HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges her gender was a factor in her termination from an energy company.
Workers seeks more than $1 million from Gulf Interstate Field Services, TransCanada USA Operations over hand injury
HOUSTON – A Penitas man alleges his hand was severely injured while working at a Louisiana job site.
HOUSTON – A seaman alleges the negligence of his employers caused his back injuries.
Whistleblower's lawyer asking for more than $400K from $10.6M judgment against BestCare Laboratory Services
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A whistleblower who brought suit resulting in a $10.6 million partial judgment against a medical laboratory for allegedly charging false mileage fees to pick up medical specimens is seeking $424,370 in attorney fees, which includes $4,335 in out-of-pocket expenses.
When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.
BEAUMONT – Chevron USA and several other companies recently filed a motion to reset a trial of a benzene lawsuit slated for next month.
BEAUMONT – A railway worker alleges an unsafe work environment caused him to injure his shoulder.
Potential defendants argue Texas court lacks jurisdiction.
GALVESTON – A Pasadena company alleges that a League City man left the company to work for a direct competitor in violation of an agreement.
SAN ANTONIO - The Spike Lee actress who lost a federal lawsuit against El Paso Attorney Kenneth Krohn and Houston Attorney Don Ford last year has filed an appeal with the 5th Circuit in New Orleans.
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.
5th Circuit upholds dismissal of flooding case against Houston, Memorial City Redevelopment Authority
NEW ORLEANS – The claims of Houston residents impacted by flooding fell short as a federal court said they didn’t show sufficient evidence that the city and related parties were to blame for their damaged properties.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.
Consumer claims he was never served with complaint referenced in American Credit Financial voicemail
SHERMAN – A Plano consumer alleges a debt company implied that it had filed a complaint against him in a voicemail.
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.
Offshore Specialty Fabricators employee seeks damages over alleged injuries caused by falling down stairs
HOUSTON – A Louisiana man is seeking damages after he was injured while working on a vessel.
GALVESTON – Guests at a Galveston County hotel allege two independent contractors negligently installed a shower support bar.
GALVESTON – A Louisiana man alleges his hand was injured while working on a vessel.
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.