News from February 2019

Starbucks employee alleges fall was caused by company's failure to maintain floors in safe condition

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas man alleges he was injured while working at a Starbucks location after falling in the restroom.

Praxair worker alleges berm constructed by Trey Industries caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 28, 2019

GALVESTON – A Santa Fe man alleges he was caused to fall because a berm was constructed too close to a fixed ladder.

Worker seeks more than $1 million from Trinidad Drilling over brain injury

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – A worker who sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was hit on the head by a tank's hatch at a site in Odessa alleges the site's operators failed to supervise activities at the site.

Walgreens customer alleges parking barrier that caused fall was not marked

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – A patron of a Houston pharmacy alleges its failure to mark a parking barrier caused her to trip and hit her face on the concrete.

Texas Supreme Court ruling on attorney-client privilege can benefit insurers, says attorney

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2019

AUSTIN - The Supreme Court of Texas recently ruled in favor of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) regarding attorney-client privilege, a decision that can benefit insurance companies involved in litigation, according to one attorney.

Jack in the Box faces sexual harassment suit from former employee

By John Suayan | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – Alleging that he was subjected to a “sexually hostile work environment” when he used to work for Jack in the Box, Pearland resident Alejandro Delapaz has pursued legal action against the San Diego-based fast food restaurant chain.

Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

By SE Texas Submission | Feb 28, 2019

Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.

Academy shopper accuses employee of threatening, attacking him in front of young son

By John Suayan | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man says in a state district lawsuit that he was physically attacked at an Academy store at the beginning of the year.

Worker attributes ATV accident to employer's failure to provide training

By John Suayan | Feb 28, 2019

HOUSTON – Claiming that he was injured in an on the job accident with an all-terrain vehicle, Texas resident Christopher Garcia has brought a state district lawsuit against his employer.

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