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.
News from October 2017
Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week starts, tort reform groups remind Texans lawsuit abuse prevention ‘starts with you’
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
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges that her disability was not accommodated by an apartment building.
HOUSTON – An employee at a Houston warehouse is seeking $1 million in damages after an accident at the facility.
HOUSTON – A Harris County man is seeking damages from two Houston Chevrolet dealers after they allegedly made faulty repairs his vehicle.
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.
GALVESTON – A League City consumer alleges a Cadillac he purchased has issues with steering, the transmission and more.
TYLER – A Deberry consumer claims a debt collector has harassed her with calls intended for another person.
HOUSTON – Two consumers claim a business failed to properly install hardwood floors in their home.
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.
BEAUMONT – Both Texaco and Chevron USA have been named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death because of asbestos exposure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON – Two individuals allege they were terminated from their jobs as servers because of their age.
SHERMAN – A former operations supervisor for a Carrolton facility alleges he was terminated after reporting sexual harassment.