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Suit filed from 2006 collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:49am

Nathaniel Stephens is suing Ashleigh Petry for $50,000 over an auto collision he claims occurred when Petry "failed to control her speed."

Woman sues man, company for causing auto collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:47am

Rosalinda Pineda "sustained debilitating injuries" when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by Kelvin Lynn Edwards, a Bruckner Leasing Co. employee. Pineda is suing Edwards and the company for more than $50,000.

Church sues insurer over Rita claim

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 5:56am

Apostolic Church of Beaumont When consoling a grieving member of his congregation, a reverend might say, "The Lord gives and takes away." However, at least one pastor of the Apostolic Church in Beaumont seems to believe in a different proverb, "When the Lord takes, sue your insurance provider for denying a portion of your Hurricane Rita claim."

Insurer says Rainwater's damage not caused by rain or water

David Yates Jun. 27, 2007, 5:32am

David Wenholz An Orange County resident submitted an insurance claim for damage sustained from Hurricane Rita, but the insurer says the damage was caused by termites, not the Category 3 storm.

Pharmacy error led to premature birth, suit says

David Yates Jun. 27, 2007, 4:49am

Two years ago, Antoinette Lewis' baby was born prematurely. She claims her pregnancy complication was a result of a "misfilled" prescription received at a CVS Pharmacy and is suing the company for more than $50,000.

Plaintiff in never-ending asbestos case goes to trial

David Yates Jun. 27, 2007, 4:25am

Mention Case No. B150-374 to any Jefferson County District clerk and they're likely to cringe. Encumbered with thousands of plaintiffs, the asbestos lawsuit is so massive that it fills more than a hundred boxes and hogs about half of the courthouse's district record vault.

Company says contractor violating non-compete agreement

David Yates Jun. 26, 2007, 4:44am

Lewis Martin, a former trucker for Golden Triangle Delivery Inc. (also known as KDSI), left the company to start his own business, Jeanie's Delivery Service. To stop Martin from stealing clients, KDSI filed a request for a temporary restraining order with the Jefferson County District Court on June 22.

Alleged shoddy workmanship leads property owner to sue contractor

David Yates Jun. 26, 2007, 4:32am

Alleged "shoddy workmanship" performed by Fast-Trak Construction has lead Micah Harrison to sue the contractor. Harrison hired the company to repair his Hurricane Rita ravaged property.

Worker injured at Motiva refinery sues

David Yates Jun. 25, 2007, 12:30pm

While James McGallion, a contracted employee, was working on a Motiva refinery reactor, a blind "swung free" and whacked him in the back. He is suing Motiva Enterprises for failing to maintain a safe work environment.

Leaking Jeep leads to suit against auto dealer, maker

David Yates Jun. 25, 2007, 11:58am

Jeep Commander Charles and Marcia Guillory bought a 2006 Jeep Commander from Greenville Automotive Partners. They claim the vehicle has an "uncontrollable leak" and are suing the dealer and vehicle's maker for the price of the jeep, plus $50,000 in attorney fees.

Electrifying experience leads worker to sue employer

David Yates Jun. 25, 2007, 11:45am

Brandon Socia, a plumber, received an electrical shock while working under a house and claims his co-workers were negligent when they failed to turn off the power. Socia is suing his employer Charles Marcum, owner of Impact Plumbing Co., for more than $75,000.

R&R sues for unfinished job

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 4:31am

R&R Marine Maintenance claims it paid Falcon Offshore Services a tidy sum of money to purchase some materials and build the company a heliport structure.

Girl severs tendon while going through glass at restaurant, guardian sues

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 3:38am

While picking up a meal at a restaurant, Lauren Abigail Hoffpauir's arm went through a glass window, severing a tendon.

Engineer with back problems sues railroad for chair choice

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 1:00am

A locomotive engineer for BNSF Railway Co. for most of career, Gary Bryant now suffers from severe back problems. He is suing the railway for "failing to provide ergonomic seats."

Construction worker sues after steel falls from crane

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 1:00am

James Zagone, a construction worker, was in the back of a truck loading steel materials when a crane operator dropped a load of steel on his legs. He is suing his employer at the time of the incident, James Stuart Construction Co.

Flanagan vs. Mediterranean $6 million contract dispute moved to federal court

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 12:58am

The two Texas-based shipping companies, the James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp. and the Mediterranean Shipping Co., that have been disputing a $6 million contract for three months now will now take their battle to the federal courts.

Seaman sues for fall on vessel

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 8:47am

While serving as a seaman aboard the vessel Canyon Horizon, Roderick Gray tripped and feel down some stairs.

Lifelong smoker blames asbestos for lung cancer, sues 62 corporations

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 8:44am

Bryan Blevins Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey has filed a suit on behalf of refinery worker Mark McCall against A.O. Smith and 61 other corporations for distributing asbestos containing products.The plaintiff smoked cigarettes for 36 years and has lung cancer.

Avandia lawsuit filed in federal court

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 8:13am

A Type 2 diabetic, Lany Stanford died of a heart attack on May 21, 2007, the very same day that an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine claimed his prescribed medication Avandia increased one's chances of a heart attack.

Oil refineries accused of poisoning neighbors want children removed from suit

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 2:35am

Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals will entertain oral arguments