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'Stinks so bad': Buzbee uses manure to describe Houston leadership

By John Suayan | Jan 18, 2019

HOUSTON – Mudslinging is a normal part of political campaigning as much as shaking hands and kissing babies. One local attorney with aspirations of one day leading the City of Houston, however, took it a step further.

Ferguson Law a stand out in 2018 among Beaumont firms

By David Yates | Jan 18, 2019

BEAUMONT – From working on cases with his wife and son, to handling multi-million dollar litigation with his notable partners – Paul “Chip” Ferguson has built his law firm into an “effective and formidable” force in the past four years.

Exxon argues for Texas justice as it defends self from climate change lawsuits

By David Yates | Jan 17, 2019

FORT WORTH – Texas justices will soon decide whether California municipalities took aim at Texas-based free speech by bringing climate change lawsuits against ExxonMobil, a Texas company, in California courts.

Anti-SLAPP action brought against Texas Children’s Hospital

By David Yates | Jan 16, 2019

HOUSTON – On Jan. 14, the law firm of Kwok Daniel and the firm Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom jointly filed a motion to dismiss under the Anti-SLAPP provisions of Texas law for a retaliatory lawsuit brought by Texas Children’s Hopital through their lawyers at Baker Botts against Kwok Firm, and both partners, Robert Kwok and Thomas Daniel.

Texas man wins $1.13 million after suffering mental, physical injuries in workplace accident

By Charmaine Little | Jan 16, 2019

A Texas man was awarded more than $1 million after his nearly three-year legal battle with an insurance defense law firm, according to court documents.

Texas, other states reach $1.5 million settlement with Neiman Marcus over data breach

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 16, 2019

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Dallas-based retailer Neiman Marcus resolving a data breach investigation that started in 2014.

Paxton: If paper document complies with requirements, county clerk must accept it

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 15, 2019

AUSTIN – A county clerk must accept a paper document for recording if that document complies with the laws that allow recording, as well as the printed copy of an electronic document can be accepted with an original signature.

Attorney's suit demands refund from Ticketmaster for 'mistaken purchase' of Hamilton tickets

By John Suayan | Jan 14, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County attorney has taken Ticketmaster to court in an effort to secure a refund for what he asserts was a “mistaken purchase” of seats to a very popular musical.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Austin TV station raises First Amendment argument in Houston woman's defamation suit

By John Suayan | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An Austin television station has challenged a local woman’s defamation lawsuit against it, recent Harris County District Court records indicate.

Multi-million dollar judgment stands in fatal workplace injury suit against B&G Crane

By David Yates | Jan 8, 2019

BEAUMONT – Following a Monday hearing, a multi-million dollar judgment against B&G Crane Service will stand.

Judge finds Carnival Cruise not responsible for overboard death of intoxicated woman, deceased a mother of four from Arlington

By David Yates | Jan 8, 2019

MIAMI – The death of Samantha Broberg, a 33-year-old mother of four from Arlington, made headlines two years ago when she fell overboard during a cruise from Galveston to Mexico.

Appeals court upholds expunction request by former teacher who pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court affirmed a request by a former teacher that his arrest records be expunged after he pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor.

Klein settles defamation suit against him – plaintiffs sought $8M in damages

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – A settlement has purportedly been reached in a defamation lawsuit brought by a Mexican woman claiming Philip Klein, a PI and blogger out of Beaumont, harassed her for years.

From Cook County Record

Edelson wins order to dig deeper into Bandas firm, to broaden lawsuit over 'professional' class action objectors

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 4, 2019

Edelson P.C., one of Chicago’s most prominent class action law firms has won the chance to dig deeper into the practices of a group of lawyers it has accused of extorting payments from the Bandas Law Firm and other lawyers by acting as “professional” class action settlement objectors, as the firm seeks to unearth further evidence it believes will lead to an injunction to effectively shut down its rival.

Houston Astros seek to collect on sponsorship agreement with Nola Poboys

By David Yates | Jan 4, 2019

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros have filed a petition to confirm an arbitration award against the Nola Poboys Franchise.

‘Fen-phen’ plaintiffs lose appeal over Fleming’s cut from $339M settlement

By David Yates | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Around half of the 8,000 plaintiffs George Fleming represented in the “fen-phen” litigation ended up suing the Houston attorney, alleging unreasonable expenses were deducted from the $339 million settlement.

Harris County sues after exploding Glock injures to deputy

By David Yates | Jan 3, 2019

HOUSTON – Last March, a Harris County deputy was allegedly seriously injured when his handgun exploded.

Hail attorney indicted on charges of insurance fraud, barratry and money laundering

By David Yates | Jan 2, 2019

HOUSTON - A Galveston attorney is facing felony charges of insurance fraud, barratry, and money laundering related to several fraudulent hail claim lawsuits.

Parishioner brings $5M suit against Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on allegations deacon had 'personal' relationship with wife

By John Suayan | Jan 2, 2019

HOUSTON – Already implicated in the ongoing Roman Catholic sexual abuse scandal, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston was recently sued by a Harris County man who claims that one of its deacons had a personal relationship with his then-spouse.

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