News from August 2018

Houston Granite and Flooring alleged to have filed fraudulent lien

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – Harris County residents allege a Houston contractor filed a fraudulent lien on their home.

Pathologist files age discrimination suit against Texoma Medical Center over termination

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 1, 2018

SHERMAN – A speech-language pathologist alleges her age was a factor in her termination from a medical facility.

Man seeks $1 million from GAC Energy & Marine Services over forklift injury

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A guest at a Houston business alleges his hand was injured by a forklift operated by an employee.

EMT alleges city of Clute discriminated against him because of disability

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – An emergency medical technician alleges he was discriminated against by a Brazoria County city because of a medical condition.

Unsafe work environment at Superior Drillpipe Manufacturing caused hand injury, worker alleges

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A worker at a drill pipe and drill stem tubular manufacturer in Houston alleges malfunctioning equipment caused a hand injury.

The Plaza Hotel alleged to have failed to reimburse guest for elevator injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Louisiana man alleges a Houston hotel failed to reimburse him for medical expenses he incurred after an elevator at the property injured his hand.

'No instructions': Travis Co. man faults customization job on motorcycle for road accident

By John Suayan | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Travis County man is suing a local motorcycle parts dealer after efforts to enhance his motorcycle allegedly resulted in a road accident last year, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Judge threatens Google, Seven Networks with sanctions in patent infringement case

By Chandra Lye | Aug 1, 2018

MARSHALL – A Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas judge has denied a motion filed by Google LLC's in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Seven Networks, calling it a "serious disregard for this court's rules, orders and authority."

Office furniture business hits competitor with defamation suit

By John Suayan | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A commercial office furniture service provider has brought a defamation lawsuit against a competing business, claiming the defendant made false allegations against it.

Worker part of 'wave of other older employees' Fiesta terminated, lawsuit says

By John Suayan | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges that Fiesta Mart, LLC terminated him after nearly 40 years of employment because of his age.

Engineering firm blamed for man's fall in front yard

By John Suayan | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A local man blames a fall last year in his front yard on drilling performed by Century Engineering, Inc. according to a state district lawsuit filed on July 31.

Second suit filed in response to fatal June incident at Kan. power plant

By John Suayan | Aug 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A second lawsuit has been filed in response to a June incident at a Kansas power plant which killed a pair of workers, per recent Harris County District Court records.

Mostyn Law Facebook page bombarded with dozens of 5-star reviews in 24 hours

By David Yates | Aug 1, 2018

While the concern of fake news continues to plague social media, it seems election interference isn’t the only topic raising eyebrows.

KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP: Sean Wheeler Joins Kirkland & Ellis in Houston

By Press release submission | Aug 1, 2018

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Sean T. Wheeler has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.

Port Arthur man alleges Market Basket did not warn of water on floor that caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Port Arthur man alleges he fell at a business in the city because of water on the floor.

Kansas City Southern Railway worker alleges failure to provide equipment caused shoulder injury

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A railway worker alleges an unsafe work environment caused him to injure his shoulder.

Concrete pile in Sun Travel Motorcoach and RV parking lot caused fall, man alleges

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A guest at a Jefferson County business alleges he was injured in a fall caused by a pile of concrete in the parking lot.

14th Court of Appeals reverses ruling in legal malpractice case involving Houston attorney

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court erred when it granted summary judgment in favor of an attorney who was sued for fraud and legal malpractice, the 14th Court of Appeals has found.

Appeals court affirms summary judgment in oil and gas assets dispute filed by Pacific Energy and Mining

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A dispute over the aborted sale of oil and gas assets was considered by a Texas appeals court as it affirmed a lower court's summary judgment against an energy and mining company.

Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency loses appeal over deals signed by former attorney

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – An energy provider has lost its appeal against a trial court judgment in a case involving two projects based in Texas and Louisiana.

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