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Harris County Attorney Ryan files lawsuits to close two illegal poker clubs

By David Yates | May 2, 2019

HOUSTON - Harris County Attorney Ryan filed lawsuits on Wednesday seeking to close two illegal poker clubs operating in Houston.

‘Better get Dick’ hail attorney sued by insurance appraiser, expert says suit exposes biased relationship in mass filings against insurers

By David Yates | May 1, 2019

HOUSTON – An insurance lawyer has been sued by an appraiser who claims to have worked with him closely on hundreds of lawsuits – a relationship that raises questions of bias in mass litigation against insurers, according to one industry expert.

Roofer falls off roof, sues homeowners for $1M in damages

By David Yates | May 1, 2019

BEAUMONT – A roofer is suing the homeowners who hired him to repair their roof two years ago, alleging he was injured after he fell off the roof.

Grandmother injured watching grandchildren play laser tag, sues Max Bowl for $1M

By David Yates | Apr 30, 2019

BEAUMONT – An “unlit” watch room at the Port Arthur Max Bowl allegedly caused a woman to trip on some stairs.

Trans Lease denied summary judgment in collision suit, trial of case continued

By David Yates | Apr 30, 2019

BEAUMONT – Trans Lease recently had its motion for summary judgment denied in an automobile collision lawsuit against the company.

Ferguson Law secures $21K verdict following trial over rear-end collision

By David Yates | Apr 30, 2019

BEAUMONT – The Ferguson Law Firm recently landed a verdict worth more than $21,000 in an automobile collision trial against the owner of Palmer Pest Control.

Texas AG: State Bar violates rights of members by collecting dues for political activities

By David Yates | Apr 29, 2019

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a brief in support of several Texas attorneys who contend paying dues to the State Bar of Texas violates their First Amendment rights.

SCOTUS to consider citizenship question on census, Harris County Attorney Ryan brief part of record

By David Yates | Apr 25, 2019

HOUSTON - A court brief filed by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan will be part of the record considered by the U.S. Supreme Court today in a lawsuit seeking to prevent the U.S. Census Bureau from including a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.

Man sues neighbors after falling through back porch

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – A Fannett man is suing his neighbors, claiming he fell through their back porch deck.

Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of BoyarMiller client, overturns 80 year-old case law for probate applicants

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2019

HOUSTON – The Supreme Court of Texas delivered an opinion April 12 that changed the interpretation of a Texas law that has existed since 1879 stating that an applicant for probate is charged with the failure of any predecessor to probate a will before them.

Petition seeks man’s asbestos exposure history at Texaco

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – A petition was recently filed seeking a man’s asbestos exposure while employed by Chevron/Texaco.

Mom sues for $1M after child injured at birthday party

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – A mom seeking up to $1 million in damages is claiming her minor child was injured at a birthday party.

Coastal Field Services wins defense verdict in suit over ownership interests

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – Coastal Field Services recently achieved a defense verdict in its favor following a week-long trial over ownership interests in Jefferson County.

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.

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