News from January 2019

Houston federal court receives home invasion suit

By John Suayan | Jan 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A state district lawsuit pinning a 2016 home invasion on ADT Security Services, Inc. is now under federal jurisdiction.

Multi-family property management company fired district manager for discrimination complaints, suit alleges

By John Suayan | Jan 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A multi-family property management company is alleged in a Harris County man’s state district lawsuit to have terminated the plaintiff for complaining about race and age discrimination.

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Jan 4, 2019

Jan. 3 MARSHALL DIVISION 2:19-cv-00004-JRG HAWK TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, LLC V. WHITESBORO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Houston Astros seek to collect on sponsorship agreement with Nola Poboys

By David Yates | Jan 4, 2019

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros have filed a petition to confirm an arbitration award against the Nola Poboys Franchise.

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Edelson wins order to dig deeper into Bandas firm, to broaden lawsuit over 'professional' class action objectors

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 4, 2019

Edelson P.C., one of Chicago’s most prominent class action law firms has won the chance to dig deeper into the practices of a group of lawyers it has accused of extorting payments from the Bandas Law Firm and other lawyers by acting as “professional” class action settlement objectors, as the firm seeks to unearth further evidence it believes will lead to an injunction to effectively shut down its rival.

Property owner alleges De Jesus Remodeling failed to complete Harvey-related repairs

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston consumer alleges a contractor she hired to repair damages caused by Hurricane Harvey walked off of the job.

Aldine Independent School District teacher files discrimination suit

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 7, 2019

HOUSTON – An African-American teacher has filed a suit against Aldine Independent School District over allegations she was treated less favorably than employees who are not black.

Former Shell U.S. Hosting employee files suit over discrimination allegations

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston resident is seeking more than $1 million from his former employer over allegations of discrimination based on national origin.

Individuals seek more than $200,000 from Eagle Tire and Auto over I-35 crash

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 7, 2019

HOUSTON – Customers of a Houston tire shop allege the company's failure to tighten the wheels on their vehicle caused an auto accident in San Antonio.

Former employee alleges Air Filters failed to provide advance notice of termination

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges his former employer failed to provide advance notice of his termination as required by a contract.

North Texas Filipino cultural group claims ex-members defamed it to others, including Philippine government official

By John Suayan | Jan 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A Filipino cultural organization based in North Texas and two of its leaders have filed a state district defamation lawsuit against a pair of ex-group members who reside in Richmond.

Court records: basketball coach's wrongful termination suit set for jury trial in early 2020

By John Suayan | Jan 7, 2019

TYLER – A jury trial has been set for a basketball coach’s wrongful termination lawsuit against a historically black liberal arts college in East Texas, Tyler federal court records show.

Harris County Attorney Ryan encourages awareness of revised sexually oriented business regulations

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2019

A revised Harris County ordinance regulating Sexually Oriented Businesses (SOB’s) went into effect Jan. 1 and will apply to areas of unincorporated Harris County.

Klein settles defamation suit against him – plaintiffs sought $8M in damages

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – A settlement has purportedly been reached in a defamation lawsuit brought by a Mexican woman claiming Philip Klein, a PI and blogger out of Beaumont, harassed her for years.

Shopper alleges item in aisle at Aldi location caused him to trip

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County resident alleges he was injured at a grocery store because of an object that was "sticking out" in an aisle.

Appellate court affirms trial court ruling in suit between property owners, State Farm Lloyds over hail damage

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has affirmed a trial court's ruling involving a breach of contract claim filed against State Farm over a claim for hail damage.

Appeals court upholds expunction request by former teacher who pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court affirmed a request by a former teacher that his arrest records be expunged after he pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor.

Bertini busted for barratry

By The Record | Jan 8, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Bertini must not have warned their son, Christopher, about the dangers of hanging out with the wrong crowd. Either that or he forgot the lesson.

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