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District Court for the Southern District of Texas Court Cases
Ruiz v. Estelle (1980)
David J.W. Vanderhoof, Patricia Gail Littlefield, Charles Ory, Stephen L. Mikochik, Adjoa Burrow, Stephen A. Whinston, Roby Haber, Shawn F. Moore, Dept. of Justice, Civ. Rights Div., Sp. Litigation Section, Washington, D.C., J.A. "Tony" Canales, U.S. Atty., Southern Dist. of Texas, Houston, Tex., John H. Hannah, Jr., U.S. Atty., Eastern Dist. of Texas, Tyler, Tex., for plaintiff-intervenor.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ. A. No. H-78-987
EF Hutton & Company v. Brown (1969)
Plaintiff E. F. Hutton & Company, Inc. ("Hutton"), a national brokerage firm, brought this action against defendant John D. Brown, its former Houston regional vice-president, for alleged negligence and breach of fiduciary duty to the corporation. Jurisdiction exists under 28 U.S.C. § 1332 as to the entire case, and under 28 U.S.C. § 1331 as to a portion of the case.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ. A. No. 68-H-592
This consolidated action involves efforts by the successful party in an arbitration to enforce the award in the face of challenges by the unsuccessful party to the court's jurisdiction and the validity of the arbitration award.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civil Action Nos. H-95-4114, H-95-5553, H-96-0166
Lynn Lincoln Sarko, Britt L. Tinglum, Derek W. Loeser, Erin M. Riley, Keller Rohrback LLP, Seattle, WA, Ron Kilgard, Gary A. Gotto, Laurie B. Ashton, Keller Rohrback PLC, Phoenix, AZ, Steve W. Berman, Clyde A. Platt, Jr., Kevin P. Roddy, Karl P. Barth, Andrew M. Volk, Jeniphr A. E. Breckenridge, Christopher A. Jarvis, Hagens & Berman LLP, Seattle, WA, R. Douglas Dalton, Dalton Gotto et al, Phoenix, AZ, James D. Baskin, III, The Baskin Law Firm, Austin, TX, James Eric Wren, [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: MDL 1446, No. CIV.A.H-01-3913
Richard J. Zook, Cunningham Darlow et al, Roger B. Greenberg, Schwartz Junell et al, Houston, TX, William S. Lerach, Milberg Weiss et al, San Diego, CA, Earnest W. Wotring, Connelly Baker et al, Houston, TX, Ira Press, Kirby McInerney et al, New York, NY, Michael I. Behn, Futterman & Howard Chtd, Chicago, IL, Charles R. Parker, Hill and Parker, Houston, TX, James M. Finberg, Richard M. Heimann, Melanie M. Piech, Lieff Cabraser et al, San Francisco, CA, Stephen Lowey, Neil L. Selinger, [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: MDL No. 1446 Civil Action No. H-01-3624
The plaintiffs, ASARCO LLC and Southern Peru Holdings LLC (both of which are currently in bankruptcy), filed this action in their capacities as debtors in possession and on behalf of ASARCO's creditors to recover from Defendant Americas Mining Corporation ("AMC") the stock representing 54.18% of the outstanding shares of Southern Peru Copper Company ("SPCC") and damages resulting from having been wrongfully deprived of this stock ownership. Alternatively, they request damages due to the [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civil No. 1:07-CV-00018
Martin v. Kroger Co. (1999)Pending before the court is Defendants The Kroger Co. ("Kroger") and Charles Hembree's ("Hembree") Motion for Summary Judgment (# 18). Kroger and Hembree seek summary judgment on Plaintiff Elaine Martin's ("Martin") claims of racial and sexual discrimination and retaliation under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act ("TCHRA") as well as tortious interference with existing and prospective business relations. Having reviewed the pending motion, the submissions of the parties, the pleadings, [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ.A. H-98-2120
Stephen M. Trattner, Jennifer B. Lucas, Lewis & Trattner, Washington, DC, James B. Gambrell, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Austin, TX, William H. Knull, III, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Houston, TX, for Plaintiffs.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civil Action No. 93-3875
Spoliation of evidenceparticularly of electronically stored informationhas assumed a level of importance in litigation that raises grave concerns. Spoliation allegations and sanctions motions distract from the merits of a case, add costs to discovery, and delay resolution. The frequency of spoliation allegations may lead to decisions about preservation based more on fear of potential future sanctions than on reasonable need for information. Much of the recent case law on sanctions for [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civil Action No. H-07-0405
This is an action filed on April 16, 1981 by an organization of Vietnamese Fishermen and individual Vietnamese fishermen against the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in the State of Texas, certain unknown members of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Fishermen's Coalition, various alleged members of that coalition, and several individual American fishermen alleging violations of various federal and state statutes.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ. A. No. H-81-895
In Re Tran (2007)
Pending before the Court is appellant, eCast Settlement Corp.'s, appeal from an order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas disallowing the claims of eCast Settlement Corp. against appellee, Teresa Tran. (Dkt.# 6). Having considered the issues presented to the court, the applicable law, and for the reasons that follow, the Court is of the opinion that the order of the bankruptcy court should be AFFIRMED.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civil Action No. H-06-2965, Bankruptcy Case No. 05-82180
Carter v. Telectron, Inc. (1977)This is a case of first impression in this Circuit, so far as this Court can determine, involving the practices employed in the filing and processing of civil lawsuits by one who is unquestionably the most litigious prisoner in the Southern District of Texas. The questions before the Court are: (1) should the 17 causes of action dismissed by this Court on March 7, 1977, for failure of plaintiff, Albert H. Carter, a felon incarcerated at the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC), to pay filing [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ. A. No. 71-H-944
This Court is required to determine how far a debtor-in-possession ("debtor") can plumb the depths of the protections afforded by the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 ("the Code"). With this in mind, the underlying question presented for decision is as follows: Is a debtor permitted to enter into a marketplace as any other suitor, free from the restrictions imposed by the Code, to conduct an attempted, post-petition takeover of an independent corporation and, claiming the fruit of its [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Bankruptcy Nos. 84-04020-H1-5, 83-04019-H2-5, H-85-4034 and H-85-4183
H. Lee Godfrey, Evelyn Jo Wilson, Susman Godfrey, Houston, Tex., Charles Plenge, Haynes and Boone, Dallas, Tex., L.M. Boeckman, Karen L. Suhre, Hughes & Luce, Dallas, Tex., Ellen M. Doyle, Berger Kapetan Malakoff & Meyers, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., for plaintiffs.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ. A. No. 86-4365
Pending before the court is Defendant Texas A & M University ("TAMU"), Dr. James West ("West") and Dr. Elvin E. Smith's ("Smith") (collectively, the "Defendants") Motion for Summary Judgment (# 25). The Defendants seek summary judgment on Plaintiff Dr. Jackson Wagner's ("Wagner") claims asserting discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. ("ADA"), violations of his civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, retaliation in violation of TEX.GOV'T CODE ANN. [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civil Action No. H-95-5426
John E. O'Neill, Clements, O'Neill, Pierce & Nickens, Houston, TX, David L. Perry, Edwards, Perry & Haas, Corpus Christi, TX, Michael F. Hertz, Depart. of Justice, Civil Div., Washington, DC, for U.S. and James M. Thompson.
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civil Action No. C-95-110
In Re Enron Corp. Securities (2008)Richard J. Zook, Cunningham Darlow et al., Roger B. Greenberg, Schwartz Junell et al., Lawrence David Finder, Haynes & Boone LLP, Jeffrey C. Kubin, Gibbs & Bruns LLP, Earnest W. Wotring, Connelly Baker et al., R. Paul Yetter, Yetter Warden et al. LLP, Charles R. Parker, Locke Liddell and Sapp, Thomas W. Sankey, Duane Morris, LLP, Thomas E. Bilek, The Bilek Law Firm LLP, Jack Edward McGehee, McGehee and Wachsman, Tom Alan Cunningham, Cunningham Darlow LLP, Ronald Joseph Kormanik, [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: MDL-1446. Civ.A. No. H-01-3624
This case involves a bankruptcy trustee's attempt to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers. The plaintiff, W. Steve Smith, the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of the estates of IFS Financial Corporation ("IFS"), Circle Investors, Inc. ("Circle"), IFS Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("Insurance Holdings"), and Comstar Mortgage Corporation ("Comstar"), sued American Founders Financial Corporation ("AFFC") and Vesta Fire Insurance Corporation ("Vesta") under the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, TEX. [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ.A. No. H-05-1779
As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, the government seeks a court order compelling a cell phone company to disclose records of a customer's cell phone use. Among the records sought is "cell site data," which reveals the user's physical location while the phone is turned on. By order dated September 2, 2005, the court granted the application in large part, authorizing the continued use of a pen register/trap and trace device and disclosure of certain customer records including [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: H-05-557M
In this class action brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.A. § 2000e, and the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C.A. § 206(d)(1), the parties have agreed to a settlement of plaintiffs' claim of sex discrimination and have, in accordance with Rule 23(e), Fed.R.Civ.P., presented a settlement package to this Court for approval. The defendant, in addition to agreeing to make back pay awards to the named plaintiff and seven of the class members totalling $13,188.00, and [...]
Court: District Court for the Southern District of Texas Docket: Civ. A. No. 74-H-89