News from May 2017

New business licenses issued in Jefferson County

By The SE Texas Record | May 1, 2017

April 21 - 27 License #:13078 Assumed Name:TRACI LOUISE PLEASE Address:6050 TYRRELL PARK RD, BEAUMONT, TX 77705 Owner Name:JOHNSON TRACI License #:13143 Assumed Name:BREAD BUS Address:6685 CALDER AVE, APT N, BEAUMONT, TEXAS 77706 Owner Name:NSQUARED ENTERPRISES LLC License #:13173 Assumed Name:ESCAGNE ENTERPRISES Address:241 HARDY #31, NEDERLAND, TX 77627 Owner Name:ES

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | May 1, 2017


ACLU sues customs and border enforcement for allegedly violating FOIA law

By Tabitha Fleming | May 1, 2017

HOUSTON – The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has filed a lawsuit in district court against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for allegedly failing to provide documents or respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed back in February.

Texas Supreme clarifies past insurance rules, orders second trial in USAA lawsuit

By John Myers | May 1, 2017

AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas has overturned two lower court rulings and ordered that a new trial take place in an $11,350 Galveston Island insurance case.

Government watchdog files FOIA lawsuit seeking alleged EPA encryption documents

By Carrie Salls | May 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – Judicial Watch Inc. filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that some Environmental Protection Agency officials “may have used the cellphone encryption application ‘Signal’ to thwart government oversight and transparency,” according to a Judicial Watch news release.

MoneyOnMobile selects former senator Kay Hutchison for board of directors

By Charmaine Little | May 1, 2017

DALLAS – MoneyOnMobile has appointed former Kay Bailey Hutchison as a member of its board of directors after her initiatives for women empowerment made her a standout senator.

Federal judge rules Title IX suit against Baylor University can proceed

By Glenn Minnis | May 1, 2017

AUSTIN – A federal judge in Texas has ruled a onetime Baylor University student’s deliberate-indifference suit naming former school football coach Art Briles as one of several defendants can move forward.

KBR recovers almost half-billion dollar judgment, resolves lengthy commercial dispute

By Glenn Minnis | May 1, 2017

HOUSTON – KBR Inc. has reached settlement with PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion on a nearly half-billion dollar judgment that was first rendered nearly a decade ago.

Inspector alleges construction company failed to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2017

GALVESTON — A North Carolina man is suing a construction company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in not paying overtime.

Ninth Court forces ExxonMobil into arbitration, oil giant had brought lawsuit against Lexington Insurance

By David Yates | May 1, 2017

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently found a valid arbitration agreement exists between ExxonMobil and Lexington Insurance, ordering a lower court to reverse its ruling that denied the insurer’s motion to compel arbitration.

Blended learning in a 21st-century classroom

By State Sen. Larry Taylor | May 1, 2017

In the early 1980s, students in a high school classroom banged away at IBM Selectric typewriters while a few others across the hall shared time on a Commodore 64 personal computer.

Painter blames cleaning company, employer for eye injuries

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2017

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing a cleaning company and employer, alleging their negligence caused him to suffer injuries.

Texas House names building in Capitol Complex to honor president George H. W. Bush.

By David Yates | May 1, 2017

AUSTIN - The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of HCR 141, by Representative Jim Murphy (Houston) directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name a building at 1801 Congress Avenue after the 41st President of the United States, George H.

AG Paxton applauds court decision suspending EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By David Yates | May 1, 2017

AUSTIN – On April 28, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded an appeals court decision that should allow the Trump administration to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Woman with mental disability accuses Montgomery County of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2017

HOUSTON — A Montgomery County woman with a mental disability is suing the county, alleging deprivation of constitutional rights.

Aircraft mechanic accuses United of wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2017

HOUSTON — An aircraft mechanic is suing United Airlines, alleging discrimination, hostile work environment and wrongful termination.

Welder accuses former employer of wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2017

HOUSTON — A welder is suing his former employer, alleging wrongful termination.

Motorist alleges GEICO breached contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2017

GALVESTON — A Galveston County motorist is suing GEICO, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Keep your hands off the cap, Gene Wu

By The SE Texas Record | May 2, 2017

Two weeks ago, we opined, only half-jokingly, that one of the biggest differences between conservatives and liberals – and between Republicans and Democrats – is that the former look for things that are broken, so they can fix them, and the latter do the opposite.

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