It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>
There can be a thin line between ballsy and dumb. Terence Dwayne Johnson, 20, of the tiny East Texas hamlet of Bedias, apparently decided to test where that line might be. According to cops who talked to KLTV, security footage at a Lovelady hardware store shows him grabbing an American flag out of ... More >>
Someone bribed, but it wasn't John O'Shea.The executive of a Sugar Land-based company who's been accused of paying bribes to Mexican officials was acquitted without the defense even putting on a case. John O'Shea, the former general manager of ABB Industries, was acquitted by U.S. District J ... More >>
The hammer comes down, sometimes.Yes, as through this world I've wandered I've seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen. -- Woody Guthrie, "Pretty Boy Floyd" Our advice: Do your bank robbing with the fountain pen. Or its modern equivalent. One ... More >>
FBIJacqueline LeBaron gets off easyJacqueline LeBaron, the daughter of a polygamist sect leader, has reached a plea deal on the criminal charges facing her for involvement in the murders of an 8-year-old girl and three other former members of the group. She pled guilty to...."Obstruction of ... More >>
Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Berg & Androphy attorneys (from left) Sarah Frazier, Joel Androphy and Kathryn Nelson. ‚Äč"Jipped," this week's cover story in the Houston Press, explores the case of American Grocers, Inc., a Houston-based company that exports food to the Middle East (working, in part, off military contracts), ... More >>
Gayle Rothenberg, the prominent Houston doctor who was convicted of using fake Botox on her patients, has had that conviction overturned by the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals.The appellate court ripped into Rothenberg's trial, saying prosecutors presented evidence -- and the judge allowed it in - ... More >>
$800 million is a ton of money to settle a civil suit, but two Houston attorneys helped win a settlement of that size this morning.Joel Androphy, who specializes in whistleblower suits, worked with Sarah Frazier and won a big one as the drug giant Eli Lilly agreed to pay that whopping amount to sett ... More >>
Usually, when the federal government refuses to join in your whistleblower suit, you give up. (Unless, of course, you're talking about whistleblower suits against the federal government.) A pair of local attorneys decided to stick with their so-called "qui tam" (legalese for "whistleblower") suit, ... More >>
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