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Discovery battle unfolds in wrongful death suit against Olive Garden, woman broke her neck tripping on ‘un-level sidewalk’

BEAUMONT – Heated discovery issues are cropping up in litigation brought against Olive Garden, a wrongful death lawsuit alleging a woman tripped over “un-level sidewalk” and broke her neck.

Convergent Outsourcing alleged to have invaded woman's privacy with collection calls

HOUSTON – A consumer claims a Washington-based debt collector has invaded her privacy with collection calls.

McDonald's customer alleges broken chair caused injuries to back, hip

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges that she was injured at a Houston fast food restaurant because of a broken chair.

ADT alleged to have called wrong number 60 times

HOUSTON – A woman alleges a home security company has harassed her with dozens of phone calls meant for another person.

AllianceOne Receivables Management alleged to have unlawfully called consumer

SHERMAN – A Frisco consumer alleges she has been harassed by calls from a debt collector.

Hispanic employee files discrimination suit against United Airlines

HOUSTON – A Hispanic man alleges that he was discriminated against because of his race by his employer and a supervisor created a hostile work environment.

Consumer files suit against ADT Security Services over debt collection calls

SHERMAN – A Frisco consumer alleges a home security company has called her at a "harassing frequency" over an alleged debt.

Houston Walgreens patron alleges wet floor caused injuries

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges she was injured at a pharmacy in the city because of a wet floor.

N.Y. opioid litigation won't be stayed; Lawyers seeking 1,000 more county-plaintiffs

From
Legal Newsline

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A New York judge has refused to stay lawsuits by a number of New York counties against opioid manufacturers and distributors, rejecting arguments that the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet determined whether narcotic painkillers are unnecessarily dangerous - a central question in any litigation.

Akerman expands fraud and recovery practice with Dallas partners Eduardo Espinosa, Michael Napoli

DALLAS — On March 15, Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today continued the national expansion of the Fraud and Recovery Practice Group with the addition of Dallas partners Eduardo “Eddy” Espinosa and Michael Napoli from Dykema.

Consumer alleges Accelerated Financial Solutions continued to call after asked to stop

HOUSTON – A Houston consumer is seeking damages from a debt collector over allegations it continued to call her after she asked it to stop.

Consumer claims Convergent Outsourcing called without permission

HOUSTON – A consumer alleges a third-party debt collector continues to call him after he revoked his consent to receive calls.

Plaintiff’s attorney OKs McDonald’s absence from jury charge, then loses appeal asserting judge erred for not including

HOUSTON – Apparently, if a plaintiff’s attorney approves a jury charge, the plaintiff has no grounds to accuse the trial court of abusing its discretion for not including a defendant party in the charge.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

From
Legal Newsline

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

Co-Operative Adjustment Bureau alleged to have harassed man with phone calls

GALVESTON – A Texas resident alleges that a debt collector has harassed him with collection calls.

I.C. System Inc. alleged to have harassed Houston woman with collection calls

HOUSTON – A Houston consumer alleges a Minnesota-based debt collector has harassed her with phone calls.

AD Astra Recovery Services Inc. alleged to have caused consumer emotional distress with collection calls

BEAUMONT – A Vidor consumer alleges a debt collector invaded his privacy with collection calls.

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.

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

From
Legal Newsline

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.

Burr Ridge trucking firm sues ex-lawyers, saying missteps cost millions in Texas motorcycle crash verdict

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Cook County Record

A Burr Ridge-based trucking company has sued its ex-lawyers for malpractice, asserting they should pay for allegedly mishandling the trucking firm’s defense in a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, resulting in a jury order to pay $32 million.