News from April 2017

Attorneys prepare appeal against $75 million asbestos verdict

By April Brown | Apr 2, 2017

NEW YORK – Attorney James Powers of Powers Law Firm in Houston has stated that his client and co-defendant in a $75 asbestos suit, Dana Cos., will retain appellate counsel for post-trial proceedings.

New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

By Carrie Gonzales | Apr 3, 2017

April 24 - 30 License #:9778 Assumed Name:THE RICHARD PRESSURE WASHING ETC Address:3855 HARDING ST, BEAUMONT, TX 77703 Owner Name:RICHARD ROY III License #:9793 Assumed Name:B & L ENTERPRISES Address:3836 LEXINGTON AVE, PORT ARTHUR, TX 77642 Owner Name:LEBLANC JOHN R License #:9795 Assumed Name:THE HUNTINGTON AT BEAUMONT.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Apr 3, 2017

MARSHALL DIVISION Mar. 29 FINNAVATIONS, LLC V. AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY 2:17-cv-00236-JRG

Law firm leaders come out to defend Legal Services Corp. from Trump Administration

By David Hutton | Apr 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – A group of lawyers has come out to oppose a Trump administration plan to cut off funding to the Legal Services Corp.

Texas SC sends case against a Pepsi subsidiary to appeals court

By Melissa Busch | Apr 3, 2017

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of M&F Worldwide Corp. and others in their jurisdictional claim against a subsidiary of Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Co. Inc., which relates to a previously settled covert asbestos case in New York.

Why Senate Bill 10 is needed

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 3, 2017

Our state Senate considering legislation to restrict lawsuits against individual insurance adjusters.

Furniture installers sue employer in overtime complaint

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 3, 2017

Two furniture installers are suing their employer, Sotero Lozano Jr., who does business as Astros Techs, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

Fort Bend woman sues yacht rental company

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 3, 2017

A Fort Bend woman is suing MVR Star Fleet LLC, a yacht rental company, citing alleged false, misleading or deceptive business practices.

Patient sues health care providers over spine procedure

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 3, 2017

A patient is suing Dr. George Al Shamy and other health care providers, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries during a spine procedure.

Liquor retailer accused of compensation violations

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 3, 2017

Former employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against an alcoholic beverages retailer, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

Homeowner sues over construction defects

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 3, 2017

A homeowner is suing Lennar Homes of Texas Land and Construction Ltd. and Lennar Homes of Texas Sales and Marketing Ltd., alleging a breach of the implied warranty stemming from construction defects in the home she purchased.

TWIA, Mostyn Law lock horns over outcome of Rita trial – insurer says firm ‘simultaneously’ filed suit with ‘excessive’ pre-suit demand

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2017

BEAUMONT – While the trial of the last remaining Hurricane Rita lawsuit may be in books, the case is far from over – as Mostyn Law and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association recently filed contrasting motions for entry of final judgment.

Final judgment of $665K entered in Hidalgo County hail trial

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2017

McALLEN – A final judgment of more than $665,000 has been entered in a Hidalgo County hail lawsuit – a far cry from the $1.8 million in damages originally awarded by the jury.

Oil companies' dispute results in writ of mandumus

By Chandra Lye | Apr 4, 2017

BEAUMONT – A petition for a writ of mandumus was filed with the Texas Court of Appeals 9th District in a case involving BBX Operating and Geosouthern Energy Corp.

3-D Mammography: A Technology Texas Women Deserve

By Dr. Stephen Rose | Apr 4, 2017

A new bill in front of the Texas State Legislature would change women’s lives, drastically.

Vacuum installer accuses employer of unpaid wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 4, 2017

HOUSTON — A vacuum installer has filed a class action lawsuit against a Houston company, alleging failure to compensate employees for overtime work.

Pedestrian blames Houston property owners for fall

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2017

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing Houston homeowners, alleging their negligence cause her to suffer injuries in a fall on their property. 

Convenience store operator accuses competitor of unjust enrichment

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2017

HOUSTON — A Lake Jackson convenience store operator is suing a competitor, alleging unfair competition and unjust enrichment.

Couple alleges roofing contractors breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2017

HOUSTON — A Houston couple is suing roofing contractors, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

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