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Ninth Court affirms ruling dismissing Delta Downs from $1M dram shop suit

David Yates Aug. 3, 2017, 1:47pm

BEAUMONT — A dram shop suit against a Louisiana casino doesn’t belong in a Texas district court, according to an Aug. 3 opinion issued by the Ninth Court of Appeals.

Baron & Budd brings suit against pharmaceutical distributors for alleged role in creating opioid crisis

David Yates Aug. 3, 2017, 12:34pm

DALLAS – On Aug. 2, the Dallas law firm of Baron & Budd announced that they have filed lawsuits on behalf of four Ohio counties against the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors for their alleged role in the widespread diversion of prescription opiates for nonmedical purposes.

United Airlines employee caught on video pushing man down countersues

David Yates Aug. 2, 2017, 1:31pm

HOUSTON – In June, Ronald Tigner, an area attorney, filed suit against United Airlines, alleging two years ago a pair of employees laughed at him, cursed at him and physically injured him for asking for a new boarding pass.

Suit brought against Port Arthur over police lieutenant position

David Yates Aug. 1, 2017, 4:40pm

JEFFERSON COUNTY – A lawsuit has been brought against the city of Port Arthur seeking review of a decision by a commission that cost a police officer a promotion.

UPS hit with $2M suit after delivery driver rear-ends Mercedes

David Yates Aug. 1, 2017, 10:44am

BEAUMONT – The United Parcel Service is being sued for an automobile collision that ended with a fatality and was allegedly caused by one of its delivery truck drivers last June.

Man trips over package while exiting home, sues Fedex for $1M

David Yates Aug. 1, 2017, 10:14am

BEAUMONT – Fedex was recently hit with a $1 million lawsuit, brought by a man who allegedly tripped and fell over a package while exiting his home.

Dallas photographer awarded $1M, jury finds former clients defamed her with false TV interview, online posts

David Yates Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46am

DALLAS – In 2014, a contract dispute between Andrea Polito, a wedding and portrait photographer, and her clients made headlines and went viral.

Auto collision suit settles before trial

David Yates Jul. 31, 2017, 3:02pm

BEAUMONT – An automobile collision suit called up for trial settled before a jury could be selected, according to a Jefferson County courthouse official.

Slated for trial: Dram shop suit brought over death of Nederland teen Kristen Paris

David Yates Jul. 31, 2017, 2:32pm

BEAUMONT - A dram shop suit brought on behalf of Kristen Paris, the Nederland teen who was killed by a drunk driver three years ago, has been set for trial in September.

On appeal: Harbor Hospice summary judgment win

David Yates Jul. 27, 2017, 9:47am

BEAUMONT - A Jefferson County investor is appealing a summary judgment ruling against him in a piece of complex litigation that originally alleged his financial interest in dozens of companies had been fraudulently managed.

Woman sues American Airlines after slipping while disembarking, says airline should have assisted her

David Yates Jul. 26, 2017, 12:09pm

BEAUMONT – A Cedar Hill woman has brought a lawsuit against American Airlines, alleging the airline failed to assist her while disembarking and prevent her slip and fall two years ago.

Abated: firefighter’s suit against city of Beaumont

David Yates Jul. 26, 2017, 11:47am

BEAUMONT – A district judge recently granted a motion to abate a lawsuit brought by a firefighter who was indefinitely suspended by the city of Beaumont.

Blackard drops suits challenging Paxton prosecutors’ fees, says Collin County Commissioners Court stepping up

David Yates Jul. 26, 2017, 11:16am

COLLIN COUNTY – On July 25, taxpayer Jeff Blackard declared victory in his years-long challenge to the excessive fees the Collin County Commissioners Court has been paying to three Houston attorneys to prosecute Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Texas Senate passes bill to tighten state spending limit

David Yates Jul. 26, 2017, 9:56am

AUSTIN – On July 26, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 9 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) to tighten the state spending cap formula and keep future budgets in check.

Texas AG joins West Virginia, 3 other states, in Supreme Court brief to over 2nd Amendment rights

David Yates Jul. 26, 2017, 9:39am

AUSTIN – On July 25, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined West Virginia’s amicus brief in Robinson v. United States along with Indiana, Michigan and Utah in the U.S. Supreme Court to protect against unjustified frisk searches occurring on the suspicion that a citizen is armed.

Appellate battle erupts over Russell Budd’s sealed deposition on asbestos memo

David Yates Jul. 25, 2017, 3:33pm

AUSTIN – A Texas appellate court will soon consider whether to reverse a district judge’s ruling that her court did not have jurisdiction to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo.”

Rene Sigman leaves Mostyn Law, joins Merlin Law Group

David Yates Jul. 24, 2017, 1:44pm

HOUSTON – Once Mostyn Law’s head of litigation, Rene Sigman has left the firm and joined the Merlin Law Group, a firm specializing in insurance litigation.

Federal judge finds TC Heartland argument ‘unpersuasive,’ wants patent suit on East Texas docket

David Yates Jul. 20, 2017, 1:33pm

TYLER – The U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas, a favorite venue for patent litigation, will hold on to at least one more patent lawsuit for the time being, as a federal judge recently found a defendant’s TC Heartland argument “unpersuasive.”

Texas JP suspended after sexting in courtroom, using bailiff to buy drugs

David Yates Jul. 19, 2017, 1:49pm

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court recently suspended a Harris County justice of the peace following accusations that she sexted while in the courtroom and used her bailiff of buy drugs.

Jeffrey Crook joins Winstead’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

David Yates Jul. 19, 2017, 10:47am

DALLAS — Jeff Crook, a registered patent attorney, has joined Winstead's Intellectual Property Practice Group as Of Counsel in the Dallas office.