News from July 2013

Woman claims podiatrist failed to adequately treat foot

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 2, 2013

A Louisiana woman claims a podiatrist failed to adequately treat her condition and to provide her with requested X-rays.

Continuance granted in suit against Entergy over downed power line

By David Yates | Jul 2, 2013

Last April, Beaumont police officer Ronnie Freeman sued Entergy Texas, alleging the power company failed to secure the area after a motorist struck an electrical pole, causing an explosion and a power line to fall and strike him.

Wood Group dismissed from injury suit

By David Yates | Jul 2, 2013

Plaintiff Hiawatha Ryan Jr. recently dismissed a defendant from his personal injury claim. 

Suit over minor shot by BB gun transferred

By David Yates | Jul 2, 2013

A suit brought by the parents of a minor who was shot by a Daisy BB air gun has been transferred to Hardin County.

Trial over disputed lease agreement reset

By David Yates | Jul 2, 2013

Although the case was set to go to trial this summer, litigation 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 reset for trial February 2014.

Defendant designates lead counsel in moonwalk injury suit suit

By David Yates | Jul 2, 2013

A defendant in a suit brought by a woman who was injured while playing in an inflatable moonwalk has designated its lead counsel. 

Jefferson County 60th District Court: Docket for August 2013

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jul 2, 2013

JOSEPH EGLAND V. BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD

Injuries from spilled coffee prompt woman to take Sonic to court

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 2, 2013

GALVESTON - After a hot cup of coffee fell on her at a local fast food restaurant last year, area resident Helen Julian has filed a lawsuit. 

Office Depot failed to properly address worker's sexual harassment concerns, lawsuit says

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 3, 2013

HOUSTON - Houston resident Maria Brito claims her complaints about a co-worker sexually harassing her led to her termination from Office Depot Inc., recent court documents say.

N.Y. woman sues Wal-Mart, Tyson claiming chicken nuggets contained glass

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 3, 2013

HOUSTON - A Wal-Mart employee is suing the discount retailer as well as Tyson Foods Inc. after eating a chicken nugget meal allegedly laced with glass.

Houston woman claims employer favored male co-workers

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 3, 2013

HOUSTON - A Houston woman claims Ceres Gulf Inc. discriminated against her because of her gender, recent court papers say.

Lawsuit: Car rental business terminated man because of heart ailment

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 3, 2013

HOUSTON - Humble resident Ethan J. Foerst has filed a lawsuit against EAN Holdings LLC and EAN Services LLC for allegedly terminating him because of his heart problems.

Former janitor claims she lost job for reporting alleged sexual assault by supervisor

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 3, 2013

HOUSTON - A federal lawsuit accuses ISS Facility Services Inc. of allegedly terminating a female janitor for reporting sexual assault.

Kilgore business sued for illegally showing 2010 UFC fight

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Jul 3, 2013

TYLER - A Kilgore business is being sued for violating federal law by de-scrambling a satellite signal and showing a July 2010 Ultimate Fighting Championship match for financial gain.

Trucking company sued following rear-end collision on Hwy 75 in McKinney

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Jul 3, 2013

SHERMAN - A Denison woman has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company claiming the company is responsible for the injuries she received in a rear-end collision involving a tractor-trailer on Highway 75 in McKinney. 

Man blames driver for causing injuries in rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 3, 2013

A Port Arthur man claims he sustained neck and back pain after a driver rear-ended him. 

Report: Texas AG heading up group of AGs concerned with airline merger

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 3, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is reportedly leading a group of state attorneys general who, along with the U.S. Department of Justice, are looking into a proposed American Airlines-US Airways merger.

BP says settlement easy set up for fraud, seeks reversal from appeals court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jul 8, 2013

Lawyers for BP claim a judge’s ruling has allowed payments for fictitious claims from the 2010 oil spill, and are asking a federal appeals court to reverse the decision.

Toyota settles lemon suit by Nederland residents

By David Yates | Jul 8, 2013

Toyota Motor Sales has settled a suit filed by Nederland residents Larry and Kathleen Delcambre, who sued the company alleging they were sold a lemon. 

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