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Trump DOJ punishes hedge fund manager who sued drug companies and shorted their stocks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 7, 2019

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.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car seeks $100,000 from lessee over auto accident

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 22, 2019

GALVESTON – A car rental company is suing a Texas City resident for damages after the rental vehicle was involved in an accident.

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Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

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.

DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

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.

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Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

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.

Man alleges slippery floor at Comfort Suites caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A guest at a Houston hotel alleges he was injured when he fell entering an elevator because of a slippery floor.

Woman alleges water at Houston hotel entrance caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 9, 2018

HOUSTON – A guest alleges she was injured at a Houston hotel because of water at the entrance.

SightLine Health to pay $11.5 million to settle kickback allegations

By Dawn Geske | Apr 16, 2018

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.

Ross Dress for Less shopper alleges hanger on floor caused fall

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 22, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured in a Houston store because of a hanger on the floor.

ExxonMobil, Lockheed Martin settle dispute over alleged asbestos-containing Dum Dum product line

By Sara McCleary | Jan 18, 2018

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

By David Yates | Sep 28, 2017

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.

East Texas jury levies $21M verdict against Hughes Network Systems for patent infringement

By David Yates | Aug 9, 2017

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.

Customer blames CVS for fall off chair

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 25, 2017

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing CVS Pharmacy, alleging negligence caused him to fall off a chair.

Hospice companies agree to $12.2 million settlement in qui tam suits

By S. Laney Griffo | May 15, 2017

DALLAS – Five hospice companies agreed to a $12.2 million settlement in whistle-blower cases that claimed they paid kickbacks in exchange for referrals.

State's tax policies attract businesses, people to state, communications director says

By David Hutton | Apr 5, 2017

AUSTIN – When people consider a cross-country move, there are a number of factors that go into relocation plans, including work, retirement and family.

DOJ reverses position on Texas voter ID law

By Sara McCleary | Mar 30, 2017

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.

Bill looks to require insurance companies to cover 3-D mammography screenings

By Dawn Geske | Mar 30, 2017

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'

By Chandra Lye | Mar 27, 2017

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is throwing support to the president’s immigration order.

Can Activist Judges Be Controlled?

By Mark Pulliam | Mar 21, 2017

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.

Groups awaiting latest decision regarding the long-contested voter photo ID law

By Tricia Erickson | Mar 16, 2017

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.

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