News from February 2019

Denied: Injunction seeking to stop Port Arthur from demolishing Harvey-damaged building

By David Yates | Feb 6, 2019

BEAUMONT – A district judge has denied an injunction seeking to stop the city of Port Arthur from demolishing a building that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

Ferguson Law brings multi-million dollar suits against Pizza Hut for delivery driver collisions

By David Yates | Feb 6, 2019

BEAUMONT – One the same day, The Ferguson Law Firm brought two lawsuits against Pizza Hut, each seeking more than $1 million in damages for automobile collisions allegedly caused by delivery drivers.

Businesses misrepresented shower door's durability to customer, court papers assert

By John Suayan | Feb 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A Montgomery County woman’s state district lawsuit holds three businesses responsible for an allegedly faulty shower door.

Woman alleges water on floor of Nothing Over 99 Cents store caused fall, seeks more than $200,000

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman is seeking more than $200,000 over a fall allegedly caused by water on the floor of a Houston store.

Man attributes problems with jaw to dental procedure

By John Suayan | Feb 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A local man has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a dentist after a procedure two years ago allegedly caused him to have problems with his jaw, recent Harris County District Court records show.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ punishes hedge fund manager who sued drug companies and shorted their stocks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 7, 2019

The Trump Justice Department, following a tougher policy toward dubious False Claims Act lawsuits by private citizens, has moved to dismiss a pair of lawsuits by a former hedge-fund manager who shorted stock in pharmaceutical companies he accused of a wide-ranging price-fixing conspiracy.

Passenger sues Uber after driver allegedly assaults her during ride

By John Suayan | Feb 7, 2019

HOUSTON – An immensely popular rideshare company is the target of a Harris County woman’s state district lawsuit accusing one of its drivers of physical assault.

Whole Foods Market customer seeks more than $1 million over fall allegedly caused by wet floor

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a wet concrete floor at a grocery store caused her to fall.

Lawsuit focuses on woman's purported fall from horse

By John Suayan | Feb 7, 2019

GALVESTON – Stating that she sustained injuries from a horseback riding session almost two years ago, Houston resident Mehrsa Rezaei has filed a lawsuit.

Lawsuit: supermarket ignored physician's restrictions for employee

By John Suayan | Feb 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A local woman has brought a personal injury lawsuit against the supermarket where she worked, claiming that it defied her physician’s restrictions.

Funeral director files suit against employer after falling into unmarked grave at El Paso cemetery

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A funeral director alleges he was injured at an El Paso cemetery when he fell into an unmarked, dug-out grave.

Marriott employee files suit against RIDA Development, Otis Elevator over elevator injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges he was injured while working for a hotel in the city when an elevator he was using unexpectedly dropped at a high rate of speed.

Buyers of North Texas City property allege lien on property was not disclosed

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 8, 2019

GALVESTON – Two Texas City residents are alleged to have misrepresented that a property was free and clear of all liens.

Restaurant operator alleges S.S. Manufacture never performed work to replace vent hood

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 8, 2019

GALVESTON – The owner of the Tipsey Turtle restaurant is seeking the return of $3,000 he paid to a Houston man for work that allegedly was never started.

Consumer alleges Aaron's never repaired refrigerator, unlawfully calls over payments

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 8, 2019

SHERMAN – A Denton County consumer alleges a lease-to-own company failed to send a technician to repair a refrigerator and unlawfully continues to call him to collect a debt related to the appliance agreement.

California truck driver files suit against Empire Truck Lines, others over I-10 collision

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A California truck driver alleges he was injured while traveling in Houston when the brakes of another tractor-trailer failed and caused a collision.

Consumer alleges Collectech Financial Services misrepresented itself in collection calls

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 8, 2019

SHERMAN – A Plano consumer alleges a debt collector misrepresented itself as a hospital in collection calls.

9th District Court of Appeals rules Bliss Builders, man fail to prove arbitrator was partial to plaintiffs

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals in the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont reversed an order that vacated an arbitration award in a fraud case, stating that an alleged friendship between the plaintiff's lawyer and the arbitrator is irrelevant.

Justices find Orange County Building Materials did not owe duty to warn man who tripped on boards

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

BEAUMONT – On Feb. 7, summary judgment for Orange County Building Materials Inc. was affirmed in an appeals court despite Arthur Simpson Jr.’s argument that he presented enough evidence to prove OCBM had a responsibility to issue a warning about any possible risks before he tripped and fell.

Ferguson Law attorney Leger wins $2.94M workplace safety verdict in wrongful death case against Chevron Pipeline

By David Yates | Feb 8, 2019

LOUISIANA - When Jane Leger, a partner at The Ferguson Law Firm, was asked to try a wrongful death case in Louisiana, she faced a challenging federal venue, a case that had been originally dismissed, and an expert witness who blamed her own client.

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