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Smoker blames asbestos exposure for lung cancer, sues corporations

David Yates Apr. 9, 2007, 2:00pm

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.

PA doctor on trial after girl's throat catches on fire during surgery

David Yates Apr. 9, 2007, 11:00am

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.

Beaumont man sues city after driving into flooded underpass

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 11:00am

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.

Fall from ladder on shrimp boat leads to suit

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 10:00am

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 demands arbitration with Motiva

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 10:00am

ChemTreat, Inc. has filed a petition to compel arbitration against Motiva Enterprises. The water treatment company is claiming Motiva breached its contract.

Couple sues when Farmers refuses claim

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 9:00am

A Beaumont couple is suing Famers Insurance Co. for refusing to pay their claim.

Doc cleared in trial over patient's fall from bed

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 3:00am

A Jefferson County jury found a Port Arthur doctor did nothing wrong by not ordering restraints on an elderly patient.

Benz has four owners in one month, State Farm says it's the rightful owner

David Yates Apr. 4, 2007, 5:00pm

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.

Woman sues Vidor businessman after handicapped son struck

David Yates Apr. 4, 2007, 4:00pm

A Buna woman is suing a Vidor business owner after her handicapped son was hit by a car as he boarded a school bus.

Children say asbestos claimed father's life, charge Texaco

David Yates Apr. 2, 2007, 5:00pm

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.

Lifelong smoker blames asbestos for cancer, sues 43 corporations

David Yates Apr. 2, 2007, 5:00pm

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.

Woman sues DuPont, says company exposed her benefactor to benzene

David Yates Apr. 2, 2007, 5:00pm

The Beaumont-based law firm Provost and Umphrey is representing a plaintiff exposed to benzene.

Eldridge seeks full insurance claim for businesses damaged during Hurricane Rita

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 11:00am

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.

Woman sues Christus for refusing treatment

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 10:00am

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.

Flanagan files suit over $6 million contract

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 8:00am

Two Texas-based shipping companies are gearing up for a legal battle over a contract worth more than $6 million.

Kenyan man protests deportation

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 3:00am

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.

Plaintiff unable to attend personal injury trial

David Yates Mar. 28, 2007, 12:00pm

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.

Inmate claims he was subjected to slavery, seeks back wages for prison work

David Yates Mar. 28, 2007, 12:00pm

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.

Seaman cites Jones Act in injury case

David Yates Mar. 28, 2007, 10:00am

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.

Beaumont couple sues Travelers for denying hurricane damages claim

David Yates Mar. 27, 2007, 1:00pm

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.