News from May 2018

Former Star Houston dispatcher alleges he is owed unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A man formerly employed as a dispatcher alleges his employer failed to compensate him for overtime work.

McDonald's customer alleges broken chair caused injuries to back, hip

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges that she was injured at a Houston fast food restaurant because of a broken chair.

Motorist alleges Houston police cruiser caused damages to vehicle

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges his vehicle sustained more than $20,000 in damages after it was struck by a Houston police cruiser.

Odebrecht Construction Inc., Zachry Construction Corp. alleged to have manipulated payroll records

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – Employees of a Coral Gables, Florida and San Antonio construction companies allege that their payroll records were manipulated and that they are owed unpaid wages.

V Star restaurant diner alleges she fell because of grease on floor

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges that she fell in a restaurant because of grease on the floor.

Asbestos suit filed against Texaco in JC, firm of district judge candidate handling case

By David Yates | May 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – Texaco and several other companies have been named in an asbestos lawsuit alleging wrongful death.

How do you unseal a court record that doesn't exist?

By The Record | May 1, 2018

If a court record that doesn't exist can be kept sealed, surely it can be unsealed, too. If it doesn't exist, what's the point of keeping it sealed?

Former customer service rep hits Abercrombie & Fitch with suit alleging racial discrimination, wrongful termination

By John Suayan | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A high-end clothing retailer has been sued by a former customer sales representative who alleges he was fired because he is Asian.

Lawsuit: Provost Umphrey ‘hypocrisy’ for forcing employees into arbitration ‘shocks the conscious’

By David Yates | May 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – Although a Provost Umphrey equity partner apparently has no issue lecturing others on the “unfairness” of arbitration, he does, however, take issue with firm employees not wanting to arbitrate disputes, a recent lawsuit asserts.

Global Rescue Jets alleged to have submitted false claim to insurer

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – A widow alleges a limited liability company submitted a false and fraudulent claim to an insurer.

Consumers allege Trinity Communities Group LLC refused to refund down payment for mobile home

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

HOUSTON – Two Harris County individuals allege that misrepresentations were made to them regarding the purchase of a mobile home in Humble.

Physician's suit targeting Avis alleges car rental company brought false grand theft auto charges against him

By John Suayan | May 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Spring physician has brought a lawsuit against Avis Rent a Car System, LLC and Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC, alleging the defendants wrongfully pressed grand theft auto charges against him.

Customer alleges Darryl & Co. failed to provide mock-up, return deposit

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston event design and rental company is alleged to have stopped communicating with a customer and failed to return his deposit.

Houston man seeks more than $200,000 from Houston, police department over dog bite

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A resident of Houston has filed suit against the city and its police department after he was bitten by a dog owned by the city.

More than $200,000 sought from George Bush Intercontinental Airport by woman who fell

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Spring woman alleges she was injured because of the condition of the floor at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Attorney general says Abbott can call special election to fill Farenthold's seat

By Tomas Kassahun | May 2, 2018

AUSTIN – In a response written to Gov. Greg Abbott on April 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton said the governor may have authority to suspend state election laws and call an expedited special election to fill the vacancy in Congressional District 27, which occurred due to former-U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's resignation.

From Legal Newsline

Judge in massive opioid case watching plaintiff lawyer spending, orders them to fly coach

By Daniel Fisher | May 2, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry ordered plaintiffs’ attorneys to keep monthly records of the time they spend on their cases down to a tenth of an hour and imposed strict rules on who can collect fees, in an effort to prevent the excesses that have drawn criticism in other class actions and mass tort cases.

Passengers allege Nederland man failed to yield in Port Arthur collision

By Lhalie Castillo | May 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – Two Port Arthur residents allege a Nederland man failed to yield and caused a collision in Port Arthur.

State senator working with Watts on home turf opioid lawsuit, lawyers billing Hidalgo County $3,800 an hour

By David Yates | May 2, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY – A state senator is representing a county in his district in more ways than one – a litigious venture that could prove incredibly profitable for the legislator.

Rinker's Boat World alleges former employee embezzled thousands

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County business alleges its former bookkeeper embezzled more than $381,000 during her employment.

The Record Network