Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas News

Court papers attribute fatal mobile home fire to defective Whirlpool dryer

By John Suayan | Dec 10, 2018

LUFKIN – Whirlpool Corp. has been sued over an early 2015 mobile home fire that claimed the lives of four children.

Woman brings wrongful termination suit against Lowe's

By John Suayan | Nov 16, 2018

LUFKIN – An East Texas woman claims that a North Carolina-based home improvement retail company wrongfully terminated her because of her race and gender.

Court filing criticizes Houston Co. for jailing mentally challenged male without proper accommodations

By John Suayan | Oct 10, 2018

LUFKIN – An East Texas county is the target of a federal civil rights lawsuit from a 19-year-old mentally challenged male who claims he was physically and sexually assaulted while in custody more than a year ago.

Former basketball coach claims she was sexually harassed at East Texas college

By John Suayan | Sep 11, 2018

LUFKIN – The former head women’s basketball coach of a historically black liberal arts college in East Texas asserts the school terminated her after she pushed back against hostile work environment.

Kroger shopper seeks damages after fall allegedly caused by watermelon juice

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 8, 2018

LUFKIN – A Kroger shopper alleges she fractured her kneecap after slipping on watermelon juice in the store.

Jack-in-the-Box employee alleges superiors circulated sexually explicit video of her, sues company

By John Suayan | Jul 11, 2018

LUFKIN – A female Jack-in-the-Box employee in Jasper claims she faced a hostile work environment when a sexually explicit video allegedly featuring her and an ex-lover was circulated among her co-workers.

Candy company faces sex discrimination allegations from former employee

By John Suayan | May 16, 2018

LUFKIN – An Angelina County woman’s federal lawsuit accuses Atkinson Candy Co. and Express Services, Inc. of sex discrimination and retaliation.

Former S. & S. Lumber & Building Co. employee alleges he is owed more than $9,000 in unpaid overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2018

LUFKIN – A Nacogdoches man alleges his former Etoile employer owes him thousands in unpaid overtime.

Tyler Co. fires sheriff's office employee over Facebook post, lawsuit claims violation of First Amendment

By John Suayan | Dec 21, 2017

LUFKIN – An East Texas county and its sheriff are accused of terminating a female employee over a social media post.

Former educator at SFA alleges sex discrimination in denial of promotion

By John Suayan | Nov 17, 2017

LUFKIN – A former educator at Stephen F. Austin State University brought a lawsuit against the Nacogdoches-based institution, claiming it did not promote her to a deanship because of her sex.

Tyson Foods employee alleges fall on roof caused fracture

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 13, 2017

LUFKIN – A Louisiana woman employed by a poultry processing plant in Shelby County alleges the company failed to provide a safe workplace.

Polk Co. man says defective firearm caused him facial injuries

By John Suayan | Aug 26, 2017

LUFKIN – A Polk County man is suing Remington Arms Co., LLC on claims he used a defective weapon manufactured, marketed and shipped by the company.

Former female Consolidated Water Supply Corp. employee alleges gender discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 22, 2017

LUFKIN – A Crockett resident alleges that she was paid less than her male counterparts.

Former employee alleges Century 21 failed to pay proper wages

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 6, 2017

LUFKIN — A Lufkin man is suing Century 21, alleging retaliation, violation of applicable minimum wage law and wrongful termination.

Class action suit claims Univ. of Tulsa, NCAA failed to protect football players from head injuries

By John Suayan | Jun 12, 2017

LUFKIN – The University of Tulsa, Conference USA, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association are implicated in a federal class action lawsuit alleging failure to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes.

Employee alleges pharmacy failed to pay proper wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 6, 2017

LUFKIN — A Lubbock County pharmacist is suing a pharmaceutical group, alleging failure to compensate for overtime work

Widower blames Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for wife's cancer death

By The SE Texas Record | Dec 19, 2016

LUFKIN — A Polk County man is suing Johnson & Johnson, alleging negligence led to the death of his wife from cancer.

Ex-Angelina Co. deputy tax clerk files suit following termination over FB post

By John Suayan | Sep 30, 2016

LUFKIN – A former deputy clerk in the Angelina County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office asserts that she was wrongfully terminated over a social media post and has filed a lawsuit against the county and former Tax Assessor-Collector Thelma Sherman.

Minor child blames GM for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 28, 2016

LUFKIN — A minor child is suing General Motors, alleging the defendant's negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff. 

Employee alleges industrial painting company failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 21, 2016

LUFKIN — A Willis man is suing a Lufkin industrial painting company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

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