News from June 2013

Motion to transfer venue hearing set in boxing contract lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2013

GALVESTON - A local state district judge will hear arguments as to whether a lawsuit accusing an El Paso boxer and his parents of breach of contract should stay in Galveston.

Woman files lawsuit over collision

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 3, 2013

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims drove too fast and caused a collision. 

Former employee says Lufkin Industries terminated him for taking medical leave

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

LUFKIN - A fabrication department employee has filed a lawsuit against his employer claiming he was fired for attempting to take medical leave to treat his reactive airway disorder.

Fuel supplier asks court to prohibit removal of gas station equipment

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 3, 2013

More than four years after installing removable fixtures at a Beaumont gas station, a fuel supplier faces losing its property after the gas station’s owner threatened to destroy the fixtures if they are not removed within a certain amount of time.

Plaintiff seeks to compel expert reports in med-mal over ovary removal

By David Yates | Jun 3, 2013

A medical malpractice plaintiff is seeking to compel the defendant to have its experts produce reports.

August trial slated in seaman’s suit alleging injury while moving mattress

By David Yates | Jun 3, 2013

An August trial has been slated in litigation brought by seaman Carol Kennedy, who injured her back while moving a mattress.

H-E-B contends no evidence showing cigarette rack posed harm to shopper

By David Yates | Jun 3, 2013

Arguing there is no evidence proving unreasonable risk of harm, H-E-B has filed a motion for summary judgment in litigation brought by Devin Woods, who bonked his head on a cigarette rack while lifting his groceries.

Discovery continues in suit over defective motorcycle helmet

By David Yates | Jun 3, 2013

Discovery is still ongoing in litigation brought by Wendall and Frances Hulse, who sued the makers and distributors of a motorcycle helmet, alleging the helmet was not equipped with “critical injury prevention technology.” 

Three home health caregivers sue for overtime wages

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

SHERMAN - Three home health caregivers have filed a lawsuit claiming that they were not paid overtime wages.

International Divers non-suited from Jones Act case

By David Yates | Jun 3, 2013

International Divers Company Inc. has been non-suited from a Jones Act lawsuit filed in Jefferson County District Court.

Employee sues after allegedly losing job for taking time off to care for father

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

LUFKIN - A long-term employee has filed a lawsuit against his employer claiming he was fired for taking approved family medical leave to care for his father who was suffering from bone cancer.

Harris Co. motorist sues League City motorist over 'violent collision'

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2013

GALVESTON - Following a "violent collision" with a driver from League City last year, Harris County resident Kelly Schunior seeks damages.

City of Houston's firing of management analyst deviated from policy, suit says

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2013

HOUSTON - A federal lawsuit accuses the city of Houston of firing a man because of his age and race.

Lawsuit claims auto parts store fired worker following on-the-job fall

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2013

HOUSTON - A Fort Bend County woman claims an auto parts store purportedly fired her because of her disability, recent court documents say.

Pasadena man alleges employers fired him for suffering numerous health problems

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 3, 2013

HOUSTON - Pasadena resident Stephen Rhodes has filed a lawsuit against his employers after they allegedly terminated him for suffering numerous health problems.

Harrison County woman sues after car wreck in Louisiana

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

MARSHALL - After being involved in a car wreck in Louisiana, a Harrison County woman has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama man and his employer claiming that the wreck was caused by negligent entrustment.

Mud logging company sued for failing to pay employees overtime wages

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

SHERMAN - A collective lawsuit has been filed against a mud logging and drilling fluid specialist services company for failing to pay its employees overtime wages.

Quick lube technician sues for overtime wages

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

SHERMAN - A quick lube technician has filed a lawsuit against his former employer claiming he was not paid overtime wages.

Letter carrier claims retirement forced so USPS could hire younger worker

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

TYLER - A letter carrier has filed a lawsuit claiming she was forced into retirement by the U.S. Postal Service so they could hire a younger employee. 

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