News from January 2018

Customer alleges she was injured at Beaumont CVS because of defective shopping cart

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – A customer at a Beaumont store alleges she was injured because of a damaged shopping cart.

Taxi operator seeks more than $200,000 after Four Seasons Cab driver hit him with door

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County taxi operator alleges he was injured when another driver hit him with the door of a cab.

Man alleges Allstate undervalued cost of repairs for property damage

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

GALVESTON – A Galveston County man alleges his claim for weather damages for his property was undervalued by an insurance company.

Consumer claims Transworld Systems has harassed her with collection calls

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

SHERMAN – A Princeton consumer alleges she was harassed by a debt collector's phone calls.

Woman alleges T&A Mini Mart operators transferred assets to avoid paying judgment

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman alleges the owners of a mini mart intentionally hid or transferred assets to avoid paying her a judgment.

Man claims butter on floor at Cinemark theater caused injuries, seeks more than $200,000

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A man is seeking more than $200,000 in damages after slipping in butter at a Pasadena movie theater.

Dollar Fiesta, Super Dollar employee alleges she is owed unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she is owed unpaid overtime compensation from her former employers.

Outback Steakhouse guest seeks more than $200,000 after fall on wet floor

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges that a Sugar Land restaurant failed to warn of a wet floor.

More than $1 million sought by man from Applied Machinery Corp. after fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Van Zandt County man is seeking more than $1 million in damages after a fall on equipment at a wellsite.

Construction worker claims AC Plumbing Supply Inc.'s negligence caused leg injury

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A construction worker alleges a Houston company's failure to safely deliver a product caused him to injure his leg.

Paxton clarifies church concealed carry laws

By Dee Thompson | Jan 1, 2018

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton clarified two rules governing concealed carry and security for churches in response to questions posed by the lieutenant governor following a shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs that killed 26 people last November.

Paxton announces settlement with pharma company in deceptive marketing case

By David Hutton | Jan 1, 2018

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with attorneys general from all other states and the District of Columbia, have reached a $13.5 million settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a complaint over alleged off-label marketing and deceptive claims about four of its prescription drugs.

Texas AG joins 19 other states in support of cake artist in same-sex marriage case

By Carrie Salls | Jan 1, 2018

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from 19 other states filed a brief with the Supreme Court of the United States supporting a bakery owner who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, according to a friend-of-the-court brief filed in September.

Ferguson Law named one of “10 Best Law Firms”

By David Yates | Jan 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – The awards continue to accumulate for The Ferguson Law Firm, with the firm being named as one of 2017’s “10 Best Law Firms” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Sticky floor or sticky fingers?

By The Record | Jan 2, 2018

Sticky floor or sticky fingers? Would you be shocked if you went inside a movie theater and saw a movie playing? How about if you saw someone in a booth at the front of the building selling tickets? A concession stand inside with teenagers in silly outfits vending popcorn, candy, and carbonated beverages? A dimly lit or darkened room down the hall with a large screen in front of rows of cushioned seats? Would any of those things surprise you? No, of course not. Why? Because those are things you expect to see at movie theaters.

Dismissed: Asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits against Chevron U.S.A.

By David Yates | Jan 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A pair of lawsuits alleging mesothelioma through asbestos exposure brought against Chevron U.S.A. were recently dismissed.

Houston Methodist can’t pass slip & fall off as a med-mal, justices find

By David Yates | Jan 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A slip and fall lawsuit brought against Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital “isn’t” a health care liability claim, according to the First District Court of Appeals.

TMZ video shows strippers lap dancing with Tony Buzbee during Harvey relief party

By David Yates | Jan 2, 2018

HOUSTON – One of Texas’ most prominent attorneys was the recent recipient of multiple lap dances while being serenaded by Snoop Dogg during a Harvey Relief party.

9th District reverses and remands ruling in favor of former client in attorney fee dispute

By Angela Underwood | Jan 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a ruling in an attorney's fee case.

Case against Dallas County by former sheriff's deputy sent back to trial court

By Dee Thompson | Jan 2, 2018

DALLAS – The court of appeals for the 5th District partially affirmed and partially reversed a lower court’s decision regarding the case of Rodney D. Bailey, a sheriff's deputy who sued Dallas County and others over allegations of wrongful termination.