News from December 2018

Texas attorney seeks to dismiss $100M defamation suit, defendant wants $1M in sanctions

By David Yates | Dec 4, 2018

EAST TEXAS – Earlier this year, Jason Lee Van Dyke made headlines when he brought a $100 million defamation lawsuit. Now, the attorney wants to dismiss the case because he “lacks the time and resources to continue litigating against a lunatic.”

Man says banquet hall owes him $25K deposit

By John Suayan | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas man is suing a local banquet hall in an effort to retrieve a refund, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Sons file negligence suit against Tomball Regional Medical Center, others over mother's death

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – Two Montgomery County individuals allege negligence contributed to the death of their mother.

Worker seeks at least $200,000 from Texas Professional Claims and Construction over fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County resident is seeking damages from a company after he fell from a ladder.

Terremark Ventures allegedly breached contract for purchase of property

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – Two Harris County property sellers allege the buyer breached their commercial contract.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Earns Multiple Top Rankings in 3 Texas Cities in ‘Best Law Firms’ 2019 Edition

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has earned recognition as one of the nation’s best law firms in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms,” an annual listing published by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

Driver seeks more than $1 million from Remedial Construction Services over collision

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A driver is seeking damages from a Harris County construction company and its driver over an auto accident.

Man alleges negligence of Mint Dentistry caused two strokes

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A patient alleges the negligence of a dental clinic caused him to suffer two strokes.

Ensco Offshore galley hand seeks more than $1 million over alleged calcium chloride exposure

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A galley hand alleges exposure to calcium chloride on the job landed her in critical condition at a hospital.

Fresh Start Hospitality alleged to owe more than $40,000 to contractors

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – Contractors allege a Humble business failed to pay them for their services.

Patient sues Concentra Medical Clinic for more than $200,000 in damages over alleged nerve damage

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges she sustained nerve damage in her hand because of the negligence of a medical clinic.

Baywater Drilling employee seeks more than $1 million over alleged back, neck injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 5, 2018

GALVESTON – A Jones Act seaman is seeking more than $1 million from his employer over back and neck injuries he allegedly sustained while working on a vessel.

Client alleges Atlas Construction and Remodeling failed to complete work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 5, 2018

GALVESTON – A Galveston County property owner alleges a League City contractor failed to complete remodeling work on her property as contracted.

National Roadside driver alleged to have injured two in parking lot collision

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – Two individuals allege they were injured when their vehicle was struck by a tow truck in a parking lot.

Southern Komfort Kitchen patron alleges employee caused her to fall and injure arm

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County resident alleges she was injured at a La Porte restaurant when she fell after an employee ran into her.

Rooms To Go shopper seeks damages after falling in store

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – A shopper at a Houston store alleges the state of the floor caused her to trip and fall.

Federal judge issues management order in woman's suit against car dealership

By John Suayan | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – A federal judge has issued a management order in a woman’s lawsuit accusing a car dealership of accessing her credit report without her permission.

14th District Court affirms decision on breach of contract case over billboard

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – An oil company that leased a billboard and allegedly did not pay the owners of the sign has lost its appeal of a decision in court.

Justices hand attorney another win in malpractice case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 27, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas affirmed a summary judgment in favor of a lawyer who was sued by her former client over allegations of fraud, negligence, breach of contract and more.

On remand from Supreme Court, justices enter take nothing judgment in First Bank's favor in lender-liability case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – After attempting to sell stocks through a bank and suing it over allegations of breach of contract, a local investor has lost his appeal in court as the decision was reversed.

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