John Severance News

New Civil Liberties Alliance says Congress, not ATF, should enact bump stock laws

By John Severance | Apr 29, 2019

AUSTIN – Austin resident Michael Cargill adhered to the bump stock ban and surrendered two of his devices at the local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) field office.

Texas woman's suit against SEC tossed out of district court, heads to appeal

By John Severance | Apr 29, 2019

U.S. District Court judge John McBryde dismissed a Coppola, Texas woman’s complaint against the Security and Exchange Commission but one of her attorneys said there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

From Legal Newsline

Mikal Watts defeats competitor's lawsuit that claims he misled farmers who wanted to sue Syngenta

By John Severance | Mar 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in Kansas has dismissed a lawsuit brought against plaintiffs attorney Mikal Watts by one of his competitors who cried foul over the recruitment of farmers to sue Syngenta.

National Trial Lawyers honors 17 Baron & Budd attorneys

By John Severance | Sep 25, 2017

&&& DALLAS – Seventeen attorneys from the law firm of Baron & Budd recently were honored by the National Trial Lawyers, an organization that is comprised of trial lawyers from around the country.

Atwood Oceanics shareholders file suit over proposed Ensco merger

By John Severance | Aug 1, 2017

HOUSTON – In May, two offshore drilling companies entered into a merger agreement, but a shareholder is not happy about it and filed a class action lawsuit in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on June 30.

FleetPride Inc. alleges former employee shared confidential information with competitor TruckPro

By John Severance | Jul 31, 2017

OUSTON – One of the top distributors of heavy duty truck and trailer parts in the United States filed suit against one of its former employees and top competitor and was asking for a temporary restraining order against the defendants.

Tenants allege JK 1000 Country Place, others failed to disclose bed bug infestation

By John Severance | Jul 26, 2017

HOUSTON – Five Harris County residents have filed suit against a Houston residential complex alleging they suffered damages from a bed bug infestation.

Harris County police officer alleges he was wrongfully terminated after suffering stroke

By John Severance | Jul 26, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County police officer who claimed he was dishonorably discharged and terminated has filed suit against the county and several individuals.

Texas plaintiff files suit against GM over allegedly defective ignition switches

By John Severance | Jul 19, 2017

HOUSTON – In a filing last month in New York District Court, General Motors Corp. agreed to settle more than 200 lawsuits related to allegedly defective ignition switches that caused vehicles to stall and prevent airbags from deploying in a crash.

Man files suit against Spinnaker alleging discrimination and wrongful termination

By John Severance | Jul 12, 2017

SHERMAN – A 45-year-old man filed suit the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas alleging age and race discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation and wrongful termination against his former Lewisville employer.

Man injured in collision with allegedly intoxicated biker seeks damages from Dickinson, Kemah establishments

By John Severance | Jul 12, 2017

GALVESTON – A Texas man is seeking monetary damages after allegedly suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident.

TriMax Media to appeal $2.3 million verdict

By John Severance | Jul 6, 2017

AUSTIN – TriMax Media along with Laura Woodruff, WREI Inc. and Josh West filed an appeal April 21 to block a $2.3 million judgment against them in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas.

Takata airbags back in forefront in suit filed by Friendswood man

By John Severance | Jun 9, 2017

HOUSTON – Last year, Friendswood resident Victor Guerrero was driving his 2002 Honda in the Houston area when he slammed into the back of another car.

Couple alleges defects with Texas City house were not disclosed before sale

By John Severance | Jun 9, 2017

TEXAS CITY – Galveston County resident Edwin Draviam and his company Saro Enterprises are in the business of flipping houses. His methods and tactics, though, are being tested after a couple from Galveston County filed suit in district court.

Tempur Sealy alleges Mattress Firm failed to honor agreement, still uses signs in stores

By John Severance | Jun 1, 2017

HOUSTON – The split between two mattress giants likely is heading to court.

Accurate Control Co. alleges former employees conspired to steal trade secrets for new employer

By John Severance | May 15, 2017

HOUSTON – Accurate Control Co., an electric parts company based in Houston, has filed for a temporary and permanent restraining order against three former employees in Harris County District Court.

Mesothelioma Claims Center adds resources, trying to make it easier to access compensation

By John Severance | Apr 17, 2017

HOUSTON – The Mesothelioma Claims Center is expanding its services and it is trying to make it easier for those impacted by the disease to receive easier access to compensation.

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