City of Houston News

Buzbee files $5M suit against Houston Mayor, Clear Channel over billboard ads

By David Yates | Apr 18, 2019

HOUSTON – The attorney who wants to be Houston’s next mayor is suing the city’s current mayor over billboards he claims are a campaign violation.

More than $200,000 sought by traveler over fall in Houston George Bush International Airport

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 31, 2019

HOUSTON – A Florida man alleges a wet floor at the Houston George Bush International Airport caused him to fall.

'Stinks so bad': Buzbee uses manure to describe Houston leadership

By John Suayan | Jan 18, 2019

HOUSTON – Mudslinging is a normal part of political campaigning as much as shaking hands and kissing babies. One local attorney with aspirations of one day leading the City of Houston, however, took it a step further.

Woman files suit against George Bush International Airport over allegations wet floor caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a wet floor at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport caused her to fall.

'Fix, not fight': Buzbee, Lancton call on Turner to settle Proposition B row with Houston firefighters

By John Suayan | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – The city’s firefighters are committed to hash out any differences arising from the recently passed Proposition B.

Buzbee expresses intention to represent Houston firefighters pro bono in potential Proposition B legal battle

By John Suayan | Nov 29, 2018

HOUSTON – A prominent local attorney has reportedly offered to serve as lead counsel for Houston firefighters pro bono in the event a recently approved proposition yields litigation.

Man's suit against City of Houston, police officer elevated to federal court

By John Suayan | Nov 26, 2018

HOUSTON – The Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas recently took over a lawsuit filed by a man who alleges he was shot by a Houston police officer.

Man who tripped allegedly because of inoperable escalator at airport seeks more than $200,000 from Houston

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Nov 5, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges he fell at the George Bush International Airport because no warning was given that the escalator wasn't working.

Woman says EMTs failed to properly secure her to gurney

By John Suayan | Sep 4, 2018

HOUSTON – Local resident Shirley Houston is suing the City of Houston after she fell from a motor-operated gurney last year.

Justices lift firefighter union TRO against Houston mayor over displaying city’s budget meeting

By David Yates | Aug 23, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has found that an ancillary court abused its discretion by granting a temporary restraining order stopping the city of Houston from displaying a budget meeting on municipally funded media platforms.

Discrimination suit filed against city of Houston by terminated firefighter

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An African-American man alleges that discrimination was a factor in his termination from the Houston Fire Department.

Houston must face pension system lawsuit following state Supreme Court ruling

By Karen Kidd | Jun 20, 2018

The City of Houston will have to face up to litigation in its ongoing dispute with the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System following a Texas Supreme Court decision earlier this month that found the city has no immunity in the case.

Woman’s suit against Houston over fall into sewer to continue, for now

By David Yates | Jun 18, 2018

HOUSTON – A lawsuit alleging the city of Houston a storm sewer drain was missing a cover will continue for now, as the First Court of Appeals recently remanded the case back to the trial court for further proceedings.

5th Circuit upholds dismissal of flooding case against Houston, Memorial City Redevelopment Authority

By Charmaine Little | Jun 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The claims of Houston residents impacted by flooding fell short as a federal court said they didn’t show sufficient evidence that the city and related parties were to blame for their damaged properties.

Houston sued by former 911 telecommunicator, employee alleges termination in response to time off caring for father

By John Suayan | Mar 12, 2018

HOUSTON – Brazoria County resident Brittany Riley is suing the City of Houston, alleging it fired her for going on leave earlier this year.

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

By John Suayan | Nov 26, 2017

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

By John Sammon | Aug 1, 2017

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

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 7, 2017

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

By Russell Boniface | May 25, 2017

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

By Philip Gonzales | May 19, 2017

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

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