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Michael Wolfe claims Eric Dick offered ‘drugs and women’ for vote in suit against HCDE

By David Yates | Apr 22, 2019

HOUSTON – A day before the successful censure vote, Michael Wolfe filed suit against the Harris County Department of Education in an attempt to stop the board from branding him a sexual harasser.

CEO of Empower Texans lands $273K in attorney’s fees, judgment stems from defamation suit

By David Yates | Apr 22, 2019

HEMPHILL COUNTY – A defamation suit that has occupied the courts for nearly six years may be coming to a close soon.

Buzbee files $5M suit against Houston Mayor, Clear Channel over billboard ads

By David Yates | Apr 18, 2019

HOUSTON – The attorney who wants to be Houston’s next mayor is suing the city’s current mayor over billboards he claims are a campaign violation.

Inflating Texas med-mal cap could slow physician growth, reverse post reform gains, says expert

By David Yates | Apr 17, 2019

AUSTIN — On Monday, Texas House members heard testimony on HB 765, which seeks to collapse the fixed cap on economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits and adjust it for inflation each year.

New report shows Texans bombarded with ads for legal services, $4.1M spent in final quarter of 2018

By David Yates | Apr 17, 2019

AUSTIN — Television viewers in each of Texas’ four largest media markets were bombarded with an average $4.1 million in ads for lawyers, lawsuits and legal services in the final quarter of 2018, according to a new study released today by the American Tort Reform Association.

Texas Watch claims attorney advertising bill would help drug companies ‘escape accountability’

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2019

AUSTIN – A self-proclaimed consumer protection group has launched an all out offensive on SB 1189 – a bill aimed at bringing accountability and transparency to lawyer ads trolling for prescription medication users.

BakerHostetler client Castex Energy wins $62M Texas jury verdict in case against Apache Corp.

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2019

HOUSTON – On Friday, Castex Energy secured a multimillion-dollar verdict against Apache Corp.

Texas Senate passes bill seeking to bring transparency and accountability to lawyer health care advertising

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2019

AUSTIN – Every year, Texans at home watching TV are inundated with tens of thousands of lawyer advertisements, many of which “deceptively” warn viewers that the medication they’re taking could be dangerous.

$25M action brought against German Pellets Texas over 2017 fire, suit names more than 600 plaintiffs

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2019

BEAUMONT – A lawsuit seeking up to $25 million in damages and boasting more than 600 plaintiffs has been brought against German Pellets Texas over a fire at its facility that erupted two years ago.

Federal judge sends suit against probate judge and guardian to state court

By David Yates | Apr 10, 2019

HOUSTON - U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal remanded plaintiff Sherry Johnston's breach of fiduciary duty claim against court appointed guardian David Dexel to the 253rd Judicial District of Liberty County, all while letting Harris County Probate Judge Christine Butts off the hook.

Woman alleges Best Buy failed to warn her of stacked display, files $1M trip & fall suit

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2019

BEAUMONT – A local woman is claiming Best Buy failed to warn her about stacked merchandise that was sticking out into a walkway.

Tammy Tran Law Firm sued by former client, plaintiff claims firm borrowed millions to fund BP Docket

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2019

HOUSTON – The Tammy Tran Law Firm has been hit with a lawsuit alleging the firm borrowed millions from a client to help fund its law practice, which includes the firm’s BP docket.

Texas House members told ALI restatement on insurance liability law ‘goes out of bounds’

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2019

AUSTIN – Texas lawmakers were recently told that a Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance “goes out of bounds” and shouldn’t be relied upon by Lone Star courts.

Woman sues Houston Astros, claims Orbit injured her finger with ‘bazooka style’ t-shirt cannon

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A woman is claiming the Houston Astros acted with “an attitude of conscious indifference” for the “welfare” of fans by firing free t-shirts at them.

Woman returning milk slips on milk in milk aisle, sues Walmart

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

BEAUMONT – While returning a thing of milk, Jeanette Sullivan slipped on some milk in the milk aisle.

KMCO hit with suit over deadly chemical blaze, Lanier Law Firm representing injured plant workers

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – Three workers who were injured in an explosion at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby filed suit against the company on Monday, alleging that negligent practices caused the blast that injured them and killed another worker.

Adding disclaimers to legal advertising is a good idea

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

If you enjoy watching commercials for legal services, Texas is the place to be. Over a six-month period last year, TV viewers in our three largest media markets got to watch nearly 200,000 of these ads.

Tobacco fee battle between Florida attorneys ends up in Texas court, enforcement of agreement with lawsuit lender sought

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A battle over fees between two Florida attorneys has found its way into a Texas Court.

Two suits already filed against KMCO over deadly explosion - Brent Coon, Arnold & Itkin handling cases

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – In a span of 48 hours, two lawsuits have been brought against KMCO over the chemical explosion that killed one worker and injured at least two others at the company’s Crosby plant.

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