News from December 2018

Academy Sports & Outdoors shopper alleges she was injured by falling box

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured while shopping at a Webster store when an item fell on her.

Provost Umphrey, James Payne hit with $1M legal malpractice suit

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm and equity partner James Payne have been hit with a legal malpractice lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Construction worker files trip and fall lawsuit

By John Suayan | Dec 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A construction worker claims in a state district lawsuit that he sustained injuries in a trip and fall at a local jobsite a few months ago.

More than $200,000 sought from Harbor Freight Tools USA over fall in restroom

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A couple alleges the husband was injured at a Houston retailer because of a strip of plastic in a restroom.

Seaman alleges he was injured aboard Lady Geneva, seeks more than $1 million in damages

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A Jones Act seaman is seeking $1 million from his Palacios employer over alleged injuries he sustained while aboard a vessel.

Security Credit Services allegedly failed to mark account as disputed on credit report

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A consumer alleges a debt collector failed to mark an alleged debt as disputed on her credit report.

Consumer alleges lumber that fell on him at Lowe's store did not have adequate anti-tip protection

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was injured at a home improvement store when lumber fell on him.

Znub No. 5 patron alleges employee struck her with door

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County resident alleges she was injured at a shopping mall when she was struck by a door.

THE LANIER LAW FIRM: Attorney Spotlight - Maura Kolb

By Press release submission | Dec 3, 2018

Each month, we like to feature one of our attorneys to help you get to know our team better.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP: Texas Lawyer Features New Pillsbury Diversity Director Rosa Walk

By Press release submission | Dec 3, 2018

Texas Lawyer reports that Rosa Walker, formerly the Director of Administration for Pillsbury’s Austin and Houston offices, has been named Senior Director for Diversity and Inclusion.

Moody Flooring Services allegedly refuses to release lien despite having been paid

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

GALVESTON – A contractor alleges a subcontractor refuses to release a lien even though it was paid in full.

Consumer alleges Vital Solutions pretended to be family member to reach her at work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Humble consumer alleges a debt collector called her place of employment and pretended to be a family member with an emergency.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Man claims falling convenience store roof tile caused him 'traumatic' head injuries

By John Suayan | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man has filed a lawsuit after he purportedly suffered “traumatic” head injuries while shopping at a northeast Houston convenience store earlier this year.

Todd Hunter has the wind at his back

By The Record | Dec 4, 2018

You know the type: opportunists. They lick their fingers and stick them in the air to see which way the wind is blowing. If it’s blowing east, they go east. If west, they go west.

Court affirms dismissal of case against Adesa over sale of a vehicle

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Bell County business owner who bought a salvaged car from a Houston-based auto auction company has lost his appeal in court.

Woman sues Austin TV station for $1M for publishing 'ill-gotten' information about her

By John Suayan | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A local woman has filed a state district lawsuit against an Austin television station, claiming it “published ill-gotten and illegally obtained information” about her in a news article on its Web site.

Recreational vehicle park guests could be tenants for eviction purposes, Paxton says

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 4, 2018

AUSTIN – An agreement between an RV park and a guest staying at the park's premises may establish a landlord-tenant relationship, Attorney General Ken Paxton says.

'Burning like fire': court docs assert bad hair dye job injured male client

By John Suayan | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Baytown man has pursued legal action in response to what he asserts was a bad hair dye job, Harris County District Court records show.

‘Massive’ judgments earn Texas ‘Dishonorable Mention’ on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ report

By David Yates | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Once a regular on the list, Texas managed to avoid landing a “Judicial Hellhole’ ranking this year, but did secure a “Dishonorable Mention” for dishing out massive damage awards, including the largest in the nation for 2018.

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