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Consumer claims Definitive Consulting Services failed to disclose it was a debt collector

HOUSTON – A Houston consumer alleges a debt collector violated federal law when it communicated with him.

Central Portfolio Control Inc. alleged to have tried to collect alleged debt past statute of limitations

BROWNSVILLE – An El Campo consumer alleges a debt collector attempted to collect an alleged debt that was not enforceable.

Texas man alleges Michigan auto dealership would not honor sales contract

HOUSTON – A Harris County man has filed suit against a Michigan car dealership over allegations that it refused to give him possession of a vehicle he purchased.

Conditional settlement reached on suit between Stryker Corp. and Zimmer Biomet Holdings

HOUSTON – A settlement agreement on Nov. 28 was reached in a lawsuit between Howmedica Osteonics Corp., a subsidiary of Stryker Corp., makers of orthopedic implant devices, and Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc., in which Biomet was accused of engaging in unfair competition, improper use of trade secrets and improper solicitation of Stryker customers.

Houston resident sues debt-collection agency for deceptive practices

BROWNSVILLE — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Continental Service Group Inc., a collection agency that does business as ConServe, alleging deceptive debt-collection practices.

Consumer sues debt collector for telephone harassment

BROWNSVILLE — A consumer is suing Crest Financial Services, a debt collector, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Consumer seeks damages from Kohl's Department Store regarding collection calls

BROWNSVILLE – A Houston consumer alleges a debt collector continued to call her after she asked the calls to stop.

GKL Recovery & Acquisitions alleged to have used misleading collection practices

BROWNSVILLE – A Houston consumer alleges a letter sent from California collection agency misled her into believer she needed to pay an alleged debt immediately or the amount would increase.

Phoenix Financial Services alleged to have threatened woman with legal action to pay alleged debt

HOUSTON – A Richmond consumer claims a national debt collection company unlawfully threatened her with a lawsuit.

Ad Astra Recovery Services Inc. alleged to have harassed consumer with collection calls

BROWNSVILLE – A Richmond consumer alleges a debt collector harassed her with phone calls.

Michael Andrews & Associates LLC, Autovest LLC alleged to use unfair means to collect debt

HOUSTON – A consumer alleges she was damaged because a debt collector failed to state in a letter that all disputes must be done in writing.

Malpractice suit against Ford & Bergner dismissed

Ford Bergner malpractice lawsuit dismissed by Houston court

Transworld Systems Inc. accused of violating debt collection law with repeated phone calls

BROWNSVILLE – An Eagle Lake consumer alleges a Pennsylvania-based debt collector harassed him with phone calls.

Inmate blames transport providers, law enforcement officials for injuries

HOUSTON — An inmate is suing transport service providers and Harris County law enforcement, alleging their negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Securities lawsuit against Flotek Industries dismissed by federal judge

HOUSTON – A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has dismissed a securities class-action suit against Flotek Industries.

States look to delay immigration action case until after inauguration

BROWNSVILLE – Texas and more than a dozen other states have asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to stay a case related to their challenge of President Barack Obama’s suspension of immigration laws covering 4 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States until after the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump.  

Insurance company claims The Geo Group allegedly reimbursed millions of dollars in medical expenses

BROWNSVILLE — HCC Life Insurance Co. Inc. has filed suit against two businesses for alleged breach of contract.

Attorney Dan Linebaugh recognized by the American Association for Justice

HOUSTON -- Personal injury attorney Dan Linebaugh, founder and leader of the Linebaugh Law Firm, recently received the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Diplomates of Trial Advocacy designation. This title recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to legal education by completing more than 400 hours of qualifying AAJ educational programs. 

Two suits filed against law firm Greenberg Traurig relating to Brown Medical Center, surgeon

HOUSTON – A prominent national law firm is in lawsuit with a former medical center client over attorney fees that the plaintiff alleges have been paid.