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Asbestos supervisor sues Motiva after fire erupts, Brent Coon handling case

David Yates Aug. 18, 2017, 9:48am

BEAUMONT – An asbestos supervisor is suing Motiva Enterprises for injuries he suffered after a fire erupted.

Deion Sanders fails to appear at hearing regarding Prime Prep Academy

Dee Thompson Aug. 18, 2017, 9:14am

DALLAS – Legal woes continue for Deion Sanders long after the school he founded, Prime Prep Academy, closed its doors in 2015.

Johnson & Johnson seeks to have federal judge banned from bellwether trial

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 9:13am

NEW ORLEANS – Johnson & Johnson has petitioned the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to remove a federal court judge from adjudicating over a fourth bellwether trial stemming from a dispute involving metal-on-metal hip implants that have already cost the company nearly $1 billion in judgment payouts.

Dallas firm Baron & Budd files class again against Wells Fargo over auto insurance charges

Denise Royal Aug. 18, 2017, 9:12am

SAN FRANCISCO – A new federal lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court by a Dallas law firm is accusing troubled bank Wells Fargo of racketeering violations and fraud in relation to auto loans.

Court of appeals tosses medical negligence against University of North Texas

Angela Underwood Aug. 18, 2017, 9:11am

FORT WORTH – The Texas 2nd Court of Appeals has reversed a decision denying University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNT) motion to dismiss a medical negligence claim.

Court rules for enforceable arbitration provision in legal fight between church, Dow Roofing

Angela Underwood Aug. 18, 2017, 9:11am

FORT WORTH – Reversing a trial court’s decision denying arbitration, the Texas 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled both a roofing company and a church entitled to enforceable arbitration provisions can argue their case.

Urseti appeals Austin court's decision to remove Watts as counsel

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 9:08am

SAN ANTONIO – State Sen. Carlos Uresti has appealed the disqualification of his counsel in a fraud case involving claims the current lawmaker was once involved in a Ponzi-like scheme that defrauded a woman who was a client of the litigator.

District Judge Sparks tosses out Texas lawsuit over sanctuary cities

Chandra Lye Aug. 18, 2017, 9:07am

AUSTIN – A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas against municipalities looking to become so-called sanctuary cities.

14 Provost Umphrey attorneys selected to 2018 Best Lawyers in America

David Yates Aug. 17, 2017, 1:01pm

BEAUMONT – Best Lawyers in America has recognized 14 trial lawyers from Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm in its 2018 edition for a successful year representing plaintiffs in their respective legal practices.

Appraisal district faces age discrimination suit from former employee

John Suayan Aug. 17, 2017, 11:16am

HOUSTON – The Colorado County Appraisal District faces a federal lawsuit alleging age discrimination from a former employee.

Beaumont woman seeks damages after fall at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Philip Gonzales Aug. 17, 2017, 7:22am

BEAUMONT – A Beaumont woman alleges she was injured at a hotel because of an unmarked speed bump.

Owner seeks restraining order to keep city of Beaumont from demolishing property

Philip Gonzales Aug. 17, 2017, 7:15am

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County man is seeking to stop the city of Beaumont from demolishing a home.

Patient files suit against Eye Centers of Southeast Texas, others over alleged injuries from surgery

Philip Gonzales Aug. 17, 2017, 7:10am

BEAUMONT – An Orange County woman alleges she has lost vision in one of her eyes because of the actions of a surgeon.

Man claims Chrysler vehicle failed to protect him in crash

Philip Gonzales Aug. 17, 2017, 6:57am

MARSHALL – A Gilmar consumer alleges he was injured in a collision because the vehicle he was driving was defective.

Jason's Deli customer alleges water on floor caused fall, injuries

Philip Gonzales Aug. 17, 2017, 6:02am

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges she was injured at a deli in the city because of a wet floor.

Consumer claims Westside Lexus failed to disclose vehicle had been in accident

Philip Gonzales Aug. 17, 2017, 5:54am

HOUSTON – A Harris County auto dealer is accused of failing to tell a consumer that a vehicle she purchased had been in an accident.

Ninth District Court of Appeals upholds court order in workers’ comp case

David Hutton Aug. 16, 2017, 2:17pm

BEAUMONT – Texas’ 9th District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court order granting summary judgment to the Texas State Office of Risk Management in a workers’ compensation claim case.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Aug. 16, 2017, 2:06pm

MARSHALL DIVISION Aug. 8 TANGELO IP, LLC V. HEB GROCERY COMPANY, LP 2:17-cv-00575-JRG

Jefferson County 60th District Court Docket: September 2017

John Suayan Aug. 16, 2017, 2:03pm

SUSIE RUNNELS, ATTY CANSLER, JASON L vs. BEAUMONT NEW CHINA STAR LLC, ATTY HATFIELD, RICHARD W, NO COUNSEL

Government seeks to seize assets of Dallas attorney in medical equipment fraud case

John Sammon Aug. 16, 2017, 1:55pm

DALLAS – The U.S. government moved to seize the assets of Dallas attorney Tshombe Anderson after Anderson pled guilty Aug. 3 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in a case that also involves four of his family members.