Ms. Anderson, a married woman seeking divorce, was the custodial parent for both her biological daughter and her step-daughter (her husband had a child from a prior relationship). Her divorce attorney, while still representing her, entered into a partnership with her husband’s divorce attorney. He never informed Ms. Anderson he was working with her husband’s lawyer while simultaneously handling her case and, unsurprisingly, obtained a very bad result in her divorce. Jurisdiction: Denton County, TX.
Melvin Meyer, a buttoned-down lawyer from downtown firm Bayko, Gibson, Carnegie, Hagan, Schoonmaker & Meyer, LLP, sued Melissa Brown, a former topless dancer, claiming she had taken property from him and defamed him. Meyer had given Brown his firm’s laptop computer (without the firm’s knowledge). He wanted the laptop back because it contained client information. The firm’s clients included Halliburton and Crown Petroleum, among others. (Melvin Michael Meyer v. Melissa Brown) Jurisdiction: Houston, TX. (Melvin Michael Meyer v. Melissa Brown).
A citizen mislead by tax propaganda fails to file returns for four years, and is charged with four failure to file charges worth four years in prison. (U.S. v. Oliver)
The client, the owner of a roofing company, was driving his daughter to elementary school when a loud and obnoxious driver tailgated him in the school zone. He got out of the car and asked the other driver to cool off. Instead, the other driver cursed out the client loud enough for his daughter to hear it in the car several feet away. The client punched the abusive driver in the face, knocking him unconscious. The client was charged with assault.
A former heavyweight boxer nearing the end of his career as a deputy sheriff was caught off-guard by a cop killer while working prison duty. The deputy’s weapon was taken away and a sheet thrown over his head. When the sheet was removed he saw his own pistol aimed at his face. The prison phone rang, distracting the prisoner long enough for the deputy to throw one punch. The prisoner’s nose was smashed into his head, rendering him unconscious and causing trauma. The deputy was charged with abuses against the prisoner and threatened with the loss of his pension after twenty years on the job.
First potential Hispanic fire fighter in the history of the city of Houston was originally denied a job, although he was a military fire fighter during Vietnam. He was also denied promotions and denied the right to make extra money at the Houston Rodeo, an event much treasured by civil servants.