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CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric seeks more than $20,000 from driver who damaged pole

HOUSTON – A utility company is seeking damages from a Spring driver and the owner of a vehicle after the driver damaged a utility pole.

Life insurance beneficiary alleges Globe Life and Accident Insurance Co. refused to pay policy amount

HOUSTON – A life insurance beneficiary is accusing an insurance company of false, misleading and deceptive acts in relation to an insurance policy.

Man alleges Continental Resources Inc., Sierra Hamilton LLC owes unpaid wages

HOUSTON – A former drilling consultant for an independent oil producer alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor and is owed unpaid wages.

Sixth District appeals court strips Harleton Oil of interest sale award

TEXARKANA – Harleton Oil & Gas Inc. will no longer receive $6.8 million it was awarded by the 71st District Court, Harrison County in connection with a sale of deep right interests in an oil and gas leasehold after the 6th District Court of Appeals at Texarkana reversed part of the district court’s ruling.

Attorneys general try to block transfer of authority over internet domains

GALVESTON -- A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt to block the transition of oversight of internet domain names to an international non-profit.

Pump operator accuses energy company of not paying overtime

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing an Oklahoma energy company and others, alleging failure to pay overtime. 

Commodity prices, judges' protocol draw major bankruptcy cases to Texas district

HOUSTON – The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas has seen a boom in major Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings this year, particularly from companies in the energy sector.

U.S. litigation panel sends Enron-centered case back to NY court

NEW YORK – One of the last remaining cases stemming from the bankruptcy of Houston-based commodities giant Enron Corp. will go back to the New York federal court where it was initially filed in 2002.

2 employees allege Bank of America failed to pay overtime

HOUSTON — Two employees are suing Bank of America, alleging failure to pay overtime wages.

Employee accuses Hobby Lobby of retaliation

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing Hobby Lobby Stores, alleging he was fired for raising concerns about sexual harassment.

Evanston Insurance Co. files suit against Mid-Continent Casualty Co.

HOUSTON – An insurance company is seeking reimbursement from another insurance company after a Houston accident.

Customer alleges GM negligence led to car accident

MARSHALL — A customer is suing a GMC dealership, alleging its negligence led to an accident.

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Perry begins state preparations ahead of Hurricane Ike

Gov. Rick Perry visits with Mayor Barbara Bass of Tyler and members of the Texas State Guard outside a shelter in Tyler where evacuees fled Hurricane Gustav on Sept. 3. AUSTIN � With the latest forecasts showing potential landfall for Hurricane Ike to be somewhere along the Texas coast, Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration that will allow the state to begin preparation efforts.