The Trump Justice Department, following a tougher policy toward dubious False Claims Act lawsuits by private citizens, has moved to dismiss a pair of lawsuits by a former hedge-fund manager who shorted stock in pharmaceutical companies he accused of a wide-ranging price-fixing conspiracy.
GALVESTON – A car rental company is suing a Texas City resident for damages after the rental vehicle was involved in an accident.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.
TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.
In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.
HOUSTON – A guest at a Houston hotel alleges he was injured when he fell entering an elevator because of a slippery floor.
HOUSTON – A guest alleges she was injured at a Houston hotel because of water at the entrance.
DALLAS – SightLine Health LLC has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit over allegations it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute regarding Medicare.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured in a Houston store because of a hanger on the floor.
HOUSTON – ExxonMobil Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. have reached a confidential agreement to settle a contract dispute between the two companies over asbestos litigation.
Texas appellate court finds in favor of Sam Houston Electric, orders ‘class action’ members into arbitration
BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s order denying a Sam Houston Electric Cooperative motion to compel arbitration in a budding class action lawsuit.
MARSHALL – An East Texas jury recently found Hughes Network Systems should pay a defense contractor more than $21 million in damages for infringing a broadband patent used at offshore drilling sites.
HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing CVS Pharmacy, alleging negligence caused him to fall off a chair.
DALLAS – Five hospice companies agreed to a $12.2 million settlement in whistle-blower cases that claimed they paid kickbacks in exchange for referrals.
AUSTIN – When people consider a cross-country move, there are a number of factors that go into relocation plans, including work, retirement and family.
HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that it will withdraw its claim that a Texas’ voter-ID law was implemented with discriminatory intent.
ADDISON – An independent breast imaging provider is backing support of a Texas House bill to require all commercial insurance providers in the state to cover 3-D mammography.
Paxton files amicus brief on immigration order, says president has 'discretion to protect safety of the American people'
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is throwing support to the president’s immigration order.
The disquieting spectacle of three unelected judges (all appointed by President Barack Obama) enjoining the signature initiative of the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump, without even citing the statute—8 U.S.C. section 1182(f)—that expressly authorizes the action they just stopped, has focused public attention as never before on the threat posed by liberal judicial activism to our system of self-government.
AUSTIN – Groups and individuals suing the state recently presented evidence in a hearing to determine whether or not the voting ID law, also known as SB 14, was enacted in 2011 with discriminatory intent.