Sara McCleary News

ExxonMobil, Lockheed Martin settle dispute over alleged asbestos-containing Dum Dum product line

By Sara McCleary | Jan 18, 2018

HOUSTON – ExxonMobil Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. have reached a confidential agreement to settle a contract dispute between the two companies over asbestos litigation.

Paxton part of coalition asking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reduce utility rates

By Sara McCleary | Jan 16, 2018

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking part in a bipartisan coalition aimed at reducing consumers’ utility rates as a result of recent tax reforms.

Appeals court rules Capella Park HOA must accommodate disabled residents

By Sara McCleary | Dec 12, 2017

DALLAS – The Court of Appeals for the 5th District of Texas has reversed a trial court’s decision that was in favor of a homeowners’ association (HOA) trying to enforce its restrictive covenants against a home for disabled residents.

First Court of Appeals affirms liability in traffic death case

By Sara McCleary | Dec 4, 2017

HOUSTON – In a decision filed Nov. 21, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas affirmed a trial court’s decisions concerning the allowance and exclusion of evidence in a case seeking damages for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.

Eastern District court denies transfer in Nichia patent infringement case

By Sara McCleary | Nov 30, 2017

HOUSTON – In a decision filed Nov. 15, the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas has denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss or transfer a patent infringement case filed by Nichia Corp.

14th Court of Appeals finds background check company not negligent after man shot by co-worker

By Sara McCleary | Nov 30, 2017

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment in favor of a defendant accused of negligence in performing a background check on a potential employee.

Texas court confirms arbitration award for Carpatsky Petroleum Corp.

By Sara McCleary | Oct 16, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas judge has granted an American company’s motion to confirm an international arbitration award as a result of a dispute related to a joint venture agreement.

14th Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment in National Oilwell Varco case

By Sara McCleary | Oct 9, 2017

HOUSTON – In a decision filed Sept. 21, the 14th Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s granting of summary judgment in a case accusing National Oilwell Varco (NOV) of negligence.

Appeals court reverses summary judgment against law firm Intervenor

By Sara McCleary | Oct 3, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court has reversed a summary judgment against Intervenor, a Texas law firm, in a case over an attorney’s fee award.

Appeals court remands Kingwood Crossroads case to determine attorneys' fees

By Sara McCleary | Oct 3, 2017

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont has remanded a case disputing an attorneys’ fees award back to the trial court.

Civil rights groups deliver 50,000 signatures to Abbott, other lawmakers over 'anti-LGBTQ bills'

By Sara McCleary | Aug 22, 2017

AUSTIN – A list of more than 50,000 signatures from Texans who oppose legislation described as discriminatory has been delivered to key figures in the state.

Court rules texas counties can move with lawsuits against Volkswagen after state's is resolved

By Sara McCleary | Aug 15, 2017

AUSTIN – The 3rd Court of Appeals at Austin passed down two separate decisions relating to Volkswagen clean diesel litigation.

Ken Paxton, nine other attorneys general pen letter asking for DACA repeal

By Sara McCleary | Aug 8, 2017

AUSTIN – On June 29, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking the Trump administration to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by Sept. 5.

New judge to preside over Paxton's securities fraud case

By Sara McCleary | Jun 26, 2017

DALLAS – A new judge has been assigned to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case after Paxton successfully petitioned to have the case’s original judge removed.

Woman alleges Lakeside Assisted Living limits her to two visitations with her father per month

By Sara McCleary | Jun 21, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – A New York woman has filed a lawsuit against her father’s San Antonio retirement home, alleging that she has been prevented from visiting her father based on unfair and illegal restrictions.

Texas child support program collects $1.17 million in just seven months

By Sara McCleary | May 17, 2017

AUSTIN – The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has seen great success with its innovative program to collect child support payments.

Securities lawsuit against Flotek Industries dismissed by federal judge

By Sara McCleary | May 10, 2017

HOUSTON – A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has dismissed a securities class-action suit against Flotek Industries.

DePuy and Johnson & Johnson appeal decision in favor of hip implant recipients

By Sara McCleary | Apr 24, 2017

DALLAS – DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have appealed a trial court decision that would have them pay out $150 million in damages to five plaintiffs.

DOJ reverses position on Texas voter ID law

By Sara McCleary | Mar 30, 2017

HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that it will withdraw its claim that a Texas’ voter-ID law was implemented with discriminatory intent.

Bills to curb storm-chasing lawyers seeing 'strong response' from Texas businesses, individuals

By Sara McCleary | Mar 21, 2017

HOUSTON – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR), a nonpartisan group whose self-proclaimed objective is to “restore litigation to its traditional and appropriate role in our society,” is making headway in its efforts to curb “storm-chasing” lawyers.

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