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Houston firefighters get signatures to ask voters for pay parity with police

John Sammon Aug. 1, 2017, 10:16am

HOUSTON – Firefighters in Houston got the more than 32,000 signatures needed on a petition of people who supported to place before voters in November a ballot requesting parity in pay between themselves and police officers, which could jeopardize city plans to reform pensions, city officials said.

Flight attendant blames airport operators for being run over

Philip Gonzales Jun. 7, 2017, 12:35pm

HOUSTON — A flight attendant is suing Houston airport operators, employers and a driver, alleging their negligence caused her to be run over by an electric cart.

ACLU of Texas files suit against city of Houston over ban to stop homeless tents, panhandling

Russell Boniface May 25, 2017, 2:41pm

HOUSTON – The ACLU of Texas announced on May 15 that it has sued the city of Houston over its encampment and panhandling ordinances.

Motorist blames city of Houston for crash

Philip Gonzales May 19, 2017, 1:31pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County motorist is suing Houston, alleging negligent hiring of a driver.

Calif. woman alleges United's refusal to provide wheelchair led to accident in jetway

John Suayan May 3, 2017, 11:44am

HOUSTON – A California woman alleges that United Airlines’ refusal to provide her a wheelchair prior to a flight from Houston to Orlando resulted in an accident with her motor scooter which injured her.

Implementing Obergefell: Who Decides the Scope of a Newly Minted Right?

Mark Pulliam Feb. 7, 2017, 1:20pm

The Supreme Court’s fractured decision in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) required states to recognize same-sex marriage. Obergefell came less than 30 years after Bowers v. Hardwick,[1] in which the court refused to recognize a right to engage in homosexual sodomy. In changing its mind, the Court effectively amended the U.S. Constitution with its Delphic utterances.

Former employee accuses Houston of wrongful discharge

Philip Gonzales Nov. 14, 2016, 2:35pm

HOUSTON — A former employee is suing the city of Houston, alleging sexual harassment and wrongful discharge.

Houston resident alleges local law enforcement violated Constitution

Philip Gonzales Oct. 31, 2016, 2:51pm

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing the city of Houston and city law enforcement personnel, alleging wrongful arrest that led to time in jail.

Harris County motorist blames Houston for crash

Philip Gonzales Aug. 30, 2016, 11:43am

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing the city of Houston, alleging negligence caused a vehicle crash that injured the plaintiff.

Houston resident accuses city police of violating civil rights

Wadi Reformado May 17, 2016, 2:36pm

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing the city of Houston and city police officers, alleging they used unjustified force and violated his civil rights. 

Harris County man alleges Houston police violated his civil rights

Wadi Reformado Apr. 21, 2016, 1:54pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing the city of Houston and police officers, alleging they violated his civil rights in assaulting him.

Houston man alleges city, Harris County guilty of unlawful arrest

Travis Zuellig Feb. 16, 2016, 2:39pm

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing the city, Harris County, a Houston police sergeant and an administrative assistant at the District Attorney’s Office, alleging an unlawful arrest.