Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey is representing another plaintiff suing the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout Jefferson County.
Ron Rainey A Port Arthur doctor is on trial for malpractice this week in a strange case that involves a girl's throat bursting into flames during surgery.
Charles Hughes is suing the city of Beaumont for not warning him of a dangerous condition. In the midst of a storm, Hughes drove his vehicle through a flooded underpass.
Peter Cao has filed a lawsuit against Robert Le and his shrimp boat Miss Valerie II for not providing a safe working environment. The Jefferson County resident fell off a ladder while cleaning.
ChemTreat, Inc. has filed a petition to compel arbitration against Motiva Enterprises. The water treatment company is claiming Motiva breached its contract.
A Beaumont couple is suing Famers Insurance Co. for refusing to pay their claim.
A Jefferson County jury found a Port Arthur doctor did nothing wrong by not ordering restraints on an elderly patient.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has filed a petition for declaratory judgment against a Jefferson County resident who unknowingly purchased a car owned by the insurance company.
A Buna woman is suing a Vidor business owner after her handicapped son was hit by a car as he boarded a school bus.
The children of a deceased Texaco, Inc. worker are suing their father's former employer for exposing him to asbestos dust and fraudulently concealing the situation.
Bryan Blevins Jefferson County resident Donald Sims is suing the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout the county. Sims suit says he suffers from mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, but also indicates the plaintiff smoked cigarettes for 50 years.
The Beaumont-based law firm Provost and Umphrey is representing a plaintiff exposed to benzene.
R.L. "Gabby" Eldridge had six of his Sabine Pass businesses damaged during Hurricane Rita. His insurance company, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, is refusing to pay his claims in full, leading the local business man to file suit against TWIA.
A diabetic woman is suing Christus Health for refusing to treat her. Karen Stoute filed her lawsuit with the Jefferson County District Court on March 28.
Two Texas-based shipping companies are gearing up for a legal battle over a contract worth more than $6 million.
Ronald Coba, a native of Kenya, stood in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse recently to protest his possible deportation back to Africa. A man may soon be deported back to Kenya, Africa, for a crime he says he didn't commit. He claims his civil rights were violated by the Jefferson County judicial system.
A woman who was injured at a washeteria when a chair collapsed was unable to attend the trial set to begin on March 28, causing the judge to accept a Motion for Summary Judement.
An inmate convicted of sexual assault is suing the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for 10 years of back wages for labor he performed while incarcerated, claiming the prison subjected him to slavery.
A man who fell off a pickup truck while unloading cargo and landed on the deck of a ship is invoking the Jones Act and suing his employers.
A Beaumont couple filed a lawsuit against Travelers Lloyd of Texas Insurance Co. for fraudulently denying full coverage to their residence which was damaged during Hurricane Rita.