News from January 2019

Homeowner alleges floors installed by 1516 Construction Services have buckled and need replaced

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges new floors in her house need to be replaced because they were not properly installed.

Cat5 Resources alleged to owe workers overtime pay

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 9, 2019

BEAUMONT – A disaster recovery services business is alleged to have failed to pay workers for their overtime work.

Shopper alleges liquid on floor of Walmart caused fall, injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 9, 2019

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman alleges she was injured at a Walmart in Beaumont because of liquid on the floor.

Texas attorney loses bid in 14th Court of Appeals to have suspended license restored

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas attorney has lost a bid to have his suspended license restored by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

Court docs: fast food worker erroneously paid $28K, refuses to remit funds to Popeyes

By John Suayan | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A state district lawsuit accuses a fast food employee of failing to pay his employer wages he was erroneously paid.

Appeals court remands case over auto collision involving Houston police officer back to trial court

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas woman has won an appeal against the city of Houston in her case over a traffic collision with a police officer.

LTE Submission RE: Hail attorney indicted on charges of insurance fraud, barratry and money laundering

By Karen Easterling | Jan 9, 2019

It’s unfortunate that some individuals are continuing to take advantage and profit off of others when they are most vulnerable— following an accident or a weather-related event. Barratry, commonly referred to as “ambulance chasing,” has been illegal for years. And even with new threats of harsher penalties, this practice still exists.

Customer seeks $1 million from Advanced Roofing Solutions over allegedly leaky roof

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston homeowner is seeking more than $1 million over an allegedly leaky roof from the business who installed it.

Woman asserts daycare subjected son to physical abuse

By John Suayan | Jan 10, 2019

GALVESTON – A Galveston County woman is suing a Bay Area Houston daycare facility on allegations it subjected her son to abuse.

Mother says lack of security at Subway restaurant cause of son's 2017 shooting death

By John Suayan | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An early 2017 shooting at a Subway restaurant which claimed the life of a male employee is the subject of a woman’s state district lawsuit.

Malfunctioning elevator caused man to suffer anxiety attack, suit asserts

By John Suayan | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – Claiming that he suffered an anxiety attack as a result of a bad elevator ride, Harris County resident Dejuan Davis has filed a lawsuit.

Tenant alleges parking lot at RU Real Estate Holdings property caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – A Pasadena man is seeking more than $200,000 from the owner of a parking lot after he was injured in a fall while he was walking to his car.

14th Court of Appeals remands claim against doctor, citing 'deficiencies' in expert reports

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has reversed in part a lower court's ruling in a suit involving The Methodist Hospital and a physician over allegations a patient was administered the wrong anesthesia.

Part of former TSU law student's suit over dismissal from school remanded

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has reversed part of a trial court's decision that dismissed a former law student's claims against Texas Southern University over his dismissal from law school.

Austin TV station raises First Amendment argument in Houston woman's defamation suit

By John Suayan | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An Austin television station has challenged a local woman’s defamation lawsuit against it, recent Harris County District Court records indicate.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Houston Named a ‘Top Workplace’ for 9th Consecutive Year

By Press release submission | Jan 10, 2019

The Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle.

Robbing Beyoncé Blind: The ADA litigation monster continues to run amok

By Mark Pulliam | Jan 10, 2019

Is it Beyoncé’s fault that some of her fans are blind? Is the performer a “public accommodation,” like a hotel, restaurant, or department store? Is it society’s obligation to rectify all misfortunes in life’s lottery? These questions may seem silly, but they lie at the heart of a cottage industry of abusive class-action litigation against websites pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a well-intentioned but poorly conceived—and horribly drafted—law that continues to generate unintended consequences decades following its passage in 1990. Computer users afflicted with various disabilities—blind consumers seem especially litigious—regularly sue companies hosting websites that allegedly aren’t sufficiently “accommodating” of their condition. Beyoncé and her website (beyonce.com), through her management company, became their latest target.

Woman claims cryotherapy session left her with burns to her feet

By John Suayan | Jan 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A cryotherapy session gone wrong has prompted a Harris County woman to pursue legal action.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

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