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FedEx Ground contractor alleges barricade at Magnolia Kroger caused him to trip

HOUSTON – A FedEx Ground independent contractor alleges he was injured making a delivery to a Magnolia grocery store because of a hidden safety barricade.

Nigerian passengers allege United Airlines discriminated against them by removing them from flight

HOUSTON – A Nigerian citizen alleges she and her children were removed from a flight because a white passenger reported that she was "pungent."

Court papers detail woman's 'demeaning' experience as Ren Fest owner's personal assistant

HOUSTON – The Texas Renaissance Festival and Stargate Manor Arboretum are accused in a federal lawsuit of terminating a female employee who allegedly pushed back against her superior for ordering her to perform tasks she thought were inappropriate.

Former Louetta Automotive Group technician files suit for allegedly unpaid overtime wages

HOUSTON – A former general service technician for an auto repair business alleges he is owed unpaid wages.

Former Golden Town International carpenter alleges he is owed unpaid wages

HOUSTON – A former carpenter of a company that designs, remodels and customizes restaurant furniture alleges that he was not paid at the appropriate rate for overtime work.

Ex-Texans cheerleader sues team for underpayment, alleges mistreatment from squad manager

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman who used to be a member of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders has pursued legal action against the NFL franchise on claims she was underpaid during her year-long tenure, according to recent Houston federal court records.

Oilfield worker alleges EcoStim, others owe unpaid overtime wages

HOUSTON – A California man alleges he is owed unpaid overtime wages by his former oil and gas industry employer.

Ind. photographer says concert photo of Ted Nugent used without permission, pursues legal action

HOUSTON – An Indiana-based freelance photographer alleges RCC Holdings, LLC committed copyright infringement when it used one of his concert images without permission.

Disabled vet's lawsuit alleges apartment complex rife with FHA violations

HOUSTON – A disabled veteran’s unsuccessful search for an apartment is the focus of a federal lawsuit that was filed on May 14.

Nurse alleges Maxim Healthcare Services failed to pay appropriate rate for overtime work

HOUSTON – A Fort Bend County nurse alleges she is owed unpaid wages from her former employer.

World's Gold & Diamonds alleges individual owes more than $100,000 for jewelry

HOUSTON – A Houston company alleges an individual failed to pay in full the balance for the purchase of thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry.

National Credit Adjusters alleged to have harassed woman with phone calls at work

HOUSTON – A Katy, Texas resident alleges a debt collector unlawfully contacted her at work.

Woman alleges hostile work environment at General Land Office 'forced' her to resign

HOUSTON – A League City woman alleges she was "forced" to resign her position with a state agency because of a hostile work environment.

Former deli manager alleges Randall's Food Markets failed to pay overtime compensation

HOUSTON – A Houston man employed by a food market for 22 years alleges he worked four or five additional hours a week without pay.

Consumer claims Fair Collections Outsourcing failed to clearly inform status of alleged debt

HOUSTON – A Spring resident alleges that a collection letter she received omitted information in an attempt to "coerce" payment.

PETA asserts A&M's deletion of Facebook comments a First Amendment violation

HOUSTON – The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is suing a local university president for infringing its First Amendment rights in relation to comments made on social media, per recent Houston federal court records.

Autobody repair worker alleges Uptown Collision Center owes unpaid overtime pay

HOUSTON – A former employee of an automobile repair shop alleges he was paid straight time for overtime work.

Former Swift Auto Hauling employee alleges he is owed more than $10,000 in unpaid wages

HOUSTON – A former employee of a Richmond company alleges he is owed thousands in unpaid wages and overtime pay.

Former manager alleges UZ Marketing failed to pay correct rate for overtime work

HOUSTON – A Houston marketing agency is alleged to have failed to compensate a former manager at the correct rate for overtime work.

Health care centers' allege Cigna's 'plan interpretation is legally incorrect' in overpayment suit

HOUSTON – Two health care facilities working with health insurance provider Cigna are asking a Texas court to dismiss the insurer's claim that it is entitled to around $8 million in the form of alleged overpayments to the defendants’ ambulatory surgical centers.