GALVESTON – A Galveston County couple has filed suit against Keller Williams and three of its real estate agents over allegations they sold them a different piece of property than what was advertised on the MLS.
HOUSTON – A Galveston County woman working as a food runner for Cruises To Nowhere gambling boats alleges she was taken off of the work schedule after refusing and complaining about the head chef's sexual advances.
HOUSTON – On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court denied attempts by Volkswagen to dismiss lawsuits filed by Harris County, Fort Bend County, the state of Texas and others arising from the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
New York’s surprising decision to drop half its case against ExxonMobil in the closing arguments of a closely watched trial over climate-fraud claims was unusual and probably indicates the state never had the evidence it needed, said an experienced litigator who has handled environmental lawsuits for government clients.
On Oct. 31, the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court's decision that awarded a $25 million judgment for a contract dispute between a valve company and one of its clients.
A man’s failure to timely file an amended complaint in his lawsuit against The Mental Health & Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, now known as The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, and one of its employees led to an appeals court affirming the case’s dismissal on Oct. 29.
BEAUMONT – A company being sued in a wrongful death case was granted its petition for writ of mandamus by the Court of Appeals in the Ninth District of Texas on Oct. 31, reversing a lower court’s decision.
HOUSTON -- An appeals court has turned down a surgical center’s appeal that a patient suing it for health care liability did not provide the proper expert in the lower court and has dismissed the case.
HOUSTON -- A widow who sued the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for the death of her husband was unsuccessful in the Texas 14th Court of Appeals as the judges reversed Oct. 31 a denial to dismiss from a lower court.
BEAUMONT -- The Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals affirmed Oct. 31 the dismissal of a man’s complaint against Polk County and related parties, alleging that they violated his constitutional rights.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas ruled that University of Texas at Austin does have immunity in a woman's negligence case that stems from an injury she suffered while biking on campus in 2015.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The sweeping lawsuit Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed against ExxonMobil represents a serious attack on the First Amendment by accusing the company of expressing views about science the state disagrees with, said a law professor prominent in the field of freedom of expression and corporate speech.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York taxpayers might want a refund on their $500,000 investment in a $1,050-an-hour expert after the judge hearing the state’s closely watched climate lawsuit against ExxonMobil repeatedly interrupted his testimony with skeptical questions about his methodology and assumptions.
Compounding the state’s problems is a series of courtroom miscues by its lawyers that have led Supreme Court Judge Barry Ostrager to criticize and belittle them multiple times since trial began Oct. 22.