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Barge housekeeper hurt her wrist while making bed

Barge housekeeper hurt her wrist while making a bunk bed Verdict: $970,000.00 Case Type: Jones Act, Workplace, Workplace Safety, Construction – Scaffolds and Ladders, Slips, Trips & Falls – Falldown, Admiralty/ Maritime – Unseaworthiness Case: Laura Gonzalez v. Weeks Marine Inc. and Atlantic Sounding Company, No. DC-03-424 Venue: Starr County District Court, 229th, TX Judge: Alex Gabert Date: 09-07-2007 PLAINTIFF(S) Attorney: […]

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ABS Defeated In ‘Prestige’ Jurisdiction Battle

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will face a trail by jury in September next year after it failed in an attempt to have a case brought by the Basque government over the Prestige dismissed. The Federal Court in Houston rejected a claim by ABS that the Basque government did not have the legal standing […]

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ILA Intervenes Into Bayport Suit

On behalf of ILA Local 24, ILA Local 28, ILA Local 1530, and ILA Local 1351, legal counsel Tony Buzbee today filed to intervene in the pending federal court lawsuit concerning the proposed Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal. The Bayport lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June by the City […]

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Galveston Jury Awards Verdict in ’09 Fire

A jury has ordered a Houston welding company to pay $30 million for starting a fire that burned 74 condominiums in Galveston. The jury of nine women and three men deliberated less than three hours Friday before delivering a verdict against subcontractor Adam's Welders, plaintiff's attorney Tony Buzbee said. The verdict came after a five-day […]

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Lawsuit: Companies engaged in human trafficking

GALVESTON — A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court seeks more than $200 million in damages from companies accused of the human trafficking of Vietnamese laborers to the United States to unknowingly work as indentured servants. Attorneys Anthony Buzbee and Tammy Tran filed the lawsuit in Galveston federal court to “expose an international human trafficking […]

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St. Pete Beach hotels press BP

Loews Don CeSar Hotel and TradeWinds Island Resorts  continue legal action against BP, seeking payment on agreements for claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Don Cesar Resort Hotel  and  Resort Inns of America Inc., which does business as the TradeWinds, filed separate suits in Harris County, Texas, on Jan. 24 seeking […]

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Court Trims Ex-Halliburton Lawyer’s Look at Company’s Legal Bills

Houston's 1st Court of Appeals has allowed a Louisiana lawyer a rare and detailed look at the outside counsel legal-defense costs paid by of one of Texas' biggest companies, Halliburton Energy Services Inc. The decision comes as part of a breach of contract suit the lawyer filed against the oil-field services giant. Tony Buzbee, the […]

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Doctor drops ring lawsuit, and agrees to pay ex’s attorney fees

In an about-face, a prominent Houston surgeon has dropped his lawsuit demanding a $73,000 engagement ring back from his ex-fiancée and will instead pay $100,000 to cover her legal fees. Craig Fischer, chief of digestive surgical oncology and associate professor of surgery at Methodist Hospital, apologized for his suit in a signed statement provided to the Houston Chronicle by […]

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Ex-football coach Haywood files lawsuit against Pitt

Former Pitt football coach Michael Haywood filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, alleging the school breached his contract and violated federal law when it fired him in January following his arrest for felony domestic battery. The lawsuit contends Beth Marriot, the mother of Haywood's 21-month-old son, was attempting to prevent him […]

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Were they ‘indentured servants’?

Cheated by U.S. firms, Vietnamese allege homeland exploited them Only weeks after a Harris County judge awarded an unprecedented $60 million in civil judgments to Vietnamese welders allegedly exploited by U.S. labor supply companies, the same workers claimed in federal court Wednesday to be victims of a larger international human trafficking conspiracy. The lawsuit identifies […]

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