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Texas to receive $750M from $20.2B Deepwater Horizon agreement

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 @ 11:02am by David Yates

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP and five Gulf Coast states reached an agreement in principle on July 2, consenting to a settlement worth $20.2 billion in damages and penalties. According to a press release, Texas will receive more than $750 million. “After five years, I’m proud to announce that Texas, along with the other Gulf Sstates, has reached an agreement in principle with BP to resolve all the states’ claims,” said Gov. Greg Abbott in a written statement. more...

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PU seeks default judgment in collision suit

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 10:01am by David Yates

A Hardin County couple recently filed a motion for default judgment against the driver who they claim rear-ended the camper they were hauling. Robert Black and Jo Ann Cook filed a lawsuit against Wesley Brumley on May 20, 2013, in Jefferson County District Court. Two years later, the plaintiffs, through the Provost Umphrey law firm, filed a motion for summary judgment on May 28, court records show. The motion asserts the Brumley has failed to answer the claim within the allotted time, entitli

Benzene suit brought against Chevron, 13 other companies

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 3:13pm by LocalLabs News Service

By DAVID YATES A couple has brought a benzene lawsuit against more than a dozen companies.

Woman injured in high-speed collision, sues USA Town Car Service

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 8:15am by Carol Ostrow

A woman filed a lawsuit against a Houston business and its owner alleging of breach of duty and negligence in a 2014 motor vehicle collision resulting in the plaintiff’s missing a flight, sustaining injuries, and incurring expenses for physical rehabilitation. Barbara McIlveen of La Marque filed a complaint against Jay Kuo Foo individually and d/b/a USA Town Car Service in Galveston County District Court June 22, claiming liability in the October 2014 mishap. According to the suit, McIlveen hi

Couple alleges negligence in rear-end collision

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 9:46am by Carol Ostrow

A Jefferson County couple is suing a Nederland driver, alleging negligence in an auto accident.

Car wreck victim alleges negligence caused injuries

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 9:20am by Carol Ostrow

A Jefferson County man is suing a driver, alleging negligence in a car wreck in Beaumont.

Credit union seeks to foreclose on property

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 9:06am by Carol Ostrow

A Jefferson County credit union is suing for foreclosure against a Beaumont couple, alleging breach of fiduciary duty in a home equity loan.

Genesis Marine seeks declaratory judgment in possible hoax

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 12:53pm by Carol Ostrow

A Houston-based marine company filed suit against a Florida man alleging fraud in his 2013 hiring and subsequent employment during 2014. Genesis Marine filed a complaint against Randal S.

Trio sues Beaumont and driver over injuries in motor collision

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 12:47pm by Carol Ostrow

Three individuals filed a lawsuit against a municipality and its employee alleging negligence in a 2013 automobile crash that they claim severely injured them. Joshua Bean, Nancy Hulett and Elizabeth Alexander filed a complaint against the City of Beaumont and Edward Stuart in Jefferson County District Court June 16, claiming liability in a December 2013 collision.

Beaumont property owner seeks protection from demolition

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 @ 10:59am by Carol Ostrow

A Jefferson County citizen filed a lawsuit against a municipality seeking protection and injunctive action against the defendant to save the property he acquired in 2014 from demolition. Sergio Escobedo filed a complaint against the City of Beaumont in Galveston County District Court June 18, requesting a restraining order against the jurisdiction to prevent it from razing property he bought in September 2014 with the intention of renovating it for commercial use. According to the suit, Escobe

Church takes three men to court alleging fraud

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 @ 12:38pm by Carol Ostrow

A Beaumont church filed a lawsuit against three men on grounds of alleged property conversion in 2013. New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, an unincorporated church acting through trustee Joe Lewis, filed a complaint against Houston residents Cecil Phillips, Andrew Watkins and Rodney Thomas in Jefferson County District Court June 11, claiming fraud in a June 2013 attempt to convey the church property to a business entity. The complaint claims that the defendants tried to transfer ownershi