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Appellate court partially remands discrimination suit against UT Health back to trial court

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 18, 2018

HOUSTON – A lawsuit alleging a former nurse’s boss at UT Health Science Center-Houston bullied and threatened her based on her gender and race was partially remanded back to trial court by the 1st District Court of Appeals.

Reinsurance expert: Biggest challenge in Texas is legal fraud, says HB 1774 a ‘fantastic step in the right direction’

By David Yates | Jul 16, 2018

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the legal fraud that ensues after every hailstorm or hurricane it seems.

Majority of ruling upheld in UTMB dean's discrimination suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals issued a ruling affirming most of a trial court's judgment granting the University of Texas Medical Branch’s plea to the jurisdiction in a suit brought by a tenured professor claiming discrimination and conspiracy.

Galveston faces lawsuit over alleged fatal shooting of female resident by off-duty police officer

By John Suayan | Jul 16, 2018

GALVESTON – The City of Galveston has been sued in response to an alleged fatal shooting last year of a local woman by an off-duty police officer.

From St. Louis Record

Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

Jack-in-the-Box employee alleges superiors circulated sexually explicit video of her, sues company

By John Suayan | Jul 11, 2018

LUFKIN – A female Jack-in-the-Box employee in Jasper claims she faced a hostile work environment when a sexually explicit video allegedly featuring her and an ex-lover was circulated among her co-workers.

Harris Co. woman sues Quanell X for misrepresenting himself as legal counsel

By John Suayan | Jul 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A high-profile local civil rights activist is facing a lawsuit from a Harris County woman who claims he committed barratry.

Disposed: judge approves arbitration for former Texans Cheerleaders' labor suit

By John Suayan | Jul 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A labor lawsuit pitting the Houston Texans against a group of former members of its cheerleading squad has been disposed, per recent Houston federal court records.

Convicted hail attorney fingers three others in barratry scheme

By David Yates | Jul 9, 2018

Attorneys named by Kent Livesay deny being involved -- one says he's "full of crap."

Former Mostyn Law attorney claims firm owes him fees from thousands of cases, Amber Mostyn seeks transfer

By David Yates | Jul 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – Amber Mostyn, the widow of Steve Mostyn, is accusing a former Mostyn Law attorney of forum shopping and seeks to have the litigation transferred out of Jefferson County.

Mother sues Amazon after daughter ingests button battery from Apple TV remote control

By John Suayan | Jul 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas woman is suing Amazon after her one-year-old daughter purportedly ate a button battery from a generic Apple TV remote control that was sold by the company’s Web site.

Trial lawyer proclamation: Why the ‘heck’ shouldn’t Purdue pay for creating opioid epidemic

By David Yates | Jun 29, 2018

DALLAS – Because Purdue Pharma “made billions” selling opioids, “why the heck should it not pay for creating this epidemic” – that was the rhetorical question offered by attorney Jay Henderson, who represents numerous Texas counties currently engrossed in opioid litigation, at a recent conference.

Appeals court sends homeowners association's lawsuit over flood damage back to Harris County

By Karen Kidd | Jun 27, 2018

HOUSTON – A homeowners association's lawsuit to recover the cost of flood damage to a reserve tract in a Harris County community is on its way back to a local district court after a Texas appeals court ruled, in part, that the lower court had been wrong to find for defendants in the case.

Reversed: Negligence claim against St. Joseph Medical Center from man who was shot by security

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 26, 2018

HOUSTON – On June 21, the 1st District Court of Appeals issued a ruling to reverse a man’s negligence claim against St. Joseph Medical Center.

Former American Postal Workers Union president defamed by widely circulated letter, suit alleges

By John Suayan | Jun 26, 2018

HOUSTON – The American Postal Workers Union Local 0185 is facing a defamation lawsuit from a former president, per recent Harris County District Court records.

'They were next': new plaintiff in Texans Cheerleaders labor suit alleges squad manager forced her to wear duct tape

By John Suayan | Jun 25, 2018

HOUSTON – Another former Houston Texans Cheerleader has been added as a co-plaintiff in the ongoing labor litigation against the NFL franchise, claiming the cheerleading squad’s coach forced her to wear duct tape.

From Pennsylvania Record

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

Discrimination case against Jasper ISD remanded back to trial court by 9th District

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

BEAUMONT – Jasper Independent School District’s win in the 1st District Court of Jasper County was reversed and remanded after a woman filed an appeal in the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont.

Texas appeals court rules it lacks jurisdiction in attorneys' fee case involving Liberty construction companies

By Karen Kidd | Jun 21, 2018

HOUSTON – The case of an insurance company and a former Delaware insurance official against two Liberty construction companies and their owners is on its way back to Chambers County after a Texas appeals court ruled it had no jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the case.

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