HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has vacated a lower court’s ruling, dismissing a former employee’s discrimination appeal against Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.
AUSTIN – A case in which a Jackson County, Michigan man filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit against the county, alleging that legislative prayers said during board meetings seems like a simple case.
HOUSTON – A Fort Bend County couple has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging negligence and civil rights violations in connection with the death of their son, who was an inmate in the Harris County Jail.
HOUSTON – A Spring man has filed a willful retaliation lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Shell Oil Co. after he was allegedly fired for refusing the company’s request to hire candidates based on their age and sex.
SHERMAN – A Collin County man has filed a lawsuit in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, alleging unfair debt collection practices against several debt collectors and insurance companies.
MARSHALL – A jury in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas on March 10 awarded Whirlpool Corp. $7.6 million in damages, ruling that TST Water LLC infringed on the company’s patent for refrigerator water filters.
TYLER – Ford Motor Co. has settled a lawsuit filed by the manufacturer of light-emitting diode products, alleging the automaker infringed on one of its patents for LED directional control technology in the headlights of some vehicles.
&&& AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court in January ruled that it will decide whether the husbands and wives of gay city employees in Houston deserve spousal benefits, a rare reversal reportedly driven by pressure from Gov. Greg Abbott and dozens of other top Republicans.