HOUSTON — A man who was injured when his truck was rear-ended and then lost his suit alleging negligence, was denied his appeal after challenging one of the questions given to the jury by the trial court relating to proximate cause of injuries.
HOUSTON — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a trial court's judgment in favor of the operators of Houston's Leon's Lounge will stand in a case involving a dispute with the lounge]s landlord over a security deposit of more than $11,000 and alleged property damage.
HOUSTON — The First District Texas Court of Appeals has withdrawn its 2018 opinion and judgment and affirmed the dismissal of a Houston woman's case against the city of Houston, its mayor and director of public works and engineering that alleged the illegal collection of hundreds of millions of dollars through a drainage fee ordinance.
HOUSTON — A Texas appeals court has dismissed the allegations of a developer who has invested millions of dollars in a Lake Houston area project and alleged inverse condemnation against the city of Houston while also challenging the city's amendment of a floodplain development ordinance.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - It was a stroke of good luck for Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster selected them for the first bellwether trial out of thousands of other cities and counties that are blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned his fellow AGs that a reported $50 billion settlement of opioid claims will fall apart unless the states demand tight controls on fees to private lawyers and make sure the rest of the money is directed toward programs designed to address the opioid crisis, instead of state general funds.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission says lawyers and legal advertisers looking for plaintiffs to sue drug companies are making false claims in their TV ads, as well as possibly scaring viewers into stopping taking their medications.
AUSTIN — A Texas appeals court has dismissed a whistleblower's lawsuit against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission filed by a former employee who alleged he was fired in retaliation for expressing concern over alleged state law violations and bad case management practices.