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Lawsuit: man tricked into purchasing grocery store mired with structural defects, health code violations

GALVESTON – An owner of a San Leon grocery store claims he was swindled into buying the business.

Texas oil owners file suit against oil company for unpaid royalties

VICTORIA – Texas mineral rights owners claim an oil company purposefully deceived them for at least two years by manipulating production data, according to a complaint filed in the Southern District Court of Texas, Victoria Division.

Abbott announces franchise tax proposal on tax day


TLRPAC endorses state Sen. Glenn Hegar for Texas Comptroller

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC today endorsed state Sen. Glenn Hegar for Texas Comptroller.

Galveston County man suing over identity theft

A Galveston County man is suing over identity theft and claims a 2012 lien is partially illegal.

Franchise tax upheld by Texas Supreme Court


Abbott says he can't resolve dispute over racing funds

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in an opinion issued last week, said he cannot resolve a "factual dispute" between two state officials over funds going toward Formula One races held in Austin starting this year.

Supreme Court candidates land on opposite sides of tort reform issue

Willett Three of the nine justices on the all-Republican court are seeking re-election, Justice Don Willett, Place 2; Justice David Medina, Place 4; and Justice Nathan Hecht, Place 6.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka marks new year with new attorneys

HOUSTON � (January 24, 2011) � The Houston office of national law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka is challenging the national trend of law firm contraction by hiring a new crop of talent to serve its clients. With the New Year, the firm has brought three new attorneys on board to keep up with the demand. Paul Masters and Heather Pesikoff have both joined Houston's office as senior counsel, while

Birth dates of state employees are private, Texas high court rules

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs AUSTIN � Birth dates of state employees must remain private, the Supreme Court of Texas decided on Dec. 3.

Galveston man sues former employer for breach of contract

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man says he was terminated despite obeying the terms of his contract and is suing for approximately $210,000 in damages.

Gov. Perry: Cap and Trade Could Severely Hurt Texas' Economy

Perry AUSTIN � Gov. Rick Perry stated his concern about the impact of proposed cap and trade legislation and possible regulation of CO2 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Texas' energy industry and economy.

Provost Umphrey accuses Dole of banana litigation conspiracy

Joe Fisher of the Provost Umphrey firm in Beaumont has accused Dole Food Company of negotiating directly with his clients in Nicaragua to settle pesticide exposure claims.