Blog Posts in February, 2012

  • Fatal accident at NE Houston warehouse

    By Dale Lezon Houston Chronicle A worker died in an apparent industrial accident when an object fell from a railroad car and hit him at a steel warehouse in northeast Houston Wednesday morning. The accident occurred at the warehouse in the 9300 block of Ley Road near Verde about 9 a.m., according to the Houston Fire Department. Fire officials said the man, whose name has not been released, was ...
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  • Driver in likely street race dies after hitting pole

    By: Erin Mulvaney Houston Chronicle A driver, who was likely street racing, lost control on northwest Houston road and died after hitting a pole, according to a report from KTRK. The driver of the Dodge Viper died when he was speeding down Cunningham near Little York in an area known for street racing, investigators said in the report. The vehicle flipped, hit a pole, which split his vehicle in ...
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  • You Know You're a Houstonian When...

    We at the Leon Law Firm are proud to serve the Houston community. In fact, most of us here at the firm are native Houstonians. We came across an article in the Houston Chronicle by Dwight Silverman where Houstonians tweeted about how you know you're a Houstonian. Here are some good ones: You know you are a Houstonian when… You know 1960 isn't a year, Spring isn't a season and Katy isn't a lady. ...
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  • Spring Valley Wal-Mart named in slip-and-fall suit

    By: Glenna Herald February 15, 2012 10:27 am Ultimate Memorial Wal-Mart is being sued over claims a stray grape caused a customer to be injured at its Spring Valley location. Olga Barrientos filed a premises liability lawsuit on Feb. 10 in Harris County District Court against Wal-Mart Stores of Texas. Barrientos says on Aug. 29, 2011, she suffered injuries when she slipped and fell on a grape ...
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  • Sons sue Houston hospital over bugs in dad's voice box

    By: Laura Weisman Houston Chronicle A Houston specialty hospital is being sued over claims it severely neglected a patient and allowed ants and gnats to crawl into his larynx, commonly called the voice box, according to a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. Keith Simmons and Kirk Simmons filed suit Jan. 12 against Select Specialty Hospital-Houston West on the Katy Freeway, citing ...
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  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Robbed by Machete-Wielding Intruder in Caribbean

    By Ariane de Vogue Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed at knife point in his vacation home on the Caribbean island of Nevis Feb. 9, according to a court spokeswoman, although he's not the first Supreme Court justice become a victim of crime. In 2004, Justice David Souter was mugged while jogging, and in 1966, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had her purse snatched. Breyer was with his wife, ...
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  • Novice Houston Lamborghini Driver Hits Two Pedestrians and Two Cars

    A man who bought a Lamborghini sports car a week ago lost control of the vehicle and hit two pedestrians and two other cars. It happened in the early hours of Monday morning outside of Belvedere Lounge at Uptown Park in Houston. The man stayed at the scene until police arrived and told them that he had just bought the car and was still unfamiliar with how to drive it. Police said the driver did ...
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  • Memorial management group blamed for balcony fall

    Memorial management group blamed for balcony fall by Glenna Herald | January 23, 2012 3:29 pm A Harris County man is suing over claims he suffered injuries when he fell from the balcony of a second-floor apartment in Memorial. Marqus Sirls filed a lawsuit on Jan. 20 in Harris County District Court against JRK – Richmond Chase, JRK Residential Group, Houston Northland and Jennifer Loesch Will, ...
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