News from October 2017

Cocktail waitress pins alleged sexual assault on hotel

By John Suayan | Oct 2, 2017

HOUSTON - A cocktail waitress alleges she was the victim of a sexual assault more than a year ago and blames the event on her employer.

Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week starts, tort reform groups remind Texans lawsuit abuse prevention ‘starts with you’

By David Yates | Oct 2, 2017

AUSTIN –The first week of October marks Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, which is recognized by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and grassroots groups across the country that support legal reform.

Court holds off on granting $6.9 million in attorney's fees to Imperium in patent case until more documentation is submitted

By Olivia Olsen | Oct 2, 2017

SHERMAN – The Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas has ruled to grant in part and deny in part a motion filed by Imperium IP Holdings LTD to stay royalties and cover court costs in its continuing patent infringement against Samsung Electronics Co. LTD.

Eastern District of Texas determines royalty rate in Chrome patent suit

By Shanice Harris | Oct 2, 2017

MARSHALL – The Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas has set the ongoing royalty rate for a $20 million judgment against Google from a patent infringement case decided in February.

U.S. Chamber, 17 other groups seek to vacate CFPB arbitration rule

By David Yates | Oct 2, 2017

DALLAS – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with 17 other groups, are seeking to overturn a recent U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that prevents financial service providers from using arbitration as a means to settle disputes with consumers and avoid class-action litigation.

Woman alleges Woodlake on the Bayou Apartments Inc. failed to accommodate wheelchair

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges that her disability was not accommodated by an apartment building.

SJR Foods LTD employee alleges hand is permanently disfigured after accident

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2017

HOUSTON – An employee at a Houston warehouse is seeking $1 million in damages after an accident at the facility.

Consumer seeks damages from Seguin Chevrolet, Munday Chevrolet-Pontiac

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County man is seeking damages from two Houston Chevrolet dealers after they allegedly made faulty repairs his vehicle.

Senior manager alleges the Rand Group terminated him days before surgery

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2017

HOUSTON – A Maryland man has filed suit against two Harris County companies over allegations he was terminated in retaliation for needing Family and Medical Leave Act leave.

Consumer claims Cadillac vehicle has defects that have not been repaired

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2017

GALVESTON – A League City consumer alleges a Cadillac he purchased has issues with steering, the transmission and more.

Consumer alleges Edward Sloan & Associates has wrong number for collection calls

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2017

TYLER – A Deberry consumer claims a debt collector has harassed her with calls intended for another person.

Cypress homeowners allege hardwood floors installed by Jack's Carpet need replaced

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2017

HOUSTON – Two consumers claim a business failed to properly install hardwood floors in their home.

Mostyn Law hail client ordered to show cause, faces possible sanctions

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2017

FORT WORTH – A federal judge has ordered a Mostyn Law hail client to show cause on why his lawsuit should not be dismissed for failing to comply with a court order.

Texaco, Chevron USA hit with wrongful death, asbestosis lawsuit

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2017

BEAUMONT – Both Texaco and Chevron USA have been named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death because of asbestos exposure.

Son loses appellate court battle concerning his father’s death

By The Record | Oct 3, 2017

A trial court’s order denying a motion from the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative (SHEC) to compel arbitration in a putative class action lawsuit has been reversed by the Ninth Court of Appeals.

Tort reform group cheers reversal of $663M judgment against Trinity Industries

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2017

WASHINGTON - The American Tort Reform Association is cheering the recent reversal of a record-setting $663 million False Claims Act verdict in a case that helped land the Eastern District of Texas on ATRA’s Judicial Hellhole list two years ago.

Appeals court remands Kingwood Crossroads case to determine attorneys' fees

By Sara McCleary | Oct 3, 2017

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont has remanded a case disputing an attorneys’ fees award back to the trial court.

Appeals court reverses summary judgment against law firm Intervenor

By Sara McCleary | Oct 3, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court has reversed a summary judgment against Intervenor, a Texas law firm, in a case over an attorney’s fee award.

Brady's Landing servers allege they were terminated because of age

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 3, 2017

HOUSTON – Two individuals allege they were terminated from their jobs as servers because of their age.

Ingram Micro Inc. alleged to have terminated employee for reporting harassment

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 3, 2017

SHERMAN – A former operations supervisor for a Carrolton facility alleges he was terminated after reporting sexual harassment.

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