News from November 2017

Couple blames Galveston hotel operator for wife's injuries

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 10, 2017

GALVESTON — A couple is suing a Galveston hotel operator, alleging negligence in that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Patient seeks millions from Plano Surgical Hospital after allegedly being discharged with internal bleeding

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 13, 2017

SHERMAN – A New Mexico woman is seeking $5 million in damages over alleged injuries sustained after a surgery.

South Coast Grinding Co. alleges former employees used funds to buy items to sell on eBay

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A Houston corporation is accusing two former employees of conspiracy.

Project superintendent alleges Mitchell Paint & Wallcovering Inc. terminated him in retaliation

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was terminated after he reported being injured on the job.

Man alleges Dow Chemical, DCT Laporte failed to secure, maintain equipment

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was injured on the job when a plywood surface gave away under him and caused him to fall.

Consumer claims Oracle Financial Group called grandmother over alleged debt

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A consumer residing in The Woodlands alleges that a debt collector used deceptive tactics to collect an alleged debt.

Paton Engineers and Constructors alleged to have failed to pay correct rate for overtime work

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A Fort Bend County woman alleges her former full-service engineering, construction, automation and project management firm employer only paid her straight time instead of the correct wage rate for overtime work.

Tanger Outlets operator alleges builders failed to construct building to meet specifications

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 13, 2017

GALVESTON – The operator of a Tanger Outlets mall in Texas City alleges the building has defects because of the negligence of contractors and subcontractors.

Law firm's failure to prosecute client's legal malpractice claims arising from bankruptcy case prompts litigation

By John Suayan | Nov 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A Houston law firm is accused in a lawsuit filed on Nov. 10 of failing to prosecute a Montgomery County man’s legal malpractice claims, according to recent Harris County District Court records.

Texas appellate court hears asbestos case filed on behalf of late JC judge

By David Yates | Nov 13, 2017

BEAUMONT – The First Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of a deceased judge who died of mesothelioma and was allegedly exposed to asbestos while working at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

ICT scholarships top $1M mark

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2017

AUSTIN - On Wednesday the Insurance Council of Texas Education Foundation will join the University of North Texas in celebrating the Education Foundation’s surpassing $1 million dollars in scholarships and education funding given to support insurance education in Texas.

Texas AG files more suits against businesses accused of price gouging during Harvey

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2017

AUSTIN – On Nov. 13, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed more price gouging lawsuits against businesses accused of taking advantage of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Morgan Lewis adds veteran healthcare partners

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2017

HOUSTON -- On Nov. 13, Morgan Lewis welcomed to its Houston office two veteran healthcare lawyers who represent hospitals, health systems, and other medical providers on a wide array of regulatory, transactional, litigation, and government investigations matters across the U.S.

Don't get between a hungry dog and his bone

By The Record | Nov 14, 2017

Galveston attorney Tony Buzbee is notorious for treating a judge to lunch after a favorable ruling, touting Starr County as a choice venue thanks to generous juries and judges, suing FEMA on behalf of hurricane victims dissatisfied with the free housing provided to them, and swooning after the Gulf Oil Spill at the thought of what he predicted would be “the largest case in the history of the United States.”

Court denies Bunch O Balloons maker's motion in patent infringement case against Telebrands

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 14, 2017

TYLER – A federal court has denied a motion to reconsider a magistrate judge's denial of their motions to join and intervene in a patent infringement case.

Silverleaf Seaside Resort guest alleges wrist injury after slip and fall

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2017

GALVESTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured in a fall at a Galveston resort.

Consumer claims Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLC violated collection laws

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2017

TYLER – A Trinidad, Texas consumer is suing a debt collector over allegations it continued collection efforts without first providing verification of the debt.

Man alleges Dicar Inc. didn't train him on machine that caused arm injury

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County man is seeking more than $1 million in damages after his arm was injured by a machine while working.

McDonald's patron seeks more than $1 million after falling on mat at Princeton location

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2017

HOUSTON – A Dallas County woman alleges she was injured at a Princeton fast food restaurant because of a floor mat.

Johnson & Johnson prevails in injury trial over pelvic mesh product

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2017

HOUSTON – A federal jury has found that there was no defect in a pelvic mesh product when it left the possession of Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

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