News from August 2014

Hunting and fishing retailer settles lawsuit over Web patent

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 5, 2014

TYLER (Legal Newsline) – Popular outdoor retailer Bass Pro Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it and dozens of other retailers for allegedly infringing on a Texas company’s Web patent.

Personnel File: Goranson Bain appoints three new partners

By The SE Texas Record | Aug 5, 2014

DALLAS– GoransonBain PLLC, a family law leader in Texas for nearly 30 years, announced Aimee M. Pingenot, P. Lindley Bain and Clint Westhoff as newly appointed partners to the firm.

Personnel File: Texas appellate justice Jim Moseley joins Gray Reed

By The SE Texas Record | Aug 5, 2014

DALLAS -- Gray Reed & McGraw proudly announced that Justice Jim Moseley, who has served on Texas' Fifth District Court of Appeals for 18 years, is joining the firm and will chair the appellate section. Moseley, 60, retires from the benchAugust 21 and joins Gray Reed on September 2.

Class action says Whole Foods falsely marketed sugar content of Greek yogurt

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 5, 2014

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after class members claim its 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt was falsely marketed at having only two grams of sugar per serving when it actually contained six times the labeled amount.

Former judge at center of whistleblower case had previous battle with OAG

By Marilyn Tennissen | Aug 5, 2014

The Office of the Attorney General of Texas claims a lawsuit against it by a former employee does not qualify under the Whistleblower Act and is asking the Texas Supreme Court to dismiss the case.

Whistleblower case goes back to alleged incident in 2008

By Marilyn Tennissen | Aug 5, 2014

The Texas Attorney General's Office is being sued by Ginger Weatherspoon, an attorney who in 2006 began working in the Child Support Division.

Law professor: U.S. SC rulings could reduce abusive claims filed by patent trolls

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that overhaul the rules governing court-awarded attorneys’ fees in patent cases will have “significant” implications for so-called patent trolls, one law professor says.

Woman files complaint against Ford, alleging numerous defects with vehicle

By The SE Texas Record | Aug 6, 2014

The owner of a Ford vehicle has filed suit against the company, saying she has experienced numerous problems with the vehicle since she purchased it two years ago.

Couple says window company failed to properly install windows

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 6, 2014

Two Beaumont residents say their replacement windows began to leak.

CommunityBank says Anahuac couple failed to make loan payments

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 6, 2014

A bank claims two Anahuac residents have failed to repay it more than $300,000.

Parents seek $2.5M for son's death in fire on shrimp boat

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 6, 2014

The parents of a recently deceased man have filed suit against the owners of the boat that caught fire with their son aboard, causing his death.

Woman claims injuries in rear-end collision on I-10

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 6, 2014

A woman claims she incurred medical costs after a driver rear-ended her vehicle.

Blasting company sues website over similar product names

By Matt Russell | Aug 6, 2014

An online distributor faces a lawsuit for allegedly selling products intended as replacements or substitutes for an established brand.Axxiom Manufacturing Inc. filed suit July 18 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against BlastingParts.com and John Doe. According to the complaint, for more than 30 years the plaintiff has designed, manufactured, sold and serviced a variety of

Creighton wins District 4 Senate seat in runoff

By Marilyn Tennissen | Aug 7, 2014

After a special runoff election on Tuesday, Jefferson County residents will have a new senator representing them in Austin.

Hatch says federal patent reform among his ‘top priorities’ next year

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 7, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The push for federal patent reform may have slowed, but it has not died.

Texas Supreme Court applied unique approach to ‘every exposure’ theory in asbestos cases

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 7, 2014

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – While several states across the country have rejected the “every exposure” theory in asbestos cases, the recent Texas Supreme Court Bostic decision stands out due to its “Lohrmann Plus Standard.”

Republican holds financial edge in Texas attorney general race

By David Yates | Aug 7, 2014

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Heading into the finals months of the election cycle, Republican attorney general candidate Ken Paxton will have hundreds of thousands of dollars at his disposal.

Beaumont attorneys show financial support for local judge up for re-election

By David Yates | Aug 8, 2014

BEAUMONT (Legal Newsline) – Beaumont plaintiffs attorneys are donating thousands of dollars to the re-election campaign of one the local judges who routinely presides over their civil lawsuits.

Motorcyclist blames driver for causing collision

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 8, 2014

A man has filed suit against the allegedly intoxicated driver who he claims struck his motorcycle.

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