Panel Asked to Reject Class Status in Suit Over Texas Chemical Plant Fire

Arguing before a Fifth Circuit panel Thursday, an attorney for a chemical manufacturer challenged the approval of class certification for 20,000 landowners within a 7-mile radius of the company’s Houston-area plant, which caught fire and exploded in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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George Floyd Laid to Rest in Houston ‘Homegoing Celebration’

A horse-drawn carriage led the golden casket of 46-year-old Houston native George Floyd to his final resting place Tuesday afternoon as thousands of mourners paid final respects to a man whose last words, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe,” have become a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement and catalyst for police reforms nationwide

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Trial Over Chemical Plant Fire Kicks Off in Houston

Plagued by a spate of plant explosions and fires, Texas petrochemical producers stepped into unchartered waters in a Houston courtroom Thursday with state prosecutors urging jurors to send a CEO to prison for a chemical meltdown that damaged the lungs of two sheriff’s deputies.

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