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Boat full of Harvey rescuers heaved into energized power line, Entergy sued for $1M

By David Yates | Sep 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – Two men performing rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey became in need of rescuing when their boat was forced into an energized power line.

Chevron USA alleged to have terminated female employee after she complained of harassment

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges her gender was a factor in her termination from an energy company.

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Whistleblower's lawyer asking for more than $400K from $10.6M judgment against BestCare Laboratory Services

By John Sammon | Aug 22, 2018

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.

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Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

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.

Chevron, other companies seek to reset trial of benzene lawsuit

By David Yates | Aug 13, 2018

BEAUMONT – Chevron USA and several other companies recently filed a motion to reset a trial of a benzene lawsuit slated for next month.

Kansas City Southern Railway worker alleges failure to provide equipment caused shoulder injury

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A railway worker alleges an unsafe work environment caused him to injure his shoulder.

Pasadena Holdings alleges former employee misappropriated trade secrets

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 12, 2018

GALVESTON – A Pasadena company alleges that a League City man left the company to work for a direct competitor in violation of an agreement.

New Yorker files appeal against probate attorneys Don Ford and Kenneth Krohn

By David Yates | Jun 25, 2018

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.

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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.

5th Circuit upholds dismissal of flooding case against Houston, Memorial City Redevelopment Authority

By Charmaine Little | Jun 6, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 21, 2018

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

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 16, 2018

SHERMAN – A Plano consumer alleges a debt company implied that it had filed a complaint against him in a voicemail.

From Legal Newsline

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 7, 2018

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

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 20, 2018

HOUSTON – A Louisiana man is seeking damages after he was injured while working on a vessel.

Gilbane Building Co., Marek Bros. Systems alleged to have failed to properly install shower bar

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 5, 2018

GALVESTON – Guests at a Galveston County hotel allege two independent contractors negligently installed a shower support bar.

Orion Marine Construction Inc. employee alleges steering wheel of vessel injured hand

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 29, 2018

GALVESTON – A Louisiana man alleges his hand was injured while working on a vessel.

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