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An Overview of Laws Affecting Pipeline Operators in Texas

In the State of Texas, intrastate pipeline operators are governed by many different laws and regulations, including those promulgated by the Texas Railroad Commission (“RRC”). For example, to operate in Texas, a pipeline operator is required to submit a T-4 Permit to Operate, which is specifically a permit to operate a pipeline. The T-4 form…

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Lawsuit Filed after Man Shot at Houston Apartment Complex

On May 25, 2023, a petition was filed to initiate a lawsuit in the Harris County District Court against multiple entities, including an owner/operator, associated with The Park at San Marino apartment complex (hereinafter “Defendants”) as a result of gunshot wound injuries sustained by a resident (the “Man”) while inside his apartment home. The lawsuit…

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Woman Sues Fitness Center After Sauna Bench Causes Injuries

On April 19, 2023, a woman (“Woman”) filed a lawsuit against Roman Empire Fitness Center in Galveston County District Court after suffering injuries caused by a faulty or defective sauna bench. The Woman asserts causes of action for negligence, negligence per se, negligent retention, negligent hiring, negligent training, premises liability, and gross negligence against Roman…

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Workers Injured In Massive Fire at Shell Refinery Plant in Deer Park

At around 3 pm on Friday, May 5th, workers at the Shell refinery plant in Deer Park, Texas were startled by what was originally described as a massive explosion. After being corrected by Deer Park officials, it was later categorized as a fire emergency. The fire quickly grew, quickly sending smoke and ash that was…

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Widow Settles Lawsuit for $12M after Husband Crushed by Slabs of Granite

Figure 1 – The Stone Basyx warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina following the death of “Al” Abedi-Aslon on September 20, 2019. Photo credit: www.WSOCTV.com. On September 20, 2019, Behzad “Al” Abedi-Asl, then aged 63, was shopping with his wife, Angela, at Stone Basyx warehouse. Inside the warehouse were racks holding 1,000-pound slabs of stone. Unfortunately,…

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Woman Struck by Jean Iron Press While Working at Dry Cleaner

On March 7, 2023, a dry-cleaning store employee (“woman”), filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against defendant My Ha, LLC doing business as Dry Clean Planet #10 (“Defendant”) for injuries she sustained while working for Dry Clean Planet #10 in Spring, Texas (“Incident”). On December 2, 2022, according to the lawsuit, the…

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Texas Personal Injury – Unavoidable Accident and Sudden Emergency Defenses

If you’ve been injured by the acts of another party, you may have many questions as to who is at fault and whether you have a valid personal injury claim. The other party or their insurance company may attempt to claim that their actions were the result of a sudden emergency or unavoidable accident. So,…

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