News from February 2018

Harris Co. man sues Tomball, Centerpoint over fall in parking lot

By John Suayan | Feb 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man’s alleged slip and fall in a parking lot owned by the City of Tomball more than a year ago is the subject of a lawsuit.

Jefferson County 58th District Court Docket: March 2018

By John Suayan | Feb 1, 2018

JOHN DAIRE ET UX vs. A O SMITH CORPORATION ET AL

Tower technician says he was electrocuted at Port of Houston

By John Suayan | Feb 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Spring man has initiated litigation after he was allegedly electrocuted while working on a communication tower at the Port of Houston, per recent Harris County District Court records.

Owner of property under Muleshoe Lake, and under an oil pipeline, loses trespass case on appeal

By Dee Thompson | Feb 1, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has ruled that Wayne Hoang Nhut Doan, who owns submerged property under Muleshoe Lake, is not entitled to any additional compensation from TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP, the company that built a pipeline across the lake. Doan claimed the company trespassed.

Court dismisses Metro Transit employee's whistle-blower suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Feb 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A former Metro Transit employee's suit against Metro over claims he was fired in retaliation for complaints he made claiming he was subjected to a hostile work environment after he did not agree to be what he called his supervisor’s “snitch” has been dismissed with prejudice.

Appeals court ruling in Inhance Technologies LLC case a 'win,' counsel says

By David Hutton | Feb 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A recent appeals court opinion in a trade secret case is being touted as a victory for the impacted company and a watershed ruling in the state of Texas.

Buzbee files lawsuit on behalf of Mexican state, court papers accuse ex-governor of stealing from treasury

By John Suayan | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – Houston attorney Tony Buzbee has filed a lawsuit on behalf a Mexican state that alleges an ex-governor pocketed “hundreds of millions of dollars” in taxpayer funds, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Conservative student organization raises issue with college's policies toward groups

By John Suayan | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A student political organization and its president are suing their community college’s leadership over policies they believe are unconstitutional.

Bad Science at NIOSH?

By Bruce Fein | Feb 2, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

Federal judge dismisses racial discrimination suit against Houston nightspot

By John Suayan | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A federal lawsuit accusing an establishment in Houston’s Midtown neighborhood of racial discrimination has been disposed.

Homebuyers seek damages from seller, inspector over Houston home's alleged water damage issues

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – The buyers of a Houston property allege the seller failed to disclose that the home had water penetration issues before the sale.

Celanese Chemicals worker alleges unsafe work environment caused burns

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was burned at a Pasadena facility when he came in contact with chemicals because of a malfunctioning mechanism.

Individuals seek more than $1 million from FedEx Ground Package System, driver after collision

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – Two Harris County residents are seeking more than $1 million in damages after a collision in Polk allegedly caused by a FedEx Ground Package System driver.

Contractor alleges Twin Eagle Resource Management failed to replace safety rack

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Florida man alleges a Harris County company failed to replace a safety rack, which caused him to fall while loading sand.

Woman seeks more than $100,000 from Galleria Place II, others after fall

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A woman on her way to her job at the Galleria Place II alleges an oily substance on the floor caused her to fall.

Man formerly employed by Home Depot files complaint over discrimination allegations

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

SHERMAN – A Richardson man alleges he faced retaliation and discrimination after he was injured while working for a home improvement store.

Consumer alleges Real Page-issued consumer report falsely listed criminal history

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

SHERMAN – A Nevada man alleges his application for housing in Florida was denied because of false information provided on a consumer report.

Former Hanna's Rural Sanitation worker alleges he is owed unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

MARSHALL – A former maintenance worker for a sanitation company alleges he was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay.

IME Auto & Truck Parts invitee alleges two dogs attacked him, caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was injured by two dogs at a business.

McDonald's employee alleges container on floor caused fall

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A McDonald's employee alleges an unsafe work environment caused her to fall.

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