News from September 2016

Cowboys' Bryant files counterclaim against former lawyer, landlord

By Carrie Salls | Sep 1, 2016

DALLAS – Dallas Cowboys receiver Desmond D. “Dez” Bryant has filed a counterclaim against State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) as part of a lawsuit filed by Royce amid allegations Bryant damaged the senator’s rental property.  

Customer alleges manufacturer of recreational vehicles violated warranty

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 1, 2016

GALVESTON — A Galveston man is suing a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, alleging the defendant sold him a defective vehicle. 

AAJ convention: Summer camp for trial lawyers looking to sue

By Sick of Lawsuits | Sep 1, 2016

This July, thousands of trial lawyers packed their briefcases, said goodbye to family and friends, and attended the American Association for Justice’s annual convention. Much like summer camp, these trial lawyers were fully immersed in courses and activities that taught them new skills. Unlike summer camp, they weren’t there to learn camping or sporting skills; they were learning how to generate more lawsuits.

RM&Q law firm brings $1M suit against Sunoco, workers allegedly engulfed by toxic cloud

By David Yates | Sep 1, 2016

BEAUMONT – The Reaud Morgan & Quinn law firm has brought a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages against Sunoco Logistics on behalf of workers claiming they were exposed to a chemical cloud.

Attorney accused of faking settlements seeks own trial

By Jenna Spinelle | Sep 1, 2016

LITTLE RIVER — Perry Don Cortese seeks his own day in court, apart from his alleged co-conspirators in a case involving $8.8 million in fake settlements.

Constable Moody intends to plead not guilty

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Sep 1, 2016

HEMPSTED (Southeast Texas Record Weekly) -- Hardin County Precinct 6 Constable Tim Moody has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of abuse of official capacity, but plans to plead not guilty.

Ninth Court finds in favor of T.W. Odom Management, injury case will go to arbitration

By David Yates | Sep 1, 2016

BEAUMONT - A Jefferson County man who sued his former employer alleging an on-the-job injury will have his case go to arbitration.

New ruling triples Samsung's damages in smartphone camera case

By Jenna Spinelle | Sep 2, 2016

SHERMAN – Electronics giant Samsung now faces triple the originally proposed damages for patent infringement on its mobile phone cameras, according to a ruling issued Aug. 24 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

Kathryn Murphy named Best Lawyers family law 'Lawyer of the Year'

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2016

DALLAS - Best Lawyers, in a peer-driven selection process, has named Kathryn Murphy, a GoransonBain attorney, as 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for family law in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Financial coordinator alleges orthodontist failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing a local orthodontist, alleging failure to pay proper overtime wages. 

Patient alleges health care provider's negligence led to injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

BEAUMONT — A Silsbee man is suing a health care provider, alleging its negligence led to the plaintiff suffering injuries. 

Chief revenue officer accuses former employers of fraud

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing multiple defendants, alleging fraud and misrepresentation in his dismissal from work. 

Worker alleges League City business' negligence caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

GALVESTON — A Webster City woman is suing a League City business, alleging the defendant's negligence caused her to fall and sustain injuries.

State Bar files disciplinary petition against hailstorm attorney Kent Livesay

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2016

HIDALGO COUNTY – The Commission for Lawyer Discipline, an arm of the State Bar of Texas, has filed a disciplinary petition against attorney Kent Livesay, who allegedly demanded damages from Allstate on behalf of a client he did not represent.

Transgender woman alleges complaints about discrimination, harassment resulted in termination

By John Suayan | Sep 2, 2016

HOUSTON – A Houston resident alleges that Sanderson Farms, Inc. mistreated her because she is transgendered and fired her for complaining to her superiors.

Texas Home Health of America employee alleged to have injured woman

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2016

BEAUMONT – A daughter and administrator allege a home health care employee injured their decedent and the injuries caused the decedent's death.

Ready Cable Inc. alleges it is owed more than $58,000 for construction work

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2016

BEAUMONT – A Tarrant County company alleges it was not paid for work on a Jefferson County project.

Diligent Delivery Systems accused of not paying account managers overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 3, 2016

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was not paid overtime wages while employed as an account manager and has filed a class action against his former employers.

Plumber seeks allegedly unpaid overtime compensation from John Moore LP

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 3, 2016

HOUSTON – A plumber alleges he was not paid overtime wages and has filed a class-action suit.

Encompass prepares complaint against Blue Cross

By Claudia Balthazar | Sep 5, 2016

McKINNEY, Texas (Southeast Texas Record Weekly) – Encompass Office Solutions Inc. has formed a complaint against Blue Cross Blue Shield after the insurance company allegedly cheated Encompass out of future revenue, and then declared a new trial when a jury found Blue Shield guilty in the case

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