News from April 2013

Motiva’s summary judgment win affirmed by appeals court

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

On Thursday the Ninth Court of Appeals of Texas affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of Motiva Enterprises in an age discrimination lawsuit.

Highway pileup results in lawsuit against Transit Mix Concrete & Materials

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

A Jasper County resident is suing two individuals and a company for injuries he suffered in a highway collision. 

Homeowners' association sues over $1 million leaky roof

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

SHERMAN - A homeowners' association has filed a lawsuit claiming that its $1 million new roofing system is leaking and defective. 

Man injured while working on barn sues for $1M

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

A Beaumont resident has filed a suit seeking more than $1 million in damages for injuries he received while working on a barn. 

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

• Capital One has filed an application for home equity foreclosure on the property of Harold and Hope Schet, located at 2985 Old Grayburg Road, Nome, Texas 77629.

Injured forklift operator sues after trying to hold 1,000-pound load

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

A forklift operator has filed a lawsuit claiming he was injured when a 1,000-pound  load became unstable and he attempted to hold the load up manually. 

East Texas company asks court to prevent $70,000 refund of truck

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

MARSHALL - An East Texas company has filed a lawsuit to prevent a Minnesota company from trying to obtain a $70,000 refund for a used 2008 Ford bucket truck. 

Field service technician sues Denton County company for overtime wages

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

SHERMAN - A field service technician has filed a lawsuit against a Denton County company claiming that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying him overtime wages. 

Plano woman sues airport after falling out of cart

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

SHERMAN - A Plano woman has filed a lawsuit against a German airline claiming that she suffered severe injuries when she fell out of a cart due to the negligence of the driver. 

Commissioned worker sues credit repair business for overtime wages

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

SHERMAN - Several former commissioned employees have filed a lawsuit against their employer, a credit repair business, for failing to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Bank VP files disability discrimination suit after losing job

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

SHERMAN - A bank senior vice president has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit claiming he was targeted for suffering from cancer and, ultimately, fired from his position.

Suit alleging cow attack dismissed

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

A suit alleging a cow attacked a China woman has been dismissed. 

Toxic tort over man’s cancer slated for trial in 2014

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

The remaining defendants accused of exposing a laborer to carcinogenic materials and causing his bladder cancer have agreed to a trial in early 2014.

Suit filed over pit bull attack dismissed

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

Litigation brought by Katherine Welch, who contended she needs plastic surgery after Jessie Peterson Jr.’s pit bull bit her in the face, has been dismissed. 

Medical billing records filed in suit over horse slipping

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

Multiple medical billing affidavits have been filed in a suit accusing a man of not maintaining his roping arena, which allegedly caused the plaintiff’s horse to slip. 

Discovery still ongoing in suit filed by man who fell off ladder

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2013

Discovery is still ongoing in a suit brought by a Hardin County man who claims he lost consciousness and fell off a ladder.

College student with Asperger’s syndrome sues after being expelled for disrupting class

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

TYLER -- Without denying he disrupted a class in violation of the school’s code of conduct, a University of Texas at Tyler student has filed a lawsuit claiming the college expelled him in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act due to his Asperger’s syndrome. 

Litigation follows man's slip and fall at Houston FedEx facility

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

HOUSTON - After he slipped and fell at facilities belonging to Federal Express Corp. almost two years ago, Harris County resident Gregory Lindsey seeks damages. 

Man sues after part of machine strikes his face

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

GALVESTON - Following an on-the-job incident in which he supposedly sustained numerous injuries, Harris County resident Desmond Danos has filed a lawsuit.

Woman hit by alleged drunk driver sues restaurant

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

GALVESTON - Friendswood resident Barbara Gruener is pursuing legal action following a two-vehicle accident with an alleged drunk driver, recent court documents say. 

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