News from December 2012

Woman claims she was fired while on medical leave

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

SHERMAN - A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer claiming that she was terminated while on medical leave.

Woman injured while playing in moonwalk has until June to mediate suit

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2012

If she does not mediate her personal injury claim before June 14, Kristen Peterson will face a July trial. 

Contractor hit with $500K default judgment

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2012

A woman who sued the owner of a construction company claiming he reneged on his promise to build her home was recently awarded more than $500,000 from a default judgment.

Dispute over lease agreement slated for summer trial

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2012

A case brought by the owners of Lucky Bounce Zone, who allege Kimco Dowlen Town Center is overcharging them and failing to repair their leaky roof, has been slated for a summer trial.

Medical records sought in injury suit against KCSR

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2012

Kansas City Southern Railway is seeking the depositions of personal in charge of the medical records of Kenneth Setliff, a personal injury plaintiff. 

Abdominal mesh manufacturer sued by Gregg County man

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

MARSHALL - Claiming his implanted abdominal mesh has eroded, Gregg County resident Charles B. Green has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc. on Nov. 29 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

Virginian law firm sued for attempting to collect debt in Texas

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

SHERMAN - After attempting to collect a debt from a Collin County resident, a Virginian law firm has been sued for not paying the appropriate bond with the Texas Secretary of State in violation of federal law. 

Cook claims Dallas Chinese restaurant altered payroll records

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

SHERMAN - A cook has filed a lawsuit against a Dallas Chinese restaurant that claims she and other cooks were not paid overtime wages and altered payroll records after she filed a complaint with the Department of Labor. 

Walter Umphrey signs first plaintiffs to sue over massive I-10 pileup on Thanksgiving

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2012

Beaumont attorney Walter Umphrey, co-founder of the Walter Umphrey Law Firm, will represent the first plaintiffs to file suit over the massive Interstate 10 pileup that claimed two lives on Thanksgiving Day.

Gun shop customer sues after firearm accidentally discharges, shoots him in the arm

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

SHERMAN -  A man Denton man is suing a pistol manufacturer claiming he was injured at a gun shop when another customer's defective gun discharged while it was being cleaned.

Mail carrier takes dog bite to trial

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2012

This week, the letter carrier will bite back, as jury selection has begun in a case brought by a mailwoman who was allegedly bit while making a delivery. 

Woman reportedly attacked by dogs files lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

GALVESTON - After she was reportedly injured in an animal attack last year, Deanna Wright has filed a lawsuit. 

Homeowners association president files $10 million defamation suit against resident

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

GALVESTON - A local homeowners association president alleges he is the focal point of certain false statements made by another resident and has filed a $10 million lawsuit. 

Debt collection agency sued for calling debtor before 8 a.m.

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 3, 2012

SHERMAN - A debt collection agency is being sued for allegedly calling a man several times before 8 a.m., which is a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 

*Company claims it is owed money from exclusive distributors

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2012

A Jefferson County company has filed suit against the three men it claims failed to make payments for exclusively distributing its product. 

Insurance company asks court to protect it from defending man

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2012

An insurance company has filed suit against one of its policy holders, alleging it should not be held responsible for defending the man after he violated his insurance contract. 

TransCanada Keystone Pipeline receives boost from appeals court

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2012

The Ninth Court of Appeals affirmed on Nov. 29 a ruling that denied summary judgment against TransCanada Keystone Pipeline – a foreign company armed with the power of eminent domain. 

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