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Houston federal court receives suit against United, others over traveler's hip injury

HOUSTON – A state district lawsuit filed by the surviving daughter of an Arkansas woman in response to an injury the decedent sustained two years ago at George Bush Intercontinental Airport was recently elevated to the federal level.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Houston resident alleges local law enforcement violated Constitution

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

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

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

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

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.