Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau News

Man sues after experiencing allergic reaction to latex condom

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 16, 2011

TEXARKANA - A self-proclaimed lifelong condom user has filed a lawsuit that alleges a Trojan lubricated condom caused severe allergic contact dermatitis, which has spread from his head to his toes.

Gmail user files class action for invasion of privacy

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 16, 2011

TYLER - Google is facing a class action that accuses the company of invading the privacy of people who use its Gmail by scanning emails for advertising opportunities.

Satellite television companies sue Plano man for piracy

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 9, 2011

SHERMAN - A Plano resident is being sued for illegally obtaining subscription-based satellite television programing.

Family files civil suit against officer, city of Orange over Whitehead shooting

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 9, 2011

File photo from the Dec. 15 rally at the Orange County Courthouse after a grand jury chose not to indict an off-duty Orange police officer who shot and killed a man last July. The family of a man shot by an off-duty police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city of Orange, arguing it continued to employ the officer despite his alleged history of excessive force, violent outbursts and domestic abuse.

Advertiser files class action against Yellow Book for deceptive trade practices

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 8, 2011

MARSHALL � An East Texas businessman is suing Yellow Book, alleging the telephone directory is fraudulently misleading customers about the size of the ads they are purchasing.

White employee sues after allegedly losing job for protecting job of African-American

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 8, 2011

SHERMAN - A former employee of the Job Corps Center in McKinney has filed a lawsuit alleging she was discriminated against for attempting to protect the job of her African-American assistant.

Nonprofit that helps elderly sued for age discrimination

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 8, 2011

SHERMAN - An East Texas nonprofit organization, with the mission of providing social and transportation needs of the elderly, is being sued by a former employee for age discrimination.

Parents say daughter did not drink on field trip, fight school district over suspension

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 8, 2011

TYLER - The parents of a Rusk High School student are suing the school after their daughter was suspended due to involvement in a drinking binge during a school sponsored trip.

Postmaster General sued by letter carrier for racial discrimination

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 8, 2011

LUFKIN - A letter carrier is suing the U.S. Postal Service for racial discrimination, claiming he lost his job for misusing his credit card while a white co-worker did not.

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 3, 2011

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Feb. 22-25, 2011.

Man sues maker of pain pump after severe cartilage damage

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 2, 2011

After discovering severe cartilage damage, a Thicket city resident is suing the manufacturers of a pain pump that was implanted in his shoulder.

Lawsuit blames drug-induced Parkinson 's on reflux medicine

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 2, 2011

MARSHALL - Three Texas residents claim they are suffering from a drug-induced Parkinson 's disease after taking the prescription drug Reglan as treatment for acid reflux. They are suing the drug's manufacturer for failing to adequately warn of the drug's risks.

Credit bureaus sued for showing paid home equity loan as overdue

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 2, 2011

SHERMAN - After discovering a paid-off lien was still showing overdue on his credit reports, a Texas resident has filed a lawsuit against the credit bureaus alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Wal-Mart sued for allowing snake to roam freely in Silsbee store

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 2, 2011

A mother has filed a lawsuit accusing personnel at the Silsbee Wal-Mart of knowingly allowing a snake to roam the store and bite her toddler son.

Worker falls into hidden culvert, sues employer over hazardous working condition

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 2, 2011

Payne After falling into a hidden culvert, a construction worker is suing his employer for not warning of the dangerous condition.

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Feb. 16-21, 2011.

Collection agency sued for not upholding verbal agreement with consumer

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

SHERMAN - A debt collection agency is being sued after it refused to uphold a verbal agreement reducing a consumer's debt by approximately $6,000.

Smith County sued for alleged police misconduct

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

TYLER - In a recently filed lawsuit, Smith County is accused of allowing police misconduct.

Laborer sues aircraft services company for not paying his earned overtime wage

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

TYLER - Arguing he has not been paid for his overtime work, an aircraft painter has filed a collective action against his employer.

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