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Arizona State University Sued After Linebacker with CTE Takes Own Life

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

Arizona State University and the NCAA have both been named in a lawsuit after the tragic death of former ASU linebacker Jason Franklin. The suit has been filed by Franklin’s father, George. The lawsuit alleges that the team did not take safety measures for dealing with concussions when Franklin was a walk-on linebacker with… Read More »

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Family of First Black, UT Football Player Sues NCAA Over Head Trauma

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

The family of Julius Whittier, the first Black football player to ever take the field for the University of Texas, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NCAA alleging that Whittier suffered from head trauma during his time as an athlete. Whittier died at the age of 68. The plaintiffs believe that football… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death Over Alleged Hazing Incident

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

The family of Nicky Cumberland has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Texas Cowboys, a men’s student organization. Cumberland’s parents say that a night of hazing led to their son’s death. Cumberland was involved in a car accident that turned out to be fatal. Cumberland died in a Houston hospital nearly a month… Read More »

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Family of UIW Student Allowed to Proceed with Wrongful Death Suit

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

The family of a University of the Incarnate Word student filed a wrongful death lawsuit after their son was killed by a campus police officer at a routine traffic stop. This lawsuit made it all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. The question of whether or not the officer and the university should… Read More »

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Houston Lawyers Announce They Will Not Pursue COVID-19 Malpractice Lawsuits

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

A number of Houston medical malpractice attorneys have banded together to say that they will not file lawsuits against health care workers who have made “good faith efforts” to treat COVID-19 patients. This is after several states (but not Texas) have passed legislation placing a moratorium on medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from COVID-19. The… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death Against Tyson Foods

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

In the other article on COVID-19 deaths in the workplace, we discussed generally the issues surrounding workers’ compensation and personal injury lawsuits. In this article, we’ll discuss the lawsuit itself. The family of Pwar Gay has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tyson Foods, Inc. after Gay came down with the virus in the… Read More »

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COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Employers

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

In case you aren’t aware, here’s a little background. In April, Tyson Foods posted a whole-page ad in the New York Times warning Americans that the “supply chain was breaking”. This was because several meat packing factories were facing several COVID-19 cases and deaths. Their employees, who are required to work in close quarters… Read More »

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Lobbyists Push to Give Immunity to Health Care During Pandemic

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

Three of the states that were hardest-hit by the coronavirus, New York, Michigan, and New Jersey, have all passed temporary legislation that seeks to prevent medical malpractice lawsuits against health care workers on the front lines of COVID-19. In all three states, such legislation has passed with bipartisan support and will remain until the… Read More »

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As COVID-19 Deaths Mount, More Lawsuits Against China

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

Last week, Missouri became the first state to file a lawsuit against China on behalf of their own citizens. But several attorneys have taken on cases that seek to hold China accountable for the virus’s outbreak. These lawsuits face serious legal hurdles before they can actually make their way in front of a jury…. Read More »

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Conroe Police Department Faces Dog Bite Lawsuit

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against the Conroe Police Department after they sicced a dog on her during a psychiatric emergency. The incident landed her in the hospital in July of 2018. The boyfriend of 24-year-old Olivia Sligh called 911 after his girlfriend began self-harming after taking a new psychiatric medication. Two… Read More »

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