In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.
BEAUMONT – Two men performing rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey became in need of rescuing when their boat was forced into an energized power line.
BEAUMONT – Following a Sept. 17 hearing, Motiva Enterprises had its motion for summary judgment denied in a suit brought over injuries suffered after a fire erupted at its Port Arthur facility.
BEAUMONT – Earlier this month, a Jefferson County jury awarded a slip and fall plaintiff more than $115,000 in damages. On Sept. 13, she filed a motion for entry of final judgment on the verdict.
BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County has returned a$44 million verdict for a workplace accident at the ExxonMobil refinery that resulted in multiple injuries and the death of a worker.
Some Texas counties are demanding tens of thousands of dollars to comply with open-records requests for documents detailing the time and expenses private attorneys have racked up so far representing them in opioid litigation.
15 years on, Proposition 12 continues to expand health care options across Texas, say tort reform groups
AUSTIN — As Texas marks the 15th anniversary of voter approval of a landmark medical liability reform, the state continues to see dramatic improvement in access to health care.
HOUSTON – Over the decades, the Jefferson County courthouse has received thousands of asbestos lawsuits but has rarely been named as a defendant in one of those cases.
Final award levied against Cowboy Motorsports in wrongful termination suit, plaintiff’s attorney says company refusing to pay
BEAUMONT — In mid August, an arbitrator handed down a final award in an unlawful employment practices lawsuit. Nearly a month later, the attorney for the plaintiff says the defendant is refusing to pay.
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups stood on front lines advocating reform
LUFKIN – The former head women’s basketball coach of a historically black liberal arts college in East Texas asserts the school terminated her after she pushed back against hostile work environment.
HOUSTON – The state of Texas’ attempt to appeal a $19 million jury verdict in a property condemnation damage case was unsuccessful.
BEAUMONT – A final judgment of nearly $1.4 million has been entered a week following the trial of an automobile collision lawsuit.
HOUSTON – A state district lawsuit accuses a pharmacy store chain of erroneously giving a local man the wrong medication two years ago.
HOUSTON - For the past decade, Bryon Jordan delivered bottled water to Texas Children’s Hospital, using the same wooden ramp each time.
MARSHALL – Two Plano-based companies were awarded more than $10 million in their suit against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.
GALVESTON – Alleging his business partners lied to him about the purpose of their game rooms, Harris County resident Muhammad Zubair Safdar has pursued legal action.
HOUSTON - One year has passed since the enactment of House Bill 1774, a piece of legislation designed to curb storm lawsuit abuse – and one tort reform group recently released data showing it has done just that.
Cisco Systems sued for sexual harassment, male ex-employee claims he was forced to show genitals for missing golf tee
HOUSTON – A San Jose, Calif.-based technology company has been implicated in a Katy man’s sexual harassment lawsuit, recent Houston federal court records show.
Beaumont attorney John Morgan sanctioned for ‘vexatiously multiplying proceedings’ against Layne Walker
BEAUMONT – A federal judge has vindicated a former Jefferson County district judge, sanctioning a local attorney for “vexatiously multiplying” legal proceedings against him.