News from June 2016

Let Steve Mostyn take you where the action is

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 6, 2016

Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is.It's so neat to meet ya baby where the action is. In the mid-1960s, East Texas teens – like teens all across the country – would rush home after school every day to watch a spin-off of Dick Clark's long-running “American Bandstand,” a weekday afternoon music program called “Where the Action Is.”

Jefferson County 60th Court District: July 2016

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 6, 2016

SHEILA WHITE V. REGENCY PARK SECTION I OWNERS ASSOCIATION ET AL (P)WRIGHT, HARRY P -(D)DUESLER, THOMAS W

New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 6, 2016

DBA: 5-27 to 6-2 License #:16230 Assumed Name:ANGEL HAIR CO. Address:2260 FRANKLIN ST., BEAUMONT, TX, 77701 Owner Name:BENTON MARION D.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Jun 6, 2016

TYLER DIVISION May 31 Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v.

SCOTUS to hear Katrina fraud case involving State Farm

By Rick Fahr | Jun 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – In their term that begins in October, U.S. Supreme Court justices will consider a case involving alleged fraud against the federal government in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

R.I.-based photographer claims barbershop published images without permission

By John Suayan | Jun 6, 2016

A Rhode Island-based photographer has pursued legal action on claims a group of barbershops used her photographs without permission, recent Houston federal court records show.

Van Zandt Co. brings suit over allegedly defective jail locks

By John Suayan | Jun 6, 2016

Van Zandt County recently brought a deceptive practices lawsuit against a Minooka, Ill.-based business specializing in high security detention equipment, hardware and controls after discovering flaws in its jail locks.

Houston drivers have options if cars are towed and held 'for ransom'

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 6, 2016

HOUSTON—It’s a lesson that many drivers in Houston have learned the hard way—some tow truck drivers will tow a car and then charge owners thousands of dollars to get it back, essentially holding the vehicle for ransom.

Texas Supreme Court: Optometrist group not entitled to civil penalties

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 6, 2016

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that a group of optometrists suing Wal-Mart over workday requirements were not entitled to civil penalties.

Houston law professor: Mass tort system good at weeding out ‘dogs’

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 6, 2016

HOUSTON – That so many fraudulent claims were identified in a Texas lawsuit stemming from the 2010 BP Deep Horizon oil spill is an indicator the mass torts system is working as intended, Richard Alderman, director of the University of Houston Consumer Law Center, recently told the SE Texas Record. 

ExxonMobil calls on appeals court to uphold insurance coverage ruling

By Carrie Salls | Jun 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – ExxonMobil Corp. recently asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a district court order that awarded $3.67 million to the company in an injury claim insurance coverage lawsuit filed against Electrical Reliability Services Inc. (ERS) and Old Republic Insurance Co.

Asbestos litigation attracting attorneys more interested in maximizing profits, tort reform advocate says

By Karen Kidd | Jun 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – The money that can be made in representing asbestos-related and Mesothelioma cases is attracting less-than-ethical attorneys out to ensnare less-than-wary-litigants, a spokesman for a tort reform advocacy group said in a recent interview.

Employee accuses security systems business of failing to pay overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 6, 2016

HOUSTON — An employee is suing a security systems business, alleging failure to pay overtime.

Employee accuses Wal-Mart of discrimination

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 6, 2016

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing Wal-Mart, alleging she was fired due to her disability and gender.

Employee alleges heat/air condition business failed to pay overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 6, 2016

GALVESTON — An employee is suing a Pearland heat and air conditioning business, alleging refusal to pay overtime wages.

Mother alleges son owes her more than $78,000

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 6, 2016

GALVESTON — A League City woman is suing her a son, alleging he owes her more than $78,000.

Truck operator alleges demolition company failed to pay overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 6, 2016

HOUSTON — A dump truck operator is suing a Houston demolition business, alleging failure to pay overtime. 

SE Medical Center cleared of any negligence following med-mal trial

By David Yates | Jun 6, 2016

A Jefferson County jury has cleared the Medical Center of Southeast Texas of any negligence following a medical malpractice trial.

Harbor Hospice granted summary judgment in suit by former partner

By David Yates | Jun 7, 2016

Harbor Hospice of Beaumont was granted summary judgment in a suit brought by a former partner, who claimed he wrongly lost his interest in the company.

Summary judgment battle ensues in fraud suit against Harbor Hospice

By David Yates | Jun 7, 2016

A Jefferson County investor recently filed a motion for summary judgment in a piece of complex litigation that originally alleged his financial interest in dozens of companies had been fraudulently managed.

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