News from November 2017

Consumer claims Van Ru Credit Corp. collection letter made false statement

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Baytown consumer alleges a debt collector sent her a misleading letter.

Woman claims pedicure at T C Nails caused infection

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges her foot became infected after a visit to a salon in the city.

Woman seeks more than $1 million from Precision Task Group Inc. over discrimination claims

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – An African-American woman alleges that an IT staffing and counseling firm intentionally discriminated against her because of her pregnancy.

Couple claims Honeywell International Inc. valve failed, caused water damage

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County couple alleges their home was damaged when a valve on their water heater failed.

Shopper alleges Reddy Ice Corp. failed to warn that rug was wet

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges that she was injured after she slipped on a wet rug while shopping.

Court partially upholds decision in dispute between High Standards Networking, Occupational Medical Care

By John Sammon | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed one part if an earlier trial court decision that a medical care company had disparaged a computer support company resulting in business loss, but upheld the computer company’s breach of contract suit and money awards.

Tarp Depot Inc. alleges former employee violated agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas company that manufactures and designs tarps and other equipment claims that a Baytown man is interfering with its contracts and customer/supplier relationships.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. employee alleges supervisor 'shoved' him, caused him to injure knee

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Louisiana seaman is seeking more than $1 million from his Kingwood employer over allegations he was caused injuries by the actions of his supervisor.

Mostyn Law attorney not eligible to practice law in Texas, state bar site shows

By David Yates | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – An insurance litigator with Mostyn Law is currently not eligible to practice law in Texas, according to the State Bar of Texas website.

Parents seek to reverse BISD immunity win in suit over death of 3 year old

By David Yates | Nov 7, 2017

BEAUMONT – Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals have been tasked to decide whether the Beaumont Independent School District has immunity from a wrongful death suit.

The Jones Act and the rebirth of the great American shipyard

By Stefano de Stefano, candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON (November 7, 2017) -- Two years ago, I sold one of the last American offshore drilling vessels to a foreign buyer. The Ocean Titan was an obsolete jack-up rig, an equipment platform for deepwater exploration and development. Over its forty-year lifespan, American shipbuilding had been ravaged by rivals abroad and burdensome regulations at home. Today, the industry falls grievously short of the hope expressed by the drafters of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920: “that the United States shall have a merchant marine of the best equipped and most suitable types of vessels.”

Texas AG praises Trump and Congress for rescinding ‘unconstitutional’ Arbitration Rule

By David Yates | Nov 7, 2017

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton praised President Trump for signing into law a joint resolution passed by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives that rescinds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “unconstitutional” Arbitration Rule.

Sex discrimination case against TxDOT up on appeal

By David Yates | Nov 7, 2017

BEAUMONT – The dismissal of a sex discrimination lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation is currently before the Ninth Court of Appeals.

Jefferson County 172nd District Court Docket: December 2017

By John Suayan | Nov 8, 2017

LOUIS MATTHEW FARROW vs THE KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY

Tony Buzbee claims La. attorneys interfered with wrongful death case, demands more than $10 million

By John Suayan | Nov 8, 2017

HOUSTON – A prominent Texas trial lawyer is alleging a Dallas man and three attorneys from Louisiana interfered with a contract between him and the surviving relatives of a man killed in a recent rig fire, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Taco Cabana customer accuses restaurant of false imprisonment

By John Suayan | Nov 8, 2017

HOUSTON – A Los Angeles woman is suing a fast casual restaurant for what she alleges was false imprisonment.

MD Anderson cures discrimination claim, justices find suit not filed within statute of limitations

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2017

HOUSTON – A trial court erred by not dismissing a discrimination claim brought against The University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center, an appellate court recently found.

$1.1M jury award taken away from barge inspector who was thrown from gangway

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2017

BEAUMONT – In August, a Jefferson County jury awarded $1.1 million in damages to Michael Stelly, who claims he stepped onto a gangway that gave way and nearly tossed him into the water after finishing his barge inspection.

A pastor searching for profits

By The Record | Nov 8, 2017

“I recently went through a very bad breakup where my husband put me out of his home and kept everything I owned,” Carmelite Lofton said on the GoFundMe page she established in the summer of 2015.

Shamrock Pub faces suit from former employee over unpaid wage allegations

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 8, 2017

HOUSTON – A former server and bartender for a Houston establishment has filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that she and class members earned wages that were not paid.

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