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Ace Hardware customer alleges forklift injured hand

GALVESTON – A customer of a Friendswood hardware store alleges his hand was injured by a forklift while shopping.

Chick-fil-A hit with slip & fall lawsuit, woman allegedly slipped near bathroom two years ago

BEAUMONT – A local resident is suing Chick-fil-A for injuries she received while allegedly slipping and falling near the bathroom two years ago.

Diversified Consultants Inc. alleged to have harassed woman with calls over account belonging to estranged husband

MARSHALL – A Marshall consumer claims a collection agency harassed her with collection calls for an alleged debt purported owed by her estranged husband.

Man alleges race was factor in termination from Best Buy store

BEAUMONT – An African-American man alleges his race was a factor in his termination from a Beaumont business.

DoubleTree By Hilton Houston guest seeks more than $1 million over fall allegedly caused by loose tile

HOUSTON – A Harris County resident alleges a loose floor tile caused her to fall at a hotel.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Former Academy Sports & Outdoors employee alleges he is owed unpaid overtime wages

SHERMAN – A Georgia man alleges his former sports and outdoor equipment retailer employer failed to pay him overtime wages during his employment.

Olive Garden guest alleges rocks caused her to fall, injure arm at restaurant

TYLER – A Kaufman County woman is seeking damages after a fall at a Tyler restaurant.

Outback Steakhouse guest seeks more than $200,000 after fall on wet floor

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges that a Sugar Land restaurant failed to warn of a wet floor.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines filed motion to dismiss case filed by passenger after Hurricane Harvey canceled cruise

MIAMI – Royal Caribbean has filed a motion to dismiss the class action filed against it by a Canadian passenger upset at how the cruise line handled communication when Hurricane Harvey forced the cruise to be canceled.

AutoNation summary judgment win affirmed, justices find no evidence supporting ‘implied-in-fact’ contract

HOUSTON - A well-known car dealership recently had its summary judgment win affirmed by the 14th Court of Appeals in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Suspension recommendation accepted by Florida county judge for appearance of political favoritism

FORT LAUDERDALE – A commission has recommended that a judge on the Broward County Court in Florida receive a 30-day suspension for political favoritism.

Woman seeks more than $1 million after fall in Houston parking lot

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a rock caused her to fall and break both legs in a Houston parking lot.

Former The Kitchen Connection LLC store manager alleges he is owed unpaid overtime

SHERMAN – A Richardson man formerly employed as a store manager has filed a class-action lawsuit against an employer over allegations of unpaid overtime wages.

Diversified Consultants Inc. alleged to have harassed consumer with collection calls

HOUSTON – A Pearland man alleges he was harassed with phone calls from a debt collector.

Brewer’s label isn’t protected free speech, Texas appeals court rules

AUSTIN – The Texas Third District Court of Appeals has ruled that a brewer’s effort to market a T.G.I. Friday’s brand of beer isn’t protected free speech, reversing a lower court ruling in the case.

Outback Steakhouse customer sues after fall

BEAUMONT — A customer is suing the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries in one of the restaurants.

Ninth Court affirms SJ wins for Chase, Pleasure Pier HOA

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.

Consumer claims Premier Recovery Group attempted to collect already settled alleged debt

HOUSTON – A consumer claims that a debt collector is attempting to alleged an alleged debt that he already settled.

Chip Merlin: Voss Law Firm Found Guilty of Fraud, Intentional Litigation Misconduct and A Pattern and Practice of Deficient Representation

I have written about the problem of the Voss Law Firm before in Policyholders Should Carefully Pick Their Lawyers — Voss Law Firm Loses Hundreds of Hurricane Lawsuits, and Is the Use of Runners and Cappers in Texas Going to Result in Prosecution of Lawyers and Public Adjusters. The problem with Voss is that they are a providing bad publicity for policyholders and honest policyholder attorneys fighting a very well-funded litigation and lobbying adversary: The insurance industry. A federal court judge found that the Voss Law Firm engaged in intentional litigation misconduct, fraud, and had shown a pattern and practice of deficient representation.