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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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Buzbee Interviewed in Podcast Regarding Oil Spill Claims

Attorney Tony Buzbee was recently interviewed for a long podcast sponsored by Homeaway.com, one of the largest vacation rental sites in the world.   Mr. Buzbee spoke at length about the process for asserting claims regarding the BP/Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with a particular focus on claims made by owners of vacation rentals, hotels and other properties. […]

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Playing the BP Blame Game

TEXAS CITY — BP’s announcement last week that its Texas City refinery was for sale reverberated across the city and the county. It brought worry, a small amount of satisfaction for some but for many it was finger-pointing time. From the mayor of Texas City who expressed frustration about BP’s decision by claiming some in […]

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BP case starts to take shape

About 20 attorneys crowded a Galveston County courtroom to set rules for a lawsuit filed against BP for a 40-day emissions event last year. The case might be more than a year away from starting, but already the outlines of the arguments to be made by plaintiffs and BP are clear. Between April 6 and […]

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