News from November 2015

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Carrie Gonzales | Nov 2, 2015

DBA: 10/23 -10/29/2015 License #:34888 Assumed Name:VANDI VAPES Address:6317 32ND ST., GROVES, TX, 77619 Owner Name:VANDIVER JARRED License #:34926 Assumed Name:WOODLANDS FINANCIAL GROUP TAMRA GALVAN INSURNCE Address:2888 HIGHWAY 69 S., SUITE B, LUMBERTON, TX, 77657 Owner Name:GALVAN TAMRA License #:34933 Assumed Name:UMA SERVICES Address:2529 HAMPTON LN., PORT NECHES, TX, 77651 Owner Name:TUMMALA LOK VENKAT SUMANTH KIRAN License #:34960 Assumed Name:LOGON CAFE & PUB Address:3805 CALDER AVE

Aren't firms like AkinMears engaging in barratry?

By The SE Texas Record | Nov 2, 2015

According to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, which owns this journal, trial lawyers will spend almost $900 million this year in broadcast advertising

Consulting companies sue New Jersey man, alleging breach of contract

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 2, 2015

Two Texas consulting companies are suing a New Jersey man, alleging he did not fulfill contractual obligations.

Insurance firm sues Bac Trac Plumbing, alleging negligence in clamp installation

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 2, 2015

An insurance company is suing a plumbing company, alleging negligence regarding property damages resulting from the bad installation of clamps.

Two businesses sue Wyatt Field Service Company, alleging breach of contract

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 2, 2015

A petroleum company and a refining company are suing an oilfield services business, alleging it did not defend and indemnify them in an underlying suit.

Hong Kong shipper sues Refined Success, seeks $4 million in cargo dispute

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 2, 2015

A Hong Kong cargo shipper is suing a British Virgin Islands shipping company, alleging it failed to load cargo per a contract between the two parties.

Man sues business partners to recover back shares

By John Suayan | Nov 2, 2015

A Galveston man has brought a lawsuit against his business partners on claims they did not give him his share of the venture’s profits, according to Galveston County District Court records. In the suit filed Oct. 23 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, Bradley Ender accuses Chauncey R.

Mesa Underwriters alleges no duty to defend in underlying suit

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 2, 2015

A New Jersey insurance company is suing its insured and a separate individual in an attempt to clear its duty to defend or indemnify the insured in an underlying suit.

Trial of slip & fall against Buffalo Wild Wings continued

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2015

The trial of a suit brought by a waitress who sued Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar after slipping on the freshly mopped kitchen floor has been continued. Seeking exemplary damages for her injury, Amanda Beuhler filed suit against RC Port Arthur, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings, on Dec. 13, 2013, in Jefferson County District Court.

AkinMears withdraws motion to seal suit exposing business dealings

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2015

In the face of continued coverage from national media outlets, AkinMears has withdrawn its motion to permanently seal a lawsuit alleging questionable business dealings committed by the Houston law firm. As previously reported, Amir Shenaq filed suit against AkinMears partners Truett Akin IV and Michelle Mears on Sept. 29 in Harris County District Court. Shenaq, the firm’s former chief business development officer, contends AkinMears fired him to avoid paying him more than $4 million for 14,000

Ex-employee sues Raytheon, alleging discrimination, retaliation

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 3, 2015

A Texas resident is suing Raytheon, his former employer, alleging discrimination.

Falling in a hospital lobby is not a med-mal claim, Texas SC rules

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2015

The Texas Supreme Court has further strengthened the line between health care liability claims and personal injury lawsuits, recently finding that a fall in a hospital lobby does not fall under the Texas Medical Liability Act. The Oct. 30 ruling stems from a suit brought by Louisa Reddic, who sued the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett after slipping on a floor mat between the hospital’s main entrance and the front desk.

Two Texas men sue CTMGT Hidden Lakes, Megatel Homes II, alleging non payment

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 3, 2015

Two Texas men are suing two businesses and an individual, alleging they have not been paid for labor performed.

Galveston County man sues GEICO in car insurance dispute

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 3, 2015

A Galveston County man is suing GEICO, alleging it breached its insurance policy by not covering the diminished value of his car following an accident.

Mt. Vernon woman sues Ford, alleging negligence in daughter's crash death

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 3, 2015

A Mt. Vernon woman is suing Ford, alleging negligence in a car accident that killed her daughter.

Honoring veterans by serving them

By Allan K. DuBois | Nov 3, 2015

This Veterans Day, as we honor and thank the brave men and women who served in the United States military, the State Bar of Texas is keenly aware that more must be done to serve our veterans.

Plaintiff seeks to continue trip & fall suit against Gulf Coast Machine

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2015

A plaintiff who brought a trip and fall lawsuit against Gulf Coast Machine and Supply is seeking to continue the case.

Galveston man sues Houston repair worker, alleging failure to perform tasks

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 4, 2015

A Galveston man is suing a Houston repair worker, alleging the defendant never performed agreed-upon work on the plaintiff's truck.

Texas man sues The Cajun Greek, alleging negligence for injuries at restaurant

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 4, 2015

A Texas man is suing a Galveston couple and a Galveston restaurant, alleging negligence for injuries the man says he sustained on the eatery's premises.

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