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.
Gilbert Adams III A locomotive engineer for Union Pacific Railroad Co. for most of his career, Michael Dromgoogle says he now suffers from severe back problems. He is suing the railway for "failing to provide ergonomic seats."
Arnold & Itkin Seaman Sylvester Maye was thrown into the water and injured when the vessel he was serving on, the M/V Galveston Bay, capsized.
MARSHALL -- Shopping for two 27-inch televisions at a Tyler Best Buy store, Sam Fisher found what he wanted on a high shelf that he could not reach.
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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.
A quartet of Motiva Enterprises employees are claiming they were negligently exposed to sulfuric acid while working at the local plant.
Teresa Sartor is suing a Port Arthur physician, Dr. Jacquin Coombs, for complications following a hysterectomy.
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.
Jarvis Mayfield was shot to death two years ago at the Prince Hall Village Apartments in Port Arthur, a murder still unsolved by the Port Arthur Police Department.
Reed Morgan MARSHALL -- Last year former railroad worker James Smith sued Union Pacific, seeking more than $2 million as compensation for exposure to the toxic chemicals he blames for his leukemia.
On the surface,laundry doesn't appear to be an occupational hazard. However, a retired plumber is claiming his on the job asbestos exposure inadvertently contaminated his wife, causing her untimely death.
Michael Lindsay Charles McCray is suing Newberry Properties, Ltd. for "failing to replace a banister within a reasonable time." McCray was injured when he fell off some steps adjoining the absent banister.
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.
As a lawyer who represented companies on both sides of trademark infringement cases, I understand why trademarks can be so vital to a business.
A former West Brook High School student claims to have been forced to withdraw from school after administrators blamed the student for participating in a controversial game that was played after school hours and away from school property.
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MARSHALL -- Although previous attempts at settlement negotiations were unsuccessful, Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven was able to achieve mediation magic in the flying carpet litigation at a conference held on Sept. 25.
Clay Dugas Orange County resident David Hinds has filed a deceptive trade practices lawsuit against Parker Lumber and Jeld-Wen Inc. He claims the $20,000 weather resistant doors he purchased rotted.
Orig. Filing Date: 09/27/2007 Certificate #: 71426