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U.S. alleges negligence in ExxonMobil refinery fire that injured 10, killed 2

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, alleging violations of federal laws that contributed to a 2013 fire that injured 10 workers and caused the death of two contract employees.

Major hotel chains seek to dismiss antitrust suit, online booker alleges conspiracy to inflate prices

By David Yates | Feb 11, 2019

TEXARKANA – By agreeing not to bid on each other’s branded keywords, major hotel chains allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to stifle competition, keep prices high and make it harder for consumers to comparison shop – that’s the primary accusation made in an antitrust lawsuit brought by TravelPass, an online travel agency.

Lanier Law Firm: U.S. doesn’t have an ‘absolute’ right to dismiss ‘meritorious’ FCA complaints

By David Yates | Jan 24, 2019

TEXARKANA – The U.S. government does not have an absolute, unreviewable right to dismiss meritorious lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act – that’s the argument Lanier Law Firm lawyers are making to keep their whistleblower complaints alive.

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