News from October 2016

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Oct 3, 2016

MARSHALL DIVISION Sept. 28 Theft Prevention Innovations LLC v. Elpas, Inc. et al 2:16-cv-01057-RWS

New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 3, 2016

Sept. 23 - 29 License #:29963 Assumed Name:FABULOUS GETAWAYS TRAVEL AGENCY Address:5015 GRIFFING CT, GROVES, TX, 77619 Owner Name:WASHINGTON SPARKLE License #:30006 Assumed Name:NELLS PLACE Address:500 FRANKLIN ST, BEAUMONT, TX, 77701 Owner Name:ENTIRE NIGHT LYFE LLC License #:30029 Assumed Name:GREEN BROTHERS HYDROSOLUTIONS Address:1020 NORWOOD DR, BEAUMONT, TX, 77706 Owner Name:GREEN JOHN JR License #:30047 Assumed Name:FRANCIS TRANSPORT Address:8787 MLK RD, BEAUMONT, TX, 77713 Owner Name:

Getting Mostyn out of state politics

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 3, 2016

Attorney Amber Mostyn thinks there's too much money in politics, and she should know.

Employee blames Lowe's Home Center for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2016

GALVESTON — A Lake Jackson man is suing Lowe's Home Center, alleging Lowe's negligence led to the plaintiff suffering injuries. 

Mostyn now claims another vehicle tried to goad him into racing when he wrecked his Ferrari; Williams Kherkher brought in

By David Yates | Oct 4, 2016

HOUSTON – Mega attorney Steve Mostyn now says he wasn’t racing another vehicle in his Ferrari when he caused a wreck, but was actually attempting to avoid a collision with an unknown driver in a Camaro who allegedly tried to “provoke” him into racing.

Harris County driver blames transport companies, driver for crash injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2016

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing two transport companies and a driver, alleging their negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

State Farm racks up 13th win in a row, defeats another storm suit at trial

By David Yates | Oct 4, 2016

HOUSTON – While the No. 13 my be unlucky for some, State Farm Lloyds, a primary target for storm litigation the past several years, recently secured its 13th consecutive win, with a Harris County jury finding the insurer honored its policy.

Mostyn Law, Hinojosa ‘brought’ notion of suing TWIA to school officials, according to audio recording

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2016

RIO HONDO – Believing Rio Hondo ISD suffered the same inadequate insurance adjustment as a neighboring district following Hurricane Dolly, Gilberto Hinojosa, on behalf of Mostyn Law, “approached” school officials and “brought” to their attention the notion of filing a lawsuit, according to an audio recording.

Lawsuit aims to overturn pilot board of commissioners' rate increase

By John Suayan | Oct 5, 2016

GALVESTON – Three local attorneys have filed a lawsuit against the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports on behalf of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation in an effort to have the Pilots’ order of pilotage rate change overturned, according to recent Galveston County District Court records.

Three technicians allege oil drilling company failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2016

HOUSTON — Three Pennsylvania technicians are suing a Houston oil drilling company, alleging failure to pay overtime. 

Employee accuses bar and grill of failing to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2016

SHERMAN — An employee is suing a Seven Points bar and grill, alleging failure to pay overtime wages. 

Geico alleges motorist owes more than $15,000

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2016

GALVESTON — Geico is suing a Texas City motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash that damaged the car of a Geico client. 

Labor Pains

By Mark Pulliam | Oct 5, 2016

When thinking about the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, most observers recall the 2014 decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning, in which the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Obama’s kangaroo-court “recess appointments”—made when the Senate was not actually in recess—were invalid.

Ninth Court dismisses Entergy appeal in wrongful death suit, special appearance was at issue

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2016

BEAUMONT – In July, the Ninth Court Appeals granted a motion to stay a wrongful death lawsuit brought against Entergy Arkansas while justices examined a special appearance issue in the case.

Asbestos suit names Chevron, BP and dozens more as defendants

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2016

BEAUMONT – A recent asbestos suit has named more than two-dozen corporations as defendants, including Chevron USA and BP North America.

Pipefitter accuses former employer of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 6, 2016

GALVESTON — A Matagorda County pipefitter is suing a Texas construction company, alleging disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Transport business accuses insurers of violations

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 6, 2016

MARSHALL — A North Carolina transport service provider is suing casualty insurance providers, alleging breach of contract.

Courier, delivery drivers allege employers failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 6, 2016

HOUSTON — Five courier and delivery drivers are suing their employers, alleging failure to pay proper overtime wages.

Beaumont motorist blames ambulance company, driver for causing crash

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 6, 2016

BEAUMONT — A Beaumont woman is suing an ambulance company and a driver, alleging their negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

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