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Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

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.

Mi Taza Mexican Restaurant employee alleges she is owed unpaid overtime

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 10, 2018

SHERMAN – A Denton woman alleges she is not paid the appropriate rate for overtime work by her restaurant employer.

Spring resident alleges Quicken Loans keeps calling to reach another person

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 5, 2018

HOUSTON – A Spring consumer alleges a Michigan company keeps calling him by mistake.

Medical Data Systems purportedly unlawfully called consumer at work to collect alleged debt

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 25, 2018

SHERMAN – A Whitesboro woman alleges that a debt collector unlawfully contacted her at work.

Convergent Outsourcing alleged to have failed to disclose identity when calling consumers

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 10, 2018

HOUSTON – Two Montgomery consumers allege that a debt collector contacted them without disclosing its identity.

Woman alleges water at Houston hotel entrance caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 9, 2018

HOUSTON – A guest alleges she was injured at a Houston hotel because of water at the entrance.

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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.

Edward Sloan and Associates alleged to have harassed woman with calls over already paid debt

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 14, 2018

TYLER – A Longview consumer alleges she has been harassed by a debt collector over a debt that has already been paid.

From Legal Newsline

Pepperidge Farm asks that Texas distributor's case be dismissed in favor of arbitration

By Karen Kidd | May 29, 2018

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."

Woman claims General Electric-manufactured refrigerator injured hand

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | May 22, 2018

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.

National Credit Adjusters alleged to have harassed woman with phone calls at work

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 15, 2018

HOUSTON – A Katy, Texas resident alleges a debt collector unlawfully contacted her at work.

Comcast Holdings alleged to have harassed Houston woman with automated calls

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 11, 2018

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

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 9, 2018

MARSHALL – A Gilmer consumer alleges a Winnsboro debt collector used deceptive means in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.

Lino Graglia: The Happy Warrior Soldiers On

By Mark Pulliam | Mar 22, 2018

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.

Atlantic Credit and Finance alleged to have wrongfully disclosed debt to third party

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A Bryan consumer alleges a debt collector wrongfully disclosed a purported debt to a third party.

Consumers claim BC Services collection calls were unlawful

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 13, 2018

TEXARKANA – Two Texarkana consumers have filed a suit against a debt collector over its collection practices.

United Recovery Systems LP alleged to have wrongfully contacted third parties about purported debt

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 26, 2018

HOUSTON – A Missouri consumer claims a Houston debt collector unlawfully contacted third parties about an alleged debt.

Consumer claims Adams, London & Weiss violated debt collection laws

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 18, 2018

SHERMAN – A Plano woman alleges a Houston debt collector used misleading representations in its attempt to collect an alleged debt.

Man alleges Westlake Financial ignored requests to stop calling him

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 18, 2018

SHERMAN – A Plano man alleges that a California company is unlawfully calling him.

Abbott appoints Jimmy Blacklock to Texas Supreme Court

By David Yates | Jan 4, 2018

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.

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