Potential defendants argue Texas court lacks jurisdiction.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.
HOUSTON – From the east coast to the west, local governments seeking billions in damages have filed suit against big oil companies, alleging the fossil fuel industry was aware of their role in triggering climate change but opted to place profits above the environment.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a rock caused her to fall and break both legs in a Houston parking lot.
HOUSTON – A settlement has been reached in Chevron USA Inc.’s lawsuit against Ronald Guajardo in which the company had alleged the contractor stole proprietary information.
BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman employed as a catalyst hand at a Texas City plant alleges she was injured because of a poorly lit area.
GALVESTON — A Louisiana man is suing Chevron, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.
BEAUMONT – Several corporations have been named as defendants in a wrongful death suit alleging asbestos exposure.
BEAUMONT – A recent asbestos suit has named more than two-dozen corporations as defendants, including Chevron USA and BP North America.
GALVESTON – A Louisiana rigger alleges he was injured while working on an oil platform.
GALVESTON — An offshore rigger is suing Chevron, claiming to have been injured when he slipped and fell on the company's drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
GALVESTON – A Louisiana deck hand is suing Chevron, alleging negligence and unsafe working conditions led to him suffering injuries aboard a vessel.