News from March 2016

Hurricane Sandy victims claim Voss Law Firm left them high and dry

By David Yates | Mar 1, 2016

HOUSTON - Court filings out of New Jersey are accusing the Texas-based Voss Law Firm of soliciting Superstorm Sandy victims then negligently mishandling their claims, leaving the plaintiffs without a remedy to recover.

Customer blames New China Star for fall, injuries

By Gene Johnson | Mar 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman is suing a Beaumont restaurant, alleging negligence for injuries she says she suffered from a fall.

Employee alleges Lloyd's Register Drilling failed to pay overtime

By Gene Johnson | Mar 1, 2016

HOUSTON – A Harris County oilfield worker is suing a Houston drilling company, alleging failure to pay for overtime hours.

Motorist blames James Construction for crash

By Gene Johnson | Mar 1, 2016

MARSHALL – A Mount Pleasant motorist is suing a construction company, alleging injuries he says he suffered during a crash.  

Galveston woman accuses Houston man of physical attack, false imprisonment

By Gene Johnson | Mar 1, 2016

GALVESTON – A Galveston woman is suing a Houston man, alleging he inflicted body injury, emotional distress and false imprisonment during an attack at her home.

Texas Supreme Court incumbents hold on to win

By David Yates | Mar 2, 2016

The Republican incumbent justices seated on the Texas Supreme Court held on to win as the March 1 came to a close.

ICT: Record number of Texas tornadoes in 2015, 3 times more insurance claims than any other state

By David Yates | Mar 2, 2016

Texas recorded 244 tornadoes last year making it the highest number of twisters to ever touch down in the lone star state since the record keeping began in 1950, according to the Insurance Council of Texas.

Federal judge tosses email patent suit against Facebook

By David Yates | Mar 2, 2016

AUSTIN - A federal Texas judge recently tossed an email patent lawsuit against Facebook, finding that the plaintiff’s claims of infringement were more “abstract” than substantial.

Insurance company battles San Jacinto County over bond dispute

By Gene Johnson | Mar 2, 2016

HOUSTON – An insurance company is suing San Jacinto County in an effort  to get out of paying a performance bond in connection with a failed construction project, 

Oil worker alleges LT Energy Services failed to pay overtime

By Gene Johnson | Mar 2, 2016

HOUSTON – An oilfield laborer is suing a Houston oilfield services company, alleging he is not being paid for working overtime.

Deck hand alleges Chevron negligence led to his injuries

By Gene Johnson | Mar 2, 2016

GALVESTON – A Louisiana deck hand is suing Chevron, alleging negligence and unsafe working conditions led to him suffering injuries aboard a vessel.  

Insurance company alleges Bhakhtiari guilty of fraud

By Gene Johnson | Mar 2, 2016

SHERMAN – A Missouri insurance company is suing a Dallas office building owner, alleging fraudulent insurance claims.

Oilfield personnel sues Houston-based employer for allegedly unpaid overtime wages

By Gene Johnson | Mar 2, 2016

HOUSTON – A former employee of a Houston-based oilfield company is suing his employer alleging that he and his co-workers were not paid overtime wages.

Couple sues commercial truck driver, employer

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 2, 2016

SHERMAN – A Texas couple has filed a suit against a truck driver and his employer after an accident allegedly left them injured.

NFL scores summary judgment in Romo fantasy event suit

By John Suayan | Mar 3, 2016

The National Football League scored on a huge play in a federal lawsuit accusing it of sabotaging a fan-oriented event that was scheduled for last summer.

Remington Arms faces lawsuit over alleged defective rifle

By John Suayan | Mar 3, 2016

An allegedly defective gun is the subject of a Rains County man’s federal lawsuit.

Verizon Wireless granted new trial in overbilling suit

By David Yates | Mar 3, 2016

BEAUMONT – A Verizon Wireless entity was recently granted a new trial in an overbilling lawsuit that previously ended in a default judgment against the company.

Texas receives support from three states in lawsuit opposing portions of Obamacare

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that three more states have joined his office’s lawsuit against the Obamacare rule that mandates states pay taxes on Medicaid managed care organizations.

Texans saving lives, reuniting families

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Mar 3, 2016

Texans are pioneers at heart, constantly on the front lines of invention and innovation.

Provost Umphrey, former partner heading to arbitration; Ninth Court denies Ferguson appeal

By David Yates | Mar 3, 2016

BEAUMONT - Unless the Texas Supreme Court steps in, the equity partners at Provost Umphrey have succeeded in forcing former colleague Paul ‘Chip’ Ferguson Jr. into arbitration under their terms. On March 3 the Ninth Court of Appeals denied Ferguson’s writ for mandamus and motion for temporary relief, finding that a trial court did not abuse its discretion in compelling arbitration under a partnership agreement instead of a settlement agreement.

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