News from January 2019

Parishioner brings $5M suit against Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on allegations deacon had 'personal' relationship with wife

By John Suayan | Jan 2, 2019

HOUSTON – Already implicated in the ongoing Roman Catholic sexual abuse scandal, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston was recently sued by a Harris County man who claims that one of its deacons had a personal relationship with his then-spouse.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS AGOSTO & AZIZ: Lawsuit Filed to Determine Division of $1,000,000 Settlement

By Press release submission | Jan 2, 2019

The Norman, Oklahoma Public School District filed a lawsuit this week suing families of teachers and students that were injured in a rollover bus accidentthat occurred in September 2018.

Hail attorney indicted on charges of insurance fraud, barratry and money laundering

By David Yates | Jan 2, 2019

HOUSTON - A Galveston attorney is facing felony charges of insurance fraud, barratry, and money laundering related to several fraudulent hail claim lawsuits.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Leiza Doulghih to present at Texas CLM Hospitality Conference

By Press release submission | Jan 2, 2019

Dallas Partner Leiza Dolghih will join a panel at the CLM Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality conference in Grapevine, TX, on February 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Texcap Financial allegedly continued to call Houston man after he asked it to stop

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston consumer alleges a debt collector trying to collect a debt owed by a family member ignored his requests to stop contacting him.

Lieutenant Blender’s independent sales representative alleges he was not paid for overtime work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

GALVESTON – A McLennan County man alleges his employer owes him unpaid regular and overtime wages.

Engine operator pursues legal action against pallet supplier following collision

By John Suayan | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A purported accident between a train and a tractor-trailer in Polk County last month has resulted in a state district lawsuit.

Harris County sues after exploding Glock injures to deputy

By David Yates | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Last March, a Harris County deputy was allegedly seriously injured when his handgun exploded.

Landscaper blames electrocution on employer, 'poorly maintained' saw

By John Suayan | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A landscaper alleges that he was electrocuted on the job more than a year ago and has sued his employer, recent Harris County District Court records.

Shopper says Wal-Mart loss prevention employee assaulted him without provocation

By John Suayan | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Asserting that he was physically assaulted at a Wal-Mart two years ago, Harris County resident Gary Ratliff has filed a lawsuit against the Arkansas-based discount retailer.

Friendswood couple alleges contractor overbid for jobs

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

GALVESTON – A Friendswood couple alleges a Galveston County contractor charged inflated prices and failed to obtain permits.

Court docs: executive project manager's refusal of superior's romantic dinner request resulted in firing

By John Suayan | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman’s state district lawsuit accuses a medical company specializing in pulmonary disease management of wrongful termination.

Lowe's worker alleges moving plywood at Texas City store caused injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

GALVESTON – A Galveston County man alleges he was injured while working for a home improvement store while moving plywood.

McCollum Builders alleges it is owed more than $50,000 for work on a residence

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

GALVESTON – A Friendswood construction company alleges it was not paid for Hurricane Harvey-related work on a residence.

‘Fen-phen’ plaintiffs lose appeal over Fleming’s cut from $339M settlement

By David Yates | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Around half of the 8,000 plaintiffs George Fleming represented in the “fen-phen” litigation ended up suing the Houston attorney, alleging unreasonable expenses were deducted from the $339 million settlement.

More than $1 million sought from RK Oilfield Services from Dickinson woman over collision

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

GALVESTON – A Dickinson woman is seeking $1 million from an Oklahoma company over alleged injuries sustained in a collision with one of its vehicles.

Former Whole Foods employee attributes foot injury to supermarket chain's decision to remove anti-fatigue mats

By John Suayan | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – An Austin-based supermarket chain known for selling natural and organic foods has been implicated in a former employee’s personal injury lawsuit, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Worker sues Shell Oil, others over injuries sustained during explosion at Louisiana refinery

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A Pearland man alleges he was injured at a Louisiana refinery when a line exploded.

Former Cemex employee alleges overtime rate was not properly calculated

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – A former employee of a manufacturer and distributor of cement and ready-mix concrete alleges his overtime pay was not calculated at the correct rate.

Wood Co. man sues over I-30 collision

By John Suayan | Jan 3, 2019

MARSHALL – An alleged two-vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer along Interstate 30 almost two years ago has prompted a Wood County man to pursue legal action, according to Marshall federal court records.

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