News from February 2019

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.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Feb 8, 2019

Feb. 4 MARSHALL DIVISION 2:19-cv-00037-JRG IMPLICIT, LLC V. JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.

From Pennsylvania Record

No jackpot in first Philadelphia talc trial; Judge rules plaintiff has no evidence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.

BOYARMILLER: Houston Evolves as a Gateway Market and Regional Industrial Hub; Real Estate Experts at BoyarMiller Forum Cite Changes in Consumer Behavior, Mobility as Key Future Issues

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Experts in Houston’s commercial and industrial real estate sectors agree that the city has evolved as a gateway market and will continue to attract overseas capital investment this year.

FISH & RICHARDSON: Fish & Richardson Elevates 11 Attorneys to Principal

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Fish & Richardson has elevated 11 attorneys to principal at the firm, effective January 1, 2019.

MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE: McGinnis Lochridge Expands International Trade and Transactions Practice Group With Addition of Jamie Joiner and Lindsey Roskopf

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

McGinnis Lochridge announced today the growth of the firm’s International Trade and Transactions Practice Group with the addition of Jamie Joiner and Lindsey Roskopf, one of the state’s leading attorney teams focusing on international trade law, including export controls, sanctions, and customs matters.

LANIER LAW FIRM: Former State Appellate Court Judge Harvey Brown Joins the Lanier Law Firm

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Harvey Brown, a former state appeals court judge and former state district court judge in Harris County, has joined The Lanier Law Firm.

Harris County couple alleges 'malicious statements' were posted about them on Nextdoor

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County couple alleges that a resident of same neighborhood where they reside posted false statements about them on an application.

Ohmstede alleges Plant Process Equipment owes more than $1 million for materials

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 11, 2019

GALVESTON – A Jefferson County heat exchanger fabrication and maintenance company alleges a Galveston County company failed to pay it for materials it supplied.

Court docs: egg supplier subjected Hispanic workers to 'objectively hostile and abusive work environment'

By John Suayan | Feb 11, 2019

SHERMAN – The Equal Justice Center and Transnational Worker Rights Clinic has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three individuals who claim that they were subjected to “an objectively hostile and abusive work environment” as employees of Mahard Egg Farm, Inc., and Mahard Pullet Farms, Inc.

Painter injured in fall from ladder alleges Hybrid One Construction failed to provide safe place to work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man has filed a suit against his employer after he was injured in a fall from a ladder while painting at a Houston job site.

Man sues self-storage rental business over waterlogged possessions

By John Suayan | Feb 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man’s state district lawsuit faults a self-storage rental business for allowing the purported destruction of his personal belongings.

Pump'd Nutrition allegedly failed to disclose location was operating at deficit

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A man alleges he entered into a contract to operate a gourmet coffee, tea and smoothie shop without being informed the store was operating at a deficit.

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