News from February 2019

Ex-NRG worker's suit: company failed to address customer who allegedly masturbated in front of him

By John Suayan | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – Matthew Venghaus, of Humble, alleges in a federal lawsuit against NRG Energy, Inc. that his termination from the company for supposedly having a side plumbing job was a retaliatory act.

Appeals court revives injured temp worker's lawsuit against Waste Management of Texas

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

AUSTIN – A state appeals court recently revived an injured garbage truck temporary employee's lawsuit, saying questions remain about whether the worker was a Houston-based garbage service's employee under the state's workers' compensation rules.

State appeals court dismisses overflow claims against Athens, water authority

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

TYLER – A state appeals court has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the city of Athens and its water authority by three area residents who claim their homes and properties were damaged by water treatment overflows in 2015 and 2016.

Court reverses decision in home buyers' case against I-20 Team Real Estate over home's history of flooding

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 27, 2019

TYLER – An appeals court has reversed a trial court's ruling that dismissed a negligence claim filed by homeowners against a real estate company.

FedEx, others sued for more than $200,000 in damages by forklift driver over injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A forklift driver is suing FedEx and its driver over allegations he was injured when a truck moved away from the dock without notice and caused the forklift to fall.

US Viet Hoa Food employee alleges unsafe work environment caused fall while stocking shelves

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – An employee of a Houston Asian food market alleges an unsafe work environment caused him to fall and injure his back and legs.

Suit filed against Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies over collision with forklift's load, vehicle

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – The alleged negligence of a fork lift driver is blamed for injuries in a collision with a vehicle in Harris County.

Harris County couple alleges Phaze One Entertainment failed to refund $2,000 deposit

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County couple alleges their deposit was not refunded by an events center after damages caused by Hurricane Harvey prevented them from having their event there.

Patient of The Woodlands plastic surgeon files suit over alleged injuries from breast implant surgery

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A patient has filed suit against a plastic surgeon in The Woodlands over allegations that she was injured by a breast implant surgery.

Estate representative alleges Icon Hospital failed to properly monitor decedent

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – An estate representative of a late Harris County woman alleges that a rehabilitation center failed to properly monitor and provide care to her.

Property owner alleges Calderon Roofing & Remodeling failed to complete project

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston property owner alleges a contractor failed to complete work on home and refused to refund his money.

Former Flexpipe Systems employee files age discrimination suit over termination

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston man has filed a complaint against his former employer over allegations his age was a factor in his termination.

Los Cucos Mexican Cafe patron alleges water on restroom floor caused fall, broken arm

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges a fall at a restaurant in the city caused a broken arm.

Woman alleges unsecured carpet at Lotus Square Community apartment caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A Pasadena woman alleges she was injured at an apartment complex because of an unsecured carpet.

Watercrest at Kingwood resident alleges facility failed to clean liquid on restroom floor that caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A resident of an independent living retirement community in Kingwood alleges she sustained fractures to her leg in a fall in a restroom.

At Home Stores customer seeks more than $100,000 over alleged injuries caused by chair collapse

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 27, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston At Home store customer alleges she was injured when an office chair she was testing collapsed.

BUTLER SNOW: Scott K. Field to Moderate Panel at Texas Aggie Bar Association’s 20th Annual Conference

By Press release submission | Feb 28, 2019

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Scott K. Field will moderate a panel at the Texas Aggie Bar Association’s 20thAnnual Conference March 1-2 in College Station, Texas.

Worker sues waste company after fall from truck

By John Suayan | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – Sofia E. Bruera of the Bruera Law Firm, PLLC in Houston filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a Texas man who says that he fell from a waste removal truck last year, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Chemical burn to arm prompts customer to sue hair salon

By John Suayan | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that she suffered a chemical burn during a hair appointment almost two years ago, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Democrat congressman signs 'modified' contingency contract to keep financial stake in Texas lawsuit

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2019

McALLEN – Only three months ago, a sitting member of Congress signed a “modified” contingency fee contract to represent Hidalgo County in a construction defect lawsuit – a possible ethics violation.

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