News from November 2013

Woman has allergic reaction to root touch-up, sues Proctor Gamble

By David Yates | Nov 6, 2013

After using a root-touch up to dye her hair, Pamela Starks claims she suffered an allergic reaction.

TDCJ non-suited from retaliation suit

By David Yates | Nov 6, 2013

Joseph Turano has non-suited Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Alphonso James from his suit claiming he was demoted after cooperating with an investigation against the warden.

PA Housing Authority dismissed from wrongful termination suit

By David Yates | Nov 6, 2013

An order of dismissal has been entered in a suit filed by a former employee of the Port Arthur Housing Authority who claimed the director and board members fired him after reporting alleged misappropriations.

Farmers amends answer in underinsured motorist benefits suit

By David Yates | Nov 6, 2013

Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance has amended its answer in a suit brought by area resident Earl Hurels, who sued the company alleging it denied his claims for underinsured motorist benefits.

10 AGs, including Abbott, seek legislative help to fix ACA problems

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 6, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and nine other state AGs have sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seeking legislative action to help alleviate problems implementing the Affordable Care Act.

Automobile collision lawsuit goes to trial

By David Yates | Nov 6, 2013

Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of an automobile collision lawsuit.

Platform explosions injured La. man, according to lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 6, 2013

GALVESTON - A Louisiana man brought a lawsuit against several companies after a series of explosions on an oil production platform last year.

Ala. man seeks compensation from employer for back injury

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 6, 2013

GALVESTON - An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit against his employer following two alleged instances in which he hurt his back.

Galena Park man accuses Wal-Mart of calling him without permission

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 6, 2013

HOUSTON - A Galena Park man claims Wal-Mart Stores Inc. continues to contact him despite his request for it to stop, recent court papers say.

Suit alleges 12 companies responsible for man's death from mesothelioma

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 6, 2013

GALVESTON - Twelve companies face a lawsuit following a former oil refinery operator's death from mesothelioma, recent court documents show.

Judge Wortham announces candidacy for district attorney

By David Yates | Nov 6, 2013

Surrounded by family, public officials and “high-dollar attorneys,” Jefferson County 58th District Court Judge Bob Wortham announced his candidacy for Jefferson County District Attorney on Wednesday.

Defendants in balancing ball case insist plaintiff 'waived right to sue'

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 7, 2013

GALVESTON - 24 Hours Fitness USA Inc. and one of its personal trainers blamed for a woman's fall off a balancing ball at its Friendswood location in an August lawsuit recently answered the allegations, according to court records.

Best Buy argues ex-Marine 'misused' electronics alleged to have caused car fire

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 7, 2013

GALVESTON - Best Buy Co., Inc. replied to a former Marine's lawsuit stemming from a car fire in the parking lot of its League City store which allegedly affected his mental health.

Visiting judge issues order closing damaged telecommunication facilities suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 7, 2013

GALVESTON - A property damage lawsuit pitting GTE Southwest Inc. against the city of League City was disposed.

Galveston Co. jury to hear ex-deputy constable's sexual harassment suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 7, 2013

GALVESTON - A former Galveston County deputy constable's sexual harassment lawsuit will be heard by a jury early next year, recent court records show.

Housekeeper claims Hyatt fired her for making racist remarks

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 7, 2013

HOUSTON - Complaining that Hyatt Corp. fired her for racial comments she insists she did not make, Harris County resident Dinora Chacon has pursued legal action.

Port Bolivar resident says Galveston motorist responsible for 2012 collision

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 7, 2013

GALVESTON - Port Bolivar local Eugene Werner is suing Galveston resident Melvin Lynn Brooks over a late October 2012 collision in Galveston between them.

Local man falls off brush hog, sues for more than $1 million

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 7, 2013

GALVESTON - A local man seeks more than $1 million in damages after he reportedly fell off a rotary mower last year, recent court papers say.

Walston announces bid for bench of 58th District Court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 7, 2013

Twenty-four hours after Judge Bob Wortham announced he was running for Jefferson County District Attorney, local attorney Kent Walston announced he was seeking Wortham’s seat on the bench of the 58th District Court.

‘Amicable resolution’ reached in collision suit

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2013

An “amicable resolution” has been reached in an automobile collision lawsuit.

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