BEAUMONT – Alabaster Inc. is asking a district court judge to reconsider an order compelling arbitration in a lawsuit brought against local attorney Brent Coon, who allegedly mishandled the company’s claim against BP.
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan filed a lawsuit against an east Harris County cement plant on Monday, accusing it of spreading cement dust onto the East Belt feeder and allowing cement waste to flow into storm drains.
HOUSTON – When a partner withdraws from his firm, John Eddie Williams “has a history of arbitrarily and capriciously manipulating account balances,” alleges Steven Kherkher in a recently filed lawsuit.
OHIO - The Honorable Civil Judge Sherrie Miday granted a probate court officer’s motion for a protective order against a subpoena in a lawsuit filed by a retired surgeon alleging racketeering in the guardianship of his 85 year old wife who is currently a ward of the state.
BEAUMONT – The old lines separating district court responsibilities in Jefferson County are starting to fade a bit, as several courts that primarily handle civil litigation will now start hearing drug-related cases.
HOUSTON - Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan recently obtained a court order against a Spring wastewater treatment plant that had been releasing 1000 times permitted levels of dangerous E. coli bacteria and other contaminates into Willow Creek.
SAN ANTONIO – Attorneys leaping from one law firm to another is a common enough occurrence, but the timing of two partners departing Phipps Deacon Purnell seems somewhat strange, as the firm is currently representing Bexar County in a billion dollar opioid lawsuit.
OHIO - The forlorn, physician husband who sued for alleged racketeering has opposed a court appointed guardian’s motion for an Order that would limit subpoena power concerning the finances of his 85 year old wife whom he was allegedly forced to divorce after she was guardianized by the Lorain County Probate Court six years ago.
BEAUMONT – Following a three-week trial, a Jefferson County jury awarded a local man more than $17 million in damages for injuries he received when a truck driver for Genesis Energy slammed into the rear of his smoking vehicle.
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.