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