Attorney Perspectives Articles

Abraham Watkins

Are you still fighting your insurance carrier on your Hurricane Harvey claim?

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017 as a Category 4 Hurricane and caused widespread destruction throughout the greater Houston area and surrounding counties. Harvey’s extreme wind speeds reached 130 mph or higher, produced record setting numbers of tornados and inches of rain fall throughout the Houston area, and caused Texas homes…

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Abraham Watkins

Victims of Family Violence or Misconduct Shouldn’t Ignore Their Tort Claims

The commission of an actionable tort frequently occurs in the context of, or is the impetus for, a divorce or child custody proceeding. Some examples of potential torts that you may encounter are: (1) Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; (2) Assault and Battery; (3) Defamation of Character; and (4) Invasion of Privacy. In Texas-unlike some…

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Abraham Watkins

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Addicks and Barker Reservoir Release Post Hurricane Harvey

A group of flooded-out Harris County homeowners and businesses sued the federal government on Tuesday, accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of knowingly condemning their properties by releasing water from the Barker and Addicks reservoirs after Hurricane Harvey. The suit is not alleging negligence. In other words they are not saying the government did…

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Abraham Watkins

Prominent Houston Doctor Sues Methodist Hospital for Secret Recordings

Earlier this month, Dr. Eric Haufrect sued Houston Methodist Hospital alleging the hospital recorded conversations between patients and nurses without their knowledge or consent. The lawsuit alleges this was Methodist’s policy possibly for as long as eight years. Additionally, Dr. Haufrect alleges retaliation from the hospital for speaking out against the recordings. The allegations against…

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State Standing in United States v. Texas Could be Key Issue

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas, a suit in which Texas along with twenty-five other states are challenging the Obama administration’s initiatives, announced back in November 2014, deferring removal of millions of unauthorized immigrants. The policies in question, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expansion…

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