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Former employee alleges racial discrimination

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 25, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing a beverage company, alleging he was terminated due to his race.

Employee alleges she was underpaid due to lack of overtime

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 25, 2019

HOUSTON — An employee is suing Dollar General, alleging she was regularly paid less than she was owed.

Customer alleges clothing store's negligence caused metal object to fall on her head

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 25, 2019

HOUSTON — A customer is suing a League City clothing store, alleging she was injured when a metal object fell on her head.

Credit company accused of forcefully repossessing vehicle, injuring woman

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 21, 2019

HOUSTON — A Washington state woman is suing a credit company, alleging it repossessed a motor vehicle using excessive force.

Worker alleges employer routinely failed to pay overtime

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 21, 2019

HOUSTON — A Comal County man is suing his employer, alleging failure to pay him for overtime work.

Consumer alleges telemarketing agency harassed her through phone calls

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 21, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is filing a class action lawsuit against a telemarketing agency, alleging she was harassed.

Employee alleges company failed to pay overtime wages

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 20, 2019

HOUSTON — An employee is filing a class action lawsuit against a business, alleging she received "straight pay" instead of overtime for working more than 40 hours a week.

Worker alleges catering business failed to pay overtime

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 19, 2019

HOUSTON — An employee is suing a catering business, alleging he was not paid overtime during his employment as a cook and server.

Customer alleges Monsanto weed killer led to him contracting cancer

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 19, 2019

HOUSTON — A customer is suing Monsanto, alleging he was not given warning about the risks of using a weedkiller that led to him contracting cancer.

Motorist alleges mail truck struck his car

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 7, 2019

HOUSTON —A motorist is suing the U.S. Postal Service, alleging he was run into by a mail truck. .

Ex-nurse manager names Houston hospital in wrongful termination suit

By John Suayan | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A local hospital has been named in a former behavioral health nurse manager’s wrongful termination lawsuit.

African-American woman alleges US Ecology retaliated against her for reporting discriminatory remarks

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – An African-American woman alleges she resigned from her position with a Houston office because of retaliation she faced after she complained of racially discriminatory remarks.

Former Siemens Energy employee alleges race, sex factors in termination

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – An African-American woman alleges her race and sex were factors in her termination from her job with an energy company.

Former employee alleges CHI-St. Luke's Hospital retaliated against her for taking FMLA leave

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A former employee of a medical facility alleges she was retaliated against for taking leave to care for her daughter's medical conditions.

Ex-NRG worker's suit: company failed to address customer who allegedly masturbated in front of him

By John Suayan | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – Matthew Venghaus, of Humble, alleges in a federal lawsuit against NRG Energy, Inc. that his termination from the company for supposedly having a side plumbing job was a retaliatory act.

Experts think ALI restatement on liability insurance law can be a resource for Texas courts, lawyers

By David Yates | Feb 25, 2019

HOUSTON – Dozens of Texas lawyers, judges and insurance professionals gathered at the downtown federal courthouse on Monday to hear how a Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance can be used as a resource for Lone Star courts and attorneys.

Former employee alleges Fuelco Energy failed to pay the correct wage rate for overtime work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 25, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston-headquartered company is alleged to have paid a former lead operator his regular rate of pay for overtime work.

Diaz and Associates allegedly unlawfully spoke to man's co-worker in attempt to collect alleged debt

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 25, 2019

HOUSTON – A consumer alleges a debt collector called his workplace and spoke about his alleged debt with a co-worker.

Lawsuit accuses jewelry designer of discriminating against pregnant employee

By John Suayan | Feb 25, 2019

HOUSTON – A College Station woman’s federal lawsuit accuses a jewelry designer of subjecting her to a hostile work environment because she was pregnant.

Truck driver accuses concrete supplier of wrongful termination

By John Suayan | Feb 22, 2019

HOUSTON – A Cypress man has brought a wrongful termination lawsuit against a Hill Country-based concrete supplier, asserting that the business fired him for opposing its allegedly disparate employment practices.

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