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TERRY MORAN (ABC NEWS) Last April a "Nightline" investigation sparked outrage here and abroad. It focused on a chilling torture video and a member of an Arab royal family. Now the story is back and the anger reignited. Our Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross who broke this story is here tonight. Brian? BRIAN ROSS (ABC […]

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Maravilla Resort fire result of negligent welders

GALVESTON — Welders, and an Alabama construction company that failed to supervise them, caused a massive fire and more than $10 million in damage to 78 condominiums, a lawsuit claims. Attorney Tony Buzbee filed a lawsuit Oct. 1 on behalf of Maravilla Resort’s homeowners association, claiming Adam’s Welders of Houston failed to properly post and train a […]

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ABC News Exclusive: Torture Tape Implicates UAE Royal Sheikh

A video tape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member of the country's royal family mercilessly torturing a man with whips, electric cattle prods and wooden planks with protruding nails. A man in a UAE police uniform is seen on the tape tying the victim's arms and legs, and later holding him down as […]

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Former Stanford Lawyer Sued

Stanford Financial Group executive Laura Pendergest-Holt filed a $20 million legal malpractice lawsuit Friday against a lawyer she said caused her wrongfully to be accused of a crime. Pendergest-Holt, chief investment officer of Stanford Financial, sued Thomas Sjoblom, who practices in New York and Washington, accusing him of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty. […]

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U.S. Oil, Imported Workers

U.S. Oil, Imported Workers Oil staffing and service companies are accused of illegally employing non-U.S. workers on rigs in the Gulf of Mexico—and displacing American workers by Moira Herbst To Daryl Johnson of Orange, Tex., work as a rigger on pipe-laying barges seemed like a pretty sure bet. The pay was good—$18.50 an hour—and with oil […]

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Landry’s Gets Restraint Vs Lenders

Landry's Gets Restraint Vs Lenders HOUSTON – Restaurant operator Landry's Restaurants Inc. on Friday said it obtained a temporary restraining order against its bond holders. The order, from a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, orders the indenture trustee of the company's $400 million 7.5 percent senior notes to immediately withdraw […]

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Developer take Corps to court

GALVESTON — After spending nearly four years and $800,000 seeking federal approval for its project, an island development firm wants a federal court to declare the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers no longer has jurisdiction over its property. The lawsuit, which follows a Supreme Court decision last year, could limit the corps’ authority to protect wetlands […]

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Buffett Case Ends After Local Vendor Arrested

An online merchant had a change in attitude Monday after a federal judge ordered him into custody. After spending a few hours in federal custody, Robert Akard ended his resistance of a federal lawsuit brought by musician Jimmy Buffett. His decision brought an end to the litigation that began about a month ago. Buffett’s attorneys, […]

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Jimmy Buffett Files Case To Protect Trademark

The mayor of Margaritaville is suing a local merchant, charging that Robert Akard’s online store unlawfully used Jimmy Buffett’s trademarks to sell clothing, novelties and other items. Akard’s Web site, www.underonehut.com, sells T-shirts, beach-themed decorations and such items as the “Hula-Tini” handpainted martini glass. Buffett’s federal complaint, filed Monday, asserts that www.under onehut.com had falsely […]

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Tony Buzbee Named As “Best of Houston” Lawyer by H-Texas Magazine

Results. That’s the focus of the attorneys at The Buzbee Law Firm. The firm prides itself in taking on complex, one-of-a-kind cases and relentlessly pursuing them – an approach which pays off. The Buzbee Law Firm has obtained more than $250 million for its clients in the last five years. The attorneys at the The […]

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