News from October 2014

Man claims spinal injuries in collision

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2014

A Corpus Christi man has filed suit against the driver who he claims caused a multi-car collision, causing him to sustain spinal injuries.

Super 8 floor collapsed beneath man, according to lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2014

A man claims he incurred medical costs after a floor at a Super 8 motel collapsed beneath him.

Driver blamed for causing collision

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2014

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to yield the right-of-way, causing a collision.Tony Garcia claims he was driving east on U.S. Route 67 in Morris County on July 9, 2013, when defendant Shawn McCoy Henderson, who was driving on U.S. Route 77, attempted to make a left turn onto U.S. Route 67. "Defendant Henderson failed to yield the right-of-way and made an unsafe left turn,"

Texas College accused of firing employee because of her religious beliefs

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2014

A woman has filed suit against Texas College, alleging she lost her job because she refused to work Saturdays due to her religious beliefs.Kasha L. Robinson claims she worked as a recruiter for Texas College in Tyler. Before she was hired, however, she informed the school that she could not work on Saturdays due to her religious beliefs as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, according to

Jewelry company claims Sam's Club selling its products without permission

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2014

A jewelry manufacturer says Sam's Club has begun selling its products without its permission.

Tyler man sues GM after allegedly losing control of Cadillac

By Andrea Dearden | Oct 13, 2014

A Tyler man claims General Motors is responsible for injuries he allegedly received when he lost control of his Cadillac and crashed into a ditch.

Our View: When did Texas approve public funding of political campaigns?

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 14, 2014

As far as we know, the Texas legislature has never authorized public funding of political campaigns. 

Antitrust case results in $450K in civil penalties in Texas

By Ashley Perry | Oct 14, 2014

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached a settlement on Friday with R. Craig Rathmann and his firm, Rathmann & Associates L.P., over antitrust allegations that claimed Houston-area municipal utility districts paid inflated underwriting fees for bond refundings.

Another fraudulent claim identified by special master in BP case; investigator requests $240K repayment

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 14, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – An Alabama man has been ordered to return hundreds of thousands of dollars he received in an alleged scheme to defraud the claims program in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill program.

BP settlements slow to a trickle; Critics say system ‘shockingly inefficient’

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 14, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The numbers are in and the number of claimants paid under the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement totals 883 for the entire month of September – leaving more than 131,000 people still awaiting resolution, according to records submitted by the settlement administrator.

 PERSONNEL FILE: Norton Rose Fulbright welcomes transactions lawyer to healthcare team

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 14, 2014

DALLAS — Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Lisa Atlas Genecov, a prominent healthcare transactions lawyer with 30 years of experience, has joined its Dallas office as a partner.

Galveston woman sues Island Transit after allegedly falling off bus

By Andrea Dearden | Oct 14, 2014

A Galveston woman accuses Island Transit of negligence after allegedly falling as she tried to get off a city bus.

Galveston woman accused of owing New York man for personal loan

By Andrea Dearden | Oct 14, 2014

A Galveston woman is accused of failing to repay more than $12,000 she allegedly borrowed from a New York man so she could move to the United States.

Driver seeks reimbursement from insurance company

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 14, 2014

A man claims his insurance company has failed to timely pay him benefits owed to him after an unknown driver rear-ended his vehicle.

Galveston Couny man accused of driving into oncoming traffic, causing crash

By Andrea Dearden | Oct 15, 2014

A Seabrook couple is suing a Galveston County man they allege crossed into oncoming traffic and caused a crash. Jimmy Chandler and Mary Lou Chandler filed a lawsuit against Samuel Cabrera Fonseca on Sept. 2 in Galveston County District Court. The alleged crash happened on April 21 in the 2400 block of FM 2004. According to the complaint, Jimmy Chandler was driving south on FM 2004 and Fonseca was driving

Texas asbestos firms spending hundreds of thousands in 2014 elections

By David Yates | Oct 16, 2014

Texas’ most well-known asbestos law firms are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and judicial races this election cycle.

Local firms in murky waters of campaign finance limits

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 17, 2014

Three of the biggest law firms in Southeast Texas have made large contributions to see their favorite judge reelected, donations that may exceed the legal limit.

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