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Woman Sexually Abused as a Child Sues the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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A woman has sued the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as well as her former southwest Houston parish, due to sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of a former youth minister. The woman's lawsuit states that she met with youth minister Ralph Garza to receive counseling for abuse, allowing Garza to be with the woman alone regularly. That suit further alleges that Garza groomed her for months before eventually molesting her. On one such occasion, Garza forced the woman to touch his genitals, and on another occasion, Garza kissed and fondled her. Following the abuse, Garza was arrested and convicted of indecency with a child, and Garza is now a registered sex offender living in Houston.

Polaris Recalls Nearly 30,000 of Its Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

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American manufacturer, Polaris Industries Inc., has issued a recall that affects nearly 30,000 of its off-road vehicles sold nationwide from November 2017 through March 2020.

Tesla Airbags and Seatbelts Faulted for Brain Injuries Sustained During Crash

On June 25, 2020, a Maryland woman who suffered traumatic brain injuries in a 2019 accident sued Tesla Inc. in California alleging it manufactured an unsafe Model 3 vehicle with airbags that didn't properly deploy. The suit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court in California where Tesla's headquarters is located.

Ride-Sharing Injury Claims: Insurance Requirements for Uber and Lyft Car Wrecks Depends, in Part, on the Status of the Driver

If you are in a motor vehicle accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, it can be challenging to figure out who is responsible for paying your medical bills and other personal injury or property damages.

Bayer Agrees to $10 Billion Settlement Over Roundup Claims

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On June 24, 2020, it was announced that Bayer agreed to pay in excess of $10 billion to settle 95,000 claims regarding Roundup, the world's best-known weedkiller. The settlement also includes $1.25 billion to cover future claims. Bayer still faces at least 30,000 claims from plaintiffs who did not join the settlement.

Costway Recalls Baby Strollers Over Strangulation Concerns

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A vital notice to parents. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled approximately 16,000 infant and child double strollers due to fall, entrapment, and strangulation risks. The affected batch of strollers are manufactured by California based Company, Costway, and were sold on Costway's website and Amazon between May 2016 and December 2019.

Parent Sues Local Baseball Team Over Daughter's Head Injury in Bouncy House

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A mother in Dakota County, Nebraska recently filed a lawsuit against the Sioux City Explorers baseball team over a serious head injury that her daughter suffered on July 7, 2018 in a bouncy house on the recreation area for children next to the baseball field.

Pressure Cooker Causes Burn Injuries: Company Alleged to Have Misrepresented Safety

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been cooking and eating more meals at home. Some people have also been buying new cooking gadgets and appliances, including pressure cookers, to accommodate this new need to cook more at home.

Abraham Watkins Files Second Lawsuit Against Haverstock Apartments or Deadly Shooting

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Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Jonathan Sneed have filed a second lawsuit against Haverstock Hills Apartments for a shooting that left a young father of two dead. The lawsuit comes shortly after Agosto and Sneed secured a favorable confidential settlement against the same apartment complex for a mass shooting that occurred in 2017 that left two dead and several others in critical condition.

Malfunctioning Tesla Touch Screens

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With an increase of self-driving vehicles on the road, drivers are more reliant on the technology those cars offer. But like any other technology that consumers buy, there can be complications that arise as time goes on. Prominent electric car company Tesla is now facing the consequences of not keeping the technology in their older vehicles up to date, specifically the touch screen. The touch screen in a Tesla controls almost all functions of the car, from climate control to navigation, to even the safety monitors for autopilot.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Fire and Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Personal Injury Large Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Plant Fire and Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Personal Injury Work Site Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million Auto Accident 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $30 Million Personal Injury Burn Victims

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $30 million.

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