News from February 2017

Homeowner accuses driver of negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2017

HOUSTON — A Harris County homeowner is suing a Montgomery County driver, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Employee accuses Texas A&M Galveston of discrimination

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 1, 2017

GALVESTON — A Galveston man is suing Texas A&M, alleging discrimination.

Texas landowners work with legislators to create eminent domain laws

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 1, 2017

AUSTIN – The Texans for Property Rights coalition has begun working with legislators to draft bills that would protect private property owners in Texas.

Supreme Court declines to review Texas Voter ID law case

By John Myers | Feb 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court recently dealt a blow to Texas' controversial voter identification law.

Lawyer: Travis County sheriff's ultimatum from governor over ICE policy 'nonsense'

By Tabitha Fleming | Feb 1, 2017

AUSTIN – A letter sent from Gov. Greg Abbott to Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez threatens budgetary and legislative action if certain demands aren’t met. The letter, which was dated Jan. 23, is in response to the new Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) policy that details cooperation procedures with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Dell wins patent infringement case filed by shell company

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 1, 2017

MARSHALL – Dell Inc. won in a patent case filed against it by Isis Connex LLC with Judge Rodney Gilstrap awarding it $355,000 in attorney's fees.

Neil Gorsuch is Just Round One in the Fight for the Supreme Court

By Mark Pulliam | Feb 1, 2017

President Trump’s nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court will be met by fierce resistance by Democrats in the Senate and unrelenting demagoguery from left-wing groups and media outlets. About that there can be no doubt. (American Greatness readers may recall a reference to Gorsuch in my December 22 article, “The Trump Court: SCOTUS Could Stand Some Disruption.”)

Employee alleges state, county, city governments violated her rights

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 1, 2017

&&&HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing state, county and city governments alleging violation of her civil rights.

Army reservist accuses demolition contractor of unlawful practices

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2017

HOUSTON — An Army reservist is suing a demolition contractor, alleging unlawful employment practices.

New suits against NCAA seek compensation for college football players who suffered concussions

By David Yates | Feb 1, 2017

FORT WORTH - New lawsuits filed against the National College Athletic Association and helmet maker Riddell, Inc., seek to compensate thousands of former high school and college athletes for brain damage sustained while playing football.

Female martime worker alleges towing company ignored sexual harassment complaints

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2017

GALVESTON — A Galveston woman is suing a harbor towing business, alleging negligence in failing to protect its employee from sexual abuse/harassment.

Mostyn Law losses appeal, justices shut down League City Ike suit

By David Yates | Feb 1, 2017

HOUSTON – On Jan. 31, the First Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling leaving the city of League City empty handed in its Hurricane Ike suit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

End of 'Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot' policy puts all immigrants on equal footing

By Dawn Geske | Feb 1, 2017

HOUSTON – While a new administration at the While House brings stricter immigration laws to the country, it was former President Barack Obama who actually eliminated the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy for Cuban immigration into the United States.

Alabama bank alleges Harris County guarantors owe money

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2017

HOUSTON — An Alabama state bank is suing two Harris County guarantors, alleging breach of contract.

Ferrari owner alleges turbocharge installers breached contract

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 2, 2017

HOUSTON — A Canadian Ferrari owner is suing Austin County turbocharge installers, alleging breach of contract.

Nurse accuses nursing home provider of disability discrimination

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 2, 2017

HOUSTON — A licensed vocational nurse from Huntsville is suing a nursing home provider, alleging disability discrimination.

Teller accuses Wells Fargo Bank of discrimination

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 2, 2017

GALVESTON — A La Porte woman is suing Wells Fargo, alleging racial discrimination.

Employee alleges storage business failed to pay overtime

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 2, 2017

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing a storage business, alleging breach of contract for unpaid overtime wages.

Volleyball coach faults school for gender discrimination

By John Suayan | Feb 2, 2017

HOUSTON – A local community college volleyball coach has brought a gender discrimination lawsuit against the institution, alleging disparate treatment between the men’s and women’s athletic programs.

Houston woman claims Primrose of Pasadena allowed property to be unsafe

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 2, 2017

HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing Primrose of Pasadena, Pasadena Housing LP and Pinnacle Property Management Services, LLC, citing that allegedly insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

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