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Settlement closes League City woman's plane crash lawsuit

John Suayan Oct. 28, 2015, 9:46am

A lawsuit over a 2009 aviation accident ended in a settlement, according to Galveston County court records. League City resident Farida Hill sued Thomas Craig Hill in the Galveston County 56th District Court in August, accusing the defendant of flying a 1946 Piper Cub J3 aircraft on July 12, 2009 that crashed.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Oct. 23, 2015, 3:46pm

MARSHALL DIVISION Oct. 20 Reflection Code LLC v.

HEB sued three days after fatal car crash, company cited for not stopping woman from crashing into store

John Suayan Oct. 23, 2015, 8:54am

A fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred at a HEB store in Southeast Houston on Oct. 19 has resulted in a lawsuit, Harris County court records show. Pasadena resident Daniel Sanchez has sued HEB Grocery Company, LP, Dorothy Davenport Barnes and Roberta Johnson Mayes over the death of his wife, Karla Sanchez.

Professional basketball player amends complaint against 24 Hour Fitness to state he tore Achilles tendon on defendant's court

John Suayan Oct. 19, 2015, 9:18am

A professional basketball player who sued 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. in Galveston County District Court last month for an injury he allegedly sustained while exercising at the defendant’s Friendswood location has presented additional claims. Friendswood resident James Blasczyk’s lawsuit was recently elevated to the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division with revisions to the original petition.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Oct. 19, 2015, 9:06am

SHERMAN DIVISION Oct. 12 LifeSmart Holdings LLC v.

Lawsuit implicates city of Whitehouse, police chief in alleged sexual assault

John Suayan Oct. 14, 2015, 1:08pm

An alleged sexual assault of a Whitehouse woman earlier this year is the subject of a civil rights lawsuit filed Oct. 9 in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiff Jessica Johnson is suing the City of Whitehouse and Whitehouse Chief of Police Craig Shelton on claims Shelton forced himself upon her at her apartment last May 14. Court papers explain that Johnson was in the midst of a separation from her husband when Shelton contacted the complainant about visiting her.

National Railroad Passenger Corp. formally replies to Bowie Co.'s personal injury lawsuit

John Suayan Oct. 14, 2015, 12:41pm

The defendant in a Bowie County man’s personal injury lawsuit arising from a 2014 train ride has formally responded to the allegations, according to Texarkana Division of the Eastern Division of Texas records. National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, submitted an original answer on Oct. 5, asserting plaintiff Bobby Cummings is to blame for his alleged injuries. “Any injuries or damages sustained by the plaintiff were caused in whole or in part by his own negligent con

Federal class action brought against Volkswagen over deceptive marketing of Jetta

John Suayan Oct. 14, 2015, 12:34pm

A North Texas man has filed a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., claiming the car manufacturer “violated state and federal environmental laws when it sold vehicles with fraudulently manipulated vehicle emissions control devices in an effort to circumvent emissions testing requirements.” Sherman resident Barry Henry’s suit, filed Oct. 7 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, asserts the Volkswagen vehicles released Nitrogen Oxide at levels that far

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Oct. 9, 2015, 6:08pm

MARSHALL DIVISION Oct. 6 Autoloxer LLC v.

Texas City business sues Dow, Union Carbide over alleged toxic plume release

John Suayan Oct. 8, 2015, 11:20am

A Texas City business initiated legal action against The Dow Chemical Co. and Union Carbide Corp., claiming property damage from a toxic plume release. In a lawsuit filed Sept. 30 in the Galveston County 212th District Court, Yode Investments asserts the defendants “released or caused to be released an underground plume of six toxic chemicals that entered (its) property” at the intersection of Highway 146 and FM 1765 on May 1 earlier this year. The suit shows that the chemicals in question rel

Family represented by Arnold & Itkin claims law firm obtained $240K in attorney's fees through barratry

John Suayan Oct. 6, 2015, 4:59pm

The family of a man who was killed in a collision with an Amtrak train is suing Houston law firm Arnold & Itkin, L.L.P., alleging the defendant secured $240,000 through “illegal and unethical” barratry. Plaintiffs Judy Gauthier, the widow of the late Larry Gauthier; Lucretta Nickerson, his daughter; and his grandchildren Jermaine and Yolanda Gauthier filed a lawsuit against Arnold & Itkin and its principals, attorneys Kurt B.

Warner Bros, Hayes siblings hit with copyright suit over 2013 blockbuster 'The Conjuring'

John Suayan Oct. 5, 2015, 8:38am

A Montgomery County man has filed a lawsuit against Time Warner Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., New Line Productions Inc., and famed sibling writers Chad and Carey Hayes on grounds the entities unlawfully produced and exploited the 2013 supernatural horror movie The Conjuring. Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas records show Tony DeRosa-Grund initiated legal action on Sept. 22.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Oct. 2, 2015, 4:41pm

TYLER DIVISION Sept. 29 Qos IP, LLC v.

Harris Co. man sues United Airlines over fall from jetbridge at Singapore airport

John Suayan Oct. 1, 2015, 1:06pm

A Harris County man is pursuing legal action against United Airlines, Inc. after he allegedly sustained injuries at Singapore’s Changi International Airport. Steve Johnson filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Chicago-based airline on Aug. 18 in the Harris County 164th District Court.

Galveston Historical Foundation sued after tank falls on seaman

John Suayan Sep. 30, 2015, 10:58am

Texas resident Joe Ochoa has sued Galveston Historical Foundation, Inc. for injuries he reportedly sustained last year while working on a ship operated by the non-profit organization. Ochoa filed the personal injury lawsuit in the Galveston County 122nd District Court on Sept. 29.

Lawsuit blames rupture at $2.5B German gas cavern on Baker Hughes

John Suayan Sep. 28, 2015, 9:05am

A federal lawsuit accuses Baker Hughes, Inc. and Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc., doing business as a Baker Oil Tools, Inc., of property damage caused by defective sub-surface gas and oil storage equipment. In the suit filed Sept. 21 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, Triuva Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH alleges Baker Hughes poorly designed and manufactured the equipment in question.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Sep. 25, 2015, 4:43pm

MARSHALL DIVISION Sept. 22 St. Isidore Research, LLC v.

Gentlemen's club operator claims city of Houston ruining business

John Suayan Sep. 22, 2015, 12:34pm

The Houston District of the Southern District of Texas recently received a lawsuit that was first filed in the Harris County 215th District Court and alleges that the city of Houston enacted practices detrimental to the business of Richmond Ventures, Inc. Richmond Ventures first sued the city on July 23.

Defendant in trip & fall says plaintiff failed to heed warning sign

John Suayan Sep. 22, 2015, 9:20am

A Galveston hearing aid business implicated in a woman’s personal injury lawsuit recently contested the allegations against it. Galveston County District Court records note that Galco Hearing Aid Services entered an original answer into the suit by Karen Hancock on Sept 9. Hancock sued Galco and Don Mafrige in Galveston County 56th District Court last month after she purportedly sustained injuries to her arm and knee on Aug. 22, 2013, while making her way to Galco’s property. The suit says th

Apple wants texting while driving suit dismissed, says issue is for the legislature and not the courts

John Suayan Sep. 22, 2015, 9:04am

Arguing that distracted driving is an issue for the legislature and not the courts, Apple, Inc. formally responded to a federal lawsuit alleging it failed to design a smartphone that disables texting while driving and thus prevent a 2013 motor vehicle accident that claimed the lives of two women and paralyzed a young boy who overcame cancer. Court records show that on Sept. 17 Apple submitted a 23-page answer and motion to dismiss into the suit, filed by plaintiffs Kimberly Meador, Amos Standar