News from November 2016

Atlantic Casualty Insurance seeks declaration regarding Blu Shields Construction suits

By Robert Creenan | Nov 1, 2016

GALVESTON – An insurance company is seeking declaration from the court in a dispute over insurance coverage.

Woman seeks benefits from Allstate after incident with underinsured motorist

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman alleges her insurer failed to provide benefits after she was injured by an underinsured motorist.

Davis Chemical Services alleged owes more than $2 million for equipment lease

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

MARSHALL – A Marshall company is accused of not paying for an equipment lease.

Dragados Offshore seeks restraining order for operator of website using its name

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

HOUSTON – An international contractor with its principal place of business in Harris County is seeking a restraining order for a website operated by an individual and company based in Nigeria.

Man alleges he was injured by broken chair, then again in accident while in ambulance

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – A Port Arthur man alleges he was injured due to a fall from a broken chair and was again injured when the ambulance transporting him for medical treatment was involved in an accident.

Sixteen wins in a row!

By The SE Texas Record | Nov 1, 2016

That'll get you to the Superbowl – if the victories come in stadiums and the champs are a football team.

Cabinet assembler alleges millwork producer failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing a local custom millwork producer, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failure to pay overtime.

Alabama company alleges Texas contractors owe more than $2 million

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

SHERMAN — An Alabama-based company is suing a Texas contractor, alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, conversion and unjust enrichment.

Appeal in Glen Morgan tax suit against Jefferson County abated, case remanded to effectuate settlement

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – An appeal in a property tax suit brought by one of Southeast Texas’ most well known trial lawyers has been abated and remanded back to a district court, where the case has been tied up in litigation for the past decade.

Amber Mostyn shells out $400K to Hillary Victory Fund

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2016

HOUSTON – Only days after Amber Mostyn, the wife of mega-attorney Steve Mostyn, was quoted as saying politicians spend an “inordinate” amount of time fundraising, she donated $400,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund.

Texas attorney general seeks to protect homeowners’ tax cuts

By Joe Dyton | Nov 1, 2016

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently supported a property tax lawsuit against the Kilgore Independent School District. 

Sort manager accuses UPS of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing United Parcel Service, alleging failure to accommodate a disabled employee and retaliation.

Beaumont man blames truck owner, driver for crash

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

BEAUMONT — A Beaumont motorist is suing a truck owner and its driver, alleging their negligence led to a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Former female Shell Deer Park Refining Co. employee claims she was terminated for reporting sexual harassment

By Wadi Reformado | Nov 2, 2016

HOUSTON – A Lake Jackson woman alleges she was discriminated against, threatened and terminated for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.

Timco Services dispatchers allege they are owed unpaid back overtime pay

By Wadi Reformado | Nov 2, 2016

MARSHALL – Three dispatchers allege they are owed unpaid overtime from their oilfield service company employer and have filed a class action.

Crew member alleges Edison Chouest Offshore's unseaworthy vessel caused injuries

By The SE Texas Record | Nov 2, 2016

HOUSTON – A Florida man alleges he was injured while working on a vessel.

A Lawless Labor Agenda

By Mark Pulliam | Nov 2, 2016

In prior posts, I looked at the pro-union agenda of the Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board, and the anti-employer policies undertaken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Department of Labor. The leadership of the Department by Thomas Perez deserves a closer look, for Secretary Perez has brazenly promoted the objectives of organized labor at the expense of the rule of law.

IRS employee alleges phone line installer left hole in floor, caused fall

By The SE Texas Record | Nov 2, 2016

JEFFERSON – An IRS employee alleges she was injured by a hole left in the floor by a phone installation company employee.

Mesa Southern Well Servicing LP alleges Copperhead Well Services owes more than $50,000

By The SE Texas Record | Nov 2, 2016

GALVESTON – A supplies and services provider alleges a San Marcos company has not paid for services it provided.

SCTOUS no help in effort to reinstate $32M verdict against Domino’s

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2016

Last March, the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals axed one of top 100 national jury verdicts of 2013, dismissing Domino’s Pizza from a Beaumont lawsuit brought by Raghurami Reddy.

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