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Houston Gospel Singer Killed in Cement Truck Accident

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

The family of a Houston-area gospel singer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of a cement truck that dropped wet cement on the road. Forty-nine-year-old LaTonya Earl was one of two people killed after the truck dumped cement onto the road. Earl was a popular gospel singer in the Houston area… Read More »

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Truck Driver Faces Charges After Flying Tire Accidents

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

Federal regulations are pretty strict when it comes to the trucking industry. Not only are trucking companies expected to inspect their vehicles prior to departure for a delivery, individual truck drivers are required to perform inspections after every 24 hours of driving. When they don’t, tragedy can strike. Now, one truck driver is learning… Read More »

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Armored Vehicle Collides With Motorcyclist Resulting in Wrongful Death Suit

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

The family of Virgilio Martinez Garcia filed a wrongful death lawsuit against security firm GardaWorld Corp after one of their trucks was involved in a fatal accident with Martinez’s motorcycle. The family alleges that the driver attempted to make an illegal left-hand turn from the right-most lane. Martinez was in the lane directly left… Read More »

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Driver Facing Charges After Four Are Killed in Fiery Crash

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

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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Hotel Chains Named in Sex Trafficking Lawsuit

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

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

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

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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