Protestors claiming they were wrongfully arrested during George Floyd protest in 2020 suing city of Houston, former HPD chief
Ten protestors who said they were wrongfully arrested during the George Floyd protest in 2020 are now suing the city of Houston and former Houston Police Department chief Art Acevedo.
Burger King telling Whoppers? Fast food chain accused of false advertising in lawsuit alleging burgers are too small
A South Florida lawyer has filed a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status alleging that Burger King has misled customers by portraying its food as being much larger compared with what it has served to customers in real life.
Travis Scott accused of violating Astroworld suits gag order
Attorneys for some of those killed and injured during last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival alleged in court on Monday that rapper Travis Scott has violated a gag order issued in lawsuits they have filed in an effort to influence possible jurors and rebuild his reputation ahead of a potential trial.
Watch live: Harris County attorney speaks on lawsuit challenging controversial Texas’ voting bill, SB1.
Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee will hold a press conference Friday afternoon to give an update on the preliminary injunction hearing in lawsuit challenging Texas’ voting bill, Senate Bill 1.
Coaches forced a teen to eat pizza against his religion, he says. Now he’s suing.
An Ohio high school football player was forced to eat pepperoni pizza because he missed a training session, he says. He and his family are suing because they say the punishment violated his religious beliefs.washingtonpost.com
‘It all seemed weird’: 2 Astroworld Festival security guards injured during Travis Scott concert announce lawsuit, describe festival conditions
Two security guards who say they were injured during the deadly Travis Scott Astroworld Festival announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against a number of parties, including the security company who hired them.
$2 billion lawsuit filed against Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation and Apple Music following Astroworld Festival tragedy
A Texas-based attorney filed a $2 billion lawsuit against Travis Scott and others following the tragedy at the Astroworld Festival that left 10 people dead and hundreds more injured.
Harris County Commissioners Court votes to temporarily pause lawsuit against TxDOT’s I-45 expansion project
At a special meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court on Monday, the court voted to temporarily pause the lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) I-45 expansion project.
Watch live: Lawyers to hold news conference after man files federal lawsuit against Harris County authorities after suit claims noise call turned bloody
KPRC 2 plans to share a live stream a news conference at 11:30 a.m. with the lawyers of a man who has filed a federal lawsuit against Harris County, the Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 4 and three Precinct 4 constables, after a noise call at a home in April 2020.
Fort Bend County to reinstate mask order after judge grants temporary restraining order against Gov. Abbott’s mask mandate
Several Fort Bend County leaders are expected to announce the submission of a lawsuit that will challenge Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order GA-38, which bans local officials from mandating masks.
$10M lawsuit filed against Vatican, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston after priest accused of child sexual abuse
A $10 million lawsuit has been filed against Holy See and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and its Cardinal, Daniel N. DiNardo, on behalf of the parents of a child they say was sexually abused by Rev. Phi Thanh Nguyen in November 2018, according to the lawsuit.
New lawsuit filed over synagogue in deed-restricted neighborhood in SW Houston
An Orthodox Jewish congregation has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Houston in hopes of preventing the city from enforcing a deed restriction that could put an end to services at the congregation’s current location.
Deshaun Watson’s attorney responds to lawsuit accusing player of deleting Instagram messages
HOUSTON – The attorney of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has released a statement in regards to a recent lawsuit accusing the player of deleting Instagram messages and contacting former masseuses in an attempt to settle. The 19th lawsuit against the quarterback alleges that “Watson is deleting Instagram messages and contacting those who formally provided him massages, in an attempt to settle. That said, he has not deleted any messages since March 15th, the day before the first lawsuit was filed. We categorically deny that he has reached out directly to his accusers in an attempt to settle these cases. We will address these issues, and others raised in these cases, in our formal response to the court in the coming weeks.”
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Student whose dorm room was stormed by SFA police files lawsuit
HOUSTON – A Houston student whose dorm room at Stephen F. Austin State University was stormed last year has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the school and her former roommates. Investigators said officers barged into Christin Evans’ dorm room on Sept. 14, 2020, after campus police received a call from the community advisor at the dorm, saying a student was threatening to stab another student with scissors and may have been experiencing a manic episode. Police said officers responded accordingly but changed their posture once they realized Evans was asleep in her room when they entered. In the lawsuit filed Monday, Evans accused the school and others of violating her right to due process and equal protection, negligence and gross negligence. Watch the full news conference below:Here is the full lawsuit filed by Evans:
Attorney: At least 1 of Deshaun Watson’s accusers attempted to blackmail him
HOUSTON – At least one of the women who has accused Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of assault attempted to blackmail him earlier this year, according to the football player’s attorney. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”Declaration by Watson’s managerThe following is the declaration from Bryan Burney, Watson’s manager, as released by Hardin:1. In mid-January 2021, I spoke with an individual who I believe is the Plaintiff, identified as “Jane Doe,” in Jane Doe v. Deshaun Watson, Cause No. During my discussions with Ms. Doe, I questioned the factual basis for the “settlement” that she was requesting from Deshaun. I do not believe him capable of the conduct that “Jane Doe” has anonymously accused him of in this case.
League City, police officer sued in man’s 2019 shooting death
LEAGUE CITY, Texas – The family of a man who was shot four times and killed during an interaction with police in 2019 have filed a lawsuit against League City and the League City police officer who shot him. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, claims excessive deadly force, unlawful seizure/detention, failure to provide medical care, wrongful death, survival action, municipal liability and indemnification, or monetary loss. The lawsuit claims that Patrick Bradshaw and League City are responsible for Matthew Krupar’s death after police responded to his home in the 6500 block of Turner Field on Dec. 11, 2019. The lawsuit claims that Krupar was unarmed and was experiencing a mental health issue at the time officers arrived and was “unable to harm anyone, especially trained officers.” Krupar died after Officer Patrick shot him four times, according to the lawsuit. Houston attorney Dax F. Garza is representing Krupar’s father, Matthew Krupar, in the suit.
16th lawsuit filed against Deshaun Watson: Inside the latest case filings
HOUSTON – A 16th lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The full civil court filing can be found here. In the lawsuit, the woman said Watson contacted her via Instagram and set up an appointment at Watson’s house. RELATED READ: Timeline of Deshaun Watson lawsuitsThe woman accused Watson of becoming aggressive during the massage and later exposing himself to her, according to the lawsuit. AdIn the lawsuit, the woman said Watson contacted her via Instagram again in December but she ignored his message.
‘Stop putting cars over people’: Harris County sues TxDOT over I-45 expansion project
HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee made a demand Thursday for TxDOT to take residents and the environment into consideration in the agency’s plan to expand Interstate 45. The $7.5 billion expansion project aims to increase the capacity of the freeway to handle traffic through downtown up Greater Greenspoint. Members of the group know, as Stop TxDOT I-45 applauded the county attorney’s decision to file suit. Good for them,” said STOP TxDOT I-45 founder, Susan Graham. The following is a statement, from TxDOT Executive Director James Bass, on the Harris County lawsuit regarding the NHHIP:“TxDOT has not yet received a copy of the lawsuit.
Former HISD special ed student claims he was sexually assaulted by fellow student
HOUSTON – A former student at Cesar Chavez High School claims in a lawsuit filed against the Houston Independent School District that he was sexually assaulted by a fellow student. “He was repeatedly raped in a bathroom by another student at HISD and he reported this to his teacher,” Feldman said. AdFeldman said HISD’s position seems to call in to question the former student’s credibility because of his disability. In this case, it is alleged that a student was sexually assaulted by another student and that a teacher was aware of the harm but did nothing in response. It is HISD’s position that the minimum legal requirements for a claim under Title IX have not been met in this case.
Twitter sues Texas AG, claiming retaliation for Trump ban
FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez File)DALLAS – Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, claiming the Republican used his office to retaliate against it for banning the account of former President Donald Trump following the riot at the U.S. Capitol. While there is no evidence that tech companies are biased against conservatives, the narrative has been popular with Republicans since before President Trump was elected and only grew louder throughout his term. Trump getting banned for life from Twitter and suspended temporarily from Facebook after inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riots only reinforced it. The company had long given Trump and other world leaders broad exemptions from its rules against personal attacks, hate speech and other behaviors.
Two Houston police officers accused of using excessive force closer to standing trial
HOUSTON – A civil lawsuit accusing two Houston police officers of excessive force is one step closer to trial after a ruling from a federal judge. Jose Gomez, 44, filed suit against the city of Houston and the officers in 2018 after he was arrested during a March 2017 traffic stop. Get out!”The video shows Gomez getting out of his truck and the officer appears to begin to handcuff him. Gomez filed a complaint with the HPD Internal Affairs Division, which later cleared the officers of any wrongdoing. They are protecting the city and the officers,” said attorney Randall Kallinen who represents Gomez.
ERCOT, Centerpoint sued for negligence in freezing death of Houston man
The complaints blamed the electric companies for the deaths of Houstonians who froze to death during last week’s winter storms. The 60-year-old man died alone and in the dark after his family lost contact with him on Monday of last week. Most of us all lost power, but he also lost the battery life of his cell phone. Rivera’s family is suing Centerpoint Energy and ERCOT for negligence in his death. That’s what Mr. Rivera’s family wants,” said the family’s attorney Larry F. Taylor.
Lawsuit accuses ERCOT, Entergy of gross negligence after Conroe boy dies during frigid weather
The law firm of Houston attorney Tony Buzbee is representing the Pineda family in the lawsuit over the death of 11-year-old Cristian Pineda. Ad“Common sense tells you the weather played a part in his death,” Buzbee said. “What’s interesting about this whole ordeal is what these power providers and ERCOT knew long before many of us knew it,” Buzbee said. Entergy released the following written statement about the lawsuit: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in our community. We are unable to comment due to pending litigation.”AdKPRC 2 has also asked ERCOT for a statement regarding the lawsuit.
In lawsuit, woman trampled by HPD police horse accuses department of negligence
HOUSTON – A woman who was seen in a video being trampled by a Houston Police Department horse during the George Floyd protests has sued the department. According to court records, Melissa Sanchez filed her lawsuit on Jan. 15 and she is accusing HPD of negligence. Sanchez said in August that a bystander caught the incident on video. It showed a mounted patrol officer’s horse hit Sanchez, who had her back to the animal, knock her to the ground and walk over her. Note: The video attached to this story was from an earlier report.
$1.7M for George Strait, six-figure bonuses: Months later, a lawsuit forced Texas to release details on inaugural spending
The result is the most detailed and complete account of inaugural spending in decades. Few records document inaugural committee spending in the state, and those that exist are inconsistent about how expenditures are categorized year to year. Instead, the inaugural committee spent nearly twice that — 19% — on fundraising last year. Five days after that, a process server tried to deliver the lawsuit to Bugg, the chair of the inaugural committee. Aleshire said there’s no reason why the Texas Inaugural Committee should be walled off from scrutiny.
Texas AG announces multistate lawsuit against Google
FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Dallas. Google, which is based in Mountain View, California, called Paxton's claims "meritless" and said the price of online advertising has fallen over the last decade. As more marketers have increased their spending online, those digital ads have turned Google into a moneymaking machine. All eight of Paxton's accusers have since been fired or resigned, including the deputy attorney general who had been leading the office's probe of Google. The American Economic Liberties Project, an organization that advocates for government action against business concentration, welcomed the the states’ suit.
Lawsuit could open sports gambling across U.S.
With the start of college basketball’s March Madness less than a month away, Las Vegas is gearing up for some action. Last year, gamblers in Nevada -- where sports betting is legal -- placed an estimated $240 million in bets on the tournaments. A court battle pitting New Jersey against the NCAA and major pro sports leagues could determine whether other states could also soon see a piece of that action. Mike McCarthy, reporter and columnist for "Sporting News" joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with more on the lawsuit and its potential impact.cbsnews.com
Apple faces lawsuit over lost texts
Apple faces lawsuit over lost texts A California woman claims the iPhone maker failed to tell its customers that they wouldn't be able to receive iMessages from other iPhone users if they switched to an Android phone. CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar joins "CBSN" to discuss the lawsuit.cbsnews.com