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Huffman ISD alleged to have failed to pay company in full for Harvey-related work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 11, 2018

HOUSTON – Huffman Independent School District is alleged to have failed to pay a company in full for work on its buildings after Hurricane Harvey.

Lawsuit accuses Facebook of allowing sex traffickers ‘unfiltered access’ to children

By David Yates | Oct 8, 2018

HOUSTON – A recently filed lawsuit is accusing Facebook, along with several other companies, of treating children like commodities.

From Legal Newsline

Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Chevron USA alleged to have terminated female employee after she complained of harassment

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges her gender was a factor in her termination from an energy company.

Passenger injured in collision alleges Uber Technologies failed to properly train drivers

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 10, 2018

HOUSTON – An Uber passenger is seeking more than $200,000 after the driver allegedly caused a collision in Harris County.

From Legal Newsline

Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

Driver seeks $75,000 from USPS for Humble collision

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 14, 2018

HOUSTON – A motorist alleges a postal service employee failed to maintain in his lane and struck his vehicle in Humble.

Chevron, other companies seek to reset trial of benzene lawsuit

By David Yates | Aug 13, 2018

BEAUMONT – Chevron USA and several other companies recently filed a motion to reset a trial of a benzene lawsuit slated for next month.

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.

Man alleges exposure to asbestos in products manufactured by Bechtel, others caused cancer

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A former sheet metal worker alleges asbestos exposure during his employment caused him to develop cancer and breathing issues.

KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP: Sean Wheeler Joins Kirkland & Ellis in Houston

By Press release submission | Aug 1, 2018

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Sean T. Wheeler has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.

Former employee files age discrimination suit against CoreLogic, FNC

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas woman alleges she faced discriminatory treatment because of her sex and age while employed by a California-based company.

Pasadena Holdings alleges former employee misappropriated trade secrets

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 12, 2018

GALVESTON – A Pasadena company alleges that a League City man left the company to work for a direct competitor in violation of an agreement.

dd's Discounts shopper alleges liquid in aisle caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 27, 2018

HOUSTON – A shopper at a Houston discount store alleges she injured her leg in a fall caused by liquid on the floor.

Woman alleges Taco Bell failed to promptly clean puddle on floor that caused her to fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 26, 2018

HOUSTON – A Taco Bell patron alleges she was injured when she fell after slipping in a puddle of location at a Houston location.

From Pennsylvania Record

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

From Legal Newsline

Blame the criminals, pharmacies facing opioid lawsuits say

By John O'Brien | Jun 8, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to addicts.

From Legal Newsline

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

Meineke seeks summary judgment in wrongful death suit over fatal auto fire

By David Yates | May 23, 2018

BEAUMONT – A defendant is seeking summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who burned to death when her car allegedly malfunctioned and burst into flames.

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