News from April 2018

9th District court rules trial court erred in splitting wrongful death suit

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont has conditionally granted a motion for mandamus relief to relator Jarod Johnson in a wrongful death suit filed against him and three other defendants.

9th District rules trial court erred in LGI Land, owners association dispute

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Beaumont reversed in part and remanded in part a trial court's decision to award a partial summary judgment and attorney's fees to LGI Land LLC against property owners Benders Landing Estates Property Owners Association Inc. in a breach of contract case.

Ninth Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment in Patriot Security trade secrets case

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – Texas' 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont affirmed a reformed final judgment in favor of Patriot Security Inc. after plaintiffs Sherman Moore and George Adams filed a motion for a mistrial stating there was no agreement of a settlement between the parties.

14th Court of Appeals affirms judgment in injury case, claims plaintiff did not exercise due diligence

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – Texas' 14th Court of Appeals overruled Christina Molina's appeal of a summary judgment in favor of John Gears, Robert Morin and All-Star Tire Co. in a personal injury case where the parties were involved in a car accident.

Man alleges he was injured at Kiewitt Offshore facility because of loose railing

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Mississippi resident alleges he was injured while working on a rig when railing came loose and caused him to fall.

BPW Solutions employee alleges failure to train workers caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A man alleges he was injured while unloading equipment in Houston because a co-worker left to take a phone call.

Driver, passenger seek damages from city of Houston after city employee struck vehicle

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – Two Harris County residents allege a city of Houston employee's negligence caused a collision.

Costco patron seeks $1 million over injuries allegedly caused by patio chair

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Costco shopper is seeking more than $1 million in relief over alleged injuries she suffered when the patio chair she attempted to sit in collapsed and caused her to fall.

Consumers file fraud suit against OZ Builders

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A La Porte couple alleges a Houston company they hired to build a home failed to complete the project.

Diamond Offshore Drilling employee alleges he was injured on vessel

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Jones Act seaman alleges he was injured while working for his Harris County-based employers.

Marine working as security guard claims employer failed to accommodate disability

By John Suayan | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Marine who served in the Iraq War claims his employer discriminated against him because he suffers chronic back pain.

Packers Sanitation Services employee alleged to have left excessive water on floor, caused fall

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was injured at work because of water left on the floor by an employee of a sanitation company.

McDonald's accused of infringing on mobile device patents

By John Suayan | Apr 2, 2018

TYLER – A fast food giant is accused in a federal lawsuit of infringing on a batch of patents pertaining to mobile device technology.

Extended Stay America sued over cardiologist's death, suit accuses hotel of failing to conduct welfare check at family's request

By John Suayan | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – The December 2017 death of a cardiologist at a local hotel is the subject of a recently filed wrongful death lawsuit.

Slip & fall against Beaumont McDonald’s settles before trial, plaintiffs sought $1M in damages

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – Before a jury could be selected, a slip and fall lawsuit brought by a Jefferson County woman and her child against a local McDonald’s restaurant settled.

Asbestosis death result of employment with Texaco, suit alleges

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – An asbestos lawsuit has been brought against Chevron USA and Texaco.

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Petition investigating Houston ISD to continue, magnet coordinator allegedly elbowed 5-year old in the face and fractured jaw

By David Yates | Apr 3, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals recently affirmed a ruling keeping the Houston Independent School District from escaping a pre-suit petition seeking to investigate how a 5 year old had his jaw fractured while being escorted to the principal’s office.

Justices conclude trial court should have dismissed discrimination claim against UT Health

By David Yates | Apr 3, 2018

HOUSTON – The First Court of Appeals recently concluded that a trial court should have dismissed a discrimination claim brought against the UT Health Science Center-Houston.

Beaumont attorney John Morgan sues San Antonio law firm, former client, then moves to dismiss the very next day

By David Yates | Apr 3, 2018

BEAUMONT – The very next day after filing a petition for damages and request for an injunction against a San Antonio law firm and a former client, the Morgan Law Firm filed a motion to dismiss.

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