News from December 2015

Worker alleges C&J Energy Services did not pay overtime

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 1, 2015

HOUSTON--An employee is suing an oil and gas services company, alleging unpaid overtime.

Harris County worker alleges Four Seasons Development, owner failed to pay minimum, overtime wages

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 1, 2015

A Harris County man is suing a Texas commercial construction company and its owner, alleging unpaid minimum and overtime wages.

Elevate Learning sued over alleged unpaid overtime

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 1, 2015

A Harris County woman is suing her former employer, a company that operates an Internet-based learning program, over claims of unpaid overtime.

A litigious look at the Dallas attorney who represents ‘clock boy’

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2015

For the past several weeks, the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the teen who became known as “clock boy” after being arrested for bringing a homemade timepiece to school in a pencil case, swept through the national media, provoking the passions of activists and staunch patriots alike.

Plaintiff in wrongful termination suit against Papa John's files motion for default judgment

By John Suayan | Dec 2, 2015

A Galveston County woman whose lawsuit claims she was fired from her job at a Papa John's in Texas City for reporting sexual harassment is seeking a default judgment. Alize Shannon asserts in court documents filed July 24 in the Galveston County 56th District Court that she, as a minor, rejected her general manager's advances only for the defendant to let her go. According to the original petition, the termination was an act of retaliation. Shannon submitted a motion for default judgment on N

Calif. governor says Texas, W.Va. AGs grandstanding on climate issue

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown says the attorneys general of West Virginia and Texas are guilty of “crass obstructionism” as they seek to gain momentum against President Obama’s environmental agenda. Last week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas AG Ken Paxton sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry in advance of the United Nations climate summit also known as Paris 2015 and COP21.

AG shuts down dating service’s Texas operations

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2015

SAN ANTONIO – On Nov. 25 Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a final judgment and permanent injunction filed in a Bexar County district court ordering Lone Star Introductions (eLove Matchmaking) to cease operations at its Texas offices, pay civil penalties and consumer restitution.

Two workers say Quinn's Rental Services did not pay overtime

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 2, 2015

Two workers are suing Quinn's Rental Services, alleging unpaid overtime wages.

Port Arthur, police department at odds over collective bargaining agreement

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 2, 2015

BEAUMONT--The Port Arthur police are suing the city regarding a disagreement over a provision of the collective bargaining agreement.

Patient blames Baptist Hospitals for permanent injuries

By Angelino Menconi | Dec 2, 2015

BEAUMONT--A patient is suing a Beaumont hospital group, alleging negligence for injuries sustained due to its failure to monitor him.

Galveston County woman alleges couple failed to pay for vehicle

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 2, 2015

GALVESTON--A Galveston County woman is suing a Dickinson couple, alleging failure to pay for a vehicle sale and an additional loan.

Woman sues city of Houston, claims police officer shot son for wearing hoodie

By John Suayan | Dec 2, 2015

The mother of a 26-year-old man who was purportedly shot and killed in early 2014 while in Houston police custody has pursued legal action against the city of Houston, RPI Management Company, LLC and patrolman Juventino Castro in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. In a lawsuit filed Dec. 2, plaintiff Janet Baker accuses Castro of fatally shooting Jordan Baker at the time the decadent was riding his bicycle through a strip mall located at 5700 W.

Jefferson County jury hits Allstate with 26K verdict

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2015

A Jefferson County jury has awarded a plaintiff more than $26,000 in damages for injuries she suffered following an automobile collision.

Mechanic alleges Schlumberger guilty of unlawful termination

By Angelino Menconi | Dec 3, 2015

A 57-year-old maintenance mechanic is suing his former employer, alleging unlawful termination following a work-related accident.

Shopper alleges HEB Grocery's negligence led to slip on floor

By Angelino Menconi | Dec 3, 2015

A Beaumont shopper is suing a local grocer, alleging negligence after she says she slipped on butter while shopping, resulting in injuries.

Tsunami of patent suits floods East Texas, 196 cases filed in a single day

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2015

Nearly 200 patent infringement lawsuits were filed in the federal district for East Texas in a single day – increasing the odds the venue will remain a patent troll favorite for the second year in a row.

Sanitation worker says waste removal companies failed to pay overtime

By Josh Aden | Dec 3, 2015

A Texas sanitation worker has filed a class action lawsuit against trash removal companies, alleging not paying employees for overtime.

Customer blames O'Reilly Automotive Stores for injuries

By Emily Moore | Dec 3, 2015

A Harris County man is suing an automotive parts company, alleging negligence for injuries he says he sustained when visiting the store’s Houston location.

Standard Life alleges independent marketing agent owes $685,000

By Josh Aden | Dec 3, 2015

A Galveston insurance company is suing a Georgia man, seeking damages over an alleged contract breach.

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