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Man sues business partners to recover back shares

By John Suayan | Nov 2, 2015

A Galveston man has brought a lawsuit against his business partners on claims they did not give him his share of the venture’s profits, according to Galveston County District Court records. In the suit filed Oct. 23 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, Bradley Ender accuses Chauncey R.

Art biz sues Lufkin woman over alleged infringement of “Bigfoot the Garden Yeti” sculpture

By John Suayan | Oct 28, 2015

Alleging a Lufkin woman created and sold molds resembling two of its works without permission, Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Design Toscano, Inc. has pursued legal action. Design Toscano filed a lawsuit against Pamela K.

Settlement closes League City woman's plane crash lawsuit

By John Suayan | Oct 28, 2015

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

By John Suayan | Oct 23, 2015

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

By John Suayan | Oct 19, 2015

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.

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

By John Suayan | Oct 14, 2015

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

By John Suayan | Oct 14, 2015

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

By John Suayan | Oct 14, 2015

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

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

By John Suayan | Oct 8, 2015

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

By John Suayan | Oct 6, 2015

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'

By John Suayan | Oct 5, 2015

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.

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

By John Suayan | Oct 1, 2015

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

By John Suayan | Sep 30, 2015

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

By John Suayan | Sep 28, 2015

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.

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