Forced to have sex at knifepoint: Lawsuit claims Houston church didn’t address employee’s abuse claims
A former employee of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and School has filed a lawsuit against her former supervisor and employer, alleging he sexually abused her for months at work and church leaders responded with retaliation when she reported him.
HISD adopts state-approved teacher evaluation system in response to lawsuit
During a Houston Independent School District board meeting last week, Superintendent Mike Miles said the district has decided to implement the state-approved T-TESS Evaluation System rather than a new teacher evaluation system.
Hearing set in lawsuit over Texas’ deployment of buoys on the Rio Grande
Governor Greg Abbott gave several GOP Governors a tour of the Texas border Monday afternoon. The tour comes on the eve of a federal court hearing involving a lawsuit challenging Texas’ authority to deploy nearly a thousand feet of buoys near the Camino Real bridge in Eagle Pass.
Lawyers for ex-Lizzo dancers say they are reviewing more complaints in wake of lawsuit
Lawyers representing three of Lizzo’s former dancers said they’ve been reviewing new complaints since she was accused of sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment and weight-shaming in a lawsuit filed last week.
Former Lizzo dancers who filed lawsuit hope speaking out is starting a ‘movement’
Lizzo’s former dancers who filed a lawsuit against her alleging a hostile work environment and sexual harassment say abuse against background dancers is an industrywide issue and they hope they’re starting a movement to change it.
Legionella outbreak reported at Fulshear facility; lawsuit filed after woman’s death
The family of a Fulshear woman who allegedly died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch Community Association and several other entities believed to be associated with overseeing the facilities at the Bonterra Clubhouse.
City of Houston files lawsuit against Texas’ ‘Death Star’ Super Preemption Law
The City of Houston filed a lawsuit in Travis County against the State of Texas to declare House Bill 2127, also known as the “Death Star” or “Super” preemption bill, “unconstitutional, void, and unenforceable,” according to a news release.
Lawsuit claims Dairy Queen corp. failed to protect minor worker who was sexually assaulted by supervisor in Huffman
A lawsuit was filed Monday in Harris County on behalf of a minor who alleges her outcries were ignored after she reported being repeatedly sexually abused and assaulted by her former shift supervisor at a Dairy Queen restaurant in Huffman, Texas.
Alec Baldwin wants ‘misguided’ lawsuit filed by Halyna Hutchins’ parents and sister dismissed
Alec Baldwin is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents and sister of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, saying that they were distant from Hutchins before her death and have “no viable cause of action.”
Attorney Ben Crump helps lead litigation against L’Oreal USA after claims of hair relaxers being linked to cancer
"We know now that these chemicals are responsible for the tragic number of users’ reproductive cancer. This litigation will bring justice to these women and their families and hold corporations that put profits over people accountable for their deadly actions," Attorney Crump said.
13 women file lawsuit against multiple companies after allegedly contracting incurable STD from water bottles infected by janitor, firm says
Thirteen women have filed a lawsuit against multiple companies after allegedly contracting an incurable sexually transmitted disease from water bottles that were reportedly infected by a Houston janitor.
California sues over 'forever chemicals' that taint water
A lawsuit filed by the state of California accuses 3M, Dupont and 16 smaller companies of covering up the harm caused to the environment and the public from chemicals that have over decades found their way into waterways and human bloodstreams.
Federal judge awards compensation for Hurricane Harvey victims upstream from Addicks, Barker dams
The Barker and Addicks dams were designed by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect properties downstream, but during Hurricane Harvey, property owners upstream said the dams caused them to take a hit. A federal judge agreed and said they’re entitled to compensation.
Houston jury awards $95.5 M to family of girl who suffered brain damage after sedated, restrained by dentist, attorney says
A state district court jury in Houston has awarded $95.5 million to the family of a four-year-old Houston girl left irreversibly brain damaged after a dentist improperly restrained and sedated her during treatment of decayed teeth, according to the family’s attorney James R. Moriarty and co-counsel.
Attorney General Paxton agrees to $438.5M settlement following multistate investigation of e-cigarette company JUUL
Attorney General Paxton has secured a $438.5 million agreement in principle between JUUL Labs and 34 states and territories, resolving a two-year bipartisan investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s marketing and sales practices. The investigation, initially launched in 2020 by Attorney General Paxton, was led by his office, along with the Attorneys General of Connecticut and Oregon.
Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears accused of grooming and molesting siblings in sexually explicit skits, lawsuit says
A woman and her younger brother have accused comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears in a new lawsuit of grooming them when they were children and coercing them into filming sexually explicit skits.
5th Ward residents rejoice over county, city plans to sue Union Pacific
Tuesday’s announcement that both Harris County and the city of Houston each plan to pursue legal action against Union Pacific Railroad over long-standing contamination in Houston’s Fifth Ward was welcome news among residents who have long fought for accountability.
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.
‘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.”
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.