News from March 2019

Santa Fe resident alleges contractors failed to complete work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

GALVESTON – A Santa Fe woman alleges her money was wrongfully taken by two contractors and they failed to perform under the contract.

Rig worker seeks more than $1 million from Citation Oil & Gas over injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Dallas County man alleges an oil rig operator's failure to provide a safe place to work caused him injuries.

Patient seeks more than $1 million from Houston doctor over injuries allegedly sustained during procedure

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston doctor is being sued by a patient over allegations his negligence during a procedure caused a fracture to her right orbital wall.

Hong Kong Food Market shopper files suit over fall injuries allegedly caused by cooler shelf

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County resident is seeking damages from a Houston grocery store over allegations a cooler shelf caused a fall.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF TEXAS: Two RGV Residents Indicted for Health Care Fraud

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Two Rio Grande Valley residents have been taken into custody for submitting fraudulent claims for payment to Texas Medicaid for durable medical equipment (DME) supplies that were never delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Pax­ton Announces Start of Wells Far­go Con­sumer Redress Review Program

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the start of Wells Fargo’s consumer redress review program, which is a key requirement of the bank’s recent $575 million settlement with Texas, 49 other states and the District of Columbia over violations of consumer protection laws.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Peckar & Abramson Supports the National Association of Women in Construction (Nawic) Women in Construction (Wic) Week

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce its support for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Women in Construction (WIC) Week, taking place March 3-9, 2019.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Michael A. Branca Named a Fellow of the American College of Construction Law

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Michael A.Branca has been named a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.

BUTLER SNOW: Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized in Austin Lawyer

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Butler Snow attorneys Christopher R. Cowan, Cedric E. Evans, Eric J.R. Nichols, Amanda G. Taylor, and Karson K. Thompson were recently recognized in the New to the Office section of the March 2019 edition of Austin Lawyer.

Pappas employee sues restaurant group over foot injury

By John Suayan | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A restaurant employee has pursued legal action after allegedly injuring his right foot on the job, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Springhill Suites guest alleges there was no warning of wet floor before fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Jefferson County woman alleges there were no warning signs in the area of a hotel lobby to warn of her a wet floor before she fell.

Deweyville couple seek damages from Caliber Valve and Controls, employee over auto accident

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

BEAUMONT – A Deweyville couple are seeking damages from a Louisiana man and his employer over a collision that occurred at an intersection near Tarkington Prairie.

Man who broke leg in fall at Three Rivers seeks more than $200,000 from Unilev Management

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A man alleges he broke his leg in a fall on a walkway at a Houston property because of slippery conditions caused by a sprinkler system.

More than $200,000 in damages sought from Shell gas station operator over customer's fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A woman alleges a pool of gasoline on the ground of a Richmond station caused her to fall.

Lawsuit: Tristar concealed knowledge of Power Cooker's 'serious safety risk' from consumers

By John Suayan | Mar 5, 2019

TYLER – A family reunion last year was ruined for two women after a high-powered pressure cooker exploded on them, a federal product liability lawsuit says.

Ex-nurse manager names Houston hospital in wrongful termination suit

By John Suayan | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A local hospital has been named in a former behavioral health nurse manager’s wrongful termination lawsuit.

Personal injury suit: pediatric home health provider ignored employee's pleas for help when lifting patient

By John Suayan | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Dallas-based pediatric home health services provider has been sued by an employee who alleges that it ignored her complaints about a lack of assistance in terms of physically lifting patients, recent Harris County District Court records indicate.

Woman slips on 'ice patch' at shopping center, initiates litigation against property

By John Suayan | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman’s visit to a northwest Houston shopping center on one of the coldest days in the region last year reportedly resulted in a slip and fall.

Court docs: hair salon worker assaulted on the job for not immediately performing task

By John Suayan | Mar 5, 2019

HOUSTON – A Pasadena hair salon employee claims in a state district lawsuit that she was physically assaulted on the job.

Apple bolting from Eastern District of Texas, venue a favorite of patent trolls

By David Yates | Mar 5, 2019

MARSHALL – Last year alone, a total of eight patent lawsuits were brought against Apple in the Eastern District of Texas – a hotspot for infringement litigation and home to numerous patent trolls.

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