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Stopping a serial suer

News Service May. 2, 2009, 6:59am

There is no absolute right to sue. Keep this in mind as you consider the inane lawsuit exploits of Amy Modica, oft-chronicled on these pages. Just because someone has the time and temperament to flood our local courts with frivolous claims, doesn't mean it should be allowed.

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Bales named new US Attorney for Eastern District

Marilyn Tennissen May. 4, 2009, 6:00am

Bales A former FBI agent is now the top law enforcement officer in East Texas. John Malcolm Bales was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas on May 1.

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Four Star sued after vehicle collision

Kelly Holleran May. 4, 2009, 7:33am

A Port Arthur woman claims she was injured and her vehicle was damaged after it was struck by a Four Star Communications vehicle that allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.

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Red-light runner sued by other driver

Kelly Holleran May. 4, 2009, 7:42am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against two companies and one of its employees, alleging she was injured after the employee failed to stop at a red light.

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Souter stepping down from U.S. SC

John O'Brien May. 4, 2009, 7:46am

Souter WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter has announced his retirement from the Court, giving President Barack Obama the opportunity to pick his successor.

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Three local residents claim injuries due to improper lane change

Kelly Holleran May. 4, 2009, 9:00am

Three Jefferson County residents claim they were seriously injured after a man improperly switched lanes and struck the side of their vehicle.

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Railroad worker sues 13 defendants over leg injuries

Kelly Holleran May. 4, 2009, 9:25am

A Chambers County man says both of his legs were injured while he was working as a production technician for a railroad company.

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Eight in vehicle seek proceeds caused by underinsured driver

Kelly Holleran May. 4, 2009, 9:48am

Eight people say they have failed to collect any money from their insurance company after an underinsured driver struck the vehicle in which they were riding, severely injuring them.

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Employee alleges termination was retaliation for workers' comp claim

Kelly Holleran May. 4, 2009, 10:00am

A Hardin County man has filed suit against Knife River Corp., alleging the company fired him after he was injured and did not show up for work.

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Homeowner blames foreclosure on wreck injuries, sues driver

Kelly Holleran May. 4, 2009, 10:22am

A dump truck operator has filed suit against two companies and one of their employees, alleging his $400,000 home was placed in foreclosure after he was injured in an accident and unable to work.

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Scaffold worker hits head on pipe, sues four companies

Kelly Holleran May. 5, 2009, 4:15am

A worker at a local refinery claims he ruptured two discs in his neck after hitting his head on a pipe while climbing a scaffold

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Federal judge declares Galveston schools finally desegregated

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May. 5, 2009, 4:37am

GALVESTON � A federal judge has declared a local school district desegregated, closing a civil rights lawsuit that has been heard since 1959.

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Seaman sues fishing company after boat capsizes

Kelly Holleran May. 5, 2009, 4:57am

Christopher Bertini An Alabama man is suing the company that owned a boat he was working on when it capsized.

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Secrecy of asbestos trusts critical ally of plaintiff attorneys who run them

Staff Reports May. 5, 2009, 9:30am

Hartley With major American corporations sagging under the weight of billions in asbestos-related lawsuits, Congress set out in 1994 to provide a reasonable way for companies to limit their liability to asbestos victims.

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California judge accuses Texas asbestos firm of playing 'grisly games'

Aricka Flowers May. 5, 2009, 9:32am

Attorney Gary Paul Attorneys across the country are erecting satellite offices in California - and not just because the weather's good in the Golden State.

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Silsbee man says hospital to blame for MRSA infection

Kelly Holleran May. 6, 2009, 5:52am

A Silsbee man has filed suit against Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, alleging he developed ulcers, an infection and pneumonia after his stay at the hospital.

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Suit claims truck driver made illegal turn, caused collision

Kelly Holleran May. 6, 2009, 7:36am

A Smith County man has filed suit against a trucking company and one of its drivers, alleging he was seriously injured after an 18-wheeler hit his vehicle.

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Dugas sues attorneys to collect his share from fee agreement

Kelly Holleran May. 6, 2009, 8:00am

Dugas Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas has filed a suit against attorneys he alleges have shut him out of collecting shared legal fees from a medical malpractice case despite a signed agreement between them.

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Another displeased plaintiff seeks new trial in Floyd's court

David Yates May. 6, 2009, 8:17am

In March, the Record reported on an automobile collision trial in which jurors awarded plaintiff Sherrie Pool $1,500 in damages.

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East Texas man alleges leave for cancer treatment resulted in termination by employer

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau May. 6, 2009, 9:13am

MARSHALL � After being employed by Tyler Roofing Co. for more than 10 years as a residential manager, Jeffrey Harris states he was terminated because he had to miss work to receive cancer treatments.

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