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Paxton's amicus brief in illegal immigrant's abortion battle doesn't change outcome of case

David Hutton Nov. 17, 2017, 9:00am

AUSTIN – In an effort to prevent Texas from becoming a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants seeking abortions, Attorney General Ken Paxton headed an eight-state coalition to head off abortion on demand for aliens who are in the United States illegally without success.

Chevron reaches settlement in trade secret lawsuit with terminated contractor

David Hutton Nov. 8, 2017, 12:57pm

HOUSTON – A settlement has been reached in Chevron USA Inc.’s lawsuit against Ronald Guajardo in which the company had alleged the contractor stole proprietary information.

Fox Television Stations states plaintiff has not responded to requests to schedule deposition

David Hutton Nov. 2, 2017, 9:25am

HOUSTON – Fox Television Stations LLC has filed a motion to compel discovery in a discrimination claim filed against the company in Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, stating the plaintiff hasn't responded to requests.

Texas 14th Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of former employee’s suit against HISD

David Hutton Oct. 31, 2017, 6:05pm

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has rejected a former employee's appeal of the claims against the Houston Independent School District, upholding a lower court’s dismissal.

Texas 14th Court of Appeals sides with landlords in dispute

David Hutton Oct. 31, 2017, 5:52pm

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing tenants’ breach of contract complaint against their landlords after they allegedly filed a fraudulent claim of indigence.

Brewer’s label isn’t protected free speech, Texas appeals court rules

David Hutton Oct. 27, 2017, 11:27am

AUSTIN – The Texas Third District Court of Appeals has ruled that a brewer’s effort to market a T.G.I. Friday’s brand of beer isn’t protected free speech, reversing a lower court ruling in the case.

Texas' 14th Court of Appeals puts tenant-landlord dispute to rest

David Hutton Sep. 26, 2017, 12:18pm

&&& HOUSTON – Texas’ 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling in a man’s breach of contract lawsuit against his former landlord.

Court vacates order in discrimination suit against Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, cites lack of jurisdiction

David Hutton Sep. 19, 2017, 12:46pm

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.

Ninth District Court of Appeals upholds court order in workers’ comp case

David Hutton Aug. 16, 2017, 2:17pm

BEAUMONT – Texas’ 9th District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court order granting summary judgment to the Texas State Office of Risk Management in a workers’ compensation claim case.

Michigan man's legislative prayer case no slam dunk

David Hutton May 25, 2017, 2:40pm

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.

KC Pipe alleges it was not paid more than $85,000 for pipes

David Hutton May 17, 2017, 10:30am

GALVESTON – A West Texas pipe distributor has filed a request for disclosure in Galveston County District Court in a lawsuit against Alpha Gamma Onshore, Mantle Oil & Gas LLC and Thomas Kelly.

Parents file negligence lawsuit after son dies in prison custody from bacterial infection

David Hutton Apr. 26, 2017, 9:10am

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.

Former FBI agent accuses Shell of willful retaliation

David Hutton Apr. 26, 2017, 9:09am

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.

Consumer alleges debt collectors did not identify they were trying to collect debt calls

David Hutton Apr. 11, 2017, 11:21am

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.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in case of man who died in Galveston jail

David Hutton Apr. 11, 2017, 11:20am

GALVESTON – A Texas family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the 2015 death of their son in the Galveston County Jail.

State's tax policies attract businesses, people to state, communications director says

David Hutton Apr. 5, 2017, 9:29am

AUSTIN – When people consider a cross-country move, there are a number of factors that go into relocation plans, including work, retirement and family.

Law firm leaders come out to defend Legal Services Corp. from Trump Administration

David Hutton Apr. 3, 2017, 11:14am

WASHINGTON – A group of lawyers has come out to oppose a Trump administration plan to cut off funding to the Legal Services Corp.

Jury sides with Whirlpool in patent infringement case

David Hutton Mar. 27, 2017, 9:18am

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.

Texas company settles lawsuit against Ford over LED product patent infringement claims

David Hutton Mar. 21, 2017, 9:12am

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.

Texas Supreme Court’s spousal benefit reversal raises eyebrows

David Hutton Feb. 28, 2017, 3:12pm

&&& 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.