City of Houston News

'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.

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

By John Suayan | May 3, 2017

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?

By Mark Pulliam | Feb 7, 2017

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

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2016

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

Houston resident alleges local law enforcement violated Constitution

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 31, 2016

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

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