News from February 2019

Woman seeks more than $1 million from Cinemark over alleged injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Dickinson woman alleges she was injured at a Pasadena movie theater because of a "dangerous" condition there.

Project engineer alleges DAE & Associates owes unpaid overtime wages

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A project engineer for a geotechnical engineering firm based in Houston alleges he was not paid at the correct rate for overtime work.

Sanchez's suit won’t hold water

By The Record | Feb 5, 2019

Orlando Sanchez thinks the Houston Independent School District (HISD) should be taken over and run by our state government. The former Harris County treasurer said so late last year during a press conference at Northwest Mall across from HISD HQ.

Suit against Worldwide Autotainment improperly served, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Worldwide Autotainment Inc., ruling the lawsuit was not served properly.

Court affirms ruling in Tarantino Properties' favor in suit filed by tenant over glass injuries

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a tenant in her suit against a Houston Housing Authority apartment complex.

One Problem in the Workplace Nobody is Talking About: Weight Discrimination

By Tom Spiggle | Feb 5, 2019

Imagine how you’d feel if you didn’t get a promotion because of your religion or skin color. The only good news would be that you could probably sue your employer for discrimination.

Appeals court reverses summary judgment in Index Brook case, says it failed to establish appellants' bad faith

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against PEM Offshore Inc. and Philips Matthew, saying appellee Index Brook LTD failed to prove appellants’ bad faith or callous disregard for the rules in a breach of contract case over the purchase of shares.

DLA PIPER: Richard Cheng joins DLA Piper's Corporate practice in Dallas

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

DLA Piper announced today that Richard Cheng has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in Dallas.

Allstate hit with back-to-back plaintiff verdicts in JC court, awards total more than $212K

By David Yates | Feb 5, 2019

BEAUMONT – Allstate didn’t fare to well at the Jefferson County courthouse in January, as the insurance company was hit with back-to-back plaintiff verdicts.

Popular breakfast spot named in diner's slip and fall suit

By John Suayan | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A local woman claims that a breakfast date with friends at a popular restaurant was ruined when she slipped and fell, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Invitee alleges leaky vent at 24 Hour Fitness facility caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was injured at a Houston gym because of water on the floor from a HVAC vent.

Former Perry Homes employee claims he was terminated in retaliation after reporting alleged violations

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was terminated in retaliation for objecting to the practices of his former employer.

Crewmember seeks damages from Edison Chouest Offshore over fall on vessel

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A Louisiana seaman alleges he was injured while working on a vessel owned by Houston companies because of a rug or mat.

Property owners allege Majestic Stone performed 'shoddy work'

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston business is alleged to have performed defective work at a Webster property.

Ross Dress for Less employee alleges she was injured while stocking shelves

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A woman alleges she was injured while stocking shelves for her department store employer and is seeking more than $200,000 in monetary relief.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Growth of its Corporate Practice with the Addition of Carlos Treistman in Houston

By Press release submission | Feb 6, 2019

Respected Texas corporate standout Carlos Treistman has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Houston.

Collision shop employee alleges injuries from exploding tire

By John Suayan | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A north Houston collision shop and its proprietor have been sued by an employee who claims that he was injured by an exploding tire last year.

Federal judge to decide whether to remand case against Harris County judge back to state court

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – As the U.S. Senate considers the Guardianship Accountability Act, a federal judge in Houston is considering the responses to his order for supplemental briefing in a case against a Harris County judge over the 2014 death of a woman in a nursing home.

'Uh-oh': man takes medical spa to court over laser hair removal burns

By John Suayan | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A local man’s trip to a medical spa resulted in him suffering laser burns, a state district lawsuit asserts.

HC Attorney Ryan sues Kuraray for 2018 explosion, alleges Clean Air Act violations

By David Yates | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON - Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit against Kuraray America for violations of the Texas Clean Air Act. The violations allegedly occurred as a result of an explosion and flash fire that occurred at the company’s Pasadena manufacturing plant in May 2018.

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