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Texas investors appeal recently dismissed $7.2 billion Stanford Ponzi case against Proskauer law firm

Karen Kidd Nov. 10, 2017, 9:12am

NEW ORLEANS – Texas investors who for years have accused Proskauer Rose LLP of nurturing the $7.2 billion Robert Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, appealed their case five days after it was dismissed by a federal judge who said the firm was entitled to attorney immunity.

Rigger alleges he was injured on LOOP platform while carrying equipment

Philip Gonzales Sep. 27, 2017, 12:03pm

GALVESTON – A rigger claims he was injured on a platform off of the coast of Louisiana.

Yahoo! ordered to pay $4.4 million after backing out of March Madness contest

Angela Underwood Sep. 12, 2017, 9:12am

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Chief Judge Carl Stewart reversed a district court’s ruling in favor of Yahoo! Inc. and ordered the web service to pay $4.4 million for breach of contract.

Offshore Marine Contractors seaman alleges injures while working during tropical storm

Philip Gonzales Aug. 29, 2017, 6:22am

HOUSTON – A Louisiana man is seeking damages after he was injured while working aboard a vessel during Tropical Storm Hermine.

Woman seeks more than $1 million after fall at Cleveland cabin

Philip Gonzales Aug. 28, 2017, 9:20am

GALVESTON – A Brazoria County couple alleges the wife was injured in a fall at a cabin.

Johnson & Johnson seeks to have federal judge banned from bellwether trial

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 9:13am

NEW ORLEANS – Johnson & Johnson has petitioned the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to remove a federal court judge from adjudicating over a fourth bellwether trial stemming from a dispute involving metal-on-metal hip implants that have already cost the company nearly $1 billion in judgment payouts.

Supreme Court to determine future of employer arbitration agreements, lower courts divided on issue

David Yates Aug. 15, 2017, 1:39pm

NEW ORLEANS – Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided against the National Labor Relations Board, finding that Convergys Corp. has the right to require employees to arbitrate disputes against the company, keeping them from initiating class action lawsuits.

Former Turnaround Welding Services pipefitter alleges false drug test results caused termination

Philip Gonzales Aug. 2, 2017, 2:46pm

HOUSTON – A man alleges he was wrongfully terminated from his job as a pipefitter for a Louisiana company because of the false results of a drug test.

Consumer claims E.A. Uffman & Associates Inc. failed to disclose calls were attempts to collect debt

Philip Gonzales Jul. 27, 2017, 8:09am

BEAUMONT – A Beaumont woman alleges a Baton Rouge debt collector is using deceptive practices with its calls.

Consumer alleges debt collector McCarthy, Burgess & Wolfe Inc.'s call was unlawful

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 25, 2017, 9:09am

SHERMAN – A Plano man alleges that a debt collector unlawfully contacted him.

5th Circuit Court overturns preliminary injunction against Mississippi religious freedom law

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 1:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a preliminary injunction granted to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the state of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act (HB 1523), according to a statement from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Copyright owner sues night club operator

Philip Gonzales Jun. 28, 2017, 2:23pm

HOUSTON — A copyright owner is suing a Houston nightclub operator, alleging copyright infringement.

Sexual assault victim wants Century Surety Co. to cover nearly $22 million judgment against pizzeria owner

Tricia Erickson Jun. 20, 2017, 10:27am

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is appealing a lower Texas court’s ruling that Century Surety Co. is not responsible to cover the nearly $22 million owed to her from her successful sexual assault suit against the owner of Pastazios Pizza Inc.

EmCare loses appeal in wrongful termination lawsuit

Pam Wright May 25, 2017, 2:38pm

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wins appeal

Strasburger & Price opens Beaumont office, adds two admiralty and maritime law attorneys

David Yates May 2, 2017, 10:39am

DALLAS – On May 2, Strasburger & Price LLP, a Texas law firm, announced the opening of a new office in Beaumont and the addition of two attorneys.

Suspended Dallas appellate judge resigns

Kerry Goff Nov. 15, 2016, 4:02pm

DALLAS -- Fifth Court of Appeals Justice, David Lewis, who agreed to a judicial suspension in November 2015 while continuing treatment for alcohol abuse, signed an agreement to resign Oct. 10, 2016, in lieu of pending disciplinary proceedings over accusations by his colleagues that he exhibited erratic behavior and failed to prepare for and participate in cases.

Fifth Circuit panel rules BKE suit must return to district court

Joe Dyton Nov. 9, 2016, 11:38am

NEW ORLEANS -- A Fifth Circuit panel recently affirmed the dismissal of an investor suit against Burger King Europe GmbH on the grounds that the district court was not best suited to hear the case. However, the case was sent back to the district court because it refused the investor’s request to amend its complaint without an explanation.

Pro Drive Outboard accused of selling a defective motor boat that led to an accident

Philip Gonzales Nov. 7, 2016, 4:09pm

Three motor boat riders are suing Pro Drive Outboard LLC, a manufacturer, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Crew member alleges Edison Chouest Offshore's unseaworthy vessel caused injuries

The SE Texas Record Nov. 2, 2016, 9:35am

HOUSTON – A Florida man alleges he was injured while working on a vessel.

Longview couple blames bottled water supplier for vehicle crash

Philip Gonzales Oct. 21, 2016, 11:32am

MARSHALL — A Longview couple is suing a bottled water supplier, alleging the defendant's negligence led to a vehicle crash that injured the plaintiffs.