 12 in Galveston County District Court against U.S. Environmental Services, of New Orleans, and OMI Environmental Solutions of Belle Chasse, La. 

Woman accused of injuring 2 in crash is sued for more than $1M

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 12, 2014

Two men are asking for more than $1 million from a driver they allege crashed into them at a Galveston County intersection. Frederick Gray and Joshua Gwin filed a lawsuit against Jessica Alley on Aug. 12 in Galveston County District Court. The alleged crash happened Nov. 5, 2012, when Gray and Gwin were traveling through the intersection of state FM 1764 and state FM 646, according to the complain

Cattleman accuses business partners of fraud

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 11, 2014

A Galveston County man is suing former business partners he alleges failed to follow through with multiple agreements. Clint McGuire filed a lawsuit against Sean Porter, Thomas Porter, Deborah Porter and Porter Bucking Bulls on Aug. 12 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas. McGuire alleges he entered into business agreements with defendants to co-lease a pasture to run cattle,

Woman alleges age, arthritis caused her to lose her job at Hyatt

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 11, 2014

A woman has filed suit against Hyatt, alleging she lost her job of more than 25 years due to her age and arthritis.

Suit alleges Galveston man driving drunk when crashing into armored truck

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 11, 2014

A Galveston man is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that seriously injured his passenger. Azariel Sanchez filed a lawsuit against Lamont Poinsette on Aug. 12 in Galveston County District Court. According to the complaint, Poinsette was driving while intoxicated April 7 with Sanchez as his passenger. Sanchez says Poinsette was speeding when he "struck a 2-foot wall and then slammed into

Prison inmate sues UTMB Galveston for $3.3M

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 11, 2014

A Texas prison inmate is seeking $3.3 million from a healthcare provider after allegedly falling from a transport bus at a hospital. James I. Quick filed a pro se lawsuit against University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston on Aug. 9 in Galveston County District Court. According to the handwritten complaint, Quick is a 72-year-old man incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On

Suit blames Ford's rear-view system for toddler's driveway death

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 10, 2014

The mother of a 3-year-old killed in his driveway alleges a faulty vehicle design by Ford is to blame. Halie Bush, individually and as representative of the estate of K.S., filed a complaint against Ford Motor Co. on Aug. 8 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas.According to the complaint, Bush is the mother of K.S., a 3-year-old boy who was killed Nov. 2, 2013, when his father inadvertently

Beaumont man sues over injuries in rear-end crash

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 10, 2014

A Beaumont man alleges he was hurt when rear-ended on a Jefferson County highway.Joe D. Stegall filed the complaint against Diana Watson-Mitchell on Aug. 12 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, Stegall was driving south in the 8300 block of U.S. Highway 69 on Dec. 19, 2013, when he was hit from behind by Watson-Mitchell's vehicle. As a result of the crash Stegall says he

Man accuses Woodlands company of sexual harassment, wrongful termination

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 10, 2014

A former employee of a Woodlands company alleges he was sexually harassed at work and then fired for reporting it. Christopher Ward filed a complaint against Elliott Turbocharger Group Inc., Tommy Montier and Dan Husky on July 29 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Ward says he started working as a foreman for Elliot Group in October or November 2012. He says he was first exposed

Beaumont man accused of negligence in crash

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 10, 2014

A Groves woman alleges a Beaumont driver is responsible for injuries she received in a rear-end crash. Julieanne Minix filed a lawsuit against Ronald Dayle Nicklas on Aug. 12 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint Minix was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit from behind by Nicklas on Nov. 12, 2013. Minix says she was hurt in the crash. Minix accuses Nicklas of negligence

Beaumont construction company accused of negligence in apartment building fire

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 10, 2014

The company that insures a Port Arthur apartment complex seeks to recover losses after a Beaumont construction company allegedly allowed a fire to damage the building.Everest National Insurance Co., as insurer of ProdiGem LLC, filed a lawsuit Aug. 6 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Triangle F Construction.According to the complaint, Triangle F Construction was hired

Man suffers internal injuries following attack in which air hose was inserted into rectum

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 10, 2014

A man says he was rushed to the hospital when one of his co-workers allegedly shoved a pressurized air hose up his rectum, then turned the machine on full blast, severely damaging his internal organs.

Houston man accuses Ernst & Young of discrimination

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 10, 2014

A Houston man has accused a professional services firm of discrimination, claiming the company fired him because of his age and medical history.

Equipment rental company wants customer to pay up

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 8, 2014

An equipment rental company is suing a repeat client who they claim would return equipment but never pay the bill.

International Paper accused of fraud and slander

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 8, 2014

A Jefferson County company is accusing International Paper of fraud and slander. Signature Associates, Signature Special Services and Signature Industrial Services of Beaumont filed a complaint against Tennessee-based International Paper Co., Greg Bennett and Alliance Engineers & Project Consultants of Beaumont on Aug. 8 in Jefferson County District Court. 

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