News from September 2017

Houston Extracorporeal Therapies alleges former employee made false statements

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 4, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County man is facing a suit accusing him of defamation and slander.

Diabetic man seeks more than $1 million after Thera-Gesic cream allegedly burned feet

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County man claims that a pain relieving cream caused severe burns on his feet.

Man alleges negligent T&T Marine Services employee caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2017

GALVESTON – A Harris County man alleges that he was injured while traveling in a boat in Galveston Bay.

Nurse alleges Divine Healers did not pay the correct rate for overtime work

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2017

HOUSTON – A licensed vocational nurse alleges that a home health care provider failed to pay the appropriate rate for overtime work.

Widow seeks $1 million after husband was struck by tow truck in Houston parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County widow alleges the negligence of a parking lot owner contributed to the death of her husband.

YH Industries Inc. alleges former salesperson started competing company

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2017

HOUSTON – A marine supplies company alleges a former salesperson caused it to lose business when he started a competing company.

Motorist seeks more than $100,000 in damages after Port Arthur collision

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Port Arthur man alleges that he was injured in a collision in the city and that the driver that struck him fled the scene.

Houston attorney calls for firing of TAMU football coach on Facebook

By John Suayan | Sep 4, 2017

HOUSTON – A local attorney reportedly took to social media to call for the termination of Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin.

First Harvey suit sneaks by new insurance law, seeks up to $1M in damages and 18 percent interest

By David Yates | Sep 5, 2017

DALLAS – Even while Hurricane Harvey continued to dump records amount of rain on Houstonians, Texas trial lawyers publicly preached doomsday for insureds was rapidly approaching – warning victims to file their claims before a new law went into effect.

HB 1774 is going into effect! Run for your lives!

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 5, 2017

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! This opportunity will not last long. You must act now! If you miss the September 1 deadline, you'll turn into a pumpkin. That was the message some local lawyers were sending to homeowners with Hurricane Harvey-damaged properties. Well, maybe not the bit about the pumpkin, but some calls to action were so unhinged that it did seem like some genuine insurance policy catastrophe was looming.

Barron and Budd attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America list again

By Angela Underwood | Sep 5, 2017

DALLAS – For four consecutive years, three Barron and Budd attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America.

Paxton announces debt relief for students who attended Corinthian College

By Chandra Lye | Sep 5, 2017

AUSTIN – More than 4,000 Texan students who were unwittingly part of an alleged scam involving student loans have been released of their requirement to pay back the money.

National Credit Systems alleged to have misrepresented status of purported debt

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 5, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County consumer alleges a debt collector is attempting to collect fees she does not owe.

Former tenant of LEDIC Realty Co. owned property seeks damages after shooting

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 5, 2017

HOUSTON – A former tenant of a Houston apartment complex is seeking $100,000 in damages after he was shot at the property.

Plan B Real Estate LLC, others alleged to have failed to pay settlement

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 5, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County individual claims that he is owed more than $350,000 for a settlement.

Five seek damages after collision allegedly caused by unsafe lane change on I-10

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Louisiana driver is facing a suit seeking more than $200,000 in damages from five individuals who allege they were injured in a collision on Interstate 10.

Man seeks $1 million in damages after shooting at V Live

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2017

HOUSTON – A Desoto man alleges he was shot while returning to his car at a Houston after-hours strip club.

LaBelleCo Fab, LaBelle Air employee alleges tool electrocuted him, seeks $1 million

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2017

BEAUMONT – Two Beaumont businesses are facing a suit from an employee seeking more than $1 million after he was injured while working.

Trans American Trucking Service Inc., driver named in suit over Highway 290 crash

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2017

HOUSTON – A driver is seeking damages after a tractor-trailer collided with her vehicle on Highway 290 in Harris County.

Let’s Bust Some 21st Century Trusts

By Mark Pulliam | Sep 5, 2017

During the Gilded Age, so-called “captains of industry” such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan led an industrial revolution that transformed the nation with technological innovation, creating for Americans unparalleled improvements in the average standard of living and amassing great personal fortunes in the process. The spectacular success—and enormous power—of these newly minted tycoons earned them the sobriquet “Robber Baron,” even as their ruthless business tactics, such as Rockefeller’s cartelization of the oil industry through trusts, fostered new laws to regulate anti-competitive business practices, notably the 1890 Sherman Act. These measures are called “antitrust” laws, an often-forgotten tribute to the dynastic Standard Oil Trust, which at its peak controlled the refining of 90 to 95 percent of all oil produced in the United States.

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