Disabled Tanker Towed to New York After 'Significant' Engine Room Fire
The U.S. Coast Guard and local first responders responded to a disabled 479-foot asphalt tanker off the coast of Nantucket Island on Monday after the vessel suffered what the Coast Guard described as a ‘significant’ fire that damaged multiple systems. The Coast Guard reported Monday that the fire broke out in the engine room of the Hong …
Litigator of the Week: Houston Attorney Wins $44M Verdict in Refinery Accident Trial
Pretrial settlements in industrial accident cases can work against plaintiffs when it comes time to try a case before a jury making it easier for the defense to shift blame to a party that has already left the litigation. That dynamic is what Houston lawyer Vuk Vujasinovic was up against recently as he convinced a Jefferson County jury to hit a Beaumont crane company with a $44 million verdict in a wrongful death case.
Jury awards $44M for Beaumont refinery death
The family of two men who watched their brother die at Beaumont's Exxon Mobil refinery two years ago should get $44 million, a Jefferson County jury decided this week.
Bombshells sports bar in southeast Houston loses legal challenge to resume alcohol sales
The Harris County district attorney characterized the bar as a "crime factory" due to the array of criminal activity that has taken place at or near the establishment, allegedly resulting from overserving alcohol.
Houston man blames icy ramps on employer's premises for slip and fall
HOUSTON – A Houston man is suing his employer following an alleged slip and fall earlier this year, recent Harris County District Court records show.
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