News from December 2016

Dyslexic FBI agent’s discrimination suit against AG Lynch set for spring trial

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – A FBI agent claiming he has been discriminated against because of his dyslexia recently had his lawsuit set for trial in March of 2018.

Justices nix Baptist Hospitals’ $200K summary judgment win against Reytec Construction

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2016

In October 2012, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas sued Reytec Construction Resources, alleging the company left a mound of dirt in its parking lot after a lease with the hospital expired.

Proposed state-focused environmental regulation changes could reduce lawsuits, says expert

By Carrie Salls | Dec 1, 2016

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Heartland Institute’s “Action Plan for President Trump” calls for a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current rules and regulations and the establishment of a committee of state environmental leaders to make future policy decisions.  

Technician alleges heating/AC business failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing a Houston heating/air conditioning business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Customers allege Nissan violated warranties

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Texas couple is suing Nissan, alleging breach of implied and express warranties.

Therapy provider alleges nursing facility failed to pay for services

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Kentucky therapy services provider is suing a Houston nursing facility, alleging breach of contract, failure to pay for completed work and unjust enrichment.

Five technicians accuse employers of failing to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 1, 2016

HOUSTON — Five control technicians are suing their oilfield services employers, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Consumer accuses debt collector of unlawful practices

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Dallas County man is suing a New York debt collector, alleging unlawful collection practices.

Professor says injunction on Obama's overtime rule is not arbitrary

By Christopher Knoll | Dec 2, 2016

SHERMAN, Texas -- A federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas placed an injunction Nov. 22 on an effort by the U.S. Labor Department to raise the threshold of white collar workers qualifying for overtime. 

Texas landowners coalition seeks to improve eminent domain laws

By Cassandra Stone | Dec 2, 2016

AUSTIN – More than a dozen Texas-based organizations have banded together to form the Texans for Property Rights coalition, a grassroots initiative to inspire and execute reform with eminent domain laws next spring.

Alleged breach of medical records prompts woman to sue Houston cardiology center

By John Suayan | Dec 2, 2016

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges that a local cardiology center and one of its physicians compromised the confidentiality of her personal and health information, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Dec 5, 2016

MARSHALL DIVISION Dec. 2 GENERAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS, LTD. V. PANTECH CO., LTD. ET AL 2:16-cv-01348-RWS

Harris County man blames heavy haul carrier for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2016

GALVESTON — A Harris County man is suing a heavy haul carrier services provider, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Consultant alleges energy exploration company failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2016

HOUSTON — A consultant is suing an oil and gas exploration company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts by not paying overtime.

New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

By The SE Texas Record | Dec 5, 2016

Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 License #:36796 Assumed Name:HEALTHY OPTIONS CAFE Address:701 BRAZOS STREET,SUITE 1050,AUSTIN,TX Owner Name:CHRISTUS HEALTH SOUTHEAST TEXAS License #:36870 Assumed Name:TONYS GARAGE Address:1211 PORT NECHES AVE,,PORT NECHES,TX,77651 Owner Name:MURRELL JASON THOMAS License #:36877 Assumed Name:BAYOU BEND CONSULTING Address:3652 EAGLESON LN,,BEAUMONT,TX,77705 Owner Name:SWENSON DONNA JEAN License #:36943 Assumed Name:LOGANS LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE Address:448 W 15TH,,PORT A

Machine operator alleges oilfield service company failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2016

HOUSTON — A machine operator is suing an oilfield service company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime wages.

Collin County couple alleges debt collectors violated laws

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2016

SHERMAN — A Collin County is suing debt collectors, alleging abusive, deceptive and unfair debt collection practices.

Two large Texas mortgage lenders hit with $94 million fine

By Christopher Knoll | Dec 5, 2016

HOUSTON -- The reverberations of the 2008 housing market collapse and financial meltdown continue to be felt.  

Motorist blames trucking company owner, driver for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2016

MARSHALL — A Pittsburg motorist is suing a commercial trucking company and a driver, alleging their negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff. 

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