News from March 2019

March 4: Jefferson County District Court docket for contract: consumer/commercial debt cases

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 4, 2019

The following cases categorized as "contract: consumer/commercial debt" cases were on the docket in the Jefferson County District Court on March 4. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

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.

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.

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