AUSTIN – Perhaps highlighting the issue of financial abuse of elders in annuity transactions, a Butte County Superior Court jury awarded an elderly widower more than three million dollars after finding that he was misled into buying a $100,000 National Western Life Insurance Company annuity.
BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County jury recently awarded nearly $34,000 in damages to a woman claiming she was injured by the negligence of a company hired to remediate flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
HOUSTON – In August, Tammy Tran and her law firm filed a $10 million lawsuit against Spark Funding, accusing the lawsuit lending company of being a “loan shark” that charged her interest under hidden calculation devices.
BEAUMONT - The Ferguson Law Firm has filed a class action suit and temporary restraining order in response to the TPC plant explosion that rocked Jefferson County during the early morning hours of Nov. 27.
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that his office reached a settlement with T-Mobile resolving the state’s antitrust claims against the proposed merger of mobile wireless telecommunications service providers Sprint and T-Mobile.
HOUSTON – On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court denied attempts by Volkswagen to dismiss lawsuits filed by Harris County, Fort Bend County, the state of Texas and others arising from the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
PENNSYLVANIA - A Pennsylvania woman is alleging she was targeted and harassed for some ten years by a Judge who reportedly conscripted her aging mother to be a Ward of the State under guardianship. The Plaintiff Daughter Mary Bush named the Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge Katherine B.L. Platt in her Sept. 24 petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
DALLAS – Due to a recent change in the law, the Texas Attorney General’s Office is not approving contingency fee contracts signed before Sept. 1, calling into question the future of opioid agreements that were signed but not approved before the change.