The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.
SHERMAN – A Denton woman alleges she is not paid the appropriate rate for overtime work by her restaurant employer.
HOUSTON – A Spring consumer alleges a Michigan company keeps calling him by mistake.
SHERMAN – A Whitesboro woman alleges that a debt collector unlawfully contacted her at work.
HOUSTON – Two Montgomery consumers allege that a debt collector contacted them without disclosing its identity.
HOUSTON – A guest alleges she was injured at a Houston hotel because of water at the entrance.
A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked
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.
TYLER – A Longview consumer alleges she has been harassed by a debt collector over a debt that has already been paid.
SAN ANTONIO (Legal Newsline) – Pepperidge Farm has asked a federal court to dismiss a potentially $1 million case filed by a Bexar County, Texas distributor and to force him to arbitrate outside of court after the company decided in February to buy back the distributor's "club rights."
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured by a plate on her refrigerator and is seeking $1 million in damages from the manufacturers.
HOUSTON – A Katy, Texas resident alleges a debt collector unlawfully contacted her at work.
HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges she was harassed by phone calls from a telecommunications company.
Consumer claims Edward Sloan and Associates failed to identify itself as debt collector in voicemails
MARSHALL – A Gilmer consumer alleges a Winnsboro debt collector used deceptive means in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.
My law school years (1977-80) at the University of Texas were, in hindsight, close to idyllic. I loved my first-year professors, tuition at UT was dirt cheap, Austin was a wonderful place to live, and I reveled in the “college town” ambience, which was new to me. (Prior to arriving at UT, I had never attended a college football game. During my first year—when the Longhorns went undefeated in the regular season and Earl Campbell won the Heisman Trophy–I had season tickets on the 50-yard line at UT’s gigantic Memorial Stadium, for a pittance that even a broke law student could afford.) The post-game victory spectacle—honking horns on the Drag and the Tower lit up in orange—formed indelible memories.
HOUSTON – A Bryan consumer alleges a debt collector wrongfully disclosed a purported debt to a third party.
TEXARKANA – Two Texarkana consumers have filed a suit against a debt collector over its collection practices.
HOUSTON – A Missouri consumer claims a Houston debt collector unlawfully contacted third parties about an alleged debt.
SHERMAN – A Plano woman alleges a Houston debt collector used misleading representations in its attempt to collect an alleged debt.
SHERMAN – A Plano man alleges that a California company is unlawfully calling him.
AUSTIN – On Jan. 3, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed and swore in Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court following Justice Don Willett’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.