Dallas County News

Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

Pilot Catastrophe Services alleged to owe adjusters unpaid overtime wages

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 8, 2018

HOUSTON – A Dallas County woman alleges an insurance carrier claims processing company failed to pay for overtime work.

Lawsuit blames hotel worker's drowning death during Harvey on improper planning for floods

By John Suayan | Jun 11, 2018

DALLAS – The surviving relatives of a Houston hotel employee who perished on the job during a hurricane last year have sued her employer and several others, according to recent Dallas County District Court records.

Diners claim shooting at restaurant caused stampede, injuries

By John Suayan | Apr 27, 2018

HOUSTON – Dallas County residents Stacy and Philbert McCoy are suing Pappas Restaurants, Inc., doing business as Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, in response to an alleged shooting at the eatery earlier this year.

Former sign installer claims Tips Family Enterprises owes unpaid overtime wages

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 13, 2018

SHERMAN – A Dallas County man alleges that his former Denton County employer owes him unpaid wages.

Opioid lawsuits cropping up all over Texas, TLR says ‘enriching’ law firms won’t cure epidemic

By David Yates | Feb 21, 2018

HOUSTON – Joining a nationwide trend, Texas municipals have begun suing the makers of opioids in recent months, alleging drug manufactures knew of the dangers but placed profits above the public good. And while no one is really debating that opioid addiction isn’t real or a problem, at least one group is questioning how enriching trial lawyers will cure the epidemic.

5th District Court of Appeals upholds arbitration confirmation in Southwest Securities case

By David Hutton | Jan 2, 2018

DALLAS – The Texas 5th District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling by the 44th Judicial District Court upholding a ruling confirming an arbitration award in a case involving Southwest Securities Inc.

Case against Dallas County by former sheriff's deputy sent back to trial court

By Dee Thompson | Jan 2, 2018

DALLAS – The court of appeals for the 5th District partially affirmed and partially reversed a lower court’s decision regarding the case of Rodney D. Bailey, a sheriff's deputy who sued Dallas County and others over allegations of wrongful termination.

Dallas Co. jury awards developer $98 million in commercial dispute case

By John Suayan | Dec 21, 2017

DALLAS – A nearly four-year-old commercial dispute lawsuit pitting a luxury home developer against BBVA Compass bank recently ended with a Dallas County jury issuing a $98 million verdict, according to recent Dallas County District Court records.

Dallas Co. woman says forced attendance of Halloween company party affront to her Christian faith

By John Suayan | Oct 31, 2017

DALLAS – Halloween is associated with costumes, candy, and the occult, but to one Dallas County woman, it is an affront to her religion and a reason she allegedly lost her job.

Mostyn Law dumps hail client before trial, insurer seeks to dismiss case

By David Yates | Oct 25, 2017

DALLAS – Mostyn Law recently withdrew its representation of a hail client – a move that comes only a month before the case was set to go to trial.

Jury awards $4 billion in punitive damages to American Airlines exec widow, children

By Olivia Olsen | Oct 11, 2017

DALLAS – The heirs of Max Hopper, a deceased American Airlines executive, have come out more than victorious in their suit against banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. over allegations of breach of fiduciary duty.

Mostyn Law hail case dismissed for want of prosecution, second suit on the verge of DWOP

By David Yates | Sep 26, 2017

DALLAS – Mostyn Law hail suits brought in Dallas County are seemingly starting to thaw, as one case has already been dismissed for want of prosecution, and a second looks like it will soon go the same way.

First Harvey suit sneaks by new insurance law, seeks up to $1M in damages and 18 percent interest

By David Yates | Sep 5, 2017

DALLAS – Even while Hurricane Harvey continued to dump records amount of rain on Houstonians, Texas trial lawyers publicly preached doomsday for insureds was rapidly approaching – warning victims to file their claims before a new law went into effect.

Deion Sanders’ $2.2M defamation verdict against Pilar axed by Texas appellate court

By David Yates | Aug 30, 2017

DALLAS – The heated divorce of Deion and Pilar Sanders made headlines in 2013, as accusations of cheating and child abuse surfaced in the media.

Dallas photographer awarded $1M, jury finds former clients defamed her with false TV interview, online posts

By David Yates | Aug 1, 2017

DALLAS – In 2014, a contract dispute between Andrea Polito, a wedding and portrait photographer, and her clients made headlines and went viral.

Black employee accuses excavating company of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 19, 2017

SHERMAN — A black Dallas County man is suing an excavation company, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Homeland Insurance seeks removal of Double Diamond case to federal court

By Glenn Minnis | Jun 9, 2017

DALLAS – Homeland Insurance Co. of New York has filed a notice of removal in its ongoing insurance coverage dispute against Double Diamond Delaware Inc.

Mostyn Law wants $1M hail suit reinstated, case was dismissed for want of prosecution

By David Yates | May 31, 2017

DALLAS – Mostyn Law is asking a district judge to reinstate a hailstorm lawsuit the firm allowed to be dismissed for want of prosecution.

Conservative host says Glenn Beck fired her for abortion stance, comments on The View

By John Suayan | Apr 10, 2017

DALLAS – A conservative media personality alleges that Glenn Beck fired her for her views on abortion and has pursued legal action against the ex-Fox News host, recent Dallas County District Court records show.

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