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Dram Shop Liability: Suing a Bar or Restaurant for Overservice

Dram Shop Laws are laws that impose civil liability for the overservice of alcohol on bar and restaurant establishments that are licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. These laws vary from state to state. In the state of Texas, Dram Shop laws hold bars and restaurants that serve alcohol liable if there was service of alcohol…

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Refineries and Chemical Plant Liability: A Duty to their Neighborhoods

As Houstonians, we constantly hear news of explosions and chemical releases from refineries and chemical plants. Often these tragic events occur in heavily populated residential areas that refineries and chemical plants call home. While there is a risk in living near these refineries and chemical plants, the facilities also have a duty to prevent dangerous…

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Workplace Injury at Igloo Manufacturing Center

Waller County Sheriff’s Department responded to an incident that occurred at the Igloo manufacturing plant on June 21, 2022. The department claims that an employee was severely injured when an unidentified piece of equipment fell on them. While many details are unknown at this time, the injuries suffered by the employee were serious enough to…

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Warmer Temperatures Bring Boating Accidents for Houston Residents

With warm weather returning and summer officially starting, Houstonians are starting to enjoy many of the nearby water recreational opportunities in large numbers. Many take advantage of the numerous lakes in the region for boating, swimming, and leisure. Unfortunately, the benefits of water recreation sometimes come with a cost. Injuries and deaths while boating happen…

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