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.
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Major hotel chains seek to dismiss antitrust suit, online booker alleges conspiracy to inflate prices
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.
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.
BEAUMONT — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff, citing misrepresentations and false threats.
BEAUMONT – A Dallas-based debt collector is alleged to have sent a consumer an "aggressive" collection letter.
Report finds that patent verdicts in Eastern Texas court are split 50/50 between plaintiffs, defendants
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.
BEAUMONT – A New York debt collector is alleged to have used false or deceptive means to collect a purported debt.
BEAUMONT – A consumer alleges a debt collector mailed him a confusing letter regarding the name of the original creditor.
BEAUMONT – A Missouri-based debt collector is alleged to have mailed a misleading collection letter that does not clearly identify the current creditor.
SHERMAN – A Collin County consumer alleges that a debt collector failed to remove an account after it was paid.
TEXARKANA – A consumer alleges a debt collector failed to identify the name of the current creditor in two collection letters it mailed to her.
BEAUMONT – A female employee of a credit card service company alleges she was paid less than similarly situated male co-workers.
BEAUMONT – A Plano company is alleged to have unlawfully called a Maryland man for marketing purposes.
TYLER – A Tyler consumer alleges his credit was damaged because of the actions of three entities.
BEAUMONT – A Roanoke consumer alleges a debt collector harassed her with repeated calls.
BEAUMONT – A Tyler consumer alleges he was harassed with calls from a debt collector.
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
BEAUMONT – A Beaumont woman alleges a Baton Rouge debt collector is using deceptive practices with its calls.
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.
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.