News from January 2015

Dismissed: Suit alleging Church’s Chicken restroom wheelchair inaccessible

By David Yates | Jan 23, 2015

An order of dismissal was recently filed in suit claiming the bathroom in a fast food restaurant was wheelchair inaccessible.

Trip and fall suit against Wal-Mart dismissed

By David Yates | Jan 26, 2015

Following four months of litigation, a suit alleging a customer tripped over a grate at the Lufkin Wal-Mart store has been dismissed.

Texas SC will hear Abbott's appeal of school finance case

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 26, 2015

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s public school funding system – an appeal filed by Texas’ new governor Greg Abbott in the latter days of his term as attorney general.

Woman says she was fired because of pregnancy

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

A Denton County woman is suing over claims she was fired due to her pregnancy.

Man files federal lawsuit over Kilgore collision

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

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

Man seeks to reverse workers' comp ruling

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

A Harris County man is suing to reverse a workers' compensation decision.

Control over franchisee subject of Domino's appeal of $32M wrongful death verdict

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 26, 2015

After being hit with a $32 million verdict after a delivery driver caused a fatal wreck, Domino’s Pizza told a Texas appeals court that it was the franchisee, not the company, that had control over the driver’s actions. 

Woman claims she was bitten by neighbor's dog

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

A Friendswood woman is suing over claims she was bitten by her neighbors' dog.

Longshoreman blames Disney, others for injuries

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

A longshoreman is suing over claims he was injured transferring cargo from a cruise ship.

Inheritance dispute leads to lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

A Jefferson County woman is suing over an inheritance dispute.

Woman says she slipped, fell at mall

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

A woman is suing over claims she was injured at a mall.

Okla. man claims he was fired over heart condition

By Annie Cosby | Jan 26, 2015

An Oklahoma man is suing over claims he was fired due to his heart condition.

Suit over man’s fall at construction site settles before trial

By David Yates | Jan 26, 2015

Slated for trial this week, a suit over a man’s fall at a construction site settled before a jury could be selected.

UPR in trial over fatal veterans’ parade crash

By David Yates | Jan 26, 2015

A civil trial began Monday in Midland over a veterans’ parade crash that killed four and wounded many others when a Union Pacific Railroad train collided with a float.

Our View: Have your pizza delivered for just $500!

By Southeast Texas Record | Jan 26, 2015

If you order two or more items, you can get a medium two-topping pizza, eight pieces of chicken, an oven-baked sandwich, pasta, and/or stuffed cheesy bread for just $5.99 each from any participating Domino's. A large, 14-inch pizza will only set you back 12 bucks. 

Appeals court looks at DuPont case under new standards

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 27, 2015

DuPont de Nemours won a legal victory in a Jefferson County asbestos case almost seven years ago, and now the company is asking a Texas appeals court to look at why the trial court judge has granted the plaintiff a new trial. 

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