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Galveston Couny man accused of driving into oncoming traffic, causing crash

Andrea Dearden Oct. 15, 2014, 11:02am

A Seabrook couple is suing a Galveston County man they allege crossed into oncoming traffic and caused a crash. Jimmy Chandler and Mary Lou Chandler filed a lawsuit against Samuel Cabrera Fonseca on Sept. 2 in Galveston County District Court. The alleged crash happened on April 21 in the 2400 block of FM 2004. According to the complaint, Jimmy Chandler was driving south on FM 2004 and Fonseca was driving

Galveston woman accused of owing New York man for personal loan

Andrea Dearden Oct. 14, 2014, 11:39am

A Galveston woman is accused of failing to repay more than $12,000 she allegedly borrowed from a New York man so she could move to the United States.

Galveston woman sues Island Transit after allegedly falling off bus

Andrea Dearden Oct. 14, 2014, 11:37am

A Galveston woman accuses Island Transit of negligence after allegedly falling as she tried to get off a city bus.

Tyler man sues GM after allegedly losing control of Cadillac

Andrea Dearden Oct. 13, 2014, 3:36pm

A Tyler man claims General Motors is responsible for injuries he allegedly received when he lost control of his Cadillac and crashed into a ditch.

Port Neches woman asks for testimony in anticipated wrongful death claim

Andrea Dearden Oct. 3, 2014, 1:12pm

A Port Neches woman is asking to depose a man in anticipation of a wrongful death lawsuit she expects to file after he passes away. Sharon LaRue filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Aaron McBride. The petition was filed Aug. 25 in Jefferson County District Court. 

Beaumont company, owner accused of breach of contract over unpaid loan

Andrea Dearden Oct. 3, 2014, 1:09pm

A Beaumont company and its owner are accused of breach of contract for allegedly defaulting on a loan.RREF CB SBL-TX filed a lawsuit against Kirbow Transportation Enterprises and Joseph Bryan Kirbow on Aug. 21 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, Kirbow Transportation Enterprises executed a promissory note Dec. 29, 2004, payable to the order of Texas State Bank in the amount

Bank of America accused of trying to evict homeowner current on payments

Andrea Dearden Oct. 2, 2014, 1:48pm

A Hamshire man alleges his mortgage lender is trying to evict him after agreeing to allow him to bring the account current and maintain the loan.Travis Stark filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Aug. 22 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, Stark purchased property in the 13000 block of West Road with a loan financed through Bank of America. Stark says he fell behind on

Port Arthur man accused of defaulting on credit card account

Andrea Dearden Oct. 2, 2014, 11:12am

A Port Arthur man accused of defaulting on a credit card account is being asked to pay more than $11,000. LVNV Funding filed a complaint against Francisco Gonzalez on Aug. 21 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, Gonzalez owes $11,453 on a credit card account that he has failed to repay, creating a default. LVNV Funding alleges it bought the account and is owed the remaining

Owner of Nederland's Herbal Insanity accused of slander

Andrea Dearden Oct. 2, 2014, 11:05am

The owners of a Nederland organic and herbal store allege the owner of a similar company is slandering them. Alisha Ortego, individually and doing business as Down To Earth, and Vanlam Nguyen, individually and doing business as Down to Earth, filed a lawsuit Aug. 25 in Jefferson County District Court against Debra Peck, also known as Tina and Cindy and doing business as Herbal Insanity. 

Beaumont woman accused of defaulting on credit card account

Andrea Dearden Oct. 2, 2014, 10:54am

A Beaumont woman is being asked to pay more than $13,000 after allegedly defaulting on a credit card account.LVNV Funding filed a complaint against Brandi Fisk on Aug. 21 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, Fisk has a credit card account that she failed to repay, creating a default. LVNV Funding says it bought the account and is owed the remaining balance which was $13,183

Property owner asks city of Beaumont for time to rehab condemned property

Andrea Dearden Oct. 1, 2014, 9:04am

The owner of property set to be demolished by the city of Beaumont is asking for time to make required repairs. Andrew Michael filed a petition for restraining orders and injunctions against the city of Beaumont on Aug. 20 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the petition, Michael owns property at 4620 Cartwright Ave., Beaumont.

Port Neches doctor files fraud, theft complaint against company

Andrea Dearden Oct. 1, 2014, 8:58am

A retiring Port Neches physician alleges a man who agreed to buy his practice stole money from him instead. Dr. Houston Hamby filed a lawsuit on Aug. 25 in Jefferson County District Court against Darran Dollarhyde, Qamar U. Arfeen and Diagnostic Group Integrated Healthcare System. According to the complaint, Hamby owned and operated a family medical practice in Port Neches for decades. The physician

Chevron accused of gross negligence in alleged asbestos-related death

Andrea Dearden Oct. 1, 2014, 8:51am

The family of a Jefferson County man alleges asbestos exposure while working for Chevron caused him to die from lung cancer. Rosemary Philmon, surviving spouse of Jesse Philmon, and Terry and Ryan Philmon, his surviving children, filed a lawsuit against Chevron USA Inc. on Aug. 22 in Jefferson County District Court. 

Port Arthur woman sued over alleged unpaid debt

Andrea Dearden Sep. 30, 2014, 12:18pm

A Port Arthur woman is accused of breach of contract for allegedly failing to repay a credit card account.LVNV Funding filed a lawsuit against Rhonda Howard on Aug. 21 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the petition, Howard opened a credit card account but failed to make payments as agreed, creating a default. LVNV Funding says it bought the account and is owed the remaining balance which

Beaumont man says fall on barge left him disabled

Andrea Dearden Sep. 30, 2014, 11:46am

A Beaumont man is suing a Houston company alleging he is disabled after slipping and falling while moving product between its barges. Eric Mayes filed a lawsuit against Enterprise Marine Services, of Houma, La., on Aug. 20 in Jefferson County District Court. 

Beaumont man accused of defaulting on student loan

Andrea Dearden Sep. 30, 2014, 11:32am

A Beaumont man is accused of failing to repay more than $9,000 on his student loan.National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2006-4, a Delaware statutory trust, filed a lawsuit against Jeremy Zachary and Belinda Zachary on Aug. 21 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, Jeremy Zachary received a student loan to attend a qualified educational institution. The original loan provided

Jefferson County ice company accused of negligence

Andrea Dearden Sep. 30, 2014, 11:24am

A Jefferson County ice company is being sued for allegedly causing a woman to slip and fall on a wet floor.Donna McKeon filed the lawsuit against B&B Ice on Aug. 22 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, an employee of B&B Ice was restocking the ice machines at the Market Basket supermarket in Beaumont in June 2013. McKeon says she was walking in the store on her way

Port Arthur family in dispute over life insurance benefits

Andrea Dearden Sep. 30, 2014, 11:22am

The death of a Port Arthur man has allegedly left his family in a dispute over who is entitled to receive his life insurance benefits.Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. filed a petition in interpleader Aug. 20 in Jefferson County District Court against Sally Williams Keller, Melvin Roy Keller Jr. and June Raynetta Keller. According to the petition, Melvin Roy Keller Sr. worked for Valero Services Inc

Port Arthur man accuses Pronto Insurance of breach of contract

Andrea Dearden Sep. 30, 2014, 11:18am

A Port Arthur man is suing the insurance company he alleges canceled his policy without warning or cause. Timothy Holman filed a lawsuit against Pronto Insurance Agency on Aug. 22 in Jefferson County District Court. Holman says he obtained an auto insurance policy through Pronto Insurance that went into effect March 7, 2013. Two months later, Holman attempted to make a payment on the policy over the

Debt buyer sues Beaumont man over unpaid credit card account

Andrea Dearden Sep. 30, 2014, 11:16am

A debt buyer is suing a Beaumont man who allegedly failed to pay $13,000 in credit card debt. Cach LLC filed a complaint against Joseph L. Cascio on Aug. 22 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the complaint, FIA Card Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corp., issued a credit card to Cascio, who allegedly agreed to repay all charges incurred plus interest.In June 2011,