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San Antonio asks federal appellate court to reconsider opinion in hotel occupancy tax verdict

NEW ORLEANS –The city of San Antonio has asked the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision to overturn an $84 million verdict in the city’s dispute with online travel companies over Texas' hotel-occupancy tax ordinances.

Former Titan Fitness employee alleges he is owed unpaid overtime wages

HOUSTON – A Carrollton man formerly employed as a fitness manager alleges he was improperly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay.

Debt Recovery Solutions alleged to have violated debt collection law with voicemails

SHERMAN – A Plano consumer alleges a debt collector violated regulations when it left voicemails that did not disclose the name of the collector.

Marquette Transportation Co. employee alleges he was injured on job because of negligence

GALVESTON – A Montgomery County man alleges he was injured by a wire while working on barges and that his employer has failed to provide maintenance and cure benefits.

Consumer claims Composite Sea Born offshore open boat is defective

GALVESTON – A consumer claims a boat he purchased is defective and is seeking rescission of the sales contract.

Consumers seek rescission of sale of KZ Durango Gold over alleged defects

BEAUMONT – Two consumers are seeking a rescission of the purchase of a recreational vehicle they allege has defects.

Texas cities lose class action against online travel websites over tax

NEW ORLEANS – In a class action brought by 173 Texas municipalities, a federal appellate court has ruled that the cost of occupancy tax on a hotel reservation in Texas need not be included in the fees charged by online travel companies like Expedia and Orbitz.

Family members of man struck and killed at SXSW Festival appeal wrongful death suit to federal court

NEW ORLEANS – The mother and child of Steven Craenmehr, who was killed when an allegedly intoxicated driver drove through road block signs into pedestrians in 2014 at the SXSW Festival, has appealed their case to the U.S. 5th District Court of Appeals after a district court dismissed their wrongful death suit.

Market Doctors Technology alleges Florida business owes more than $15,000 for kiosks

GALVESTON – A Dickinson advertising and marketing company claims a Florida company failed to pay its invoices in full.

Market Doctors Direct claims Carphoria owes more than $55,000 for kiosks

GALVESTON – An Alvin corporation is alleged to have failed to pay a Dickinson advertising and marketing business for leased kiosks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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