News Service Oct. 1, 2007, 5:40am
AUSTINÃ¯Â¿Â½ Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups across Texas are celebrating Oct. 1-5 as Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week (LAAW), an annual commemoration to call attention to how lawsuit abuse threatens the healthcare system, costs jobs, increases consumer prices and can cripple small businesses.
David Yates Oct. 2, 2007, 9:32am
Bryan Blevins At the request of Provost Umphrey attorney Bryan Blevins, the Texas Occupational Medicine Institute reviewed Clothilde DeJean's medical records and concluded Dejean's "heavy smoking history" combined with asbestos exposure "synergistically" caused her cancer.
News Service Oct. 3, 2007, 5:34am
Judge Bob Wortham Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced the eighth of nine Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships Ã¯Â¿Â½ this one honoring Judge Bob Wortham, who, throughout his distinguished career as a federal prosecutor, district judge and private attorney, has been known as an innovator and legal pioneer whose landmark cases have had national impact.
David Yates Oct. 3, 2007, 12:00pm
Bryan Blevins A plant operator for most of his life, Jack Jones sued and received a settlement for his asbestos-related disease. Now deceased, Jones' benefactor is suing for a "different malignant asbestos-related injury." Jones had an "extensive" cigarette smoking history.