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Family of Mexican man who died when Ford crashed in Mexico can’t file suit in Jefferson County, justices find

BEAUMONT – Jefferson County does not have jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit brought by the family of Mexican man, who was killed when the Ford vehicle he was riding in crashed in Mexico.

Petition seeks benzene exposure history of former ExxonMobil employee

BEAUMONT – Cathy Young has filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Joe Young, seeking his benzene exposure history while employed by ExxonMobil.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Dismissed: Asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits against Chevron U.S.A.

BEAUMONT – A pair of lawsuits alleging mesothelioma through asbestos exposure brought against Chevron U.S.A. were recently dismissed.

Dollar Fiesta, Super Dollar employee alleges she is owed unpaid wages

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she is owed unpaid overtime compensation from her former employers.

Patent suit stays put, Judge Gilstrap says FedEx wants to be ‘everywhere’ but his district

MARSHALL – While FedEx may advertise that it’s “everywhere you need to be,” apparently that slogan also applies to judicial venue, at least when the litigation is brought in the Eastern District of Texas – a preferred venue for patent suit filers.

Market Doctors Technology alleges Florida business owes more than $15,000 for kiosks

GALVESTON – A Dickinson advertising and marketing company claims a Florida company failed to pay its invoices in full.

Market Doctors Direct claims Carphoria owes more than $55,000 for kiosks

GALVESTON – An Alvin corporation is alleged to have failed to pay a Dickinson advertising and marketing business for leased kiosks.

MyOfficeProducts Inc. alleges individual used confidential information without consent

HOUSTON – An office supply company alleges a former employee residing in Harris County misappropriated confidential information.

Desiccated by Judicial Dereliction

Originalism is a two-way street. Judges wishing to interpret the Constitution in accordance with its original public meaning must not import into their decisions policy proscriptions not actually derived from the text and structure of that document. Just as important is that textualism and originalism require judges to give force to all provisions of the Constitution, and not pick and choose which clauses to enforce.

Woman alleges water on fall caused fall at Houston movie theater

HOUSTON – A Brazoria County moviegoer alleges she was injured at a Houston movie theater and is seeking more than $200,000 in damages.

Consumer accuses energy exploration company of phone harassment

SHERMAN — A Texas consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against an oil and gas exploration company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Mother accuses health care providers of negligence during delivery

HOUSTON — A Texas City mother and her newborn child are suing health care providers, alleging their negligence led to the child suffering injuries during delivery. 

Customer blames Dollar General for fall

GALVESTON — A Galveston County man is suing Dollar General, alleging negligence led the to the plaintiff suffering injuries. 

Assistant manager accuses Dollar General operator of discrimination

SHERMAN — A Denton woman is suing Dollar General, alleging employment discrimination and wrongful termination.

Two vocational nurses accuse nursing home operators of failure to pay overtime

GALVESTON — Two Galveston licensed vocational nurses are suing nursing home facility operators, alleging failure to pay proper overtime. 

Employee accuses parking garage manager of gender discrimination

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a parking garage manager, alleging gender and pregnancy discrimination.

Disabled physician accuses insurer of fraud

BEAUMONT — A disabled Texas family physician is suing an insurer and its parent company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Tyler truck driver blames Tennessee corporation for crash injuries

TYLER — A Tyler truck driver is suing a Tennessee company, alleging its negligence caused her injuries in a crash.

Employee alleges Community Health Systems practiced gender discrimination

HOUSTON — A female worker is suing her past employer, alleging discrimination based on her gender.