U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas News

Report finds that patent verdicts in Eastern Texas court are split 50/50 between plaintiffs, defendants

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – When it comes to trials concerning patents, how accurate and fair is the jury? In most cases, juries award more favorable verdicts to plaintiffs than to defendants except in Texas, according to a report.

Consumer claims settlement offer in letter from Northstar Location Services was misleading

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – A New York debt collector is alleged to have used false or deceptive means to collect a purported debt.

Vengroff Williams alleged to have failed to state creditor in collection letter

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 27, 2018

BEAUMONT – A consumer alleges a debt collector mailed him a confusing letter regarding the name of the original creditor.

Client Services alleged to have failed to clearly identify original creditor in collection letter

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 25, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Missouri-based debt collector is alleged to have mailed a misleading collection letter that does not clearly identify the current creditor.

AMCOL Systems alleged to have failed to remove paid balance from credit report

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 10, 2018

SHERMAN – A Collin County consumer alleges that a debt collector failed to remove an account after it was paid.

TLRA Debt Recovery alleged to have failed to state creditor in collection letter

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 5, 2018

TEXARKANA – A consumer alleges a debt collector failed to identify the name of the current creditor in two collection letters it mailed to her.

Data analyst alleges Capital One Services paid men in similar positions more than women

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | May 30, 2018

BEAUMONT – A female employee of a credit card service company alleges she was paid less than similarly situated male co-workers.

Consumer alleges TranzVia LLC made unlawful solicitation calls

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 16, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Plano company is alleged to have unlawfully called a Maryland man for marketing purposes.

Tyler consumer alleges three organizations reported inaccurate statements on credit report

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 15, 2017

TYLER – A Tyler consumer alleges his credit was damaged because of the actions of three entities.

Consumer claims Transworld Systems Inc. kept calling despite requests to stop

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 17, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Roanoke consumer alleges a debt collector harassed her with repeated calls.

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC accused of harassing consumer with calls

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 15, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Tyler consumer alleges he was harassed with calls from a debt collector.

Consumer claims ConServe failed to identify it was a debt collector in voicemails

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 2, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Corinth consumer alleges that a debt collector has communicated with her illegally.

Consumer claims E.A. Uffman & Associates Inc. failed to disclose calls were attempts to collect debt

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 27, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Beaumont woman alleges a Baton Rouge debt collector is using deceptive practices with its calls.

Sons of inventor drop patent suit against Disney over MagicBand device

By John Sammon | Jul 18, 2017

BEAUMONT – The sons of a Texas inventor who challenged Disney Parks and Resorts for allegedly infringing their father’s patented wireless connecting system without authorization have dropped voluntarily their suit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Report says patent cases in Texas court may decrease by 1,000 per year after Supreme Court decision

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's May 22 decision to reduce the states in which patent owners are allowed to file infringement lawsuits is expected to reduce 1,000 cases per year in Eastern Texas and increase cases in the District of Delaware by 500, Unified Patents has predicted.

Consumer alleges debt collector violated phone privacy law

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 14, 2017

BEAUMONT — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a debt collector, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Consumer accuses debt collector of invasion of privacy

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 30, 2017

BEAUMONT — A Texas consumer is suing a debt collector, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Core Wireless appeal in Apple patent infringement case is denied

By Angela Underwood | May 8, 2017

BEAUMONT – A federal district court has rejected an appeal from Core Wireless SARL in its dispute with Apple over allegations of patent infringement.

Court awards $20.3 million to doctor in Medtronic patent suit

By Heather Doyle | Nov 22, 2016

Dr. Mark Barry wins $17.6 million for infringement in the U.S., and the rest for outside the U.S.

Executive order affects government contractors; preliminary injunction issued

By Carrie Salls | Nov 2, 2016

BEAUMONT – Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. and National Association of Security Companies won a preliminary injunction against portions of a presidential executive order that requires federal contracting officers to determine whether labor and employment law violations should keep contractors from winning government contracts.  

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