News from April 2019

Man says finger injury sustained while cleaning Harvey-ravaged apartments resulted in partial amputation

By John Suayan | Apr 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges in a state district lawsuit that an injury he sustained while helping clean a northeast Houston apartment complex following one of the worst hurricanes to hit the area in recent memory resulting in him undergoing an amputation.

Rear-end collision on SW Freeway in Houston yields lawsuit

By John Suayan | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – Harris County residents Miguel and Alejandra Olmos have filed a lawsuit in response to an alleged late 2017 two-vehicle accident with a taxicab.

Poo in pool suit against 24 Hour Fitness now a federal case

By John Suayan | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A lawsuit claiming that a 24 Hour Fitness member contracted a severe bacterial infection as a result of a poorly maintained public swimming pool recently switched jurisdictions.

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Another state rejects ALI's controversial insurance Restatement; North Dakota joins Ohio as other states mull similar moves

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – State opposition to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance continues to accumulate, as North Dakota recently passed a law striking down the document and Arkansas introduced similar legislation in its state senate.

Worker alleges employer's negligence led to fall from ladder

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON — A McLennan County man is suing a Houston business, alleging he fell from a ladder due to negligence.

Patient alleges doctor's medical negligence nearly led to death

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON — A Montgomery County man is suing a Bellaire doctor, alleging repeated negligence nearly led to the plaintiff's death.

Customer accuses AT&T of harassing her for debt collection

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON — A Montgomery County woman is suing AT&T, alleging she was harassed for debt collection.

Employee alleges gas station, convenience store operator failed to pay overtime wages

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing the operator of gas stations and convenience stores, alleging failure to pay overtime wages.

Two suits already filed against KMCO over deadly explosion - Brent Coon, Arnold & Itkin handling cases

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – In a span of 48 hours, two lawsuits have been brought against KMCO over the chemical explosion that killed one worker and injured at least two others at the company’s Crosby plant.

Ship worker alleges collision of 2 vessels caused injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON — A Jones Act seaman from Louisiana is suing his employer, alleging he was injured when two vessels collided.

Daughter alleges assisted living home's negligence caused mother's death die due to repeated falls

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing an assisted living home, alleging her mother was caused to die due to repeated falls.

Georgia customer alleges Texas business failed to uphold contract terms

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON — A Georgia woman is suing a Texas corporation, alleging it failed to uphold contract terms.

Tobacco fee battle between Florida attorneys ends up in Texas court, enforcement of agreement with lawsuit lender sought

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A battle over fees between two Florida attorneys has found its way into a Texas Court.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019

Apr. 3 SHERMAN DIVISION 4:19-cv-00249-ALM-KPJ JENAM TECH, LLC V. LG ELECTRONICS, INC. ET AL

Woman seeks damages from Friendswood residents following canine attack

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019

GALVESTON – Patrick O’Hara of the O’Hara Law Firm in Houston has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Galveston County woman who alleges a canine bit her in various parts of her body.

Woman faults auto glass shop for post-Christmas trip and fall incident

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A local woman alleges that a post-Christmas visit to an auto glass shop in northeast Houston resulted in a trip and fall, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Court docs slam Texas Southern University for paying female former assistant dean less than male counterpart

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A federal lawsuit claims that a local historically black university discriminated against a former assistant dean because of her gender.

Women's suit alleges for-profit med school failed to pay plaintiffs overtime

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON – Shelly M. Davis-Smith of The Davis Law Firm in Houston has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two former for-profit medical school employees who claim they were not given overtime pay.

Sons sue Irish pub, Mexican restaurant over father's death in motorcycle crash

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019

GALVESTON — The sons of a man who perished in a motorcycle accident in League City more than a year ago have pursued legal action against the establishments they assert served him alcoholic beverages before his death.

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