News from February 2019

Woman alleges CLS Technology employee caused speaker cover to fall on her

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A Fort Bend County resident alleges she was injured by a speaker cover and is seeking damages from a company.

Homeowner alleges debris left by Lowe's Home Centers, others on property caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County homeowner alleges debris left on her property by workers caused her to trip and fall.

Federal lawsuit by mother, daughter demands $2M from state agency for false child abuse investigation

By John Suayan | Feb 4, 2019

HOUSTON – Paul H. LaValle of the Law Offices of Paul Houston LaValle & Associates, P.C. in Texas City has filed a $2 million federal lawsuit against the Texas Department of Family Services and Commissioner Hank Whitman for two Clear Lake women who assert that they were wrongfully investigated by the defendants, recent Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas records show.

Woman who underwent Brazilian Butt Lift surgery files med-mal suit, pins subsequent paralysis on post-op 'hotel'

By John Suayan | Feb 4, 2019

DALLAS – The law firm Miller Weisbrod in Dallas recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of an Oklahoma couple who allege that the wife was rendered permanently paralyzed as a result of her stay post-operative recovery center two years ago, Dallas County District Court records indicate.

Texas Law Review Joins the Resistance

By Mark Pulliam | Feb 4, 2019

I have reminisced at length about my student days at the University of Texas School of Law (here), and also expressed concern about the leftward drift of the Texas Law Review, on whose editorial board I served during 1979-80 (here). Recent events have only heightened my concerns (here). Specifically, on February 7-8, 2019, the TLR is co-hosting (with the left-leaning American Constitution Society) a constitutional law symposium at the law school, entitled “Reclaiming—and Restoring—Constitutional Norms,” that appears to be little more than an anti-Trump political rally. The announcement is here.

NDC Pharmacy, individual named in suit over closing of pharmacies

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A Grand Prairie man is alleged to have breached an agreement regarding the ownership of pharmacies by closing them.

Pronto Shipping and Packaging Services alleges it was 'forced' to terminate FedEx contract

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston business owner alleges a contract with FedEx caused financial injury.

Mostyn Law sues bank for its cut from Sandy claim

By David Yates | Feb 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A law firm that has handled “tens of thousands” of lawsuits against insurance companies is suing a bank for its expenses and fees owed from a Superstorm Sandy claim.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Strasburger Member Corinne Smith Named to Trinity University Alumni Association Board

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Clark Hill Strasburger Member Corinne Smith has been elected to the Trinity University Alumni Association Board and will serve two, three-year terms effective immediately.

All American Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute patient alleges vein was injured during surgery

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A patient alleges an injury to a vein during a shoulder surgery required further surgery and treatment.

Woman claims security guard at downtown Houston entertainment venue assaulted her

By John Suayan | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas woman claims in a state district lawsuit that she was attacked by a security guard at a downtown Houston entertainment venue more than a year ago.

Former Airtex Valero cashier alleges he was not paid for overtime work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he is owed unpaid wages from his former employers.

Property buyer alleges Rustic Knolls Investments, Thisislivin Properties failed to disclose water system issues

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Katy man alleges he was not informed of problems with a property's plumbing and water system before he purchased it.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Sabrina Jiwani Appointed to Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Sabrina N. Jiwani, an attorney in the firm’s Houston office, has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP).

LOCKE LORD LLP: Former National Health Care System General Counsel Joseph Maher Rejoins Locke Lord in Boston; Past Partner-in-Charge of Firm’s Boston Office Brings Decades of Experience to Health Care Practice Group

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Joseph Maher, who most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Steward Health Care System LLC before announcing in 2018 his intent to retire, has rejoined Locke Lord’s Boston office as Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group.

LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord Again Ranked No. 1 Texas Law Firm Lobby Practice ‎by Capitol Inside; Chair of Firm’s Texas Public Law Section ‎Robert Miller Ranked No. 1 Lobbyist in Texas ‎

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Locke Lord has once again held its position as the No. 1 Texas law firm lobby practice as ranked by Capitol Inside in its biennial Texas Lobby Power Rankings.

Pathology lab employee faults Memorial Hermann, others for exposure to toxins in workspace

By John Suayan | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The Memorial Hermann Health System is facing a state district lawsuit from a pathology laboratory employee who claims that she was exposed to an unlawfully dangerous workspace.

DLA PIPER: Daniel Prieto joins DLA Piper's Restructuring practice in Dallas

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

DLA Piper issued the following announcement on Feb. 1.DLA Piper announced today that Daniel Prieto has joined the firm's Restructuring practice as a partner in Dallas.

Copyright infringement lawsuit: Colo. photographer's image of pirate ship published without his consent

By John Suayan | Feb 5, 2019

GALVESTON – A Colorado photographer alleges that the copyright to his image of a pirate ship at sunset was infringed upon, recent Galveston federal court records show.

Welder files suit against Arena Offshore, others over alleged injuries from swing transfer

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 5, 2019

GALVESTON – A Louisiana man alleges he was injured during a swing transfer from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico to a vessel.

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