City of Uvalde refiles lawsuit against Uvalde County District Attorney; mayor alleges ‘cover-up’
The City of Uvalde has filed a second lawsuit against Uvalde County District Attorney Christina Mitchell alleging that she’s been involved in a “cover-up” and not cooperating with the city’s investigation into the massacre at Robb Elementary in May 2022.
California sues over 'forever chemicals' that taint water
A lawsuit filed by the state of California accuses 3M, Dupont and 16 smaller companies of covering up the harm caused to the environment and the public from chemicals that have over decades found their way into waterways and human bloodstreams.
Wellpath settles religious discrimination case over denying employment to nurse who asked to wear skirt to work at San Antonio detention facility
Under the settlement, Wellpath must pay back pay and compensatory damages of $75,000 to the job candidate in addition to conducting antidiscrimination training for certain human resources employees and managers, and distributing a notice informing employees of their rights.
Texas attorney Thomas J. Henry hired to represent victim of Astroworld tragedy
Texas personal injury attorney Thomas J. Henry announced Sunday that his law firm has filed one of the first lawsuits against rappers Travis Scott and Drake after a deadly crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival in Houston.
San Antonio family files lawsuit against Torchy’s Tacos after child hospitalized from salmonella, report says
A family has filed a lawsuit against a Torchy’s Tacos restaurant on the far North Side after a young boy was hospitalized in intensive care after contracting salmonella from eating contaminated onions, according to a report from the San Antonio Current.
Black man arrested while jogging sues SAPD a year after being mistaken for domestic violence suspect
A man seen on camera being forced into the back of a San Antonio police patrol vehicle after officers mistook him for a domestic violence suspect last year has sued the officers and Chief William McManus, court records obtained Wednesday by the KSAT Defenders confirm.
DOJ sues Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott over executive order allowing DPS to stop migrants in vehicles
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Texas and Gov. Greg Abbott over the executive order the governor issued on Wednesday that allowed Department of Public Safety troopers to restrict lawful ground transportation of migrants.
$20 million lawsuit filed against St. Mary’s Street bar, patron in connection with bicyclist’s death
A $20 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a St. Mary’s street bar and a patron who is accused of driving drunk before she hit and killed a 47-year-old mother of two who was riding her bicycle.
CPS Energy accuses natural gas suppliers of price gouging during winter storm, files lawsuits
CPS Energy CEO says the company is facing $1 billion in charges after winter stormSAN ANTONIO – CPS Energy has filed lawsuits against many of its natural gas suppliers for “unlawful and unconscionable price gouging” during the February winter storm. According to a news release, certain natural gas suppliers charged CPS Energy up to 15,000% more for natural gas. The utility said the price hike came during a time when 52% of the electricity generated was from natural gas. CPS Energy claims that Comstock Resources, a natural gas producer from Texas, stated that the natural gas prices they were able to charge during the winter storm were “…like hitting the jackpot...” the release said. That is essentially what happened with natural gas prices during the storm.
Lawsuit claims Subway’s tuna mix doesn’t contain any tuna and is ‘mixture of various concoctions’
A new lawsuit filed last week in California claims Subway’s tuna mixture doesn’t actually contain any tuna but is really a “mixture of various concoctions.”According to the CBS News, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of two residents in California who say they were “tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing.”The pair’s lawyer, Alex Brown with Lanier Law Firm, told CBS that they are trying to figure out what exactly is in the tuna as independent lab results have so far only determined what isn’t in it. The lawsuit states that Subway’s tuna products “entirely lack any trace of tuna as a component, let alone the main or predominant ingredient,” USA Today reported. AdSubway’s website, however, lists their tuna mix as flaked tuna blended with creamy mayo. Subway has been in hot water before in terms of their sandwiches. In October, an Irish court said Subway bread wasn’t really bread because it contains too much sugar.
Lawsuits allege San Antonio funeral home switched bodies of two elderly women
SAN ANTONIO – The bodies of two San Antonio women who died 10 days apart in November were switched by Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries, according to separate lawsuits filed by the women’s families. The women are identified as Catalina Cervantes, 85, and Mary Lou Salinas, 88. Attorney Mark Greenwald, who represents the Salinas family, said that cases of this nature are a traumatic experience for families. This attempt to exploit two separate families began when one family misidentified the remains of their mother. AdLater, inconsistencies led us to reach out to the second family for a positive identification.
Man wrongly arrested in fatal Texas shooting sues officials
GREENVILLE, Texas – A man who was arrested and charged with murder a year ago in a fatal shooting near Greenville, Texas, before being cleared is suing the county sheriff’s office, sheriff and law enforcement officials for more than $3 million. The lawsuit by Brandon Gonzales, 24, filed Tuesday and first reported Greenville Herald-Banner alleges false arrest and imprisonment and malicious prosecution. Gonzales was released Nov. 6 after the sheriff's office said information favorable to him was discovered and asked prosecutors drop charges. Gonzales, who was arrested at a car dealership where he worked, moved to Florida after his release but said he is still recognized as having been charged with murder. "It’s like, even though I was set free — they finally found out I was innocent — it’s still there.”
City to pay $206,000 to driver ‘severely injured’ in crash involving Solid Waste Management employee
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio City Council this month agreed to pay a man more than $200,000 after his vehicle was rear-ended in 2018 by a large truck driven by a Solid Waste Management Department employee. John Brubeck, who according to a 2019 lawsuit suffered “severe injuries” to his neck and lower back during the September 2018 wreck, will be paid $206,000 to settle the case. The settlement will be paid out of the city’s self-insurance liability fund, according to a council agenda announcing the agreement. In naming the city as a co-defendant in the case, attorneys for Brubeck wrote that the city should have known Garcia was reckless, incompetent and unfit to drive. City officials declined to comment on the settlement but did confirm Garcia remains employed by SWMD and currently works as a mechanic.
Former Castle Hills councilwoman charged with tampering records in 2019 sues city, mayor & police chief
CASTLE HILLS, Texas – A former Castle Hills councilwoman charged with tampering with government records in July 2019 has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and other officials. The lawsuit filed was filed Tuesday against the City of Castle Hills, Mayor JR Trevino and Police Chief John Siemens. The misdemeanor tampering charge against Gonzalez was dropped after further investigation a month later. The police investigation was in connection with an alleged scheme against City Manager Ryan Rapelye and petition documents. The mayor said the city could not comment on pending litigation.
President Trump supporter who organized gathering at Selena statue says Selena’s father is threatening to sue him
Corpus Christi, TEXAS – A Corpus Christi man who organized a President Trump campaign gathering this month posted on Facebook that he has been threatened with a lawsuit by the family of Selena. Joe Michael Perez, the event organizer, said he received a cease and desist letter from Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla to cancel the July 11 gathering planned at Selena’s statue. Perez has also been using the slogan “Bidi Bidi Trump Trump” as a promotional slogan. Perez also owns a Trump pop-up shop that sells merchandise and T-shirts with photos of him standing next to the Selena statue and a Trump hat on the statue. Perez told TMZ in an interview he is expecting at least 150 people at his gathering on Saturday.
Floresville City Council holds special meeting as legal turmoil brews
Floresville – The City of Floresville was able to move forward with city business Thursday after the Fourth Court of Appeals issued a stay in a lawsuit involving its election dispute. The lawsuit challenges the legality of the city council’s decision to move city elections from November 2019 to May 2020. The mayor and three candidates who were running for city council filed the lawsuit, saying the decision was not made legally. Former Floresville City Council member dies 9 days after being misdiagnosed with flu, widow saysLast week, a Wilson County district judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, stopping the city council from conducting official business until the May election. Daughter appointed to fill father’s City Council seat in Floresville