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Suit against Bally Fitness moves to federal court

David Yates Jul. 17, 2007, 10:21am

In May, the Record reported on an Iraq Army veteran who was "worked up" over what he claims were fraudulent charges for a workout. On July 2, Army Lt. Col. Bryan Lawson's lawsuit against Bally Fitness and American Express was plucked from Judge Floyd's 172nd District Court and seated in federal court.

Suit claims asbestos caused refinery worker's colon cancer, death

David Yates Jul. 16, 2007, 1:17pm

J. Keith Hyde William Holmes, a local refinery worker, died of colon cancer more than a year ago. His benefactor, Joy Holmes, claims William's cancer was caused by asbestos and is suing Chevron U.S.A. and Texaco for negligently exposing him to the "toxic" dust during his employment at the Port Arthur plant.

Laundromat door falls, injures PA woman

David Yates Jul. 16, 2007, 1:13pm

Last month Chantel Laurent paid a visit to EZ Washateria in Port Arthur for "business purposes." She alleges that when she entered the laundry mat, an unhinged door fell on her, causing Laurent to suffer serious and permanent injuries, plus mental anguish.

Couple says Allstate forcing them live in unhealthy home

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 9:17am

William and Joyce Ford claim Allstate Texas Lloyds denied their Hurricane Rita damage claim, forcing the couple to live in their "home under dangerous and unhealthy conditions."

Blevins files new asbestos suit

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 5:19am

Bryan Blevins Even though Provost Umphrey attorney Brian Blevins is busy trying a million dollar asbestos case in Judge Sanderson's 60th District Court, he still finds the time to file fresh asbestos lawsuits.

Woman finds bolt in salad, sues deli

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 4:35am

Tim Riley Nuts are a common salad topping. However, Jennifer Kaiser is suing a Woodlands Jason's Deli for failing to hold the bolts.

Dirty laundry aired in asbestos trial

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:53am

While growing up, Joyce Myers helped her mother with the family laundry, a task that included washing the uniforms her father wore during his 22-year refinery career. From 1943 to 1965, Myers' father insulated pipes with asbestos at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont.

Railroad worker sues after leg severed

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:44am

Perry Ashworth's leg was mutilated and severed below the knee when the rail car he was working on at the Huntsman Refinery rolled over him.

Infected hand leads to med-mal suit

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:36am

Two years ago, a table saw tore through John Leatherwood's hand. He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.

Medical malpractice trial over premature surgery settled

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:33am

The medical malpractice trial of Darlene Spears vs. Dr. Carl J. Beaudry and Christus Health Southeast Texas that was slated to begin in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court on July 10 was settled before the crop of 40 plus potential jurors could be narrowed down.

Truck repo causes man to sue for emotional distress

David Yates Jul. 10, 2007, 3:55pm

It's hard to separate a Texan from his pickup truck, and when Bryant Jarnagin's Ford F-150 was repossessed, the man claims he suffered "severe emotional distress." The incident has led him to sue Southern Ford (Central Ford Inc.), the dealership that sold him the truck.

Dirty laundry aired in asbestos trial

David Yates Jul. 10, 2007, 3:21pm

Bryan Blevins While growing up, Joyce Myers helped her mother with the family laundry, a task that included washing the uniforms her father wore during his almost 20-year refinery career. From 1943 to 1965, Myers' father insulated pipes with asbestos at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont.

Medical malpractice trial over premature surgery to begin Tuesday

David Yates Jul. 9, 2007, 11:13am

The medical malpractice trial of Darlene Spears vs. Dr. Carl J. Beaudry and Christus Health Southeast Texas is slated to begin in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court on July 10.

Moms blamed for teen's injuries

David Yates Jul. 9, 2007, 10:59am

While out with friends, Mary Schuldt's teenage daughter was physically injured. Now Schuldt is suing the other girls' mothers for allowing the teens to be out past curfew.

Daughter claims father is squandering mother's IRA

David Yates Jul. 9, 2007, 10:00am

Jennifer Turner More often than not, money is at the root of family conflict. That became evident in Jefferson County recently when a woman filed for a restraining order against her own father, whom she claims is squandering her incapacitated mother's retirement account.

Habash loses haberdashery over leaky roof

David Yates Jul. 5, 2007, 11:31am

Issa Habash lost most of his clothing inventory when Hurricane Rita's waters leaked through his garments shop's porous roof, a condition he claims he asked his landlord to remedy before the disastrous storm arrived.

No time like the present to file suit

David Yates Jul. 3, 2007, 10:49am

Wasting no time, the very same day Michael Leidy and his children where in automobile collision, he filed a lawsuit against Timmy King, the driver who hit him, and King's employer, Great Guns.

Wrongful death suit filed against rehab hospital

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 7:15am

William H. Barfield Kathryn Hebert has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont, claiming the care provider negligently failed to care for the late Mamie Green, a former resident at the facility.

Woman wants $75,000 plus for alleged auto collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:58am

Catherine Purser is suing Beverly Lafleur for more than $75,000 for an auto collision.

Orange County resident files auto collision suit in Jefferson County

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:55am

Pat McGinnis One Orange County resident is suing another for a fender bender that occurred in Jefferson County. Donna Michele Hurlburt is suing Donald Joseph Ellis for more than $50,000.