HOUSTON – Huffman Independent School District is alleged to have failed to pay a company in full for work on its buildings after Hurricane Harvey.
BERGER & MONTAGUE PC: $750,000 Settlement Reached in Grant Fraud Lawsuit Against Texas A&M University Research Foundation
Berger Montague is pleased to announce that the Texas A&M University Research Foundation has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve grant fraud claims under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that James T. Grogan has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group in the Firm’s Houston office.
LOCKE LORD LLP: Paul Neufeld Joins Locke Lord in Houston and London, Expanding and Strengthening Firm’s International Arbitration Capabilities
Paul Neufeld has joined Locke Lord’s Houston and London offices as a Partner in the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group.
BEAUMONT – A former sheet metal worker alleges asbestos exposure during his employment caused him to develop cancer and breathing issues.
HOUSTON – An Angleton man alleges a hostile work environment at a Freeport facility forced him to retire.
DALLAS – Because Purdue Pharma “made billions” selling opioids, “why the heck should it not pay for creating this epidemic” – that was the rhetorical question offered by attorney Jay Henderson, who represents numerous Texas counties currently engrossed in opioid litigation, at a recent conference.
A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked
The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County alleged to have misclassified workers as independent contractors
HOUSTON – A former Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County worker alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor and denied overtime pay.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to addicts.
BROWNSVILLE – A Houston consumer alleges that a debt collector made repeated, harassing phone calls to her number.
Plaintiffs firm represented whistleblower in secret to avoid paying referral fee from multimillion-dollar case, lawsuit claims
PHILADELPHIA – A Texas personal injury law firm claims it is owed part of $16 million awarded to a corporate whistleblower because colleagues effectively poached the client and represented him in secret.
Appeals court reverses $8 million jury award against DuPont, saying cancer victim shall 'take nothing'
DALLAS – A Texas man who received a multimillion dollar jury award in 2015 after his leukemia was found to have been caused by years of exposure to benzene in the paints and paint thinners he used on the job will receive nothing, a state appeals court ruled earlier this month.
BROWNSVILLE – A Friendswood consumer alleges a Florida debt collector has harassed her with phone calls.
NFL alleges widespread fraud by unnamed plaintiffs lawyers, doctors in concussion settlement; Special investigator appropriate, class counsel says
PHILADELPHIA – If the National Football League has their way, sanctions will be issued and a special investigator will be appointed to the NFL’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program, as the league alleges an independent claims administrator determined that 23 percent of the claims submitted to it were fraudulent.
BROWNSVILLE – A Humble consumer alleges a Houston debt collector harassed her with collection calls.
BROWNSVILLE – A Houston consumer alleges a New Jersey company ignored her requests to stop calling her.
BP subsidiary dodges suit brought over 2013 terrorist attack, plaintiff injured knee reacting to security alarm
HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court recently affirmed the dismissal of a BP subsidiary from a lawsuit brought by a man claiming he injured his knee reacting to a security alert during a terrorist attack in 2013.
California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.
HOUSTON – A Harris County father alleges his minor child was injured at a sporting goods store by an improperly secured item.