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Driver Facing Charges After Four Are Killed in Fiery Crash

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Mississippi truck driver, Timothy Thomas Poppen, is facing four counts of negligent homicide in Texas after he initiated a crash that killed Chelsea Standberry and her three children aged six to ten. The crash involved at least eight other vehicles and police and first responders noted that some of the vehicles had caught on… Read More »

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Injuries Reported After Carnival Cruise Ships Collide

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In case you hadn’t heard, two Carnival cruise ships collided off the coast of Mexico just recently leading to six minor injuries. The Glory ocean liner and Carnival Legend collided when one of the vessels steered into the other while the first one was attempting to dock. One individual was reported injured shortly after… Read More »

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Hotel Chains Named in Sex Trafficking Lawsuit

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Three national hotel chains are being named in a civil suit alleging that the hotels aided and abetted sex trafficking on their premises. These include hotels in northern Texas. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a plaintiff known only as F.M. She alleges that she was sexually exploited at several north Texas hotels…. Read More »

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Popular Dating Apps Let Known Sex Offenders Create Accounts

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

While institutional sexual assault lawsuits targeting the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America have prompted legislation increasing the amount of time victims have to sue their attackers, the next wave of sexual assault lawsuits could target online dating apps like Tinder that allow those convicted of sex crimes to set up online… Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges Dog Bite Led to Foot Amputation

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

A man is suing his neighbor after the neighbor’s dogs got loose and attacked him. As a result of the attack, half of the man’s foot had to be amputated. He is seeking more than $1 million in damages. The attack occurred on June 26. The victim alleges that the dogs were not restrained… Read More »

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Family Says Woman Contracted Legionnaires Disease at Chicago Hospital

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

A Texas family is suing for wrongful death after they say their loved one contracted Legionnaires’ disease from another patient at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The family believes that her death was preventable and alleges that she caught the disease from another patient on the same floor. Thirty-five-year-old Carol Ruiz was admitted to… Read More »

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Dog Breaks Free of Leash, Bites Child

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A dog owner may be on the hook after his dog broke free of the leash and bit a 9-year-old boy in the arm, sending him to the hospital. The nine-year-old was playing football outside in Hewitt, Texas. According to the police report, the dog chased the boy after it got loose. The boy’s… Read More »

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Southern Baptist Leader Accused of Sexual Assault

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The plaintiffs in a sexual assault lawsuit against Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler are appealing a lower court’s decision that the allegations were filed too late. One plaintiff is alleging that Pressler raped him for years beginning when he was 14 years old. Pressler is a former state legislator and appeals court judge who… Read More »

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On the Job Injuries: When Can I Sue?

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

On the job injuries are a major point of confusion for many Houston workers. For instance, when can you sue your employer? How does workers’ compensation affect my claim? Am I forced to file for workers’ compensation or can I file a lawsuit? In this article, we’ll take a look at Texas law and… Read More »

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Fiesta Mart Sued Over Slip and Fall Accident

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

A Texas Fiesta Mart is being sued after a customer alleged that they slipped and fell on soap at one of their Houston stores. The complaint was filed in October and alleges that the store was negligent for allowing the dangerous condition to remain on the premises. Norman Griffin alleges that he slipped on… Read More »

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