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Premises Liability Archives

Family Sues Apartment Complex for Wrongful Death in High Profile Murder Case

The family of Botham Jean, the young man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by former Dallas Police Department Officer Amber Guyger two years ago, filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against the apartment complex where the murder took place. On September 6, 2018, Jean was sitting the living room of his apartment watching a football game, when Guyger walked through his front door and fired two shots at him. Guyger was convicted of murder last year and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Woman Sues Walmart After Slip and Fall in Puddle of Broken Eggs

On July 29, 2020, a Harris County resident filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against Wal Mart Stores Texas LLC (hereinafter "Walmart"). The woman asserts allegations for negligence against Walmart as a result of a slip and fall incident.

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

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.

Abraham Watkins Files Second Lawsuit Against Haverstock Apartments or Deadly Shooting

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.

Apple Agrees to $500 Million Settlement Over iPhone Batteries

Apple recently agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit regarding batteries in iPhones. The settlement covers models 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and SE devices.

Harris County Woman Files Lawsuit After Door Malfunction Causes Severed Finger

On March 30, 2020, a Harris County woman filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against BKD Twenty-One Management Company, Inc. doing business as Brookdale Plaza West University, the manager of the subject premises, Brookdale Employee Services, LLC, HCP HB3 West University Houston TX GP, LLC, among others. The woman brought multiple causes of action against the defendants, including premises liability and negligence.

Apartment Complex Sued Over Malfunctioning Smoke Detectors and Alarms

The son of an Austin man recently filed suit against an apartment complex, after his father died in a fire that started after lightning hit the complex nearly a year ago. The child's father was sleeping at the time the fire started, and the smoke alarms in his unit did not activate. According to the lawsuit, the smoke detectors and fire alarms in the complex were not properly functioning due to their age and improper maintenance.

Two Girls and Grandfather Electrocuted at Houston's Moody Park File $25 Million Lawsuit

On September 11, 2019, two young girls and their grandfather were electrocuted when they encountered a high voltage electrical box in Moody Park. Both girls were knocked unconscious and had to be revived. One girl went into cardiac arrest and suffered severe burns across her body. Doctors later confirmed that the girl's muscles were dead, and she had to have surgery to remove the dead muscle. Her grandfather also suffered ruptured muscles and double vision after the event. The day after, Mayor Sylvester Turner ordered an investigation into the cause of the incident. He also ordered the immediate replacement of electrical ground boxes in all city parks, starting with Moody Park.

A Montgomery County Resident Sues The Woodlands Mall After Slip and Fall Causes Her to Suffer Serious Injuries

A Montgomery County woman recently filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against The Woodlands Mall Associates LLC, alleging negligence.

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