First Lawsuit Filed Over Las Vegas Massacre

November 7, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

21-year-old college student Paige Gasper is one of hundreds of concert goers shot in Stephen Paddock’s October 1st rampage, which took place at the Harvest Festival concert of Jason Aldean in Las Vegas. The attack led to 59 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Gasper has now filed the first civil lawsuit stemming from the attack. Paddock’s … Continue reading “First Lawsuit Filed Over Las Vegas Massacre”

Cruise Line Sued in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

October 19, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

Passenger cruise lines are the frequent target of lawsuits. They have deep pockets and the number of things that can go badly wrong on recreational cruises is almost unlimited. On just one cruise several years ago we personally witnessed a bad fall, a nasty case of rotovirus (my kid) and an absolutely wild late night … Continue reading “Cruise Line Sued in Wake of Hurricane Harvey”

Hurricane Harvey Lawsuits Begin

September 10, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

The legal implications from Hurricane Harvey are staggering. The rain had not yet stopped falling when the first suits were filed. Just a brief Google check reveals the following storm-related litigation, either already on file or in the works: • A suit filed by three Texas churches, challenging an apparent FEMA policy excluding houses of … Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey Lawsuits Begin”

Dallas Jury Verdict Highlights Dangers of Posting False Online Reviews

August 12, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

Small businesses are not immune from negative/false online reviews. Thankfully, however, jurors are becoming more and more protective of the rights and reputations of small businesses, and are showing a willingness to award large damages when reputations are damaged online. A very recent example is the million-dollar plus jury verdict from Dallas County, Texas. The case … Continue reading “Dallas Jury Verdict Highlights Dangers of Posting False Online Reviews”

Houston Court of Appeals Extends Employer Defenses to Employees Injury Suits

July 23, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

Our firm frequently defends companies sued by employees for injuries sustained on the job.  We find that not many areas of personal injury law cause as much confusion as this one. Texas companies that don’t carry workers compensation insurance can be freely sued by employees alleging that an employer’s negligence caused an on the job … Continue reading “Houston Court of Appeals Extends Employer Defenses to Employees Injury Suits”

SpaceX Wins Big in Wrongful Termination Trial

July 7, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

SpaceX is the frequent target of highly publicized lawsuits. The company’s wins are less frequently reported. But it scored a big one last month in Los Angeles, when a jury rejected an ex-employee’s six million dollar wrongful termination claim. The employee alleged that the company fired him in retaliation for reporting to his bosses that … Continue reading “SpaceX Wins Big in Wrongful Termination Trial”

Employment Litigation and Tips for Preventing Disputes

June 3, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

Employment litigation continues to explode in Texas, as the petrochemical industry struggles with cheap oil and the resulting need to scale back work forces. Employment lawsuits may be brought for alleged violations of working conditions, overtime payment laws, company policies or other state or federal employee protection statutes. More specifically, employment disputes are most often … Continue reading “Employment Litigation and Tips for Preventing Disputes”

Fighting Cyberbullying at the Courthouse-Lawsuit Stakes Increase for Parents

May 14, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

Cyberbullying has been an epidemic for years.  But like so many computer-age crimes, the law has been slow to catch up with the problem.  Criminals who use computers to destroy the lives of young people often escape criminal and civil liability due to victims’ fears of speaking out, police inaction, and myths such as “we … Continue reading “Fighting Cyberbullying at the Courthouse-Lawsuit Stakes Increase for Parents”

Guarding Against Company Liability for Employees’ Wrongful Acts

April 18, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

Imagine these situations: Your company’s IT manager uses a company laptop to hack into a competitor’s network, access its secret customer list, and download a copy to the company’s system. Your company’s driver finishes her delivery. While returning to your warehouse she goes to the grocery store to pick up a birthday cake for an … Continue reading “Guarding Against Company Liability for Employees’ Wrongful Acts”

Data Breach Lawsuit Hits Highest Level of the Aerospace Industry

April 6, 2017  |  The Law Office of Phil Griffis

A newly filed lawsuit proves that even the most technologically sophisticated businesses and governmental entities are not immune from a costly data breach.   Space Systems Loral (SSL) has sued Orbital ATK in federal court in Virginia, claiming that an Orbital employee improperly accessed and viewed SSL’s confidential satellite technology information. SSL claims that NASA awarded … Continue reading “Data Breach Lawsuit Hits Highest Level of the Aerospace Industry”

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