News from January 2015

Texas SC to decide whether to reinstate $2.6M asbestos verdict against Dow Chemical

By David Yates | Jan 15, 2015

An issue of a property owner’s liability for independent contractors is presently before the Texas Supreme Court and could determine whether a $2.64 million asbestos verdict against Dow Chemical stands.

Greyhound drops appeal of $780K exemplary award

By David Yates | Jan 15, 2015

At the request of Greyhound Lines, the Texas Ninth Court of appeals on Thursday granted a motion to dismiss appeal.

Bank seeks to foreclose on Beaumont home

By Annie Cosby | Jan 16, 2015

A bank is seeking to foreclose a Beaumont property.

Kemah collision results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 16, 2015

Two Texas residents are suing over claims they were injured in a collision when another driver allegedly ran a red light.

Man claims boat repairman installed used parts

By Annie Cosby | Jan 16, 2015

A Galveston County man is suing over claims his boat sustained costly damages due to a repairman allegedly installing used parts.

CitiMortgage wants to foreclose on Beaumont home

By Annie Cosby | Jan 16, 2015

A bank is seeking to foreclose a Beaumont property on Mel Sha Lane.

Chanel says Houston company selling fake products

By Annie Cosby | Jan 16, 2015

Chanel Inc. is suing over claims a Houston company is continuing to sell counterfeit products using Chanel's trademarks.

Houston council candidate says fundraising rules unconstitutional

By Annie Cosby | Jan 19, 2015

A Houston City Council candidate is suing over claims a city ordinance limiting fundraising is unconstitutional.

Contractor seeks more than $60K

By Annie Cosby | Jan 19, 2015

A Harris County electrical supplier and distributor is suing a contractor and the company it worked for, allegedly for failing to pay for materials supplied to a construction project.

Motorcyclist files personal injury suit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 20, 2015

A Hardin County man is suing over claims he was injured when a car struck his motorcycle.

Man fights to keep two houses from being torn down

By Annie Cosby | Jan 20, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing to prevent the city of Beaumont from demolishing two houses he owns.

Accident results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 20, 2015

A Jefferson County woman and her father are suing over claims she was injured when the car in which she was a passenger caused a collision.

Friendswood wreck leads to lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 20, 2015

A Galveston County woman is suing over claims she was injured in a collision on West Parkwood Avenue in Friendswood.

Subcontractor failed to do job, company claims

By Annie Cosby | Jan 20, 2015

A construction company is suing over claims it sustained damages when a contractor allegedly failed to properly install an exterior insulation and finishing system.

Man accuses company of discrimination

By Annie Cosby | Jan 20, 2015

A Montgomery County man is suing over claims his employment was terminated based upon his age and disability.

Attorney accuses Houston PD of racial profiling

By Annie Cosby | Jan 20, 2015

An attorney is suing over claims he was the victim of racial profiling during a bank robbery false alarm.

Our View: Assessing 'loser pays'

By Southeast Texas Record | Jan 20, 2015

The “loser pays” bill that the Texas Legislature passed and then-Gov. Rick Perry signed into law four years ago allows winning parties to recover litigation costs in dismissed cases without contractual agreements for attorneys’ fees.

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