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Priceless Arrogance

News Service Aug. 2, 2009, 2:10am

Special tax break for plaintiffs' attorneys: minimum cost $1.6 billion.


Local man sues insurance company over unpaid accident claim

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 5:57am

A Jefferson County man says his insurance company has refused to pay him after he was involved in an automobile accident with an uninsured motorist.


Father sues insurer over damages for deceased son

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 6:00am

The father of a boy killed in a collision with an alleged drunk driver has filed a lawsuit against his insurance company for denying his claim.


Appeals court reverses default judgment over failure to serve citation

David Yates Aug. 3, 2009, 7:57am

A plaintiff can't neglect to properly serve the defendant with a lawsuit and then collect a default judgment because the defendant failed to respond, a Texas appeals court ruled recently.


Judge Wortham says voters may have been misled, halts South Park destruction

David Yates Aug. 4, 2009, 6:27am

Nostalgic South Park graduates will see their former school stand for at least a few more months, as Judge Bob Wortham has granted the Beaumont Heritage Society's request for a temporary injunction.


Appeals court directs Floyd to transfer $60M oil and gas case to Harris County

David Yates Aug. 4, 2009, 6:49am

Floyd The Ninth District Court of Appeals of Texas granted the transfer to Harris County of a $60 million oil and gas lawsuit which defendants argued was improperly filed in Jefferson County.


Shareholder suit filed against BP over Texas City violations

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 4, 2009, 7:36am

GALVESTON � Repeated environmental violations at BP's Texas City refinery are driving down the value of the company's stock, a shareholder claims in a recently filed lawsuit.


This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts

David Yates Aug. 4, 2009, 9:46am

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, July 21-31, 2009


Greasy spot leads to suit against retailer

David Yates Aug. 4, 2009, 10:16am

Claiming that Wal-Mart negligently allowed grease to accumulate on the floor, Janet Peeples has filed suit against the mega-retailer for a slip and fall incident that occurred two years ago.


Seaman injured in fall from bunk bed claims no one at ship's helm

Kelly Holleran Aug. 4, 2009, 10:23am

A Port Arthur man has filed suit against his former employer, alleging he fell out of his bunk bed while working on a fishing vessel after the boat hit a barge.


Woman in wreck as a child sues driver years later as an adult

Kelly Holleran Aug. 4, 2009, 11:00am

After sustaining injuries in a car wreck as a child, an Orange County resident has filed a lawsuit against the woman driving the car seven years ago.


Discovery request overly broad in Valero appraisal case, appeals court says

David Yates Aug. 4, 2009, 3:28pm

A discovery dispute between Valero Energy and the Jefferson County Appraisal District has been settled by Texas' Ninth District Court of Appeals, as justices reversed a lower court's ruling that the oil company surrender its trade secrets.


Fifth Circuit agrees to rehear Pilgrim's Pride arguments in grower's case

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 5, 2009, 4:22am

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans TEXARKANA, Texas � The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear oral arguments by Pilgrim's Pride Corp. over the court's decision in favor of chicken growers.


Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

David Yates Aug. 5, 2009, 5:26am

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, July 30-Aug. 3, 2009


Texas Times: How Early Texans Beat the Heat

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Aug. 5, 2009, 5:40am

Texans are no strangers to hot summers. This year's record temperatures, however, are causing even the most seasoned Texans to find creative ways to beat the heat.


Legally Speaking: You're In Contempt

John G. Browning Aug. 5, 2009, 5:45am

It's a phrase you're bound to hear at one point or another in any legal drama or courtroom thriller: "You're in contempt!" But what does being held in contempt of court really mean, and just what are the lengths to which it can be taken?


Rig worker sues four companies over injury from falling flange

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 5, 2009, 5:52am

MARSHALL � During routine maintenance on an oil rig near Stockman, a flange fell from a crane severely injuring a maintenance worker.


Woman sues Burger King after biting into rock inside burger

David Yates Aug. 5, 2009, 5:56am

While chowing down on a Whooper, Tabatha Clifton claims she shattered a molar when she bit down on a rock in the burger.


Professor seeks only $1 and chance to speak to board from lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 5, 2009, 6:00am

GALVESTON � A College of the Mainland professor and his wife are suing the school and its board of trustees in federal court for $1 for infringing on their First Amendment rights.


24 companies named in suit over man's asbestos exposure

Kelly Holleran Aug. 5, 2009, 6:26am

Blevins The representative of a deceased man's estate has filed a suit against 24 defendant corporations, alleging the man died from mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos during the course of his career.