News from April 2019

Harris County judge may lose seat for seeking higher office

By Scott Holland | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON — Dress for the job you want, but do not apply for a new position before checking to see if you have to leave your current post first.

Hospital asserts part owner pocketed 'at least' $450K, sues for repayment

By John Suayan | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Fort Bend County hospital is suing a part owner and her business for alleged theft.

Daughter alleges mother died due to nursing home's medical negligence

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a Houston nursing home, alleging her mother died due to medical negligence.

Consumer alleges debt collection agency sought to harass and intimidate

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County woman is filing a class action lawsuit against a debt collection agency, alleging harassment and intimidation.

Health care team accused of causing man's death

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON — A Cameron County woman is suing health care professionals, alleging a man was caused to die due to medical complications.

Visitor blames Houston townhome for trip, fall on damaged steps

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON — A Bexar County woman is suing a Houston townhome, alleging that she was caused to trip and fall on damaged steps.

Delivery driver alleges Amazon failed to pay for overtime hours

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman filed a class action lawsuit against Amazon, alleging she was not paid for the hours worked overtime.

Neighbor alleges she was attacked by dangerous dog

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

HOUSTON — A Cypress woman is suing a family, alleging she was attacked by a dangerous dog.

Motorist alleges Galveston County employee caused crash

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

GALVESTON — A Galveston County woman is suing the county, alleging she was struck by a negligent driver who worked for the defendant.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Melko Reappointed to Houston Bar Association’s Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section Council

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

Partner John Melko was reappointed to the Houston Bar Association’s Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section Council.

Truck leasing company sues law firms for $29M, alleges defendants concealed cocaine level of driver

By John Suayan | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – Attorney George W. Long, of Odessa, has a filed a $29 million state district lawsuit for a truck leasing company that alleges two firms mishandled a 2006 wrongful death case against it, recent Harris County District Court records show.

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Beware of even the fine print, attorneys warn of ALI's insurance law Restatement

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 8, 2019

Beware of even the fine print, attorneys warn of ALI's insurance law Restatement

Farmer asks federal judge to junk fertilizer supplier's default judgment

By John Suayan | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – Attorney John V. Mastriani of the Mastriani Law Firm in Houston has filed a federal lawsuit for a Texas farmer who alleges a fertilizer supplier wrongfully won a default judgment against him.

Adding disclaimers to legal advertising is a good idea

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

If you enjoy watching commercials for legal services, Texas is the place to be. Over a six-month period last year, TV viewers in our three largest media markets got to watch nearly 200,000 of these ads.

KMCO hit with suit over deadly chemical blaze, Lanier Law Firm representing injured plant workers

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – Three workers who were injured in an explosion at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby filed suit against the company on Monday, alleging that negligent practices caused the blast that injured them and killed another worker.

Woman returning milk slips on milk in milk aisle, sues Walmart

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

BEAUMONT – While returning a thing of milk, Jeanette Sullivan slipped on some milk in the milk aisle.

Woman sues Houston Astros, claims Orbit injured her finger with ‘bazooka style’ t-shirt cannon

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A woman is claiming the Houston Astros acted with “an attitude of conscious indifference” for the “welfare” of fans by firing free t-shirts at them.

DYKEMA GOSSETT: Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Dykema’s 6th Annual Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations

By Press release submission | Apr 9, 2019

Dykema, a national law firm and the leading law firm in dental services, is proud to announce that Boxing Hall of Famer, Olympic Champion and bestselling author Sugar Ray Leonard will serve as the keynote speaker at Dykema’s 6thAnnual Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations, which is set to take place at The Omni Dallas Hotel from July 10-12, 2019.

OFFICE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR: Governor Abbott Announces Grant Funding To Support Border Security Operations in Texas

By Press release submission | Apr 9, 2019

Governor Greg Abbott announced $4.7 million in federal Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG) funding to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies along the border.

MCCATHERN PLLC: McCathern Sponsors Ryan Siddique Memorial Golf Tournament

By Press release submission | Apr 9, 2019

Four members of the McCathern Law Firm, Jesse Cromwell, Jesse Hoffman, Brett Chisum, and Joey Sampson, enjoyed a day of golf at the Cowboys Gold Club as McCathern sponsored the Ryan Siddique Scholarship Fund, which works to provide financial scholarships and support services to students diagnosed with epilepsy.

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