News from April 2019

CLARK HILL: Former GOP Congressman John Culberson Joins Clark Hill's Government & Public Affairs Practice in D.C. & Houston

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Clark Hill announced the addition of former U.S. Congressman John A. Culberson to its Government and Public Affairs Practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Houston offices.

BRYAN CAVE: JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Five attorneys from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have been recognized as 2019 JD Supra Top Authors.

Traveler's fall on moving walkway at Bush Airport subject of personal injury lawsuit

By John Suayan | Apr 1, 2019

HOUSTON – A Collin County woman claims that a malfunctioning motor-driven moving sidewalk at George Bush Intercontinental Airport two years ago caused her to fall and suffer arm and shoulder injuries.

Couple accuses accounting firm of improperly preparing tax returns

By John Suayan | Apr 1, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County couple alleges in a state district lawsuit that a local accounting firm improperly prepared their tax returns.

Woman blames fall into hole on sidewalk on Houston

By John Suayan | Apr 1, 2019

HOUSTON – Harris County resident Christyn Breckenridge is suing the City of Houston after she purportedly stepped into an uncovered hole in front of a downtown nightclub.

Woodlands Mercedes dealership fired teen employee for performing jury duty, suit alleges

By John Suayan | Apr 1, 2019

HOUSTON – It is said that an individual called for jury duty is performing a noble service to the community. However, a fresh high school graduate asserts that a car dealership in The Woodlands terminated him for serving on a jury in Harris County.

Local Governments Must Be More Transparent When Hiring Outside Lawyers

By Mark McCaig | Apr 1, 2019

Over the past several years, there has been a dramatic increase in litigation brought by local governments across Texas utilizing outside lawyers hired on a contingent-fee basis. Much of this litigation has been driven by law firms that have engaged in aggressive marketing efforts, enticing local officials with the prospect of a financial windfall at no risk to them. The nature of these lawsuits varies widely, but includes numerous lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, construction companies, and other businesses.

Shopper drives motorized cart off of sidewalk, sues H-E-B for $1M

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2019

BEAUMONT – A Bridge City resident is suing H-E-B Food Stores for injuries he allegedly received after driving a motorized shopping cart off a sidewalk.

ITC hit with multi-million dollar lawsuit 9 days after La Porte facility fire

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2019

HOUSTON – It took International Terminal Company three days to put out the fire that recently erupted at its La Porte facility. It took area residents less than two weeks to file a lawsuit as a result.

SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Shook-Client Relationship Finalist for ACC/Texas Lawbook Creative Partnership Award

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

he Houston Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Texas Lawbookselected the team of Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Carriage Services’ Legal Counsel Mike Elliott as a finalist for its Creative Partnership Award.

METRO named in wrongful death suit claiming train fatally struck pedestrian

By John Suayan | Apr 2, 2019

HOUSTON – Theresa Baranowski, of Harris County, has brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.

BRYAN CAVE: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Named the Top Data Privacy Firm by JD Supra

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

JD Supra, one of the leading publishers of legal news and information for C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media and other professionals, named Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as the “Top Data Collection & Use Firm”.

Shopper brings slip and fall claims against O'Reilly

By John Suayan | Apr 2, 2019

HOUSTON – An auto parts retailer is facing a slip and fall lawsuit from a shopper, according to recent Harris County District Court records.

Total Safety sued following truck driver’s collision, Cali resident seeks more than $1M in damages

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2019

HOUSTON – A California resident is seeking more than $1 million in damages for injuries he suffered when a Total Safety U.S. truck driver allegedly caused an automobile collision nearly two years ago.

Dallas firm Friedman & Feiger sues trio of area law firms for malpractice in case involving country singer's wife

By John Suayan | Apr 2, 2019

DALLAS – The law firm Friedman & Feiger, LLP in Dallas accuses an area county judge and his practice of poor representation in a case involving the spouse of a legendary country singer.

No proof terminated officer is actually Hispanic, Texas justices toss discrimination claim

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2019

HOUSTON – An officer who identified himself as white in the first years of his employment lost a discrimination claim on appeal, as Texas justices found his Hispanic heritage was in dispute.

A fight! A fight! Two law firms are fighting!

By The Record | Apr 2, 2019

The Germans have a gift for neology. They coin some of the most esoteric- and funny-sounding words – like weltschmerz, fahrvergnügen, and schadenfreude. When you find out what they mean, you recognize the concepts immediately and wonder why there aren’t words for them in English, which would facilitate talking about such things.

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Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.

Chip Ferguson recovers confidential 7-figure settlement in I-10 commercial vehicle crash

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2019

BEAUMONT - Paul ‘Chip’ Ferguson, founder of The Ferguson Law Firm, has concluded a lawsuit for the adult children whose parents were killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10. The settlement was, according to Ferguson, for a substantial, 7-figure amount.

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