News from January 2015

Dismissed suit seeking $642M in penalties against ExxonMobil heading to appeals court

By David Yates | Jan 20, 2015

A pair of environmental groups recently filed a notice of appeal in their dismissed suit against ExxonMobil, which asked the federal court to levy hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties against the company for toxic emissions violations at its Baytown facility.

Cornyn to chair Senate committee hearings on judicial nominations

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 20, 2015

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) will preside over hearings Wednesday to consider judges to fill vacancies in Texas courts.

Discovery ongoing in slip & fall suit against HEB

By David Yates | Jan 20, 2015

Discovery is still unfolding in a suit brought by a HEB shopper who sued the grocery store after injuring herself in a fall.

Appeals court says Provost Umphrey, attorney did not breach duty in qui tam suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 21, 2015

A Texas appellate court has ruled that the Provost Umphrey Law Firm and one of its attorneys did not take confidential information from a possible client and then use it in another case.

Galveston apartments damaged by Ike seek reinstatement of $4M insurance verdict

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 21, 2015

The owners of an apartment complex in Galveston that was damaged by Hurricane Ike are seeking insurance payouts to cover the costs of demolition and rebuilding.

May trial slated in railroad worker’s suit alleging excessive punishment for sleeping while on the job

By David Yates | Jan 21, 2015

A May trial has been slated in a suit brought by a railroad worker, who also suffers from alcohol dependency, claiming he was subjected to extreme punishment after he fell asleep while working.

Dallas justices overturn $10.7M verdict in suit between investors, says defendant

By David Yates | Jan 21, 2015

A defendant hammered by a $10.7 million jury verdict nearly three years ago is claiming an appeals court in Dallas has overturned the award.

Beaumont wreck results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 22, 2015

A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was injured in a collision.

Bank seeks foreclosure on New Waverly home

By Annie Cosby | Jan 22, 2015

A bank is suing over claims a home equity loan has gone into default.

Farmer claims oil, gas company damaged land

By Annie Cosby | Jan 22, 2015

A Jefferson County farmer is suing over claims farmland was damaged by an oil and gas company.

La. man says he was injured on loading bay

By Annie Cosby | Jan 22, 2015

A Louisiana man is suing over claims he was injured at work near a loading bay.

Appellate justices grant planning commission governmental immunity

By David Yates | Jan 22, 2015

On Thursday, justices seated on the Ninth Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a Beaumont judge’s decision denying the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission governmental immunity.

Texas City accident leads to lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 23, 2015

A Galveston County man is suing over injuries allegedly sustained in a collision.

Accident at red light triggers lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 23, 2015

A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was injured in a collision at a red light.

Man says he was injured in U.S. 69 wreck

By Annie Cosby | Jan 23, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision.

Woman says she was injured in wreck

By Annie Cosby | Jan 23, 2015

A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was injured in a collision in Beaumont.

Man says father's wife removed him from will

By Annie Cosby | Jan 23, 2015

A Texas City man is suing over claims his father's wife removed him from his father's will.

Woman says she was injured working on home

By Annie Cosby | Jan 23, 2015

A Lumberton woman is suing over claims she was injured while working a house leveling job.

Woman files asbestos exposure suit over late husband

By Annie Cosby | Jan 23, 2015

A Beaumont woman is suing over claims her husband died of lung cancer allegedly caused by asbestos exposure.

Kroger seeks to dismiss discrimination claim

By David Yates | Jan 23, 2015

Kroger recently filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by a former employee claiming her position was terminated because of age and racial discrimination.

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