News from March 2019

Jefferson County 172nd District Court Docket: April 2019

By John Suayan | Mar 7, 2019


Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Mar 7, 2019


Pedestrian names taxi company, driver in hit and run suit

By John Suayan | Mar 7, 2019

HOUSTON – Claiming that he was hit by a taxicab while walking in downtown Houston almost two years ago, local resident Brady Roberts has filed a lawsuit.

Shooting range sued after part of firearm strikes man in the face

By John Suayan | Mar 7, 2019

HOUSTON – A purported defect in a pistol has prompted a local man to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a shooting range, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Man brings wrongful termination claims against Coburn Supply

By John Suayan | Mar 8, 2019

GALVESTON — A Houston man’s federal lawsuit accuses a building product distributor of terminating the plaintiff over “a medically verifiable illness/injury to his back and hips.”

Man blames Habitat for Humanity for injuries caused by unsecured door

By John Suayan | Mar 8, 2019

HOUSTON – Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. is facing a personal injury lawsuit from a Harris County man who claims that a door fell on him at its premises.

Krispy Kreme employee alleges machine shot hot glaze at him

By John Suayan | Mar 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A North Carolina-based doughnut company has been named in a state district lawsuit filed by one of its employees.

From Legal Newsline

'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Review Results in Government Contractor Paying $250,000 in Back Pay and Interest to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the GEO Group Inc. – a company specializing in privatized corrections, detention, and mental health treatment – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the company’s Joe Corley Detention Center in Conroe, Texas.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS: $37.6 Million Verdict Against Honda in Defective Seat Belt Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

On February 13, 2019, a Texas jury returned a $37.6 million verdict against Honda, finding that the seat belt system in a Honda minivan had a design defect that left a woman paralyzed after the vehicle was involved in a rollover crash.

BOYARMILLER: Texas Super Lawyers Selects Five BoyarMiller Attorneys as 2019 Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Texas Super Lawyers has selected five BoyarMiller attorneys to its 2019 Rising Stars list in the Texas edition of Super Lawyers.

MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE: Five McGinnis Lochridge Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Five attorneys from McGinnis Lochridge have been recognized as Rising Stars in the 2019 edition of Texas Super Lawyers.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Pax­ton Applauds Pres­i­dent Trump’s Nom­i­na­tion of Texas Deputy First Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al Brant­ley Starr to a U.S. Dis­trict Court in Dallas

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended President Trump’s nomination of current Texas Deputy First Assistant Attorney General Brantley Starr to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.

Employee alleges he was fired due to his race

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

HOUSTON —A Harris County man is seeking his former employer, alleging he was terminated due to his race.

Houston resident alleges neighbor caused damage to her property

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing her neighbor, alleging renovations on the property caused extensive damages to the plaintiff's home.

Buyer alleges Bacliff home infested with mold

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

GALVESTON —A home buyer is suing a seller, alleging the Bacliff home he purchased was infested with mold.

Worker alleges unsafe scaffolding caused injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

GALVESTON — A worker is suing a home builder, alleging the defendant's negligence caused him to fall from scaffolding at a worksite.

Oilfield worker alleges employers' negligence led to injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

HOUSTON — A New Mexico oilfield worker is suing his employers, alleging negligence led to workplace injuries.

TLR: Contingency fee bill will keep law firms accountable to Texas taxpayers

By David Yates | Mar 11, 2019

AUSTIN - Seeking to restructure and bring transparency to how local governments hire law firms, a sister bill to HB 2826 has followed in the Senate.

Couple asserts husband's mesothelioma diagnosis caused by more than three decades of asbestos exposure

By John Suayan | Mar 11, 2019

GALVESTON – A Navy veteran and his wife are pursuing legal action after he reportedly was diagnosed with mesothelioma last year.

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