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Judge: FACT Act would prevent 'abuse' of double-dipping

HOUSTON – Attorneys double-dipping from asbestos trusts funds that rightfully belong to affected veterans is unacceptable, according to a past American Legion National commander and judge.

Humble man files writ in discrimination case

HOUSTON – A resident of Humble has filed a writ demanding that an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission administrative judge hear his discrimination case against the federal government.

Judge rules in favor of Army in PA group's suit over nerve gas waste disposal

Veolia incineration facility in Port Arthur After suing the U.S. Army on claims that shipments of nerve gas waste water to Port Arthur posed a threat to area residents, a local environmental group has had its suit thrown out by a U.S. District Court judge.

Capitol Comment: U.S. budget should create solutions, not challenges

As the U.S. economy slows, and perhaps even retracts, many American families are taking a hard look at their budgets and making choices about how they'll spend their income.

Legally Speaking; Sue the bulldozer company, and get crushed by common sense

The family of a woman killed trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in 2003 has been trying-to date unsuccessfully-to sue Caterpillar, Inc., the American manufacturer of the bulldozer used in the demolition.

PA group takes on Army over nerve gas wastewater shipment

A Port Arthur environmental organization is taking on the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army to try to stop shipments of nerve gas wastewater from coming to Southeast Texas.