Decision on attorney's fees reversed in suit between Occidental Energy Marketing and West Texas LPG Pipeline
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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
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
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.
BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County jury recently awarded more than $400,000 in damages following the trial of an automobile collision lawsuit.
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.