News from January 2014
When a judge gets so hard of hearing, blind, or feeble-minded that he can’t understand what’s going on in his courtroom and is unable to rule properly, maybe it’s time to retire.
HOUSTON - A Louisiana woman seeks $195,000 in damages from a Katy man following an apparent multi-vehicle accident between them, recent court documents say.
GALVESTON - A lawsuit alleging an area woman suffered injuries when a hot cup of coffee fell on her at a local fast food restaurant more than a year ago was recently disposed.
GALVESTON - The owner of a Galveston hotel named in an Oklahoma woman's personal injury lawsuit has filed a motion to compel, recent Galveston County court records show.
The Catholic Diocese of Beaumont recently settled a civil suit alleging a priest abused young boys for 30 years.
AUSTIN – The State of Texas has become the nation’s largest state to implement a mandatory electronic court filing (e-filing) system designed to digitize court filings.
A Collin County woman is suing a traveling circus, claiming she was struck by an inflatable slide.
A Texas woman has filed suit against a popular restaurant chain, claiming improper lighting caused her to fall in a dark parking lot.
A chicken processor is suing Tyson Foods after an overhead hook got caught in her hair weave and pulled her down the assembly line.
A software maker has filed a copyright infringement suit over its product management software.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 10 other attorneys general, including Greg Abbott of Texas, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday about a proposed Affordable Care Act change.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has ruled that Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning did not file a frivolous appeal over an order he issued against a Texas law firm representing patent trolls.
GALVESTON - When Harris County resident Bernadette Dale and her daughter embarked on a Carnival cruise in the summer of 2008, little did the two know they would return home to launch a legal battle against the company.
Houston trial attorney Steve Mostyn is in another fight with the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, this time claiming he has emails showing a culture of racism at the agency.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Target Corp. for a data breach of up to 40 million customers’ credit and debit cards.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – No one would argue that Sam Houston helped shape Texas’ role as a prosperous state – a state that, some would argue, continues to economically outshine its union counterparts to this day by fostering a business-friendly atmosphere.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The head of a national bar association made up primarily of intellectual property lawyers says a Senate version of a measure aimed at curbing abusive patent litigation is the “better approach.”
GALVESTON - A Houston couple claims the wife was injured during a boat ride almost two years ago and has pursued legal action, recent court papers say.