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Crane company sued after worker falls from cab

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 19, 2007, 11:00am

A Jefferson County man filed a personal injury suit on March 9 against a crane company claiming a rusty door caused him to fall from the crane's cab.

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Wave that caused drowning death leads to suit against ship co., pilots

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 20, 2007, 11:00am

Family of fisherman sues Sabine Pilots after tanker's wave causes boat to capsize.

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Doctor, medical center sued when woman dies after gastric surgery

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 20, 2007, 11:24am

The family of a Chambers County woman filed a health care liability claim against a local doctor and hospital after the woman died following a gastric bypass procedure.

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Wrongful death suit says docs ignored heart attack

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont and two local neurosurgeons have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a Vidor woman who claim the staff failed to respond when the woman suffered a heart attack.

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Exxon Mobil sued over benzene exposure

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 21, 2007, 12:00pm

A local refinery worker has filed suit against Exxon Mobil for leukemia he claims was the result of exposure to benzene.

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Injured seaman seeks $1 million from tugboat owner

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 22, 2007, 11:00am

A merchant sailor injured on board a tugboat has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the ship's owner.

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Wainwright estate sues for asbestos exposure

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 23, 2007, 10:00am

Bryan Blevins The estate of Voight C. Wainwright filed an asbestos suit against 42 defendant corporations in Jefferson County District Court March 2, claiming his disease was wrongfully caused.

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Unlike Texas, Illinois jury finds Merck not liable

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 27, 2007, 10:00am

Mikal Watts A jury in Madison County, Ill., returned a verdict in favor of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. on March 27, rejecting a plaintiff's claim that a woman's fatal heart attack was caused by taking Vioxx.

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Study shows tort costs total more than 2 percent of GDP

Rob Luke Mar. 27, 2007, 11:00am

SAN FRANCISCO -- The economic cost of lawsuits on the United States economy towers over the amount spent federally on disease prevention and homeland security, according to a study released today.

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Hardin County man sues Bausch & Lomb, Wal-Mart for eye infection

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 27, 2007, 12:00pm

William Coffey A Hardin County man has filed a lawsuit against several defendants over an eye infection he claims was caused by ReNu contact solution.

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Man cuts off fingers, sues church

David Yates Mar. 27, 2007, 12:00pm

John Davis Coleman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Christian Life Community Church Mid-County on March 23 in Jefferson County District Court.

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House member proposes list of frivolous suits

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 27, 2007, 12:00pm

State Rep. Richard Raymond A South Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require courts to report the number of frivolous lawsuits filed each year.

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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.

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Supreme Court judge worked both sides to reclaim legal fees

Rob Luke Mar. 28, 2007, 9:42am

Justice Nathan Hecht AUSTIN -- A watchdog group wants to know who gave Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht the money to pay the legal fees he incurred fighting a misconduct sanction.

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Business, bureaucrats hope lawmakers trump Abbott's SSN rule

Rob Luke Mar. 28, 2007, 9:55am

Attorney General Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas's public-record keepers might soon be off the hook from a controversial identity-theft ruling issued last month by Attorney General Greg Abbott.

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