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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.

Petition seeks benzene exposure history of former ExxonMobil employee

By David Yates | Jan 29, 2018

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

From Legal Newsline

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

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

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.

By David Yates | Jan 2, 2018

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

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

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

By David Yates | Nov 30, 2017

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

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 28, 2017

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

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 28, 2017

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

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 30, 2017

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

Desiccated by Judicial Dereliction

By Mark Pulliam | Sep 25, 2017

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 24, 2017

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

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