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Mom sues for $1M after child injured at birthday party

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – A mom seeking up to $1 million in damages is claiming her minor child was injured at a birthday party.

Coastal Field Services wins defense verdict in suit over ownership interests

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – Coastal Field Services recently achieved a defense verdict in its favor following a week-long trial over ownership interests in Jefferson County.

Michael Wolfe claims Eric Dick offered ‘drugs and women’ for vote in suit against HCDE

By David Yates | Apr 22, 2019

HOUSTON – A day before the successful censure vote, Michael Wolfe filed suit against the Harris County Department of Education in an attempt to stop the board from branding him a sexual harasser.

CEO of Empower Texans lands $273K in attorney’s fees, judgment stems from defamation suit

By David Yates | Apr 22, 2019

HEMPHILL COUNTY – A defamation suit that has occupied the courts for nearly six years may be coming to a close soon.

Buzbee files $5M suit against Houston Mayor, Clear Channel over billboard ads

By David Yates | Apr 18, 2019

HOUSTON – The attorney who wants to be Houston’s next mayor is suing the city’s current mayor over billboards he claims are a campaign violation.

Inflating Texas med-mal cap could slow physician growth, reverse post reform gains, says expert

By David Yates | Apr 17, 2019

AUSTIN — On Monday, Texas House members heard testimony on HB 765, which seeks to collapse the fixed cap on economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits and adjust it for inflation each year.

New report shows Texans bombarded with ads for legal services, $4.1M spent in final quarter of 2018

By David Yates | Apr 17, 2019

AUSTIN — Television viewers in each of Texas’ four largest media markets were bombarded with an average $4.1 million in ads for lawyers, lawsuits and legal services in the final quarter of 2018, according to a new study released today by the American Tort Reform Association.

Texas Watch claims attorney advertising bill would help drug companies ‘escape accountability’

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2019

AUSTIN – A self-proclaimed consumer protection group has launched an all out offensive on SB 1189 – a bill aimed at bringing accountability and transparency to lawyer ads trolling for prescription medication users.

BakerHostetler client Castex Energy wins $62M Texas jury verdict in case against Apache Corp.

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2019

HOUSTON – On Friday, Castex Energy secured a multimillion-dollar verdict against Apache Corp.

Texas Senate passes bill seeking to bring transparency and accountability to lawyer health care advertising

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2019

AUSTIN – Every year, Texans at home watching TV are inundated with tens of thousands of lawyer advertisements, many of which “deceptively” warn viewers that the medication they’re taking could be dangerous.

$25M action brought against German Pellets Texas over 2017 fire, suit names more than 600 plaintiffs

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2019

BEAUMONT – A lawsuit seeking up to $25 million in damages and boasting more than 600 plaintiffs has been brought against German Pellets Texas over a fire at its facility that erupted two years ago.

Appellate court reverses summary judgment in Gallery Furniture's favor

By Claudia Balthazar | Apr 11, 2019

HOUSTON – The Texas Court of Appeals 14th District has reversed a trial's court decision granting summary judgment to a furniture store in a customer's dispute over an order.

Texas House members told ALI restatement on insurance liability law ‘goes out of bounds’

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2019

AUSTIN – Texas lawmakers were recently told that a Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance “goes out of bounds” and shouldn’t be relied upon by Lone Star courts.

Woman sues Houston Astros, claims Orbit injured her finger with ‘bazooka style’ t-shirt cannon

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A woman is claiming the Houston Astros acted with “an attitude of conscious indifference” for the “welfare” of fans by firing free t-shirts at them.

KMCO hit with suit over deadly chemical blaze, Lanier Law Firm representing injured plant workers

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – Three workers who were injured in an explosion at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby filed suit against the company on Monday, alleging that negligent practices caused the blast that injured them and killed another worker.

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Beware of even the fine print, attorneys warn of ALI's insurance law Restatement

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 8, 2019

Beware of even the fine print, attorneys warn of ALI's insurance law Restatement

Truck leasing company sues law firms for $29M, alleges defendants concealed cocaine level of driver

By John Suayan | Apr 8, 2019

HOUSTON – Attorney George W. Long, of Odessa, has a filed a $29 million state district lawsuit for a truck leasing company that alleges two firms mishandled a 2006 wrongful death case against it, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Tobacco fee battle between Florida attorneys ends up in Texas court, enforcement of agreement with lawsuit lender sought

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A battle over fees between two Florida attorneys has found its way into a Texas Court.

Two suits already filed against KMCO over deadly explosion - Brent Coon, Arnold & Itkin handling cases

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2019

HOUSTON – In a span of 48 hours, two lawsuits have been brought against KMCO over the chemical explosion that killed one worker and injured at least two others at the company’s Crosby plant.

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