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CRC Industries Inc., others named in suit by couple who allege products caused cancer

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County couple alleges the husband developed kidney cancer as a result of his exposure to trichloroethylene-containing products.

Class action lawsuit filed against Asurion over alleged pay practices

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 20, 2018

HOUSTON – A call center employer is alleged to have required employees to work off-the-clock and failed to pay overtime wages.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP: Jeffrey Davis, Ian Faria and S. David Smith Named 2018 Texas Super Lawyers

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Davis, Ian P. Faria, and S. David Smith, partners in the firm’s Houston office, have been named 2018 Texas Super Lawyers and recognized as leading lawyers in the state.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Joseph Anderson and Katie Harrington Join Bradley's Houston Office as associates

By Press release submission | Aug 25, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Anderson and Katie Harrington have joined the firm’s Houston office as associates in the Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group.

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Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

Benzene lawsuit names 21 companies for plaintiff’s alleged exposure in ‘60s

By David Yates | Aug 13, 2018

BEAUMONT – Chevron USA and 20 other companies have been named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging the plaintiff was exposed to benzene in the 1960s and 1970s.

Woman alleges fall because of mat at Dollar General caused loss of vision in eye

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 6, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman alleges she lost sight in one eye after a fall at a Beaumont store.

Woman seeks $1 million from Dollar General after slipping on water in Nederland store

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 3, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Dollar General shopper alleges water left on the floor at the store caused her to fall.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULD CUMMINGS LLP: Jeffrey Davis, Mary Elizondo Frazier and Peter Scaff Join Litigation and Energy Groups in Bradley’s Houston Office

By Press release submission | Jul 29, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Davis, Mary Elizondo Frazier and Peter Scaff have joined the firm’s Houston office as partners.

Settled: Suit alleging Walter Umphrey’s mistress ‘seduced’ and ‘swindled’ him

By David Yates | Jun 19, 2018

HOUSTON – A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit alleging the mistress of one of Texas’ most famous plaintiff’s attorneys seduced and swindled him.

Phillips 66 worker allegedly exposed to asbestos in '50s, estate files lawsuit

By David Yates | Jun 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – From 1955 to 1979, the late Gerald Sullivan worked at Phillips Petroleum at its Borger facility, where he was allegedly exposed to asbestos.

Houston Dollar General customer alleges debris from ceiling fell on her, injured head

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 11, 2018

HOUSTON – A woman alleges she was injured at a Houston Dollar General when debris fell on her.

To work in Beaumont, you might need a permit from Judge Walston

By The Record | Jun 5, 2018

Jefferson County District Judge Kent Walston may have no challengers in his bid for reelection, but his allegedly imperious actions in court are being challenged by a former defendant who claims he got railroaded.

Benzene suit seeks damages for ‘consciousness of impending death’

By David Yates | May 16, 2018

BEAUMONT – Nearly two dozen companies have been named in a recently filed benzene lawsuit that is seeking damages for the plaintiff’s “consciousness of impending death.”

Despite running unopposed, JC trial lawyers dump tens of thousands of dollars into Judge Walston’s coffers

By David Yates | May 16, 2018

BEAUMONT – Judge Kent Walston won’t face a challenger for the 58th District Court this November, but that didn’t stop the Jefferson County trial bar from investing tens of thousands of dollars in his campaign.

Contractor files discrimination complaint against FedEx

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 26, 2018

SHERMAN – A contractor for FedEx alleges that she was subjected to discriminatory actions because of her race and gender.

Walter Umphrey ‘seduced’ and ‘swindled’ by mistress, trial lawyer’s wife files $2M suit

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2018

HOUSTON – The wife of one of Texas’ most famous plaintiff’s attorneys is suing a woman who allegedly “engages in behavior designed to target, seduce and then defraud wealthy men.”

Asbestosis death result of employment with Texaco, suit alleges

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – An asbestos lawsuit has been brought against Chevron USA and Texaco.

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

By David Yates | Feb 26, 2018

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.

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