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6th Nov 2014

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas returned a verdict against Trinity Industries and awarded the plaintiff $175 million in damages.  The plaintiff, a competitor of Trinity Industries, brought the case as a whistleblower … more

4th Nov 2014

No matter the employer, there is always the possibility of discrimination and retaliation against employees.  A federal lawsuit was filed on October 21, 2014 against Rogelio “Ray” Valdez, the Chief Justice of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi, … more

14th Nov 2013

By Kirk Bohls and Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American Statesman Staff Former Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney filed a $1 million lawsuit in state district court today alleging the school discriminated and retaliated against her based on gender and race. The lawsuit filing … more

11th Apr 2013

By Randy Riggs, American-Statesman Staff Bev Kearney, who has led the University of Texas women’s track and field team to six national championships since arriving in 1993, told the American-Statesman on Saturday that she has chosen to resign after being placed on … more

State Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) recently proposed a bill (SB 237) that would ban discrimination in the workplace based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Under current law (both federal and state), there are no … more

20th Dec 2012

By Marty Toohey, American-Statesman Staff A former manager at the Texas Water Development Board is suing the agency, alleging she was fired for voicing support for a liberal Austin City Council candidate even as at least a dozen other employees used state … more

24th Sep 2012

By Ciara O’Rourke The parents of a girl who police say was sexually assaulted by a teacher are suing the Lockhart school district, claiming administrators put their daughter at risk by failing to report allegations of improper relationships to the proper … more

10th Aug 2012

By PATRICIA J. RULAND, Austin Chronicle, “Who becomes a Texas game warden is decided at conception,” said one veteran warden at the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the agency charged with (among many other responsibilities) law enforcement in the state’s park … more