News from July 2018

Consumer files suit against Aargon Collection Agency over alleged contents of collection letter

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

SHERMAN – A Denison resident alleges that a Las Vegas debt collector sent him a collection letter that contained "false threats" regarding interest, fees and costs.

Former assistant manager alleges race was factor in termination from Murphy Oil USA

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

TEXARKANA – Three Titus County residents allege one of them was terminated because of her race by her employer.

Patient alleges permanent lung damage after procedure at Southeast Texas Cardiology

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman alleges that she suffered permanent lung damage as a result of a 2016 procedure.

Woman seeks more than $200,000 from MCM Elegante Hotel over alleged fall injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – Harris County couple is seeking damages from a South Beaumont hotel after the wife was injured there while attending a sorority meeting.

Mother files suit against Houston hospital over son's post-transplant injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Florida woman alleges her adult son is now a spastic triplegic as a result of a heart transplant at a Houston hospital.

Homeowner alleges Allied Foundation Specialists caused termite infestation

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A La Porte homeowner alleges a Harris County contractor did "sloppy work" and that the issues in her home have not been repaired.

Fort Bend County man alleges Spirit Airlines flight attendants injured knee with cart

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Fort Bend County couple alleges the husband's knee was injured during a flight by airline attendants.

Mother sues Amazon after daughter ingests button battery from Apple TV remote control

By John Suayan | Jul 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas woman is suing Amazon after her one-year-old daughter purportedly ate a button battery from a generic Apple TV remote control that was sold by the company’s Web site.

Lawsuit filed in fatal steam release at Kan. power plant, widow alleges husband 'endured horrific death'

By John Suayan | Jul 2, 2018

HOUSTON – The widow of a worker who recently perished after being exposed to a large steam release at a coal-fired power plant in Kansas has initiated wrongful death litigation against several companies, per recent Harris County District Court records.

U.S. Supreme Court decision upholds Texas' district maps

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court recently released a court opinion to uphold the majority of Texas’ House and Congressional district maps, ending the years-long debate over whether Texas’ legislatures intentionally drew districts to discriminate against minorities.

Magistrate judge recommends case filed by union against Southwestern Bell, others be dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

AUSTIN – A U.S. magistrate judge has recommended that a lawsuit filed by a union be dismissed from federal court.

Judge dismisses Huntleigh USA from airport injury suit, agrees to add another defendant

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

AUSTIN – A federal judge dismissed a security company from a lawsuit and granted a motion to leave to bring in a second third-party defendant into the case.

Former Mostyn Law attorney claims firm owes him fees from thousands of cases, Amber Mostyn seeks transfer

By David Yates | Jul 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – Amber Mostyn, the widow of Steve Mostyn, is accusing a former Mostyn Law attorney of forum shopping and seeks to have the litigation transferred out of Jefferson County.

The End of an Era for One Storm-Chasing Lawyer

By Texans for Lawsuit Reform | Jul 2, 2018

TLR spent the 2015 and 2017 legislative sessions working to fix the problems storm-chasing lawyers were creating for Texas property owners. Fortunately, the Texas Legislature passed a common-sense solution in 2017 to make it harder for these lawyers to file unnecessary lawsuits, while maintaining the strongest insurance consumer protections laws in the United States for Texas property owners.

Lawsuit: Memorial Hermann fired employee for refusing to share 'protected' information with committee

By John Suayan | Jul 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System fired her for refusing to commit an act she believes violated state law.

Woman sues gym after alleged mishap with treadmill

By John Suayan | Jul 3, 2018

HOUSTON – Claiming she was injured while completing a workout at a local gym, Harris County resident Helen Dowdy has pursued legal action.

Westin Galleria Houston guest alleges elevator door injured foot

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A guest at a Houston hotel alleges he was injured when an elevator door closed on him.

Woman seeks more than $200,000 from Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe after tripping on rug

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A patron of a Houston restaurant alleges she was injured after tripping on a rug.

Sales rep alleges pregnancy was factor in termination from VWR International

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 3, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges that she was terminated from her employment shortly after disclosing her pregnancy.

Security Service Federal Credit Union alleged to have harassed woman with collection calls

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 3, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio consumer alleges she has been harassed by calls from a debt collector.

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