News from September 2016

Smith County woman blames Dillard's for fall on broken escalator

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 15, 2016

MARSHALL — A Smith County woman is suing Dillard's, alleging the defendant's negligence caused the plaintiff is to sustain injuries on an escalator.

Motorist blames driver, transport providers for causing crash

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 15, 2016

BEAUMONT — A Shepherd woman motorist is suing a driver and transport providers, alleging negligence in preventing injuries.

Disabled woman alleges former employer violated federal law

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 15, 2016

SHERMAN — A disabled woman is suing a Valley View business, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Motorist blames trucking business, driver for causing crash

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 15, 2016

GALVESTON — A Fort Bend County motorcyclist is suing a trucking business and driver, alleging the driver's negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Gregg County worker alleges employers failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 15, 2016

TYLER — A Gregg County man is suing multiple employers, alleging failure to pay overtime in violation of workers compensation acts.

Two vocational nurses accuse nursing home operators of failure to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 15, 2016

GALVESTON — Two Galveston licensed vocational nurses are suing nursing home facility operators, alleging failure to pay proper overtime. 

Worker blames Alvin plant operators for forklift injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 15, 2016

GALVESTON — A Hidago County man is suing a League City business, alleging the defendant's negligence caused the plaintiff to be run over by a forklift. 

Mikal Watts non-suited from Deepwater ID theft suit

By David Yates | Sep 15, 2016

HOUSTON – Texas trial lawyer Mikal Watts has been non-suited from litigation brought over identity theft following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs wins fair housing case

By Russell Boniface | Sep 15, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas -- A federal district court recently dismissed an ongoing fair housing lawsuit by Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (ICP), alleging the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) violated the Fair Housing Act by awarding too many federal tax credits to minority communities.

Grounds for Concern?

By Mark Pulliam | Sep 15, 2016

We have seen many examples of an “engaged judiciary” at the state court level, and it isn’t always pretty. Advocates of resuscitated constitutional protection for economic liberties—which were demoted to second-class status during the New Deal with the abandonment of the “substantive due process” doctrine in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937)—often argue in favor of a more rigorous standard of judicial review, across the board, when laws are challenged. This heightened judicial role is some

Texas AG supports ExxonMobil's efforts to dismiss subpoena for internal climate change documents

By Allen Jones | Sep 16, 2016

ABILENE – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 10 other state attorneys general are backing ExxonMobil Corp.’s effort to squash a state civil administrative subpoena for more than 40 years of the oil giant’s internal documents, which some believe could show the corporation misled its investors regarding evidence of climate change.

Texas AG challenges sex change procedure rule change

By Mike Helenthal | Sep 16, 2016

WICHITA FALLS -- The state of Texas has filed a federal complaint on behalf of religiously affiliated healthcare providers and four states regarding a rule change in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that forces them to offer specific services to patients seeking sex change procedures.

Patent infringement case against AT&T, Microsoft dismissed

By Dawn Geske | Sep 16, 2016

DALLAS – Attorney fees have been awarded to AT&T Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in an infringement case that claimed the two companies copied several software patents.

Passenger blames driver of another car for causing crash

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 16, 2016

MARSHALL — A Gregg County man is suing a Florida motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Engine business accuses diesel parts manufacturer of trademark infringement

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 16, 2016

SHERMAN — An Arizona engine business is suing a Texas diesel engine parts manufacturer, alleging unfair competition, trademark infringement and false descriptions.

Customer blames Home Depot, others for finger injury

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 16, 2016

GALVESTON — A Seabrook customer is suing Home Depot and other providers of a drain cleaning device, alleging negligence led to the plaintiff suffering a severe finger injury. 

Employee, friend allege sports bar sold liquor to intoxicated customers

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 16, 2016

HOUSTON — Two Houston residents are suing a local sports bar, alleging unlawful sale of liquor to intoxicated persons.

Inspector alleges oilfield services company owes overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 16, 2016

GALVESTON — A Fort Bend County man is suing an oilfield services company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts by failing to pay overtime.

Oregon man alleges Houston police officers jailed him for no reason

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 16, 2016

HOUSTON — An Oregon man is suing two Houston police officers, alleging unlawful arrest and detention.

Bar patron alleges Galveston police officer assaulted her

By John Suayan | Sep 16, 2016

GALVESTON – A Harris County woman is suing the City of Galveston after one of its police officers allegedly assaulted her at a bar earlier this year.

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