News from April 2015

Jury’s $190M reduction of Valero refinery value wiped by appeals court

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2015

A jury’s decision to shave $190 million off the appraised value of a Valero refinery was wiped by the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals on Tuesday, March 31.

Professor charges Prairie View A&M with sex, disability discrimination

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

A Waller County professor has sued her university, alleging discrimination during her tenure.

Customer cites restaurant for fall, injuries

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

A Galveston County resident has sued a restaurant for injuries attributed to a 2013 fall on the premises.

Industrial firm cites breach of contract

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

A Tarrant County industrial firm has sued a Galveston County man, alleging breach of contract.

Marina operator charges dock manufacturer with defective installation

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

A Tiki Island maritime business has sued three companies, alleging breach of warranty.

Doctor charges employer with civil rights violation

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

A Smith County medical resident has sued a university medical center and its associated facility, alleging wrongful termination.

Man accuses Quad/Graphics of wrongful termination

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

An Angelina County man has sued his company for alleged wrongful termination.

Grandmother alleges special education’s 'culture of restraint'

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

A Fannin County guardian has sued 10 independent school districts and two individual employees for injuries allegedly inflicted on her ward.

TransCanada seeks to dismiss suit brought by arrested pipeline protesters

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2015

On March 30, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline filed a motion to dismiss a federal suit brought by two protesters who claim deputies abused them as they peacefully protested the placement of the XL pipeline on contested land.

Woman seeks damages in traffic collision

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 2, 2015

A Jefferson County woman has sued a Groves driver, alleging vehicular negligence in a 2014 traffic incident.

Worker cites construction firms in door injury

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 2, 2015

An Orange County man has sued several commercial construction companies, alleging negligence.

Customer cites auto service center in accident

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 2, 2015

A Jefferson County man has sued an auto service center, its owner and an employee, alleging negligence in a 2014 incident.

Galveston man alleges county committed libel, malicious intent

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 2, 2015

A Galveston County man has sued the county, alleging defamation.

Ranch alleges supplier failed to perform project

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 2, 2015

A Galveston County business has sued a company, alleging breach of duty.

Nurse cites employer for pregnancy discrimination

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 2, 2015

An Austin County woman has sued a Fayette County business, alleging disability discrimination.

Eastern District of Texas No. 1 home for patent suits, report finds

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2015

So called “patent trolls” helped make the Eastern District of Texas the top spot for patent litigation in 2014, a recent report found.

Chicken worker cites Tyson in accident

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 3, 2015

A Louisiana man has sued Tyson Foods, citing injuries incurred in January.

Refinery worker seeks damages for injuries from fire

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 3, 2015

A refinery worker has sued two companies, alleging negligence in a 2013 fire.

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