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Decision on attorney's fees reversed in suit between Occidental Energy Marketing and West Texas LPG Pipeline

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court reversed a ruling regarding attorney's fees in a breach of contract case between a shipper on a pipeline and a pipeline operator.

Nail salon seeks summary judgment in JC slip & fall, suit alleges ‘poorly designed’ ramp caused fall

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2018

BEAUMONT – An area nail salon is seeking summary judgment in a slip and fall lawsuit alleging that a woman fell because of a “poorly designed” ramp.

Motion to abate denied in Harvey suit, judge however stays discovery until appraisal completed

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2018

BEAUMONT – Although a motion to abate was denied in a Hurricane Harvey lawsuit, a district judge has stayed discovery in the litigation until the appraisal process is complete.

Woman holds Bruce’s Seafood liable for motorist crashing into restaurant, files $1M suit

By David Yates | Nov 13, 2018

BEAUMONT – When area resident Blanca Myers went to go eat at Bruce’s Seafood Deli earlier this year, having a car smash into the restaurant certainly wasn’t on the menu.

Mostyn Law sued by hail attorney, claims firm failed to pay up for Hidalgo County suits

By David Yates | Nov 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A law firm that was once king when it came to Texas storm litigation has been sued by a Hidalgo County attorney claiming he is owed money from the wave of lawsuits that were brought after hailstorms devastated the Rio Grande Valley six years ago.

Upheld: $450K arbitration award against Milani Hinkle and Cole in malpractice case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has upheld a trial court's judgment regarding a nearly $460,000 arbitration award between a law firm and the woman who hired it to represent her in a dental malpractice claim.

Mikal Watts to receive TTLA’s Legislative Advocacy Award

By David Yates | Nov 7, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – Mikal Watts, the trial lawyer who represented a convicted former state senator, will be honored by the Texas Trial Lawyers Association with a Legislative Advocacy Award at its next annual meeting.

Midterm election sees Galveston Co. remain red in face of 'Blue Wave'

By John Suayan | Nov 7, 2018

GALVESTON – Galveston County was spared the so-called “Blue Wave” touted by the nation’s Democrats as a majority of voters from Kemah to Galveston continued to elect Republicans to key federal and state offices.

Templeton to replace Floyd as next judge for 172nd District Court

By David Yates | Nov 6, 2018

BEAUMONT – In a race that drew hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions, the candidate who received the least amount of money will be the next judge of the 172nd District Court.

Man loses appeal over malicious prosecution claim against Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A man arrested at a hospital where his dying mother was being treated has lost his appeal against a trial court decision dismissing claims of malicious prosecution and emotional distress.

Hunters sue over scarcity of 'shootable' bears, claim lack of one-on-one guides ruined Alaskan expedition

By John Suayan | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – Three local men have filed a state district lawsuit against Alaska-based Cavner & Julian, Inc. after a hunting expedition earlier this year reportedly failed to meet their expectations.

From Legal Newsline

Money for nothing: SCOTUS could stop class action funds from being steered to non-parties

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that could end cy pres, the practice of steering money in class action settlements to organizations with absolutely no connection to the underlying lawsuit.

Records show Gravely & Pearson offered to ‘counsel’ school districts hit by Harvey at ‘NO COST’

By David Yates | Oct 31, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – Days after Hurricane Harvey hit, a law firm specializing in suing insurance companies offered to counsel school districts hammered by the storm “behind the scenes” and at “NO COST.”

Tony Buzbee wants to be Houston’s next mayor

By David Yates | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – One of Texas’ most recognizable trial layers says he wants to put Houston on the map by becoming the city’s next mayor.

Baseball mom cries foul after son injured running to first, files $1M suit against Nations Baseball, Comcast

By David Yates | Oct 30, 2018

BEAUMONT – A baseball mom is hoping to strikeout two defendants for injures her son suffered during a World Series elimination game.

Welch Trucking denied new trial in case netting $1.4M judgment, argues Judge Walston prevented defense from contesting plaintiff’s med bills

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2018

BEAUMONT – In a recently filed motion for new trial, which was denied, Welch Trucking argues Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, prevented the defendants from contesting medical bills in a jury trial that resulted in nearly $1.4 million in damages – a third of which was awarded for the plaintiff’s medical expenses.

Auto collision lawsuit results in $403K verdict, case tried in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County jury recently awarded more than $400,000 in damages following the trial of an automobile collision lawsuit.

From Legal Newsline

Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.

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