Seven shell companies managed by Houston-based absentee landlord Scott Wizig, who was ordered to repair 49 dilapidated properties he owns in Baltimore, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in an apparent bid to sidestep the circuit court judge's order. (Wizig is the subject of this week's cover story). Bal ... More >>
Months of unanswered complaints about disturbing sexual harassment by a coworker led a local man to file suit against a Texas grocery store chain last week.
The Texas Supreme Court last week issued a ruling that could change how Texas lawyers fight defamation in the internet age. The State Supremes ruled in the case of Robert Kinney, a Texas legal recruiter for BCG Attorney Search, Inc. who left the firm in 2004 to start a competing venture. Some time ... More >>
The manufacturer of a blood thinner will pay $650 million to settle claims brought by 4,000 consumers and next of kin who claimed to have been injured by the drug. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, makers of Pradaxa, agreed on the settlement this week, resolving litigation that began in Novembe ... More >>
Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.
A group called All Pro Management is suing the owners of Rich's, where Jay-Z (aka Mr. Beyonce Knowles) hosted an NBA All-Star par-tay, accusing them of cheating All Pro out of proceeds from liquor sales. The promoters claimed to have paid $25,000 to host the event, according to the Courthouse News ... More >>
The malicious prosecution lawsuit filed against former West University condo owner association head Mark Thuesen keeps yielding precious fruit, with the latest being a Harris County District Judge's order expressing his befuddlement over a rambling motion filed by Thuesen. For the uninitiated, the ... More >>
The owner of a historic Oak Forest ice house is suing a neighbor for assault, claiming that the man's violent threats and overall pattern of harassment are harming his business. Plaintiff Edward Sanchez owns the Catty Corner Ice House on Wakefield Street, a storied avenue of near Northwest Side div ... More >>
Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban is known for a few things: winning national championships (two in the last three seasons), a steely demeanor (and by steely, I mean he's kind of a jerk), meticulous attention to detail (ask the Dolphins office worker who misplaced his Little Debbie snack cakes), and a h ... More >>
It's the clash of the Longhorn Steakhouse titans down south in Corpus Christi, where a local chain of steakhouses with a similar name to the national LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants has filed a federal lawsuit over a lobster baked potato. It's more complicated than that, of course, but the lobster ... More >>
Ten years ago last week, one of the most vicious legal battles in rock history took another ugly turn. Ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl found themselves in King County Superior Court over a dispute with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, over the band's considerable royalti ... More >>
Set at the very top of the Hyatt Regency Houston hotel downtown, Spindletop is a popular destination for date nights and special occasions. The rotating floors in the restaurant spin guests slowly around for impeccable views of the city skyline, making Spindletop a draw since it first opened in 1972 ... More >>
A woman who says she was groped and fondled by a Harris County deputy constable has filed a civil suit in which she provides more details from the alleged August 2011 incident. The woman says deputy Christopher Kerr, a deputy in Constable Precinct 3, pulled her over, then handcuffed her and began g ... More >>
FRODO!Wow, talk about having something blow up in your face: on Thursday, the Chron reported on the lawsuit filed by Dr. Craig Fischer against his ex-fiancee, wherein he demanded she return a $73,000 engagement ring. He also accused Nichole Johnson of defaming him to "thousands" of friends on ... More >>
Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?
Suave, with impeccable but false credentials, "Dennis Shaw" moved easily through River Oaks society.
Lesbian teen sues coach, Kilgore HS.
Michael Bardwil says he has a beef with Strake JesuitA Strake Jesuit alumnus gave $40,000 to the school in the belief it would get his son admitted, but the school took the cash and not the kid, according to a lawsuit filed in district court. Michael Bardwil is suing the school for fraud, an ... More >>
Another gay student is allegedly bullied, this time at the hands of an East Texas softball coach. If two high school coaches lead a girl into an empty locker room and lock the door behind them, something bad can happen, and at Kilgore High School, according to a new lawsuit filed by the Texas Civ ... More >>
Bailey's American Grille: As far as we know, the banana-pudding recipe is not under litigation.After news broke last week that Brad Bailey, a Nassau Bay councilman in addition to the owner of Bailey's American Grille in Seabrook, had suddenly closed his popular restaurant and banquet hall, Ba ... More >>
Not only the big players get hit with Iraq sex-abuse suitsHouston-based energy services companies have gotten plenty of ink over the past several years due to allegations and accusations that male employees working in places such as Iraq have raped and abused their female co-workers. Much of it i ... More >>
Former Congressman shot at two kidsDebbie Brooks and Marti McAnulty, whose sons had been shot at by former U.S. Congressman Craig Washington last year, finally had their day in court on Wednesday, attempting to sue a Harris County prosecutor for violating their victims rights.The two mothers clai ... More >>
Photo courtesy US Coast GuardPLEASE let the oil-spill litigation be heard here, Houston hotel owners prayTransocean, the Houston company that owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon rig that is currently gushing huge amount of oil into the Gulf, is looking to limit the amount of damages they may ... More >>
Probably the worst thing that could happen when you're knocking back a cool, refreshing Tecate Light is to suddenly realize you mistakenly grabbed a Milwaukee's Best. Probably the second-worst thing would be to find a rat head floating at the top.It's the second scenario that Everett Johnston of ... More >>
A Houston-based fish-oil manufacturer might be exposing consumers to a harmful carcinogen, according to a lawsuit filed by environmental activists earlier this month.Filed in a California Superior Court, the suit accuses Omega Protein and seven other fish-oil manufacturers of failing to warn cons ... More >>
When Mary Anderson of Fort Bend County allegedly asked rapper Method Man for an autograph after a show last November at Houston's House of Blues, she claims she got a different kind of signature: A wound in the stomach from a pellet gun.Anderson is suing Method Man, more formally known as Cl ... More >>
We took notice last year when high-profile plaintiffs' attorney Richard Laminack was sued for sexual harassment.So it's only fair to take note that the case has been dismissed."I have always had faith in the system and knew that the facts would speak for themselves," Laminack said in a prepared stat ... More >>
Looks like the county's new sheriff has a $5 million jail lawsuit on his hands -- the first of his tenure, which began last month -- with a Dallas woman claiming she was beaten by two deputies during her lock up at the Harris County Jail. Jeanne Greer was arrested by the sheriff's department in Marc ... More >>
Houston attorney Mike Doyle and TMI are locked in a battle over truth, lies and an employee's right to workers' comp benefits.
Looks like Republicans and Democrats alike won’t have D.A. Chuck Rosenthal to kick around any more. Rosenthal resigned earlier today, citing several reasons in a press release, including possibly feeling a bit loopy of late due to a cocktail of prescription drugs. “Although I have enjoyed exce ... More >>
In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby
...is not quite what you'd expect
The local Catholic diocese gets accused of covering up a '96 sex abuse case
Moody hooks a $75 million verdict against a fish farm and a law firm
Service station dealers record a couple of victories in their court battles with parent oil companies
Inmate Mark Knox claims Texas prison guards brutalized him. The ACLU fears that in an expanding and unwieldy TDCJ system Knox is far from alone.
NASA & Houston v. McLane, Dieker, and "Baseball Team"
The Youngs thought they did everything right. Apparently not.
Jessie Phillips wants more than a not-guilty verdict in a five-year quest to clear his name
If you're going to get hit by a bus in Houston, try Ryder
How an arrogant, overbearing landlord fought City Hall -- and won
Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.
Four years after his daughter's murder, Bob Carreiro crusades to bring criminals to justice and peace to lives wrecked by crime. But to the family who shared his tragedy, he shows no mercy.
Texas City police can't go mosquito hunting with an elephant gun
Yes, the city's settlement of a lawsuit was a good deal -- for Helen Huey
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