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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.

ACLU of Texas educates against anti-Muslim sentiments

David Hutton Feb. 21, 2017, 4:17pm

HOUSTON – With anti-Muslim sentiment on the rise, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has created a policy to defend against anti-Muslim discrimination.

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.

Critics take aim at anti-LGBT discrimination bills in Texas

David Hutton Jan. 24, 2017, 1:35pm

AUSTIN – LGBTQ advocates in Texas are sounding a clear warning that legislation under consideration in the state’s legislature pose a threat to the state’s economy and its reputation nationwide.