News from June 2016

5 years later, future of Texas voter ID law still in the hands of the courts

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 1, 2016

If the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn’t issue a ruling by July 20 on Texas’ voter ID law, the plaintiffs in the case will likely ask the U.S. Supreme Court to bar enforcement of the law during the November elections.

Motion to dismiss filed in plaintiff’s suit alleging injury lifting 300-pound patient

By David Yates | Jun 1, 2016

Beaumont Home Health Service recently filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by a Port Arthur woman, who alleges she was negligently instructed to lift a 300-pound patient.

Sanctions battle erupts in suit over 2012 ‘massive’ I-10 collision

By David Yates | Jun 1, 2016

BEAUMONT - A sanctions battle has erupted between a trucking company and one of the defendants it blames for causing a “massive wreck” in 2012 on Interstate 10, court records show.

Ninth Court tackles special appearances issue in offshore drilling injury suit

By David Yates | Jun 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – Three out-of-state marine companies named as defendants in an offshore worker’s injury suit recently won their appeal, as the Ninth Court of Appeals found the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over the litigation.

Unseemly and illegal asbestos client solicitation gets a day in court

By Sick of Lawsuits | Jun 1, 2016

Sometimes just desserts do get served. For over a year we’ve been reading about the greed-driven political corruption case involving former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Houston business accuses South Carolina company of patent infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Houston company is suing a South Carolina business, alleging refusal to pay $200,000 in royalties for patents. 

Customer blames Galveston auto shop for injuries

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2016

GALVESTON — A La Marque man is suing a Galveston auto repair shop, alleging negligence caused him to be hit by a towline. 

Property owner accuses Alvin business of breach of contract

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2016

GALVESTON — A property owner is suing an Alvin business and its owners, alleging they breached their obligations with the plaintiff.

Mostyn calls legal malpractice suit against him harassment, moves for sanctions

By David Yates | Jun 1, 2016

Houston attorney “Hurricane” Steve Mostyn has answered a legal malpractice lawsuit against him, seeking sanctions and calling the action “groundless” and “brought for the purpose of harassment.” Seeking several millions of dollars in damages, plaintiffs Irvin and Nancy Harrison filed suit against Mostyn and the Mostyn Law Firm on March 18 in Harris County District Court, alleging the firm botched their Hurricane Ike claim.

Texas couple wants $1M suit over bad Yelp review dismissed; pet sitting company claims disparagement

By David Yates | Jun 2, 2016

DALLAS – A motion to dismiss has been filed in a lawsuit brought by a pet sitting company against a Plano couple who allegedly disparaged the critter watchers in a Yelp review and on national television.

Texas business alleges petroleum company owes more than $200,000

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2016

GALVESTON — A Texas business is suing a petroleum company, alleging the defendant failed to pay nearly $200,000 for completed work.

Mother blames taxi business for causing crash

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2016

GALVESTON — A mother is suing a Galveston taxi company, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a car crash that injured her and her son.

Employee alleges restaurant failed to prevent vehicle assault by customer

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2016

GALVESTON — An employee is suing a Santa Fe restaurant and customer, alleging it failed to prevent an assault by a customer.

Discrimination suit against Ernst & Young dismissed

By David Yates | Jun 2, 2016

A Houston man has dismissed a professional services firm from his discrimination lawsuit, which claimed the company fired him because of his age and medical history.

Design firm accuses competitors of copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2016

HOUSTON — An architectural design firm is suing Houston-based competitors, alleging they infringed on the plaintiff's work through their development of Nagle Park Place.

Employee alleges food commissary failed to pay overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2016

HOUSTON — An employee is suing a food commissary business, alleging it failed to pay employees proper overtime wages.

Couple files suit against contractor over allegations of incomplete work

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2016

GALVESTON – A couple alleges that a League City contractor hired to install a covered patio on a house did poor work.

Navistar claims it is owed more than $27 million for leases

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2016

SHERMAN – A financial company for commercial trucks alleges that several Texas businesses leased tractors and have defaulted on lease payments.

Texas company accuses leasing company of breach of contract

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 3, 2016

GALVESTON — A Texas company and a number of individuals are suing a Kemah leasing company, alleging a wrongful eviction.

Customer blames Beaumont Home Depot for injuries

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 3, 2016

BEAUMONT — A Vidor customer is suing Home Depot store in Beaumont, alleging its negligence caused him to sustain injuries.

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