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Op-Ed: It's Time for Pharma to Take Responsibility for Opioid Deaths

Lynne Peterson, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Nov. 20, 2017, 10:17am

There is much blame to be shared, but why the delay for judgment?

African-American real estate agent alleges discriminatory treatment from Concierge Auctions

Philip Gonzales Nov. 2, 2017, 1:16pm

HOUSTON – An African-American real estate agent in the Houston metro area alleges that she was damaged by a Florida-based company's discriminatory practices.

Houston resident sues debt-collection agency for deceptive practices

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 25, 2017, 9:39am

BROWNSVILLE — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Continental Service Group Inc., a collection agency that does business as ConServe, alleging deceptive debt-collection practices.

Pennsylvania consumer sues debt collector

Philip Gonzales Oct. 23, 2017, 10:03pm

HOUSTON — A Pennsylvania resident is suing LTD Financial Services LP, a debt collector, citing alleged deceptive debt collection practices.

Johnson & Johnson 'remains committed' in battle against hip implant lawsuits

John Sammon Oct. 10, 2017, 10:08am

DALLAS – Medicinal-pharmaceutical corporate giant Johnson & Johnson Co. continues to battle more than 8,000 lawsuits made against the company over an allegedly defective hip implant device, and attorneys for the firm insist they are in the right despite continuing setbacks in a case that seems to have no end.

Lone Star Chamber

Mark Pulliam Sep. 27, 2017, 10:52am

Texas’s top law officer, Ken Paxton, faces an unjustified legal gauntlet.

Ninth Court affirms SJ wins for Chase, Pleasure Pier HOA

David Yates Sep. 25, 2017, 3:59pm

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.

Consumers allege Bournview Recovery Group violated debt collection laws

Philip Gonzales Sep. 18, 2017, 3:39pm

SHERMAN – A Van Alstyne resident and an Anna resident have filed a class action suit against a New York debt collector over allegations that it violated collection laws.

Our Living (That Is, Amendable) Constitution

Mark Pulliam Sep. 11, 2017, 2:22pm

Proponents of “living constitutionalism” or other non-originalist theories of constitutional law sometimes argue that our now 230-year-old Constitution wasn’t designed for current social conditions. Prevailing attitudes on a variety of subjects have changed dramatically since 1787, critics of originalism say. Judges must be allowed to augment or update the Constitution to keep it “relevant.”

NFL appoints arbitrator to hear appeal by Dallas Cowboys star Elliott

John Sammon Aug. 29, 2017, 11:33am

DALLAS – Noted case arbitrator Harold Henderson will hear an appeal by Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott to have a six-game suspension reduced after the football player was accused of domestic violence in a case that is pitting the NFL against its players union.

Domain name owner seeks judgment over use of Rufino name

Philip Gonzales Aug. 22, 2017, 6:31am

SHERMAN – A Denton County man is seeking permission to continue using a domain name after it was challenged by a New York corporation.

Consumer claims ConServe failed to identify it was a debt collector in voicemails

Philip Gonzales Aug. 2, 2017, 2:51pm

BEAUMONT – A Corinth consumer alleges that a debt collector has communicated with her illegally.

Selective Outrage

Mark Pulliam Jul. 7, 2017, 2:11pm

Is Sen. Kamala Harris the victim of partisan politics, or its savvy practitioner and beneficiary?

Consumer accuses lending company of telephone harassment

Philip Gonzales Jul. 5, 2017, 1:37pm

HOUSTON — A Kingwood woman is suing a New York lending company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

5th Circuit Court overturns preliminary injunction against Mississippi religious freedom law

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 1:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a preliminary injunction granted to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the state of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act (HB 1523), according to a statement from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Epic Sports Entertainment Group, others allegedly refuse to pay for damages during Super Bowl LI event

Philip Gonzales Jun. 22, 2017, 4:12pm

An entertainment venue provider is suing Epic Sports Entertainment Group, Danny Wright d/b/a DoneWright, Butter Group Holdings LLC and Lauren Ecklund for alleged unjust enrichment and allegedly violating a lease agreement.

ACLU files for injunction against Senate Bill 4

Chandra Lye Jun. 8, 2017, 10:08am

SAN ANTONIO – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Texas has filed for a preliminary injunction in an effort to block Texas Senate Bill 4.

Amicus brief filed in support of Exxon's Mobil's right to defend position on climate change policy

April Brown May 10, 2017, 2:36pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp. and an 11-state coalition accusing the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York of using governmental power to silence the views of those who oppose their personal views on climate change policy.

NFL Enterprises faces allegations of patent violations in federal court

John Myers May 8, 2017, 12:42pm

MARSHALL – Open TV has kicked off a series of intellectual property problems for NFL Enterprises (NFLE) after filing seven patent infringement complaints against the company.

Federal judge rules Texas discriminated when Passing 2011 Voter ID bill

David Yates Apr. 11, 2017, 1:02pm

CORPUS CHRISTI – On April 10, a U.S.