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.
The following cases categorized as "contract: consumer/commercial debt" cases were on the docket in the Jefferson County District Court on April 1. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:
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.