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Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

TYLER DIVISION Mar. 12 Cumberland Systems LLC v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 6:18-cv-00116-RWS-KNM

Appeals court rules against Waller County in open carry lawsuit, Texas AG praises decision

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is applauding the First Court of Appeals for finding Waller County lacks jurisdiction to sue a private citizen who complained that the county was unlawfully banning firearms from its government building.

Texas appeals court affirms $2.7 million jury award to couple whose son was injured at birth

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court recently affirmed a $2.7 million jury award in Harris County, mostly for the future medical expenses of a child injured during his birth in 2011, according to a recent ruling.

Tax preparer accused of pocketing portion of client's 2016 refund money

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a tax preparer pocketed some of her 2016 refund money and has filed a lawsuit.

N.Y. opioid litigation won't be stayed; Lawyers seeking 1,000 more county-plaintiffs

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A New York judge has refused to stay lawsuits by a number of New York counties against opioid manufacturers and distributors, rejecting arguments that the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet determined whether narcotic painkillers are unnecessarily dangerous - a central question in any litigation.

Carpenter sues over injuries allegedly caused by transformer explosion

HOUSTON – A purported industrial accident in La Porte last year has prompted a carpenter from Humble to pursue legal action, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Woman claims injuries from fall at assisted living facility

HOUSTON – Harris County resident Patricia Reese is suing Accel at Hermann Park, Silverado Senior Living, and Stonegate Senior Living over a fall she allegedly experienced while under their care two years ago.

Jefferson County 172nd District Court Docket: April 2018


Union Pacific Railroad electrician alleges negligence caused injuries at Harris County yard

HOUSTON – An electrician for a common carrier by rail alleges he was injured by locomotives while working in Harris County.

More than $1 million sought from Top Builder Corp., Builder Services Group over worker's death

HOUSTON – An estate representative is seeking more than $1 million from two companies after their decedent was electrocuted on a job site.

African-American woman alleges discriminatory treatment at Securus Technologies Holdings caused stroke

SHERMAN – An African-American woman alleges she was subjected to "extreme racial harassment" while employed by a Carrollton-based business.

Akerman expands fraud and recovery practice with Dallas partners Eduardo Espinosa, Michael Napoli

DALLAS — On March 15, Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today continued the national expansion of the Fraud and Recovery Practice Group with the addition of Dallas partners Eduardo “Eddy” Espinosa and Michael Napoli from Dykema.

Lawsuit accuses Houston hotel bar of failing to prevent 'extremely intoxicated' patron from assaulting female birthday celebrant

HOUSTON – A Houston hotel and its onsite bar face a lawsuit from a woman who claims she was assaulted at her birthday party on their premises almost two years ago, recent Harris County District Court records show.

RPM XConstruction sued for wrongful termination

SHERMAN – A Dallas County man has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against RPM XConstruction, LLC, per recent Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas records.

Texas appeals court restores $1 million arbitration award to The Belfiore's developers

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has returned a nearly $1 million award of an arbitration panel to developers of The Belfiore in Houston despite a would-be resident's claim that they're not entitled to it, according to a recent opinion handed down by the court.

Harris Co. sues Channelview resident after sheriff's deputy injured back on property

HOUSTON – Harris County has filed a lawsuit after a sheriff’s deputy suffered injuries while responding to a 2016 CPS call.

Patient faults Houston hospital for releasing him too early, alleges he suffered stroke following discharge

HOUSTON – Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center is facing a malpractice lawsuit from a Harris County man who was confined there in late 2015, per recent Harris County District Court records.

Citation Oil and Gas Corp. faces wrongful termination suit from engineer, plaintiff claims company discriminated against her because of her national origin

HOUSTON – A Katy woman claims Citation Oil and Gas Corp. terminated her in response to her complaints about what she calls “illegal discrimination.”

Houston hotel guest alleges malfunctioning gate caused injuries

HOUSTON – A Matagorda County couple alleges the wife was injured at a Houston hotel by a malfunctioning gate.

Account Discovery Systems alleged to have made false statement in collection call

SHERMAN – A Grayson County consumer alleges a debt collector falsely stated it issued a petition for wage garnishment.