News from March 2019

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Mar 1, 2019

Feb. 25 MARSHALL DIVISION 2:19-cv-00061-JRG LONGHORN HD LLC. V. ADVANTECH CORPORATION

“Judicial Engagement” Is Faux Originalism

By Mark Pulliam | Mar 2, 2019

On February 28, 2019, I was honored to speak at the University of Virginia School of Law, at a day-long program sponsored by the UVA student chapter of the Federalist Society, entitled “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies.” Congratulations to Jenna Adamson (President of the UVA student chapter), her colleagues, and the participating faculty, speakers, and moderators (including Judges Thomas B. Griffith, Diane S. Sykes, and John K. Bush) for planning and executing a terrific event. At lunch, Clark Neily and I debated the topic “Judicial Engagement v. Judicial Restraint: Equally Compatible with Originalism?” The moderator was UVA Professor Lillian BeVier.

Chiropractor sued for alleged sexual assault of medical assistant requests change of venue

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A chiropractor who was sued by his medical assistant almost two months ago for alleged sexual assault has requested that the lawsuit be transferred from Harris County to Brazoria County.

Rider's suit against Uber claims driver 'unexpectedly and unnecessarily' slammed on brakes

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A local man has filed a state district lawsuit against Uber following a ride last year in which he purportedly suffered whiplash.

Diner takes Golden Corral to court over Christmas slip and fall

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – Following an alleged slip and fall last Christmas at a buffet restaurant, Harris County resident Dossie Golden has filed a lawsuit.

Passenger alleges METRO bus driver closed vehicle's doors on her

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A local woman was prompted to sue the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County after she allegedly sustained injuries at the conclusion of a bus ride, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Woman sustains head injury at local club's NYE celebration, files lawsuit

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – The law firm Sullo & Sullo, LLP in Houston has filed a lawsuit against a local nightspot on behalf of a Texas woman who alleges that she suffered a head injury at the establishment during a New Year’s Eve celebration, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Son says Bombshells restaurant responsible for father's death in collision

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A southeast Houston bar and restaurant has been implicated in a Nueces County man’s wrongful death lawsuit.

Claiming injuries during rehearsal, Royal Caribbean performer pursues legal action

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

GALVESTON – A cruise ship performer from Las Vegas is suing her employer in response to a fall more than a year ago, recent Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas records show.

Former employee alleges CHI-St. Luke's Hospital retaliated against her for taking FMLA leave

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A former employee of a medical facility alleges she was retaliated against for taking leave to care for her daughter's medical conditions.

Texas House bill aims to change how state entities procure contingency fee contracts

By David Yates | Mar 4, 2019

AUSTIN – A new piece of legislation is on the table, a bill aiming to change how state agencies procure contingent fee contracts for legal services.

Former Siemens Energy employee alleges race, sex factors in termination

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – An African-American woman alleges her race and sex were factors in her termination from her job with an energy company.

Houston Galleria Mall guest seeks damages from janitorial contractors over fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges she was injured at the Houston Galleria Mall in a fall caused by a wet floor and is seeking damages from the mall's janitorial contractors.

Med-mal trial underway in JC, parents contend defendants liable for son’s suicide

By David Yates | Mar 4, 2019

BEAUMONT – After years of litigation, the trial of a medical malpractice lawsuit brought over the suicide of Christopher Reich is now underway.

Patient seeks damages from Houston Pulmonary Medicine, physician over nerve damage allegedly caused by negligence

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A patient alleges she sustained preventable nerve damage because a Houston physician negligently allowed her sodium levels to rise.

Injured driver seeks more than $1 million from U.S. Well Services

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A truck driver who was injured when the motor of the truck he was driving blew up alleges the vehicle's owners failed to properly maintain it.

Motorist files suit US Nevada Truck, driver over Tyler collision

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

MARSHALL – A motorist is seeking damages from a trucking company and its driver over a collision in Tyler.

African-American woman alleges US Ecology retaliated against her for reporting discriminatory remarks

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – An African-American woman alleges she resigned from her position with a Houston office because of retaliation she faced after she complained of racially discriminatory remarks.

Tenant alleges landlord failed to let her retrieve belongings from Galveston property

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

GALVESTON – A former tenant of a Galveston property alleges her landlord has prevented her from retrieving her property.

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