News from January 2019

JONES DAY: Shamoil T. Shipchandler, SEC Regional Director, joins Jones Day in Dallas

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Securities and Exchange Commission senior official Shamoil T. Shipchandler will join the Firm's Dallas Office as a partner in its Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice at the end of February.

HUSCH BLACKWELL: Husch Blackwell Adds Three Partners in Houston

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Husch Blackwell LLP issued the following announcement on Jan. 28.Robert Eckels, Arturo Michel and Sandy Hellums-Gomez join the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

Woman sues The Salvation Army over trip and fall

By John Suayan | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman is suing The Salvation Army for injuries she allegedly sustained last year at one of its facilities.

Former T&T Offshore employee seeks declaration noncompetition provision is uneforceable

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 30, 2019

GALVESTON – A former employee of a Galveston County company alleges a noncompetition provision in an agreement he signed has made it difficult to obtain a new job.

Walmart employee blames retailer for injuries to shoulder, rotator cuff

By John Suayan | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A Walmart employee has brought a personal injury lawsuit against the Arkansas-based retailer.

Man alleges wall safe was stolen from motorhome while in possession of BE Property Management

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 30, 2019

GALVESTON – A Harris County resident alleges he has been damaged in an amount between $100,000 and $200,000 because of damages his motorhome incurred when it was broken into while in a business's possession.

Performance Maintenance Service alleges insurance agent drafted incorrect policy

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A cleaning and maintenance service provider alleges its insurance agent failed to provide it with an appropriate insurance policy.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock employee seeks $1 million over injuries allegedly caused by falling pipe

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A Starr County resident alleges he was injured while working and his employer failed to provide him maintenance and cure.

Lawsuit: harness failure led to worker's fall from roof at construction site

By John Suayan | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A worker’s fall from a roof at a construction site in Oklahoma almost two years ago is the subject of a state district lawsuit.

Service Lloyds Insurance alleges Taylor's Mechanical & Piping Solutions owes more than $4,000

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 30, 2019

GALVESTON – An insurance company alleges a business failed to pay the balance of the premiums due under an insurance policy.

Woman files suit against Home Depot USA over injuries allegedly caused by metal hook

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured at a home improvement store by a metal hook and incurred thousands in medical expenses.

Choice Windows alleges it is owed more than $5,000 for 21 windows

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 30, 2019

GALVESTON – A League City company alleges it was not paid in full by a customer for windows.

State rep. files Harvey suit against Farmers, Daly & Black representing her

By David Yates | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – A member of the Texas House of Representatives is suing an insurance company for not paying her what she believes was owed on a Hurricane Harvey claim.

4th District Court of Appeals: Trial court did not err, abuse discretion in breach of contract case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – An appellate court has upheld a lower court's decision in a breach of contract case, ruling that the appellant did not timely plead his affirmative defense of limitations.

Court reverses judgment that awarded NEC Networks $6,000 in damages in contract dispute case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio appellate court has reversed some judgment awards in a contract dispute case.

Fort Worth appellate court upholds summary judgment in health care liability case over eye surgery

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

FORT WORTH – Thanks to a plaintiff’s own concession concerning a discovery rule, the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Appellate District of Texas at Fort Worth upheld a ruling from a lower court that granted the appellees' motion for summary judgment on Jan. 17.

Parties seek to continue trial setting in case between Gulf Coast Electric, Morganti Texas

By David Yates | Jan 30, 2019

BEAUMONT — An agreed motion for continuance was recently filed in a breach of contract suit brought by a Jefferson County electric business against a contractor.

Allstate non-suited following jury verdict of $183K in JC

By David Yates | Jan 30, 2019

BEAUMONT – Recently filed court records show Allstate Fire and Casualty was non-suited from a lawsuit a month after a jury delivered a verdict of more than $183,000 in damages against the insurance company.

Patient sues ambulance service after stretcher gives way

By John Suayan | Jan 30, 2019

HOUSTON – Claiming that she was injured at the end of an ambulance ride last year, Harris County resident Opal Schendel has filed a lawsuit.

Pedestrian sues motorist over collision near college

By John Suayan | Jan 31, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman claims in a state district lawsuit that she was struck by a motorist two years ago near San Jacinto College South campus.

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