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Huffman ISD alleged to have failed to pay company in full for Harvey-related work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 11, 2018

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

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

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: Blank Rome Welcomes Seasoned Finance and Restructuring Partner in Houston

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

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

By Press release submission | Sep 9, 2018

Paul Neufeld has joined Locke Lord’s Houston and London offices as a Partner in the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group.

Man alleges exposure to asbestos in products manufactured by Bechtel, others caused cancer

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A former sheet metal worker alleges asbestos exposure during his employment caused him to develop cancer and breathing issues.

Former Dow Chemical employee alleges hostile working environment forced him to retire

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 17, 2018

HOUSTON – An Angleton man alleges a hostile work environment at a Freeport facility forced him to retire.

Trial lawyer proclamation: Why the ‘heck’ shouldn’t Purdue pay for creating opioid epidemic

By David Yates | Jun 29, 2018

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.

From Pennsylvania Record

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

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

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A former Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County worker alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor and denied overtime pay.

From Legal Newsline

Blame the criminals, pharmacies facing opioid lawsuits say

By John O'Brien | Jun 8, 2018

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.

Consumer alleges collection calls from Premiere Credit of North America were unlawful

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | May 30, 2018

BROWNSVILLE – A Houston consumer alleges that a debt collector made repeated, harassing phone calls to her number.

From Pennsylvania Record

Plaintiffs firm represented whistleblower in secret to avoid paying referral fee from multimillion-dollar case, lawsuit claims

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2018

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'

By Karen Kidd | May 23, 2018

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.

Hunter Warfield alleged to have harassed Friendswood woman with calls

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | May 21, 2018

BROWNSVILLE – A Friendswood consumer alleges a Florida debt collector has harassed her with phone calls.

From Pennsylvania Record

NFL alleges widespread fraud by unnamed plaintiffs lawyers, doctors in concussion settlement; Special investigator appropriate, class counsel says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 30, 2018

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.

Mirand Response System alleged to have continued to call consumer after request to stop

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 25, 2018

BROWNSVILLE – A Humble consumer alleges a Houston debt collector harassed her with collection calls.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. alleged to have continued calling consumer after consent was revoked

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2018

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

By David Yates | Feb 5, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 5, 2017

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.

Father alleges weight bar injured child at Dick's Sporting Goods in Friendswood

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County father alleges his minor child was injured at a sporting goods store by an improperly secured item.

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