News from April 2019

Galveston bar sued over death of cyclist files original answer

By John Suayan | Apr 2, 2019

GALVESTON – The defendant in a February wrongful death lawsuit arising from a single-vehicle accident last year that claimed the life of a bicyclist has issued a formal response to the allegations against it, recent Galveston County District Court records show.

BRYAN CAVE: Massey to Present at Aviation Law Section Mid-Year Meeting

By Press release submission | Apr 3, 2019

Irvine Partner Shalem Massey will present as a featured speaker March 29 at the State Bar of Texas Aviation Law Section Mid-Year Meeting in Irving, Texas.

Uber pushes back against rider's lawsuit over alleged assault by driver

By John Suayan | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Sued almost two months ago after one of its drivers allegedly assaulted a female passenger, Uber Technologies, Inc. recently pushed back against the rider’s lawsuit.

First responder files wrongful termination suit, citing age discrimination

By John Suayan | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Attorney Woodrow Epperson, of Kerrville, has filed a state district lawsuit on behalf of a man who asserts that Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48 terminated him because of his age.

Woman says machine shop fired her because of medical condition affecting hip joint

By John Suayan | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A local machine shop is accused of terminating a woman with a medical condition affecting her hip, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Worker sues custom home builder after accident with grinder tool

By John Suayan | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Claiming that he was injured while using a grinder tool at a construction site in Richmond, Harris County resident Misraym Garcia has pursued legal action.

Arnold & Itkin scores $841K verdict following personal injury trial against Schindler Elevator

By David Yates | Apr 3, 2019

BEAUMONT – For than a week, jurors heard testimony on whether Schindler Elevator was responsible for a man’s injuries. On April 2, they concluded the company was indeed negligent, handing down a verdict worth more than $841,000 in damages.

Employee alleges Amazon failed to pay for overtime hours

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON — A delivery driver is suing Amazon, alleging she was not paid for overtime hours worked.

CPA accuses business partner of fraud

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON — A certified public accountant is suing her business partner, alleging fraud.

Ship steward alleges employer's negligence led to fall on stairs

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

GALVESTON — A Georgia man is suing a shipping company, alleging he injured injury due a fall on stairs aboard a ship.

Rosenberg police sergeant alleges termination violated procedural due process

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON — A police sergeant is suing his department, alleging he was terminated in violation of procedural due process.

Visitor alleges she was injured by falling door in public restroom

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON — A visitor is suing owners of a Houston building, alleging she was injured when a bathroom stall door fell and struck her.

Mother alleges medical team negligently caused her baby to die

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

GALVESTON — A mother is suing a Galveston health care team, alleging they caused her baby to die due to medical negligence.

Welder alleges Colorado company failed to pay overtime

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON — A Colroado man is filing a class action lawsuit against his employer, alleging that he was not paid for overtime hours worked.

Construction company owner alleges Houston customer owes $15,000 for completed work

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

GALVESTON — A construction company owner is suing a Houston client, alleging he was not paid more than $15,000 for work completed.

Customer alleges shopping plaza's negligence caused fall

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing the property owners of a Houston shopping plaza, alleging he was caused to slip and fall due to negligence of the management.

Construction company alleges Santa Fe couple owe more than $20,000

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

GALVESTON — A construction company is suing a Santa Fe customer, alleging it was not paid more than $20,000, for completed work.

A tool for transparency or weapon for big business? HB 2096 seeks to disclose litigation funding in Texas

By David Yates | Apr 3, 2019

AUSTIN – The Texas Legislature is currently considering a bill that, if enacted, would require disclosure of third-party litigation funding in all civil actions.

Employee alleges gay discrimination

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing his employer, alleging that he was discriminated against for being gay.

Lawsuit: H-E-B did not warn customer about empty pallet in aisle

By John Suayan | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Leah Pyra, of Harris County, blames San Antonio-based H-E-B for a trip and fall she reportedly experienced at the defendant’s store in northwest Houston.

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