News from 2017

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Jan 2, 2017


Robert Scott named Technology Lawyer of the Year

By Chandra Lye | Jan 2, 2017

SOUTHLAKE – Lawyer Monthly has named the managing partner of law firm Scott & Scott LLP the Technology Lawyer of the Year.

FAIR proposes immigration plan for President-elect Trump’s first 100 days

By Dawn Geske | Jan 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outlined steps for the Trump administration to take to secure the U.S. borders and reform immigration laws upon taking office this month.

CEC Entertainment Inc. says Travelers can't opt out of coverage dispute

By Mia Sims | Jan 2, 2017

DALLAS – A suit filed by filed by owner of Chuck E. Cheese franchises CEC Entertainment Inc. in August 2016 progressed to federal court on Nov. 18, with CEC Entertainment Inc. claiming that Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America could not opt out of a coverage dispute.

New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 2, 2017

Dec. 16 - 22 License #:39107 Assumed Name:ND WISE Address:1203 ORANGE AVE,NEDERLAND,TX77627 Owner Name:KIRBOW CHASE License #:39109 Assumed Name:DAIKIN DISTRIBUTION INC Address:5151 SAN FELIPE ST,STE 500,HOUSTON,TX77056 Owner Name:GOODMAN DISTRIBUTION INC License #:39115 Assumed Name:BATTING TECHNIQUES BY KEYES Address:648 W 19TH ST,PORT ARTHUR,TX77640 Owner Name:KEYES KENNETH License #:39119 Assumed Name:EAT HERE Address:PO BOX 7201,BEAUMONT,TX77726 Owner Name:WARREN DOROTHY A License #:39

Towing barge owners blame pipeline operator for property damage

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2017

HOUSTON — Towing barge owners are suing dredge pipeline operators, alleging the defendants' negligence led to property damage.

Children blame shipyard operator for father's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2017

GALVESTON — The children of a man killed in a shipyard accident are suing a shipyard operator, alleging the defendant's gross negligence caused the death. 

Tenant blames apartment owner for shooting

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2017

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing an apartment owner, alleging negligence led to the plaintiff being shot on the apartment grounds. 

Customer blames Saks Fifth Avenue for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2017

HOUSTON — A customer is suing Saks Fifth Avenue, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Passenger blames American Airlines for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2017

HOUSTON — A British passenger is suing American Airlines, alleging the air carrier's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Made any resolutions for 2017, Steve Mostyn?

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 3, 2017

Last year was a rough one for Houston attorney Steve Mostyn, and he's probably glad it's over.

Importers, distributors seek declaratory judgment against outsourcing company

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2017

SHERMAN — Texas Importers and distributors are suing an outsourcing company, alleging wrongful filing of an arbitration notice.

Judge Sanderson hands gavel off to son

By David Yates | Jan 3, 2017

BEAUMONT – A sizeable portion of the Jefferson County trial bar showed up for the Jan. 3 swearing in ceremony of the 60th District Court’s newest judge, Justin Sanderson, who succeeds his father, Gary Sanderson.

Continued: trial over Applebee’s host stepping on customer’s foot

By David Yates | Jan 3, 2017

BEAUMONT – A continuance has been ordered in a lawsuit brought by Carolyn Rhymes, who claims an Applebee’s host, while taking a step backwards, incidentally stepped on her foot, causing her to loose her balance and land on her butt.

Lawsuit alleges nightclub's entrance policies based on race

By John Suayan | Jan 4, 2017

HOUSTON – A Houston nightclub is facing legal action over its admission practices.

Paxton opines that if state bar adopts ABA ethics rule, court 'would likely invalidate it as unconstitutional'

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Jan 4, 2017

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released his long-awaited opinion on Dec. 20, 2016, on a proposed adoption by Texas of the American Bar Association's Model Ethics Rule 8.4(g).

Libertarian Judicial Activism Isn’t What the Courts Need

By Mark Pulliam | Jan 4, 2017

Were the Founding Fathers anarchists? Did the ideas contained in John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, published in 1859, somehow inspire the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787? Does the Constitution contemplate Robert Nozick’s minimal state, presaging his 1974 magnum opus Anarchy, State, and Utopia?

Estate executor alleges bank breached agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2017

GALVESTON — An estate executor is suing a Galveston bank, alleging breach of agreement and seeking up to $100,000. 

Mostyn Law seeks to bail on another hailstorm client

By David Yates | Jan 4, 2017

HIDALGO COUNTY – In mid December, the Record reported that The Mostyn Law Firm ditched its hailstorm client only a month before the hearing of a State Farm Lloyds motion for summary judgment.

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