ITC Deer Park Chemical Fire Investigation Reveals Startling Facts

On March 17, 2019, a huge fire erupted at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. (ITC) bulk liquid storage terminal which sent a large black cloud high over Deer Park and surrounding communities east of Houston, Texas.  The fire, which ultimately was allowed largely to burn out, spawned lawsuits from thousands of residents and Harris County for […]

What to Know About Pedestrian Accidents

Perhaps the first thing to know about pedestrian accidents is that they are not “accidents” at all. These incidents may have been unintentional, but they were not inevitable and unavoidable. People accidentally spill milk and lose their car keys. They do not accidentally cause vehicle collisions or run over pedestrians.  Negligence law is built on […]

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update

4.69 Billion Dollar Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Upheld by St. Louis Judge A St. Louis judge has upheld a talcum powder verdict of about $4.7 billion against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder manufacturer filed motions for judgement notwithstanding the verdict, new trial and new trial on damages following the July 13 verdict. This […]

Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Update

Ongoing Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation In June 2018, the plaintiff’s counsel for the ongoing Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) MDL No. 2789 tolled the statue of limitations, give them more time to investigate the factual basis of PPI kidney injury claims. The details of the agreement can be found in the official court filing, linked above. […]

Important Considerations for Getting a Car

Is It Better to Buy or Lease a Car? There are many important considerations associated with buying or leasing a vehicle. From monthly payments to mileage limits, the decision of whether or not to lease a car can only truly be answered by the individual making the financial commitment. When evaluating the factors associated with […]

Not Too Late to File a Harvey Flood Claim For Addicks or Barker Victims

It is not too late to file a Harvey flood claim if you were a victim of the Hurricane flooding that resulted in the flooding of thousands of homes around the Addicks Reservoir and the Barker Reservoir.  Houston flood claim lawyers are still filing cases against the United States Government and the Corps of Engineers […]

French Chemical Company Indicted in Texas

Harris County Grand Jury Indicts Arkema for Crosby Plant Explosion On Friday August 3, a Harris County grand jury indicted French chemical company Arkema, and 2 officials, for a “reckless” chemical release that resulted in a chemical plant explosion during Hurricane Harvey. After sustaining almost seven-feet of floodwater, the plant lost power did not have […]

Houston Vulnerable Road User Ordinance

Vulnerable Road Users in Houston According to a preliminary report conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Unfortunately, car accidents involving pedestrians seem to be more common; however, there are other road users who are also at a disadvantage when it comes to […]

Essure Birth Control Device Update

Bayer Announces Removal of Essure from Marketing Starting 2019 On Friday, medical device manufacturer, Bayer announced that beginning December 31, 2018, they will no longer sell the controversial Essure birth control device in the United States. Bayer announced that its decision to discontinue Essure, “is based on a decline in U.S. sales of Essure in […]

Summer Road Safety Tips for Texans

Safe Travels During the Hottest Months of the Year The unexpected snow and ice this winter taught Texans a bit about the winter road hazards our neighbors to the north face on a regular basis. Even without personal experience, it stands to reason that snow, ice, and even rain can make road conditions hazardous. However, […]

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