News from January 2015

Trial slated in nurse's suit alleging back injuries from holding on to sliding patient

By David Yates | Jan 6, 2015

A late January trial has been slated in a suit brought by Lynda Gore, a surgical nurse who claims she hurt her back while trying to hold on to a patient who was about to slide off a surgical table.

Suit brought over fatal collision involving 18-wheeler settles

By David Yates | Jan 6, 2015

Plaintiffs in a suit over a fatal collision with an 18-wheeler settled three months after the litigation was filed, court records show.

Texas City wreck results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 7, 2015

A Galveston County resident is suing over injuries allegedly sustained in a collision at a Texas City intersection.

Man claims he was shut out of common-law wife's estate

By Annie Cosby | Jan 7, 2015

A Texas man is suing over claims he was unlawfully prevented from being included from the estate of the woman with whom he was in a common-law marriage.

Motorcyclist files personal injury suit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 7, 2015

A Galveston County man is suing over claims he was injured when a vehicle struck his motorcycle on state Highway 6.

Man says ex-wife stole items from home with police help

By Annie Cosby | Jan 7, 2015

A Smith County man is suing over claims his ex-wife stole items from his home after a police officer ordered him to leave the property while she collected her possessions.

Appeals court: TCEQ not responsible for deaths of whooping cranes

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 7, 2015

A few days ago, a hunting guide in south Texas found a dead whooping crane near the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The birds are endangered, so the death of the bird is being investigated by Texas Parks & Wildlife game wardens, according to a Jan. 6 press release from the agency.

Newtron argues it’s immune from Motiva employee’s claim he was stepped on

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2015

Newtron LLC recently filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing it is immune from a suit brought by a refinery worker claiming injuries after one of the company’s employees stepped on him.

Special elections end in runoffs

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2015

No winners emerged from any of the three races in Tuesday’s special election.

Man says he was fired while awaiting kidney transplant

By Annie Cosby | Jan 8, 2015

A Washington County man is suing over claims he was unlawfully fired while in the hospital receiving a kidney transplant.

Fellow investors blocked man from company, suit claims

By Annie Cosby | Jan 8, 2015

A Galveston County man is suing over claims fellow investors attempted to freeze him out of his interest in a company.

Galveston accident results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 8, 2015

A Galveston County man is suing over claims he was injured in a car collision on Avenue O.

Woman says she tripped on rack at Reebok store

By Annie Cosby | Jan 8, 2015

A Harris County woman is suing over claims she was injured when she tripped on a clothing rack in a Reebok store.

FedEx blamed for accident, injuries

By Annie Cosby | Jan 8, 2015

A Texas man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision with a FedEx driver.

Former assessor employee accuses Jefferson Co. of racial discrimination

By Annie Cosby | Jan 8, 2015

A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was paid less by her employer based upon her race before being unlawfully terminated.

Smith gets warm welcome to district clerk's office

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 8, 2015

There’s a saying that when one door closes another one opens, and that’s true for Jamie Smith, who today closed the door on his job in the county clerk’s office only to open the door to leadership of the district clerk’s office.

Fall at refinery results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 9, 2015

A worker is suing over claims he was injured at work when he fell through improperly laid out caliche.

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