Erianne Leatherman News

Appeals court reverses ruling in Montgomery County property appraisal suit

By Erianne Leatherman | May 14, 2019

BEAUMONT – The 9th District of Texas Court of Appeals recently reversed and remanded a trial court’s ruling in a lawsuit that alleged properties in Montgomery County were appraised unequally.

Denied: petition to move oil rig lawsuit to Mexico

By Erianne Leatherman | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has denied a petition to move a lawsuit to Mexico that was brought against an oil rig manufacturer involved in a fatal accident it is accused of causing.

Justices dismiss suit against MD Anderson, hospital sued over patient's walking device

By Erianne Leatherman | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has reversed a trial court’s ruling and dismissed a lawsuit filed by a patient against a hospital.

Former Apache employee wins age discrimination suit

By Erianne Leatherman | Apr 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A jury for Texas' 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that a former employee of a local oil and gas company was fired in retaliation for filing a discrimination suit, and allowed her to keep an award for emotional pain and suffering and compensation for attorney fees.

Judge allows liability lawsuit to continue against dentist

By Erianne Leatherman | Apr 11, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court will allow a liability lawsuit to move forward against a dentist who is accused of failing to properly diagnose and treat a patient.

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

First District Court of Appeals rules in favor of homeowners' association in fee dispute

By Erianne Leatherman | Oct 30, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s ruling in a case involving a lawsuit filed by a homeowners’ association against a homeowner for past-due HOA fees.

Appellate judge deletes attorney's fees in Computer Comforts lawsuit over allegedly unpaid furniture

By Erianne Leatherman | Oct 9, 2018

HOUSTON – The 1st District Court of Appeals has ruled a trial court improperly granted attorney's fees in case over allegedly unpaid office furniture.

Judge Gilstrap orders Chi Mei to pay Eidos Display $8.2M in patent lawsuit

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 13, 2018

TYLER – A federal judge has ruled that Chi Mei Innolux Corp. must pay Eidos Display LLC and Eidos III LLC a combined $8.2 million in a settlement over alleged infringing of a patent dealing with LCD displays.

9th District court upholds dismissal of man's claims for legal fees in chemical spill dispute

By Erianne Leatherman | Feb 16, 2018

BEAUMONT – A man has lost a bid to repeal a trial court ruling in favor of Samson Exploration LLC centered on a dispute about a chemical spill on his property and who was to be held liable for the costs and subsequent legal action.

Lamar University dedicates Wayne A. Reaud Building, named for main benefactor

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 6, 2017

BEAUMONT – Lamar University dedicated its new three-story Wayne A. Reaud Building last month in a ceremony that included university faculty, staff, students, administrators and community members.

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