News from June 2012

Kemah claims it is owed $20,000 from power use study

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2012

GALVESTON - The city of Kemah alleges an independent power company owes it approximately $20,000, recent court documents say.

Suit claims dealership withheld prior wreck history of Mercedes

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2012

2007 Mercedes Benz SL550 GALVESTON - Harris County resident George Parnham is suing a local auto dealership over a vehicle he claims sustained damages prior to his purchase in February 2009, recent court documents say.

Man sues dentist over use of low quality material in crown

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2012

GALVESTON - Local resident Chris Ammons has filed suit against George H. Johnson Jr. D.D.S., complaining the defendant lied about the quality of materials used to construct his crowns.

League City man sues over truck warranty

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2012

GALVESTON - Alleging the warranty on his vehicle was breached, League City local James Hershey filed a lawsuit.

Santa Fe resident sues over wreck with teen driver

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2012

Aldous GALVESTON - Santa Fe resident Frank Jacob Steinbach is suing a Pearland teenager over a two-vehicle accident last year, recent court documents say.

Dickinson couple claims leveling companies did inferior work on their home

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2012

Bloom GALVESTON - Dickinson residents Robert and Edna Hathhorn claim three companies they hired to perform work on their residence did not do their jobs properly, recent court documents say.

League City woman's dog bite case reopened

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2012

GALVESTON - A Brazoria County woman's lawsuit stemming from a dog attack on her son that was disposed was recently re-opened.

Truck driver sues former employer to obtain unpaid wages

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

LUFKIN - A former truck driver for an East Texas company has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was not properly paid for time he spent preparing his truck for trips.

Polk County woman sues Wal-Mart after slipping and falling in water

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

Rush LUFKIN - After slipping in water and falling, a Polk County woman is suing her local Wal-Mart for failing to maintain the store.

Freezer manufacturer sued by insurance company following house fire

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

Carpenter TYLER - Electrolux Home Products is being sued for more than $200,000 following a house fire in Carthage that was allegedly caused by an overheating freezer.

Racial discrimination case against LNVA transferred to federal court

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

Quan TYLER - A former employee of the Lower Neches Valley Authority has had his discrimination lawsuit transferred to federal court.

House subcommittee revisits class action lawsuit reform

By John O'Brien | Jun 3, 2012

Redish WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Some class action lawsuits are only benefitting unharmed parties, a Northwestern University professor said Friday during a House subcommittee hearing on 2005's Class Action Fairness Act.

Texas company ordered to pay $10M, restitution in Colorado

By Nick Rees | Jun 3, 2012

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a final agency order for civil penalties on Wednesday against a Dallas-based company for alleged unregistered and unlawful debt management practices in the state.

AFL-CIO alerts worker safety bureaus to silica exposure at fracking sites

By Michael Tremoglie | Jun 3, 2012

Rotunda WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The AFL-CIO has put federal bureaus responsible for worker safety on alert regarding silica exposure at hydraulic fracturing sites.

Legally Speaking: Texting a lawsuit?

By John G. Browning | Jun 3, 2012

No one will argue that texting while driving can be a major source of driver distraction, leading to an increasing number of accidents every year.

136th Court District : 7/2012

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jun 4, 2012

GERALD JOSEPH NELSON JR ET AL VS DR JORDAN MASWOSWE

Galveston constable sued for harassment loses in Republican primary

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 4, 2012

Matrenga GALVESTON - A Galveston County constable who is the target of a recent sexual harassment lawsuit has lost her bid for re-election.

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