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Jefferson County 58th District Court Docket: August 2017 Part II


Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas


5th Circuit Court overturns preliminary injunction against Mississippi religious freedom law

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a preliminary injunction granted to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the state of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act (HB 1523), according to a statement from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Paxton reaches settlement with contact lens distributor Fine and Clear

AUSTIN – Texas’ Attorney General has reached a settlement with a New Jersey distributor of contact lenses, which was alleged to have violated state law.

Black employee accuses Fuddruckers of discrimination

HOUSTON — A black Harris County man is suing the restaurant chain Fuddruckers, alleging discrimination and wrongful termination.

Construction worker alleges employer failed to pay overtime

SHERMAN — A Harris County construction worker has filed a class action lawsuit against a construction business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Rigger alleges energy company's negligence led to injuries

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing Schlumberger, alleging its gross negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Assistant nursing director accuses senior living center of wrongful termination

HOUSTON — A Houston nurse is suing a senior living center, alleging defamation and retaliation.

Trucking company alleges chemical business violated contract

GALVESTON — A Texas trucking company is suing a chemical business, alleging breach of contract.

Employee accuses school district of discrimination

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing a school district, alleging age discrimination and wrongful or constructive eviction.

Patron blames Nike store for injuries

GALVESTON — A Harris County man is suing Nike, alleging a store's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. .

Houston property owners blame residential contractors for water damage

HOUSTON — Two Houston property owners are suing residential contractors, alleging breach of a builder limited warranty.

Texas Supreme Court to review patent agent-client confidentiality privilege

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court will review whether patent agents who advise their inventor clients should be granted the same confidentiality privileges attorneys have with their clients - the first time a state supreme court has taken up the issue.

2016 Texas Hail Losses surpass $5 billion, sets new record

AUSTIN - 2016 wind and hail loss information released last week by the Texas Department of Insurance show that homeowner losses from hail in Texas were the highest annual losses ever recorded, exceeding $5 billion.

Consumer accuses lending company of telephone harassment

HOUSTON — A Kingwood woman is suing a New York lending company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Passenger blames cab company, driver for stabbing

Harris County resident accuses cab company and driver of gross negligenceHOUSTON — A passenger is suing Greater Houston Transportation, d/b/a Yellow Cab and Gbenga Oluwolle, cab company and driver, citing alleged failure to protect.Destiny Davis filed a complaint on July 3, in the Galveston County District Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to properly train its independent contractor driver.According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in July 29, 2015, she was stabbed repeatedly inside defendants' cab.

Repair service alleges contractor owes more than $112,000

HOUSTON — A Katy repair service provider is suing a Houston contractor , alleging breach of contract in failing to pay more than $112,000.

Worker blames drilling, manufacturing companies for injuries

HOUSTON — A Texas worker is suing, alleging unsafe working conditions and a manufacturing defect led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Houston MTA blames driver for crashing into train

HOUSTON — Houston's MTA is suing a vehicle owner and driver, alleging their negligence caused a crash with an MTA train.

Townhouse owners accuse real estate company of fraud

HOUSTON — Nine Houston townhouse owners are suing a real estate company and president, alleging fraud and breach of warranty.