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Former Chevron employee suing for benzene exposure

David Yates Apr. 24, 2007, 11:00am

Keith Hyde Senior citizens Gary and Fern Congram are suing Chevron U.S.A and numerous other petrochemical companies for exposing Gary, Fern's husband, to benzene.

County takes PA to court over housing prisoners

David Yates Apr. 23, 2007, 2:00pm

After nearly three years of fruitless squabbling, Jefferson County finally figured the only way to squeeze any money out of the city of Port Arthur for housing its prisoners was with a litigation grip.

Couple says lender unfairly foreclosed home

David Yates Apr. 23, 2007, 2:00pm

Ronald Benoit and his wife Judith are suing the Never Co., Citi Mortgage and Brian Vogt for unfairly foreclosing on their home and trying to evict them.

Foreclosure filed on Nederland family

David Yates Apr. 23, 2007, 2:00pm

JP Morgan Chase Bank submitted an application for order for foreclosure against Francis and Maria Tran, and their Nederland home, located at 2704 D Ave., Nederland Texas, 77627.

Woman sues for fall at hospital

David Yates Apr. 20, 2007, 5:00am

A local hospital has been sued, not for anything to do with medical care it provides but for an injury on its premises.

Crew member sues ship owner for injury

David Yates Apr. 20, 2007, 5:00am

David Seals, a former crew member aboard the vessel Ocean Champion, is suing his employer, the Diamond Offshore Co. and its subsidiaries, for $75,000 plus.

Bank files foreclosure on Port Arthur home

David Yates Apr. 19, 2007, 12:00pm

LaSalle Bank National Association has filed a home equity foreclosure application on the home of Port Arthur couple, Thomas and Stephanie Lee.

Collision suit may be pitting family against each other

David Yates Apr. 18, 2007, 11:00am

Tom Oxford A recent personal injury lawsuit doesn't specify if the two are related, but Dalila Sanchez is suing Patricio Sanchez for failing to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle.

ATV joy ride leads to amputation, lawsuit

David Yates Apr. 18, 2007, 10:00am

Honda ATV Back on April 17, 2005, two 11-year-old girls joy riding on a Honda ATV were struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of West Maine and Houston Street in China, Texas. Both girls were injured.

60-year employee of DuPont sues for benzene related disease

David Yates Apr. 18, 2007, 8:00am

Keith Hyde The benefactor of a former Dupont De Nemours employee is suing the Jefferson County chemical plant, along with a dozen other oil corporations, for exposing the late Earl Dean Thompson to benzene.

Injury at temporary church leads to suit against funeral home

David Yates Apr. 17, 2007, 4:00pm

Following destruction of their church by Hurricane Rita, members turned to a funeral home for a place to gather for worship and meetings.

Episiotomy delivers doctor to court, settlement reached

David Yates Apr. 16, 2007, 2:00pm

Before the medical malpractice trial of a Jefferson County doctor began on Monday, April 16, prospective jurors were warned the content of the trial -- complications following an episiotomy -- may turn even the strongest of stomachs.

Jury clears PA doctor, but awards $100,000 to girl who's throat caught on fire during surgery

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Ron Rainey Dr. Nabil Ghabrial never stopped caressing his crucifix necklace during his eight-day trial. His prayers were answered on Thursday, April 12, as jurors cleared him of all negligence charges.

PA neighborhood sues Huntsman for noxious gases

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Brock Akers An entire Port Arthur neighborhood has banded together and filed a lawsuit against the chemical plant next door for not abiding by the "good neighbor policy."

Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Thomas and Wan Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

Woman forced into medical retirement claims discrimination

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Gregory Cox of Provost Umphrey Stacey Bratton has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil for being forced to take medical retirement. She is claiming discrimination.

Hamilton sues Allstate for not paying claim

David Yates Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Woman sues Allstate for denying hurricane claim

Shocking experience leads man to file suit

David Yates Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Bolts of electricity coursed through Percy Flannigan's body until his wife could unplug the machine.

Texas Marine sues insurance company for deceptive trade after Rita

David Yates Apr. 10, 2007, 12:00pm

Texas Marine & Brokerage, Inc. is suing the Federal Insurance Co., and a host of other individuals and companies, for "stringing" Texas Marine along after Hurricane Rita damaged its property.

Wycoffs foreclosure filed

David Yates Apr. 10, 2007, 12:00pm

The U.S. Bank Association has filed an application for order for foreclosure with the Jefferson County District Court against John and Ellen Wycoff.